Best War (and Historic) Moviesby historyp | created - 2 months ago | updated - 6 days ago | Public
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1. The Last Samurai (2003)
16 | 154 min | Action, Drama, History
An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.
Votes: 363,528 | Gross: $111.11M
2. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
16 | 169 min | Drama, War
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
Votes: 1,078,140 | Gross: $216.54M
3. Schindler's List (1993)
12 | 195 min | Biography, Drama, History
In German-occupied Poland during World War II, Oskar Schindler gradually becomes concerned for his Jewish workforce after witnessing their persecution by the Nazi Germans.
Votes: 1,056,081 | Gross: $96.07M
5. Blood Diamond (2006)
16 | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond.
Votes: 455,266 | Gross: $57.37M
6. Braveheart (1995)
16 | 178 min | Biography, Drama, History
When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.
Votes: 874,570 | Gross: $75.60M
7. The Great Escape (1963)
12 | 172 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.
Votes: 201,028 | Gross: $12.10M
8. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
16 | 153 min | Adventure, Drama, War
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.
Votes: 1,088,792 | Gross: $120.54M
9. The Imitation Game (2014)
12 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.
Votes: 601,379 | Gross: $91.13M
10. The Patriot (2000)
16 | 165 min | Action, Drama, History
Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son.
Votes: 233,535 | Gross: $113.33M
11. La grande vadrouille (1966)
132 min | Adventure, Comedy, War
Several ordinary Frenchmen, helping British pilots avoid Nazi captivity, goes on an epic voyage through the occupied country to the Swiss border.
12. Zwartboek (2006)
16 | 145 min | Drama, Thriller, War
In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.
Votes: 67,411 | Gross: $4.40M
13. Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
12 | 136 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama
True story of Heinrich Harrer, an Austrian mountain climber who became friends with the Dalai Lama at the time of China's takeover of Tibet.
Votes: 110,480 | Gross: $37.96M
14. Valkyrie (2008)
12 | 121 min | Drama, History, Thriller
A dramatization of the July 20, 1944 assassination and political coup plot by desperate renegade German Army officers against Adolf Hitler during World War II.
Votes: 210,338 | Gross: $83.08M
15. Gladiator (2000)
16 | 155 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A former Roman General sets out to exact vengeance against the corrupt emperor who murdered his family and sent him into slavery.
Votes: 1,180,853 | Gross: $187.71M
16. Troy (2004)
16 | 163 min | Drama, History, Romance
An adaptation of Homer's great epic, the film follows the assault on Troy by the united Greek forces and chronicles the fates of the men involved.
Votes: 442,639 | Gross: $133.38M
17. Black Hawk Down (2001)
16 | 144 min | Drama, History, War
160 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.
Votes: 333,266 | Gross: $108.64M
18. Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
12 | 150 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
The defiant leader Moses rises up against Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II, setting six hundred thousand slaves on a monumental journey of escape from Egypt and its terrifying cycle of deadly plagues.
Votes: 148,728 | Gross: $65.01M
19. Tears of the Sun (2003)
16 | 121 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
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.
Votes: 104,985 | Gross: $43.73M
20. The Last Legion (2007)
12 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, War
As the Roman empire crumbles, young Romulus Augustus flees the city and embarks on a perilous voyage to Britain to track down a legion of supporters.
Votes: 32,277 | Gross: $5.93M
21. 10,000 BC (2008)
12 | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A prehistoric epic that follows a young mammoth hunter's journey through uncharted territory to secure the future of his tribe.
Votes: 118,674 | Gross: $94.78M
22. Pearl Harbor (2001)
12 | 183 min | Action, Drama, History
A tale of war and romance mixed in with history. The story follows two lifelong friends and a beautiful nurse who are caught up in the horror of an infamous Sunday morning in 1941.
Votes: 288,598 | Gross: $198.54M
23. Hercules (I) (2014)
12 | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Having endured his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord.
Votes: 135,354 | Gross: $72.69M
24. Alexander (2004)
16 | 175 min | Action, Adventure, Biography
Alexander, the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest army leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world.
Votes: 152,569 | Gross: $34.30M
25. Saul fia (2015)
16 | 107 min | Drama, War
In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival upon trying to salvage from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son.
Votes: 37,670 | Gross: $1.78M
26. Les chevaliers blancs (2015)
112 min | Drama
At the head of his NGO Move For Kids, Jacques Arnault pulls some humanitarian workers in a country of Africa "to take in" orphan children. The operation is transformed in a panic.
28. Leningrad (2009)
12 | 110 min | Drama, War
When in 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, their troops quickly besieged Leningrad. Foreign journalists are evacuated but one of them, Kate Davies, is presumed dead and misses the ... See full summary »
29. Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
12 | 106 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A Navy navigator is shot down over enemy territory and is ruthlessly pursued by a secret police enforcer and the opposing troops. Meanwhile his commanding officer goes against orders in an attempt to rescue him.
Votes: 93,770 | Gross: $59.07M
30. Three Kings (1999)
16 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
In the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, four soldiers set out to steal gold that was stolen from Kuwait, but they discover people who desperately need their help.
Votes: 150,926 | Gross: $60.65M