War movies by themes
War movies by themes

Top aircraft carrier movies

aircraft carrier movies war movies

Aircraft carriers changed the face of the conflicts since World War II - the armors and big guns were no longer the most important in naval war....

Top aircraft movies

aircraft movies war movies

During World War 1 planes made their debut as warfare - from simply reconnaissance missions they were adapted to drop bomb on enemies, fight with other planes, transport messages. Durign World War 2 the air support and air superiority became key factor in many battles....

Top ambush movies

ambush movies war movies

Ambush is the oldest strategy to weaken the enemy - especially when he has the advantage. Well performed ambush not only helps to trap enemy, but also to undermine his morale....

Top artillery movies

artillery movies war movies

Artillery brings the fear to the enemy - it was the first weapon that was able to wound or kill several people at the same time. During Antiquity and Middle Ages they were used during siege of castles or cities, later they were supporting the infantry, but since World War I the artillery became a separate force that not only support other forces, b...

Top bombardment movies

bombardment movies war movies

Bombs (either dropped from planes or from artillery) are always great danger not only for soldiers on the line of front, but also for civilians, who could become accidental victims....

Top bunker movies

bunker movies war movies

Bunkers were developed during the 19th century as a kind of fortress often separated from main strongpoints. They were built where the main offensive was expected, but due to high cost or natural conditions made building the whole fortress impossible. They could be used as defense strongpoints, but also can protect the headquarters from air or arti...

Top castle movies

castle movies war movies

Castles were not only military centres in Middle Ages, but also were gathering the trade and providing support for any growth of knowledge....

Top cavalry movies

cavalry movies war movies

For centuries cavalry was the main force in any army - speed, mobility, power - they were putting fear in the hearts of enemies....

Top commandos movies

commandos movies war movies

Commandos are elite within the army - they get the worst and most dangerous tasks there are because they are traines to overcome all the obstacles....

Top concentration camp movies

concentration camp movies war movies

Contrary to common belief Germans did not invented the concentration camps - actually British were the first to use them during Boer Wars between 1900 and 1902. Of course previously similar concepts were used by Russian, Spanish and other nations, but British were the first to use them on large scale and turn refugee camps into camps, where Boer in...

Top convoy movies

convoy movies war movies

Sea convoys during World War II made it possible for Britain and Russia to keep fighting Germans. The sailors that were running the convoys were put under unbelievable strains - U-boats, planes, warships were trying to stop them....

Top courtroom movies

courtroom movies war movies

Courtroom dramas rarely mix with war theme, but some of the most important war movies depict the court-martial trials....

Top covert operations movies

covert operations movies war movies

Covert operations takes place when the target of the mission is out of reach for conventional forces or special forces and the only way to reach it is desguise agents so they could operate among civilians or enemy forces. Often the covert actions are aimed to keep the author of attack unknown, which allows countries to remain anonymous....

Top desert movies

desert movies war movies

Deserts were always challenge during the conflicts - lack of water, food, cover plus difficult weather conditions....

Top dogfight movies

dogfight movies war movies

Clash of two fighters - the highlight of all aerial conflicts, where every detail of plane construction and pilots training does matter....

Top fantasy movies

fantasy movies war movies

Fantasy is often linked with trolls, wizards, knights and magic, but some of the fantasy production have great value as war movies. Afterall many of them are based on medieval tales and medieval reality....

Top fortress movies

fortress movies war movies

Fortress is now almost obsolete way to protect the vital points. They became obsolete during World War II, when parachute troops proved that stationary stronghold cannot defend itself....

Top helicopter movies

helicopter movies war movies

Helicopters revolutionised the way soldiers are being deployed on battlefield or retrieved from it. Helicopters can land almost everywhere or drop soldiers on lines, they can carry supplies or pick up wounded and take out of the battlezone....

Top infantry movies

infantry movies war movies

The only thing that never changes in the history of conflicts is that you just canít win without infantry. Tanks, ships, aircrafts are great, but the infantry will occupy the land, there is no substitution for infantry....

Top jungle movies

jungle movies war movies

Jungle is the one of the most unfriendly environments that people fight in - the nature is often more dangerous than other men....

Top knights movies

knights movies war movies

Back in Middle Ages knights were the elite of each army - knight riding horse and wearing armor was not only a soldier, but almost equivalent of a tank....

Top landing movies

landing movies war movies

Airborne or amphibious landing operations were usually the breaking points of conflicts....

Top last stand movies

last stand movies war movies

Every commander preparing to defend his position has to have alternative plan for different scenarios, but all of them need to know their last stand - the position behind which they canít retreat....

