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Fave Military and War Flicks

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I enjoy war and military films, and I’m always looking for other, interesting flicks.  Here’s the list in my current collection (latest additions in red)- any other suggestions welcome.

  1. 9th Company (Soviet Afghanistan, 2005)
  2. 21 Brothers (WW1, 2011) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  3. 49th Parallel (WW2, 1941)
  4. ’71 (Northern Ireland, 2014)
  5. The 317th Platoon (Fr. Indochina, 1965)
  6. Above Us the Waves (WW2, 1955)
  7. Afghan Knights (Afghanistan/fantasy, 2007)
  8. Afghan Luke (Afghanistan, 2011)
  9. Akwarium (Cold War, Soviet GRU, 1996) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  10. All Quiet on the Western Front (WW1, 1930)
  11. Ambush (Finland-Russia war, 1999)
  12. American Sniper (Iraq, 2014)
  13. Antwone Fisher (contemporary US Navy, 2002)
  14. Apocalypse Now (Vietnam, 1979)
  15. Appointment with Venus; aka Island Rescue (WW2, 1951)
  16. Ardennes Fury (WW2, 2014)
  17. Armadillo (Afghanistan/Helmand, Dutch troops, 2010) –  MILNEWS.ca haiku reviewMILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  18. Army of Crime (WW2, 2009)
  19. Army of Shadows (WW2, 1969)
  20. The Ascent (WW2/Russian partisans, 1977) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  21. Assault on Entebbe (Entebbe raid, 2007)
  22. Assembly (Chinese Civil War/Communist Revolution, 2007)
  23. Attack on Leningrad (WW2, 2009)
  24. Ballad of a Soldier (WW2, 1959)
  25. The Bang Bang Club (South Africa, township conflicts, 2010)
  26. Battle Hymn (Korea, 1957)
  27. The Battle for Marjah (documentary, Afghanistan, 2010) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  28. Battle for Sevastapol (WW 2, Russian, 2015)
  29. Battle Ground:  The German Frontier (WW2, documentary, 2008)
  30. The Battle of Algiers (Algeria, urban warfare, 1966)
  31. The Battle of El Alamein (WW2, 1969)
  32. Battle of Britain (WW2, 1969)
  33. Beaufort (Israel, 2007) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  34. The Beast (Soviet Afghanistan, 1988)
  35. Beau Geste (French Foreign Legion/Africa, 1939)
  36. Beau Travail (French Foreign Legion/Djibouti, current, 1999) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  37. Behind Enemy Lines (Bosnia, 2001)
  38. Bengal Brigade (Indian Rebellion of 1857, 1954)
  39. The Big Parade (WW1, 1925)
  40. The Big Red One (WW2, 1980)
  41. Black Book (Netherlands resistance, WW2, 2006)
  42. Black Hawk Down (Somalia, 2001)
  43. Blessed by Fire (Argentine Falklands, 2005) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  44. Bloody Sunday (Northern Ireland, 2002)
  45. The Book Thief (WW2, 2013)
  46. Bravo Two Zero (British, Iraq, 1999)
  47. Breaker Morant (Australia, Boer War, mil justice, 1980)
  48. Brest Fortress (aka Bretskaya Krepost, WW2, Soviet Union, 2010) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon haiku review
  49. The Bridge (WW2, Germany, 1959) – MILNEWS.ca haiku review
  50. The Bridge on the River Kwai (WW2, 1957)
  51. A Bridge Too Far (Operation Market Garden, Arnhem bridge, WW2, 1977)
  52. By Dawn’s Early Light (Cold War, 1990)
  53. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (WW2, Greece, 2001)
  54. Captains of the Clouds (WW2, 1942) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  55. Carry On up the Khyber (Victorian India, 1968) – recommended here
