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Infantry films in war films

The only thing that never changes in the history of conflicts is that you just can’t 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

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.

The Longest Day 1962

The Longest Day 1962 war film

Gods and Generals 2003

Gods and Generals 2003 war film

The Thin Red Line 1998

The Thin Red Line 1998 war film

Red Rowan 1970

Red Rowan 1970 war film

Polish forces attack the port city of Kolobrzeg, but it turns out Germans are well prepared for the defence with bunkers, tanks and artillery.

Battleground 1949

Battleground 1949 war film

The Alamo 2004

The Alamo 2004 war film

Pork Chop Hill 1959

Pork Chop Hill 1959 war film

Windtalkers 2002

Windtalkers 2002 war film

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.

Zulu Dawn 1979

Zulu Dawn 1979 war film

British forces invade Zululand in 1879 and advance towards Isandlwana, place of one of the biggest defeats of British in colonies.

Cast a Giant Shadow 1966

Cast a Giant Shadow 1966 war film

Gladiator 2000

Gladiator 2000 war film

Based partly on the true events, fate of the Roman general Maximus, whose streak of victories was interrupted by the political intrigue, in which Maximus loses his family and becomes a gladiator.

9th Company 2005

9th Company 2005 war film

Soviet unit in Afghanistan is given a simple task of taking over one of many hills down the vital road, but soon they discover that the reality of the Soviet-Afghan War makes every task much harder than can be expected.

Karbala 2015

Karbala 2015 war film

Polish soldiers in Iraq are assigned to simple task of guarding city hall, but situation quickly escalates into siege. With limited supplies they have to face a large mob attacking the building using heavy weaponry.

Sahara 1943

Sahara 1943 war film

Crew of American M3 Lee tank is stuck in the oasis in the middle of Sahara, while whole German battalion is on the way desperate for water.

Stalingrad 1993

Stalingrad 1993 war film

71: Into the Fire 2010

71: Into the Fire 2010 war film

Unit of 71 student-soldiers, which was euphemism for group of teenagers with no military training, were put in strategic point to hold the North Korean offensive.

1864 2014

1864 2014 war film

Peter and Laust, two brothers from small Danish village, join the army on the eve of Second Schleswig War, but it will take the personal matters to break them apart.

Johnny Mad Dog 2008

Johnny Mad Dog 2008 war film

Johnny Mad Dog is one of many child soldiers taking part in civil war in Liberia. He and other children in his outfit, drugged and brainwashed, are spreading death and evil on the civilians as well as the enemies.

Red Cliff 2008

Red Cliff 2008 war film

Burnt by the Sun 2 2010

Burnt by the Sun 2 2010 war film

Yesterday’s Enemy 1959

Yesterday’s Enemy 1959 war film

Merry Christmas 2005

Merry Christmas 2005 war film

The Four Feathers 2002

The Four Feathers 2002 war film

Young officer makes a decision to give up his military career for woman he loves, but this makes him lose everything he had - fiance, respect of his friends and family.

Lenin: The Train 1988

Lenin: The Train 1988 war film

In 1917 Germany was in dire situation - fighting on two fronts of World War I while the food supplies were running out. The generals were desperate to find a solution, and they did, but unusual one.

Chittagong 2012

Chittagong 2012 war film

On Good Friday 1930 the tension between locals and British forces in Chittagong reached the zenith and group of teenage independence fighters attacked the armoury in the city. In their hearts for a short time they managed not to be the part of British Empire.

Shaka Zulu 1986

Shaka Zulu 1986 war film

British colonists in South Africa are alerted by growing military might of Zulu king Shaka, who might expand his empire towards their cities. Expedition of ivory merchant reaches the kingdom to learn the truth behind legend of Shaka.

Where Eagles Dare 1968

Where Eagles Dare 1968 war film

During the Second World War, special group must acquire the castle Schloss Adler, a fortress high in the Alps of southern Bavaria.

Battle of the Bulge 1965

Battle of the Bulge 1965 war film

The Dirty Dozen 1967

The Dirty Dozen 1967 war film

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.

