100 Best War Movies of All Time

#70
#70
Adjusted Score: 93.274%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: An expensive but enormously profitable war picture, Where Eagles Dare centers upon a daring rescue and even more daring escape.... [More]
Directed By: Brian G. Hutton

#69
#69
Adjusted Score: 92.805%
Critics Consensus: A powerful and personal account of war on the front line, writer-director Samuel Maoz takes the viewer inside an Israeli tank to deliver an exhausting, original film.
Synopsis: The First Lebanon War - June, 1982. A lone tank is dispatched to search a hostile town that has already... [More]
Directed By: Samuel Maoz

#68

M*A*S*H (1970)
85%

#68
Adjusted Score: 91.646%
Critics Consensus: Bold, timely, subversive, and above all funny, M*A*S*H remains a high point in Robert Altman's distinguished filmography.
Synopsis: Although he was not the first choice to direct it, the hit black comedy MASH established Robert Altman as one... [More]
Directed By: Robert Altman

#67

The Longest Day (1962)
87%

#67
Adjusted Score: 88.723%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The Longest Day is a mammoth, all-star re-creation of the D-Day invasion, personally orchestrated by Darryl F. Zanuck. Whenever possible,... [More]

#66
Adjusted Score: 88.367%
Critics Consensus: Led by an unforgettable performance from Tom Cruise, Born on the Fourth of July finds director Oliver Stone tackling thought-provoking subject matter with ambitious élan.
Synopsis: The second of three films by co-writer/director Oliver Stone to explore the effects of the Vietnam War (Platoon and Heaven... [More]
Directed By: Oliver Stone

#65

Gallipoli (1981)
91%

#65
Adjusted Score: 94.186%
Critics Consensus: Peter Weir's devastating anti-war film features a low-key but emotionally wrenching performance from Mel Gibson as a young soldier fighting in one of World War I's most deadly and horrifying battles.
Synopsis: The first of two consecutive films to see director Peter Weir team with Mel Gibson (the other being The Year... [More]
Directed By: Peter Weir

#64
#64
Adjusted Score: 92.963%
Critics Consensus: A well-calibrated blend of manic comedy and poignant drama, Good Morning, Vietnam offers a captivating look at a wide range of Robin Williams' cinematic gifts.
Synopsis: The film begins in 1965, when disc jockey Adrian Cronauer (Robin Williams) is assigned to take over the AFR's Saigon... [More]
Directed By: Barry Levinson

#63

Platoon (1986)
87%

#63
Adjusted Score: 93.298%
Critics Consensus: Informed by director Oliver Stone's personal experiences in Vietnam, Platoon forgoes easy sermonizing in favor of a harrowing, ground-level view of war, bolstered by no-holds-barred performances from Charlie Sheen and Willem Dafoe.
Synopsis: Oliver Stone's autobiographical Vietnam War film stars Charlie Sheen as Chris Taylor, a neophyte soldier who finds himself caught in... [More]
Directed By: Oliver Stone

#62

Salvador (1986)
89%

#62
Adjusted Score: 90.856%
Critics Consensus: Despite its somewhat disjointed narrative, Oliver Stone's Salvador is a vivid and powerful political drama that sets an early tone for the director's similarly provocative future projects.
Synopsis: While Salvador wasn't Oliver Stone's first film (a pair of offbeat horror stories preceded it), it defined his style of... [More]
Directed By: Oliver Stone

#61

The Dirty Dozen (1967)
79%

#61
Adjusted Score: 83.974%
Critics Consensus: Amoral on the surface and exuding testosterone, The Dirty Dozen utilizes combat and its staggering cast of likable scoundrels to deliver raucous entertainment.
Synopsis: Director Robert Aldrich took what he considered a hopelessly old-fashioned script by Lukas Heller and Nunnally Johnson and fashioned The... [More]
Directed By: Robert Aldrich

#60

The Wind Rises (2014)
88%

#60
Adjusted Score: 94.863%
Critics Consensus: The Wind Rises is a fittingly bittersweet swan song for director Hayao Miyazaki.
Synopsis: In "The Wind Rises," Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni.... [More]
Directed By: Hayao Miyazaki

#59
#59
Adjusted Score: 93.626%
Critics Consensus: Downfall is an illuminating, thoughtful and detailed account of Hitler's last days.
Synopsis: In the dead of a November night in 1942, SS officers through the woods escort a group of young women... [More]
Directed By: Oliver Hirschbiegel

#58

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
84%

#58
Adjusted Score: 95.002%
Critics Consensus: Hacksaw Ridge uses a real-life pacifist's legacy to lay the groundwork for a gripping wartime tribute to faith, valor, and the courage of remaining true to one's convictions.
Synopsis: HACKSAW RIDGE is the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss [Andrew Garfield] who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of... [More]
Directed By: Mel Gibson

#57

Gunga Din (1939)
92%

#57
Adjusted Score: 94.888%
Critics Consensus: Funny, suspenseful, and spectacularly entertaining, Gunga Din is an expertly calibrated adventure flick with some unfortunately outdated ideas about race.
Synopsis: Though Rudyard Kipling's poem Gunga Din makes a swell recital piece, it cannot be said to have much of a... [More]
Directed By: George Stevens

#56

The Big Red One (1980)
90%

#56
Adjusted Score: 94.106%
Critics Consensus: The reconstruction of Samuel Fuller's epic account of his days in North Africa in World War II elevates the film into the pantheon of great war movies.
Synopsis: Samuel Fuller's valedictory war picture, The Big Red One follows the First Infantry Division from Africa to Europe during the... [More]
Directed By: Samuel Fuller

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