War (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)

Popularity▲ A-Z User Rating Number of Votes US Box Office Runtime Year Release Date Date of Your Rating Your Rating

1917 (2019)

110 min | Drama, War | Post-production

Two young British privates during the First World War are given an impossible mission: deliver a message deep in enemy territory that will stop 1,600 men, and one of the soldier's brothers, from walking straight into a deadly trap.

Director: Sam Mendes | Stars: Andrew Scott, Teresa Mahoney, Benedict Cumberbatch, Richard Madden

Vikings (2013– )

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Vikings transports us to the brutal and mysterious world of Ragnar Lothbrok, a Viking warrior and farmer who yearns to explore - and raid - the distant shores across the ocean.

Stars: Gustaf Skarsgård, Katheryn Winnick, Alexander Ludwig, Travis Fimmel

Votes: 355,246

World on Fire (2019– )

Drama, War

WWII drama centered on the lives of ordinary people affected by the war.

Stars: Jonah Hauer-King, Julia Brown, Zofia Wichlacz, Yrsa Daley-Ward

Votes: 388

Jojo Rabbit (2019)
7.1
52 metascore

Jojo Rabbit (2019)

PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, War

A young boy in Hitler's army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home.

Director: Taika Waititi | Stars: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Scarlett Johansson, Taika Waititi

Votes: 1,106

Catherine the Great (2019– )

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

Story of the greatest tsarina, Catherine the Great and the Hermitage.

Stars: Gina McKee, Rory Kinnear, Aiste Gramantaite, Helen Mirren

Votes: 669

SEAL Team (2017– )

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama, War

The lives of the elite Navy S.E.A.L.s as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions our country can ask.

Stars: David Boreanaz, Max Thieriot, Jessica Paré, Neil Brown Jr.

Votes: 11,881

Midway (2019)

PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Drama, History | Completed

The story of the Battle of Midway, told by the leaders and the sailors who fought it.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Luke Evans, Woody Harrelson, Dennis Quaid

Inglourious Basterds (2009)
8.3
69 metascore

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

R | 153 min | Adventure, Drama, War

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.

Director: Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Eli Roth, Mélanie Laurent

Votes: 1,154,853 | Gross: $120.54M

Apocalypse Now (1979)
8.4
94 metascore

Apocalypse Now (1979)

R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, War

A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Frederic Forrest

Votes: 560,213 | Gross: $83.47M

The King (I) (2019)
6.8
63 metascore

The King (I) (2019)

R | 140 min | Biography, Drama, History

Hal, wayward prince and heir to the English throne, is crowned King Henry V after his tyrannical father dies. Now the young king must navigate palace politics, the war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life.

Director: David Michôd | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Timothée Chalamet, Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton

Votes: 567

Band of Brothers (2001)

TV-MA | 594 min | Action, Drama, History

The story of Easy Company of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division, and their mission in World War II Europe, from Operation Overlord, through V-J Day.

Stars: Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston, Shane Taylor

Votes: 334,369

Wonder Woman (2017)
7.4
76 metascore

Wonder Woman (2017)

PG-13 | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, Diana, an Amazonian warrior in training, leaves home to fight a war, discovering her full powers and true destiny.

Director: Patty Jenkins | Stars: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Lucy Davis

Votes: 503,022 | Gross: $412.56M

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
8.1
71 metascore

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

R | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

World War II American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer

Votes: 380,225 | Gross: $67.21M

300 (2006)
7.7
52 metascore

300 (2006)

R | 117 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

King Leonidas of Sparta and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham, Dominic West

Votes: 700,586 | Gross: $210.61M

Official Secrets (2019)
7.3
64 metascore

Official Secrets (2019)

R | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

The true story of a British whistleblower who leaked information to the press about an illegal NSA spy operation designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Katherine Kelly, Ralph Fiennes

Votes: 1,501 | Gross: $0.40M

Dunkirk (2017)
7.9
94 metascore

Dunkirk (2017)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, History

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy

Votes: 483,298 | Gross: $188.37M

Saving Private Ryan (1998)
8.6
91 metascore

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

R | 169 min | Drama, War

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.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns

Votes: 1,136,803 | Gross: $216.54M

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
6.5
47 metascore

Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)

R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

John Rambo is released from prison by the government for a top-secret covert mission to the last place on Earth he'd want to return - the jungles of Vietnam.

