Movies about the military

List of the best military movies selected by visitors to our site: Uri: The Surgical Strike, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Alita: Battle Angel, In The Port of Cape Town, Midway, Doom: Annihilation, The Blackout, Kesari, The Lenin Factor, The Great Battle
In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.
Uri: The Surgical Strike (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 8.4)
Genreaction, drama, military, history
Duration02:24
CharactersMilitary, Special Forces, Terrorists, Soldier
PlaceIndia

Following the roguish terrorist attacks at Uri Army Base camp in Kashmir, India takes the fight to the enemy, in its most successful covert operation till date with one and only one objective of avenging their fallen heroes.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 6.1)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure
Duration02:20
CharactersMonsters, Military, Dragons
PlotDisasters, Apocalypse

Follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species - thought to be mere myths - rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity's very existence hanging in the balance.

Alita: Battle Angel (2019)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrefantastic, action, thriller, melodrama, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada, Argentina
Duration02:28
CharactersRobots, Teens, Scientists, Military, Hunters
PlotMartial Arts, Fights without rules, Technology, Adventure
PlaceLake, Spaceships
TimeFuture
StyleAtmospheric, Exciting, Bright, Vivid, Cyberpunk, Fascinating

When Alita awakens with no memory of who she is in a future world she does not recognize, she is taken in by Ido, a compassionate doctor who realizes that somewhere in this abandoned cyborg shell is the heart and soul of a young woman with an extraordinary past.

In The Port of Cape Town (2019)
Mark
Genredrama
Duration01:42
CharactersMilitary
PlaceRussia

Sailor, Tillage and Salazhonok. They met only once, in the summer of 1945, in the Far East, in arms and with serious intentions. Everything ended in a firefight, and each of the participants is sure that he killed the other two. However, fate gave them all a long, eventful life. It will take more than half a century and in one of the days in different parts of the Earth there will be events associated with that fateful meeting of the summer of 1945, and the viewer will learn how she has drastically changed the life of each hero and not only.

Midway (2019)
Mark10
CharactersSoldier, Military
PlotWar, Revenge, Sea battles
PlaceSea, Japan, USA
TimeWorld War II

The story of the soldiers and aviators who helped turn the tide of the Second World War during the iconic Battle of Midway in June 1942.

Doom: Annihilation (2019)
Mark7 (imdb: 3.5)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
Duration00:30
CharactersMonsters, Scientists, Military, Demons, Zombie
PlotSurvival, Confrontation, Weapon
PlaceMars
StyleDisturbing

Doom: Annihilation follows a group of space marines as they respond to a distress call from a base on a Martian moon, only to discover it’s been overrun by demonic creatures who threaten to create Hell on Earth.

The Blackout (2019)
CharactersFriends, Soldier, Military
TimeFuture
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, For men

No meteorites hit Earth, no terrorists put the world in danger, no atomic war was started, but something did go wrong. Contact between most towns on Earth has been severed. A small ring-like area in Eastern Europe still has electricity, and maybe even life is being reported from the Space. What military forces find outside the Ring is shocking. There are dead corpses everywhere: in stores, in cars, on roads, in hospitals and railway stations. Who or what is destroying all life on Earth? How long will the last outpost of mankind survive?

Kesari (2019)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, drama
Duration03:05
CharactersSoldier, Kings, Military
PlotWar
PlaceIndia

In 1897, an army of 21 Sikhs battles 10,000 Afghans to prevent the Saragarhi Fort from being taken down.

The Lenin Factor (2019)
CharactersMilitary
PlotRevolution, Love
PlaceRussia, USSR

Having dedicated his life to the preparation of the revolution in the Russian Empire, Vladimir Lenin, living in exile in Switzerland, desperately seeks a way back to Russia to take control. Options are few when Lenin receives an offer from Alexander Parvus, the most infamous of political opportunists, who has made a deal with Germany to sponsor the revolution under Lenin's command and smuggle Lenin and his comrades into Russia. Aware that making a deal with 2 devils could cost him everything including his political influence, Lenin knows he must outsmart and outmaneuver Parvus and the Germans at any cost...

