Best War Movies of 2015


Beasts of No Nation

7.7/10 IMDB

Based on the experiences of Agu, a child fighting in the civil war of an unnamed, fictional West African country. Follows Agu's journey as he's forced to join a group of soldiers. While he 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.

Starring: Idris Elba, Opeyemi Fagbohungbe, Abraham Attah, Richard Pepple, Ama K. Abebrese, Kobina Amissah-Sam, Emmanuel Affadzi, John Arthur, Kurt Egyiawan, Jude Akuwudike ..
Directed by: Cary Joji Fukunaga
Release date: 2015-09-11

Suite Française

7.0/10 IMDB

France, 1940. In the first days of occupation, beautiful Lucile Angellier is trapped in a stifled existence with her controlling mother-in-law as they both await news of her husband: a prisoner of war. Parisian refugees start to pour into their small town, soon followed by a regiment of German soldiers who take up residence in the villagers' own homes. Lucile initially tries to ignore Bruno von Falk, the handsome and refined German officer staying with them. But soon, a powerful love draws them together and leads them into the tragedy of war.

Starring: Michelle Williams, Kristin Scott Thomas, Matthias Schoenaerts, Sam Riley, Ruth Wilson, Lambert Wilson, Margot Robbie, Tom Schilling, Harriet Walter, Clare Holman ..
Directed by: Saul Dibb
Release date: 2015-03-12


6.6/10 IMDB

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, Elizabeth Debicki, David Thewlis, David Hayman, Maurice Roëves, Ross Anderson ..
Directed by: Justin Kurzel
Release date: 2015-08-16

Little Boy

7.3/10 IMDB

An eight-year-old boy is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home. The story reveals the indescribable love a father has for his little boy and the love a son has for his father.

Starring: Jakob Salvati, Emily Watson, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Michael Rapaport, David Henrie, Ben Chaplin, Eduardo Verástegui, Ted Levine, Ali Landry Monteverde, Abraham Benrubi ..
Directed by: Alejandro Monteverde
Release date: 2015-04-23

A Perfect Day

6.8/10 IMDB

Somewhere in the Balkans, 1995. A team of aid workers must solve an apparently simple problem in an almost completely pacified territory that has been devastated by a cruel war, but some of the local inhabitants, the retreating combatants, the UN forces, many cows and an absurd bureaucracy will not cease to put obstacles in their way.

Starring: Olga Kurylenko, Benicio del Toro, Tim Robbins, Mélanie Thierry, Fe?a Štukan, Eldar Rešidovi?, Nenad Vukeli?, Sergi López, Morten Suurballe, Ben Temple ..
Directed by: Fernando León de Aranoa
Release date: 2015-08-28

Hyena Road

6.5/10 IMDB

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, Jennifer Pudavick, David Richmond-Peck, Nikki Duval, Neamat Arghandabi, Kelly Holden ..
Directed by: Paul Gross
Release date: 2015-10-09

Battle of Surabaya

6.4/10 IMDB

Musa, who is only a thirteen-year-old shoe shiner, undergoes destiny through his adventure of waging war during the war time. Will he manage to bring peace among the troops who keep on fighting for nothing?

Starring: Reza Rahadian, Maudy Ayunda, Tanaka Hidetoshi, Darryl Wilson, Ian Saybani, Sana Hamada, Pritt Timothy ..
Directed by: Aryanto Yuniawan
Release date: 2015-03-01

Rock the Kasbah

5.5/10 IMDB

A washed-up music producer finds one last shot at redemption with a golden-voiced young girl in Afghanistan. However, when jealousy gets the better of a disgruntled ex-boyfriend, he decides to oppose the young star with talent of his own.

Starring: Bill Murray, Zooey Deschanel, Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson, Taylor Kinney, Danny McBride, Scott Caan, Eugenia Kuzmina, Sarah Baker, Leem Lubany ..
Directed by: Barry Levinson
Release date: 2015-10-22
Best War Movies of 2015 : Hellstorm


6.8/10 IMDB

A documentary that tells the tale that the victors still do not want you to know. Learn the terrible truth about the rape, torture, slavery, and mass murder inflicted upon the German people by the Allied victors of World Word II.

