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War Horse 2011
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.
List of the best movies like War Horse (2011): Pearl Harbor, Exodus, Flags of Our Fathers, The Fighting 69th, 55 Days at Peking, Red Tails, Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers, Joyeux Noël, Alexander Nevsky, King Arthur.

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Pearl Harbor (2001)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration03:03

The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes is immediately put on hold when they find themselves at the center of Japan's devastating attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

Exodus (1960)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration03:28

The theme is the founding of the state of Israel. The action begins on a ship filled with Jewish immigrants bound for Israel who are being off loaded on Cyprus. An Intelligence officer succeeds in getting them back on board their ship only to have the harbor blocked by the British with whom they must negotiate. The second part deals with declaring independence and the resulting warring.

Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration02:15

There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. This is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen – John 'Doc' Bradley, Pvt. Rene Gagnon and Pvt. Ira Hayes, who fought in the battle to take Iwo Jima from the Japanese.

The Fighting 69th (1940)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

Although loudmouthed braggart Jerry Plunkett alienates his comrades and officers, Father Duffy, the regimental chaplain, has faith that he'll prove himself in the end.

55 Days at Peking (1963)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:34

Diplomats, soldiers and other representatives of a dozen nations fend off the siege of the International Compound in Peking during the 1900 Boxer Rebellion. The disparate interests unite for survival despite competing factions, overwhelming odds, delayed relief and tacit support of the Boxers by the Empress of China and her generals.

Red Tails (2012)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:00

The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.

Pathfinders: In the Company of Strangers (2011)
Markimdb: 3.4
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA

Untold and lost history. A true story of the American Pathfinders, the volunteer paratroopers whose deadly mission was to land 30 minutes before the Normandy invasion, locate and mark strategic "drop zones" and set up the top-secret navigation equipment needed to guide the main airborne assault on D-Day.

Joyeux Noël (2005)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama, military, music, history
CountryFrance, Germany, United Kingdom, Belgium, Romania
Duration01:51

In 1914, World War I, the bloodiest war ever at that time in human history, was well under way. However on Christmas Eve, numerous sections of the Western Front called an informal, and unauthorized, truce where the various front-line soldiers of the conflict peacefully met each other in No Man's Land to share a precious pause in the carnage with a fleeting brotherhood.

Alexander Nevsky (1938)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:51

When German knights invade Russia, Prince Alexander Nevsky must rally his people to resist the formidable force. After the Teutonic soldiers take over an eastern Russian city, Alexander stages his stand at Novgorod, where a major battle is fought on the ice of frozen Lake Chudskoe. While Alexander leads his outnumbered troops, two of their number, Vasili and Gavrilo, begin a contest of bravery to win the hand of a local maiden.

King Arthur (2004)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland
Duration02:06

The story of the Arthurian legend, based on the 'Sarmatian hypothesis' which contends that the legend has a historical nucleus in the Sarmatian heavy cavalry troops stationed in Britain, and that the Roman-British military commander, Lucius Artorius Castus is the historical person behind the legend.

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Mongol: The Rise of Genghis Khan (2007)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, biography, history
CountryRussia, Germany, Kazakhstan
Duration02:06

The story recounts the early life of Genghis Khan, a slave who went on to conquer half the world in the 11th century.

Khartoum (1966)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:08

English General Charles George Gordon is appointed military governor of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan by the Prime Minister. Ordered to evacuate Egyptians from the Sudan, Gordon stays on to protect the people of Khartoum, who are under threat of being conquered by a Muslim army.

The Star (2002)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:37

The film is based on the eponymous book by Emmanuil Kazakevich. In the summer of 1944 the Nazi Armies prepare a massive Tank Division named 'Viking" for the offensive on occupied Russian land. The Russian Army's special group of seven snipers named "Zvezda" is sent for a reconnaissance operation behind the enemy lines in the back of the Nazi Tank Division. Two previous Russian groups never came back. The seven Russians know that they are going to an almost certain Death for the sake of Victory.

