Best War Movies of 2015


Beasts of No Nation


A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country. Follows the journey of a young boy, Agu, who is forced to join a group of soldiers in a fictional West African country. While Agu fears his commander and many of the men around him, his fledgling childhood has been brutally shattered by the war raging through his country, and he is at first torn between conflicting revulsion and fascination Depicts the mechanics of war and does not shy away from explicit, visceral detail, and paints a complex, difficult picture of Agu as a child soldier.

Starring: Idris Elba, Opeyemi Fagbohungbe, Abraham Attah, Richard Pepple, Ama K. Abebrese
Directed by: Cary Joji Fukunaga
Release date: 2015-09-11

Eye in the Sky


A UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” As American pilot Steve Watts is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute reaching the highest levels of US and British government over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.

Starring: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Jeremy Northam
Directed by: Gavin Hood
Release date: 2015-09-11

A Perfect Day


Film about a group of aid workers trying to resolve a crisis in an armed conflict zone in the Balkans.

Starring: Olga Kurylenko, Benicio del Toro, Tim Robbins, Mélanie Thierry, Fe?a Štukan
Directed by: Fernando León de Aranoa
Release date: 2015-08-28



Feature film adaptation of Shakespeare's Scottish play about General Macbeth whose ambitious wife urges him to use wicked means in order to gain power of the throne over the sitting king, Duncan.

Starring: Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Paddy Considine, Sean Harris, Jack Reynor
Directed by: Justin Kurzel
Release date: 2015-08-16

Hyena Road


Three different men, three different worlds, three different wars – all stand at the intersection of modern warfare – a murky world of fluid morality where all is not as it seems.

Starring: Paul Gross, Rossif Sutherland, Clark Johnson, Allan Hawco, Christine Horne
Directed by: Paul Gross
Release date: 2015-10-09

Field of Lost Shoes


A group of teenage cadets sheltered from war at the Virginia Military Institute must confront the horrors of an adult world when they are called upon to defend the Shenandoah Valley.

Starring: Lauren Holly, Jason Isaacs, Nolan Gould, Keith David, David Arquette
Directed by: Sean McNamara
Release date: 2015-03-30

Tell Spring Not to Come This Year

Tell Spring Not to Come This Year
When NATO troops withdrew from Afghanistan, the Afghan National Army (ANA) took over control of Helmand Province, an extremely dangerous region where attacks by Taliban fighters are the order of the day. Security, much less peace, would seem to be unattainable; it is even difficult to find a common language in a country where everyone mistrusts each other. The directors of this film accompanied an ANA company during a year of frontline duty in Helmand. The soldiers are paid irregularly, there are not enough supplies and their equipment is substandard. They cannot fight a war with the equipment left behind by the ISAF.
Directed by: Saeed Taji Farouky, Michael McEvoy
Release date: 2015-02-07

A Christmas Truce

A Christmas Truce
During a shaky 24-hour holiday truce amid the Battle of the Bulge, American Captain John Myers and a Belgian farm girl, Alina, fall in love. Forced to separate when fighting resumes, the couple vows to reunite, under a bell tower, the first Christmas Eve after the war ends, if each is alive and eager.
Starring: Craig Olejnik, Ali Liebert, Kate Vernon, Josh Blacker, Adam DiMarco
Directed by: Brian Skiba
Release date: 2015-12-12


How do Europeans deal with their recent dark history (the wars, dictatorships and occupations)? What traces are etched?
Starring: Viktor Anatolievich Volkov, Madara Marta Viciule, Nina Nikolaevna Volkova, Gedemins Viciulis
Directed by: Isabelle Tollenaere
Release date: 2015-01-22

My Honor Was Loyalty

My Honor Was Loyalty
Captain Ludwig Herckel a devoted and patriotic soldier of the SS Leibstandarte fights in every major conflict from the Eastern front to the battle of the bulge. Fiercely loyal to his country and his brothers in arms, loved by his men, Herckel will face his greatest battle yet when he discovers the truth about the Nazi regime.
Starring: Leone Frisa, Francesco Migliore, Paolo Vaccarino, Albrecht Weimer
Directed by: Alessandro Pepe
Release date: 2015-06-01

Brothers of War


When a bitter rivalry between two brothers finally erupts into bloody, life-changing violence it is younger bother Greg who signs up for frontline battle in France. Greg discovers a world of uncompromising brutality as we follow him on his journey through France at the outbreak of World War 2.