Starring: Gerhard Ausmeier, John DeNugent, Thomas Goodrich, Paul Hickman, Howard Holt, Margaret Huffstickler, Kyle Hunt, Sven Longshanks, John M., Andrew MacCrinnan ..
Directed by: Kyle Hunt
Release date: 2015-05-01

Joan of Arc

8.2/10 IMDB

Could a nineteen-year-old girl change the course of history simply by faith? From ordinary farm girl to extraordinary hero, the life of Joan of Arc was one of conviction and courage. Fifteenth-century France was devastated by an ongoing war in which women did not fight. Yet Joan heeded the counsel of angels and transformed into a military leader, something her country needed but many feared. In this BYUtv original special, discover the stalwart spirit, military prowess, and enduring influence of Joan of Arc.

Starring: Milly Thomas, Orlando Seale, Eric Geynes, Yan Brian, James Flynn, Callum Coates, Stéphane Boucher, Isabel Pollen, Terry Victor, Robert Gillespie ..
Directed by: Russell Holt
Release date: 2015-11-27
Best War Movies of 2015 : The Spymasters: CIA in the Crosshairs

The Spymasters: CIA in the Crosshairs

7.2/10 IMDB

Documentary revealing the inner workings of the world's most powerful intelligence organization, with unprecedented access to America's spy network, all 12 living CIA directors and top agency operatives, who talk candidly about torture, secret prisons, drone warfare, alleged assassinations and the constant threat of attack, which begs the question: how far should America go to keep us safe?

Starring: Mandy Patinkin ..
Directed by: Gédéon Naudet, Jules Naudet
Release date: 2015-11-28

Above and Beyond

7.7/10 IMDB

In 1948, a group of World War II pilots volunteered to fight for Israel in the War of Independence.

Starring: Paul Reubens, Jd Roth-round, Harold Livingston ..
Directed by: Roberta Grossman
Release date: 2015-01-30


5.2/10 IMDB

A dramatic thriller that tells the engaging and touching stories of immigrants and natives during the time leading up to the independence of Singapore. The protagonists were a part of history in the making; they become the pioneer generation who live to see beyond the prejudice and fear of racial hatred and ultimately face the challenge of nation building - a mirror reflecting the fragility of racial harmony in our world today.

Starring: Qi Yuwu, Lim Kay Tong, Deanna Yusoff, Joanne Peh, James Seah, Mike Kasem, Nicole Seah ..
Directed by: Randy Ang
Release date: 2015-07-30
Best War Movies of 2015 : Hiroshima: The Aftermath

Hiroshima: The Aftermath

7.6/10 IMDB

Brand new documentary marking the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings which ended WWII and began the nuclear age. Features interviews with survivors from both sides.

Starring: John Sessions ..
Directed by: Lucy van Beek
Release date: 2015-06-06

Field of Lost Shoes

5.7/10 IMDB

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, Luke Benward, Tom Skerritt, Max Lloyd-Jones, Zach Roerig, Mary Mouser ..
Directed by: Sean McNamara
Release date: 2015-03-30

Felix Manalo

4.0/10 IMDB

Felix Yzagun Manalo is a sprawling historical epic that traces the origin of Iglesia Ni Cristo (The Church of Christ) which is established in the Philippines from its humble beginnings in 1914 through the present day.

Starring: Dennis Trillo, Bela Padilla, Mylene Dizon, Rey "PJ" Abellana, Bobby Andrews, Regine Angeles, Antonio Aquitania, Raymond Bagatsing, Roxanne Barcelo, Joem Bascon ..
Directed by: Joel Lamangan
Release date: 2015-10-04
Best War Movies of 2015 : Tell Spring Not to Come This Year

Tell Spring Not to Come This Year

6.9/10 IMDB

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
Best War Movies of 2015 : Drone


6.8/10 IMDB

DRONE is a documentary about the covert CIA drone war. Through voices on both sides of this new technology, DRONE reveals crucial information about the drone war in Pakistan and offers unique insights into the nature of drone warfare.

