List of war films

This list of war films are films depicting aspects of historical wars.


= 2nd Sino-Japanese War =

* "Empire of the Sun" (1987)

al-Aqsa Intifada

* "Paradise Now" (2005)

Algerian War of Independence

* "The Battle of Algiers" (1966) ("La Battaglia di Algeri")
* "Chronique des années de braise"
* "L'Honneur d'un Capitaine"
* "Lost Command" (1966)
* "Le Petit Soldat" (1960)
* "Marcia O Crepia" (1962) ("The Legion's Last Patrol", "Commando")
* "R.A.S." (1973)
* "La trahison" (2005)
* "Ennemi intime" (2007)

American Civil War

(Also see )
* "Andersonville" (1996), made for TV
* "The Battle of Gettysburg" (1913)
* "The Battle of Gettysburg" (1956)
* "The Beguiled" (1971)
* "Birth of a Nation" (1915), first epic film
* "Cold Mountain" (2003), depiction of the Battle of the Crater
* "The General" (1927), a comedy starring Buster Keaton
* "Gettysburg (1993)", depiction of the Battle of Gettysburg
* "Gods and Generals" (2003)
* "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly" (1966)
* "Glory" (1989)
* "Gone with the Wind" (1939)
* "The Horse Soldiers" (1959)
* "The Hunley" (1997)
* "North and South" (TV miniseries, 1985-1986) - Book II episodes, depictions of the battles of Bull Run I, Antietam, Wilderness and Petersburg III
* "The Outlaw Josey Wales" (1976)
* "The Red Badge of Courage" (1951)
* "Ride with the Devil" (1999)
* "Shenandoah" (1965)
* "They Died with Their Boots On" (1941)

American Revolutionary War

* "1776" (1972), from the musical of the same name
* "April Morning" (1982), made for TV
* "The Battle of Bunker Hill" (1911)
* "" (2002), A&E film
* "The Crossing" (2000), A&E film
* " [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0237152/ The Deserter] " (2003)
* "Drums Along the Mohawk" (1939)
* "Johnny Tremain" (1957)
* "The Patriot" (2000), depiction of the Battle of Camden
* "Revolution" (1985)
* "Valley Forge" (1975), made for TV

Ancient Greece

*"300" (2007)
*"The 300 Spartans" (1962)
*"Helen of Troy" (1956)
*"Helen of Troy" (2003)
*"Troy" (2004)


= Anglo-Saxon invasion of England =

* "King Arthur (film)" (2004), depiction of the Battle of Mons Badonicus

Anglo-Zulu War

* "Zulu (1964)", depiction of the Battle of Rorke's Drift
* "Zulu Dawn (1979)", depiction of the Battle of Isandlwana

Battle of the Ice

* "Alexander Nevsky" (1938)

Battle of Mactan

* "Lapu Lapu" (2002)
* "Lapu Lapu" (1955)

Bosnian War

* "Behind Enemy Lines" (2002)
* "Before the Rain" (1994)
* "Grbavica" (2006)
* "No Man's Land" (2001)
* "The Perfect Circle (film)" (1997)
* "Pretty Village, Pretty Flame" (1996)
* "Savior" (1998)
* "Shot Through the Heart" (1998)
* "Underground" (1996)
* "Warriors" (1999)
* "Welcome to Sarajevo" (1997)

Boxer Rebellion

* "55 Days at Peking" (1963)
* "Boxer Rebellion" (1976)

Cambodian Civil War

* "The Killing Fields" (1984)

Chechen War

* "Prisoner of the Mountains(1996)"
* "The Storm Gate (2006)" (TV miniseries)
* "The War (2002)"

Chinese Civil War

* "Assembly" (2007)
* "High Road to China" (1983)
* "The Sand Pebbles" (1966)
* "Blood Alley" (1955)

Cold War

(Also see )
* "Crimson Tide" (1995)
* "The Day After (1983)" (TV)
* "" (1964)
* "Fail-Safe" (1964)
* "A Gathering of Eagles" (1963)
* "The Hunt for Red October" (1989)
* "Jet Pilot" (1957)
* "" (2002)
* "The Manchurian Candidate" (1962)
* "On the Beach" (1959)
* "Red Dawn" (1984)
* "Seven Days in May" (1964)
* "The Spy who Came In From the Cold" (1965)
* "Telefon" (1977)
* "Thirteen Days" (2000)
* "Threads (1984)" (TV)
* "Top Gun" (1986)
* "The War Game" (1965)
* "WarGames" (1983)


= Colonial conflicts in Northern Africa =

* "The Battle of Algiers" (1966)
* "Beau Geste" (1926), starring Ronald Colman
* "Beau Geste" (1939), featuring Gary Cooper
* "Beau Geste" (1966), with Guy Stockwell
* "Legionnaire" (1998)
* "Lion of the Desert" (1981)
* "March or Die" (1977)
* "The Wind and the Lion" (1975)

