The Best War Films

There isn't anything glamorous about war and most of these films try not to glamorize something that has ruined mankind chances of living in peace so many times. All these films show in their own way the cruelty of war, the consequences, the reasons why we go to war. Some also manage to perfectly satirize the whole idea of war and some even come close to being some of the best anti war material ever created.

the best war films:

  1. Apocalypse Now (1979) by Francis Ford Coppola trailer

  2. Schindler's List (1993) by Steven Spielberg trailer

  3. Saving Private Ryan (1998) by Steven Spielberg trailer

  4. Dr. Strangelove (1964) by Stanley Kubrick

  5. Patton (1970) by Franklin J. Schaffner

  6. The Thin Red Line (1998) by Terence Malick

  7. Platoon (1986) by Oliver Stone

  8. Black Hawk Down (2001) by Ridley Scott

  9. Johnny Got His Gun (1971) by Dalton Trumbo

  10. The Deer Hunter (1978) by Michael Cimino

honorable mentions in alphabetical order:

  • Born on the Fourth of July (1989) by Oliver Stone

  • Braveheart (1995) by Mel Gibson

  • Cross of Iron (1977) by Sam Peckinpah

  • Full Metal Jacket (1987) by Stanley Kubrick

  • Good Morning Vietnam (1987) by Barry Levinson

  • Heaven and Earth (1993) by Oliver Stone

  • Jarhead (2005) by Sam Mendes

  • Life is Beautiful (1997) by Robert Benigni

  • Mash (1970) by Robert Altman

  • Paths of Glory (1957) by Stanley Kubrick

  • The Bridge on River Kwai (1957) by David Lean

  • The English Patient (1996) by Anthony Minghella

  • The Hurt Locker (2009) by Kathrine Bigelow review

  • The Pianist (2002) by Roman Polanski