Best War Movies of 2017




The story of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain, Canada and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbour of Dunkirk between May 26th and June 4th 1940 during World War II.

Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Aneurin Barnard, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Release date: 2017-07-19

Wonder Woman


An Amazon princess comes to the world of Man in the grips of the First World War to confront the forces of evil and bring an end to human conflict.

Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Danny Huston
Directed by: Patty Jenkins
Release date: 2017-05-30

War for the Planet of the Apes


Caesar and his apes are forced into a deadly conflict with an army of humans led by a ruthless Colonel. After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind. As the journey finally brings them face to face, Caesar and the Colonel are pitted against each other in an epic battle that will determine the fate of both their species and the future of the planet.

Starring: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Karin Konoval, Terry Notary
Directed by: Matt Reeves
Release date: 2017-07-11

The Breadwinner


A headstrong young girl in Afghanistan, ruled by the Taliban, disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family.

Starring: Saara Chaudry, Soma Bhatia, Laara Sadiq, Shaista Latif, Ali Badshah
Directed by: Nora Twomey
Release date: 2017-11-17

Megan Leavey


The true story of Marine Corporal Megan Leavey, who forms a powerful bond with an aggressive combat dog, Rex. While deployed in Iraq, the two complete more than 100 missions and save countless lives, until an IED explosion puts their faithfulness to the test.

Starring: Kate Mara, Ramón Rodríguez, Tom Felton, Bradley Whitford, Will Patton
Directed by: Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Release date: 2017-06-09

Their Finest


During the Blitz of World War II, a female screenwriter (Gemma Arterton) works on a film celebrating England's resilience as a way to buoy a weary populace's spirits. Her efforts to dramatise the true story of two sisters (Lily Knight and Francesca Knight) who undertook their own maritime mission to rescue wounded soldiers are met with mixed feelings by a dismissive all-male staff.

Starring: Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Richard E. Grant, Jack Huston
Directed by: Lone Scherfig
Release date: 2017-04-06

The Ottoman Lieutenant


Lillie, a determined American woman, ventures overseas to join Dr. Jude at a remote medical mission in the Ottoman Empire (now Turkey). However, Lillie soon finds herself at odds with Jude and the mission’s founder, Woodruff, when she falls for the titular military man, Ismail, just as the war is about to erupt.

Starring: Michiel Huisman, Hera Hilmar, Josh Hartnett, Ben Kingsley, Haluk Bilginer
Directed by: Joseph Ruben
Release date: 2017-03-10

First They Killed My Father


A 5-year-old girl embarks on a harrowing quest for survival amid the sudden rise and terrifying reign of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia.

Starring: Sareum Srey Moch, Phoeung Kompheak, Sveng Socheata, Mun Kimhak, Heng Dara
Directed by: Angelina Jolie
Release date: 2017-02-18

Sand Castle


Set during the occupation of Iraq, a squad of U.S. soldiers try to protect a small village.

Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Logan Marshall-Green, Henry Cavill, Glen Powell, Tommy Flanagan
Directed by: Fernando Coimbra
Release date: 2017-04-21

War Machine


A rock star general bent on winning the “impossible” war in Afghanistan takes us inside the complex machinery of modern war. Inspired by the true story of General Stanley McChrystal.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hayes, John Magaro, Anthony Michael Hall, Emory Cohen
Directed by: David Michôd
Release date: 2017-05-26

Thank You for Your Service


A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield.

Starring: Miles Teller, Haley Bennett, Joe Cole, Amy Schumer, Beulah Koale
Directed by: Jason Hall
Release date: 2017-10-26

The Man with the Iron Heart


With the Third Reich is at his peak in 1942, the Czech resistance in London plans the most ambitious military operation of WWII – Anthropoid. Two young recruits are sent to Prague to assassinate the most ruthless Nazi leader – Reinhardt Heydrich – head of the SS, the Gestapo and the architect of the Final Solution.

Starring: Jason Clarke, Jack O'Connell, Rosamund Pike, Jack Reynor, Mia Wasikowska
Directed by: Cédric Jimenez
Release date: 2017-05-25


Set during the Vietnam war, Firebase follows American soldier Hines through an ever-deepening web of science fiction madness.
Starring: Steve Boyle, Nic Rhind, Robert Hobbs, Chris William Martin, Tyler Johnston
Directed by: Neill Blomkamp
Release date: 2017-06-28

Bitter Harvest


Set between the two World Wars and based on true historical events, Bitter Harvest conveys the untold story of the Holodomor, the genocidal famine engineered by the tyrant Joseph Stalin. The film displays a powerful tale of love, honour, rebellion and survival at a time when Ukraine was forced to adjust to the horrifying territorial ambitions of the burgeoning Soviet Union.

Starring: Max Irons, Samantha Barks, Terence Stamp, Barry Pepper, Tamer Hassan
Directed by: George Mendeluk
Release date: 2017-01-31



The story of humankind's last stand against a cataclysmic alien invasion. Set in the war-ravaged African countryside, a U.S. soldier and a French foreign aid worker team up to survive the alien onslaught. Their bond will be tested as they search for refuge across a crumbling world.

Starring: Lee Pace, Bérénice Marlohe, Jason Flemyng, Sibulele Gcilitshana, Wandile Molebatsi
Directed by: Joe Miale
Release date: 2017-07-01

This Is Congo


An unfiltered look in to the lives of 3 characters surviving amongst the most recent cycle of conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo, otherwise known as the M23 rebellion.

Starring: Daniel McCabe
Directed by: Daniel McCabe
Release date: 2017-09-01

Another Mother's Son

Directed by Christopher Menaul ('Summer in February', 'Fatherland) and written by Jenny Lecoat, Another Mother's Son tells the true story of Louisa Gould, a widow living in Nazi occupied Jersey who takes in a Russian prisoner of war, Feodor Burrij. Jenny Seagrove, Julian Kostov, John Hannah, Ronan Keating and Amanda Abbington star. The producer is Bill Kenwright.
Starring: Jenny Seagrove, Julian Kostov, John Hannah, Amanda Abbington, Ronan Keating
Directed by: Christopher Menaul
Release date: 2017-03-24

Not a War Story


Hollywood collides with a group of veterans who are tired of the typical PTSD and valor-portrayed movies and decide to make an original dark humor zombie apocalypse film all on their own.

Starring: Ross Patterson, Mat Best, Sean Astin, Bryan Callen, Keith David
Directed by: Tim O'Donnell
Release date: 2017-06-30

On Wings of Eagles


Eric Liddell - China's first gold medalist and one of Scotland's greatest athletes - returns to war-torn China.

Starring: Joseph Fiennes, Shawn Dou, Elizabeth Arends, Richard Sanderson, Darren Grosvenor
Directed by: Stephen Shin
Release date: 2017-11-03

Trench 11


In the final days of WWI a shell-shocked soldier must lead a mission deep beneath the trenches to stop a German plot that could turn the tide of the war.

Starring: Rossif Sutherland, Shaun Benson, Charlie Carrick, Rob Archer, Adam Hurtig
Directed by: Leo Scherman
Release date: 2017-10-06

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