WAR FILMS


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War Films
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Selection of Greatest War and Anti-War Films:
See also this site's selection of Greatest War Movies (in multiple parts)


Greatest Early War and Anti-War Films:
The Birth Of A Nation (1915)
Intolerance (1916)
Hearts of the World (1918)
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1921)
America (1924)
Battleship Potemkin (1925, USSR)
The Big Parade (1925)
The General (1927)
What Price Glory? (1926)
Napoleon (1927, Fr.)
Wings (1927)
Four Sons (1928)
October: Ten Days That Shook the World (1928, USSR) (aka Oktyabr)
Arsenal (1929, USSR)
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
The Dawn Patrol (1930)
Hell's Angels (1930)
Journey's End (1930, UK/US)
The Lost Patrol (1934)
The Informer (1935)
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)
La Grande Illusion/Grand Illusion (1937, Fr.)
Alexander Nevsky (1938, USSR)
The Dawn Patrol (1938)
Beau Geste (1939)
Confessions of a Nazi Spy (1939)
Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)
The Four Feathers (1939, UK)
Gone with the Wind (1939)
The Rules of the Game (1939)
The Fighting 69th (1940)
Foreign Correspondent (1940)
The Great Dictator (1940)
Northwest Passage (1940)
The Sea Hawk (1940)
Waterloo Bridge (1940)
Buck Privates (1941)
Dive Bomber (1941)
...One of Our Aircraft is Missing (1941, UK)
They Died With Their Boots On (1941)
Sergeant York (1941)
A Yank in the R.A.F. (1941)
Across the Pacific (1942)
Casablanca (1942)
The Flying Tigers (1942)
In Which We Serve (1942, UK)
Mrs. Miniver (1942)
Wake Island (1942)
Went the Day Well? (1942)
Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
Action in the North Atlantic (1943)
Air Force (1943)
Bataan (1943)
Crash Dive (1943)
Cry Havoc (1943)
Destination Tokyo (1943)
Five Graves to Cairo (1943)
For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)
Guadalcanal Diary (1943)
Gung Ho! (1943)
A Guy Named Joe (1943)
The Human Comedy (1943)
The Immortal Sergeant (1943)
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943, UK)
The Lost Patrol (1943)
Sahara (1943)
So Proudly We Hail (1943)
We Dive at Dawn (1943)
Cover Girl (1944)
The Fighting Seabees (1944)
The Fighting Sullivans (1944)
Henry V (1944, UK)
Immortal Batallion (1944)
Lifeboat (1944)
Ministry of Fear (1944)
Passage to Marseilles (1944)
Pin-Up Girl (1944)
Since You Went Away (1944)
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)
A Wing and a Prayer (1944)
Anchors Aweigh (1945)
Back to Bataan (1945)
The Clock (1945)
Objective, Burma! (1945)
Rome, Open City (1945, It.)
The Story of G.I. Joe (1945)
They Were Expendable (1945)
A Walk in the Sun (1945)
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
Command Decision (1948)
Battleground (1949)
Home of the Brave (1949)
Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)
Twelve O'Clock High (1949)
Halls of Montezuma (1950)
The Men (1950)
Three Came Home (1950)
The African Queen (1951)
The Desert Fox (1951)
Fixed Bayonets (1951)
Flying Leathernecks (1951)
Go For Broke! (1951)
Operation Pacific (1951)
The Red Badge of Courage (1951)
The Steel Helmet (1951)
Retreat, Hell (1952)
Viva Zapata! (1952)
The Cruel Sea (1953, UK)
The Desert Rats (1953)
From Here to Eternity (1953)
Stalag 17 (1953)
The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)
The Caine Mutiny (1954)
Battle Cry (1955)
The Colditz Story (1955)
Mister Roberts (1955)
The Man Who Never Was (1955)
To Hell and Back (1955)
Attack! (1956)
The Burmese Harp (1956) (Jp.)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
The Enemy Below (1957)
Paths Of Glory (1957)
Dunkirk (1958, UK)
In Love and War (1958)
The Naked and the Dead (1958)
Run Silent, Run Deep (1958)
Torpedo Run (1958)
Ballad of a Soldier (1959, USSR)
The Horse Soldiers (1959)
Pork Chop Hill (1959)