Crimean War

* "The Charge of the Light Brigade" (1936), American version directed by Michael Curtiz, depiction of the Battle of Balaclava
* "The Charge of the Light Brigade" (1968), British version directed by Tony Richardson, depiction of the Battle of Balaclava

Croatian War of Independence

* "Harrison's Flowers" (2000)

Crusades

* "Arn" (2007)
* "The Crusades" (1935), a Cecil B. De Mille production, starring Henry Wilcoxon as Richard Lionheart
* "Hearts and Armour" (1983)
* "Kingdom of Heaven" (2005), depiction of the Battle (Siege) of Jerusalem

El Salvador Civil War

* "Salvador" (1986)
* "Voces inocentes" (2004) ("Innocent Voices")

English Civil War

* "Cromwell" (1970), depictions of the Battles of Edgehill and Naseby
* "To Kill a King
* "Witchfinder General"

Estonian War of Independence (1918-1920)

* "Nimed Marmortahvlil" ("Names in Marble") (2002)
* "Noored Kotkad" ("The Young Eagles") (1927)

Falklands War

* "Iluminados Por El Fuego" ("Blessed by Fire") (2005)
* "Resurrected" (1989)
* "Tumbledown" (1988) (TV)
* "An Ungentlemanly Act" (1992) (TV)


= Finland's Wars (1939-1945) =

* "Talvisota" (The Winter War) (1989)
* "Etulinjan Edessä" ("Beyond Front Line") (2004)
* "Lupaus" ("Promise") (2006)
* "Sissit" (1963)
* "Rukajärven tie" ("Ambush") (1999)
* "Tali-Ihantala 1944" (2008)
* "Käki" (The Cuckoo) (2001)
* "Tuntematon Sotilas ("The Unknown Soldier") (1954)
* "Tuntematon Sotilas" ("The Unknown Soldier") (1985)

First Arab-Israeli War

* "Cast a Giant Shadow" (1966)

Franco-Mexican War

* "Major Dundee" (1965)
* "Two Mules for Sister Sara" (1970)
* "Vera Cruz" (1954)

Franco-Prussian War

* "Champ d'honneur" ("Field of Honor") (1987)

French Revolutionary Wars

*Hornblower (1998 - 2003 TV series), first four episodes ("The Duel", "The Fire Ships", "The Duchess and the Devil", "The Wrong War")
* "Napoleon (2002)" (TV mini-series), early half of first episode showing Napoleon's first Italian campaign and the Battle of Arcole
* "Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story (1987)" (TV mini-series), early segment of miniseries showing Napoleon's Egyptian campaign

Great Northern War

* "Sluga Gosudarev" ("The Sovereign's Servant")] (2007) ("СЛУГА ГОСУДАРЕВ" in Russia)

Greco-Turkish War

* "You Can't Win 'Em All" (1970)

Gulf War

(Also see )
* "Bravo Two Zero (1999)" (TV)
* "Courage Under Fire" (1996)
* "The Finest Hour" (1992)
* "Jarhead" (2005)
* "Live From Baghdad" (2002) (TV)
* "The One That Got Away (1996)" (TV)
* "Thanks of a Grateful Nation (1998)" (TV)
* "Three Kings" (1999)

Hundred Years' War

* "Henry V" (1944)
* "Henry V" (1989)
* "Joan of Arc" (1948)
* "Joan of Arc" (1999)
* "" (1999), depiction of the Siege of Orléans
* "The Passion of Joan of Arc" (1928)
* "Saint Joan" (1957)

Hussite Wars

* "Jan Hus" (1954)
* "Jan Žižka" (1955)
* "Proti vsem" ("Against All") (1957)

Indian Rebellion of 1857 and subsequent colonial conflicts in India

* "Gunga Din (film)" (1939), suppression of the Thugees and local rebellions
* "Lives of a Bengal Lancer" (1935), about suppressing rebellious Indians towards the end of the 19th century
* "", about the 1857 mutiny
* "Wee Willie Winkie" (1936), features British forces suppressing Indian rebels, but the focus on child star Shirley Temple may cause many to exclude this film from a 'war film' category)

US Indian Wars

* "Buffalo Soldiers" (1997), TV
* "The Court-Martial of George Armstrong Custer" (1977), TV
* "Crazy Horse" (1996)
* "Custer of the West" (1967)
* "Custer's Last Stand" (1936)
* "Dances with Wolves" (1990)
* "Fort Apache" (1948)
* "Geronimo" (1993)
* "" (1994)
* "Hidalgo" (2004), the early part of the movie depicts the 1890 Battle of/Massacre at Wounded Knee
* "Little Big Man" (1970), depiction of the Battle of Little Big Horn
* "Rio Grande" (1950)
* "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon" (1949)
* "Soldier Blue" (1970)
* "Son of the Morning Star" (1991), depiction of the Battle of Little Big Horn
* "They Died with Their Boots On (1941)", depiction of the Battle of Little Big Horn
* "Ulzana's Raid" (1972)

