Best War Movies of 2003

1.

The Last Samurai

6.4
7.7/10 IMDB

Nathan Algren is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare, which finds him learning to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the name of modernization and open trade, Algren decides to become an ultimate warrior himself and to fight for their right to exist.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, William Atherton, Chad Lindberg, Billy Connolly, Tony Goldwyn, Shichinosuke Nakamura, Koyuki, Timothy Spall, Togo Igawa ..
Directed by: Edward Zwick
Release date: 2003-12-05
2.

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

6.1
7.4/10 IMDB

After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ferocious pursuit of glory against the safety of his devoted crew, including the ship's thoughtful surgeon, his best friend.

Starring: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, James D'Arcy, Billy Boyd, Joseph Morgan, Edward Woodall, Chris Larkin, Max Pirkis, Jack Randall, Max Benitz ..
Directed by: Peter Weir
Release date: 2003-11-14
3.

The Fog of War

5.7
8.1/10 IMDB

Using archival footage, United States Cabinet conversation recordings, and an interview of the 85-year-old Robert McNamara, THE FOG OF WAR depicts his life, from working as a WWII whiz kid military officer, to being the Ford Motor Company's president, to managing the American Vietnam War, as defense secretary for presidents Kennedy and Johnson.

Starring: Robert McNamara, Errol Morris, Fidel Castro, Barry Goldwater, John F. Kennedy, Nikita Khrushchev, Curtis LeMay, Richard Nixon, Harry Reasoner, Franklin D. Roosevelt ..
Directed by: Errol Morris
Release date: 2003-12-09
4.

Tears of the Sun

5.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their conscience and protect a group of innocent refugees. When the democratic government of Nigeria collapses and the country is taken over by a ruthless military dictator, Waters, a fiercely loyal and hardened veteran is dispatched on a routine mission to retrieve a Doctors Without Borders physician.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Monica Bellucci, Cole Hauser, Eamonn Walker, Johnny Messner, Nick Chinlund, Charles Ingram, Paul Francis, Chad Smith, Tom Skerritt ..
Directed by: Antoine Fuqua
Release date: 2003-03-07
5.

Saints and Soldiers

4.7
6.7/10 IMDB

Five American soldiers fighting in Europe during World War II struggle to return to Allied territory after being separated from U.S. forces during the historic Malmedy Massacre.

Starring: Larry Bagby, Alexander Polinsky, Kirby Heyborne, Corbin Allred, Ethan Vincent, Melinda Renee, Ruby Chase O'Neil, Jeff Birk, Ben Gourley, Chris Clark ..
Directed by: Ryan Little
Release date: 2003-09-11
6.

Beyond Borders

4.7
6.5/10 IMDB

Beyond Borders is an epic tale of the turbulent romance between two star-crossed lovers set against the backdrop of the world's most dangerous hot spots. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie stars as Sarah Jordan, an American living in London in 1984. She is married to Henry Bauford son of a wealthy British industrialist, when she encounters Nick Callahan a renegade doctor, whose impassioned plea for help to support his relief efforts in war-torn Africa moves her deeply. As a result, Sarah embarks upon a journey of discovery that leads to danger, heartbreak and romance in the far corners of the world.

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Clive Owen, Teri Polo, Linus Roache, Noah Emmerich, Yorick van Wageningen, Timothy West, Jonathan Higgins, Iain Lee, Kate Trotter ..
Directed by: Martin Campbell
Release date: 2003-10-23
Best War Movies of 2003 : Hitler: The Rise of Evil
7.

Hitler: The Rise of Evil

4.5
7.3/10 IMDB

A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National German Workers' Party prior to World War II.

Release date: 2003-05-18
Best War Movies of 2003 : Hitler: The Rise of Evil
8.

Hitler: The Rise of Evil

4.4
7.3/10 IMDB

The movie describes the life of Adolf Hitler from childhood to manhood, and his rise to power. From his poor childhood in Austria, the first world war from his point of view, we see how Hitler was transformed from a poor soldier into the leader of the Nazis, and how he survived all attempts to kill him. We learn of his relationship with his mistress Eva Braun, his decisions and of his enemies inside the Nazi party.

Release date: 2003-03-18
9.

Hitler: The Rise of Evil

4.4
7.3/10 IMDB

A unique slant, profiling the life of Adolf Hitler as a child and his rise through the ranks of the National Socialist German Workers' Party prior to World War II.

Starring: Peter Stormare, Friedrich von Thun, Peter O'Toole, Zoe Telford, Terence Harvey, Robert Carlyle, Matthew Modine, Liev Schreiber ..
Directed by: Christian Duguay
Release date: 2003-05-27
10.

Gods and Generals

4.2
6.4/10 IMDB

The film centers mostly around the personal and professional life of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, a brilliant if eccentric Confederate general, from the outbreak of the American Civil War until its halfway point when Jackson is killed accidentally by his own soldiers in May 1863 during his greatest victory.

Starring: Stephen Lang, Jeff Daniels, Robert Duvall, Kevin Conway, C. Thomas Howell, Jeremy London, Matt Letscher, Brian Mallon, Bo Brinkman, Bruce Boxleitner ..
Directed by: Ronald F. Maxwell
Release date: 2003-02-21

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