Greatest Recent War and Anti-War Films:
The Alamo (1960)
Spartacus (1960)
El Cid (1961)
The Guns of Navarone (1961, US/UK)
Hell is for Heroes (1962)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
The Longest Day (1962)
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
The Great Escape (1963)
The Americanization of Emily (1964)
Fail-Safe (1964)
The Train (1964, Fr./It./US)
A Yank in Viet-Nam (1964)
Zulu (1964, UK)
The Battle of the Bulge (1965)
The Bedford Incident (1965)
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
In Harm's Way (1965)
The Hill (1965)
The Ipcress File (1965)
Von Ryan's Express (1965)
The Battle of Algiers (1966, It.)
The Blue Max (1966, UK)
Khartoum (1966)
The Sand Pebbles (1966)
The Dirty Dozen (1967, US/UK)
Anzio (1968)
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968, UK)
The Green Berets (1968)
Hell in the Pacific (1968)
War and Peace (1968, USSR)
Where Eagles Dare (1968, UK)
The Battle of Britain (1969, UK)
Castle Keep (1969)
Catch-22 (1970)
Kelly's Heroes (1970)
M*A*S*H (1970)
Patton (1970)
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970, US/Jp.)
Waterloo (1970, It./Russia)
Midway (1976)
The Boys in Company C (1977)
A Bridge Too Far (1977)
Cross of Iron (1977, UK/W.Germ.)
MacArthur (1977)
Soldier of Orange (1977, Belg.)
Coming Home (1978)
The Deer Hunter (1978)
Force 10 From Navarone (1978)
Go Tell The Spartans (1978)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
The Tin Drum (1979, W. Germ.)
The Big Red One (1980)
Breaker Morant (1980, Australia)
Kagemusha, The Shadow Warrior (1980, Jp.)
Das Boot (1981, W. Germ.)
Gallipoli (1981, Australia)
Reds (1981)
First Blood (1982)
An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
Uncommon Valor (1983)
The Killing Fields (1984, UK)
Missing In Action (1984)
Colonel Redl (1985, Hung./Aust./W.Germ.)
Come and See (1985, USSR)
Rambo: First Blood, Part II (1985)
Ran (1985, Jp.)
Heartbreak Ridge (1986)
Platoon (1986)
Top Gun (1986)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Gardens of Stone (1987)
Hamburger Hill (1987)
The Lighthorsemen (1987, Australia)
No Way Out (1987)
Bat 21 (1988)
Rambo III (1988)
Black Rain (1989) (Jp.)
84 Charlie Miopic (1989)
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)
Casualties of War (1989)
Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)
Glory (1989)
Henry V (1989)
Life and Nothing But (1989, Fr.) (aka La Vie et Rien D'autre)
Europa, Europa (1990) (Ger.)
The Hunt for Red October (1990)
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Patriot Games (1992)
Gettysburg (1993)
Heaven and Earth (1993)
Schindler's List (1993)
Stalingrad (1993, Germ.)
Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Braveheart (1995)
Crimson Tide (1995)
Courage Under Fire (1996)
Life is Beautiful (1998)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
The Thin Red Line (1998)
The Last Days (1999)
Three Kings (1999)
Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
Pearl Harbor (2001)
Ararat (2002, Canada/Fr.)
Collateral Damage (2002)
Hart's War (2002)
The Sum of All Fears (2002)
We Were Soldiers (2002)
The Pianist (2002)
Windtalkers (2002)
Downfall (2004, Germ.)
A Very Long Engagement (2004, Fr./US) (aka Un Long Dimanche de Fiançailles)
Voices of Iraq (2004)
Jarhead (2005)
Joyeux Noel (2005, Fr.)
Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Home of the Brave (2006)
Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)
Grace is Gone (2007)
In the Valley of Elah (2007)
The Kingdom (2007)
Lions for Lambs (2007)
A Mighty Heart (2007)
No End In Sight (2007)
Redacted (2007)
Rendition (2007)
Che: Part One (2008) and Che: Part Two (2008)
Stop-Loss (2008)
The Hurt Locker (2009)
War Horse (2011)

Greatest War Comedies:
Shoulder Arms (1918)
Duck Soup (1933)
The Great Dictator (1940)
Buck Privates (1941)
Salute to the Marines (1943)
Hail the Conquering Hero (1944)
What Price Glory (1952)
Stalag 17 (1953)
Mister Roberts (1955)
No Time for Sergeants (1958)
Operation Petticoat (1959)
The Americanization of Emily (1964)
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)
The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming (1966)
What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966)
How I Won the War (1967, UK)
Carry On... Up the Khyber (1968, UK)
The Secret War of Harry Frigg (1968)
Catch-22 (1970)
Kelly's Heroes (1970)
M*A*S*H (1970)
Private Benjamin (1980)
Stripes (1981)
Top Secret! (1984)
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)
Life is Beautiful (1997, It.)
Starship Troopers (1997)
Wag the Dog (1997)
Three Kings (1999)
All the Queen's Men (2001)
No Man's Land (2001)
Two Men Went to War (2002)
Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
Delta Farce (2007)
Tropic Thunder (2008)
Inglorious Basterds (2009)
The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)



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