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


Chimes at Midnight (1965), Home of the Brave (1949), The Hidden Fortress (1958), The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), Promises (2001), The Lovely Month of May (1963), The War Game (1966), Of Gods and Men (2010) ... Let's take a look at the ranked list of the best War movies.


Chimes at Midnight (1965)

Welles' adaptation of "Falstaff" and other Shakespearean works, chronicling the nobleman's relationship with Henry V.

friend, girlfriend, prince, hostess, wife, brash, cheeky

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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 Hidden Fortress (1958)

Two medieval misfits help a beaten Japanese warlord (Toshirô Mifune) and his princess (Misa Uehara) escape with the royal gold.

general, peasant, princess, wife, young girl, amusing, rousing

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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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Promises (2001)

A glimpse at the Arab-Israeli conflict as seen through the eyes of seven Palestinian and Jewish children.

young boy, young girl, moving, profound, israel, palestine, family home

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The Lovely Month of May (1963)

Actors Yves Montand and Simone Signoret narrate an introduction to springtime in Paris, as described by its citizens.

man, woman, frenchman, engaging, mellow, paris, france

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The War Game (1966)

Filmmaker Peter Watkins envisions the physical devastation and struggle for survival following a nuclear attack on Great Britain.

police officers, firemen, rioters, reporter, doctor, brutal, bleak

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Of Gods and Men (2010)

An order of Trappist monks whose members include Christian (Lambert Wilson) and Luc (Michael Lonsdale) live among the Muslim population in a quiet corner of Algeria. As the country is plunged into civil war in the mid-1990s, the men of God must decide whether to stay among the impoverished residents who have been their neighbors, or flee the encroaching fundamentalist terrorists. The situation that unfolds, based on actual events, has tragic consequences.

monk, doctor, terrorist, muslim, catholic, powerful, tense

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All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone (2016)

Cameras follow investigative journalists as they expose corporate and government deception, following in the footsteps of American journalist I.F. Stone.

journalist, filmmaker, government official, president, corporate stooge, narrator, brash

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Before the Rain (1994)

This acclaimed Macedonian drama presents intersecting romantic storylines set both in that country and abroad. A young monk named Kiril (Grégoire Colin) becomes involved with Zamira (Labina Mitevska), an Albanian girl accused of murder, while far away in London, Aleksander (Rade Serbedzija), a weary photojournalist, meets with his married lover, Anne (Katrin Cartlidge). When Aleksander returns to his Macedonian village, his life crosses paths with characters from earlier in the film.

monk, fugitive, girl, photojournalist, lover, emotional, passionate

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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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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

hobbit, wizard, warrior, elf, dwarf, orc, dark

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Insyriated (2017)

In Damascus, a mother attempts to keep her family safe as war rages and a sniper lies in wait outside her home.

mother, child, neighbor, sniper, family, survivor, bleak

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The Specialist (1999)

When Adolf Eichmann is brought to a tribunal and charged with crimes against humanity, he describes himself as a bureaucrat doing his job. Eichmann, an officer in Hitler's Schutzstaffel, is responsible for planning the transportation and murder of millions of people during the Holocaust. Eyal Sivan's documentary is a meditation on his unthinkable crimes. Using hours of footage from Eichmann's trial, including testimonies from survivors, Sivan paints a frightening picture of a war criminal.

nazi, prosecutor, witness, judge, israeli, officer, somber

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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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Call of Heroes (2016)

The soldiers from a village seek vengeance after a warlord kills innocent people while they are away.

militia member, teacher, student, refugee, governor, murderer, bleak

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Sunflower (1970)

An Italian bride (Sophia Loren) finds her long-lost soldier husband (Marcello Mastroianni) living in Moscow with amnesia and a wife (Lyudmila Saveleva) and daughter.

woman, man, prisoner of war, missing person, lover, melodramatic, emotional

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.

hobbit, wizard, warrior, elf, dwarf, orc, dark

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The Matrix (1999)

A computer hacker learns from mysterious rebels about the true nature of his reality and his role in the war against its controllers.

hero, secret agent, leader, hacker, rebel, robot, dark

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Declaration of War (2011)

The idyllic life of a French couple (Valérie Donzelli, Jérémie Elkaïm) shatters when they learn that their young son has a brain tumor.

son, couple, child, emotional, disco, life, war

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Underground (1995)

A man (Miki Manojlovic) tricks his friend (Lazar Ristovski) and comrades in 1941 Yugoslavia, leaving them hidden in a cellar years after the war has ended.

arms dealer, friend, singer, girlfriend, soldier, refugee, offbeat

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For Sama (2019)

FOR SAMA is both an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war.

mother, husband, daughter, survivor, documentarian, doctor, inspiring

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The Keys of the Kingdom (1944)

Flashbacks tell the story of a priest's devotion to the Roman Catholic Church and those whose lives he enriched while in China.

priest, aunt, mentor, bishop, child, somber, profound

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They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)

A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the war.

soldier, army recruit, british officer, british soldier, british soldiers, german soldier, german troops

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Full Metal Jacket (1987)

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.

marine, journalist, drill instructor, sergeant, photographer, prostitute, dark

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A Man Escaped (1956)

A captured French Resistance fighter during WWII engineers a daunting escape from a Nazi prison in France.

prisoner of war, cellmate, guard, tense, somber, cool, prison

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Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome (2013)

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pilot, woman, mysterious woman, intense, suspenseful, tense, spectacular

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Fuse (2003)

President Bill Clinton's plans to visit to the town of Tesanj, Bosnia-Herzegovina, prompt the alcoholic former police chief Faruk (Enis Beslagic) to hatch a wacky plan to avenge the wartime death of his son.

police chief, son, bill clinton, cop, mobster, alcoholic, dark

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Come and See (1985)

After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet resistance movement against ruthless German forces and experiences the horrors of World War II.

son, girl, peasant, nazi, mother, eerie, dreamy

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