Starring: Rory Finn, Daniel Attwell, Fiona Bruce, Gordon Winter, Clare Fettarappa
Directed by: Mike Carter
Release date: 2015-06-01

Our Father


The Second World War is experienced through the journey of Private Cole, a dramatic study of the contrasting nature between the innocence of childhood and the reality of war, and the emotional struggle that accompanies it.

Starring: Luke Goddard, Ross O'Hennessy, Aaron Jeffcoate, Jonas Daniel Alexander, Mark Anthony Games
Directed by: Calum Rhys
Release date: 2015-12-25

1914 Street

1914 Street
A crisis of conscience befalls a family man looking for work in a time of guerrilla warfare.
Release date: 2015-09-24

Zombie Massacre 2: Reich of the Dead


Set in the WWII it tells the story of a bunch of american soldiers fighting against a horde of zombies created by the Nazis using the prisoners of the camps... They have only one night to save their own lives but the enemy is stronger and stronger...

Starring: Andrew Harwood Mills, Dan van Husen, Aaron Stielstra, Ally McClelland, Michael Segal
Directed by: Luca Boni, Marco Ristori
Release date: 2015-06-08

The Sky Above Us

The Sky Above Us
Belgrade, 1999. People go in and out of cafés, and lively conversation echoes all around. As if no one expects the NATO bombings. As if they never even started. But there is tension nonetheless, behind the eyes of people who suppress their fear at any cost. It is in this time and place that Ana, Sloba and Bojan construct their own sense of normality in order to retain their sanity. Three ways to deal with fear. One random sky above.
Starring: Nada Šargin, Boris Isaković, Nikola Rakočević, Nevena Ristić, Mladen Sovilj
Directed by: Marinus Groothof
Release date: 2015-01-28


The Iraq war has turned from 'Mission Accomplished' into a hellhole with an indeterminate outcome. There are no WMDs. No links to Al Qaeda. No imminent threat as promised by the administration. In an alternate reality, a group of angry and disgruntled U.S. soldiers set out on a suicide mission to uncover the truth. Doing the unthinkable, they kidnap the Commander in Chief and interrogate him using the same techniques they were trained to inflict upon the people whose country they invaded.
Starring: Tom Kiesche, John Posey, Weetus Cren, Leila Birch, John Brickner
Directed by: Richard Halpern
Release date: 2015-04-07

Bravo 5


Set in 1989, five members of the Commando Army from the Special Force Regiment have been instructed to locate the whereabouts of guerilla communists, who are planning to obtain the strategic position of central Peninsular Malaysia. However, when the members lose contact with the rest of the army due to a broken communication set, the five of them will have to fight off an army of guerilla communists.

Starring: Beto Kusyairy, Remy Ishak, Xavier Fong, Sashi Tharan, Frank Peterson
Directed by: M. Hilter Zami
Release date: 2015-09-10

War Pigs


A rag tag unit of misfits known as the War Pigs must go behind enemy lines to exterminate Nazis by any means necessary.

Starring: Luke Goss, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Liddell, Noah Segan, Steven Luke
Directed by: Ryan Little
Release date: 2015-08-03

We Are the Ones

We Are the Ones
When tribal feuds ignite a firestorm of violence, three surgeons unite for peace. Francis grew up with little schooling during the Sudanese Civil War. Ajak is a Lost Boy who has returned to the tribe he fled as a child. Both men are proteges of Glenn, a grizzled, but brilliant American surgeon.
Directed by: Jon Michael Shink, Michael Skinner
Release date: 2015-01-01

The Last Rescue


World World II: Shortly after D-Day, three American soldiers and two Army Corps nurses are stranded behind enemy lines. They take a high-ranking German officer as their prisoner and try to orchestrate an escape.

Starring: Brett Cullen, Cody Kasch, Gilles Marini, Ryan Merriman, Johann Urb
Directed by: Eric Colley
Release date: 2015-06-01

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