War movies

List of movies about the Second World War, the Great Patriotic War and other wars selected by visitors to our site: Fury, War Horse, Dragon Blade, Apocalypse: The Second World War, World War II In HD Colour, We Are from the Future 2, Saving Private Ryan, A Bridge Too Far, Battle for Sevastopol, The One.

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

Fury (2014)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 7.6)
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA, China, United Kingdom
CharactersTankman, Military, Soldier, Heroes
PlotWar, Tanks, Rivalry
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Heavy, Exciting, Depressive, Disturbing, Fascinating, For men

Last months of World War II in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant in the 2nd Armored Division named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank called "Fury" and its five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

War Horse (2011)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.2)
Genredrama, military
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersAnimals, Horses, Military
StyleTouching, Fascinating, To cry

Follows a young man named Albert and his horse, Joey, and how their bond is broken when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent to the trenches of World War One. Despite being too young to enlist, Albert heads to France to save his friend.

Dragon Blade (2015)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 6)
Genreaction, drama, adventure, history
CountryChina, Hong Kong
CharactersMilitary, Heroes, Soldier
PlotWar, Martial Arts, Adventure, Rivalry, Martial Arts
PlaceChina, Deserts

Huo An, the commander of the Protection Squad of the Western Regions, was framed by evil forces and becomes enslaved. On the other hand, a Roman general escapes to China after rescuing the Prince. The heroic duo meet in the Western Desert and a thrilling story unfolds.

Apocalypse: The Second World War (2009)
Mark8 (imdb: 9)
Genredocumentary, military
PlotWar, Tanks

A six-part French documentary about the Second World War composed exclusively of actual footage of the war as filmed by war correspondents, soldiers, resistance fighters and private citizens. The series is shown in color, with the black and white footage being fully colorized, save for some original color footage. The only exception to the treatment are most Holocaust scenes, which are presented in the original black and white.

World War II In HD Colour (2009)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 8.7)
CountryUnited Kingdom
PlotWar, Tanks

World War II In HD Colour is a 13-episode television documentary miniseries recounting the events of World War II narrated by Robert Powell. The show covers the Western Front, Eastern Front, and the Pacific War. It is on syndication in America on the Military Channel. This series is in full color, combining both original and colorized footage.

We Are from the Future 2 (2010)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 5.1)
Genrefantastic, action, adventure, military
PlotWar, Tanks

Two young Russian historians are going to Ukraine to take part in the reconstruction of the Lvov-Sandomierz operation in July 1944. On sight they fall into conflict with Ukrainian nationalists, and some magical twist of fate, move into the middle of real warfare from more than 60 years. Miraculously avoiding death at the hands of Ukrainian nationalists, caught in the middle of fighting between the Red Army and the Nazis.

Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 8.6)
Genreaction, drama, military
CharactersSoldier, Friends, Military, Warriors, Snipers
PlotWar, Tanks, Death
TimeWorld War II
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Depressive

As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.

A Bridge Too Far (1977)
Mark6 (imdb: 7.4)
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
CharactersSoldier, Military, Spy
PlotWar, On real events
StyleHeavy, Tense, Disturbing

A Bridge Too Far tells the story of Operation Market Garden, the failed attempt by the allies to end the war quickly by securing three bridges in Holland and allowing access over the Rhine into Germany. A combination of poor allied intelligence and the presence of two crack German Panzer divisions meant that the final part of this operation (the bridge in Arnhem over the Rhine, the titular 'bridge too far') was doomed to failure.

Battle for Sevastopol (2015)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.1)
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military
CountryRussia, Ukraine
CharactersSnipers, Soldier
PlotWar, Death
PlaceUSSR, Ukraine, Russia
StyleAction, Heavy, Tense, Disturbing

The breakout of the war shatters the world of a young student, Lyudmila Pavlichenko, forcing her to enlist in the army in 1941. The maiden turns out to be a natural-born sniper, her impressive skill and prowess make her stand out among men and women alike. Seeing Pavlichenko as a tangible threat, the German High Command gives orders to eliminate the girl whatever the cost. In the meanwhile, Lyudmila meets a man and falls in love. War fades into the background... Soon, however, another misfortune befalls Lyudmila leaving the man she loves on the brink of death and herself seriously wounded. The girl is pulled out of combat and later goes to the United States with a publicity visit. Eleanor Roosevelt welcomes Lyudmila in the White House and the two women soon become close. It won't be long before Pavlichenko stands before an audience in Chicago pressing for a second front. Will her words have the capacity to change the course of war?

The One (2015)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 5.9)
Genredrama, military
CharactersMilitary, Friends
StyleAction, Touching, Soulful, Fascinating, For men

During WWII a Soviet artillery unit is fighting Nazis while trying to do everything to save lives of a group of deaf children near their position.