South East Asian Wars Excluding The Vietnam War

* "La 317éme section" (1965)
* "China Gate" (1957)
* "Dien Bien Phu" (1992)
* "Jump Into Hell" (1954)
* "The Quiet American" (2002)
* "Rogue's Regiment" (1948)

Indo-Pakistani wars and conflicts (1947-1999)

* "Border" (1997)
* "Hindustan Ki Kasam" (1973)
* "Lakshya" (2004)
* "LOC Kargil" (2003)
* "Upkaar" (1967)

Indo-Sino War (1962)

* "Haqeeqat" (1964)

Irish War of Independence and Irish Civil War

* "Beloved Enemy" (1936)
* "Michael Collins" (1996)
* "Ryan's Daughter" (1970)
* "The Wind That Shakes The Barley" (2006)

Invasion of Grenada

* "Heartbreak Ridge" (1986)

Iran–Iraq War

* "Alhodood Almultahebah" ("The Flamed Borders") (1987)
* "Kilomètre Zéro" ("Kilometer Zero") (2005)
* "Sea Clamor" (1987)

Japanese Occupation of the Philippines (1941-1945)

* "" (2004)
* "Alab ng Lahi" (2003)
* "Gatas... Sa dibdib ng kaaway" (2001)
* "" (2000)
* "Oro, Plata, Mata" (1982)
* "Panaghoy sa Suba" (2004)
* "Roman Rapido" (1983)
* "Tatlong taong walang Diyos" (1976)
* "" (2001)

Karen insurgency

* "Rambo" (2008)

Khmelnytsky Uprising

* "With Fire and Sword"

Korean War

(Also see )
* "Battle Hymn" (1957)
* "The Bridges at Toko-Ri" (1954)
* "A Hill in Korea" (1956)
* "Hold Back the Night" (1956)
* "The Hunters" (1958)
* "Korea Patrol" (1951)
* "MacArthur" (1977)
* "Marines Let's Go" (1960)
* "MASH" (1970)
* "Men In War" (1957)
* "Men of the Fighting Lady" (1954)
* "One Minute to Zero" (1952)
* "Pork Chop Hill" (1959)
* "Retreat, Hell!" (1952)
* "The Steel Helmet" (1951)
* "Taegukgi" (2005)

Kosovo War

* "Guerreros" (2002)
* "Sniper 2" (2003)

Latvian War of Independence (1918-1920)

* "Rigas Sargi" ("Defenders of Riga") (2007)

Lebanese Civil War

* "The Delta Force" (1986)
* "Navy SEALs" (1990)
* "West Beirut" (1998)
* "Zozo" (2005)


= Mahdist Sudanese War =

* "The Four Feathers" (1939)
* "The Four Feathers" (1972)
* "The Four Feathers" (2002)
* "Khartoum" (1966)
* "Young Winston" (1972)

Mau Mau Revolt

* "The Kitchen Toto" (1987)
* "Mau-Mau" (1955)
* "Safari" (1956)
* "Simba" (1955)
* "Something of Value" (1957)

Mercenaries in the Third World

:"See also "
* "Africa Addio" ("Africa - Blood and Guts") (1966)
* "Cerný prapor" ("The Black Battalion"/"Das schwarze Bataillon"/"Bataillon des Teufels") (1958)
* "" (1984)
* "Commando Leopard" (1985)
* "Dark of the Sun"/"The Mercenaries" (1968)
* "The Dogs of War" (1981)
* "Der Fall Bernd K." ("The Case of Bernd K.") (1967)
* "Geschwader Fledermaus" ("Bat Squadron") (1957)
* "High Velocity" (1976)
* "Immer wenn der Steiner kam" ("Every Time Steiner Came") (1976), not released
* "Kommando 52" ("Commando 52") (1965)
* "Der lachende Mann - Bekenntnisse eines Mörders" ("The Laughing Man - Confessions of a Killer") (1966)
* "The Last Grenade" (1970)
* "The Last Mercenary" (1968)
* "Madeleine und der Legionär" ("Madeleine and the Legionary") (1958)
* "Men of War" (1994)
* "PS zum lachenden Mann" ("PS to the Laughing Man") (1967)
* "Scorticateli Vivi" ("Wild Geese Attack"/"Skin 'Em Alive") (1978)
* "Seduto Alla Sua Destra" ("Black Jesus") (1968)
* "Sette Baschi Rossi" ("The Red Berets") (1969)
* "The Wild Geese (1978)

Mexican-American War

* "North and South" (TV miniseries, 1985-1986), depiction of the Battle of Churubusco
* "One Man's Hero (1999)", starring Tom Berenger and focusing on the "Batallón de San Patricio" (Saint Patrick's Battalion) during the American invasion of Mexico

Mexican Revolution

* "And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself" (2003) HBO made-for-TV movie
* "A Fistful of Dynamite" (1971)
* "Villa Rides" (1968)
* "Viva Villa!" (1934)
* "Viva Zapata!" (1952)
* "The Wild Bunch" (1969)