K & K deserters 1986

K & K deserters 1986 war film

The film tells the story of the end of World War I in the company in the Hungarian town where the Pole kite with the Hungarian Benedek and Jewish tailor from Vienna, Haber plan to desertion. But before escape they’re planning to ridicule the hated commander. It is a cult Polish comedy with an excellent game actors, great music and lyrics that fall into the memory.

Sniper - Weapons of Retaliation 2009

Sniper - Weapons of Retaliation 2009 war film

Maiden Bridge 1976

Maiden Bridge 1976 war film

A Midnight Clear 1992

A Midnight Clear 1992 war film

Adaptation of William Wharton novel - platoon of American soldiers are sent to secluded area in days before Battle of the Bulge, but what they find there is far from what they expected.

The Brotherhood of War 2004

The Brotherhood of War 2004 war film

Assembly 2007

Assembly 2007 war film

The Adventures of Werner Holt 1965

The Adventures of Werner Holt 1965 war film

Days of Glory 2006

Days of Glory 2006 war film

Four Algerians join the Free French army, but while risking their lives in Italy and Southern France they learn the colonial soldiers are just used as cannon fodder.

War of the Arrows 2011

War of the Arrows 2011 war film

Ja-in, great hunter and master of archery, has to face Chinese soldiers that kidnapped his sister.

Red Dawn 1984

Red Dawn 1984 war film

Soviets start the World War III and invade United States. American defence falls apart, but unlikely heroes arise in Colorado to face the invaders - group of teenagers avoid being captured and start to fight back the guerilla way.

The Bridge 1969

The Bridge 1969 war film

Yugoslavian partisans are preparing to attack the strategic bridge located high in the mountains. Reach it will be difficult, but blowing it up seems impossible.

Westerplatte 1967

Westerplatte 1967 war film

In 1939, at the beginning of World War II, Polish garrison at Westerplatte defended heroically against the onslaught of the German land and naval forces for 7 days.

Julius Caesar 2002

Julius Caesar 2002 war film

The Patrol 2013

The Patrol 2013 war film

British unit on patrol through the Taliban territory in Afghanistan. The soldiers would more than happy to just return to base, but their commander is determined to fulfill the mission.

The Warlords 2007

The Warlords 2007 war film

During Taiping Rebellion in 19th century three leaders of warband become blood brothers and swear to look for each other, but during the war their pact will be put to a deadly test.

Saints and Soldiers 2003

Saints and Soldiers 2003 war film

Four survivors from Malmedy massacre find themselves trapped behind enemy lines with one rifle and three bullets. They stumble upon British pilot, who is determined to return to Allied lines to pass on the vital informations about German offensive.

Back To Bataan 1945

Back To Bataan 1945 war film

The Star 2002

The Star 2002 war film

All the King’s Men 1999

All the King’s Men 1999 war film

Mulan 2009

Mulan 2009 war film

April 1961

April 1961 war film

Jarhead 2: Field of Fire 2014

Jarhead 2: Field of Fire 2014 war film

Ready, Steady, Ommm! 2013

Ready, Steady, Ommm! 2013 war film

Young yoga instruction, Alex, has to choose between being pacifist and joining the basic military training in order to find a home for his pregnant fiancee.

Troy 2004

Troy 2004 war film

The events that lead to most famous war in Greek mythology - the Trojan War. Queen Helena of Sparta leaves his husband and escapes to Troy.

Spectral 2016

Spectral 2016 war film

American special forces taking part in Moldovan War are faced with the enemy they did not expected - their electronic goggles have recorded ghost-like figures lurking in the devastated city of Chisinau.

A Hill in Korea 1956

A Hill in Korea 1956 war film

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.

Attack Force Z 1982

Attack Force Z 1982 war film

King & Country 1964

King & Country 1964 war film

Jarhead 2005

Jarhead 2005 war film

US Marines prepare for the Operation Desert Storm, but still there are no orders to attack, so they have to find the way to deal with their worst enemy - boredom.

