| Alison Sudol, Director: It claimed millions of lives, changed the world, and left us with some powerful, heartbreaking films. Action, Drama, History. Director: | | Gross: | Justin Kirkland is a writer for Esquire, where he focuses on entertainment, television, and pop culture. Tom Hooper 308,235 Hayat Kamille, And like any Tarantino flick, it spares no opportunity for a bit of gore and bloodshed. Alan Ritchson, The Nazis killed 11 of them. | | 114 min | Gross: It destroys lives, countries, cultures. Morten Tyldum | Gross: Chris Pine, | Eric Bress Biography, Drama, Thriller. | Tom Glynn-Carney, Stars: | Gross: | 156 min ... the disaster was almost always caused by an impending nuclear war between the United States and Russia. | Stars: Adam Baldwin, Votes: Monica Bellucci, | Maxim Gaudette, | Pablo Schreiber, | 420,862 The 25 Best World War II Movies Ever Made. Sean Penn, | It also was nominated for an insane amount of Oscars, winning seven. | Thomas Kretschmann, 178 min | Gross: Biography, Drama, History. Stars: | Gross: Drama, War. 108 min | An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania. Director: Stars: 1,220,767 A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II. | Director: $50.93M, PG-13 Stars: Director: 950,883 The ensemble cast led by Josh Hartnett and Ewan McGregor follows the story of the U.S. military's 1993 raid in Mogadishu. Director: Keri Russell, Votes: 51,411 Platoon stars Willem Dafoe and Charlie Sheen in one of the most raw and devastating portrayals of war in film history. Orlando Bloom, Set during the World War II, ‘The Thin Red Line’ is a drama film based on James Jones’s autobiographical novel. After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp. Drama, War. Giustino Durano, Votes: Jack O'Connell, Directors: A small team of U.S. soldiers battle against hundreds of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. | The decision changes their lives forever. It is said to be the first story that details a human conflict with, and overall defeat by, an extraterrestrial race. | Gross: Miguel Ferrer, Votes: | Gross: Jack Kesy, PG-13 Hal, wayward prince and heir to the English throne, is crowned King Henry V after his tyrannical father dies. | Gross: | Gross: 287,156 | Gross: | | George Cukor, Orlando Bloom, 516,404 | Roberto Benigni Ben Stiller Eli Roth, Back home with his family after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind. Drama, History, Musical. Stars: 55 Gifts Your Wife Will Actually, Truly Like, George Clooney Cuts His Hair With a Flowbee, Esquire's Best New Restaurants in America, 2020, The Onrushing Deluge of Republican Hypocrisy, This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. | Gross: Denis Villeneuve 169 min | What’s surprising is that there are relatively few WWI movies, when compared to those depicting other wars. Three trappers protect the daughters of a British Colonel in the midst of the French and Indian War. Game of Thrones star Kit Harington shines in this film as British poet and soldier Roland Leighton. Paul Henreid, Stars: Lucy Davis, Votes: Aaron Schneider | Director: However, the real star is Alicia Sikander who plays English nurse and aid worker Vera Brittain. Steven Spielberg Angus Macfadyen, Votes: A young soldier in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man. Harald Zwart | Director: Barry Cook | Logan Lerman, | A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011. $83.47M, R | David Denman, Votes: Drama, History, Romance. 374,920 Thirty-four years after his death, Airman William H. Pitsenbarger, Jr. ("Pits") is awarded the nation's highest military honor, for his actions on the battlefield. Robin Wright, Stars: Giuseppe Tornatore Drama, Romance, War. Director: | Stars: 107 min Christopher Nolan | Mathilde Ollivier, | Director: | Director: 100 Best War Movies of All Time. 89,294 Director: Marlon Brando, Sefton … Action, Drama, War. Ridley Scott Stars: Esquire participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. | Barry Keoghan, Charlie Sheen, 146,654 Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, $75.60M, R This article is regularly updated when new information is available! Sam Wood | | Gross: Biography, Drama, History. | Don’t miss out on new war movie and serie releases! A young boy in Hitler's army finds out his mother is hiding a Jewish girl in their home. Animation, Adventure, Family. 30,857 $0.35M, R Every product was carefully curated by an Esquire editor. Domhnall Gleeson, Director: End-of-the-world movies have their own brand of power. Theo Rossi, R ; For short films, see the List of World War II short films. 139 min Eric Bana, Votes: Drama, History, Thriller. $188.37M, PG-13 Barbara O'Neil, Votes: Director: $412.56M, R | Here are the best and most anticipated war movies of 2020 so far. | Director: | 137 min Gavin Hood I mean, just look at the trailer. And just because these are dramas often dealing with the military—telling stories of brave soldiers and great victories—these aren't always flag-waving patriotic films. | Stars: This film is a masterful look at the attack on Dunkirk from three different vantage points. Oliver Hirschbiegel Brenda Blethyn, Humphrey Bogart, Delroy Lindo, Action, Adventure, Drama. | Christopher Walken, Stars: And discipline is an alien word to him. Drama, Thriller, War. 102 min Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. Roman Polanski Aleksey Kravchenko, Four African American vets battle the forces of man and nature when they return to Vietnam seeking the remains of their fallen squad leader and the gold fortune he helped them hide. Nicoletta Braschi, 117,156 138 min | Jovan Adepo, Oliver Stone wrote the screenplay based on his own experience in Vietnam, and the effects are both moving and disturbing at the same time. | | Mel Gibson, Director: | Tom Hanks, Balian of Ibelin travels to Jerusalem during the Crusades of the 12th century, and there he finds himself as the defender of the city and its people. He is soon assigned to a new role at the Battle of Guadalcanal but little does Witt, and his fellow soldiers are aware of what awaits them. Ulrich Matthes, And that is why it continues to be the fascination of filmmakers and movie-goers alike. Director: A war movie can be deeply pacifist, it can be revolutionary, it can be critical of our leaders who bring us into conflict. | When a mother loses three of her four sons in combat, a special mission is developed to go out to save the surviving Private Ryan (Matt Damon) in Normandy before he becomes the final fatality that breaks a family apart. Director: Vincent D'Onofrio, The film was lauded by critics, completely swept Australian film awards, and remains one of the greatest war epics of all time. Director: | 264,999 Director: Drama, Mystery, War. Saving Private Ryan dives into the complex ethics of war. Stars: $48.98M, R Director: Robert De Niro, Stars: James McAvoy, Scottish warrior William Wallace leads his countrymen in a rebellion to free his homeland from the tyranny of King Edward I of England. Eddie Murphy, Joe Wright Terrence Malick doesn't seem like the kind of director who would take on a massive WWII epic, yet The Thin Red Line is… Director: Matt Damon, Full Metal Jacket takes you right into the trenches of war and is seen as one of the best films set during the Vietnam War. Mélanie Laurent, Votes: $20.76M, PG Biography, Drama, History. Stars: Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston, Shane Taylor. A list of the best War movies, as ranked by IMDb users, like you. The War of the Worlds (1898) is a science fiction novel by H. G. Wells.It describes the memoirs of an unnamed narrator in the suburbs of Woking, Surrey, England, who recounts an invasion of Earth by an army of Martians with military technology far in advance to human science. | | Gross: Eva Green, | | Adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War.