War movies

War movies often show the worts times in the history of human kind, but even in those times the humanity sometimes was able to overcome to gore and horror. Some of the war movies present the soldiers on the front, sometime the civilians that suffer during the war. As someone one said in war there are no atheists - war affects everyone.



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War movies by themes

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....


Tora! Tora! Tora! 1970 war movie

Midway 1976 war movie

Men of the Fighting Lady 1954 war movie


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....


Tora! Tora! Tora! 1970 war movie

Midway 1976 war movie

Battle of Britain 1969 war movie


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....


Band of Brothers 2001 war movie

Saving Private Ryan 1998 war movie

Fury 2014 war movie


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...


Gods and Generals 2003 war movie

The Alamo 2004 war movie

The Pacific 2010 war movie


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....


Tora! Tora! Tora! 1970 war movie

Das Boot 1981 war movie

The Alamo 2004 war movie


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...


Downfall 2004 war movie

Battle of the Bulge 1965 war movie

Hell Is for Heroes 1962 war movie


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


Knights of the Teutonic Order 1960 war movie

Braveheart 1995 war movie

Where Eagles Dare 1968 war movie


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


Zulu Dawn 1979 war movie

The Nest 1974 war movie

Squadron 1992 war movie


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....


The Longest Day 1962 war movie

A Bridge Too Far 1977 war movie

Ice Station Zebra 1968 war movie


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...


Band of Brothers 2001 war movie

SŁskind 2012 war movie

Nuremberg 2000 war movie


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....


Action in the North Atlantic 1943 war movie

Sharks and Little Fish 1957 war movie


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


Paths of Glory 1957 war movie

The Pentagon Wars 1998 war movie

Blackadder Goes Forth 1989 war movie


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....


Apocalypse Now 1979 war movie

The Sea Wolves 1980 war movie

Where Eagles Dare 1968 war movie


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


Cast a Giant Shadow 1966 war movie

Sahara 1943 war movie

Patton 1970 war movie


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


Tora! Tora! Tora! 1970 war movie

Battle of Britain 1969 war movie

Sky Fighters 2005 war movie


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....


The 13th Warrior 1999 war movie

300 2006 war movie

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002 war movie


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....


The Alamo 2004 war movie

Legionnaire 1998 war movie

The 13th Warrior 1999 war movie


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....


Apocalypse Now 1979 war movie

Black Hawk Down 2001 war movie

Courage Under Fire 1996 war movie


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....


Band of Brothers 2001 war movie

Saving Private Ryan 1998 war movie

The Longest Day 1962 war movie


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


The Thin Red Line 1998 war movie

The Pacific 2010 war movie

Platoon 1986 war movie


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....


Seven Samurai 1954 war movie

The Nest 1974 war movie

Knights of the Teutonic Order 1960 war movie


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


Band of Brothers 2001 war movie

Saving Private Ryan 1998 war movie

The Longest Day 1962 war movie


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....


Zulu 1964 war movie

Battleground 1949 war movie

The Alamo 2004 war movie


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....


Kenau 2014 war movie

The Dogs of War 1980 war movie

The Crossing 2000 war movie


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....


Tora! Tora! Tora! 1970 war movie

The Pacific 2010 war movie

Full Metal Jacket 1987 war movie


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


The 13th Warrior 1999 war movie

The Night of the Generals 1967 war movie

Stalag 17 1953 war movie


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....


Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 2003 war movie

Sink the Bismarck! 1960 war movie

Midway 1976 war movie


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


Tora! Tora! Tora! 1970 war movie

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World 2003 war movie

Sink the Bismarck! 1960 war movie


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....


Band of Brothers 2001 war movie

The Longest Day 1962 war movie

A Bridge Too Far 1977 war movie


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


Canal 1957 war movie

Cast a Giant Shadow 1966 war movie

First Blood 1982 war movie


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


Tora! Tora! Tora! 1970 war movie

Conspiracy 2001 war movie

Korczak 1990 war movie


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


Rescue Dawn 2006 war movie

Sisters of War 2010 war movie

The Railway Man 2014 war movie


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....


Tora! Tora! Tora! 1970 war movie

Ice Station Zebra 1968 war movie

Northwest Passage 1940 war movie


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....


The Thin Red Line 1998 war movie

Red Rowan 1970 war movie

The Bridge At Remagen 1969 war movie


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....


Canal 1957 war movie

Assassination 1959 war movie

Squadron 1992 war movie


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


Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome 2012 war movie

The Final Countdown 1980 war movie

Lorelei: The Witch of the Pacific Ocean 2005 war movie


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....


Seven Samurai 1954 war movie

Red Rowan 1970 war movie

Zulu 1964 war movie


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 ...


Saving Private Ryan 1998 war movie

Full Metal Jacket 1987 war movie

The Hurt Locker 2008 war movie


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....


Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome 2012 war movie

Starship Troopers 1997 war movie


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....


First Blood 1982 war movie

The Hurt Locker 2008 war movie

Age of Heroes 2011 war movie


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


Ice Station Zebra 1968 war movie

Blackbook 2006 war movie

Jack Strong 2014 war movie


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...


Das Boot 1981 war movie

The Eagle 1958 war movie

Action in the North Atlantic 1943 war movie


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....


A Bridge Too Far 1977 war movie

Fury 2014 war movie

Sahara 1943 war movie


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....


Pork Chop Hill 1959 war movie

Paths of Glory 1957 war movie

Merry Christmas 2005 war movie


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....


Band of Brothers 2001 war movie

Saving Private Ryan 1998 war movie

Gods and Generals 2003 war movie


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....


Band of Brothers 2001 war movie

Battleground 1949 war movie

Action in the North Atlantic 1943 war movie