Napoleonic Wars

* "Austerlitz" (1960), depiction of the Battle of Austerlitz
* "Captain Horatio Hornblower" (1951), naval warfare
* Hornblower (1998 - 2003 TV series) - last four episodes ("Mutiny", "Retribution", "Loyalty", "Duty")
* "Hussar Ballad" (1962) ("Гусарская баллада" in Russia), musical comedy set in Napoleon's invasion of Russia
* "Kolberg" (1945), German film about the siege of Kolberg in 1807
* "" (2003), naval warfare
* "Napoléon" (1927), depiction of the Siege of Toulon
* "Napoleon" (2002) (TV mini-series)
* "Sharpe's Rifles" (1993-1997) (TV series)
* "War and Peace" (1956, USA)
* "War and Peace" (1968, USSR) ("Война и мир" in Russia)
* "Waterloo" (1970), depiction of the Battle of Waterloo


= Nicaraguan Civil War =

* "Under Fire" (1983)

Operation Entebbe

* "Mivtsa Yonatan" (1977)
* "Raid On Entebbe" (1977) (TV)
* "Victory at Entebbe (1976)" (TV)

Opium Wars

* "Huo shao yuan ming yuan" ("The Burning of the Imperial Palace") (1983) (TV mini-series), Second Opium War
* "The Opium War" (1997), First Opium War

Partisan War in Lithuania (1944-1953)

* "Vienui Vieni" ("Utterly Alone") (2004)

Partisan War in Ukraine (1940s-1950s)

* "The Company of Heroes" (2004)
* "Neskorenyj" ("The Undefeated") (2000)

Philippine American War

* "" (1997)

Philippine Revolution

* "Jose Rizal" (1998)
* "Emilio Aguinaldo" (2000)
* "Ang Buhay at Pag Ibig ni Dr. Jose Rizal" (1956)
* "Hen. Gregorio del Pilar" (1949)
* "Tandang Sora" (1947)
* "Aguila" (1980)
* "Rizal sa Dapitan" (1997)
* "Noli Me Tangere" (1961)
* "Sisa" (1952)
* "El Filibusterismo" (1962)
* "Elias, Basilio at Sisa" (1972)
* "Himagsik" (1956)
* "Heneral Paua" (1956)
* "Ito Ang Pilipino" (1966)
* "" (1963)
* "Alyas Sakay" (1961)
* "Lupang Kayumanggi" (1955)

Rhodesian Bush War

* "Whispering Death" (1976)

Russian Revolution of 1917 and Russian Civil War

* "The Battleship Potemkin" (1925)
* "Dr. Zhivago" (1965)
* "The End of St. Petersburg" (1927)
* "" (1927)
* "Reds" (1981)

Russo-Japanese War

* "203 kochi" (1980), depiction of the Battle of Port Arthur
* "The Battle of Tsushima" (1975), depiction of the naval Battle of Tsushima

Rwandan Civil War

* "Hotel Rwanda" (2004)
* "Shake Hands with the Devil" (2007), documentary
* "Shooting Dogs" (2005)
* "Sometimes in April" (2005)
* "Beyond The Gates" (2005)

Satsuma Rebellion

* "The Last Samurai" (2003)

Scanian War

* "Snapphanar"

Second Anglo-Boer War

* "Breaker Morant" (1980)
* "Ohm Kruger" (1942)
* "Torn Allegiance" (1984)
* "Untamed" (1955)
* "Young Winston" (1972)

Second Liberian Civil War

* "Lord of War" (2005)

Second Northern War (The Deluge in Polish History)(1655-1661)

* "Ogniem i Mieczem" ("With Fire and Sword") (1999)
* "Pan Wolodyjowski" ("Colonel Wolodyjowski") (1969)
* "Potop" ("The Deluge") (1974)


= Sengoku Period =

* "Kagemusha" ("The Shadow Warrior") (1980)
* "Ran" (1985)
* "Shōgun" (1980)

Seven Years' War and French and Indian War

* "Barry Lyndon" (1975)
* "The Last of the Mohicans" (1920)
* "The Last of the Mohicans" (1932), serial
* "The Last of the Mohicans (1936)
* "The Last of the Mohicans" (1992)
* "Northwest Passage" (1940)
* "Nouvelle-France" ("The Battle of the Brave") (2004)

Sierra Leone Civil War

* "Blood Diamond" (2006)

Sino-Xiongnu War

* "Mulan" (1998), animated film

Spanish Civil War

* "The Angel Wore Red" (1960)
* "For Whom the Bell Tolls" (1943)
* "Head in the Clouds" (2004)
* "Land and Freedom" (1995)
* "Libertarias" (1996)
* "Pan's Labyrinth" (2006)
* "El Viaje de Carol" (2002)
* "Viva la Muerte" (1971)