Directed by: Tonje Hessen Schei
Release date: 2015-02-27
Best War Movies of 2015 : A Doctor's Sword

A Doctor's Sword

8.1/10 IMDB

An Irish doctor survived the atomic bomb attack on Nagasaki and was given a Samurai sword for the lives he saved. 70 years later his family searches for the origin of their father's sword.

Directed by: Gary Lennon
Release date: 2015-08-07


6.8/10 IMDB

A rookie Air Force drone pilot finds himself increasingly attached to a target he watches from halfway around the world.

Starring: Daniel Sharman, Michael Trucco ..
Directed by: Justin S. Lee
Release date: 2015-03-27

Day One

6.8/10 IMDB

On her first day in Afghanistan, an interpreter for the US Army is forced to deliver the child of an enemy bomb-maker.

Starring: Layla Alizada, Navid Negahban, Alain Ali Washnevsky, Mustafa Haidari, Jesse Luken, Ali Olomi ..
Directed by: Henry Hughes
Release date: 2015-02-27
Best War Movies of 2015 : The Day Hitler Died

The Day Hitler Died

7.1/10 IMDB

The story of Hitler’s final hours told by people who were there. This special features exclusive forgotten interviews, believed lost for 65 years, with members of Hitler’s inner circle who were trapped with him in his bunker as the Russians fought to take Berlin. These unique interviews from figures such as the leader of the Hitler Youth Artur Axmann and Hitler’s secretary Traudl Junge, have never before been seen outside Germany. Using rarely seen archive footage and dramatic reconstruction, this special tells the story of Adolf Hitler’s final days in his Berlin bunker.

Starring: Mark Strong, Traudl Junge, Adolf Hitler, Michael A. Musmanno, Michael A. Musmanno ..
Directed by: Craig Collinson
Release date: 2015-12-18
Best War Movies of 2015 : Shuttlecock: Sins of a Father

Shuttlecock: Sins of a Father

6.5/10 IMDB

At the memorial for his father, WWII hero Major James Prentis (Alan Bates), John (Lambert Wilson) confesses a dark family secret to his own son Martin (David Oakes), something that he has harbored for over twenty years. A suspense drama, it explores the complex nature of heroism, betrayal, and father-son relationships. This is a reworking of the director's original 1993 film entitled simply, Shuttlecock.

Starring: Alan Bates, Lambert Wilson, David Oakes, Kenneth Haigh, Jill Meager, Arthur Cox, John Cassady, Beatrice Buchholz, Maud Jurez, Jasmine Hyde ..
Directed by: Andrew Piddington
Release date: 2015-02-01
Best War Movies of 2015 : A Christmas Truce

A Christmas Truce

5.5/10 IMDB

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, Primo Allon, Luke Roessler, Doug Abrahams ..
Directed by: Brian Skiba
Release date: 2015-12-10
Best War Movies of 2015 : We Are the Ones

We Are the Ones

6.4/10 IMDB

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

4.5/10 IMDB

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, Elizabeth Rice, Darren Keefe, Hallie Shepherd, Tony Doupe, Tino Struckmann ..
Directed by: Eric Colley
Release date: 2015-04-21

War Pigs

4.2/10 IMDB

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, Mickey Rourke, Ryan Kelley, Angie Papanikolas, Jake Stormoen, K.C. Clyde ..
Directed by: Ryan Little
Release date: 2015-08-03

Flight World War II

4.3/10 IMDB

International Flight 42 is on course, when all of a sudden a massive and weird storm crops up around the plane. This sends the plane back in time to the year 1940- smack dab in the middle of WWII! Now, the crew and passengers must not only find a way back to their time, but fight off the Axis powers.

