Best War Movies of 2018

1.

They Shall Not Grow Old

5.8
8.2/10 IMDB

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

Starring: Thomas Adlam, William Argent, John Ashby ..
Directed by: Peter Jackson
Release date: 2018-11-09
2.

Outlaw King

5.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Forced into exile by the English after being crowned King of Scotland, legendary warrior Robert the Bruce fights to reclaim the throne.

Starring: Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Florence Pugh, Tony Curran, Billy Howle, Callan Mulvey, Steven Cree, Daniel Campbell, Niall Greig Fulton, Stephen Dillane ..
Directed by: David Mackenzie
Release date: 2018-09-06
3.

Overlord

5.5
6.6/10 IMDB

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: Pilou Asbæk, Jacob Anderson, Wyatt Russell, Bokeem Woodbine, John Magaro, Iain De Caestecker, Jovan Adepo, Michael Epp, Marc Rissmann, Dominic Applewhite ..
Directed by: Julius Avery
Release date: 2018-11-01
4.

A Private War

4.8
6.7/10 IMDB

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, Stanley Tucci, Tom Hollander, Alexandra Moen, Corey Johnson, Raad Rawi, Hilton McRae, Jérémie Laheurte, Fady Elsayed ..
Directed by: Matthew Heineman
Release date: 2018-11-16
5.

The Angel

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

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, Sapir Azulay, Sasson Gabai, Maisa Abd Elhadi, Mickey Leon, Slimane Dazi ..
Directed by: Ariel Vromen
Release date: 2018-05-15
6.

Kursk

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

Barents Sea, August 12th, 2000. During a Russian naval exercise, and after suffering a serious accident, the K-141 Kursk submarine sinks with 118 crew members on board. While the few sailors who are still alive barely manage to survive, their families push for accurate information and a British officer struggles to obtain from the Russian government a permit to attempt a rescue before it is late. But general incompetence are against all their efforts.

Starring: Matthias Schoenaerts, Colin Firth, Léa Seydoux, Peter Simonischek, Max von Sydow, Michael Nyqvist, August Diehl, Matthias Schweighöfer, Joel Basman, Bjarne Henriksen ..
Directed by: Thomas Vinterberg
Release date: 2018-11-07
7.

Where Hands Touch

4.6
6.4/10 IMDB

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, Will Attenborough, Tom Goodman-Hill, Simon Harrison, Ethan Rouse, Tom Sweet ..
Directed by: Amma Asante
Release date: 2018-09-14
8.

The Catcher Was a Spy

3.9
6.2/10 IMDB

Former major league baseball player Moe Berg lives a double life working for the Office of Strategic Services in World War II Europe.

Starring: Paul Rudd, Mark Strong, Sienna Miller, Jeff Daniels, Guy Pearce, Paul Giamatti, Connie Nielsen, Shea Whigham, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tom Wilkinson ..
Directed by: Ben Lewin
Release date: 2018-06-22
9.

Spitfire

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

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
10.

Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero

3.8
6.9/10 IMDB

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, Jason Ezzell ..
Directed by: Richard Lanni
Release date: 2018-04-13
11.

An Ordinary Man

3.7
5.5/10 IMDB

A war criminal in hiding forms a relationship with his only connection to the outside world - his maid.

Starring: Ben Kingsley, Hera Hilmar, Peter Serafinowicz, Edmund Kingsley, Robert Blythe, Milorad Kapor, Igor Kova?evi?, Marija Opsenica, Bojan Hliš?, Bojan Baj?eti? ..
Directed by: Brad Silberling
Release date: 2018-11-29
12.

12 Strong

3.7
6.5/10 IMDB

A team of 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, Geoff Stults, Thad Luckinbill, Austin Stowell, Ben O'Toole, Jack Kesy ..
Directed by: Nicolai Fuglsig
Release date: 2018-01-16
Best War Movies of 2018 : Battle of Dunkirk: From Disaster to Triumph
13.