Somali Civil War

* "Black Hawk Down" (2001)

Soviet war in Afghanistan

* "9th Company" (2005)
* "Afghan Breakdown" (1991)
* "The Beast of War" (1988)
* "Charlie Wilson's War" (2007)
* "Rambo III" (1988)
* "Spetsnaz" (2002), TV miniseries
* "The Kite Runner (film)" (2007)

Spanish-American War

* "The Rough Riders" (TV, 1997), depiction of the Battle of San Juan Hill
* "Tearing Down the Spanish Flag" (1898), first war movie ever made


= Spanish Reconquest =

* "El Cid" (1961)

St. Bartholomew's Day massacre

* "La Reine Margot (1994 film)" ("Queen Margot") (1994)

Texas War of Independence

* "The Alamo" (1936)
* "The Alamo" (1960)
* "The Alamo" (2004)
* "" (1987)
* "Texas" (1994), TV film
* "Two for Texas" (1998)

Thirty Years' War

* "Alatriste (2006)", depiction of the Battle of Rocroi
* "The Last Valley" (1970)

Turkish Invasion of Hungary (1532)

* "Egri Csillagok" ("Stars of Eger") (1968)

Vietnam War

(Also see )
* "84C MoPic" (1989)
* "The Anderson Platoon" (1967)
* "The Ballad of Andy Crocker" (1969)
* "A Better Tomorrow 3" (1989)
* "A Bright Shining Lie" (1998)
* "A Rumor of War" (1980) (TV)
* "Air America" (1990)
* "Apocalypse Now" (1979)
* "Bat*21" (1988)
* "Birdy" (1985)
* "Born on the Fourth of July" (1989)
* "The Boys in Company C" (1978)
* "" (1988)
* "Bullet in the Head" (1990)
* "Casualties of War" (1989)
* "Combat Shock" (1986)
* "Coming Home" (1978)
* "Dead Presidents" (1995)
* "The Deer Hunter" (1978)
* "Distant Thunder" (1988)
* "Faith of My Fathers" (2005)
* "Father Xmas" (2001)
* "Firehawk" (1993)
* "Flight of the Intruder" (1991)
* "The Foot Shooting Party" (1994)
* "Forrest Gump" (1994)
* "Free The Army tour" (1972)
* "Full Metal Jacket" (1987)
* "Gamma Squad" (2004)
* "Gardens of Stone" (1987)
* "Go Tell the Spartans" (1978)
* "Going Back" (2001)
* "Good Morning, Vietnam" (1987)
* "The Green Berets" (1968)
* "Hamburger Hill" (1987)
* "The Hanoi Hilton" (1987)
* "Heaven & Earth" (1993)
* "Hell on the Battleground" (1987)
* "Héroes de Otra Patria" ("Heroes without a Cause") (1998)
* "How Sleep the Brave" (1981)
* "The Iron Triangle" (1989)
* "Jacob's Ladder" (1990)
* "Journey from the Fall" (2007)
* "The Last Man" (2008)
* "Long Tan" (2008)
* "The Losers" (1970)
* "The Lost Platoon" (1991)
* "Missing In Action" (1984)
* "" (1985)
* "Nam's Angels" (1970)
* "The Odd Angry Shot" (1979)
* "Off Limits" (1988)
* "Operation C.I.A." (1965)
* "Operation Dumbo Drop" (1995)
* "Platoon" (1986)
* "Platoon Leader" (1988)
* "The Quiet American" (2002)
* "R-Point" (2004)
* "Rescue Dawn" (2007)
* "Rolling Thunder" (1977)
* "The Siege of Firebase Gloria" (1989)
* "Some Kind of Hero" (1982)
* "Thou Shalt Not Kill... Except" (1987)
* "Tigerland" (2000)
* "To the Shores of Hell" (1965)
* "Tunnel Rats" (2008)
* "The Uncounted Enemy" (1982)
* "Uncommon Valor" (1983)
* "The Walking Dead" (1995)
* "The War at Home" (1996)
* "We Were Soldiers" (2002)
* "White Badge" (1992)
* "Word of Honor" (2003)
* "A Yank in Viet-Nam" (1964)

War of 1812

* "The Buccaneers" (1956), depiction of the Battle of New Orleans


= Wars of Alexander the Great =

* "Alexander" (2004), depictions of the Battles of Gaugamela and Hydaspes
* "Alexander the Great" (1956)


= Wars of the Roman Republic/Empire =

* "Annibale" (1960), the Second Punic War
* "Asterix" animated films based on the comic book character and the Gallic Wars
* "Attila" (1954), European campaign of Attila the Hun
* "Attila" (2001), TV miniseries of the European campaign of Attila the Hun
* "Brenno il nemico di Roma" (1963), the first Gallic invasion of Italy
* "Ben Hur" (1959)
* "Cleopatra" (1963), Battle of Actium
* "Druids" (a.k.a. "Vercingétorix") (2001), the Gallic Wars
* "The Fall of the Roman Empire" (1964), the Marcomanni War
* "Gladiator" (2000), the Marcomanni War
* "Hannibal - Rome's Worst Nightmare" (2006), TV depiction of the Second Punic War
* "Spartacus" (1960), the Third Servile War
* "Warrior Queen" (2003), fictionalized story of Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni of Britain and the revolt against Roman occupation.

