Paths of Glory
Paths of Glory (1957)

After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them.

9/10

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Writer: Stanley Kubrick, Calder Willingham, Jim Thompson

Stars: Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou

Dunkirk
Dunkirk (2017)

During World War II, soldiers from the British Empire, Belgium and France try to evacuate from the town of Dunkirk during an arduous battle with German forces.

8.5/10

Director: Christopher Nolan

Writer: Christopher Nolan

Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy

Hacksaw Ridge
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

The true story of Pfc. Desmond T. Doss, who won the Congressional Medal of Honor despite refusing to bear arms during WWII on religious grounds.

8/10

Director: Mel Gibson

Writer: Robert Schenkkan, Andrew Knight

Stars: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Vince Vaughn

The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker (2008)

Sergeant William James is tasked with training a bomb disposal team during the Iraq War. His ideologies and reckless approach towards the job gives rise to conflicts with his subordinates.

8/10

Director: Kathryn Bigelow

Writer: Mark Boal

Stars: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty

The Thin Red Line
The Thin Red Line (1998)

A group of soldiers face an unlikely battle at the Guadalcanal, where they fight all odds in order to survive.

8/10

Director: Terrence Malick

Writer: Terrence Malick

Stars: Sean Penn, Adrien Brody, Jim Caviezel

Platoon
Platoon (1986)

A young soldier in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.

8/10

Director: Oliver Stone

Writer: Oliver Stone

Stars: Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe

Colonel Redl
Colonel Redl (1985)

Set during the fading glory of the Austro-Hungarian empire, the film tells of the rise and fall of Alfred Redl, an ambitious young officer who proceeds up the ladder to become head of the Secret...

8/10

Director: István Szabó

Writer: John Osborne, Péter Dobai

Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Hans Christian Blech, Armin Mueller-Stahl

The Wild Bunch
The Wild Bunch (1969)

A troop of aging outlaws plot a grand heist, before they could retire from the criminal world. They ride into a Texas border town in order to rob a local railroad office.

8/10

Director: Sam Peckinpah

Writer: Walon Green, Sam Peckinpah, Roy N. Sickner

Stars: William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan

Sergeant York
Sergeant York (1941)

A marksman is drafted in World War I and ends up becoming one of the most celebrated war heroes.

8/10

Director: Howard Hawks

Writer: Abem Finkel, Harry Chandlee, Howard Koch

Stars: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie

Edge of Tomorrow
Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

With the help of warrior Rita Vrataski, Major William Cage has to save Earth and the human race from an alien species, after being caught in a time loop.

7.5/10

Director: Doug Liman

Writer: Christopher McQuarrie, Jez Butterworth, John-Henry Butterworth

Stars: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Brendan Gleeson

Source Code
Source Code (2011)

A soldier wakes up in someone else's body and discovers he's part of an experimental government program to find the bomber of a commuter train. A mission he has only 8 minutes to complete.

7.5/10

Director: Duncan Jones

Writer: Ben Ripley

Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga

The Last Samurai
The Last Samurai (2003)

An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.

7.5/10

Director: Edward Zwick

Writer: John Logan, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz

Stars: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, William Atherton

The Eagle
The Eagle (2011)

In Roman-ruled Britain, a young Roman soldier endeavors to honor his father's memory by finding his lost legion's golden emblem.

7/10

Director: Kevin Macdonald

Writer: Jeremy Brock, Rosemary Sutcliff

Stars: Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, Mark Strong

Three Kings
Three Kings (1999)

In the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, four soldiers set out to steal gold that was stolen from Kuwait, but they discover people who desperately need their help.

7/10

Director: David O. Russell

Writer: David O. Russell, John Ridley

Stars: George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube

The Trench
The Trench (1999)

On the eve of the battle of the Somme in 1916, Sgt. Telford Winter is in charge of a group of British soldiers too young and naive to realize the danger of the impending battle.

6.5/10

Director: William Boyd

Writer: William Boyd

Stars: Daniel Craig, Danny Dyer, James D'Arcy