Battle of Dunkirk: From Disaster to Triumph

3.7
7.4/10 IMDB

Relive the bravery of the Dunkirk veterans in defenseless boats crossing the English Channel to rescue the stranded soldiers from the inferno through their uplifting stories of heroism in a battle that changed the course of WWII.

Directed by: Sonia Anderson
Release date: 2018-03-06
14.

Zoo

3.6
6.5/10 IMDB

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, Penelope Wilton, James Stockdale, Damian O'Hare, Amy Huberman, Stephen Hagan ..
Directed by: Colin McIvor
Release date: 2018-06-08
15.

Hondros

3.3
7.5/10 IMDB

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, Tim Hetherington, Justin Merriman, Todd Heisler, Mike Kamber, Timothy Fadek, Tyler Hicks, Jonathan Klein ..
Directed by: Greg Campbell
Release date: 2018-03-02
16.

Indivisible

3.3
5.7/10 IMDB

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-Hardrict, Skye P. Marshall, Tanner Stine, Madeline Carroll, Michael O'Neill, Eric Close, Samara Lee ..
Directed by: David G. Evans
Release date: 2018-10-26
Best War Movies of 2018 : M.I.A. A Greater Evil
17.

M.I.A. A Greater Evil

3.3
3.4/10 IMDB

American college students head to the jungles of Vietnam to search for lost gold. They become hopelessly lost, and they may not be alone.

Release date: 2018-05-08
18.

Who Will Write Our History?

3.2
7.4/10 IMDB

Documentary about a group of Jews, who collected and hid a lot of stories and documents about everyday jewish life in the Warsaw Getto.

Starring: Jowita Budnik, Piotr G?owacki, Piotr Jankowski, Wojciech Zieli?ski, Karolina Gruszka ..
Directed by: Roberta Grossman
Release date: 2018-07-21
19.

Julia Blue

3.1
7.5/10 IMDB

A love story set in modern day, post-revolutionary Ukraine between Julia, an idealistic student activist, and a wounded soldier fresh from the warfront.

Starring: Dima Yaroshenko, Roman Yasinovskyi, Daria Barikhashvili ..
Directed by: Roxy Toporowych
Release date: 2018-04-06
20.

The Cold Blue

3.0
7.6/10 IMDB

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
21.

Combat Obscura

2.8
6.7/10 IMDB

At the age of 18, Miles Lagoze enlisted in the Marine Corps. He was deployed to Afghanistan where he served as his unit's official videographer, shooting and editing footage for the Corps' recruiting purposes and historical initiatives. Upon discharging, Lagoze took all the footage he and his fellow cameramen shot, and he assembled the very documentary the Corps does not want you to see.

Directed by: Miles Lagoze
Release date: 2018-03-01
Best War Movies of 2018 : Grandpa's Great Escape
22.

Grandpa's Great Escape

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

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, Alice Nokes, Frankie Fox, Michele Dotrice, Katy Brand, Harish Patel ..
Directed by: Elliot Hegarty
Release date: 2018-01-01
23.

Jirga

2.7
6.2/10 IMDB

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, Muhammad Shah Majroh, Sher Alam Miskeen Ustad, Samad Khan, Amir Shah Talash, Janaat Gul Mastana ..
Directed by: Benjamin Gilmour
Release date: 2018-06-08
24.

Air Strike

2.7
3.2/10 IMDB

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: Bruce Willis, Nicholas Tse, Adrien Brody, Song Seung-heon, William Chan Wai-Ting, Huang Shengyi, Liu Ye, Fan Wei, Fan Bingbing, Cao Kefan ..
Directed by: Xiao Feng
Release date: 2018-10-26
Best War Movies of 2018 : Down River
25.

Down River

2.6
4.4/10 IMDB

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, Jeron Pierce, Cody Poirot ..
Directed by: Alexander Raye Pimentel
Release date: 2018-12-04
26.

Mohawk

2.6
4.7/10 IMDB

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, Robert Longstreet, Noah Segan, Ian Colletti, Sheri Foster, Jack Gwaltney ..
Directed by: Ted Geoghegan
Release date: 2018-03-02
27.

