Highest-Rated Movies about 'Soldier', Sort by Popularity


A Fistful of Dollars (1964), Home of the Brave (1949), The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), Grand Illusion (1937), Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972), The Cranes Are Flying (1957), No End in Sight (2007), Ashes and Diamonds (1958) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best Soldier movies.


A Fistful of Dollars (1964)

Sergio Leone's classic about a mysterious drifter's involvement with warring factions in a Mexican border town.

mercenary, sheriff, criminal, brother, soldier, hostage, cool

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Home of the Brave (1949)

A World War II psychiatrist (Jeff Corey) treats a black soldier paralyzed from the hips down from years of mental anguish and prejudice.

psychiatrist, soldier, veteran, emotional, intense, south pacific, doctor's office

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The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

A Boer War subaltern (Roger Livesey) becomes a World War II colonel, with three lovers (Deborah Kerr) along the way.

soldier, major general, teacher, nurse, nazi, gripping, melodramatic

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Grand Illusion (1937)

World War I French fliers (Pierre Fresnay, Jean Gabin) become captives of a German aristocrat (Erich von Stroheim) who considers one of them his equal.

captain, soldier, captor, widow, powerful, amusing, touching

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Aguirre: The Wrath of God (1972)

Power-mad Aguirre (Klaus Kinski) leads an ill-fated raft party from Pizarro's 16th-century Amazon expedition.

conquistador, daughter, soldier, native, intense, brutal, gripping

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The Cranes Are Flying (1957)

A Moscow girl (Tatyana Samoylova) loves a World War II soldier (Aleksey Batalov) but marries a pianist.

woman, soldier, cousin, father, brooding, melodramatic, touching

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No End in Sight (2007)

This documentary film takes a critical look at the American invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the war that followed. The film includes extensive interviews with various military and government officials, many of whom worked under President George W. Bush during the beginning of the Iraq war. Filmmaker Charles Ferguson uses these first-hand accounts to suggest that the Bush administration, as well as the provisional government they instated in Iraq, have made crucial, irresponsible errors.

george w. bush, donald rumsfeld, politician, dick cheney, soldier, fascinating, uneasy

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Ashes and Diamonds (1958)

A Communist commandant finds himself surrounded by the Polish resistance during the closing days of World War II.

assassin, soldier, commanding officer, barmaid, son, hotel desk clerk, dark

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Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)

Preston Sturges' satire about a sickly soldier discharged from duty and mistaken for a war hero when he returns home.

good guy, soldier, mother, girlfriend, mayor, playful, charming

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Foxtrot (2017)

A knock on the door leads to unfathomable grief as a man and his wife learn that their son died in the line of duty as a soldier.

parent, soldier, israeli soldier, bleak, melodramatic, outpost, checkpoint

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Regret to Inform (1999)

At the age of 24, American director Barbara Sonneborn lost her husband in the Vietnam War. Twenty years after his death, Sonneborn sets out to interview other American and Vietnamese women whose spouses died in the conflict. Along the way she meets a Vietnamese woman who was forced into prostitution during the war, an American woman whose husband died of chemical poisoning years after the conflict ended and a woman who worked as a North Vietnamese spy.

widow, soldier, filmmaker, vietnam vet, vietnamese woman, moving, dark

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The Red and the White (1967)

In this minimalist anti-war film, a faction of Hungarian soldiers on the side of the Russian Red army, led by a determined commander (Jozsef Madaras), fight against the pro-Czar white army in a remote Russian field near a dense wood along the Volga River. As the tide of battle ebbs and flows, a small group of compassionate nurses, including Olga (Krystyna Mikolajevska), do not differentiate between the sides, transporting all wounded soldiers to the nearby wood and treating their injuries.

commander, soldier, nurse, hungarian, russian, bleak, emotional

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Marianne (2019)

A famous horror writer discovers that the evil spirit who plagues her dreams is now wreaking havoc.

frenchwoman, fiancé, soldier, blind man, american officer, melodramatic, sad

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Bad Company (1972)

A young man evading the Civil War encounters a conniving drifter and his lawless gang after venturing into the West.

