Best War Movies of 2018

1.

They Shall Not Grow Old

6.0
8.3/10

A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of Armistice Day, and the end of the war.

Directed by: Peter Jackson
Release date: 2018-12-17
2.

Overlord

5.5
6.7/10

France, June 1944. On the eve of D-Day, some American paratroopers fall behind enemy lines after their aircraft crashes while on a mission to destroy a radio tower in a small village near the beaches of Normandy. After reaching their target, the surviving paratroopers realise that, in addition to fighting the Nazi troops that patrol the village, they also must fight against something else.

Starring: Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell, Mathilde Ollivier, John Magaro, Gianny Taufer
Directed by: Julius Avery
Release date: 2018-11-01
3.

12 Strong

5.1
6.6/10

A team of CIA agents and special forces head into Afghanistan in the aftermath of the September 11th attacks in an attempt to dismantle the Taliban.

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña, Trevante Rhodes, Navid Negahban
Directed by: Nicolai Fuglsig
Release date: 2018-01-16
4.

A Private War

4.9
6.7/10

One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontlines of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.

Starring: Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Tom Hollander, Stanley Tucci, Corey Johnson
Directed by: Matthew Heineman
Release date: 2018-11-16
5.

The Angel

3.6
6.6/10

True story of Ashraf Marwan, who was President Nasser's son-in-law and special adviser and confidant to his successor Anwar Sadat - while simultaneously Israeli Intelligence's most precious asset of the 20th century. Based on NYT bestselling book 'The Angel: The Egyptian Spy Who Saved Israel' by Uri Bar-Joseph.

Starring: Toby Kebbell, Hannah Ware, Marwan Kenzari, Waleed Zuaiter, Ori Pfeffer
Directed by: Ariel Vromen
Release date: 2018-05-15
6.

Scream for Me Sarajevo

3.5
8.8/10

In 1994, Sarajevo was a city under siege. Mortars and rocket propelled grenades rained onto the city, killing indiscriminately, every day. Amongst the madness, two United Nations personnel: a British military officer and another Brit working for the UN Fire Department, decided it would be fun to persuade a global rock star, Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden, to come and play a gig to the population. Scream for Me Sarajevo brings that story, in all its madness, to the big screen. A story of musicians who risked their lives to play a gig to people who risked their lives to live them.

Starring: Bruce Dickinson, Alen Ajanovic, Esad Bratovic, Mirza Coric, Samir Culic
Directed by: Tarik Hodžić
Release date: 2018-06-14
7.

Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero

3.5
6.9/10

The true story of the most decorated dog in American military history -- Sgt. Stubby -- and the enduring bonds he forged with his brothers-in-arms in the trenches of World War I.

Starring: Logan Lerman, Helena Bonham Carter, Gérard Depardieu, Jim Pharr, Jordan Beck
Directed by: Richard Lanni
Release date: 2018-04-13
8.

Where Hands Touch

3.5
5.8/10

Germany, 1944. Leyna, the 15-year old daughter of a white German mother and a black African father, meets Lutz, a compassionate member of the Hitler Youth whose father is a prominent Nazi soldier, and they form an unlikely connection in this quickly changing world.

Starring: Amandla Stenberg, George MacKay, Abbie Cornish, Christopher Eccleston, Alec Newman
Directed by: Amma Asante
Release date: 2018-09-14
9.

Hondros

3.4
7.4/10

HONDROS follows the life and career of famous war photographer Chris Hondros by exploring the poignant and often surprising stories behind this award-winning photojournalist's best-known photos. Driven by a commitment to bear witness to the wars of our time after the events of 9/11, Chris was among the first in a new generation of war photographers since Vietnam. HONDROS explores the complexities inherent in covering more than a decade of conflict, while trying to maintain a normal life. It also examines the unknowable calculus involved in making split-second life and death decisions -- before, during and after his photos were made. Chris was killed in Libya in 2011, but he left a lasting impact on his profession that is still felt today.

Starring: Chris Hondros, Pancho Bernasconi, Greg Campbell
Directed by: Greg Campbell
Release date: 2018-03-02
10.

The Catcher Was a Spy

3.3
6.2/10

Major league baseball player, Moe Berg, a probably gay man lives a double life working for the Office of Strategic Services.

Starring: Paul Rudd, Mark Strong, Sienna Miller, Jeff Daniels, Guy Pearce
Directed by: Ben Lewin
Release date: 2018-06-22
11.

