"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....
Set during the 1944 Allied invasion of Saipan and inspired by a true story, John Woo's WWII epic stars Nicolas Cage as a battle hardened Marine sergea... Read more
Dutch coming-of-age drama based on the children's novel 'Oorlogswinter' by Jan Terlouw. January, 1945. During the last winter of WWII, Nazi occupied H... Read more
From the Academy Award Winning Director of "Antonia's Line". During Stalin's reign of terror, Evgenia Ginzburg, a literature professor, was sent to 10... Read more
The Royal Navy Frigate H.M.S. Amethyst (whilst on a peaceful mission) comes under fire and is run aground up the Yangtse River. After rescue attempts... Read more
At 70, Professor Dominic (Tim Roth) is contemplating suicide; his wife is dead, and he can't seem to complete his life's work on the origin of languag... Read more