Starring: Faran Tahir, Robbie Kay, Aqueela Zoll, Matias Ponce, Alberto Barros Jr., Vi Flaten, David Campfield, Angie Teodora Dick, Erik MacRay, Daniel Mentz ..
Directed by: Emile Edwin Smith
Release date: 2015-06-02
Best War Movies of 2015 : Battles


6.0/10 IMDB

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

Faith of Our Fathers

3.8/10 IMDB

With the Vietnam War raging in 1969, two young fathers report for duty. A man of great faith and a doubtful cynic. A quarter-century later, their sons, Wayne and John Paul (David A.R. White and Kevin Downes), meet as strangers. Guided by handwritten letters from their fathers from the battlefield, they embark on an unforgettable journey to The Wall-the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Along the way, they discover the devastation of war cannot break the love of a father for his son.

Starring: Stephen Baldwin, Kevin Downes, David A.R. White, Candace Cameron Bure, Carey Scott ..
Directed by: Carey Scott
Release date: 2015-07-01

Soldiers of the Damned

3.9/10 IMDB

WWII German soldiers take an occult scientist into a haunted forest in Romania, only to be confronted by their own ghosts.

Starring: Gil Darnell, Miriam Cooke, Tom Sawyer, Nicky Bell, Jason Kennedy, Mark Fountain, Lucas Hansen, Matthew John Morley, Natalia Ryumina, Andrei Zayats ..
Directed by: Mark Nuttall
Release date: 2015-10-07

An Unknown Country: The Jewish Exiles of Ecuador

9.5/10 IMDB

Story of European Jews who fled Europe escaping the Nazi terror to find refuge in an unlikely destination: Ecuador -- barely known at the time.

Starring: Anne Anker, Kurt Freund, Pablo Freund, Alberto Enriquez Gallo, Vera Kohn, Werner M. Loval, Moselio Schaechter ..
Directed by: Eva Zelig
Release date: 2015-01-21

Nazi Boots

8.8/10 IMDB

Holocaust survivor Janine Webber relives the loss of her family in this viscerally powerful short film.

Starring: Eleanor Worthington-Cox, Janine Webber, Archie Bradfield, Lucy Griffiths, Sallyann Fellowes ..
Directed by: Debs Gardner-Paterson
Release date: 2015-07-15

Brothers of War

4.4/10 IMDB

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, Natasha Staples, William Ludwig ..
Directed by: Mike Carter
Release date: 2015-06-01
Best War Movies of 2015 : Halo: The Fall of Reach

Halo: The Fall of Reach

5.7/10 IMDB

Kidnapped as children and conscripted into a brutal military training and augmentation program, the Spartans were designed to be the ultimate weapon against chaos and insurgency—but when a dangerous alien alliance known as the Covenant declares war on humanity, the Spartans might be our only hope.

Starring: Steve Downes, Jen Taylor, Michelle Lukes, Travis Willingham, Britt Baron, Cole Jensen ..
Directed by: Jacob Owens
Release date: 2015-10-27

There Is Many Like Us

7.8/10 IMDB

In 1943, Max Fronenberg spent one year digging a secret underground tunnel to escape out of a prison camp in Warsaw, Poland during the Holocaust while saving fifteen other prisoners in the process and forced to leave behind the love of his life, Rena, in the prison.

Starring: Eric Roberts, Tyler Mauro, Kayleigh Gilbert, Michael Girgenti, Gabriel Aronson ..
Directed by: Josh Webber
Release date: 2015-05-05

Beyond Glory

7.4/10 IMDB

Follows acclaimed actor Stephen Lang as he tracks the ten year odyssey behind his one-man show about eight medal of honor recipients.

Starring: Stephen Lang, Gary Sinise ..
Directed by: Larry Brand
Release date: 2015-10-14

Our Father

7.5/10 IMDB

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, Willem Ward, Shawn Booker, Bruce Parkin, Ryan Eden, Morgan Rhys ..
Directed by: Calum Rhys
Release date: 2015-12-25
Best War Movies of 2015 : All These Voices

All These Voices

7.1/10 IMDB

When a young SS soldier encounters an avant-garde theater-troupe of survivors celebrating the end of WWII, he must come to terms with his complicity in their grief.

