war films

Best World War 2 films list

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.

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.

Sink the Bismarck! 1960

Sink the Bismarck! 1960 war film

The Longest Day 1962

The Longest Day 1962 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.

A Bridge Too Far 1977

A Bridge Too Far 1977 war film

The film tells the story of Operation Market Garden in 1944, aimed at opening the way to Berlin. The action failed, and the film is very realistic.

Battleground 1949

Battleground 1949 war film

Conspiracy 2001

Conspiracy 2001 war film

Fury 2014

Fury 2014 war film

Veteran crew of M4 Sherman, nicknamed Fury, has to face the Nazi defence with completely green new member - young clerk with no experience whatsoever. It will be test for all of them.

Midway 1976

Midway 1976 war film

In 1942 the clash between Imperial Navy and US Navy was about to decide the fate of whole war of Pacific - both sides have a lot to gain and a lot to lose.

Action in the North Atlantic 1943

Action in the North Atlantic 1943 war film

After their tanker was sunked on Atlantic by German U-Boat, crew members take part in another risky journey - large Allied convoy to Soviet Union aboard brand new Liberty class ship.

Battle of Britain 1969

Battle of Britain 1969 war film

Cast a Giant Shadow 1966

Cast a Giant Shadow 1966 war film

Assassination 1959

Assassination 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.

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

The Dam Busters 1955

The Dam Busters 1955 war film

Blackbook 2006

Blackbook 2006 war film

The Great Escape 1963

The Great Escape 1963 war film

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.

Alfa Tau! 1942

Alfa Tau! 1942 war film

Into the White 2012

Into the White 2012 war film

Burnt by the Sun 2 2010

Burnt by the Sun 2 2010 war film

Sisters of War 2010

Sisters of War 2010 war film

The Sea Wolves 1980

The Sea Wolves 1980 war film

Yesterday’s Enemy 1959

Yesterday’s Enemy 1959 war film

The Sinking of the Laconia 2010

The Sinking of the Laconia 2010 war film

Memphis Belle 1990

Memphis Belle 1990 war film

Crew of B-17 bomber prepares for their 25th mission - last one needed to complete their tour of duty and return home.

The Heroes of Telemark 1965

The Heroes of Telemark 1965 war film

Germans are preparing heavy water as a part of program to build atomic bomb. Norwegian resistance finds the plans and together with Allied forces has to find a way to stop the Nazis.

Winter in Wartime 2008

Winter in Wartime 2008 war film

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.

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.

Age of Heroes 2011

Age of Heroes 2011 war film

During World War 2 British commandos unit is parachuted into Norway in order to obtain data about German radar installations in the area. But reaching the target is only half of their problems - they have to find a way back...

Battle of the Bulge 1965

Battle of the Bulge 1965 war film

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 Guns of Navarone 1961

The Guns of Navarone 1961 war film

In 1943 group of commandos has to get on the small island of Navarone, which is occupied by the Germans and blow up the 2 huge guns. The problem is there might be a traitor among them.

The Adventures of Werner Holt 1965

The Adventures of Werner Holt 1965 war film

The Caine Mutiny 1954

The Caine Mutiny 1954 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.

Stones for the Rampart 2014

Stones for the Rampart 2014 war film

Operation Himmler 1979

Operation Himmler 1979 war film

In summer 1939 Hitler was looking for a pretext to start the war with Poland. Head of the Gestapo, Heydrich, come up with a risky plan that could give Nazis that pretext.

The Monuments Men 2014

The Monuments Men 2014 war film

Small unit of experts is formed in 1943 to preserve what is left of the great works of art around the Europe. Convincing president Roosevelt was easy, now they have to convince the frontline officers.

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.

We Dive at Dawn 1943

We Dive at Dawn 1943 war film

The Hill 1965

The Hill 1965 war film

The Password Is Courage 1962

The Password Is Courage 1962 war film

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.

Boldyn 1982

Boldyn 1982 war film

Play Dirty 1969

Play Dirty 1969 war film

The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957

The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957 war film

A film about the construction of a bridge over the British prisoners in the Far East. The film is not realistic war movies, but rather a duel between the different ethical attitudes of people.

Unbroken 2014

Unbroken 2014 war film

Louie Zamperini was a noted athlete, who even took part in Olympic Games of 1936, but World War 2 changed his life completely - stuck in the middle of the ocean he ended up in Japanese POW camp.

Back To Bataan 1945

Back To Bataan 1945 war film

Operation Pacific 1951

Operation Pacific 1951 war film

The Star 2002

The Star 2002 war film

Operation Arsenal 1978

Operation Arsenal 1978 war film

The Counterfeiters 2007

The Counterfeiters 2007 war film

Very Important Person 1961

Very Important Person 1961 war film

The Golden Train 1986

The Golden Train 1986 war film

April 1961

April 1961 war film

Lorelei: The Witch of the Pacific Ocean 2005

Lorelei: The Witch of the Pacific Ocean 2005 war film

Red Tails 2012

Red Tails 2012 war film

Attack Force Z 1982

Attack Force Z 1982 war film

Calm at Sea 2012

Calm at Sea 2012 war film

Away All Boats 1956

Away All Boats 1956 war film

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.

