Best war films guide

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.

In our war films guide you will find war films from around the world, those that are considered all-time classics, as well as those you have never heard of from the countries you never realized were making war films.


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.


Band of Brothers 2001

Band of Brothers 2001 war film

True story of American paratroopers from Easy Company 101st Airborne Division and their fate during World War 2 in Europe - from D-Day to the crossing of Rhine they got through the toughest battles of 1944 and 1945.

Saving Private Ryan 1998

Saving Private Ryan 1998 war film

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

Tora! Tora! Tora! 1970 war film

Joint production of USA and Japan showing the events that preceded the attack on Pearl Harbor on both sides of future conflict.

Sink the Bismarck! 1960

Sink the Bismarck! 1960 war film

In 1941 the most powerful battleship in the world, German Bismarck, is about to sneak out of Baltic Sea and set out to Atlantic to harass Allied convoys. Captain Shepard has to find a way to stop Bismarck at any cost.

Das Boot 1981

Das Boot 1981 war film

Enemy at the Gates 2001

Enemy at the Gates 2001 war film

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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Flat Top 1952

Flat Top 1952 war film

Commander Dan Collier recalls the events that took place during World War 2 as he was preparing the new group of pilots to their first combat mission as US Navy was closing on Philippines.

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence 1983

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence 1983 war film

During World War 2 in Japanese POW camp on Java Colonel Lawrence does his best to keep the status quo between Allied prisoners and Japanese guards. The arrival of new prisoner changes the situation completely.

Code Name: Emerald 1985

Code Name: Emerald 1985 war film

Agent in United Kingdom provides informations that allows Germans to intercept one of the Overlords, high rank officer that has knowledge about upcoming D-Day landings. But now they have to find a way to recover the informations from that Overlord without using their usual methods.

Riphagen - The Untouchable 2016

Riphagen - The Untouchable 2016 war film

In occupied Holland Dried Riphagen works for SD secret police tracing down the Jews that are hiding somewhere in Amsterdam. He does not plan to give them away to Germans, but his motivation is less than clear...

Rules of Engagement 2000

Rules of Engagement 2000 war film

Colonel Childers is sent with US Marines unit to Yemen to rescue American ambassador from angry protesters, but on the arrival Childers realizes the situation is far worse. He makes one bad decision...

I Died to Live 1984

I Died to Live 1984 war film

True story of Polish resistance member arrested by Germans in Warsaw. Tortured by Gestapo he wanted to die, but instead of helping him the resistance tried to get him out of the prison.

War films

War films are not always showing the war per se - often the main theme is the influence of the conflict on lives of people involved, but also their families and friends. War is seldom a local thing - the trauma, the pain, the death they put their mark on people from around the world.


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