The Top 50 War Movies of All Time

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1

Casablanca

1942    Michael Curtiz    Rated PG

Drama    Romance    Romantic Drama

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Apocalypse Now

1979    Francis Ford Coppola    Rated R

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Anti-War Film

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3

The General

1926    Clyde Bruckman, Buster Keaton    Not Rated

Action    Action Comedy    Comedy

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4

Schindler's List

1993    Steven Spielberg    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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5

Paths of Glory

1957    Stanley Kubrick    Not Rated

Anti-War Film    Drama    Message Movie

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Full Metal Jacket

1987    Stanley Kubrick    Rated R

Anti-War Film    Combat Films    Drama

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7

Saving Private Ryan

1998    Steven Spielberg    Rated R

Combat Films    Ensemble Film    Epic

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8

Grand Illusion

1937    Jean Renoir    Not Rated

Drama    Escape Film    Foreign Language Film

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9

The Great Escape

1963    John Sturges    Not Rated

Adventure    Ensemble Film    Escape Film

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10

Throne of Blood

1957    Akira Kurosawa    Not Rated

Action    Action Thriller    Based-on-Shakespeare

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Lawrence of Arabia

1962    David Lean    Rated G

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Drama

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12

Stalag 17

1953    Billy Wilder    Not Rated

Comedy Drama    Drama    Ensemble Film

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13

The Bridge on the River Kwai

1957    David Lean    Rated PG

Drama    Ensemble Film    War

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14

The Deer Hunter

1978    Michael Cimino    Rated R

Anti-War Film    Drama    Ensemble Film

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15

Braveheart

1995    Mel Gibson    Rated R

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Based-on-a-True-Story

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16

Ran

1985    Akira Kurosawa    Rated R

Action    Based-on-Shakespeare    Drama

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17

Inglourious Basterds

2009    Quentin Tarantino    Rated R

Action    Adventure    Revenge Film

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19

Platoon

1986    Oliver Stone    Rated R

Action    Anti-War Film    Combat Films

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20

Grave of the Fireflies

1988    Isao Takahata    Not Rated

Animation    Anime    Drama

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21

The Battle of Algiers

1966    Gillo Pontecorvo    Not Rated

Docudrama    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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22

The African Queen

1951    John Huston    Not Rated

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Drama

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23

Pan's Labyrinth

2006    Guillermo del Toro    Rated R

Drama    Fairy Tales and Legends    Fantasy

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24

The Dirty Dozen

1967    Robert Aldrich    Not Rated

Adventure    Ensemble Film    War

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25

Patton

1970    Franklin J. Schaffner    Rated PG

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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26

All Quiet on the Western Front

1930    Lewis Milestone    Not Rated

Action    Anti-War Film    Drama

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27

Army of Shadows

1969    Jean-Pierre Melville    Not Rated

Drama    Foreign Language Film    French New Wave

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28

Band of Brothers

2001    David Frankel    Not Rated

Docudrama    Drama    Epic

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29

Gone with the Wind

1939    Victor Fleming    Rated G

Epic    Historical Epic    Historical Film

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30

The Battleship Potemkin

1925    Sergei M. Eisenstein    Not Rated

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Silent Film

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31

MASH

1970    Robert Altman    Rated R

Anti-War Film    Black Comedy    Comedy Drama

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32

From Here to Eternity

1953    Fred Zinnemann    Not Rated

Drama    Ensemble Film    Romance

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33

A Man Escaped

1956    Robert Bresson    Not Rated

Docudrama    Drama    Escape Film

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34

Life Is Beautiful

1997    Roberto Benigni    Rated PG13

Comedy Drama    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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35

Das Boot

1981    Wolfgang Petersen    Rated PG

Adventure    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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36

Lifeboat

1944    Alfred Hitchcock    Not Rated

Adventure    Drama    Ensemble Film

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Au Revoir Les Enfants

1987    Louis Malle    Not Rated

Childhood Drama    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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Ernest Hemingway's To Have and Have Not

1944    Howard Hawks    Not Rated

Drama    Romance    Romantic Drama

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39

The Guns of Navarone

1961    J. Lee Thompson    Not Rated

Adventure    War    War Adventure

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40

The Hurt Locker

2008    Kathryn Bigelow    Rated R

Action    Action Thriller    Combat Films

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41

Come and See

1985    Elem Klimov    Not Rated

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Foreign Language Film

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42

Kelly's Heroes

1970    Brian G. Hutton    Rated PG

Adventure    Anti-War Film    Comedy

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43

The Pianist

2002    Roman Polanski    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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44

Empire of the Sun

1987    Steven Spielberg    Rated PG

Based-on-a-True-Story    Childhood Drama    Drama

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Glory

1989    Edward Zwick    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Combat Films    Epic

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46

Zero Dark Thirty

2012    Kathryn Bigelow    Rated R

Thriller    War

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47

Black Hawk Down

2001    Ridley Scott    Rated R

Action    Based-on-a-True-Story    Combat Films

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48

Rome, Open City

1945    Roberto Rossellini    Not Rated

Drama    Foreign Language Film    Italian Neorealism

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49

Three Kings

1999    David O. Russell    Rated R

Adventure    Anti-War Film    Caper

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A Bridge Too Far

1977    Richard Attenborough    Rated R

Combat Films    Epic    War

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