"War and Anti-War Films" often acknowledge the horror and heartbreak of war, letting the actual combat fighting or conflict (against nations or humankind) provide the primary plot or background for the action of the film. Typical elements in the action-oriented war plots include POW camp experiences and escapes, submarine warfare, espionage, personal heroism, "war is hell" brutalities, air dogfights, tough trench/infantry experiences, or male-bonding buddy adventures during wartime. Themes explored in war films include combat, survivor and escape stories, tales of gallant sacrifice and struggle, studies of the futility and inhumanity of battle, the effects of war on society, and intelligent and profound explorations of the moral and human issues. Listed below are all the very best of this genre. Scroll yer heart out....
Navy air navigator Owen Wilson gets the chance to prove his expertise by getting the call from Admiral Gene Hackman to join fellow pilot Gabriel Macht... Read more
A Scottish military hospital in World War I is the setting for this unusual and gripping drama based on Pat Barker's novel 'Regeneration'. Psychiatris... Read more
1916. Queensland miner, Oliver Woodward (Brendan Cowell), undertrained and never having faced hostile fire before, finds himself on the Western Front... Read more
Two-time Academy Award® winner Ang Lee brings his extraordinary vision to Billy Lynns Long Halftime Walk, based on the widely-acclaimed, bestselling... Read more