War Films 2011-2016

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1. 5 Days of War (2011)

R | 113 min | Action, Drama, War

31 Metascore

A drama set centered around the war between Russia and Georgia, and focused on an American journalist, his cameraman, and a Georgian native who become caught in the crossfire.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Rupert Friend, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Richard Coyle, Heather Graham

Votes: 13,354 | Gross: $0.02M

2. Auschwitz (2011)

Not Rated | 73 min | Drama, History, War

Controversial director Uwe Boll depicts the harsh reality of the process inside one of the most infamous Nazi death camps by using brutally realistic imagery. Book-ended by documentary ... See full summary »

Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Steffen Mennekes, Arved Birnbaum, Maximilian Gärtner, Friedhelm Gärtner

Votes: 1,351

3. Coriolanus (2011)

R | 123 min | Drama, Thriller, War

79 Metascore

A banished hero of Rome allies with a sworn enemy to take his revenge on the city.

Director: Ralph Fiennes | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Gerard Butler, Brian Cox, Lubna Azabal

Votes: 30,459 | Gross: $0.76M

4. In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011)

R | 127 min | Drama, Romance, War

56 Metascore

During the Bosnian War, Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs, re-encounters Ajla, a Bosnian who's now a captive in his camp he oversees. Their once promising connection has become ambiguous as their motives have changed.

Director: Angelina Jolie | Stars: Zana Marjanovic, Goran Kostic, Rade Serbedzija, Vanessa Glodjo

Votes: 33,143 | Gross: $0.30M

5. Resistance (2011)

92 min | Drama, Thriller, War

In 1944 a group of women in an isolated Welsh village wake up to discover all of the their husbands have mysteriously vanished.

Director: Amit Gupta | Stars: Michael Sheen, Tom Wlaschiha, Alexander Dreymon, Andrea Riseborough

Votes: 1,569

6. Special Forces (2011)

R | 109 min | Action, Drama, War

37 Metascore

A French journalist in Afghanistan is kidnapped by the Taliban.

Director: Stéphane Rybojad | Stars: Diane Kruger, Djimon Hounsou, Benoît Magimel, Denis Ménochet

Votes: 17,486 | Gross: $0.01M

7. The Flowers of War (2011)

R | 146 min | Drama, History, Romance

46 Metascore

An American finds refuge during the 1937 Japanese invasion of Nanking in a church with a group of women. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Christian Bale, Ni Ni, Xinyi Zhang, Tianyuan Huang

Votes: 48,091 | Gross: $0.01M

8. The Resistance (2011)

PG | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In a time of war, when occupation turns to genocide, one woman choose resistance over death and takes on the empire of Japan.

Director: Peng Zhang Li | Stars: Hu Ling Meng, Peng Zhang Li, Jeremy Marr Williams, Zhang Xiao Hua

Votes: 1,052

9. There Be Dragons (2011)

PG-13 | 122 min | Biography, Drama, War

33 Metascore

Arising out of the horror of the Spanish Civil War, a candidate for canonization is investigated by a journalist who discovers his own estranged father had a deep, dark and devastating connection to the saint's life.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Charlie Cox, Wes Bentley, Dougray Scott, Rodrigo Santoro

Votes: 4,466 | Gross: $1.07M

10. Red Tails (2012)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Drama, History

46 Metascore

A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard.

Director: Anthony Hemingway | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Gerald McRaney, David Oyelowo, Andre Royo

Votes: 32,735 | Gross: $49.88M

11. Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

R | 157 min | Drama, History, Thriller

95 Metascore

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.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong

Votes: 263,163 | Gross: $95.72M

12. Canopy (2013)

PG-13 | 84 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

64 Metascore

Singapore, February 1942. An Australian fighter pilot is shot down over the jungle and must find his way back to Allied lines, through Japanese-held territory.