Spitfire

3.1
7.5/10

A feature documentary about the people and the planes that helped win World War War II. Through people personally connected to the events, the film investigates the story of how the Spitfire, its stable-mate, the Hawker Hurricane and its great adversary, the Messerschmitt 109 came into being during the huge advances in aviation in the interwar period—and then how the pilots fared in combat, three miles up in the skies over Europe, Africa and Asia.

Starring: Charles Dance, Mary Ellis, Geoffrey Wellum
Directed by: David Fairhead, Ant Palmer
Release date: 2018-07-20
12.

The Cold Blue

3.1
7.7/10

A meditation on youth, war and stunning bravery, featuring footage, taken from the National Archives, from the documentary filmed in 1943 by legendary Hollywood director William Wyler about the famous Memphis Belle flying fortress and the gripping narration from some of the last surviving B-17 pilots.

Starring: William Wyler
Directed by: Erik Nelson
Release date: 2018-05-23
13.

The Yellow Birds

3.1
5.7/10

Two young soldiers, Bartle and Murph, navigate the terrors of the Iraq war under the command of the older, troubled Sergeant Sterling. All the while, Bartle is tortured by a promise he made to Murph's mother before their deployment.

Starring: Tye Sheridan, Alden Ehrenreich, Jennifer Aniston, Jack Huston, Jason Patric
Directed by: Alexandre Moors
Release date: 2018-05-24
14.

Zoo

2.9
6.6/10

Young Tom and his misfit friends fight to save 'Buster' the baby elephant during the German air raid bombings of Belfast in 1941.

Starring: Art Parkinson, Emily Flain, Toby Jones, Ian O'Reilly, Ian McElhinney
Directed by: Colin McIvor
Release date: 2018-06-08
15.

Grandpa's Great Escape

2.8
6.6/10
Grandpa's Great Escape
Many years ago, Grandpa was a World War II flying ace, but sadly he is now suffering from Alzheimer's disease. When his family can no longer look after him, he is moved to Twilight Towers, an old people's home. It soon becomes clear that Miss Dandy is running Twilight Towers for her own ulterior motives, and it is up to Grandpa and grandson Jack to make a daring escape. Failure could have the direst of consequences, but success will give Grandpa a final chance to relive his past and take to the sky once again in his beloved Spitfire.
Starring: Tom Courtenay, Kit Connor, Jennifer Saunders, David Walliams, Samantha Spiro
Directed by: Elliot Hegarty
Release date: 2018-01-01
16.

Down River

2.8
6.2/10
Down River
Four soldiers trapped behind enemy lines must confront their fears and desires while finding a way back to their battalion.
Starring: Alexander Raye Pimentel, Zachary Greene, Christopher Diaz, Brennen Reece, Nicholas Winand
Directed by: Alexander Raye Pimentel
Release date: 2018-12-04
17.

Jirga

2.7
6.7/10

Made under extraordinary, and extremely dangerous, conditions, Jirga tells the emotional story of a former Australian soldier who travels to Afghanistan to seek forgiveness.

Starring: Sam Smith, Mohammad Mosam, Kefayat Lag Humani, Naqibullah Khan Shinwari, Sharif Ullah
Directed by: Benjamin Gilmour
Release date: 2018-06-08
18.

Indivisible

2.5
5.6/10

Upon returning from serving in the U.S. Army, Chaplain Darren Turner faces a crisis that shatters his Family and Faith in God but through the help of his fellow soldiers, he returns to his faith and family

Starring: Justin Bruening, Sarah Drew, Jason George, Tia Mowry, Skye P. Marshall
Directed by: David G. Evans
Release date: 2018-10-26
19.

Mohawk

2.2
4.5/10

A young Mohawk woman and her two lovers battle a squad of American soldiers hell-bent on revenge.

Starring: Kaniehtiio Horn, Ezra Buzzington, Eamon Farren, Justin Rain, Jon Huber
Directed by: Ted Geoghegan
Release date: 2018-03-02
20.

Air Strike

2.1
3.2/10

An American pilot is sent to a Chinese province to teach a crew of would-be pilots how to fly war planes against the Japanese during World War II.

Starring: Liu Ye, Bruce Willis, Song Seung-heon, William Chan Wai-Ting, Nicholas Tse
Directed by: Xiao Feng
Release date: 2018-10-26

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