The Great Battle (2018)
Mark9.6 (imdb: 6.9)
Genreaction, military, history
Duration01:34
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlotWar
TimeMiddle Ages
StyleExciting, Action

Kingdom of Goguryeo, ancient Korea, 645. The ruthless Emperor Taizong of Tang invades the country and leads his armies towards the capital, achieving one victory after another, but on his way is the stronghold of Ansi, protected by General Yang Man-chu, who will do everything possible to stop the invasion, even if his troops are outnumbered by thousands of enemies.

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Overlord (2018)
Mark6.6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, military
Duration01:45
CharactersMilitary, Zombie, Soldier
PlotWar, Genetic experiments
TimeWorld War II

France, June 1944. On the eve of D-Day, some American paratroopers fall behind enemy lines after their aircraft crashes while on a mission to destroy a radio tower in a small village near the beaches of Normandy. After reaching their target, the surviving paratroopers realise that, in addition to fighting the Nazi troops that patrol the village, they also must fight against something else.

Call Sign "Banderas" (2018)
Mark4 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrethriller, drama, military
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
PlaceUkraine

In the autumn of 2014, in the ATO zone, an intelligence group headed by experienced captain Anton Sayenko (called by nickname "Banderas") tries to prevent sabotage and neutralize the Russian saboteur.

The Sixth Post (2018)
Mark9.6
Genredrama, crime
Duration01:40
CharactersMilitary, Friends, Soldier, Special Forces
StyleFor men

Against the backdrop of a conflict between former friends, and now a soldier and a prisoner, events break out that will make them make a difficult choice. This choice changed the history and attitude to true heroism.

Tankers (2018)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 5)
Genredrama, military, history
Duration01:25
CharactersTankman, Military
PlotWar, Tanks, Death
TimeWorld War II
StylePatriotic, Exciting, Depressive, Tense, Disturbing

The film is based on the true story about a Soviet KV-1 crew of a Soviet KV-1 tank, under the command of Semyon Konovalov , whom despite being heavily outnumbered by German forces, destroyed 16 tanks, 2 armored vehicles and 8 other enemy vehicles at the village of Nizhnemytyakin, Tarasovsky district, Rostov region on July 13th, 1942.

Hurricane (2018)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 5.9)
Genreaction, drama, military
Duration01:53
CharactersPilots, Military, Soldier
PlotWar
PlaceEngland
TimeWorld War II
StylePatriotic

The story of the Polish fliers who found themselves fighting for the freedom of their own country in foreign skies. Seen through the eyes of a Polish fighter ace and adventurer, it tells how the Poles—driven across Europe by the German war machine—finally make their last stand. Flying Hurricanes for the RAF over Britain, they became a key component in the legend of ‘The Few’. Up against the might of the Luftwaffe they hoped that, by saving Great Britain from Nazi invasion, they were keeping the dream of a free Poland alive.

12 Strong (2018)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 6.6)
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:34
CharactersHorses, Soldier, Terrorists, Military
PlotWar, Survival, Weapon
PlaceMountains

A team of CIA agents and special forces head into Afghanistan in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks in an attempt to dismantle the Taliban.

Kursk (2018)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.5)
Genreaction, thriller, drama, history
Duration02:02
CharactersSubmariners, Military
PlotDisasters, Death
PlaceSubmarines, Russia

Barents Sea, August 12th, 2000. During a Russian naval exercise, and after suffering a serious accident, the K-141 Kursk submarine sinks with 118 crew members on board. While the few sailors who are still alive barely manage to survive, their families push for accurate information and a British officer struggles to obtain from the Russian government a permit to attempt a rescue before it is late. But general incompetence are against all their efforts.

Donbass (2018)
Mark4.6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genredrama
CountryGermany, Ukraine, France, Netherlands, Romania
CharactersJournalists, Military
PlotWar
PlaceUkraine
StyleDisturbing

In the Donbas, a region of Eastern Ukraine, a hybrid war takes place, involving an open armed conflict alongside killings and robberies on a mass scale perpetrated by separatist gangs. In the Donbass, war is called peace, propaganda is uttered as truth and hatred is declared to be love. A journey through the Donbas unfolds as a chain of curious adventures, where the grotesque and drama are as intertwined as life and death. This is not a tale of one region, one country or one political system. It is about a world, lost in post-truth and fake identities. It is about each and every one of us.

