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.
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.
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.
Joint production of USA and Japan showing the events that preceded the attack on Pearl Harbor on both sides of future conflict.
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.
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.
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.
Crew of Soviet T-55 tank quickly learns how unforgiving the Afghanistan theatre of war is - one moment they are the hunters, one mistake turns them into prey for the Mujahideen fighters.
Film based on real events that took place in 1943 - the Allied officers made a daring plan to escape from POW camp in occupied Poland.
German scientific expedition to Svalbard is surprised by the news about German invasion on Poland. With British, Swedish and Russian citizens on board it doesn’t take much to start a fire among the crew.
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.
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.