Movies about Iraq

Movies about Iraq
List of the best films about Iraq according to visitors: American Sniper, The Wall, Sand Castle, SGT. Will Gardner, Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, The Yellow Birds, Boys of Abu Ghraib, The Mountain II, Memorial Day, Karbala.

In the top there are new films of 2021, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
American Sniper (2014)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:12

U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle takes his sole mission—protect his comrades—to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless lives but also makes him a prime target of insurgents. Despite grave danger and his struggle to be a good husband and father to his family back in the States, Kyle serves four tours of duty in Iraq. However, when he finally returns home, he finds that he cannot leave the war behind.

The Wall (2017)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:30

An American sniper and his spotter engage in a deadly cat-and-mouse game with an Iraqi sniper.

Sand Castle (2017)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:47

Set during the occupation of Iraq, a squad of U.S. soldiers try to protect a small village.

SGT. Will Gardner (2019)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military
CountryUSA

A troubled Iraq War veteran struggling to reintegrate into society sets out on a cross-country journey with the hope of reuniting with his young son.

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk (2016)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, China, USA
Duration02:11

19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks the film shows what really happened to his squad - contrasting the realities of war with America's perceptions.

The Yellow Birds (2018)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:44

Two young soldiers, Bartle and Murph, navigate the terrors of the Iraq war under the command of the older, troubled Sergeant Sterling. All the while, Bartle is tortured by a promise he made to Murph's mother before their deployment.

Boys of Abu Ghraib (2014)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrethriller, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

An American soldier deployed at Abu Ghraib finds himself behind the walls of the infamous Hard Site, where he develops a secret friendship with an Iraqi detainee.

The Mountain II (2016)
Markimdb: 8.7
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, military
CountryTurkey
Duration02:09

In a desolate war zone where screams of the innocent echo, on the very line between disaster and valor, 7 Maroon Berets will dance with death.

Memorial Day (2011)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:44

Memorial Day, 1993. When 13-year-old Kyle Vogel discovers the World War II footlocker belonging to his grandfather, Bud, everyone tells Kyle to put it back. Luckily, he ignores them. Although Bud has never talked about the war, he finds himself striking a deal with his grandson: Kyle can pick any three souvenirs, and Bud will tell him the stories behind each one. Memorial Day not only takes us on a journey into Bud's complicated wartime past, but also into Kyle's wartime future. As the two men share parallel experiences in combat, they come to realize how that magical day on the porch shaped both of their lives. 

Karbala (2015)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama, military
CountryPoland, Bulgaria
Duration01:51

On 3 April 2004, during the holiday of Ashura, Iraqi rebels loyal to Shiite leader Muktada As-Sadr, launched an insurgency in the Polish zone. The Poles, together with Bulgarian soldiers and Iraqi police, were given the task of defending City Hall, led by Lieutenant colonel Grzegorz Kaliciak. The clash developed into the biggest Polish engagement since World War II. Not a single allied soldier died, although about 80 insurgents were killed in a counter-attack.

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Green Zone (2010)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Spain, USA
Duration01:54

During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his team of Army inspectors were dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert. Rocketing from one booby-trapped and treacherous site to the next, the men search for deadly chemical agents but stumble instead upon an elaborate cover-up that threatens to invert the purpose of their mission.

The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, adventure, military
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration01:30

A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army's New Earth Army, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions.

The Hurt Locker (2008)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrethriller, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:06

Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.

Route Irish (2011)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military
CountryFrance, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Belgium

A private security contractor in Iraq rejects the official explanation of his friend's death and decides to investigate.

Redacted (2007)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrethriller, crime, military
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration01:30

A fictional documentary discusses the effects the Iraq war has had on soldiers and local people through interviews with members of an American military unit, the media, and local Iraqis.

Stop-Loss (2008)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:52

A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.

Jarhead (2005)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:03

Jarhead is a film about a US Marine Anthony Swofford’s experience in the Gulf War. After putting up with an arduous boot camp, Swafford and his unit are sent to the Persian Gulf where they are eager to fight, but are forced to stay back from the action. Swofford struggles with the possibility of his girlfriend cheating on him, and as his mental state deteriorates, his desire to kill increases.

