Best War Movies of 2008

1.

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

6.4
7.8/10 IMDB

When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a Jewish prisoner or the role his own Nazi father plays in his imprisonment, Bruno embarks on a dangerous journey inside the camp's walls.

Starring: Asa Butterfield, Jack Scanlon, Vera Farmiga, David Thewlis, Rupert Friend, David Hayman, Amber Beattie, Sheila Hancock, Cara Horgan, Zac Mattoon O'Brien ..
Directed by: Mark Herman
Release date: 2008-05-07
2.

The Hurt Locker

6.1
7.6/10 IMDB

Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.

Starring: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Guy Pearce, Ralph Fiennes, David Morse, Evangeline Lilly, Christopher Sayegh, Christian Camargo, Suhail Aldabbach ..
Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow
Release date: 2008-10-10
3.

Generation Kill

5.9
8.5/10 IMDB

Marines prepare to invade Iraq at the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom; while the soldiers wait to receive their orders, they learn a Rolling Stone columnist will be embedded with them

Release date: 2008-07-13
4.

Valkyrie

5.9
7.1/10 IMDB

Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler. When events unfold so that he becomes a central player, he finds himself tasked with both leading the coup and personally killing the Führer.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Carice van Houten, Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Terence Stamp, Tom Wilkinson, Eddie Izzard, David Bamber, Thomas Kretschmann, David Schofield ..
Directed by: Bryan Singer
Release date: 2008-12-25
5.

Defiance

5.7
7.2/10 IMDB

Based on a true story, during World War II, four Jewish brothers escape their Nazi-occupied homeland of West Belarus in Poland and join the Soviet partisans to combat the Nazis. The brothers begin the rescue of roughly 1,200 Jews still trapped in the ghettos of Poland.

Starring: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos, Allan Corduner, Mark Feuerstein, Tomas Arana, Jodhi May, Kate Fahy, Iddo Goldberg ..
Directed by: Edward Zwick
Release date: 2008-12-31
6.

Tropic Thunder

5.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Vietnam veteran 'Four Leaf' Tayback's memoir, Tropic Thunder, is being made into a film, but Director Damien Cockburn can’t control the cast of prima donnas. Behind schedule and over budget, Cockburn is ordered by a studio executive to get filming back on track, or risk its cancellation. On Tayback's advice, Cockburn drops the actors into the middle of the jungle to film the remaining scenes but, unbeknownst to the actors and production, the group have been dropped in the middle of the Golden Triangle, the home of heroin-producing gangs.

Starring: Ben Stiller, Tom Cruise, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Nick Nolte, Steve Coogan, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Brandon T. Jackson, Bill Hader ..
Directed by: Ben Stiller
Release date: 2008-08-09
7.

Zeitgeist: Addendum

5.6
8.3/10 IMDB

Zeitgeist: Addendum premiered at the 5th Annual Artivist Film Festival. Director Peter Joseph stated: "The failure of our world to resolve the issues of war, poverty, and corruption, rests within a gross ignorance about what guides human behavior to begin with. It address the true source of the instability in our society, while offering the only fundamental, long-term solution."

Directed by: Peter Joseph
Release date: 2008-10-02
8.

Che: Part One

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.

Starring: Benicio del Toro, Demián Bichir, Rodrigo Santoro, Santiago Cabrera, Julia Ormond, Ramon Fernandez, Oscar Isaac, María Isabel Díaz, Yul Vazquez, José Caro ..
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Release date: 2008-09-05
9.

Stop-Loss

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.

Starring: Ryan Phillippe, Abbie Cornish, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Channing Tatum, Josef Sommer, Timothy Olyphant, Ciarán Hinds, Linda Emond, Steven Strait, Alex Frost ..
Directed by: Kimberly Peirce
Release date: 2008-03-28
10.

Miracle at St. Anna

4.5
6.1/10 IMDB

Miracle at St. Anna chronicles the story of four American soldiers who are members of the all-black 92nd "Buffalo Soldier" Division stationed in Tuscany, Italy during World War II.

Starring: Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso, John Turturro, Valentina Cervi, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Leguizamo, Kerry Washington, D. B. Sweeney, Omar Benson Miller ..
Directed by: Spike Lee
Release date: 2008-09-15

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