Director: Aaron Wilson | Stars: Khan Chittenden, Morning Tzu-Yi Mo, Robert Menzies, Edwina Wren

Votes: 964 | Gross: $0.01M

13. Colette (2013)

126 min | Biography, Drama, History

Arnost Lustig was one of the world's most renowned literary authors of our times. Lustig's novel 'A girl from Antwerp' upon which our film Colette is based, draws on the author's personal ... See full summary »

Director: Milan Cieslar | Stars: Jirí Mádl, Clémence Thioly, Juraj Adamík, Radek Balcárek

Votes: 447

14. Devils of War (2013)

Not Rated | 74 min | Action, Horror

Poland, 1944. Assembled for a top-secret rescue mission, a daring team of Special Forces soldiers quickly find themselves trapped deep behind enemy lines.

Director: Eli Dorsey | Stars: Lawrence Anthony, Jerry L. Buxbaum, Jamin Watson, Jeremiah Grace

Votes: 384

15. Return to the Hiding Place (2013)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, History, Thriller

When the Nazis begin killing Jews in Holland, a group of youth fight to save the lives of the innocent.

Directors: Peter C. Spencer, Josiah Spencer | Stars: John Rhys-Davies, Mimi Sagadin, Craig Robert Young, David Thomas Jenkins

Votes: 648

16. Stalingrad (2013)

R | 131 min | Action, Drama, War

49 Metascore

A group of Russian soldiers fight to hold a strategic building in their devastated city against a ruthless German army, and in the process become deeply connected to two Russian women who have been living there.

Director: Fedor Bondarchuk | Stars: Mariya Smolnikova, Yanina Studilina, Pyotr Fyodorov, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 15,331 | Gross: $1.01M

17. The Book Thief (2013)

PG-13 | 131 min | Drama, War

53 Metascore

While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being protected by her adoptive parents.

Director: Brian Percival | Stars: Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Ben Schnetzer

Votes: 124,150 | Gross: $21.49M

18. The Patrol (2013)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Drama, War

Written and directed by former soldier, Tom Petch, 'The Patrol' provides the antidote to the war action film. A psychological drama, the film explores the relationships between a group of British soldiers as they grow disillusioned with the Afghan war.

Director: Tom Petch | Stars: Owain Arthur, Nicholas Beveney, Daniel Fraser, Alex McNally

Votes: 919

19. Allies (2014)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Drama, War

August 1944. A team of British soldiers led by a US Captain are dropped behind enemy lines in France on a mission that could shorten the war. As nothing goes according to plan, commando ... See full summary »

Director: Dominic Burns | Stars: Julian Ovenden, Chris Reilly, Matt Willis, Edmund Kingsley

Votes: 831

20. Boys of Abu Ghraib (2014)

R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller, War

34 Metascore

An American soldier deployed at Abu Ghraib finds himself behind the walls of the infamous Hard Site, where he develops a secret friendship with an Iraqi detainee.

Director: Luke Moran | Stars: Luke Moran, Sean Astin, Sara Paxton, Omid Abtahi

Votes: 2,042

21. Camp X-Ray (2014)

R | 117 min | Drama, War

54 Metascore

A soldier assigned to Guantanamo Bay befriends a man who has been imprisoned there.

Director: Peter Sattler | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Payman Maadi, Lane Garrison, Tara Holt

Votes: 38,426 | Gross: $0.01M

22. Fury (2014)

R | 134 min | Action, Drama, War

64 Metascore

A grizzled tank commander makes tough decisions as he and his crew fight their way across Germany in April, 1945.

Director: David Ayer | Stars: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña

Votes: 409,512 | Gross: $85.82M

23. Good Kill (2014)

R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller, War

63 Metascore

A family man begins to question the ethics of his job as a drone pilot.

Director: Andrew Niccol | Stars: Ethan Hawke, January Jones, Zoë Kravitz, Fatima El Bahraouy

Votes: 22,040 | Gross: $0.32M

24. Kilo Two Bravo (2014)

R | 108 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

Kajaki Dam 2006. A company of young British soldiers encounter an unexpected, terrifying enemy. A dried-out river bed, and under every step the possibility of an anti-personnel mine. A mine that could cost you your leg - or your life.