  56. Carter’s Army (aka Black Brigade, WW2, 1970)
  57. Casablanca Express (WW2, 1989)
  58. Catch-22 (WW2, satire, Italy, 1970)
  59. The Charge of the Light Brigade (Crimean, 1968)
  60. Charlie Wilson’s War (Soviets in Afghanistan, 2007)
  61. China Beach (Vietnam, TV, 1988)
  62. Cold War Killers (Cold War, 1986)
  63. Come and See (WW2, Belarus, 1985)
  64. Commandos (WW2, 1968)
  65. Company of Heroes (WW2, 2013)
  66. Conspiracy (WW2, plan for “final solution”, 2001)
  67. Convoy (WW2, 1940)
  68. Courage Under Fire (Iraq-1, 1996)
  69. Crimson Tide (U.S. nuke sub mutiny, 1995)
  70. Cross of Iron (WW2, 1977)
  71. The Cuckoo (WW2, Finland, 2002) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  72. Cup Final (Israel-Lebanon, 1991) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  73. The Dancer Upstairs (Peru, urban guerillas, 2002)
  74. Das Boot (WW2, 1981)
  75. Day of the Jackal (Terrorist assassination, 1973)
  76. Days of Glory, a.k.a. Indigènes (WW2, 2006)
  77. The Day will Dawn; aka The Avengers (WW2, 1942)
  78. Decision Before Dawn (WW2, 1951)
  79. The Deer Hunter (Vietnam, 1978)
  80. Demony wojny (Bosnia, Polish forces, 1998)
  81. The Desert Rats (WW2, 1953)
  82. Dieppe (WW2, 1993)
  83. Die Wannseekonferenz/The Final Solution: The Wannsee Conference (WW2, 1984)
  84. The Dirty Dozen (WW2, 1967)
  85. Dr. Strangelove (Cold War, 1964)
  86. Dresden (WW2, 2006)
  87. The Eagle and the Hawk (WW1, 1933)
  88. The Eagle has Landed (WW2, 1976)
  89. Edge of Tomorrow (Live-Die Repeat, contemporary war against aliens, 2014)
  90. El Alamein – The Line of Fire (WW2. Italy/N.Africa, 2002) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  91. Enemy at the Gates (WW2, 2001)
  92. Escape from Sobibor (WW2, 1987)
  93. Eye in the Sky (War on Terror/UAV, 2015)
  94. Firefox (Cold War, 1982)
  95. The Flemish Farm (WW2, 1943)
  96. Full Metal Jacket (Vietnam, 1987)
  97. Fail Safe (Cold War, 1964)
  98. Fail Safe (Cold War, 2000)
  99. The Fallen (WW2, Italy, 2004)
  100. A Few Good Men (Marine military law, 1992)
  101. Field of Lost Shoes (American Civil War, 2014)
  102. The Fighting 69th (WW1, 1940)
  103. Five Minutes of Heaven (Northern Ireland, 2009)
  104. Flags of Our Fathers (U.S. view, Pacific, 2006)
  105. Fly Boys (WW1, Lafayette Escadrille, 2006)
  106. For The Moment (WW2, flight training in Canada, 1993)
  107. Force 10 from Navarone (WW2, 1978)
  108. Fort Bliss (Afghanistan, 2014)
  109. Fortress of War (WW2, USSR, 2010)
  110. The Four Feathers (British, Mahdist Revolt (Sudan), 1939)
  111. The Four Feathers (British, Mahdist Revolt (Sudan), 2002)
  112. The Front Line (Korean War, 2011)
  113. Front Lines (documentary, WW1, 2008)
  114. Gallipoli (WW1, 1981)
  115. Gardens of Stone (Vietnam, 1987)
  116. G.I. Jane (SEAL training, 1997)
  117. Gettysburg (American Civil War, 1993)
  118. The Gleiwitz Case (pre-WW2, 1961) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  119. Gods and Generals (American Civil War, 2003)
  120. Good Kill (War on Terror/UAV, 2014)
  121. The Good Soldier Schweik (WW1, satire, 2005)
  122. The Good Soldier Schweik 2:  Beg to Report Sir (WW1, satire, 2005)
  123. Go For Broke! (WW2, 1951)
  124. Go Tell the Spartans (Vietnam, 1978)
  125. The Great Escape (WW2, 1963)
  126. The Great Santini (USMC aviation, 1979)
  127. Green Zone (Iraq, 2010)
  128. Gray Lady Down (nuclear sub rescue,1978)
