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About War Movies

In real life, war is not a situation that anyone enjoys, but as a source of human drama, it's an ideal place for films to look for subject matter. War movies range in tone from the relatively uncomplicated adrenaline rush of military action movies to the more cerebral ambitions of realistic war movies and those with an anti-war agenda.

In the first half of the 20th century, war movies were most likely to be pure adventure, in which the good guys were on a quest to stop the nefarious aims of the bad guys. World War II, with its clear-cut good-vs-evil plot line, was a popular war to portray, but historical wars such as the American Civil War and the military campaigns against Native Americans in the American West got plenty of attention, too. In the 1980s, movies like the Rambo franchise and "Top Gun" gave the adventure treatment to the Cold War.

The 80s also saw the rise of the grittily realistic war movie. Oliver Stone's "Platoon" presented the Vietnam conflict that in no way glorified war, and Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan" continued the new tradition.

America's war in the Middle East and Afghanistan after the turn of the century gave rise to a new type of war movie, one that strives for realism and adventure at the same time and takes a neutral stance on the conflict. "The Hurt Locker," "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Lone Survivor" do little to whitewash the reality of war, but they also stop short of making an anti-war statement.

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Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman
Where Hands Touch
Where Hands Touch
300
300
War for the Planet of the Apes
War for the Planet of the Apes
12 Strong
12 Strong
Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Red Dawn
Red Dawn
Dunkirk
Dunkirk
Windtalkers
Windtalkers
Gone with the Wind
Gone with the Wind
The Alamo
The Alamo
Glory
Glory
MASH
MASH
Das Boot
Das Boot
Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now
Megan Leavey
Megan Leavey
Jarhead 3: The Siege
Jarhead 3: The Siege
Rambo: First Blood Part II
Rambo: First Blood Part II
A Bridge Too Far
A Bridge Too Far
Thank You for Your Service
Thank You for Your Service
Iron Eagle
Iron Eagle
Memphis Belle
Memphis Belle
Lawrence of Arabia
Lawrence of Arabia
The Tuskegee Airmen
The Tuskegee Airmen
Act of Valor
Act of Valor
Sunflower
Sunflower
Doctor Zhivago
Doctor Zhivago
Downfall
Downfall
Rescue Dawn
Rescue Dawn
The African Queen
The African Queen
The Catcher Was a Spy
The Catcher Was a Spy
1911
1911
The Devil's Double
The Devil's Double
Sarah's Key
Sarah's Key
The English Patient
The English Patient
Casualties of War
Casualties of War
Red Dawn
Red Dawn
Love and Honor
Love and Honor
Uncommon Valor
Uncommon Valor
Sometimes in April
Sometimes in April
The Pianist
The Pianist
The Yellow Birds
The Yellow Birds
The Wall
The Wall
Anthropoid
Anthropoid
Free State of Jones
Free State of Jones
Burning Blue
Burning Blue
Incendies
Incendies
Restrepo
Restrepo
Flyboys
Flyboys
Breaker Morant
Breaker Morant
Force 10 from Navarone
Force 10 from Navarone
Overlord
Overlord
Battle Ground
Battle Ground
K-19: The Widowmaker
K-19: The Widowmaker
The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker
Defiance
Defiance
Zoo
Zoo
Journey's End
Journey's End
OPEN AIR
OPEN AIR
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler
Against the Sun
Against the Sun
The Red Baron
The Red Baron
Ike: Countdown to D-Day
Ike: Countdown to D-Day
Attack on the Iron Coast
Attack on the Iron Coast
Ride with the Devil
Ride with the Devil
Air Strike
Air Strike
Winter in Wartime
Winter in Wartime
A Soldier's Story
A Soldier's Story
Dr. Strangelove
Dr. Strangelove
Fast & Furious 8
Fast & Furious 8
When Trumpets Fade
When Trumpets Fade
The First Great Escape
The First Great Escape
Beyond Borders
Beyond Borders
Jump Into Hell
Jump Into Hell
Villa Des Roses
Villa Des Roses
Cross of Iron
Cross of Iron
Clear Skies
Clear Skies
Jungle Assault
Jungle Assault
The Wall -an Amazon Original Movie
The Wall -an Amazon Original Movie
The Only Way
The Only Way
Soldier's Revenge
Soldier's Revenge
Their Finest
Their Finest
Under the Shadow
Under the Shadow
Hot Shots!
Hot Shots!
Come What May
Come What May
Divided We Fall
Divided We Fall
The Pentagon Wars
The Pentagon Wars
Field of Lost Shoes
Field of Lost Shoes
Saints and Soldiers: The Void
Saints and Soldiers: The Void
Gallipoli
Gallipoli
Bless Me, Ultima
Bless Me, Ultima
Memorial Day
Memorial Day
Kill Zone
Kill Zone
Adios Sabata
Adios Sabata
CSA: Confederate States of America
CSA: Confederate States of America
Bravo Two Zero
Bravo Two Zero
Map of the Human Heart
Map of the Human Heart
Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
New One-Armed Swordsman
New One-Armed Swordsman
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