Director: Paul Katis | Stars: David Elliot, Mark Stanley, Scott Kyle, Benjamin O'Mahony

Votes: 11,281

25. The Imitation Game (2014)

PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

73 Metascore

During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

Director: Morten Tyldum | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech

Votes: 658,497 | Gross: $91.13M

26. The Monuments Men (2014)

PG-13 | 118 min | Comedy, Drama, History

52 Metascore

An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.

Director: George Clooney | Stars: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett

Votes: 121,722 | Gross: $78.03M

27. Unbroken (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 137 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

59 Metascore

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.

Director: Angelina Jolie | Stars: Jack O'Connell, Miyavi, Domhnall Gleeson, Garrett Hedlund

Votes: 140,293 | Gross: $115.64M

28. Beasts of No Nation (2015)

Not Rated | 137 min | Drama, War

79 Metascore

A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country.

Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga | Stars: Abraham Attah, Emmanuel Affadzi, Ricky Adelayitor, Andrew Adote

Votes: 70,126 | Gross: $0.08M

29. Eye in the Sky (2015)

R | 102 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

73 Metascore

Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.

Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi

Votes: 76,365 | Gross: $18.70M

30. Hyena Road (2015)

R | 120 min | Action, Drama, War

44 Metascore

Three different men, three different worlds, three different wars - all stand at the intersection of modern warfare - a murky world of fluid morality where all is not as it seems.

Director: Paul Gross | Stars: Rossif Sutherland, Allan Hawco, David Richmond-Peck, Karl Campbell

Votes: 6,731 | Gross: $0.00M

31. War Pigs (2015)

R | 91 min | Action, Drama, War

A rag tag unit of misfits known as the War Pigs must go behind enemy lines to exterminate Nazis by any means necessary.

Director: Ryan Little | Stars: Luke Goss, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Liddell, Mickey Rourke

Votes: 2,978

32. 13 Hours (2016)

R | 144 min | Action, Drama, History

48 Metascore

During an attack on a U.S. compound in Libya, a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, James Badge Dale, David Denman

Votes: 112,747 | Gross: $52.85M

33. Allied (2016)

R | 124 min | Action, Drama, Romance

60 Metascore

In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris, Vincent Ebrahim

Votes: 135,829 | Gross: $40.10M

34. Alone in Berlin (2016)

R | 103 min | Drama, History, War

52 Metascore

After a Nazi German working class couple loses their son in World War II, they decide to retaliate by secretly leafletting handwritten cards in Berlin denouncing their government.

Director: Vincent Perez | Stars: Emma Thompson, Brendan Gleeson, Daniel Brühl, Mikael Persbrandt

Votes: 7,552

35. Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)

R | 113 min | Action, Drama, Sport

53 Metascore

19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks, the film shows what really happened to his squad - contrasting the realities of war with America's perceptions.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund, Arturo Castro, Mason Lee

Votes: 20,426 | Gross: $1.72M

36. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

R | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

71 Metascore

World War II American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer

Votes: 409,117 | Gross: $67.21M

37. Sniper Special Ops (2016)

R | 84 min | Action, Drama, War

A Special Ops Military Force, led by Sergeant Vic Mosby (Tim Abell) with an expert sniper Sergeant Jake Chandler (Steven Seagal) as "Over Watch" during a special mission are sent to a ... See full summary »

Director: Fred Olen Ray | Stars: Steven Seagal, Rob Van Dam, Tim Abell, Charlene Amoia

Votes: 2,423

38. USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)

R | 128 min | Action, Drama, History

30 Metascore

During World War II, an American navy ship is sunk by a Japanese submarine leaving 890 crewmen stranded in shark infested waters.

Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Tom Sizemore, Thomas Jane, Matt Lanter

Votes: 10,778

39. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

R | 112 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

57 Metascore

A journalist recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan.

Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa | Stars: Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina

Votes: 48,267 | Gross: $23.05M



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