Point Man

2.5
3.8/10 IMDB

A trio of soldiers vow revenge on their platoon when they are left behind enemy lines. When they come across a missing contingent in a Vietnamese village, alliances dissolve and each step forward will come with a price.

Starring: Acoryé White, Matthew Ewald, Jimmy Ace Lewis, Joshua Dela Cruz, William Shannon Williams, Marcus Bailey, Triston Dye, Zander Krenger, William Shannon Williams, Adam Brudnicki ..
Directed by: Phil Blattenberger
Release date: 2018-11-09
Best War Movies of 2018 : The Guard of Auschwitz
28.

The Guard of Auschwitz

2.5
4.7/10 IMDB

Nazi occupied Poland, during the World War II. Hans, a former brilliant student, has become an SS officer stationed at the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. When he is commissioned by his superior officer to build an efficient gas chamber, Hans, facing the harsh reality, begins to realize the magnitude of the atrocious acts of which he is being accomplice.

Starring: Lewis Kirk, Claudia Grace Mckell, Michael McKell, Stephen Boxer, Noeleen Comiskey, Sally George, Meyrem Enver, Johnny Sachon, Paul O'Neill, Sidney Kean ..
Directed by: Terry Lee Coker
Release date: 2018-05-28
29.

Wunderland

2.3
3.3/10 IMDB

Christmas 1944, The Germans make one final push against the attacking allied armies in the West. Lt. Robert Cappa and his platoon of 2nd Infantry Division soldiers have been ordered to hold a vital road junction against the German aggressors. Cappa and his men must find their faith and strength to stand against their enemy in the epic fight know as "The Battle of The Bulge."

Starring: Steven Luke, Tom Berenger, Mikeal Burgin, Aaron Courteau, Casey Sill, Cody Fleury, Adam Simon, Apostolos Gliarmis, Andrew Stecker, Colter Bloxom ..
Directed by: Steven Luke
Release date: 2018-02-19
30.

The American War

2.0
9.2/10 IMDB

The story of Vietnam War propaganda has been told. The story of the American servicemen’s experience in the war and on returning home has also been told. The story of the Vietcong — why they fought and how they live with their battlefield scars – has not been told.

Directed by: Daniel L. Bernardi
Release date: 2018-01-01
31.

Attrition

2.0
8.9/10 IMDB

Supernatural drama set in the British trenches of WW1. Along with the rest of his platoon, young Private Edwin Childs fears imminent German gas attacks. As the dreaded attack begins, how much will Edwin give of himself in the ultimate act of compassion towards his fellow men?

Starring: Lewis Mackinnon, Jack Roth, Edward Hogg, Jack Parry Jones, Til Schindler ..
Directed by: Kelly Holmes
Release date: 2018-11-10
32.

A Sniper's War

2.0
4.1/10 IMDB

A Sniper’s War is a story of a sniper, whose anti-US views led him to join the pro-Russian rebels in the ongoing Ukrainian conflict—a primary source of tension between the United States and Russia. When social media becomes a communication platform to schedule sniper duels, Deki’s rival threatens to kill him. The New York-based filmmaker, Olya Schechter, obtains unprecedented access to military bases and front line battles to paint an intimate portrait of the complex and fascinating nature of a man walking the tightrope that often comes to the morality of war: is Deki a solder or a killer?

Directed by: Olya Schechter
Release date: 2018-06-28
Best War Movies of 2018 : Sacrifice
33.

Sacrifice

2.0
7.0/10 IMDB

'Sacrifice' follows the love story between James Hunter and Blake Robinson as they begin a new phase in their life together. Forces out of their control tear them apart but to what extent and consequence? How much will they sacrifice? A traditional military love story from a perspective which has not yet been seen before.

Starring: Leigh Smith, Ernest Arfan, Jesse Everett, Anna Maguire ..
Directed by: Anna Maguire
Release date: 2018-12-20
34.