Invader 2012

Invader 2012 war film

Spanish column of vehicles is ambushed in Iraq. Two soldiers, who survived the explosion have to find a safe place to hide.

Demons of War 1996

Demons of War 1996 war film

Polish IFOR unit sets out to rescue soldiers from helicopter crashed in the mountains of former Yugoslavia, but end up fighting with local militia.

Battle of Warsaw 1920 2011

Battle of Warsaw 1920 2011 war film

Soviet Union plans to spread communism throughout Europe beginning with Germany, but their army has to cross Poland first. What happens next is known as the Miracle at Vistula River.

The Flowers of War 2011

The Flowers of War 2011 war film

In 1937, during the Nanking Massacre, American mortician is trapped in the city surrounded by Japanese army. Involuntary he becomes a guardian of group of teenage schoolgirls.

Bat 21 1988

Bat 21 1988 war film

The film is about the struggle for survival in Vietnam Lieutenant Colonel Hambleton (Gene Hackman) who is an expert in the field of electronic warfare but the first time he found himself in the middle of the hell of war.

Arn - The Knight Templar 2007

Arn - The Knight Templar 2007 war film

Arn Magnusson, expelled from his homeland, joins the Templar knights to help protecting Jerusalem from Muslim army.

Sands of Iwo Jima 1949

Sands of Iwo Jima 1949 war film

Sergeant Stryker leads his Marines platoon with iron hand, for which his men frankly hate him, but during the battles he is a leader they need.

Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall 1972

Adolf Hitler: My Part in His Downfall 1972 war film

Revolution 1985

Revolution 1985 war film

Attila 2001

Attila 2001 war film

Young Attila learns how to fight and how to lead his people. He will make use of that knowledge when he become the most powerful king of Europe.

Tangerines 2013

Tangerines 2013 war film

Two older Estonians get involved in helping wounded soldiers during War in Abkhazia, which will be a lesson of life for all of them.

The Last Samurai 2003

The Last Samurai 2003 war film

Captain Algren, veteran of American Indian Wars, is given chance of new start - he is offered a job in Japan as instructor on modern warfare.

What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? 1966

What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? 1966 war film

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...

El Alamein - the Line of Fire 2002

El Alamein - the Line of Fire 2002 war film

Young Italian student joins the army. His naive look on war soon fades away when he clashes with the brutal reality of the war.

The Eagle Has Landed 1976

The Eagle Has Landed 1976 war film

The film tells the story of the shares of German soldiers in the UK, the aim of which was to kidnap or eliminate Winston Churchill.

R-Point 2004

R-Point 2004 war film

Lieutenant Choi Tae-in is given the task of reascuing missing platoon in area codenamed R-Point. When his men reach the R-Point strange things begin to happen.

Raid on Drvar 1963

Raid on Drvar 1963 war film

Hitler: The Rise of Evil 2003

Hitler: The Rise of Evil 2003 war film

Young Austrian Adolf Hitler turns his anger and humiliation from German capitulation during World War I into political power that will change the world.

Tigerland 2000

Tigerland 2000 war film

In 1971 new recruits arrive to a training camp in Louisians just before being sent to active service in Vietnam, but the atmosphere among the rectuits is far from patriotic eagerness.

The Desert of the Tartars 1976

The Desert of the Tartars 1976 war film

Men in War 1957

Men in War 1957 war film

The Bunker 2001

The Bunker 2001 war film

Six men that survived the ambush now try to find the refuge in isolated bunker. Inside they find two frightened soldiers and doors that lead to underground tunnels.

5 Days of War 2011

5 Days of War 2011 war film

Hart’s War 2002

Hart’s War 2002 war film

The film is about the judicial process in a POW camp during World War II. Preserver is recently arrived William Hurt, who is embroiled in a difficult game.

Passchendaele 2008

Passchendaele 2008 war film

Canadian sergeant diagnosed with shell shock has to rejoin active service to protect younger brother of the woman he loves.