Battle for Haditha (2007)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom

An investigation of the massacre of 24 men, women and children in Haditha, Iraq allegedly shot by 4 U.S. Marines in retaliation for the death of a U.S. Marine killed by a roadside bomb. The movie follows the story of the Marines of Kilo Company, an Iraqi family, and the insurgents who plant the roadside bomb.

Camp X-Ray (2014)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:57

A young woman joins the military to be part of something bigger than herself and her small-town roots. Instead, she ends up as a new guard at Guantanamo Bay, where her mission is far from black and white. Surrounded by hostile jihadists and aggressive squadmates, she strikes up an unusual friendship with one of the detainees.

Megan Leavey (2017)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:26

The true story of Marine Corporal Megan Leavey, who forms a powerful bond with an aggressive combat dog, Rex. While deployed in Iraq, the two complete more than 100 missions and save countless lives, until an IED explosion puts their faithfulness to the test.

War Machine (2017)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, drama, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:00

A rock star general bent on winning the “impossible” war in Afghanistan takes us inside the complex machinery of modern war. Inspired by the true story of General Stanley McChrystal.

Red Sky (2014)
Markimdb: 4.1
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUSA, Russia
Duration01:48

Disgraced Top Gun fighter pilot Butch Masters leads a rogue squad in recovery of a WMD. Masters must navigate a fractured friendship, a love triangle, and must take to the skies to reclaim his military and personal honor.

Buried (2010)
Markimdb: 7
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountrySpain, United Kingdom, USA, France
Duration01:35

Paul is a U.S. truck driver working in Iraq. After an attack by a group of Iraqis he wakes to find he is buried alive inside a coffin. With only a lighter and a cell phone it's a race against time to escape this claustrophobic death trap.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:37

In 2002, cable news producer Kim Barker decides to shake up her routine by taking a daring new assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan. Dislodged from her comfortable American lifestyle, Barker finds herself in the middle of an out-of-control war zone. Luckily, she meets Tanya Vanderpoel, a fellow journalist who takes the shell-shocked reporter under her wing. Amid the militants, warlords and nighttime partying, Barker discovers the key to becoming a successful correspondent.

Fair Game (2010)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama, biography
CountryUSA, United Arab Emirates
Duration01:48

Wife and mother Valerie Plame (Naomi Watts) has a double life as a CIA operative, hiding her vocation from family and friends. Her husband, Joseph Wilson (Sean Penn), writes a controversial article in The New York Times, refuting stories about the sale of enriched uranium to Iraq, Then Valerie's secret work and identity is leaked to the press. With her cover blown and other people endangered, Valerie's career and personal life begin to unravel.

War Dogs (2016)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genrecomedy, drama, crime, military, biography
CountryUSA, Cambodia, Romania
Duration02:11

Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.

Kismet (1944)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrefantasy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

Hafiz, a rascally beggar on the periphery of the court of Baghdad, schemes to marry his daughter to royalty and to win the heart of the queen of the castle himself.

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, fantasy, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA

When a princess is shrunken by an evil wizard, Sinbad must undertake a quest to an island of monsters to cure her and prevent a war.

A Private War (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, military, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:34

One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.

Amira & Sam (2014)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

Sam, a soldier who had served in Afghanistan and Iraq, meets Amira when he visits her uncle, Bassam, who had served as Sam's Iraqi translator. Bassam and Sam have a special bond due to their time together in the war. Initially Amira does not trust him because he was an American soldier and her brother was killed by a bomb from American troops in the war. Sam's cousin, Charlie, asks Sam to help him with illegal hedge funds unbeknownst to Sam at the time. Amira is staying with her uncle Bassam since her father died. She sells bootlegged films on the street corner but is forced to stay with Sam after getting busted; immigration officials begin pursuing her. As the film progresses, Sam and Amira fall in love.




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