Starring: Kristof Konrad, Kasia Kowalczyk, Anthony Nikolchev, Kinga Philipps, Beata Pozniak, Harrison Thomas ..
Directed by: David Henry Gerson
Release date: 2015-06-01

The Millionaires' Unit

7.1/10 IMDB

A documentary about the First Yale Unit, a group of Yale students who trained for World War I.

Starring: Bruce Dern, Dan J. Evans, Steven Haworth, Gregory Hoyt, Joe Hubbard, Kevin Joy, Jake Lewis, Michael Manuel, Jake McLean ..
Directed by: Darroch Greer
Release date: 2015-05-24

Zombie Massacre 2: Reich of the Dead

2.6/10 IMDB

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, Lucy Drive, Désirée Giorgetti, David White ..
Directed by: Luca Boni, Marco Ristori
Release date: 2015-06-08
Best War Movies of 2015 : 1914 Street

1914 Street

0.0/10 IMDB

A crisis of conscience befalls a family man looking for work in a time of guerrilla warfare.

Release date: 2015-09-24
Best War Movies of 2015 : Granite & Chalk

Granite & Chalk

6.4/10 IMDB

As rebels planned Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising, they were watched by two spies code-named Granite and Chalk. This documentary delves into British intelligence to tell their story, one century on. Funded by Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board, After ’16 is a creative response by Irish filmmakers to the events of Easter 1916. This collection of nine short films is a mixture of live-action, animation and documentary, telling stories from the eve of the Rising all the way to the Troubles in 1970s Northern Ireland and beyond.

Starring: Aoife Duffin ..
Directed by: Patrick Hodgins
Release date: 2015-01-01
Best War Movies of 2015 : The Sky Above Us

The Sky Above Us

6.0/10 IMDB

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: Miloš Timotijevi?, Nikola Rako?evi?, Nada Šargin, Hristina Popovi?, Mladen Sovilj, Slobodan Ninković, Tihomir Stani?, Boris Isakovi?, Ljuma Penov, Stefan Bundalo ..
Directed by: Marinus Groothof
Release date: 2015-01-28


6.0/10 IMDB

A disgruntled veteran unable to adjust back into society justifies domestic terrorism by interpreting his actions with alien invasion.

Starring: Xander O'Connor, Brenda Bakke, Sarah Brooks, Joe Swanberg, David Zellner, Robert Breuler, Graham Jenkins ..
Directed by: James Fotopoulos
Release date: 2015-01-01
Best War Movies of 2015 : W.M.D.


3.6/10 IMDB

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, Kate Mines, Jeff Prewett, Roy Abramsohn, Victoria Barabas, Ahmed Best ..
Directed by: Richard Halpern
Release date: 2015-04-07
Best War Movies of 2015 : The Survivors Book

The Survivors Book

0.0/10 IMDB

A Norwegian man defends an ancient book depicting his countries past during the Nazi invasion of Norway.

Starring: Mark Ernst, Ethan Walker, Wyatt Smith ..
Release date: 2015-02-15
Best War Movies of 2015 : Waterloo: Hidden Traces

Waterloo: Hidden Traces

0.0/10 IMDB

Using new archeological findings, first hand accounts of the battle, expert interviews and CGI and 3D animations this program helps us understand the dynamic elements of strategy and weather that led to Napoleon's historic defeat by the Duke of Wellington on the fields of Waterloo.

Release date: 2015-01-01
Best War Movies of 2015 : Joel Hunt: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Joel Hunt: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

0.0/10 IMDB

Joel Hunt served as a combat engineer from 1998-2007, with multiple tours in Iraq. While there, he endured more than 15 roadside bombs, and experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Today, with the help of his dog, Barrett, he uses sports to push through the challenges of having a TBI.

Starring: Joel Hunt ..
Directed by: Valerie Soe
Release date: 2015-03-01
Best War Movies of 2015 : Hiroshima: Hidden Traces

Hiroshima: Hidden Traces

0.0/10 IMDB

Take an in-depth look at the battle for Okinawa and the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki through the eyes of archeologists and historians. Objects found in excavations of sites in Okinawa and Honshu lead us to understand the lives of soldiers and of the civilians caught up in World War II.

Release date: 2015-01-01

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