Road to Berlin (2015)
Mark8 (imdb: 6.3)
Genredrama, military
CharactersMilitary, Soldier
StyleExciting, Heavy, For men, Disturbing, Fascinating

A story about two young men during the last days of WWII.

White Tiger (2012)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 6.1)
CharactersSoldier, Military
PlotTanks, War, Obsession, Adventure, Supernatural, Ghosts
TimeWorld War II
StyleExciting, Action, Disturbing, For men

Great Patriotic War, early 1940s. After barely surviving a battle with a mysterious, ghostly-white Tiger tank, Red Army Sergeant Ivan Naydenov becomes obsessed with its destruction.

4 Days in May (2011)
Mark7.2 (imdb: 6.3)
Genredrama, military
CountryGermany, Russia, Ukraine
CharactersSoldier, Military, Orphans
PlotWar, On real events
PlaceBeach, Islands, Germany
TimeWorld War II

Germany, Baltic Sea coast, May 1945, a few days before the end of World War II. A small Soviet patrol arrives at an isolated house where an elderly baroness gives shelter to a group of orphan girls and a boy who is determined to continue the fight.

Fortress of War (2010)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.5)
Genredrama, military
CountryRussia, Belarus
CharactersSoldier, Military, Heroes
PlotWar, Love, Cars, Confrontation, Survival, On real events
TimeWorld War II
StyleAction, Exciting, Fascinating, For men

A war drama set during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, in which Russian troops held on to a border stronghold for nine days. The film shows the heroic defense of Brest Fortress, which has taken upon the first stroke of German fascist invaders on June 22 1941.

Franz + Polina (2006)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 6.9)
Genredrama, military
CountryRussia, Belarus
TimeWorld War II
StyleTouching, Exciting, Tense, Fascinating

A sad story of love between German soldier Franz and Russian girl Polina.

The Dawns Here Are Quiet (2015)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 6.7)
Genredrama, military, history

It is late spring of 1942, and the Great Patriotic War is in full swing. A long way off from the front-line, at some God-forgotten junction, the Germans make an air landing operation in an attempt to get through to the Kirov railway and the White Sea - the Baltic Sea Canal. These aren't just ordinary paratroopers. This is a team of seasoned and highly trained infiltrators, the elite of the Waffen-SS, superhumans. The only thing in their way is an anti-aircraft artillery unit of corporal Vaskov and five young women in training. It may seem like a fight of local significance, but the countrys main strategic transportation artery is at stake. Can the corporal and his 'petite newbies' prevent Nazi sabotage and at what cost?

Stalingrad (2013)
Mark6.4 (imdb: 5.6)
Genreaction, drama, military
CharactersSoldier, Military, Heroes
PlotWar, Love, On real events
PlaceRussia, USSR
TimeWorld War II
StyleFascinating, Heavy, Exciting, Depressive

Drama set in 1942, during one of the most important battles of World War II, which stopped the progress of Nazi forces and turned the tide of war in favor of the Allies. The Soviet army mounts a counter-attack on the Nazi forces that occupy half of Stalingrad on the other side of the Volga, but the operation to cross the river is unsuccessful. A few soldiers who managed to get to the other side take refuge in a house on the bank of Volga. Here they find a girl who didn’t escape when the Germans came. While the whole might of the German army descends onto them, the heroes of Stalingrad experience love, loss, joy and the sense of ultimate freedom that can only be felt by those about to die. They defend the house at all costs while the Red Army prepares for another attack.

The Hero (2016)
Mark7.6 (imdb: 4.6)
Genredrama, military
PlotLove, War

Andrey Kulikov goes to Paris to visit the grave of his great-grandfather, Andrey Dolmatov, who had been an officer in the White Army during the Russian Revolution. On the headstone of the grave next to his great-grandfather's, he notices the face of a young woman. Later, while walking through Paris, Andrey sees a woman, Vera, who looks just like the young woman he had seen on the headstone. And so begins the telling of two love stories, separated by three generations and one hundred years.

Wonder Woman (2017)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.4)
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, adventure, military
CountryUSA, China, Hong Kong
CharactersSuperhero, Amazons, Strong women, Princesses
PlotWar, Adventure, Fate, Justice, Chase
PlaceUSA, Islands, Trains
StyleDC, Best soundtracks, Womens in main roles, Tense

An Amazon princess comes to the world of Man in the grips of the First World War to confront the forces of evil and bring an end to human conflict.

Free State of Jones (2016)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 6.9)
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CharactersDogs, Snake
PlotWar, Survival, Justice, Freedom, Slavery, Uprising, On real events

In 1863, Mississippi farmer Newt Knight serves as a medic for the Confederate Army. Opposed to slavery, Knight would rather help the wounded than fight the Union. After his nephew dies in battle, Newt returns home to Jones County to safeguard his family but is soon branded an outlaw deserter. Forced to flee, he finds refuge with a group of runaway slaves hiding out in the swamps. Forging an alliance with the slaves and other farmers, Knight leads a rebellion that would forever change history.