The Very Best Modern War Movies Ever Made

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Here are 109 of the very best modern war movies ever made #warmovies #movies #films Click To Tweet

Here are 109 of the very best modern war movies ever made (based on my wise and perceptive viewing). Note: A few of the best war movies are actually simply set during war time; they feature few war scenes but great stories.

The Best Modern War Movies Ever Made

The African Queen

All Quiet on the Western Front

Allied

American Sniper

Apocalypse Now

Battle of Britain

Battle of the Bulge

Behind Enemy Lines

The Big Red One

Black Hawk Down

Born on the Fourth of July

The Bridge on the River Kwai

A Bridge Too Far

The Caine Mutiny

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

Casablanca

Catch-22

Courage Under Fire

Darkest Hour

Das Boot

The Dawn Patrol

The Deer Hunter

Defiance

The Desert Fox

The Desert Rats

Diary of Anne Frank

The Dirty Dozen

Dunkirk

The Eagle Has Landed

Empire of the Sun

Enemy at the Gates

The Enemy Below

Father Goose

The Fighting Seabees

First Blood

Flags of Our Fathers

Force 10 from Navarone

Forest Gump

Full Metal Jacket

Fury

Gallipoli

Good Morning, Vietnam!

The Great Escape

The Green Berets

The Guns of Navarone

Hacksaw Ridge

Halls of Montezuma

Hamburger Hill

Heartbreak Ridge

Hell Is for Heroes

Hope and Glory

The Hurt Locker

The Imitation Game

Inglorious Basterds

Is Paris Burning?

Jarhead

Kelly’s Heroes

The Killing Fields

The King of Hearts

King Rat

Lawrence of Arabia

Letters from Iwo Jima

Life Is Beautiful

Lone Survivor

The Longest Day

M*A*S*H

MacArthur

Memphis Belle

Merrill’s Marauders

Midway

Missing in Action

Mister Roberts

The Naked and the Dead

Operation Petticoat

Patton

Pearl Harbor

The Pianist

Platoon

Pork Chop Hill

Private Benjamin

Run Silent, Run Deep

Sand Castle

The Sand Pebbles

Sands of Iwo Jima

Sargeant York

Saving Private Ryan

Schindler’s List

Sink the Bismarck

The Sound of Music

Stalag 17

Stalingrad

Stripes

Tears of the Sun

Thank You for Your Service

The Thin Red Line

13 Hours

Three Kings

To Hell and Back

Tora, Tora, Tora

The Tuskagee Airmen

Twelve O’Clock High

12 Strong

Von Ryan’s Express

A Walk in the Sun

The Wall

We Were Soldiers

Where Eagles Dare

Windtalkers

Zero Dark Thirty

Zulu

See also: The Very Best Christmas Movies Ever Made


The Top 10 War Movies of All Time

And here are my top 10 favorite modern war movies of all time:

American Sniper

The Bridge on the River Kwai

The Desert Fox

The Dirty Dozen

The Great Escape

Guns of Navarone

The Killing Fields

The Longest Day

Saving Private Ryan

Sink the Bismarck


The Top 10 Modern War Movies Featuring Little Fighting

Here are the my top 10 favorite modern war movies that were set during a war (or just after), but involved just a small amount of fighting or killing. All of these movies tell great stories.

The African Queen

Born on the Fourth of July

Casablanca

Diary of Anne Frank

Empire of the Sun

Forest Gump

The King of Hearts

Life Is Beautiful

The Pianist

Schindler’s List


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