Best War Movies of 2016

1.

Hacksaw Ridge

6.6
8.1/10

WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.

Starring: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Vince Vaughn, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer
Directed by: Mel Gibson
Release date: 2016-10-07
2.

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

5.9
7.3/10

An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.

Starring: James Badge Dale, John Krasinski, Max Martini, Pablo Schreiber, Toby Stephens
Directed by: Michael Bay
Release date: 2016-01-13
3.

Allied

5.7
7.1/10

In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris, Simon McBurney, Lizzy Caplan
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Release date: 2016-11-17
4.

The Siege of Jadotville

5.2
7.3/10

Irish Commandant Pat Quinlan leads a stand off with troops against French and Belgian Mercenaries in the Congo during in the early 1960s.

Starring: Jamie Dornan, Guillaume Canet, Mark Strong, Jason O'Mara, Michael McElhatton
Directed by: Richie Smyth
Release date: 2016-09-19
5.

War and Peace

5.1
8.2/10

Sumptuous BBC mini-series following the fortunes and the rise and fall of five aristocratic families in the waning days of imperial Russia.

Release date: 2016-01-03
6.

Free State of Jones

5.0
6.9/10

In 1863, Mississippi farmer Newt Knight serves as a medic for the Confederate Army. Opposed to slavery, Knight would rather help the wounded than fight the Union. After his nephew dies in battle, Newt returns home to Jones County to safeguard his family but is soon branded an outlaw deserter. Forced to flee, he finds refuge with a group of runaway slaves hiding out in the swamps. Forging an alliance with the slaves and other farmers, Knight leads a rebellion that would forever change history.

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali, Keri Russell, Jacob Lofland
Directed by: Gary Ross
Release date: 2016-06-24
7.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

4.7
6.6/10

In 2002, cable news producer Kim Barker decides to shake up her routine by taking a daring new assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan. Dislodged from her comfortable American lifestyle, Barker finds herself in the middle of an out-of-control war zone. Luckily, she meets Tanya Vanderpoel, a fellow journalist who takes the shell-shocked reporter under her wing. Amid the militants, warlords and nighttime partying, Barker discovers the key to becoming a successful correspondent.

Starring: Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Josh Charles
Directed by: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Release date: 2016-03-04
8.

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

4.5
6.3/10

19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks the film shows what really happened to his squad - contrasting the realities of war with America's perceptions.

Starring: Joe Alwyn, Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel
Directed by: Ang Lee
Release date: 2016-11-10
9.

Mine

4.4
5.9/10

After a failed assassination attempt, a soldier finds himself stranded in the desert. Exposed to the elements, he must survive the dangers of the desert and battle the psychological and physical toll of the treacherous conditions.

Starring: Armie Hammer, Annabelle Wallis, Tom Cullen, Geoff Bell, Juliet Aubrey
Directed by: Fabio Guaglione, Fabio Resinaro
Release date: 2016-10-06
10.

Alone in Berlin

4.2
6.5/10

Berlin in June of 1940. While Nazi propaganda celebrates the regime’s victory over France, a kitchen-cum-living room in Prenzlauer Berg is filled with grief. Anna and Otto Quangel’s son has been killed at the front. This working class couple had long believed in the ‘Führer’ and followed him willingly, but now they realise that his promises are nothing but lies and deceit. They begin writing postcards as a form of resistance and in a bid to raise awareness: Stop the war machine! Kill Hitler! Putting their lives at risk, they distribute these cards in the entrances of tenement buildings and in stairwells. But the SS and the Gestapo are soon onto them, and even their neighbours pose a threat.

Starring: Emma Thompson, Brendan Gleeson, Daniel Brühl, Mikael Persbrandt, Katharina Schüttler
Directed by: Vincent Pérez
Release date: 2016-02-15
11.

Ethel & Ernest

4.0
7.8/10

This hand drawn animated film, based on the award winning graphic novel by Raymond Briggs, is an intimate and affectionate depiction of the life and times of his parents, two ordinary Londoners living through extraordinary events.