  129. The Green Berets (Vietnam, 1968)
  130. Gunga Din (India, 1939)
  131. ‘Gung Ho!’: The Story of Carlson’s Makin Island Raiders (WW2, 1943)
  132. Guns at Batasi (British colonial Africa, 1964)
  133. The Guns of Navarone (WW2, 1961)
  134. Hacksaw Ridge (WW2, 2016)
  135. Halls of Montezuma (WW2, 1950)
  136. Hamburger Hill (Vietnam, 1987)
  137. Harrison’s Flowers (former Yugoslavia, 2000)
  138. Hart’s War (WW2, 2002)
  139. Heartbreak Ridge (Grenada, 1986)
  140. Hearts of the World (WW1, 1918)
  141. The Hill (military prison, WW2, 1965)
  142. Home of the Brave (post-Iraq, 2006)
  143. The Hornet’s Nest (Afghanistan, 2014)
  144. The Hunt for Red October (Cold war, 1980)
  145. The Hurt Locker (Iraq, IED handling, 2008)
  146. In Enemy Country (WW2, 1968)
  147. I Was Nineteen (WW2, 1968) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  148. In the Loop (Iraq 1, politics, comedy/satire, 2009)
  149. In the Valley of Elah (post-Iraq, 2007)
  150. Indochine (French in Indochina, 1992)
  151. Intimate Enemies (Algeria, mountains, 2007) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  152. Into the White (WW2, 2012)
  153. In Tranzit (WW2, 2008)
  154. In Which We Serve (WW2, 1942)
  155. Iron Sky (post-WW2 sci-fi/satire, 2012) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon haiku review
  156. Japan’s Longest Day (WW2, 1967) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  157. Jet Pilot (Cold War, 1957) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon haiku review
  158. Joyeux Noel (World War 1, 2005)
  159. Judgment at Nuremburg (WW2, 1961)
  160. Jump Into Hell (Dien Bien Phu, 1955)
  161. K-19:  The Widowmaker (Soviet sub, contemporary, 2002)
  162. Katyn (WW2, 2007)
  163. Kedma (2002, Israeli War of Independence)
  164. Kelly’s Heroes (WW2, comedy, 1970)
  165. Killer Elite (US/UK special forces, 2011)
  166. Kilo Two Bravo (Afghanistan, 2014)
  167. King & Country (WW1, mil justice, 1964)
  168. Kippur (Yom Kippur war, 2000)
  169. Kings go Forth (WW2, 1958) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon.com review
  170. Korengal (Afghanistan, 2014)
  171. La France (WW1, 2007)
  172. Land of Mine (post-WW2, 2015)
  173. Last Best Chance (contemporary, nuclear weapon theft, 2005)
  174. The Last Castle (military prison, 2001)
  175. The Last Detail (U.S. navy/prisoner, 1973)
  176. The Last Outpost (WW1, 1935)
  177. Last Resort (SEALS, TV series, 2012-13)
  178. Lawrence of Arabia (WW1, 1962)
  179. Lebanon (Israel-Lebanon, 2009) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  180. Legends of Air Combat:  Fighters of World War 2 (2008)
  181. Letters from Iwo Jima (WW2, Pacific, Japanese view, 2006)
  182. Life and Nothing But (WW1, 1989)
  183. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1949, Boer/WW1/WW2)
  184. The Lighthorsemen (WW1 Palestine, 1987)
  185. Lone Survivor (Afghanistan, 2013)
  186. The Longest Day (WW2, Normandy invasion, 1962)
  187. Lord of War (contemporary arms dealing, 2005)
  188. Lost Command (Indochina/Algeria, 1966)
  189. The Lost Outpost (WW1, 1935)
  190. The Malta Story (WW2, 1953)
  191. The Man Who Never Was (WW2, Operation Mincemeat, 1956)
  192. MASH (Korea, comedy, 1972)
  193. Megan Leavy (Iraq, 2016)
  194. Memphis Belle (WW2, 1990)
  195. Men in War (WW2, 1957)
  196. Men of Honor (contemporary, U.S. Navy, 2000)
  197. The Messenger (Iraq/Afghanistan, 2009)
  198. Miracle at St. Anna (WW2, 2008)
