Top 25 Iraq War Movies

2010s

1 Jarhead 2: Field of Fire

Jarhead 2: Field of Fire (2014)

Published on August 17th, 2014 | by Chris

The original Jarhead back in 2005 was a dull, lifeless, waste of a couple of hours.  Thankfully, Jarhead 2: Field of Fire, only shares the franchise name in common.  Actually, I really liked Jarhead 2, once... Read More


2010s

2 Into The White

Into The White (2013)

Published on August 21st, 2014 | by Chris

Into The White puts us into the Scandinavian winter desert during WWII.  Two planes, German and English, have just been shot down in the same vicinity.  The survivors each come across a small hunting cabin, and... Read More


2010s

3 A Year in the Blue (2014)

A Year in the Blue (2014)

Published on August 25th, 2014 | by Chris

Ever wonder what it would be like to go through the US Air Force Academy?  Well, A Year in the Blue gives you a chance to follow the class of 2014 as they embark on just... Read More


1960s

4 Lawrence of Arabia (1962, Blu Ray)

Lawrence of Arabia (1962, Blu Ray)

Published on November 26th, 2012 | by Chris

If you look up the word "epic" in the dictionary, I imagine one of the definitions would be 1952's Lawrence of Arabia. In case you've not read my original review of Lawrence of Arabia, I suggest... Read More


2000s

6 City of Life and Death (2009)

City of Life and Death (2009)

Published on November 1st, 2011 | by Chris

Quite frankly, this is the best, most brutal, most gut-wrenching war movie I've seen in a long, long time.  City of Life and Death is everything Schindler's List could have been, should have been, and more... Read More


2000s

7 Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)

Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)

Published on January 25th, 2013 | by Chris

Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War is probably the best modern movie depicting the Korean War, that I've found to date.  I'm putting it right up there with, if not a little higher than the... Read More


2010s

8 Memorial Day (2011)

Memorial Day (2011)

Published on July 20th, 2012 | by Chris

"It's Memorial Day, isn't it? What are we supposed to remember?" I didn't recall this film being promoted in any significant way, and its a damn shame.  Because Memorial Day has got to be one of... Read More


1980s

9 Das Boot (1981, Director's Cut)

Das Boot (1981, Director’s Cut)

Published on January 8th, 2008 | by Chris

Oh man, I can't believe I've never found the time to see Das Boot until now.  I mean, what was I thinking?!  If ever there was the definitive "submarine" war movie, this is it, hands down. ... Read More


1980s

10 Full Metal Jacket (1987, Blu Ray)

Full Metal Jacket (1987, Blu Ray)

Published on August 11th, 2012 | by Chris

Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket is one of those Vietnam movies that really doesn't get old to me.  Unlike Platoon, which (for whatever reason) seems to get more dated and cliched each time I see it,... Read More


1970s

11 Apocalypse Now (1979, Blu Ray)

Apocalypse Now (1979, Blu Ray)

Published on October 26th, 2010 | by Chris

All I can say (for starters) is that its about time!  For one, seeing "Apocalypse" in its full 2.35:1 aspect ratio is worth the price of admission alone.  Seriously.  Unless you saw it in theatres, you... Read More


1960s

12 Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Published on July 23rd, 2008 | by Chris

Before I start, I should mention that I had never seen Lawrence of Arabia before today. Not even a hint of it. Why not? Sure I've heard how great it was, but because of its length... Read More


2000s

13 Black Hawk Down (2002)

Black Hawk Down (2002)

Published on September 12th, 2007 | by Chris

You'll have to pardon the R-rated nature of this review, but damn, after seeing this (actually for the 2nd time) I can't help it. In a word, Black Hawk Down is intense.  In two words: Fucking... Read More


1930s

14 All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

Published on September 21st, 2007 | by Chris

If there's one thing I've learned from watching movies for this site, it's the respect and admiration a lot of critics have for director Lewis Milestone.  In 1930's All Quiet on the Western Front, he explores... Read More


1960s

15 The Dirty Dozen (1967)

The Dirty Dozen (1967)

Published on January 9th, 2007 | by Chris

When you think of war movies, there are a few movies that should immediately pop into your mind. Tora, Tora, Tora. Saving Private Ryan. Platoon. And of course, The Dirty Dozen. The story of twelve convicted... Read More


1940s

17 The Great Dictator (1940)

The Great Dictator (1940)

Published on April 17th, 2007 | by Chris

Man, all I can say about this one is this. Excellent stuff. This gem from 1940 pits master comedian Charlie Chaplin absolutely tearing apart the European dictatorships of the time. Before the US even got involved.... Read More


2000s

18 Black Hawk Down (2002, Blu Ray)

Black Hawk Down (2002, Blu Ray)

Published on August 20th, 2009 | by Chris

Everything I said about 2002's Black Hawk Down in my previous review still stands, including the words I used to describe it.  F*cking intense.  On Blu Ray?  How about even more F'ing intense... Read More


1960s

19 Hell In The Pacific (1968)

Hell In The Pacific (1968)

Published on June 22nd, 2007 | by Chris

I would have liked to have been a fly on the wall when they pitched this movie.  "What? A cast of *two*? With very little dialog? And only one of them speaks English and we won't... Read More


1960s

21 The Great Escape (1963)

The Great Escape (1963)

Published on August 29th, 2007 | by Chris

I almost hate to say this, but The Great Escape is actuallly a *fun* movie.  It's loosely based on a series of real events from the Paul Brickhill book of the same name.   The story follows... Read More


2000s

22 The War (2007)

The War (2007)

Published on October 5th, 2007 | by Chris

There have been a ton of World War II documentaries made over the last, what, 62 years?  Some range from absurd, but still interesting (like the SS/Occult stuff) to pure masterpieces such as Ken Burns' The... Read More


1970s

23 The Road to World War II (1978, 2011)

The Road to World War II (1978, 2011)

Published on October 14th, 2011 | by Chris

Questar's new DVD box-set, The Road to World War II, is an overdue re-release (with additions) of a 1970's television series which explored the time period between World War I, and World War II, with the... Read More


1960s

24 The Battle of Algiers (1966)

The Battle of Algiers (1966)

Published on November 15th, 2007 | by Chris

Brother, what a brutal film.  The Battle of Algiersis a French production, which focuses on a situation I'm sure most Americans are wholly unfamiliar with: The French struggle to hold onto over 100 years of occupation... Read More


2000s

25 Saints and Soldiers (2003)

Saints and Soldiers (2003)

Published on March 25th, 2008 | by Chris

Saints and Soldiers is by far the best war movie I've never heard of before.  Yes, it really is that good.  Starting off with a frank depiction of the Malmedy massacre of Allied soldiers by the... Read More


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