Director: George P. Cosmatos | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Charles Napier, Steven Berkoff

Votes: 142,982 | Gross: $150.42M

M*A*S*H (1972–1983)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Drama, War

The staff of an Army hospital in the Korean War find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation.

Stars: Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr

Votes: 47,437

Resurrection: Ertugrul (2014– )

120 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The heroic story of Ertugrul Ghazi, the father of Osman (Uthman) who founded the Ottoman Empire.

Stars: Engin Altan Düzyatan, Hülya Darcan, Cengiz Coskun, Nurettin Sönmez

Votes: 18,711

Overlord (2018)
6.7
60 metascore

Overlord (2018)

R | 110 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

A small group of American soldiers find horror behind enemy lines on the eve of D-Day.

Director: Julius Avery | Stars: Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier, Pilou Asbæk

Votes: 65,546 | Gross: $21.70M

The Tudors (2007–2010)

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama, History, Romance

A dramatic series about the reign and marriages of King Henry VIII.

Stars: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Anthony Brophy, James Frain

Votes: 63,835

Braveheart (1995)
8.3
68 metascore

Braveheart (1995)

R | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History

When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Angus Macfadyen

Votes: 905,058 | Gross: $75.60M

War Dogs (2016)
7.1
57 metascore

War Dogs (2016)

R | 114 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime

Loosely based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a three hundred million dollar contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.

Director: Todd Phillips | Stars: Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Steve Lantz, Gregg Weiner

Votes: 159,291 | Gross: $43.02M

Malena (2000)
7.5
54 metascore

Malena (2000)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Amidst the war climate, a teenage boy discovering himself becomes love-stricken by Malèna, a sensual woman living in a small, narrow-minded Italian town.

Director: Giuseppe Tornatore | Stars: Monica Bellucci, Giuseppe Sulfaro, Luciano Federico, Matilde Piana

Votes: 81,893 | Gross: $3.43M

The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot (2018)
5.6
51 metascore

The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot (2018)

Not Rated | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

A legendary American war veteran is recruited to hunt a mythical creature.

Director: Robert D. Krzykowski | Stars: Sam Elliott, Aidan Turner, Caitlin FitzGerald, Ron Livingston

Votes: 6,776

Darkest Hour (2017)
7.4
75 metascore

Darkest Hour (2017)

PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Drama, History

In May 1940, the fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn

Votes: 143,304 | Gross: $56.47M

Full Metal Jacket (1987)
8.3
76 metascore

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

R | 116 min | Drama, War

A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio, Adam Baldwin

Votes: 623,124 | Gross: $46.36M

Spartacus (1960)
7.9
87 metascore

Spartacus (1960)

PG-13 | 197 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

The slave Spartacus leads a violent revolt against the decadent Roman Republic.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons, Charles Laughton

Votes: 115,282 | Gross: $30.00M

The Last Full Measure (2020)

110 min | Drama, War | Completed

Thirty-four years after his death, Airman William H. Pitsenbarger, Jr. ("Pits") is awarded the nation's highest military honor, for his actions on the battlefield.

Director: Todd Robinson | Stars: Bradley Whitford, Samuel L. Jackson, Sebastian Stan, William Hurt

Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Horror, War

In World War II Italy, four fascist libertines round up nine adolescent boys and girls and subject them to one hundred and twenty days of physical, mental and sexual torture.

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Paolo Bonacelli, Giorgio Cataldi, Umberto Paolo Quintavalle, Aldo Valletti

Votes: 49,375

Pearl Harbor (2001)
6.2
44 metascore

Pearl Harbor (2001)

PG-13 | 183 min | Action, Drama, History

A tale of war and romance mixed in with history. The story follows two lifelong friends and a beautiful nurse who are caught up in the horror of an infamous Sunday morning in 1941.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett, William Lee Scott

Votes: 296,519 | Gross: $198.54M

Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
8.2
98 metascore

Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

R | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, War

In the Falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.

Director: Guillermo del Toro | Stars: Ivana Baquero, Ariadna Gil, Sergi López, Maribel Verdú

Votes: 581,451 | Gross: $37.63M

Tolkien (2019)
6.8
48 metascore

Tolkien (2019)

PG-13 | 112 min | Biography, Drama, War

The formative years of the orphaned author J.R.R. Tolkien as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school.