Below 2002

Below 2002 war film

American submarine picks up three survivors from British hospital ship torpedoed in the middle of North Atlantic. This triggers series of strange events.

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

Destroyer 1943

Destroyer 1943 war film

Old navy veteran, now foreman in shipyard building destroyers, returns to active service during World War 2.

Extortion of a Gray Day 1984

Extortion of a Gray Day 1984 war film

Charlotte Gray 2001

Charlotte Gray 2001 war film

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.

Attack on the Iron Coast 1968

Attack on the Iron Coast 1968 war film

Canadian major tries to get over the trauma of his men being killed in disastrous landing operation. He comes up with a daring plan to strike on the French coast.

Raid on Drvar 1963

Raid on Drvar 1963 war film

Stake Higher Than Life 1967

Stake Higher Than Life 1967 war film

Polish doppelganger is put in place of Abwehra officer and, while keeping his true identity a secret, work as agent for Soviet intelligence and Polish resistance.

Flying Tigers 1942

Flying Tigers 1942 war film

For American pilots in China World War 2 started earlier - as volunteers they joined the Flying Tigers squadrons to fight the Japanese air force.

Decision Before Dawn 1951

Decision Before Dawn 1951 war film

German prisoners of war put in front of moral dilemma at the end of World War 2 - join the American intelligence and work for the enemy or risk being killed by Nazi fanatics in POW camp.

Sharks and Little Fish 1957

Sharks and Little Fish 1957 war film

Four young cadets decide to switch from merchant navy to U-Boats after their ship is sunk by British airplanes.

Eye of the Needle 1981

Eye of the Needle 1981 war film

History German spy acting during World War II in the UK, which must provide discovered by the Germans themselves important information.

Lotna 1959

Lotna 1959 war film

Captain Chodakiewicz tries to save his cavalry unit from being surrounded by Germans. The horse that was gave to him, Lotna, proves to be beautiful and deadly.

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.

Kill Rommel 1969

Kill Rommel 1969 war film

American officer Lieutenant Morris is assigned to British daring raid behind enemy lines with General Rommel as their target.

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.

36 Hours 1965

36 Hours 1965 war film

High rank American officer is abducted by German agents, who are determined to learn the details of upcoming D-Day operation. But what they have prepared for him is not typical interrogation.

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.

Canopy 2013

Canopy 2013 war film

Australian pilot Jim shot down near Singapore has to face the enemy and the overwhelming jungle without any weapon to defend himself.

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.

Torpedo Run 1958

Torpedo Run 1958 war film

American submarine commander Barney Doyle has to make a decision if it is worth to attack Japanese carrier and risk killing his own family or let the enemy just leave.

They Were Not Divided 1950

They Were Not Divided 1950 war film

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.

In Harm’s Way 1965

In Harm’s Way 1965 war film

During Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor Captain Torrey lost heavy cruiser due to his irresponsible decision. Months later he is given a second chance.

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.

Empire of the Sun 1987

Empire of the Sun 1987 war film

British teenager is separated from his parents while Japanese intern foreigners living in Shanghai.

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.

Pearl Harbor 2001

Pearl Harbor 2001 war film

Love story set at the beginning of World War 2 - two American pilots fall in love with the same nurse, but Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor puts their problem in different perspective.

Aerial Gunner 1943

Aerial Gunner 1943 war film

Policeman Davis joins the United States Air Force, but when he signs up for course for bomber crews. Unfortunately he knows the instructor...

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.

1941 1979

1941 1979 war film

December 13, 1941, one week after the attack on Pearl Harbor Japanese submarine surfaces near the coast of California and causes havoc among the American forces in the area.

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.

U-571 2000

U-571 2000 war film

During the Second World War on the Atlantic has been damaged German submarine (U-571) and Americans wanting to take advantage of the situation, they send their disguised as a German submarine to win the Enigma machine, which is the secret of success in Germany.

How I Won the War 1967

How I Won the War 1967 war film

Anti-war film about inept Lieutenant Goodbody put in charge of vital mission for the army - building a good cricket field in North Africa.

The Tanks Are Coming 1951

The Tanks Are Coming 1951 war film

Hans Kloss - Stake Higher Than Death 2012

Hans Kloss - Stake Higher Than Death 2012 war film

Polish double agent Hand Kloss tries to stop Germans from moving the Amber Room treasure from Königsberg to Berlin.

top war films

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.


best war films ranking World War 1 films World War 2 films Korean War films Vietnam War films Cold War films
Best World War 2 films list © 2013-2017 War Films Info