100 Best War Movies of All Time
Adjusted Score: 93.274%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
An expensive but enormously profitable war picture, Where Eagles Dare centers upon a daring rescue and even more daring escape.... [More]
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.
The First Lebanon War - June, 1982. A lone tank is dispatched to search a hostile town that has already... [More]
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.
Although he was not the first choice to direct it, the hit black comedy MASH established Robert Altman as one... [More]
Adjusted Score: 88.723%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
The Longest Day is a mammoth, all-star re-creation of the D-Day invasion, personally orchestrated by Darryl F. Zanuck. Whenever possible,... [More]
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.
The second of three films by co-writer/director Oliver Stone to explore the effects of the Vietnam War (Platoon and Heaven... [More]
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.
The first of two consecutive films to see director Peter Weir team with Mel Gibson (the other being The Year... [More]
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.
The film begins in 1965, when disc jockey Adrian Cronauer (Robin Williams) is assigned to take over the AFR's Saigon... [More]
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.
Oliver Stone's autobiographical Vietnam War film stars Charlie Sheen as Chris Taylor, a neophyte soldier who finds himself caught in... [More]
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.
While Salvador wasn't Oliver Stone's first film (a pair of offbeat horror stories preceded it), it defined his style of... [More]
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.
Director Robert Aldrich took what he considered a hopelessly old-fashioned script by Lukas Heller and Nunnally Johnson and fashioned The... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94.863%
Critics Consensus: The Wind Rises is a fittingly bittersweet swan song for director Hayao Miyazaki.
In "The Wind Rises," Jiro dreams of flying and designing beautiful airplanes, inspired by the famous Italian aeronautical designer Caproni.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 93.626%
Critics Consensus: Downfall is an illuminating, thoughtful and detailed account of Hitler's last days.
In the dead of a November night in 1942, SS officers through the woods escort a group of young women... [More]
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.
HACKSAW RIDGE is the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss [Andrew Garfield] who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of... [More]
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.
Though Rudyard Kipling's poem Gunga Din makes a swell recital piece, it cannot be said to have much of a... [More]
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.
Samuel Fuller's valedictory war picture, The Big Red One follows the First Infantry Division from Africa to Europe during the... [More]
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