Director: Dome Karukoski | Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Lily Collins, Colm Meaney, Derek Jacobi

Votes: 16,216 | Gross: $4.54M

Rambo III (1988)
5.8
36 metascore

Rambo III (1988)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

Rambo mounts a one-man mission to rescue his friend Colonel Trautman from the clutches of the formidable invading Soviet forces in Afghanistan.

Director: Peter MacDonald | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Marc de Jonge, Kurtwood Smith

Votes: 113,087 | Gross: $53.72M

Les Misérables (2012)
7.6
63 metascore

Les Misérables (2012)

PG-13 | 158 min | Drama, History, Musical

In 19th-century France, Jean Valjean, who for decades has been hunted by the ruthless policeman Javert after breaking parole, agrees to care for a factory worker's daughter. The decision changes their lives forever.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried

Votes: 290,049 | Gross: $148.81M

Fury (2014)
7.6
64 metascore

Fury (2014)

R | 134 min | Action, Drama, War

A grizzled tank commander makes tough decisions as he and his crew fight their way across Germany in April, 1945.

Director: David Ayer | Stars: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña

Votes: 390,218 | Gross: $85.82M

Black Hawk Down (2001)
7.7
74 metascore

Black Hawk Down (2001)

R | 144 min | Drama, History, War

160 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.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, Eric Bana

Votes: 344,612 | Gross: $108.64M

The Pianist (2002)
8.5
85 metascore

The Pianist (2002)

R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, Music

A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Emilia Fox

Votes: 660,453 | Gross: $32.57M

Tropic Thunder (2008)
7.0
71 metascore

Tropic Thunder (2008)

R | 107 min | Action, Comedy, War

Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying.

Director: Ben Stiller | Stars: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Kahn

Votes: 356,859 | Gross: $110.52M

A Hidden Life (2019)
7.4
76 metascore

A Hidden Life (2019)

PG-13 | 173 min | Biography, Drama, War

The Austrian Blessed Franz Jägerstätter, a conscientious objector, refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: August Diehl, Valerie Pachner, Michael Nyqvist, Matthias Schoenaerts

Votes: 650

The Aftermath (II) (2019)
6.3
43 metascore

The Aftermath (II) (2019)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance, War

Post World War II, a British colonel and his wife are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German who previously owned the house.

Director: James Kent | Stars: Keira Knightley, Ned Wills, Pandora Colin, Jason Clarke

Votes: 9,404 | Gross: $1.62M

The Deer Hunter (1978)
8.1
86 metascore

The Deer Hunter (1978)

R | 183 min | Drama, War

An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania.

Director: Michael Cimino | Stars: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale, John Savage

Votes: 289,268 | Gross: $48.98M

Casablanca (1942)
8.5
100 metascore

Casablanca (1942)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War

A cynical American expatriate struggles to decide whether or not he should help his former lover and her fugitive husband escape French Morocco.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains

Votes: 485,392 | Gross: $1.02M

Rome (2005–2007)

TV-MA | 90 min | Action, Drama, History

A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker, Kerry Condon

Votes: 143,892

The Patriot (2000)
7.2
63 metascore

The Patriot (2000)

R | 165 min | Action, Drama, History

Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson, Jason Isaacs

Votes: 240,670 | Gross: $113.33M

Atonement (2007)
7.8
85 metascore

Atonement (2007)

R | 123 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a thirteen-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Brenda Blethyn, Saoirse Ronan

Votes: 231,850 | Gross: $50.93M

The Last Ship (2014–2018)

TV-14 | 60 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

The crew of a naval destroyer is forced to confront the reality of a new existence when a pandemic kills off most of the earth's population.

Stars: Eric Dane, Adam Baldwin, Charles Parnell, Travis Van Winkle

Votes: 51,568

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
8.0
92 metascore

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Approved | 170 min | Drama, Romance, War

Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews, Fredric March, Teresa Wright

Votes: 54,023 | Gross: $23.65M

American Sniper (2014)
7.3
72 metascore

American Sniper (2014)

R | 133 min | Action, Biography, Drama

Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle's (Bradley Cooper's) pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner, Cole Konis

Votes: 408,682 | Gross: $350.13M

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