The Predator (2018)
Mark5.6 (imdb: 5.4)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, thriller, adventure
CountryUSA, Canada
Duration02:06
CharactersAutistic, Aliens, Killers, Scientists, Warriors, Military
PlotGenetic experiments, UFO, Weapon, Technology

When a kid accidentally triggers the universe's most lethal hunters' return to Earth, only a ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled female scientist can prevent the end of the human race.

The 15:17 to Paris (2018)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 5.2)
Genredrama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersTerrorists, Military, Soldier
PlotOn real events
PlaceTrains, Paris, School

In August 2015, an ISIS terrorist boarded train #9364 from Brussels to Paris. Armed with an AK-47 and enough ammo to kill more than 500 people, the terrorist might have succeeded except for three American friends who refused to give in to fear. One was a college student, one was a martial arts enthusiast and airman first class in the U.S. Air Force, and the other was a member of the Oregon National Guard, and all three pals proved fearless as they charged and ultimately overpowered the gunman after he emerged from a bathroom armed and ready to kill.

Bel Canto (2018)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 5.3)
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration02:28
CharactersSingers, Terrorists, Military
PlotHostage, Revolution

A famous opera singer is held hostage in South America by a guerrilla rebel group after performing at a Japanese businessman's lavish birthday party. Unexpected bonds are forged in the standoff that ensues.

The Dark Tower (2017)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 5.6)
Genrehorror, fantastic, action, fantasy, adventure, western
CountryUSA
Duration01:38
CharactersTeens, Military
PlotSuperpowers, Adventure, Disasters, Skirmishes
PlaceParallel worlds
StyleTense

The last Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

Dunkirk (2017)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 7.9)
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Netherlands, France
Duration02:27
CharactersSoldier, Lifeguards, Friends, Military
PlotWar, Death, Survival
PlaceEngland, Ships, Sea
StyleBest soundtracks, Tense, Disturbing

The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.

The Spacewalker (2017)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.3)
Genrethriller, drama, adventure, history
CountryRussia
Duration02:25
CharactersScientists, Military, Astronauts
PlaceSpace, Russia, Moscow, USSR
TimeCold War
StylePatriotic

March 1965. In the heat of the Cold War, the USA and the USSR are competing for supremacy in space. What both superpowers aim for in this race, is to be the first to have a man walk in outer space. To accomplish that, no price is too high and no risk is too great. Now it’s up to the unlikely duo of a seasoned war veteran and a hot-headed test-pilot to fulfill this mission. Two men in a tiny spaceship, without proper testing, facing the complete unknown… They were supposed to do what no man has done before – and no man imagined what would happen next…

Frost (2017)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genredrama
CountryLithuania, France, Ukraine, Poland
Duration02:23
CharactersJournalists, Military, Soldier
PlotTime travel, Love, War, Jealousy, Relationship
PlaceUkraine

Rokas and Inga, a couple of young Lithuanians, volunteer to drive a cargo van of humanitarian aid to Ukraine. They cross the vast snowy lands of the Donbass region, drifting into the lives of those affected by the war.

See You Up There (2017)
Mark7 (imdb: 7.5)
Genredrama, crime
CountryFrance, Canada
Duration01:46
CharactersArtists, Friends, Military, Fathers, Orphans, Dogs
PlotLove, War, Death, Pursuit, Test, Dancing
PlaceFrance

In November 1918, a few days before the Armistice, when Lieutenant Pradelle orders a senseless attack, he causes a useless disaster; but his outrageous act also binds the lives of two soldiers who have nothing more in common than the battlefield: Édouard saves Albert, although at a high cost. They become companions in misfortune who will attempt to survive in a changing world. Pradelle, in his own way, does the same.

Stratton (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 4.8)
Genreaction, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:35
CharactersTerrorists, Military
PlotWar, Death
PlaceEngland, London

A British Special Boat Service commando tracks down an international terrorist cell.

Foxtrot (2017)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama
CountryIsrael, Luxembourg, Germany, France
Duration02:12
CharactersSoldier, Military, Mothers, Fathers, Dogs
PlotWar, Death, Dancing

Michael and Daphna receive terrible news about their soldier son, who serves in a desolate checkpoint in the middle of nowhere.

