MILITARY MANIAC

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1. Come and See (1985)

Not Rated | 142 min | Drama, Thriller, War

After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet resistance movement against ruthless German forces and experiences the horrors of World War II.

Director: Elem Klimov | Stars: Aleksey Kravchenko, Olga Mironova, Liubomiras Laucevicius, Vladas Bagdonas

Votes: 61,666

2. We Were Soldiers (2002)

R | 138 min | Action, Drama, History

65 Metascore

The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War, and the soldiers on both sides that fought it, while their wives wait nervously and anxiously at home for the good news or the bad news.

Director: Randall Wallace | Stars: Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe, Greg Kinnear, Sam Elliott

Votes: 131,640 | Gross: $78.12M

3. Heartbreak Ridge (1986)

R | 130 min | Drama, War

53 Metascore

Hard-nosed, hard-living Marine Gunnery Sergeant Tom Highway (Clint Eastwood) clashes with his superiors and his ex-wife as he takes command of a spoiled recon platoon with a bad attitude.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Marsha Mason, Everett McGill, Moses Gunn

Votes: 40,186 | Gross: $42.72M

4. Defiance (I) (2008)

R | 137 min | Action, Drama, History

58 Metascore

Jewish brothers in Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe escape into the Belarussian forests, where they join Russian resistance fighters, and endeavor to build a village, in order to protect themselves and about one thousand Jewish non-combatants.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos

Votes: 139,507 | Gross: $28.64M

5. 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: 75,136 | Gross: $0.08M

6. Tears of the Sun (2003)

R | 121 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

48 Metascore

A Special-Ops commander leads his team into the Nigerian jungle in order to rescue a doctor who will only join them if they agree to save 70 refugees too.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Bruce Willis, Cole Hauser, Monica Bellucci, Eamonn Walker

Votes: 113,465 | Gross: $43.73M

7. Red Dawn (2012)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Drama

31 Metascore

A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers.

Director: Dan Bradley | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Isabel Lucas, Josh Hutcherson, Josh Peck

Votes: 73,693 | Gross: $44.81M

8. Red Dawn (1984)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Drama

53 Metascore

It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers band together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.

Director: John Milius | Stars: Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen

Votes: 51,646 | Gross: $38.38M

9. Anthropoid (2016)

R | 120 min | Action, Biography, Drama

59 Metascore

Based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the WWII mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution and the Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler.

Director: Sean Ellis | Stars: Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy, Brian Caspe, Karel Hermánek Jr.

Votes: 44,647 | Gross: $2.96M

10. The Great Raid (2005)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, War

48 Metascore

Taking place towards the end of WWII, 500 American Soldiers have been entrapped in a camp for 3 years. Beginning to give up hope they will ever be rescued, a group of Rangers goes on a dangerous mission to try and save them.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Benjamin Bratt, Joseph Fiennes, James Franco, Robert Mammone

Votes: 21,248 | Gross: $10.17M

11. The Longest Day (1962)

G | 178 min | Action, Drama, History

75 Metascore

The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view.

Directors: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Gerd Oswald, Bernhard Wicki, Darryl F. Zanuck | Stars: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Richard Burton, Henry Fonda

Votes: 52,543 | Gross: $39.10M

12. Mission of Honor (II) (2018)

Not Rated | 107 min | Action, Drama, War

The exploits of 303 Squadron RAF during the Battle of Britain. The squadron consisted of Polish pilots, many of whom were veterans of the air battles involved in Germany's invasion of Poland.

Director: David Blair | Stars: Iwan Rheon, Milo Gibson, Stefanie Martini, Krystof Hádek

Votes: 4,310

13. The Guns of Navarone (1961)

TV-PG | 158 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A team of allied saboteurs are assigned an impossible mission: infiltrate an impregnable Nazi-held island and destroy the two enormous long-range field guns that prevent the rescue of 2,000 trapped British soldiers.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: David Niven, Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn, Anthony Quayle

Votes: 46,061 | Gross: $28.90M

14. '71 (2014)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

83 Metascore

In 1971, a young and disoriented British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast.

Director: Yann Demange | Stars: Jack O'Connell, Sam Reid, Sean Harris, Paul Popplewell

Votes: 51,908 | Gross: $1.27M

15. Cross of Iron (1977)

R | 119 min | Drama, War

German commander Hauptmann Stransky (Maximilian Schell) places a squad in extreme danger after Sergeant Rolf Steiner (James Coburn) refuses to lie for him.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason, David Warner

Votes: 25,276

16. The Captain (2017)

118 min | Drama, History, Thriller

67 Metascore

In the last moments of World War II, a young German soldier fighting for survival finds a Nazi captain's uniform. Impersonating an officer, the man quickly takes on the monstrous identity of the perpetrators he's escaping from.

