What are the best war films?

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    #1Apocalypse Now

    Apocalypse Now

    Apocalypse Now is a dramatic war motion picture that stars Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, and Robert Duvall. It was written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola and premiered on May 19, 1979, in Cannes Film Festival.

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    Roberto Godínez
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "When I was a kid, I liked the rocking soundtrack. I never realized the drear implication of war as my hippie uncle joined the protests that America shouldn't have participated Vietnam War. "
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    #2Full Metal Jacket

    Full Metal Jacket

    Full Metal Jacket is a war film directed by Stanley Kubrick. Released in 1987, the movie focuses on the life of a platoon of U.S. Marines going through their training. It starred Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, and Vincent D'Onofrio.

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    William Stone
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "Just like Starship Troopers, Full Metal Jacket showed that joining the army is hell. You'll turn into relentless demons for the sake of your country. War really never changes."
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    #3Dunkirk

    Dunkirk
    The epic war movie by Christopher Nolan follows the story of the Battle of Dunkirk, in which allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France were evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.
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    Harini Trivedi
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "World War II is really a scary phase of human history. My grandma told me stories of WWII every reunion at Bristol. The film also showed the horrors as soldiers die for their countries. I hope this horrible war would never happen again. "
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    #4Friendly Persuasion

    Friendly Persuasion

    Friendly Persuasion is a Western film in 1956. An adaptation of the novel The Friendly Persuasion by Jessamyn West, the film is about the Quaker family trying to survive the American Civil War in southern Indiana.

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    Daisy Wu
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "Wars are not only focused on soldiers, but also on the civilians affected. Although I'm not familiar with American Civil War history, I can relate with this film's story of a family living in a warzone."
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    #5Darkest Hour

    Darkest Hour

    Darkest Hour is a biopic about the time of History most relevant to the recent centuries-the arrival of Churchill to the government of England when Hitler rose in Europe. Gary Oldman's performance of Churchill is remarkable and astonishing.

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    Jerry Kelley
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "It's nice to see the pressure of handling politics in the eyes of the leaders. While we cry foul that they use us as chesspieces, the Darkest Hour showed how Winston Churchill handled the pressure from Nazi Germany. It an impressive war movie."
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    #6Into the White

    Into the White

    Into the White is a World War II movie in 2012. The movie is about British and German soldiers stuck in a blizzard. The two enemies must cooperate in order to survive the cold.

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    Sunny Wu
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "Do you know what could stop wars among people? A common goal. Into the White showed that people can fix their differences even if they're enemies. I'm also surprised Ron Weasley was here :3 "
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    #7Saving Private Ryan

    Saving Private Ryan

    Saving Private Ryan is a war and drama movie directed by Steven Spielberg which follows the story of the rescue of Private Ryan, the only survivor of a family by a commando of American soldiers that infiltrates in Nazi territory.

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    Guillermina Salinas
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "Their effort was valorous but sad. It's more of an emotional rollercoaster combined with historical background. You'll grasp what's its like during the great war in this movie."
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    #8Patton

    Patton

    Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, Patton is a biography, drama, and war movie about the famous general. Released on April 2, 1970, the movie shows the life and actions of this charismatic general feared by the Nazis during World War II.

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    Miguel Córdova
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "Even Patton was a controversial figure of World War II, this movie lets us see his point of view. He his firm, headstrong and commandeering, anyone under him will become Rambo and Arnie combined."
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    #9Enemy at the Gates

    Enemy at the Gates

    Enemy at the Gates by Jean Jacques Annaud is the story of two snipers, a German and a Soviet that fight against each other during the siege of Stalingrad.

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    Christian Williamson
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "The best war film about dueling snipers. I thought I would fall asleep as the two lie on the ground and shoot silently."
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    #10Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor

    Pearl Harbor is a historical drama film that tells a story of war and romance and a pair of best friends and a nurse who are affected by the infamous events of the Pearl Harbor bombing. It was directed by Michael Bay and it was shown in 2001.

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    Eric Zheng
    Written on July 10, 2018
    "This film is a historical revisionism: Japan NEVER bombed the hospitals of Hawaii! Michael Bay just did it for the sake of explosions. It's more of a love story than the actual war."

Summary

Best What are the best war films
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Apocalypse NowMovies 19 Paid
2Full Metal JacketMovies 15 Paid
3DunkirkMovies 12 Paid
4Friendly PersuasionMovies 12 Paid
5Darkest HourMovies 10 Paid
6Into the WhiteMovies 8 Paid
7Saving Private RyanMovies 6 Paid
8PattonMovies 5 Paid
9Enemy at the GatesMovies 3 Paid
10Pearl HarborMovies 1 Paid
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