  199. The Monuments Men (WW2, 2014)
  200. Munich (Post-Munich Olympic massacre, 2005)
  201. My Boy Jack (WW1, Kipling’s son in battle, 2007) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  202. Navy Seals (mid-east terrorism, 1990)
  203. No Man’s Land (Bosnia, 2001)
  204. Northern Limit Line (contemporary Korea, 2015)
  205. The Odd Angry Shot (Vietnam, Australia, 1979) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  206. An Officer and a Gentleman (Officer training, 1982)
  207. Of Gods and Men (1996 Algeria assassination of monks, 2010)
  208. Omagh (Northern Ireland, 2004)
  209. Once an Eagle (WW1 – Vietnam, 1976-1977)
  210. The One that Got Away (WW2, 1957)
  211. The One that Got Away (Iraq, 1996) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  212. Operation Amsterdam (WW2, 1959)
  213. Operation Red Sea (Modern day, China, 2018)
  214. Operation Thunderbolt (Entebbe raid, 1977)
  215. Overlord (WW2, Normandy invasion, 1975)
  216. The Pacific (WW2, 2010-)
  217. Panfilov’s 28 (WW 2, Russian, 2016)
  218. Paradise Now (Israel/Palestine, suicide bombers, 2005)
  219. Passchendaele (WW1, 2008)
  220. Paths of Glory (WW1, mil justice, 1957)
  221. Patton (WW2, 1970)
  222. The Last Days of Patton (post-WW2, 1986)
  223. The Pentagon Wars (Development of Bradley AFV, 1998)
  224. Phantom (Soviet sub, contemporary, 2013) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  225. Platoon (Vietnam, 1986)
  226. Pretty Village, Pretty Flame (Former Yugoslavia, 1996)
  227. Prisoner of the Mountains (Caucasus, Soviet, 1996)
  228. Raid on Entebbe (Entebbe raid, 1976)
  229. Raid on Rommel (WW2, 1971)
  230. Red Dawn (Invasion of U.S. by USSR, Cuba, 1984)
  231. Red Dawn (Invasion of U.S. by North Korea, Russia, 2012) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  232. Regeneration (aka Behind the Lines, WW 1, 1997)
  233. Restrepo (Afghanistan, 2010)
  234. Richard III (Shakespeare in WW2 setting, 1995)
  235. Rome:  Free City (post-WW2, 1946)
  236. The Royal 22e Regiment:  A Glorious Centennial (documentary, 2014)
  237. Rush to War (Iraq, documentary, 2004)
  238. Saving Private Ryan (WW2, 1998)
  239. Scipio Africanus: The Defeat of Hannibal (Second Punic War, 1937)
  240. Sea of Sand (WW2, 1958)
  241. The Second Civil War (satire, 1997)
  242. Secret Mission (WW2, 1942)
  243. Seven Thunders; aka The Beasts of Marseille (WW2, 1957)
  244. Severe Clear (Iraq, 2009)
  245. Shadow Company (documentary, private military contractors, 2006)
  246. Shot Through the Heart (former Yugoslavia, 1998)
  247. The Silent Mountain (WW1, 2014)
  248. Sky Fighters/Les chevaliers du ciel (current, terrorist steals fighter, 2005) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  249. The Small Back Room (WW2, IED specialists, 1949)
  250. Sobibor (WW2, TV movie, 1987)
  251. Soldier of Orange (WW2, Dutch resistance, 1977)
  252. Spitfire (aka The First of the Few, WW2, 1942)
  253. Stalag 17 (WW2, 1953)
  254. Stalingrad (WW2, 2013)
  255. The Star (WW2, USSR, 2002) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  256. Starship Troopers (Sci-fi, 1997)
  257. Starship Troopers 2:  Hero of the Federation (Sci-fi, 2004)
  258. Starship Troopers 3:  Maurader (Sci-fi, 2008)
  259. Starship Troopers:  Invasion (Sci-fi, animated, 2012)
  260. The Steel Claw (WW2, 1961)
  261. Sword of Gideon (Post-Munich Olympic massacre, 1986)
  262. Taking Chance (Iraq 2, 2009)