outlaw, soldier, farmer, con artist, sheriff, bleak, thrilling

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A Canterbury Tale (1944)

A U.S. soldier (John Sweet), a British sergeant and a London girl (Sheila Sim) see minor miracles and catch a prude (Eric Portman).

soldier, sergeant, shopkeeper, criminal, lighthearted, suspenseful, amusing

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Wreckers (2011)

A man moves back to his childhood town with his wife to start a family, but a surprise visit from his brother exposes lies from the couple's past.

wife, husband, brother, soldier, intense, emotional, suspenseful

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A Fistful of Dynamite (1971)

A thief and a dynamite-tossing Irish revolutionary inadvertently become embroiled in the Mexican Revolution.

revolutionary, bandit, bank robber, soldier, military officer, prisoner, cool

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King Leopold's Ghost (2006)

Filmmakers Pippa Scott and Oreet Rees document the exploitation of the Congo by Belgium's King Leopold II.

tyrant, slave, explorer, historian, soldier, brutal, frenetic

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After Innocence (2005)

Filmmaker Jessica Sanders interviews seven men who were wrongfully imprisoned until DNA testing set them free.

innocent man, ex-convict, activist, cop, soldier, father, gripping

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The Mouse That Roared (1959)

The field marshal, prime minister and grand duchess (Peter Sellers) of Fenwick declare war on the United States.

prime minister, guard, american, soldier, duchess, witty, winsome

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Witnesses (2003)

A detective and a journalist (Alma Prica) investigate the murder of a Serb living in a Croatian town.

gunman, soldier, daughter, police detective, widow, brother, bleak

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Manborg (2011)

A mad scientist turns a dead soldier (Matthew Kennedy) into a heroic cyborg.

savior, mad scientist, soldier, thrilling, hell, hope, humanity

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A Screaming Man (2010)

A 60-year-old man in Chad, resentful of his lot in life, can only contribute his son's services to the war effort.

father, son, mother, manager, soldier, disturbing, disheartening

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The Thief (1997)

A widowed Russian (Ekaterina Rednikova) with a young son (Misha Filipchuk) falls for a soldier (Vladimir Mashkov) who turns out to have another identity.

soldier, mother, child, dark, gritty, siberia, hospital

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Forrest Gump (1994)

The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.

son, mother, soldier, friend, love interest, amusing, inspiring

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Blood Stripe (2016)

A Marine sergeant with mental wounds can no longer bottle up her trauma, and a welcome home party provokes her into an explosive outburst. With nowhere to turn, she runs deep into the woods.

soldier, woman, husband, veteran, psychologist, family member, chilling

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Prisoner of the Mountains (1996)

On patrol in the Caucasus mountains, Russian soldiers Vanya (Sergei Bodrov Jr.) and Sacha (Oleg Menshikov) become the prisoners of a Chechen village. Tribal leader Abdul-Murat (Jemal Sikharulidze) is willing to release the pair unharmed in exchange for his son, who is a prisoner in the custody of the Russians. After writing to their mothers with Abdul-Murat's terms, the duo are powerless to do anything but wait for an answer while getting used to life in the village.

russian, soldier, tribal leader, daughter, mother, prisoner, emotional

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Soldier's Girl (2003)

A soldier (Troy Garity) at a Kentucky military base falls in love with a transsexual nightclub performer (Lee Pace).

soldier, commanding officer, drill instructor, friend, drag queen, brutal, emotional

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The Cuckoo (2002)

At the close of Axis-aligned Finland's involvement in World War II, pacifist Finnish soldier Veikko (Ville Haapasalo) is trussed to a wilderness rock formation as punishment for desertion. Nearby, Soviet Capt. Ivan (Viktor Bychkov), en route to his trial for treason, survives the bombing of his transport. Anni (Anni-Kristiina Juuso), a local Sami woman, comes to the aid of both men, and an unlikely relationship is forged as three lonely souls attempt to survive the long winter.

soldier, pacifist, traitor, captain, woman, charming, emotional

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Saving Private Ryan (1998)

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.

captain, soldier, brother, enemy, parachutist, mother, dark

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