Genocidal Organ (2017)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrefantastic, cartoon
CountryJapan
Duration00:30
CharactersMilitary, Heroes
PlotWar, Rivalry
PlaceJapan
TimeFuture
StyleExciting

The war on terror exploded, literally, the day Sarajevo was destroyed by a homemade nuclear device. The leading democracies transformed into total surveillance states, and the developing world has drowned under a wave of genocides. The mysterious American John Paul seems to be behind the collapse of the world system, and it's up to intelligence agent Clavis Shepherd to track John Paul across the wreckage of civilizations and to find the true heart of darkness—a genocidal organ.

Unknown Soldier (2017)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, military
CountryFinland, Belgium, Iceland
Duration01:36
CharactersMilitary, Snipers, Soldier
PlotWar
PlaceUSSR

The film follows Finnish army machine gun company in Continuation War against Soviet Union, 1941–1944. Based on Väinö Linna's best selling novel Tuntematon Sotilas (The Unknown Soldier) and the novel's uncensored version, Sotaromaani (A War Novel).

Trench 11 (2017)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genrehorror, thriller, military
CountryCanada
Duration01:49
CharactersMonsters, Friends, Soldier, Military
PlotWar

In the final days of WWI a shell-shocked soldier must lead a mission deep beneath the trenches to stop a German plot that could turn the tide of the war.

The Captain (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.4)
Genredrama, military, history
Duration01:51
CharactersMilitary
PlotThe escape
PlaceGermany
TimeWorld War II
StyleMakes me think

Germany, 1945. Soldier Willi Herold, a deserter of the German army, stumbles into a uniform of Nazi captain abandoned during the last and desperate weeks of the Third Reich. Newly emboldened by the allure of a suit that he has stolen only to stay warm, Willi discovers that many Germans will follow the leader, whoever he is.

Anna Karenina (2017)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.1)
Genredrama
CountryRussia
Duration01:27
CharactersFriends, Military, Mothers, Brides
PlotTime travel, Love, War, Death
PlaceRussia, Italy, Moscow

In late-19th-century Russian high society, St. Petersburg aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the dashing Count Alexei Vronsky. An eight part adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's "Anna Karenina" from Vronsky's point of view.

Five Came Back (2017)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genredocumentary, military, biography, history
Duration02:16
CharactersSoldier, Military
PlaceUSA

The extraordinary story of how Hollywood changed World War II – and how World War II changed Hollywood, through the interwoven experiences of five legendary filmmakers who went to war to serve their country and bring the truth to the American people: John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, Frank Capra, and George Stevens. Based on Mark Harris’ best-selling book, “Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War.”

The Death of Stalin (2017)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, Belgium, Canada
Duration02:30
CharactersMilitary
PlotDeath, Funeral
PlaceRussia, USSR

Stalin's core team of ministers tussle for control following the Russian leader's stroke in 1953.

Thank You for Your Service (2017)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genredrama, military, biography
CountryUSA, India, Canada
Duration02:26
CharactersVeterans, Military, Soldier, Dogs
PlaceAircraft

A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield.

Hostages (2017)
Mark6 (imdb: 6.2)
Genrethriller, drama, biography, history
CountryRussia, Georgia
Duration01:43
CharactersParents, Military
PlotLove, Freedom
PlaceAircraft, USSR, Sea

Soviet Georgia, 1983. Preparations for Nika and Ana's wedding are in full swing and it's a big day for both of their elite families. For the newlyweds and their friends, however, the celebrations are in fact part of a cover-up, as they plot an audacious escape from the Soviet Union.

Attraction (2017)
Mark5 (imdb: 5.5)
Genrefantastic
CountryRussia
Duration02:09
CharactersAliens, Fathers, Guests, Military
PlotLove, UFO, War
PlaceMoscow, Russia, Space

After an alien ship crash lands in a Russian city, many who see the inside and the occupants start to question their own existence while others demand the aliens leave Earth.

The Cured (2017)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrehorror, fantastic, drama
CountryRepublic of Ireland, France
Duration01:48
CharactersZombie, Military
PlotSurvival
StyleDisturbing, Depressive

What happens when the undead return to life? In a world ravaged for years by a virus that turns the infected into zombie-like cannibals, a cure is at last found and the wrenching process of reintegrating the survivors back into society begins.

Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars (2017)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrefantastic, action, cartoon
CountryJapan, USA
Duration01:30
CharactersMilitary, Aliens, Soldier
PlaceMars
TimeFuture
StyleFascinating

Federation trooper Johnny Rico is ordered to work with a group of new recruits on a satellite station on Mars, where giant bugs have decided to target their next attack.

Scythe Hitting Stone (2017)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryRussia
Duration01:33
CharactersMilitary
PlotDancing, Motorcycles, Death, Snow
PlaceRussia, Trains

In 2000 Russians celebrated the advent of a new century and dreamed of a new life. But their painful experiences could not be left behind — in fact, the era hadn’t gone yet, it catches up with the heroes of the film with heavy injuries — war or death turn their lives into a social drama. The Chechen war is followed by the Chechen syndrome, then radical nationalism and escaping from real life. Is there any place for God in this new world? How high is the value of a human life in it? Heroes answer those questions not in words, but in actions dictated by their post-Soviet worldview and values. When Jehovah's Witnesses commit an accidental murder in a search for new religious followers or when the hero rides a motorcycle in memory of his brother, who died in Chechnya — an absurdity connects with reality. Despite the painful social themes, the movie becomes a cruel satire on the insanity of war and violence — grotesque, shock and comic become firmly grounded in the new world.

Alien Invasion: S.U.M.1 (2017)
Mark3.2 (imdb: 4)
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller
CountryGermany
Duration01:42
CharactersAliens, Soldier, Military
PlotAlien invasion
TimeFuture

An aggressive race of aliens took over Planet Earth and humanity's at its end, living in giant bunkers below ground. Young Military rookie S.U.M.1 (Iwan Rheon) is sent to the surface to save a group of unprotected survivors.

The Exception (2017)
CharactersJews, Military
PlotLove

A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.1)
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration02:29
CharactersTeens, Friends, Military
PlotOn real events, War
StylePatriotic, Inspirational, Touching, To cry

WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Spirits' Homecoming (2016)
Genredrama
CountrySouth Korea
Duration01:10
CharactersParents, Friends, Soldier, Military, Mothers
PlotLove, War
PlaceJapan, Korea

Two Korean girls, Jung-Min (14) and Young-hee (15) are kidnapped by the Japanese Imperial Army and taken to a 'Comfort Station' in China. There, they join other kidnapped girls in serving Japanese soldiers as sexual slaves known as 'Comfort Women'. Decades later, an elderly lady attempts to reunite with the spirit of her lost friend. Inspired by the testimony of Kang Il-chul.

The Broken Crown (2016)
Genredrama, history
CountrySpain
CharactersKings, Military, Mothers, Fathers
PlotLove, Jealousy, Money, Power

In a Spain consumed by ambition and power, the future of an empire depends of the mind state of a single woman.

Anthropoid (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.2)
Genrethriller, military, biography, history
CountryCzech Republic, United Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:24
CharactersSoldier, Military
PlotLove

In December 1941, Czech soldier Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš parachute into their occupied homeland to assassinate Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich

The Siege of Jadotville (2016)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military
CountryRepublic of Ireland, South Africa
Duration02:07
CharactersSoldier, Military
PlotWar, Political, Power, Freedom
StyleTense

Irish Commandant Pat Quinlan leads a stand off with troops against French and Belgian Mercenaries in the Congo during in the early 1960s.

Beyond Valkyrie: Dawn of the Fourth Reich (2016)
Mark10 (imdb: 4.9)
Genreaction, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:23
CharactersMilitary
PlotWar, Power, Freedom

An intense thriller from the frontlines of World War II. As Operation Valkyrie prepares to assassinate Adolph Hitler, an Allied special ops team prepares to extract the man destined to lead post-war Germany. But after Valkyrie fails, everything changes. Now, unlikely allies must work together to stop a group of Nazi Officers from fleeing to Argentina and establishing the Fourth Reich.

The House (2016)
Mark8 (imdb: 4.5)
Genrethriller
CountryNorway
Duration01:15
CharactersDemons, Soldier, Military
PlotWar, Supernatural
StyleDisturbing

Two German soldiers has taken a Norwegian soldier as prisoner, during one of the cold Scandianvian winter nights during WW2. They are thankful that they find a lonely house out in the wilderness, but the houses aren't that cozy after all.

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