Login

War and Anti-War Films

"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....

While At War (2019)

Director: Alejandro Amenabar

July 18, 1936. Salamanca, Castilla and León (center to Spain). The Spanish army declares the state of war in the city, hoping to extend it to the rest... Read more

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

6.6/10
Director: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Starring: Alfred Molina, Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Tina Fey, Margot Robbie

In 2002, cable news producer Kim Barker (Tina Fey) decides to shake up her routine by taking a daring new assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan. Dislodged... Read more

White Material (2009)

7/10
Director: Claire Denis
Starring: Christopher Lambert, Isabelle Huppert, Michel Subor, Isaach De Bankole

Isabelle Huppert delivers an intense performance in this gripping drama about a French woman who refuses to abandon her family's African coffee planta... Read more

White Tiger (2012)

5/10
Director: Karen Shakhnazarov
Starring: Aleksey Vertkov, Vitaliy Kishchenko, Valeriy Grishko, Dimitriy Bykovskiy-Romasho...

Aleksey Vertkov stars as Ivan Naydenov, a mysterious Soviet soldier discovered amidst the wreckage of a destroyed tank. Ninety percent of his body is... Read more

Windtalkers (2002)

6/10
Director: John Woo
Starring: Adam Beach, Nicolas Cage, Noah Emmerich, Christian Slater, Peter Stormare, Roger...

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

Windtalkers ( Blu-ray ) (2002)

6/10
Director: John Woo
Starring: Adam Beach, Christian Slater, Frances O'Connor, Mark Ruffalo, Nicolas Cage, Noah...

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

Wings (1927)

7.5/10
Director: William A Wellman
Starring: Clara Bow, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Richard Arlen

Two young men from the same town but different social classes end up as fighter pilots in WW1. Jack Preston is a keen auto mechanic, building and modi... Read more

Wings (Blu-ray) (1927)

7.5/10
Director: William A Wellman
Starring: Clara Bow, Charles 'Buddy' Rogers, Richard Arlen

Two young men from the same town but different social classes end up as fighter pilots in WW1. Jack Preston is a keen auto mechanic, building and modi... Read more

Wings Of Honour (Angel of the Skies) (2013)

4/10

War is declared and Britain must take action against Nazi Germany if Europe is going to be saved from its ruthless clutches. Read more

Winter in Wartime (2008)

Director: Martin Koolhoven
Starring: Melody Klaver, Martijn Lakemeier, Anneke Blok, Mees Peijnenburg, Tygo Gernandt

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