Most Popular War Feature Films
As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. Dir: Steven Spielberg With: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn Biography | Drama | History | War 150 mins.
King Leonidas and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C. Dir: Zack Snyder With: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham Action | Fantasy | History | War 117 mins.
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same. Dir: Quentin Tarantino With: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth Adventure | Drama | War 153 mins.
A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals. Dir: Peter Berg With: Alexander Skarsgård, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi | Thriller | War 131 mins.
Saving Private Ryan
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action. Dir: Steven Spielberg With: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore Action | Drama | War 169 mins.
In Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazis. Dir: Steven Spielberg With: Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley Biography | Drama | History | War 195 mins.
As the Allies sweep across Germany, Lore leads her siblings on a journey that exposes them to the truth of their parents' beliefs. An encounter with a mysterious refugee forces Lore to rely on a person she has always been taught to hate. Dir: Cate Shortland With: Saskia Rosendahl, Kai-Peter Malina, Nele Trebs Drama | Thriller | War 109 mins.
The Great Escape
Allied POWs plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II. Dir: John Sturges With: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough Adventure | Drama | History | Thriller | War 172 mins.
In the fascist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world. Dir: Guillermo del Toro With: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López Drama | Fantasy | War 118 mins.
During the U.S.-Viet Nam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe. Dir: Francis Ford Coppola With: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall Drama | War 153 mins.
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier whom tried to rape her, a commoner begins a revolt and leads Scottish warriors against the cruel English tyrant who rules Scotland with an iron-fist. Dir: Mel Gibson With: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan Action | Biography | Drama | History | War 177 mins.
A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II. Dir: Roman Polanski With: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay Biography | Drama | History | War 150 mins.
Full Metal Jacket
A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow Marine recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting set in 1968 in Hue, Vietnam. Dir: Stanley Kubrick With: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio Drama | War 116 mins.
The Hurt Locker
Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb. Dir: Kathryn Bigelow With: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty Drama | Thriller | War 131 mins.
A demystified take on the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Dir: Antoine Fuqua With: Clive Owen, Stephen Dillane, Keira Knightley Action | Adventure | Drama | History | War 126 mins.
Black Hawk Down
123 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis. Dir: Ridley Scott With: Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore Drama | History | War 144 mins.
Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and to the front lines as the war rages on. Dir: Steven Spielberg With: Jeremy Irvine, Emily Watson, David Thewlis Drama | War 146 mins.
Kingdom of Heaven
Balian of Ibelin travels to Jerusalem during the crusades of the 12th century, and there he finds himself as the defender of the city and its people. Dir: Ridley Scott With: Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Liam Neeson Action | Adventure | Drama | History | War 144 mins.
Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications. Dir: Michael Curtiz With: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid Drama | Romance | War 102 mins.
Life Is Beautiful
A Jewish man has a wonderful romance with the help of his humour, but must use that same quality to protect his son in a Nazi death camp. Dir: Roberto Benigni, Rod Dean With: Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini Comedy | Drama | Romance | War 116 mins.
Traudl Junge, the final secretary for Adolf Hitler, tells of the Nazi dictator's final days in his Berlin bunker at the end of WWII. Dir: Oliver Hirschbiegel With: Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Ulrich Matthes Biography | Drama | History | War 156 mins.
Act of Valor
An elite team of Navy SEALs embark on a covert mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent. Dir: Mike McCoy, Scott Waugh With: Alex Veadov, Roselyn Sanchez, Nestor Serrano Action | Thriller | War 110 mins.
Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a 13-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit. Based on the British romance novel by Ian McEwan. Dir: Joe Wright With: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Brenda Blethyn Drama | Mystery | Romance | War 123 mins.
A young recruit in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man. Dir: Oliver Stone With: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe Action | Drama | War 120 mins.
Pearl Harbor follows the story of two best friends, Rafe and Danny, and their love lives as they go off to join the war. Dir: Michael Bay With: Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett Action | Drama | Romance | War 183 mins.