Wars of Scottish Independence

* "Braveheart" (1995), depictions of the Battles of Stirling and Falkirk
* "Rob Roy" (1995)

Winter War

* "Ski Patrol" (1940)
* "Talvisota" (1989)

World War I

(See also: )
* "Aces High" (1976), air warfare
* "The African Queen" (1951)
* "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930)
* "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1979)
* "Anzacs" (1985), mini-series following Australian and New Zealand troops from recruitment to Gallipoli and the Western Front
* "Battle of Ypres" (1925)
* "The Big Parade" (1925)
* "" (1986), air warfare
* "Black and White in Color" (1976)
* "The Blue Max" (1966), air warfare
* "Canakkale Arslanlari" ("The Lions of Gallipoli War") (1964)
* "Capitaine Conan" (1996)
* "Company K" (2004)
* "Darling Lili" (1970)
* "The Dawn Patrol" (1930), air warfare
* "The Dawn Patrol" (1938), air warfare
* "Deathwatch" (2002)
* "The End of St. Petersburg" (1927)
* "A Farewell to Arms" (1932)
* "A Farewell to Arms (1957)
* "Fighting 69th" (1940)
* "Flyboys" (2006), air warfare
* "Fräulein Doktor" (1969), spy drama from the German point of view
* "Gallipoli" (1981), depiction of the Battle of Gallipoli
* "Gallipoli" (2005), documentary
* "Gatas... Sa Dibdib ng Kaaway" (2001)
* "La Grande guerra" (1959)
* "Hell's Angels" (1930)
* "Hell Below" (1933)
* "In Love and War" (1958)
* "In Love and War" (1996)
* "Johnny Got His Gun" (1971)
* "King of Hearts" (1966)
* "La Grande Illusion" (1937)
* "Lawrence of Arabia" (1962), depiction of the Battle of Aqaba
* "The Great Dictator" (1940) set during WWI and the inter-war period.
* "The Lighthorsemen" (1987), depiction of the Battle of Beersheba
* "The Lost Battalion" (1919)
* "The Lost Battalion" (2001)
* "The Lost Patrol (1934)
* "March on the Drina" (1964)
* "Merry Christmas" (2005)
* "Morgenrot" (1933)
* "Oh! What a Lovely War" (1969)
* "Pack Up Your Troubles" (1932)
* "Passchendaele" (2008)
* "Paths of Glory" (1957)
* "Von Richthofen and Brown" (1971), air warfare
* "Regeneration)" (1997)
* "The Road Back" (1937)
* "Sergeant York" (1941)
* "Shoulder Arms" (1918)
* "Shout at the Devil" (1976)
* "Tatlong Taong Walang Diyos" (1976)
* "The Spy in Black" (1939)
* "The Trench" (1999), depiction of the Battle of the Somme
* "A Very Long Engagement" (2004)
* "Westfront 1918" (1930)
* "What Price Glory" (1926)
* "Wings" (1927), air warfare
* "Zeppelin" (1971), air warfare

