100 best military movies

A list of the best military films, selected by visitors to our site: Only Old Men Are Going to Battle, Inglourious Basterds, T-34, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Captain America: Civil War, Mulan II, The Dawns Here Are Quiet, Hacksaw Ridge, The Imitation Game, The Balkan Line, Pearl Harbor, Wonder Woman 1984, Battle for Sevastopol, Officers, Panfilov's 28 Men, Green Street Hooligans 2, Green Street Hooligans: Underground, They Fought for Their Motherland, 1917, Atonement
Only Old Men Are Going to Battle (1973)
Markimdb: 8.4
Genrecomedy, drama, military
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:27

Bogdan Titarenko is very talented pilot and brave leader of "Singing group". He also must look after some new cadets and fight together with them against German Luftwaffe planes. Close to Bogdan always are his friends, they are all from different parts of the country, but they all became real brothers.

Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genreaction, comedy, drama, military
CountryUSA, Germany
Duration02:33

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds, lead by Lt. Aldo Raine soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers.

T-34 (2018)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryRussia

In 1944, a courageous group of Russian soldiers managed to escape from German captivity in a half-destroyed legendary T-34 tank. Those were the times of unforgettable bravery, fierce fighting, unbreakable love, and legendary miracles.

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (2008)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:30

When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a Jewish prisoner or the role his own Nazi father plays in his imprisonment, Bruno embarks on a dangerous journey inside the camp's walls.

Captain America: Civil War (2016)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, action, adventure, military
CountryUSA
Duration02:30

Following the events of Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, which causes an epic battle between former allies.

Mulan II (2004)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genrefantasy, musical, adventure, family, cartoon, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:19

Fa Mulan gets the surprise of her young life when her love, Captain Li Shang asks for her hand in marriage. Before the two can have their happily ever after, the Emperor assigns them a secret mission, to escort three princesses to Chang'an, China. Mushu is determined to drive a wedge between the couple after he learns that he will lose his guardian job if Mulan marries into the Li family.

The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genredrama, military, history
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:40

Based on the eponymous book by Boris Vasilyev, the film is set in Karelia (North-West of Russia, near Finland) in 1941 during WWII. In a beautiful and quiet wilderness far from the front-line there is an anti-aircraft artillery point, where corporal Vaskov is stationed with a group of many young women in training.

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, military, biography, history
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration02:29

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.

The Imitation Game (2014)
Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama, military, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:54

Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.

The Balkan Line (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryRussia, Serbia
Duration02:31

1999, Serbia is bombed and Kosovo region is left for plunder by bandits under command of Albanian warlord, Smuk. The removal of the human organs take place within the territories bandits have taken, the robberies, mass assassinations and genocide. Russian intelligence officer Bek Ethoev and former paratrooper turned mercenary Andrey Shatalov head a small detachment tasked with the dangerous mission to stop the terrorism, recapture the airfield used by the bandits and rescue Shatalov's love interest Yasna, who was captured to be harvested for organs, like the rest of the Serbian prisoners.

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Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genrefantastic, action, fantasy, military
CountryUSA, United Kingdom

Wonder Woman comes into conflict with the Soviet Union during the Cold War in the 1980s and finds a formidable foe by the name of the Cheetah.

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.

Battle for Sevastopol (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, military, biography, history
CountryRussia, Ukraine
Duration02:17

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?

Panfilov's 28 Men (2016)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration02:24

USSR, Late November, 1941. Based on the account by reporter Vasiliy Koroteev that appeared in the Red Army's newspaper, Krasnaya Zvezda, shortly after the battle, this is the story of Panifilov's Twenty-Eight, a group of twenty-eight soldiers of the Red Army's 316th Rifle Division, under the command of General Ivan Panfilov, that stopped the advance on Moscow of a column of fifty-four Nazi tanks of the 11th Panzer Division for several days. Though armed only with standard issue Mosin-Nagant infantry rifles and DP and PM-M1910 machine guns, all useless against tanks, and with wholly inadequate RPG-40 anti-tank grenades and PTRD-41 anti-tank rifles, they fight tirelessly and defiantly, with uncommon bravery and unwavering dedication, to protect Moscow and their Motherland.

Green Street Hooligans: Underground (2013)
Markimdb: 5.2
Genredrama, crime, military, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:34

An old firm leader returns to Green Street for Revanche after receiving a call that his little brother was killed, but is he able to cope with a new type of hooliganism and can he find his killer?

Green Street Hooligans 2 (2009)
Markimdb: 4.8
Genredrama, crime, military, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:31

When the top players of the Green Street Elite are imprisoned following a deadly battle with their archenemies Millwall every day becomes a fight for survival. On the inside, rival firms and prison guards will stop at nothing to make their lives a living hell, leaving the lads with no choice but to stand their ground and fight. Find out what happens when the two most fearsome and notorious firms

Officers (1971)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountrySoviet Union
Duration01:31

Two friends are army officers, and the turbulent times throw them from the Civil War in the early 20s to the Soviet conflict in Finland, from China to the Urals.

1917 (2019)
Markimdb: 8.3
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, India, Spain, Canada, China

At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers.

Fury (2014)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, drama, military
CountryUSA, China, United Kingdom
Duration02:14

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.

Atonement (2007)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genremelodrama, drama, detective, military
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA
Duration02:00

As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.

They Fought for Their Motherland (1975)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genredrama, military
CountrySoviet Union
Duration02:40

In July 1942, in the Second World War, the rearguard of the Russian army protects the bridgehead of the Don River against the German army while the retreating Russian troops cross the bridge. While they move back to the Russian territory through the countryside, the soldiers show their companionship, sentiments, fears and heroism to defend their motherland.

Dunkirk (2017)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, military, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Netherlands, France, USA
Duration02:27

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.

Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Markimdb: 8.2
Genrefantasy, drama, military
CountrySpain, Mexico, USA, France
Duration01:58

Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun who claims to know her destiny. If she wishes to return to her real father, Ofelia must complete three terrifying tasks.

9th Company (2005)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, military, history
CountryRussia, Ukraine, Finland
Duration02:19

The picture opens in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, in late 1988, when military trainees Petrovsky, Ryaba, Chugun, Stas, Pinochet, Lyutev and Vorobyev are whipped into shape at a training camp by the brutal, sadistic commander, Warrant Officer Dygalo - prior to being sent off to the front lines. After several one-by-one dalliances with the local whore, Snow White, and a cautionary lecture on the history, geography and culture of Afghanistan (which most of the men sleep through), the trainees head off to battle - first to the Bagram air base, then to the Afghani province of Khost to secure supply lines. But nothing can begin to prepare them for the brutal devastation into which they are plunged, or the relentless tide of slaughter that scatters thousands of Soviet victims in its wake.

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.

Magnificent Century: Kösem (2015)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography, history
CountryTurkey
Duration01:43

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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.

We Are from the Future 2 (2010)
Markimdb: 5
Genrefantastic, action, adventure, military, history
CountryRussia
Duration01:41

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.

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.

Jojo Rabbit (2019)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genrecomedy, drama, military, history
CountryNew Zealand, Czech Republic, USA

A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler, Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.




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