Top mercenaries movies

mercenaries movies war movies

Mercenaries are soldiers that are hired to fight and has no personal reasons to join the war. Mercenaries are being used since the dawn of human civilization - for them it was the way of life....

Top military base movies

military base movies war movies

The concept of barracks as a specialized place where the soldiers would train their profession isnít new - even ancient people realized that specialization is needed to provide good defence for their countries. With time the barracks had to grew together with the development of new kinds of weapon....

Top mystery movies

mystery movies war movies

Mystery isnít often used theme in war movies, but when it is usually the whole project gains really a lot....

Top naval battle movies

naval battle movies war movies

Naval battles always are spectacular, since warships are the biggest fighting equipment there is - in past huge galleons, later steel battleships and since World War 2 aircraft carriers....

Top navy movies

navy movies war movies

Navy is often in the background of the conflict, but without them many of the turning points in history would not be possible....

Top paratroopers movies

paratroopers movies war movies

Paratroopers are different from the rest of the army - usually they canít count on artillery support, tanks support, they are alone in the middle of the enemy territory....

Top partisans movies

partisans movies war movies

Partisans and guerillas fight without uniforms, without heavy armor and without army supplies....

Top political movies

political movies war movies

Politics often starts the wars, sometimes ends them and often the politicians makes the wars the hell on earth....

Top POW camp movies

POW camp movies war movies

Were thereís a war, thereís a prisoners of war (POW) camps. At least since the Geneva Convention....

Top raid movies

raid movies war movies

Military raids may have different objectives - from attack on military or civilian objects, reconnaisance mission, rescue mission or even assasination mission. They are the ultimate precise tool in every battleplan....

Top reconnaissance movies

reconnaissance movies war movies

Reconnaissance is the vital element in every war campaign - without knowledge where is the enemy it is very easy to be drawn into ambush or attack the wrong part of the enemy lines....

Top resistance movies

resistance movies war movies

Resistance groups, especially during World War 2, had their part in the victory of Allies - French, Polish, Dutch, Norwegian - all made the efforts of Allies easier by providing informations, sabotage German army, help prisoners of war or shot down pilots....

Top science fiction movies

science fiction movies war movies

Science fiction often takes war as a metaphor, as an allegory or just medium to reaveal what is inside of the people....

Top siege movies

siege movies war movies

Almost every conlflict had at some point a siege - in medieval times the siege of the rival castle was most important part of the fight....

Top sniper movies

sniper movies war movies

Snipers play a very special role in the army - they usually donít have much firepower nor cause much damage to enemy force, but their power is psychology. Germanís invented the doctrine that is being used by the modern armies - snipers are being used to slow enemy down by eliminating officers or simply threaten the infantry. They shoot from hidden ...

Top space wars movies

space wars movies war movies

In early 20th century science fiction authors were predicting that by the beginning of 21st century we all be flying to the Moon for breakfast and to Mars for dinner. Well, nothing of it become truth, but science fiction still shows us how the future wars might look like and most probably they will take place in the outer space....

Top special forces movies

special forces movies war movies

The concept of special forces is actually quite old - ancient assassins, Japanese ninja warriors - they were all based on the same idea of elite force able to deal with very specific and often dangerous tasks. Special forces may attack particular targets and support major operations, but canít replace the conventional forces....

Top spy movies

spy movies war movies

Spies and military intelligence take vital part in any conflict - from sending enemy strength, positions, movement, to the sabotage actions and undermining enemy morale....

Top submarine movies

submarine movies war movies

Submarines in military service were used for the first time as early as 1775, but until 20th century they were merely novelties, the technology testers that had not much value for the navy. Of course their capability of stealth movement were perfect for reconnaisance missions - they could have just enter the enemy port and leave it without being sp...

Top tank movies

tank movies war movies

World War II brought tanks into spotlight as the main power in land operations. Their firepower, armors, agility and versatility made the trenches practically obsolete....

Top trenches movies

trenches movies war movies

Trenches were the main idea for the World War I - well hidden soldiers were suppose to be safe. But the dirt, mug, rats and artillery bombardment proved this theory wrong. Also at one point the soldiers would have to leave the trenches and attack the enemy... well hidden in their trenches....

Top urban warfare movies

urban warfare movies war movies

Urban warfare is one of the most deadly kinds of fights during the war - the enemy could be in every room of every building within area....

Top winter movies

winter movies war movies

Winter causes many problems for soldiers - snow that slows everybody down, cold winds, poor light, lack of cover from trees - everything makes it hard to survive....