War films show the picture of the war from different angles, but always based on a stories of people put in extreme conditions. War draws the worst of people, but also the best to surface - the decisions that are made during the war are always difficult and in those conditions people show who they really are and what they stand for. In a way war films show the truth about us - only in extreme conditions we can say who we are, and there is no more extreme conditions than during the war.
Best war films
Based on out reviews we have prepared the best war films ranking. Of course the ranking is the effect of our personal preferences and could be different from yours.
Saving Private Ryan 1998
During the Allied landing in Normandy in June 1944 small group of soldiers is chosen to find the last of four Ryan brothers and bring him safely home.
Tora! Tora! Tora! 1970
Joint production of USA and Japan showing the events that preceded the attack on Pearl Harbor on both sides of future conflict.
Enemy at the Gates 2001
The film tells the story of the Battle of Stalingrad in 1942. The main theme, in addition to scenes of fighting, a great duel between the Russian sniper Vasily Zaytsev and Major Erwin German Königiem. It is very realistic, well-realized film.
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Dr. Strangelove 1964
Strategic bombers receive orders to perform Wing Attack Plan R, which means nuclear attack on targets deep inside Soviet Union. This is not an exercise, nor a mistake, but this does not mean that United States are in war with Soviets.
Winter in Wartime 2008
In occupied Holland teenager Michiel van Beusekom is forced to make some life-changing decisions when survival of young British pilot is in his hands.
True story of American Navajo Indians, who played important part in Pacific campaign of coded communication between units - their unique language was perfect way to encode messages.
What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? 1966
During Allied invasion of Sicily American unit arrives to a village of Valerno, where Italian captain doesn’t have problem with surrendering his forces, but he puts one condition...
A Hill in Korea 1956
During Korean War platoon of British infantry gets trapped on a top of a hill surrounded by Chinese army. Their only option is to fight to the last man.
G.I. Jane 1997
Jordan O’Neil could be a first woman to finish the toughest training for special forces, but behind the scenes politicians try to make use of her success or failure.
The Dirty Dozen 1967
American soldiers convicted of serious crimes are given chance to avoid spending their lives in prison if they take part in suicidal mission behind enemy lines.
King John Lackland did not took well the humiliation when he was forced to sign the Magna Carta reform and with help of mercenary forces he plans to regain the power he was stripped off.
Oh! What a Lovely War 1969
In 1914 the brand new war has started - young men in fancy uniforms marched down the streets, the crowds were cheering. But then came the reality - gas masks, trenches full of mud, corpses lying around the fields and the generals having a time of their lives while they were sacrificing lives of the others...
Kajaki: The True Story 2014
In 2006 patrol of British infantry soldiers walk into an unknown minefield in the middle of Afghan desert. Their commander tries to rescue them, but this only escalates the situation.