Starring: Jim Broadbent, Brenda Blethyn, Luke Treadaway, Pam Ferris, Roger Allam
Directed by: Roger Mainwood
Release date: 2016-10-28
12.

Rebellion

3.5
7.1/10
Rebellion
Rebellion is a five part serial drama about the birth of modern Ireland. The story is told from the perspectives of a group of fictional characters who live through the political events of the 1916 Easter Rising.
Release date: 2016-01-03
13.

USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage

3.5
5.2/10

The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. As they awaited rescue, they endured extreme thirst, hunger, and relentless shark attacks.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Tom Sizemore, Matt Lanter, Thomas Jane, Emily Tennant
Directed by: Mario Van Peebles
Release date: 2016-09-22
14.

City 40

3.4
6.5/10
City 40
Behind the walls of a forbidden city, the only thing more dangerous than its secrets is the truth.
Starring: Mikhail Gorbachev, Lavrenti Beria, Viktor Fetisov
Directed by: Samira Goetschel
Release date: 2016-04-28
15.

Guernica

3.0
5.8/10

The fates of Henry - an American correspondent - and Teresa, one of the Republic's censors during the Spanish Civil War.

Starring: James D'Arcy, María Valverde, Jack Davenport, Natalia Álvarez-Bilbao, Irene Escolar
Directed by: Koldo Serra
Release date: 2016-04-26
16.

Sniper: Ghost Shooter

3.0
5.4/10

Elite snipers Brandon Beckett and Richard Miller are tasked with protecting a gas pipeline from terrorists looking to make a statement. When battles with the enemy lead to snipers being killed by a ghost shooter who knows their exact location, tensions boil as a security breach is suspected. Is there someone working with the enemy on the inside? Is the mission a front for other activity? Is the Colonel pulling the strings?

Starring: Billy Zane, Chad Michael Collins, Dennis Haysbert, Ravil Isyanov, Presciliana Esparolini
Directed by: Don Michael Paul
Release date: 2016-08-02
17.

The History of Love

2.9
6.3/10

The story of a long-lost book that mysteriously reappears and connects an old man searching for his son with a girl seeking a cure for her mother's loneliness.

Starring: Derek Jacobi, Sophie Nélisse, Gemma Arterton, Elliott Gould, Torri Higginson
Directed by: Radu Mihaileanu
Release date: 2016-11-09
18.

Jarhead 3: The Siege

2.9
5.3/10
Jarhead 3: The Siege
Corporal Evan Albright joined the elite Marine Corps Security Guards to save the world and see some action-not necessarily in that order. But his first assignment, protecting a U. S. Embassy in a seemingly safe Middle Eastern capitol, relegates his unit to wrangling "gate groupies" protesting outside the compound and honing their marksmanship by playing video games. So Albright and his team are caught off guard when well-armed and well-trained militants launch a surprise attack aimed at killing an informant in the embassy. Heavily out-gunned, they will have to muster all the courage and fire power they can as their once routine assignment spirals into all-out war.
Starring: Charlie Weber, Scott Adkins, Tom Ainsley, Erik Valdez, Dante Basco
Directed by: William Kaufman
Release date: 2016-01-20
19.

Ignatius of Loyola

2.6
5.6/10

Historical biographical religious drama film based on the memoirs of Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order who was also canonized as a saint in Roman Catholicism.

Starring: Andreas Muñoz, Javier Godino, Julio Perillán, Gonzalo Mejía Trujillo, Isabel García Lorca
Directed by: Paolo Dy, Cathy Azanza
Release date: 2016-07-27
20.

Hear the Silence

2.6
5.9/10
Hear the Silence
1941, Ukraine. A group of German soldiers occupy a small town populated exclusively by women and children of German descent, way behind enemy lines. There's tension from the beginning, that always threatens to erupt in violence from both sides.
Starring: Lars Doppler, Simon Hangartner, Clarissa Molocher, Antonia Langenohl, Ana Sanchez
Directed by: Ed Ehrenberg
Release date: 2016-06-11

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