Centurion (2010)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration01:37

Britain, A.D. 117. Quintus Dias, the sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the Earth and destroy their leader, Gorlacon.

Gallipoli (1981)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, adventure, military, history
CountryAustralia
Duration01:50

As World War I rages, brave and youthful Australians Archy and Frank—both agile runners—become friends and enlist in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps together. They later find themselves part of the Dardanelles Campaign on the Gallipoli peninsula, a brutal eight-month conflict which pit the British and their allies against the Ottoman Empire and left over 500,000 men dead.

Alexander (2004)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, melodrama, drama, adventure, military, biography, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, Germany, Netherlands, France, Italy, Morocco, Thailand
Duration02:55

Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any westerner had ever gone, all the way to India.

Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA, Spain
Duration02:25

After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.

River Queen (2005)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryNew Zealand, United Kingdom
Duration01:54

An intimate story set during the 1860s in which a young Irish woman Sarah and her family find themselves on both sides of the turbulent wars between British and Maori during the British colonization of New Zealand.

Cast a Giant Shadow (1966)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:18

An American Army officer is recruited by the yet to exist Israel to help them form an army. He is disturbed by this sudden appeal to his jewish roots. Each of Israel's Arab neighbors has vowed to invade the poorly prepared country as soon as partition is granted. He is made commander of the Israeli forces just before the war begins.

Alatriste (2006)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genreaction, thriller, melodrama, drama, adventure, military, history
CountrySpain
Duration02:25

In 17th century Spain Diego Alatriste, a brave and heroic soldier, is fighting in his King's army in the Flandes region. His best mate, Balboa, falls in a trap and, near to death, asks Diego to look after his son and teach him to be a soldier.

Dances with Wolves (1990)
Markimdb: 8
Genredrama, adventure, western, military, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom
Duration03:56

Wounded Civil War soldier, John Dunbar tries to commit suicide – and becomes a hero instead. As a reward, he's assigned to his dream post, a remote junction on the Western frontier, and soon makes unlikely friends with the local Sioux tribe.

Defiance (2008)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genreaction, thriller, drama, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:17

Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in the ghettos of Poland.

The Buccaneer (1958)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:59

During the War of 1812 against Britain: General Andrew Jackson has only 1,200 men left to defend New Orleans when he learns that a British fleet will arrive with 60 ships and 16,000 men to take the city. In this situation an island near the city becomes strategically important to both parties, but it's inhabited by the last big buccaneer: Jean Lafitte. Although Lafitte never attacks American ships, the governor hates him for selling merchandise without taxes - and is loved by the citizens for the same reason. When the big fight gets nearer, Lafitte is drawn between the fronts. His heart belongs to America, but his people urge him to join the party that's more likely to win.

Mamangam (2019)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryIndia

Based on the medieval fair called Mamankam, which was celebrated every 12 years between 800 AD and 1755 AD, the story of the film is supposedly about a brave warrior of Malabar and his loyal soldiers.

The Sand Pebbles (1966)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, military
CountryUSA
Duration03:16

Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat USS San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the 'rice-bowl' system which runs the ship and the uneasy symbiosis between Chinese and foreigner on the river. Hostility towards the gunboat's presence reaches a climax when the boat must crash through a river-boom and rescue missionaries upriver at China Light Mission.

Ode to My Father (2014)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, military, history
CountrySouth Korea
Duration02:06

Korea, 1950. A child's vow to take care of his family marks the beginning of a lifelong promise spanning sixty years.

Fortress of War (2010)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryBelarus, Russia
Duration02:11

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.

Black Beauty (1994)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure, family
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:28

The fates of horses, and the people who own and command them, are revealed as Black Beauty narrates the circle of his life.

Age of Heroes (2011)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genreaction, thriller, drama, adventure, military
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:30

The true story of the formation of Ian Fleming's 30 Commando unit, a precursor for the elite forces in the U.K.

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genreaction, drama, adventure, military, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:18

After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ferocious pursuit of glory against the safety of his devoted crew, including the ship's thoughtful surgeon, his best friend.




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