List of Best War Movies since 2000s

The latest In-theatre movie DUNKIRK tops the Box Office this July. The World War Movies might sounds boring to the commercial market, however, there are quite a few well-made War films worth watching. Here is the list of recommended war movies for you to watch. Some of them are free to watch on Amazon Video with Prime membership.

Release Date
2017-07-19
  • Rate : 7.5
  • Production Companies : Studio Babelsberg, Marc Platt Productions, Syncopy,
  • Director : Sean Singery, Willem Quarles van Ufford, William Pruss,
  • Stars : Kenneth Branagh,Mark Rylance,Tom Hardy,
  • The story of the Dunkirk evacuation which took place at the beginning of World War II.
Release Date
2016-10-07
  • Rate : 7.90
  • Production Companies : Icon Productions, Permut Presentations, Pandemonium,
  • Director : Mel Gibson, P.J. Voeten, Sophie Fabbri-Jackson,
  • Stars : Andrew Garfield,Vince Vaughn,Teresa Palmer,
  • WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to win the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Release Date
2014-10-15
  • Rate : 7.40
  • Production Companies : Columbia Pictures, QED International, Crave Films,
  • Director : Zoe Morgan, Tracy L. Moody,
  • Stars : Brad Pitt,Shia LaBeouf,Logan Lerman,
  • Last months of World War II in April 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theater, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant in the 2nd Armored Division named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank called "Fury" and its five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.
Release Date
2016-11-17
  • Rate : 6.60
  • Production Companies : Paramount Pictures, GK Films, New Regency Pictures,
  • Director : Annie Penn,
  • Stars : Brad Pitt,Marion Cotillard,Jared Harris,
  • 1942. After falling in love with a French agent during a dangerous North African mission, an Allied counter-intelligence agent is quietly notified that the woman he has married and had a baby with is likely a Nazi spy.
Release Date
2016-01-13
  • Rate : 7
  • Production Companies : Paramount Pictures, 3 Arts Entertainment, Latina Pictures,
  • Director :
  • Stars : Pablo Schreiber,John Krasinski,David Denman,
  • An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.
Release Date
2014-12-11
  • Rate : 7.40
  • Production Companies : Village Roadshow Pictures, Malpaso Productions, Warner Bros.,
  • Director : Kerry Lyn McKissick,
  • Stars : Bradley Cooper,Kyle Gallner,Cole Konis,
  • U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle takes his sole mission—protect his comrades—to heart and becomes one of the most lethal snipers in American history. His pinpoint accuracy not only saves countless lives but also makes him a prime target of insurgents. Despite grave danger and his struggle to be a good husband and father to his family back in the States, Kyle serves four tours of duty in Iraq. However, when he finally returns home, he finds that he cannot leave the war behind.
Release Date
2001-05-21
  • Rate : 6.60
  • Production Companies : Jerry Bruckheimer Films, Touchstone Pictures,
  • Director : Michael Bay, Karen Golden, Matthew Cohan,
  • Stars : Ben Affleck,Josh Hartnett,Kate Beckinsale,
  • The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes is immediately put on hold when they find themselves at the center of Japan's devastating attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.
Release Date
2003-09-11
  • Rate : 6.5
  • Production Companies : Excel Entertainment,
  • Director :
  • Stars : Larry Bagby,Alexander Polinsky,Kirby Heyborne,
  • Five American soldiers fighting in Europe during World War II struggle to return to Allied territory after being separated from U.S. forces during the historic Malmedy Massacre.
Release Date
2002-06-14
  • Rate : 5.80
  • Production Companies : Lion Rock Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM),
  • Director : Cate Hardman,
  • Stars : Nicolas Cage,Adam Beach,Peter Stormare,
  • Joe Enders is a gung-ho Marine assigned to protect a "windtalker" - one of several Navajo Indians who were used to relay messages during World War II because their spoken language was indecipherable to Japanese code breakers.
Release Date
2006-09-22
  • Rate : 6.30
  • Production Companies : Ingenious Film Partners, Electric Entertainment, Skydance Productions,
  • Director : Tony Bill, Sally Jones,
  • Stars : James Franco,Scott Hazell,Philip Winchester,
  • The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.
Release Date
2003-12-24
  • Rate : 6.80
  • Production Companies : Miramax Films, Mirage Enterprises, Castel Film Romania,
  • Director : Heather Storr, Dianne Dreyer,
  • Stars : Jude Law,Nicole Kidman,Renée Zellweger,
  • In this classic story of love and devotion set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier named W.P. Inman deserts his unit and travels across the South, aiming to return to his young wife, Ada, who he left behind to tend their farm. As Inman makes his perilous journey home, Ada struggles to keep their home intact with the assistance of Ruby, a mysterious drifter sent to help her by a kindly neighbor.
Release Date
2006-09-09
  • Rate : 6.80
  • Production Companies : Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM),
  • Director : Werner Herzog,
  • Stars : Christian Bale,Steve Zahn,Marshall Bell,
  • A US Fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.
Release Date
2001-05-19
  • Rate : 6.90
  • Production Companies : HBO Films, BBC Films,
  • Director : Frank Pierson,
  • Stars : Kenneth Branagh,Stanley Tucci,Colin Firth,
  • The historical recreation of the 1942 Wannsee Conference, in which Nazi and SS leaders gathered in a Berlin suburb to discuss the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Lead by SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, this group of high ranking German officials came to the historic and far reaching decision that the Jews of Europe were to be exterminated in what would come to be known as the Holocaust.
Release Date
1995-08-25
  • Rate : 6.40
  • Production Companies : Home Box Office (HBO), Price Entertainment,
  • Director : Robert Markowitz,
  • Stars : Laurence Fishburne,Allen Payne,Malcolm-Jamal Warner,
  • During the Second World War, a special project is begun by the US Army Air Corps to integrate African American pilots into the Fighter Pilot Program. Known as the "Tuskegee Airman" for the name of the airbase at which they were trained, these men were forced to constantly endure harassement, prejudice, and much behind the scenes politics until at last they were able to prove themselves in combat.
Release Date
2001-03-14
  • Rate : 7.20
  • Production Companies : Paramount Pictures, Swanford Films, Mandalay Pictures,
  • Director : Thomas Hezel, Sabine Zimmer,
  • Stars : Jude Law,Rachel Weisz,Ed Harris,
  • Enemy at the Gates is a war film from Jean-Jacques Annaud from 2001 that takes place during the battle of Stalingard in World War II between the Russians and the Germans.
Release Date
2006-10-18
  • Rate : 6.70
  • Production Companies : DreamWorks SKG, Amblin Entertainment, Malpaso Productions,
  • Director :
  • Stars : Ryan Phillippe,Adam Beach,Jesse Bradford,
  • There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. "Flags of Our Fathers" is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen, John "Doc" Bradley (Ryan Phillippe), Pvt. Rene Gagnon (Jesse Bradford), and Pvt. Ira Hayes (Adam Beach), who fought in the battle to take Iwo Jima. "Flags of Our Fathers" is the American viewpoint of Eastwood's diptych on the battle of Iwo Jima, the other being "Letters From Iwo Jima", which tells the same story from the Japanse point of view.
Release Date
2002-03-01
  • Rate : 6.70
  • Production Companies : Paramount Pictures, Icon Entertainment International, Wheelhouse Entertainment,
  • Director : Nilo Otero, Cate Hardman, Allen Kupetsky,
  • Stars : Mel Gibson,Greg Kinnear,Madeleine Stowe,
  • The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.