Director: Robert Schwentke | Stars: Max Hubacher, Alexander Fehling, Sebastian Rudolph, Max Thommes

Votes: 14,173 | Gross: $0.11M

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17. Casualties of War (1989)

R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Drama

75 Metascore

During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Sean Penn, Don Harvey, John C. Reilly

Votes: 41,538 | Gross: $18.67M

18. The Battle of Algiers (1966)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, War

96 Metascore

In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.

Director: Gillo Pontecorvo | Stars: Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi, Samia Kerbash

Votes: 54,125 | Gross: $0.06M

19. 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: 22,766 | Gross: $0.32M

20. Megan Leavey (2017)

PG-13 | 116 min | Biography, Drama, War

66 Metascore

Based on the true life story of a young Marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq.

Director: Gabriela Cowperthwaite | Stars: Kate Mara, Ramon Rodriguez, Tom Felton, Bradley Whitford

Votes: 21,960 | Gross: $13.41M

21. Revolt (2017)

R | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

An amnesiac US soldier's in a cell next to a cute, French doctor. Earth is under attack by big, alien robots. Kenyan soldiers come to rape, torture and kill but the 2 fight back. They find a car and head west.

Director: Joe Miale | Stars: Lee Pace, Bérénice Marlohe, Jason Flemyng, Sibulele Gcilitshana

Votes: 8,591

22. Max (I) (2015)

PG | 111 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

47 Metascore

A military dog that helped American Marines in Afghanistan returns to the United States and is adopted by his handler's family after suffering a traumatic experience.

Director: Boaz Yakin | Stars: Thomas Haden Church, Josh Wiggins, Luke Kleintank, Lauren Graham

Votes: 25,883 | Gross: $42.65M

23. Tuntematon sotilas (2017)

132 min | Drama, War

A film adaptation of Väinö Linna's best selling novel The Unknown Soldier (1954) and the novel's unedited manuscript version, Sotaromaani.

Director: Aku Louhimies | Stars: Eero Aho, Johannes Holopainen, Jussi Vatanen, Aku Hirviniemi

Votes: 9,844

24. Hart's War (2002)

R | 125 min | Drama, War

49 Metascore

A law student becomes a lieutenant during World War II, is captured and asked to defend a black prisoner of war falsely accused of murder.

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Bruce Willis, Colin Farrell, Terrence Howard, Cole Hauser

Votes: 51,037 | Gross: $19.08M

25. The Horse Soldiers (1959)

Approved | 120 min | Adventure, Romance, War

In 1863, a Union outfit is sent behind Confederate lines in Mississippi to destroy enemy railroads but a captive southern belle and the unit's doctor cause frictions within ranks.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, William Holden, Constance Towers, Judson Pratt

Votes: 9,604 | Gross: $1.75M

26. Battle of the Bulge (1965)

Not Rated | 167 min | Drama, History, War

A dramatization of Nazi Germany's final Western Front counterattack of World War II.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan, Dana Andrews

Votes: 15,068 | Gross: $11.12M

27. Battle for Sevastopol (2015)

110 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

A story of Lyudmila Pavlichenko, the most successful female sniper in history.

Director: Sergey Mokritskiy | Stars: Yuliya Peresild, Evgeniy Tsyganov, Oleg Vasilkov, Nikita Tarasov

Votes: 10,886

28. Tigerland (2000)

R | 101 min | Drama, War

55 Metascore

A group of recruits go through Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Polk, Louisiana's infamous Tigerland, last stop before Vietnam for tens of thousands of young men in 1971.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Colin Farrell, Matthew Davis, Clifton Collins Jr., Tom Guiry

Votes: 38,336 | Gross: $0.14M

29. Miracle at St. Anna (2008)

R | 160 min | Action, Drama, War

37 Metascore

Set in 1944 Italy, the story of four black American soldiers who get trapped in a Tuscan village during WWII.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso, Omar Benson Miller

Votes: 18,033 | Gross: $7.92M

30. Lancaster Skies (2019)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Drama, War

Douglas, a broken, solitary, Spitfire Ace, must overcome his past to lead a Lancaster bomber crew in the pivotal aerial war over Berlin, in 1944.

