Top 25 Other War Movies

1960s

1 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

2 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


2000s

3 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

4 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

5 Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)

Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)

Published on October 31st, 2008 | by Chris

Few names bring fear into the hearts of men as much as "Genghis Khan" or as he was known to the people he led and the lands he ravaged, "Temudgin."  In Mongol: The Rise of Genghis... Read More


2000s

6 The Patriot (2000)

The Patriot (2000)

Published on August 17th, 2007 | by Chris

First off, 2000's The Patriot is by no means historically accurate.  Really in any aspect I can think of.  Just do some reading up on the film and you'll see lots of other reviews railing on... Read More


2010s

8 Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)

Tomorrow, When the War Began (2010)

Published on October 31st, 2012 | by Chris

Let's just get this out of the way immediately, shall we?  "Red Dawn Down Under."  There, I said it.  Happy?  Good.  Now, then. Tomorrow, When the War Began should draw an immediate parallel to the 1984... Read More


2000s

9 The Last Samurai (2003, Blu-ray)

The Last Samurai (2003, Blu-ray)

Published on February 13th, 2009 | by Chris

The Last Samurai takes us back to a time of change in Japan.  Where the traditional governmental systems and military traditions were giving way to Westernized concepts.  Where the old guard, the Samurai were finding themselves... Read More


2000s

10

The Wind That Shakes The Barley (2007)

Published on June 26th, 2009 | by Chris

There are war movies that make you cringe.  Either because of the violence or the atrocities portrayed, or the sheer evil that is shown....  and then there are films like The Wind That Shakes The Barley,... Read More


2000s

11 Transformers (2007)

Transformers (2007)

Published on July 9th, 2007 | by Chris

(insert that funky mechanical sound here...) I know what you're thinking.  "Why are you posting a review of a film like Transformers on a War Movie Reviews site??!!!"  The answer is simple, but takes a bit... Read More


2000s

12

9th Company (2005)

Published on October 19th, 2010 | by Chris

Wow, man.  Talk about perspective.  Just released on DVD and Blu Ray over here is the Russian-made 9th Company.  It's about a group of recruits who are trained up and sent off to Afghanistan... Read More


1980s

13 The Beast (1988)

The Beast (1988)

Published on August 22nd, 2007 | by Chris

In 1988, the Soviets began their withdrawal from Afghanistan, ending their bloody occupation, and indeed ended their own "Vietnam" if you will.  The Mujahideen had won (or maybe the Soviets just lost,) and America cheered at... Read More


2010s

14 Restrepo (2010)

Restrepo (2010)

Published on December 13th, 2010 | by Chris

This year's Restrepo is probably one of the best war-movie documentaries I've seen in a long time. In 2007, filmmakers Tim Hetherington & Sebastian Junger went to Afghanistan to embed with an Airborne platoon for an... Read More


1960s

15 Guns at Batasi (1964)

Guns at Batasi (1964)

Published on October 17th, 2007 | by Chris

Good war movies don't necessarily have to develop out of a major war.  Sometimes all it takes is a little political maneuver to provide the catalyst, even if its purely fictional.  Guns at Batasi gives us... Read More


2000s

16 Children of Men (2006)

Children of Men (2006)

Published on October 19th, 2007 | by Chris

  OK, I know what you're thinking.  "What are you smoking over there! Children of Men isn't a war movie!"' Well, you're right it isn't.  It falls somewhere in the "dystopian future science fiction" category.  Children... Read More


1990s

17 Braveheart (1995, Blu Ray)

Braveheart (1995, Blu Ray)

Published on October 7th, 2009 | by Chris

If you haven't seen 1995's Braveheart by now, you've probably been living under a rock, or in some remote Gobi-desert cave or something.  I mean, really. The tale of William Wallace, 13th century champion of Scottish... Read More


2000s

18 Rambo (2008)

Rambo (2008)

Published on February 26th, 2008 | by Chris

Well, he's back. In Rambo, Vietnam vet and disillusioned mercenary John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) finds himself approached by a band of Christian missionaries, eager to head up river from Thailand into Burma to deliver medicine and... Read More


1970s

19 Zulu Dawn (1979)

Zulu Dawn (1979)

Published on March 25th, 2013 | by Chris

Zulu Dawn takes a star-studded look at the Battle of Isandlwana, where the British suffered a crushing defeat to the Empire in South Africa at the hands of the Zulu in 1879. The movie spends about... Read More


Other War Movies

20 Tropic Thunder (2008)

Tropic Thunder (2008)

Published on August 25th, 2008 | by Chris

Well, I finally got a chance to see it. I have to say, "YEAH!" Not bad at all. Ben Stiller's Tropic Thunder manages to lampoon the entire war movie genre, and liberally thrash the Hollywood "system",... Read More


1980s

22 Heartbreak Ridge (1986)

Heartbreak Ridge (1986)

Published on June 7th, 2007 | by Chris

And then there was... Grenada?  Lost in the midst of "the big ones" was this tiny little intervention in the early 1980's.  1986's Heartbreak Ridge ends up focusing on that particular conflict in the end, but... Read More


2000s

23 Day Zero (2007)

Day Zero (2007)

Published on March 1st, 2013 | by Chris

"If you were drafted and had 30 days to report, what would you do?" Not that long ago, it was a question that we would actually have to answer.  Since the end of the Vietnam war,... Read More


2010s

24 Iron Sky (2012)

Iron Sky (2012)

Published on March 13th, 2013 | by Chris

(Speaking of war movie/scifi crossovers...) I realize I'm going to get raked over the coals for this, but I thought Iron Sky was a terrible movie.  Terrible, and everyone involved knows it, and because of that,... Read More


2010s

25 Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Published on July 25th, 2011 | by Chris

Aw, yeah.  So what if its "yet another comic book movie?"  Captain America is just a whole lot of old fashioned fantasy fun.  Of course setting it against the backdrop of WWII doesn't hurt things either,... Read More


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