Weltschmerz

2.0
8.9/10 IMDB

"Weltschmerz" is an emotionally-charged, character-driven short drama about a concentration camp prisoner who has just failed in an escape attempt and is now in the hands of a seasoned SS Officer, who will make an example out of her before her execution in front of the entire camp. Meanwhile, at a German creek, two children live in their own world of innocence.

Starring: Chris Kapcia, Mark Jaeger, Dogan Eyeler, Sarah-Jayne Bedford ..
Directed by: Christian Walsh
Release date: 2018-12-12
35.

Thousand Yard Stare

2.0
3.9/10 IMDB

Returning home after fighting in Africa during World War II, a soldier with PTSD finds reintegrating with family life increasingly difficult as he relives the battle of Kasserine Pass.

Starring: Adam Munro, Kirsten Wendlandt, Kelten Jensen, Christopher Giles, Gin Fedotov, Michael Dodge, Kelsey Flower ..
Directed by: Aaron Kurmey
Release date: 2018-05-07
Best War Movies of 2018 : The Little Picture
36.

The Little Picture

2.0
8.9/10 IMDB

After executing a deserter from his own division, a lone Nazi soldier must search for his morals when he encounters two allied deserters, who wish to find a safe path home.

Starring: Jonas Grosserhode, Benjamin Schnau, Brandon Koen, Marcos Diaz, Miro Popovich ..
Directed by: Toby Kearton
Release date: 2018-09-20
Best War Movies of 2018 : Reign of Judges: Title of Liberty - Concept Short
37.

Reign of Judges: Title of Liberty - Concept Short

1.9
7.5/10 IMDB

73 BC pre-Columbian New World. A humble soldier rises unexpectedly as the protector of a young republic. Now Chief Captain of a war-weary nation, Moroni defends his country with revolutionary prowess, but his greatest struggle will be uniting a beleaguered people.

Starring: Darin Southam, Ben Cross, Karina Lombard, Eugene Brave Rock ..
Directed by: Darin Southam
Release date: 2018-03-15
Best War Movies of 2018 : Thirst
38.

Thirst

1.9
5.3/10 IMDB

Two best friends are pitted against each other when a new girl comes to town, matters are further complicated when they enlist together in the U S Army to fight in the Persian Gulf War, the men and their unit captured by Iraqi forces and must work together with other prisoners of war to escape...

Starring: Monré Aucamp, Maxine Classen, Gerald Copeland, Sharne Crezwill, Basil Dadswell, Kyle Ryan Diffenthal, Mark Eifler, Zayne Emam, Edwin Gagiano, Ria Kotze ..
Directed by: Kevin Singh
Release date: 2018-04-23
Best War Movies of 2018 : Entrenched
39.

Entrenched

1.9
7.1/10 IMDB

Four Australian soldiers become compromised when they capture a young Afghani boy spying on their reconnaissance position.

Starring: Toby Wallace, Julian Maroun, Johnny Brady, Jamie Meyer-Williams, Jacob Rahme, Simon Elrahi ..
Directed by: Joseph Chebatte
Release date: 2018-07-01
40.

The Future of Iraq

1.9
8.3/10 IMDB

One of six children today live in a war zone. This is a meeting with three of them, where they in simple terms describe their experiences of war and daily life. The film is set in Iraq, but could be set anywhere in the world.

Starring: Nawar Alnaddaf ..
Directed by: Thee Yezen Al-Obaide
Release date: 2018-06-15
41.

Adrenochrome

1.8
4.6/10 IMDB

A young American Veteran gets involved with a gang of Venice Beach psychos who are killing people to extract a psychedelic compound from their victim's adrenal glands.

Starring: Trevor Simms, Larry Bishop, Tom Sizemore, Adam Huss, Jacqui Holland, Jordan Monaghan, Lewis Smith, Wyatt Denny, Melissa Haro, Craig Ahrens ..
Directed by: Trevor Simms
Release date: 2018-02-01
42.

Fallen

1.8
7.9/10 IMDB

A love story inspired by Gilbert Bradley's memories of the Second World War.

