Top 100 Best War Movies Of All Time

Greatest War Films Ever Made

What are the best war movies? Its very sad that this Genre exists. But it is a bitter truth that the history of War and Conflicts is as old as the human evolution. History has it that some fought war to conquer the world, some fought for self defense and very few fought for respect and pride. No matter whose side won the war, No one have sweet memories attached with it. In fact it gives nightmare to the people who participated and people whose life were affected by it.

It is not a hidden fact that Academy Jury loves War movies and this is the reason why you will find many War movies in the “Academy Award for Best Picture” List and “Academy Award For Best Director List”. May be people love to watch the bitter truth of wars and this is why directors and producers who showed the real face of war as it is were lauded with most prestigious awards in the film industry.

Best War Movies

The genre of War came in existence after the first world war ended. In the 1920s major focus of directors was on War Comedies and a lots of Satirical war comedies were released in this decade. The 1930s continued this successful formula with Charlie chaplin playing a major role in such war comedies. In the 1940s due to second world war, films on war were not made. But the 1950s once again slammed the horrific world of war and many directors made films showcasing the bitter truth of War. The decade of 60s focused on Prisoner of War films and the decade of 70s focused on commando war films. Also Civil war films released in these two decades were loved by people. The decade of 80s focused on the recent Vietnam war. The decade of 90s mainly focused on World War II and specially on the actions of Adolf hitler in world War II. In 00s decade directors step aside from previous wars and focused on Medieval wars, historical wars and even on fictional wars.

Here is a list of 100 Greatest War films ever made:

100. Malena
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99. Fail-Safe
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98. Gettysburg
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97. Tora! Tora! Tora!
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96. To be or Not to be
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95. Rome, Open City
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94. Stalingrad
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93. The Messenger
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92. Zulu
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91. Seven Years in Tibet
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90. The Counterfeiters
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89. To have and Have not
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88. Gallipolli
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87. Come and See
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86. Causalities of War
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85. The Wind that Shakes the Barley
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84. Stripes
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83. Brothers
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82. Conquest 1453
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81. Kagemusha
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80. The Flowers of War
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79. Incendies
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78. Defiance
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77. Red Cliff
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76. Kelly’s Heroes
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75. Tigerland
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74. No Man’s Land
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73. We Were Soldiers
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72. A Very Long Engagement
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71. The Patriot
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70. Rambo
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69. Kingdom of Heaven
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68. All Quiet on the Western Front
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67. Black Book
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66. The Killing Fields
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65. Glory
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64. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
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63. Where Eagles Dare
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62. Good Morning, Vietnam
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61. The Battle of Algiers
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60. Cold Mountain
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59. The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas
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58. Underground
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57. War Horse
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56. Rescue Down
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55. Legends of the Fall
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54. Atonement
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53. The Guns of Navarone
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52. Empire of the Sun
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51. Flags of Our Fathers
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50. The Dirty Dozen
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49. Judgment at Nuremberg
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48. Patton
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47. Born on the Fourth of July
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46. The General
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45. The last of the Mohicans
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44. From Here to Eternity
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43. MASH
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42. JarHead
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41. Valkyrie
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40. Three Kings
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39. The Longest Day
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38. A Bridge too Far
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37. Hotel Rwanda
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36. Downfall
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35. Ran
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34. The Thin Red Line
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33. Pan’s Labyrinth
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32. The Best Years of Our Lives
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31. Black Hawk Down
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30. The Great Dictator
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29. Barry Lyndon
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28. The African Queen
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27. The English Patient
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26. Letters from Iwo Jimma
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25. Enemy at the Gates
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24. Lincoln
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23. The Last Samurai
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22. Stalag 17
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21. The Hurt Locker
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20. Life is beautiful
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19. Doctor Zhivago
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18. Paths of Glory
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17. The Bridge on the River Kwai
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16. The Deer Hunter
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15. Casablanca
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14. Platoon
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13. Inglorious [email protected]
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12. 300
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11. The Great Escape
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10. Das Boot
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9. Lawrence of Arabia
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8. Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to stop worrying and love the bomb
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7. Braveheart
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6. The Pianist
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5. Full Metal Jacket
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4. Apocalypse Now
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3. Saving Private Ryan
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2. Gone With the Wind
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1. Schindler’s List
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So this was our list of 100 Most popular war movies. War movies are known to make people cry. So which war film actually touched your heart and made you feel sad for the people. Which war movie you consider is greatest? Also tell us if we missed any good war movie in the comment section below.

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  1. Yes. You missed a few. Add “They Were Expendable”. Add “Guadalcanal”. Add “The Longest Day”. Add”The Third Man”.

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