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About War Movies

In real life, war is not a situation that anyone enjoys, but as a source of human drama, it's an ideal place for films to look for subject matter. War movies range in tone from the relatively uncomplicated adrenaline rush of military action movies to the more cerebral ambitions of realistic war movies and those with an anti-war agenda.

In the first half of the 20th century, war movies were most likely to be pure adventure, in which the good guys were on a quest to stop the nefarious aims of the bad guys. World War II, with its clear-cut good-vs-evil plot line, was a popular war to portray, but historical wars such as the American Civil War and the military campaigns against Native Americans in the American West got plenty of attention, too. In the 1980s, movies like the Rambo franchise and "Top Gun" gave the adventure treatment to the Cold War.

The 80s also saw the rise of the grittily realistic war movie. Oliver Stone's "Platoon" presented the Vietnam conflict that in no way glorified war, and Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan" continued the new tradition.

America's war in the Middle East and Afghanistan after the turn of the century gave rise to a new type of war movie, one that strives for realism and adventure at the same time and takes a neutral stance on the conflict. "The Hurt Locker," "Zero Dark Thirty" and "Lone Survivor" do little to whitewash the reality of war, but they also stop short of making an anti-war statement.

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12 Strong
12 Strong
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Wonder Woman
Wonder Woman
Dunkirk
Dunkirk
Battle for Haditha
Battle for Haditha
Darkest Hour
Darkest Hour
Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor
Glory
Glory
300
300
Platoon
Platoon
Apocalypse Now
Apocalypse Now
The Patriot
The Patriot
Megan Leavey
Megan Leavey
Rambo: First Blood Part II
Rambo: First Blood Part II
The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker
Gone with the Wind
Gone with the Wind
Thank You for Your Service
Thank You for Your Service
Legends of the Fall
Legends of the Fall
The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead
Das Boot
Das Boot
Enemy at the Gates
Enemy at the Gates
Lawrence of Arabia
Lawrence of Arabia
The Pianist
The Pianist
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler
Crimson Tide
Crimson Tide
Memphis Belle
Memphis Belle
MASH
MASH
Sarah's Key
Sarah's Key
Churchill
Churchill
Downfall
Downfall
The Alamo
The Alamo
Anthropoid
Anthropoid
The Devil's Double
The Devil's Double
Act of Valor
Act of Valor
Doctor Zhivago
Doctor Zhivago
Burning Blue
Burning Blue
Lebanon
Lebanon
Hanover Street
Hanover Street
Sniper
Sniper
Gallipoli
Gallipoli
Windtalkers
Windtalkers
A Soldier's Story
A Soldier's Story
Field of Lost Shoes
Field of Lost Shoes
Red Dawn
Red Dawn
Casualties of War
Casualties of War
A Bridge Too Far
A Bridge Too Far
Ride with the Devil
Ride with the Devil
Bravo Two Zero
Bravo Two Zero
Dr. Strangelove
Dr. Strangelove
The English Patient
The English Patient
Defiance
Defiance
Letters from Iwo Jima
Letters from Iwo Jima
Company of Heroes
Company of Heroes
In the Land of Blood and Honey
In the Land of Blood and Honey
War and Peace
War and Peace
Iron Eagle
Iron Eagle
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HALLOWEEN H20 - 20 JAHRE SPAETER
13 Minutes
13 Minutes
Zombie Dawn
Zombie Dawn
The Tuskegee Airmen
The Tuskegee Airmen
Bless Me, Ultima
Bless Me, Ultima
Memorial Day
Memorial Day
The African Queen
The African Queen
Lion of the Desert
Lion of the Desert
In Darkness
In Darkness
Deathwatch
Deathwatch
The Grey Zone
The Grey Zone
Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth
Uncommon Valor
Uncommon Valor
Illuminati
Illuminati
Fast & Furious 8
Fast & Furious 8
Special Forces
Special Forces
Journey's End
Journey's End
Game of Aces
Game of Aces
Saints and Soldiers
Saints and Soldiers
The Shallows  Gefahr Aus Der Tiefe
The Shallows Gefahr Aus Der Tiefe
xXx - Triple X
xXx - Triple X
Chucky 3
Chucky 3
Captain America
Captain America
The Final Countdown
The Final Countdown
Sometimes in April
Sometimes in April
Flyboys
Flyboys
9th Company
9th Company
Der Hund von Baskerville
Der Hund von Baskerville
Who Am I - Kein System ist sicher
Who Am I - Kein System ist sicher
96 Hours
96 Hours
Mystery
Mystery
xXx 2 - The Next Level
xXx 2 - The Next Level
Gruesome
Gruesome
Der Pate
Der Pate
Gesetz der Rache
Gesetz der Rache
Easy Money 3: Lass sie bluten
Easy Money 3: Lass sie bluten
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Wintersonnenwende - Die Jagd nach den sechs Zeichen des Lichts
Amazonas
Amazonas
Kill TV
Kill TV
Wrong Turn 3 - Left for Dead
Wrong Turn 3 - Left for Dead
The Edge of Sanity
The Edge of Sanity
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Donkey Punch-Blutige See
Operation Desert
Operation Desert
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Ein einfacher Plan - A simple Plan
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