World War II

(Also see )
* "08/15" (1954)
* "08/15 - Part two" (1955)
* "08/15 - Back home" (1955)
* "13 Rue Madeleine" (1947)
* "1941" (1979)
* "633 Squadron" (1963)
* "Action in the North Atlantic" (1943) depiction of the Battle of the Atlantic
* "Air Force" (1943) depiction of Attack on Pearl Harbor
* "Ambush" (1999)
* "American Guerrilla in the Philippines" (1950)
* "Anzio" (1968), depiction of the Battle of Anzio
* "L'Armée des ombres" (1969), depiction of the French Resistance
* "Atentat" (1964), depiction of the Operation Anthropoid
* "Atonement (film)" (2007), depiction of Dunkirk before the evacuation
* "Attack!" (1956)
* "Attack Force Z" (1981) depiction of a battle involving the Z Special Unit
* "Attack on the Iron Coast" (1967)
* "Back to Bataan" (1945)
* "Ballad of a Soldier" (1959) ("Баллада о солдате" in Russia)
* "Band of Brothers" (2001 TV miniseries)
* "Bataan" (1943)
* "La Battaglia di El Alamein" (1969)
* "La Bataille du rail" (1945)
* "Battle At Bloody Beach" (1961)
* "Battle of the Bulge" (1965), depiction of the Battle of the Bulge
* "Battleground" (1949)
* "Battle of the River Plate" (1956)
* "Beach Red" (1967)
* "The Best of Enemies" (1962)
* "The Best Years of Our Lives" (1946)
* "The Big Red One" (1980)
* "Black Book" (2006)
* "Black Brigade" (1970)
* "Blood Oath" (1990; also known as "Prisoners of the Sun")
* "The Bridge at Remagen" (1969)
* "The Bridge on the River Kwai" (1957)
* "A Bridge Too Far" (1977), depiction of the Battle of Arnhem/Operation Market Garden
* "The Bunker" (1980 TV movie)
* "The Caine Mutiny" (1954)
* "The Red Ball Express" (1952) Military truck drivers kept the Allied armies supplied in Europe during WW2.
* "Captain Corelli's Mandolin" (2001)
* "Captains of the Clouds" (1942)
* "The Captive Heart" (1946)
* "Casablanca" (1941)
* "Castle Keep" (1969)
* "Catch-22" (1970)
* "The Children of Huang Shi" (2008)
* "The Colditz Story" (1954)
* "Come and See" (1985) ("Иди и смотри" in Russia)
* "Command Decision" (1948)
* "Commandos Strike at Dawn" (1942)
* "Confessions of a Nazi Spy" (1939)
* "Corregidor" (1943)
* "Corvette K-225"
* "The Cranes Are Flying" (1957) ("Летят журавли" in Russia)
* "Crash Dive" (1943)
* "Cross of Iron" (1977)
* "The Cruel Sea" (1953)
* "The Dam Busters" (1954)
* "Danger Within" (1958)
* "Dark Blue World" (2001)
* "Das Boot" (1981)
* "Days of Glory" (2006)
* "D-Day the Sixth of June" (1956)
* "Decision Before Dawn"
* "" (1951)
* "The Desert Rats" (1953)
* "Destination Tokyo" (1943)
* "Dieppe" (1993) (TV film) - by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
* "The Dirty Dozen" (1967)
* "Downfall" (2004) ("Der Untergang")
* "Dunkirk" (1958)
* "The Eagle Has Landed" (1976)
* "El Alamein - La linea del fuoco" (2002)
* "Empire of the Sun" (1987)
* "To End All Wars" (2001)
* "Enemy at the Gates" (2001), depiction of the Battle of Stalingrad
* "The Enemy Below" (1957)
* "Escape from Sobibor" (1987)
* "Etulinjan edessä"
* "Father Goose" (1964)
* "The Fighting Seabees" (1944)
* "The Fighting Sullivans" (1942)
* "Flying Leathernecks" (1951)
* "Flying Tigers" (1942)
* "For Those We Love" (2007)
* "Force Ten from Navarone" (1978)
* "Foreign Correspondent" (1940)
* "Forty-Ninth Parallel" (1941)
* "The Frogmen" (1951)
* "From Here to Eternity" (1953), depiction of the Attack on Pearl Harbor
* "La Grande Vadrouille" (1966)
* "Grave of the Fireflies" (1988)
* "The Great Escape" (1963)
* "The Great Raid" (2005)
* "Guadalcanal Diary" (1943)
* "Gung Ho!" (1943)
* "The Guns of Navarone" (1961)
* "Halls of Montezuma" (1950)
* "Hangmen Also Die" (1943)
* "Hart's War" (2002)
* "Hell Is for Heroes" (1962)
* "The Heroes of Telemark" (1965)
* "Hope and Glory" (1987)
* "Ill Met By Moonlight" (1957)
* "Inimesed sõdurisinelis" (1968)
* "In Which We Serve" (1942)
* "In Harm's Way" (1965)
* "Is Paris Burning? (1966)", depiction of the Liberation of Paris
* "Katyń" (2007)
* "Kelly's Heroes" (1970)
* "Little Iron Men" (2008), depiction of the 442nd Infantry Regiment
* " (1971)" ("Освобождение" in Russia)
* "The Longest Day" (1962), depiction of the Battle of Normandy
* "Malaya" (1949)
* "Man Hunt" (1941)
* "Marine Raiders (1944)"
* "The McKenzie Break" (1970)
* "Memphis Belle" (1990)
* "Merrill's Marauders" (1962)
* "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence" (1983)
* "A Midnight Clear" (1992)
* "Midway" (1976), depiction of the Battle of Midway
* "Miracle at St. Anna" (2008)
* "The Mountain Road" (1961)
* "Mussolini and I (1985)" (TV mini-series)
* " (Mussolini: The Last Four Days)" (1974)
* "My Name is Ivan" (1963) ("Иваново детство" in Russia)
* "The Naked and the Dead" (1958)
* "The Next of Kin" (1942)
* "The Night of the Generals" (1967)
* "The Night of the Shooting Stars" (1982)
* "No Man Is an Island" (1962)
* "The North Star" (1943)
* "One of Our Aircraft Is Missing" (1942)
* "Only the Brave" (2005), depiction of 100th Infantry Battalion
* "Operation Daybreak" (1975)
* "Operation Pacific" (1951)
* "Operation Petticoat" (1959)
* "Otoko-tachi no Yamato" (2005)
* "Patton" (1970), depiction of the Battle of El Guettar
* "The Pianist" (2002)
* "PT 109" (1963)
* "The Purple Heart" (1944)
* "Prisoners of the Sun" (1990)
* "Raid On Rommel (1971)"
* "Reach for the Sky" (1956)
* "" ("Admiral Yamato") (1968), starring Toshiro Mifune
* "Roma, città aperta"
* "Run Silent, Run Deep" (1956)
* "Sahara" (1943)
* "Saints and Soldiers" (2003)
* "Saving Private Ryan" (1998), depiction of the Battle of Normandy
* "Schindler's List" (1993)
* "The Sea Wolves" (1980)
* "Seventeen Moments of Spring" (1973 Soviet TV mini series) ("Семнадцать мгновений весны" in Russia)
* "Sinimäed" (2006)
* "Sink the Bismarck" (1960)
* "So Proudly We Hail!" (1943)
* "Soldier of Orange" (1977)
* "Stalag 17" (1953)
* "Stalingrad" (1993), depiction of the Battle of Stalingrad
* "The Story of G.I. Joe" (1945)
* "Surnupealuu sõdurid" (2004)
* "Talvisota" ("The Winter War") (1989), the Winter War in Finland
* "The Tanks are Coming" (1951)
* "They Fought for the Motherland" (1975) ("Они сражались за родину" in Russia)
* "They Were Expendable" (1945)
* "The Thin Red Line" (1998), depiction of the Battle of Guadalcanal
* "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" (1944)
* "This Land Is Mine" (1943)
* "To Hell and Back" (1955)
* "To Live in Peace" (1947)
* "Too Late the Hero" (1970)
* "Tora! Tora! Tora!" (1970), depiction of the Attack on Pearl Harbor
* "The Train" (1964)
* "Tobruk" (1967)
* "The Burmese Harp" (1956)
* "The Tuskegee Airmen" (1995)
* "Twelve O'Clock High" (1949)
* "U-571" (2000)
* "Tuntematon sotilas" (1955 and 1985)
* "Ühe metsa pojad" (2007)
* "Von Ryan's Express" (1965)
* "Võõra nime all" (1984)
* "Wake Island" (1942)
* "The Way Ahead" (1944)
* "Went the Day Well?" (1942)
* "When Trumpets Fade" (1998), depiction of the Battle of Hurtgen Forest
* "Where Eagles Dare" (1969)
* "Windtalkers" (2002), depiction of the Battle of Saipan
* "The Wings of Eagles" (1957)
* "The Wooden Horse" (1950)
* "The Young Lions" (1958)
* "The Battle of Neretva" (1969)
* "The Star" (2002) ("Звезда" in Russia)