Directed by: Spencer Thomson-Anderson
Release date: 2018-09-24
Best War Movies of 2018 : Mountain
43.

Mountain

1.7
7.7/10 IMDB

Three U.S. soldiers must fight for survival after being trapped behind enemy lines during World War II.

Starring: Wam Siluka Jr., Craig Young, Jam Morrison, Dorsey Jackson ..
Directed by: Johnny Herbin
Release date: 2018-09-13
44.

Eleven

1.7
5.3/10 IMDB

Just moments before the end of hostilities, a foolhardy order ricochets through the front- line trench. Sergeant Archie Jones and his pals find themselves going over the top one last time. All they had to do was wait just one more hour. As eleven o'clock approaches Archie, badly wounded, slips between two worlds. One filled with the familiar sounds and smells of death, the other of warm sunshine, a soft embrace and the innocent smile of a child. When all seems lost help is offered from an unexpected hand.

Starring: Sarina Taylor, Jo Stone-Fewings, Guillaume Rivaud, Sean Cronin, Lucy Benjamin, Elanor Miller ..
Directed by: Sean Cronin, Rock Salt
Release date: 2018-11-11
Best War Movies of 2018 : WWI: The Final Hours
45.

WWI: The Final Hours

1.7
7.2/10 IMDB

The final hours/days, events and people leading up to the end of WWI.

Starring: David Bark-Jones, Pip Donaghy, Chris Rogers ..
Directed by: Chris Durlacher
Release date: 2018-11-08
Best War Movies of 2018 : The Dust Child
46.

The Dust Child

1.7
6.8/10 IMDB

In attempt to reach their Alpha company in Vietnam 1968, two American medics must search for their principles on discovering a wounded Vietnamese child in their tracks.

Starring: Josh Gurr, Anthony Maniscalco, An Phan, Michael Gum ..
Directed by: Toby Kearton
Release date: 2018-05-24
Best War Movies of 2018 : Tomorrow Island
47.

Tomorrow Island

1.7
7.0/10 IMDB

In the dawn of the Cold War, a young Soviet telegraphist makes a desperate attempt to save her American lover from being stranded in the Russian side of the Bering Strait after receiving a border closure message.

Starring: Daryna Butryk, Mira Gaydarova, Denis Emelin, Oleg Jashinin, Juri Lemeshenko, Mariana Nunes, Jegor Sevastjanov, Vitali Vassiljev ..
Directed by: Gwenn Joyaux
Release date: 2018-11-11
48.

Alone We Fight

1.7
2.9/10 IMDB

Facing mounting odds, a small but determined band of American soldiers venture into dangerous enemy territory on a mission to stop an advancing German unit from breaking through the Allied line.

Starring: Corbin Bernsen, Johnny Messner, Aidan Bristow, Kate Conway, Philip Nathanael, Peter 'Drago' Tiemann, James Pendleton, Lara Thomas Ducey, Adam Elliott Davis, Jason Lowe ..
Directed by: Justin Lee
Release date: 2018-11-06
Best War Movies of 2018 : Going to War
49.

Going to War

1.6
7.5/10 IMDB

What is it really like to go to war? Filled with terror, pain, and grief, it also brings exhilaration, and a profound sense of purpose. Renowned authors Karl Marlantes and Sebastian Junger help us make sense of this paradox and get to the heart of what it’s like to be a soldier at war. Veterans of various conflicts reveal some universal truths of combat with unflinching candor.

Directed by: Sebastian Junger, Karl Marlantes
Release date: 2018-05-28
50.

The Burying Party

1.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Wilfred Owen returns to the Somme against the advice of his mentor Siegfried Sassoon, determined to follow his subject 'The Pity of War' to the very end. This true story tells of a milestone in world literature, of forbidden love and ultimate sacrifice, featuring timeless figures such as Robert Graves, Robbie Ross and Charles Scott Moncrieff.

Directed by: Richard Weston
Release date: 2018-08-23

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