Director: Callum Burn | Stars: Rosa Coduri, Kris Saddler, Joshua Collins, David Dobson

Votes: 1,255

31. 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: 17,966 | Gross: $0.01M

32. April 9th (2015)

93 min | Drama, History, War

On April 9, 1940 Germany invaded Denmark. Based on real events - in Southern Jutland a military unit on bicycles was sent south to help hold back the Germans until reinforcement.

Director: Roni Ezra | Stars: Pilou Asbæk, Lars Mikkelsen, Simon Sears, Ari Alexander

Votes: 5,091

33. 1944 (2015)

100 min | Drama, History, War

In 1944 Estonia, a fratricide war ensues when Estonians of the retreating German forces fight against Estonians conscripted into the advancing Soviet Red Army.

Director: Elmo Nüganen | Stars: Kaspar Velberg, Kristjan Üksküla, Maiken Pius, Gert Raudsep

Votes: 5,058

34. Home of the Brave (2006)

R | 106 min | Action, Drama, War

42 Metascore

Three soldiers struggle to readjust to life at home after returning home from a lengthy tour in Iraq.

Director: Irwin Winkler | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, 50 Cent, Jessica Biel, Brian Presley

Votes: 10,511 | Gross: $0.05M

35. The Enemy Below (1957)

Approved | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

During World War II, an American destroyer discovers a German U-boat, thus ensuing in a deadly duel between the two ships. The American Captain must draw upon all his experience to defeat the equally experienced German commander.

Director: Dick Powell | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Curd Jürgens, David Hedison, Theodore Bikel

Votes: 10,013

36. Khartoum (1966)

Approved | 128 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

In the Sudan, in 1884 to 1885, Egyptian forces led by British General Charles "Chinese" Gordon (Charlton Heston) defend Khartoum against an invading Muslim Army led by a religious fanatic, Mohammed Ahmed el Mahdi (Sir Laurence Olivier).

Directors: Basil Dearden, Eliot Elisofon | Stars: Charlton Heston, Laurence Olivier, Richard Johnson, Ralph Richardson

Votes: 6,818 | Gross: $6.54M

37. The Battle of Neretva (1969)

G | 105 min | Drama, History, War

World war two drama about the 1943 battle around the Neretva River between Axis forces and Yugoslav partisan units.

Director: Veljko Bulajic | Stars: Yul Brynner, Hardy Krüger, Franco Nero, Sylva Koscina

Votes: 3,303

38. 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: 3,136

39. Wunderland (2018)

Not Rated | 85 min | War

Christmas 1944, The Germans make one final push against the attacking allied armies in the West. Lt. Robert Cappa and his platoon of 2nd Infantry Division soldiers have been ordered to hold... See full summary »

Director: Steven Luke | Stars: Steven Luke, Tom Berenger, Mikeal Burgin, Aaron Courteau

Votes: 938

40. 1898: Our Last Men in the Philippines (2016)

R | 105 min | Drama, History, War

A soldiers trapped inside a church as last refugee. A fight that no one couldn't win. A war that no one wanted to lose.

Director: Salvador Calvo | Stars: Luis Tosar, Javier Gutiérrez, Álvaro Cervantes, Karra Elejalde

Votes: 2,967

41. Fortress of War (2010)

Not Rated | 138 min | Action, Drama, History

A war drama set during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, in which Soviet troops held on to a border stronghold for nine days.

Director: Aleksandr Kott | Stars: Aleksey Kopashov, Andrey Merzlikin, Pavel Derevyanko, Aleksandr Korshunov

Votes: 9,166

42. Battle Ground (2013)

R | 95 min | Action, Drama, War

Three British soldiers find themselves stranded in No Man's Land after a failed charge on the German Trenches. Set in France 1916.

Directors: Johan Earl, Adrian Powers | Stars: Johan Earl, Tim Pocock, Martin Copping, Denai Gracie

Votes: 1,905

43. Age of Heroes (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

The true story of the formation of Ian Fleming's 30 Commando unit, a precursor for the elite forces in the U.K.

Director: Adrian Vitoria | Stars: Sean Bean, Danny Dyer, Aksel Hennie, Izabella Miko

Votes: 9,493

44. Alone We Fight (2018)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, War

Facing mounting odds, a small but determined band of American soldiers venture into dangerous enemy territory on a mission to stop an advancing German unit from breaking through the Allied line.

Director: Justin Lee | Stars: Aidan Bristow, Matthew James McCarthy, Corbin Bernsen, Johnny Messner

Votes: 364

45. Allies (2014)

Not Rated | 93 min | Action, Drama, War