Top 10 best movies about war

Contrary to the dreams of the good-hearted idealists, the wars have gone on and on, and seem to stop only with the disappearance of humanity. Introducing the best films about the war , released from 2000 to 2017.The selection includes Russian and foreign films. Military events in most films occurred between 1845 and 1945.


  • 10. 28 Panfilovites( 2016)
  • 9. Inglourious Basterds( 2009)
  • 8. Pearl Harbor( 2001)
  • 7. The Patriot( 2000)
  • 6. The 38th Parallel( 2004)
  • 5. For reasons of(2008)
  • 2. Boy in the Striped Pajamas( 2008)
  • 1. Pianist( 2002)

10. 28 Panfilov( 2016)

Rating - 7.6

Yesgood art and documentary Soviet films on military themes."They fought for their Motherland", "Only old men go to battle", "Ordinary Fascism" and many, many others. Modern Russian cinema rarely pleases the audience with quality war films, such as "9 companies" about the events in Afghanistan and "Star" about Soviet scouts during the Great Patriotic War. And the new military-historical drama "28 Panfilovites" was a real breakthrough, showing that even without the support of the Film Foundation, one of the best films about the Great Patriotic War can be shot.

The events of the film unfold near Volokolamsk. The Germans are already on the outskirts of Moscow, but the way to them is blocked by the 316th Infantry Division, which was commanded by General IV Panfilov. In the "28 panfilovtsy" very realistic, without strain and pathos is shown a feat, which was committed by ordinary people.

9. Inglourious Basterds( 2009)

Rating - 7.8

A non-standard presentation of a story about Americans of Jewish descent, avenging Nazis, popular actors( Brad Pitt, Christophe Waltz, Diane Kruger, Melanie Laurent), casual jokes and equally casual murders - allmakes "Inglourious Basterds" Quentin Tarantino a bright and memorable movie.

8. Pearl Harbor( 2001)

Rating - 7.9

Two friends Danny and Rafe fell in love with one girl. It would seem a trivial and unremarkable plot. However, the audience will not be bored, since this love line is supplemented by the Japanese attack on the American military base of Pearl Harbor. This is a film directed by Michael Bay, and hence in it, by tradition, a lot of special effects, action and shooting.

7. Patriot( 2000)

Rating - 7.9

When the country is at war, you can not stay away. It's too late to understand Benjamin Martin( Mel Gibson) when he loses his son. And now the former peace planter is at the head of the most severe detachment, fighting against the British in the struggle for US independence.

6. 38th parallel( 2004)

Rating - 7.9

In the South Korean picture in the genre of "military drama" shows the fate of an individual family during the Korean War of 1950-53.The head of the family, who sent his relatives to the south of the Korean peninsula, is on the front line, in the role of cannon fodder.

5. For reasons of conscience( 2016)

Rating - 7.9

Being a believing pacifist means saving lives, not taking them away. And the American physician Desmond Doss, who served during the battle for Okinawa, categorically refuses to take up arms, despite the persecution of his superiors and colleagues. The film is based on a real biography of a person who received the Medal of Honor for his beliefs and actions.

4. The Last Samurai( 2003)

Rating - 8

The main character of the film is the American captain Nathan Elgren( Tom Cruise), received an offer to train Japanese soldiers in military craft so that they could suppress the samurai uprising. Initially, Elgren refers to the samurai as a savage, but having been taken prisoner understands that the samurai are noble, brave and ready for self-sacrifice. He imbibes his captors with such reverence that he is ready to stand on their side against the Japanese emperor.

3. Mandarins( 2013)

Rating - 8

In the ancient Estonian village in Abkhazia, there were only a few people left: Dr. Johan, Ivo, who makes boxes for storing mandarin and Margus, the owner of the mandarin plantation. The war between Abkhazia and Georgia, which broke out in 1992, reaches the village. And after the battle, Ivo and Margus find two men - a surviving mercenary from Chechnya, who fought on the Abkhaz side and a wounded young Georgian. So next to each other are two irreconcilable enemies.

2. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas( 2008)

Rating - 8.1

Carefree and Innocent Child Bruno, the son of the concentration camp commandant, accidentally meets and makes friends with the Jewish boy Shmuel in the "Striped

Pajamas" on the other side of the wire. Their acquaintance leads to an unpredictable finale.

1. Pianist( 2002)

Rating - 8.4

In the list of the best films about the Second World War, the first line is taken by a film based on the autobiography of the famous Polish pianist Vladislav Shpilman, a Jew by nationality. With the arrival of the fascists in Poland, all Jews were placed in the Warsaw ghetto. In 1943, Shpilman fled the ghetto and wandered around friends that hid him from the Nazis. The "Pianist" does not show the horrors of war on the scale of nations, this is a film about the war through the eyes of one person. But the picture did not become less cruel.