Behind Enemy Lines 2001

Behind Enemy Lines 2001 war film

American plane is shot down over Yugoslavia during the war. Pilot is killed by Serbian soldiers, while navigator has to survive in area filled with enemies.

Stalingrad 2013

Stalingrad 2013 war film

Soviet recon platoon pushes towards one of the ruined building near Stalingrad main square to setup observation point. When they reach the destination it turns out building is full of civilians.

Take the High Ground! 1953

Take the High Ground! 1953 war film

Two drill sergeants try to prepare their soldiers for everything enemy will throw at them at the battlefield, but their approaches to the same goal are completely different.

Tears of the Sun 2003

Tears of the Sun 2003 war film

During civil war in Nigeria SEAL platoon is sent to infiltrate secluded area of the country to rescue a doctor, who is US citizen.

Now Where Did the Seventh Company Get to? 1973

Now Where Did the Seventh Company Get to? 1973 war film

Three French soldiers find themselves stranded behind enemy lines when during German invasion their unit just disappeared.

Kokoda 2006

Kokoda 2006 war film

Six men are cut off behind enemy lines in the middle of New Guinea jungle. With one of them wounded they have to find a way to return to their unit surrounded by Japanese.

Deathwatch 2002

Deathwatch 2002 war film

During World War I British platoon discovers abandoned German trenches, but what awaits them there is far worst than enemy soldiers.

The Inglorious Bastards 1978

The Inglorious Bastards 1978 war film

Group of deserters are trying to reach the Swiss border to avoid being executed. On the way they stumble upon American officers, who are trying to steal V-2 rocket from Germans.

1939 Battle of Westerplatte 2013

1939 Battle of Westerplatte 2013 war film

In the dawn of World War 2 Polish outpost called Westerplatte is preparing to hold German attack for few hours before they will be reinforced, but the commander of Westerplatte has no doubts that in case of war there will be no reinforcements.

Days of Glory 1944

Days of Glory 1944 war film

Stranded in the woods ballet dancer Nina Ivanova is found the partisans. Despite the initial mistrust the unit commander falls in love with her.

The Alamo 1960

The Alamo 1960 war film

The film tells the story of the Alamo fort defending against the overwhelming forces of Mexicans.

Company of Heroes 2013

Company of Heroes 2013 war film

Squad of American soldiers is cut off behind enemy lines, where they find evidence that Germans are close to building super-bombs that could change the balance of whole war.

Black Brigade 1970

Black Brigade 1970 war film

American brigade consisting of black soldiers is given chance to enter the active service, but their first assignment could be their last.

Red Dawn 2012 2012

Red Dawn 2012 2012 war film

North Koreans invade United States. In small town somewhere in Washington state group of teenagers become guerilla fighters and harass the invaders.

Alexander the Great 1956

Alexander the Great 1956 war film

Alexander, king of Macedonians, sets out to reach the goals his father could not meet - to unite the Greek cities and to bring down their enemy, Persia.

Tropic Thunder 2008

Tropic Thunder 2008 war film

Cast of Hollywood blockbuster is stranded in the jungle - instead of filming Vietnam War memoirs they begin to recreate them...

300: Rise of an Empire 2014

300: Rise of an Empire 2014 war film

Sequel to famous 300, this time presenting events that took place earlier and during the battle of Thermopylae on the other front of Persian invasion.

Starship Troopers 1997

Starship Troopers 1997 war film

Space marines set out on retaliation mission to enemy planet filled with insect-like creatures. The live coverage of the mission soon proves to be a fatal mistake.

Behind Enemy Lines 2: Axis of Evil 2006

Behind Enemy Lines 2: Axis of Evil 2006 war film

Convinced that North Korea has nuclear weapons able to attack targets in continental US Pentagon sends squad of Navy SEALs to find and destroy the rockets.

Inglourious Basterds 2009

Inglourious Basterds 2009 war film

Inglorious Basterds operate behind German lines and do what they can to put fear into the Nazi hearts.

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