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Top War Movies

The Best War Movies of All Time are calculated by overall movie ratings and members' "Top War List". The Top War Movies List is calculated daily.

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Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Saving Private Ryan (1998) 3.30/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: War/Drama
MPAA rating: R
Director: Steven Spielberg
Actors: Tom Hanks, Barry Pepper, Adam Goldberg
Plot: Once soldiers cross the line from the beach to land, they are assigned to find Private Ryan, who none of them know, nor do they know if he is alive, but they must follow the commanding officer.

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Apocalypse Now (1979)
Apocalypse Now (1979) 3.30/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: War/Drama
MPAA rating: R
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Actors: Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, Frederic Forrest
Plot: Special ops Army captain Ben Willard is sent into the dark heart of the Vietnam War on a classified mission to assassinate rogue colonel Walter Kurtz. His journey includes some of the most iconic war scenes put to film, from surf-loving Lt Col Kilgore, and the famous helicopter attack on a Viet Cong village (to the strains of Wagner), the surreal USO jungle show by Playboy Playmates, to the Do Lung Bridge, the US' last outpost, where soldiers are abandoned to their fate and the only sound, besides explosions, is the yelling of the damned for salvation. Like Dante, every mile brings Willard further into hell with a growing suspicion that Kurtz may not be as crazy as the brass need to believe.

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Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Full Metal Jacket (1987) 3.24/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: War/Drama
MPAA rating: R
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Actors: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio
Plot: The transformation of a young recruit from boot camp - where he witnesses a fellow recruit snap - to Vietnam, where he witnesses the brutaliy of war.

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Platoon (1986)
Platoon (1986) 3.21/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: War/Drama
MPAA rating: R
Director: Oliver Stone
Actors: Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe, Tom Berenger
Plot: A young man is sent to the Vietnam War where he explores the reality of moral dilemmas, friends dying, and searching for a reason for it all.

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The Great Escape (1963)
The Great Escape (1963) 3.24/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Adventure/War
MPAA rating: NR
Director: John Sturges
Actors: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough
Plot: Set in a POW camp in Germany during WWII, many American's plan a massive escape plan trying to reach England or a neutral country.

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The Deer Hunter (1979)
The Deer Hunter (1979) 3.21/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Drama/War
MPAA rating: R
Director: Michael Cimino
Actors: Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale
Plot: A bunch of hunting friends must go to Vietnam, who are all from a small town, change, and don't come back the same.

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The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) 3.23/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: War/Adventure
MPAA rating: PG
Director: David Lean
Actors: Alec Guinness, William Holden, Heihachiro Okawa
Plot: In a P.O.W. camp stationed in Japan during WWII, a Colonel (Guinness) convinces a Japenese General to build a bridge his way, which drives the Colonel insane.

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Glory (1989)
Glory (1989) 3.07/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: War/Historical
MPAA rating: R
Director: Edward Zwick
Actors: Denzel Washington, Matthew Broderick, Morgan Freeman
Plot: The first all black volunteer army is confronted by hatred, racism and fear from both the Union and the Confederates. A white man is in charge of controlling the company.

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The Pianist (2002)
The Pianist (2002) 3.23/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: Drama/War
MPAA rating: R
Director: Roman Polanski
Actors: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay
Plot: A Jewish pianist must flee is home country as Germany invades. He is reluctant to flee and struggles to survive because of it.

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Black Hawk Down (2001)
Black Hawk Down (2001) 2.97/4 Add to movie list

Language: English
Genre: War/Drama
MPAA rating: R
Director: Ridley Scott
Actors: Josh Hartnett, Tom Sizemore, Ewan McGregor
Plot: Based on the sololian rescue mission in which US Black Hawk helicopters were shot down.

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