  263. Tali-Ihantala (WW2/Finland, 2007)
  264. Taps (military academy, 1981) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  265. Tears of the Sun (SEAL rescue mission in Africa, 2003)
  266. Testa di sbarco per otto implacabili (a.k.a. Hell in Normandy, WW2, 1968)
  267. Theirs is the Glory (WW2, Re-enactment of World War 2 Battle of Arnhem, 1946) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  268. The Way Ahead (a.k.a. Immortal Battalion, WW2, 1944)
  269. They Raid By Night (WW2, 1942)
  270. The Thin Red Line (WW2, Pacific, 1998)
  271. This is the Army (WW2, 1943)
  272. Tigerland (Vietnam, 2000)
  273. Time of Favor (2000, Israel/settlements)
  274. Time to Kill (Italy in Ethiopia pre-WW2, 1989)
  275. To Hell and Back (WW2, 1955)
  276. Top Gun (Current, 1986)
  277. Tora! Tora! Tora! (WW2, 1970)
  278. Triumph of the Will (pre-WW2, 1935)
  279. Tunes of Glory (post-WW2 regimental life, Scotland, 1960)
  280. Two Thousand Women (WW2, 1944)
  281. Ulzana’s Raid (U.S. Army against U.S. Indians 1880’s, 1972)
  282. Uncommon Valor (Vietnam, 1983)
  283. An Ungentlemanly Act (Falklands, British side, 1992)
  284. Unpublished Story (WW2, 1942)
  285. Valkyrie (WW2, 2008)
  286. Varian’s War (ww2, 2001)
  287. Victory at Entebbe (Entebbe raid, 1976)
  288. Von Ryan’s Express (WW2, 1965)
  289. Wag the Dog (Current, comedy, “made up war” with Albania, 1997)
  290. Wake Island (WW2, 1942)
  291. Waltz with Bashir (ISR invasion of LBN, animated, 2008)
  292. A War (DNK tps in Afghanistan, 2015)
  293. War Horse (WW1, 2011)
  294. War, Inc. (Current, central Asia, comedy/satire, 2008)
  295. Waterfront (WW2, 1944)
  296. The Way to the Stars (WW2, 1945)
  297. Went the Day Well?  (WW 2/UK, 1942)
  298. The West Point Story (West Point musical, 1950)
  299. We Were Soldiers (Vietnam, 2002)
  300. White Material (recent French colonial Africa, 2009)
  301. White Tiger/Belyy tigr (WW2, Russian, 2012)
  302. Who Dares Wins, a.k.a. The Final Option (1980’s terrorism/disarmament movement, 1982)
  303. Wolf Warrior (Modern day, China, 2015)
  304. Wolf Warrior 2 (Modern day, China, 2017)
  305. Wooden Crosses (WW1, 1932)
  306. The Wild Geese (Africa, 1985)
  307. The Wind Cannot Read (WW2, 1958)
  308. Windtalkers (WW2, 2008)
  309. The Wind That Shakes the Barley (Irish War of Independence, COIN, 2006)
  310. Wing and a Prayer (WW2, 1945)
  311. Wings (post WW2/Russia, 1966) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  312. The Winter War (Finland-Russia war, 1989) – MILNEWS.ca Amazon review
  313. Winter in Wartime (WW2, Dutch resistance, 2008)
  314. World War 2 in HD (documentary, History Channel, 2010)
  315. A Yank In Libya (WW2, 1942)
  316. A Yank in the R.A.F. (WW2, 1941)
  317. Yanks (WW2, 1979)
  318. The Young Lions (WW2, 1958)
  319. Zero Dark Thirty (Bin Laden raid, 2012)
  320. Zero Motivation (IDF, contemporary, 2014)
  321. Zulu (Boer War, 1964)
  322. Zulu Dawn (Boer War, 1979)

 

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Written by milnews.ca

27 December 10 at 15:43

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  1. I’ve only seen a few on your list, but you should try the made for TV Lost Battalion https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PyJwtC8kwJM

    Ian Parenteau

    19 September 16 at 18:41

  2. check out “A Midnight Clear” WW2 movie

    Scott Earl Smith

    28 December 16 at 7:08


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