Battle of Britain

* "Angels One Five" (1952) depiction of the Battle of Britain
* "Battle of Britain" (1969), depiction of the Battle of Britain
* "Pearl Harbor" (2001), depictions of the Battle of Britain and the Attack on Pearl Harbor

Battle of Iwo Jima

* "Flags of Our Fathers" (2006), depiction of the Battle of Iwo Jima
* "Letters from Iwo Jima" (2006), depiction of the Battle of Iwo Jima
* "Sands of Iwo Jima" (1949), depiction of the Battle of Iwo Jima

War on Terrorism

September 11, 2001 attacks

* "" (2003) (TV)
* "Flight 93" (2006) (TV)
* "The Path to 9/11 (2006)" (TV)
* "United 93" (2006)
* "World Trade Center" (2006)

War in Afghanistan (2001–present)

* "Lions for Lambs" (2007)
* "Lone Survivor" (2009)

War on Terrorism in Pakistan

* "A Mighty Heart" (2007)

Operation Enduring Freedom - Philippines

* "The Hunt for Eagle One" (2006)
* "" (2006)

Islamic insurgency in Algeria (2002-present)

* "Rendition" (2007)

Iraq War

* "Saving Jessica Lynch" (2003) (TV)
* "Over There" (2005) (TV series)
* "The Tiger and the Snow" (2005)
* "American Soldiers" (2005)
* "Valley of the Wolves Iraq" (2006)
* "A Line in the Sand" (2006) (TV)
* "Home of the Brave" (2006)
* "In the Valley of Elah" (2007)
* "Redacted" (2007)
* "Grace Is Gone" (2007)
* "The Mark of Cain" (2007) (TV)
* "Battle For Haditha" (2007)
* "The Four Horsemen" (2007)
* "Stop Loss" (2008)
* "Generation Kill" (2008) (TV series)
* "The Hurt Locker" (2008)
* "Green Zone" (2009)
* "" (2009)

Insurgency in Saudi Arabia

* "Syriana" (2005)
* "The Kingdom" (2007)


= Covert special operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, etc. =

* "The Unit" (2006-) (TV series)


= Joint Chiefs of Staff operations =

* "E-Ring" (2005-2006) (TV series)

See also

* War film
* Battles in film


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