100 Best War Movies of All Time

#55

No Man's Land (2001)
93%

#55
Adjusted Score: 95.577%
Critics Consensus: Bleak and darkly humorous, No Man's Land vividly illustrates the absurdity of war.
Synopsis: The grim futility of the war between Bosnia and Serbia is reduced to its essence as two enemy soldiers are... [More]
Directed By: Danis Tanovic

#54

Glory (1989)
93%

#54
Adjusted Score: 95.736%
Critics Consensus: Bolstered by exceptional cinematography, powerful storytelling, and an Oscar-winning performance by Denzel Washington, Glory remains one of the finest Civil War movies ever made.
Synopsis: Glory is a celebration of a little-known act of mass courage during the Civil War. Simply put, the heroes involved... [More]
Directed By: Edward Zwick

#53
#53
Adjusted Score: 95.816%
Critics Consensus: Artfully composed, powerfully acted, and fueled by a powerful blend of anger and empathy, The Killing Fields is a career-defining triumph for director Roland Joffé and a masterpiece of American cinema.
Synopsis: Covering the U.S. pull-out from Vietnam in 1975, New York Times reporter Sidney Schanberg relies upon his Cambodian friend Dith... [More]
Directed By: Roland Joffé

#52
#52
Adjusted Score: 95.86%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Director Michael Mann based this lushly romantic version of the James Fenimore Cooper novel more on his memory of the... [More]
Directed By: Michael Mann

#51

Rescue Dawn (2007)
91%

#51
Adjusted Score: 95.9%
Critics Consensus: Director Werner Herzog has once again made a compelling tale of man versus nature, and Christian Bale completely immerses himself in the role of fighter pilot (and prisoner of war) Dieter Dengler.
Synopsis: In the annals of history's great escapes there is no other story like that of Dieter Dengler, the only American... [More]
Directed By: Werner Herzog

#50
Adjusted Score: 95.948%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: As seen through the eyes of teen-aged protagonist Alexei Kravchenko, the landscape of Byelorussia is devastated by the incursion of... [More]
Directed By: Elem Klimov

#49

Zulu (1964)
95%

#49
Adjusted Score: 96.324%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Filmed on a grand scale, Zulu is a rousing recreation of the January 22, 1879, siege of Rorke's Drift in... [More]

#48
#48
Adjusted Score: 96.594%
Critics Consensus: As gripping as it is inspiring, Last Days in Vietnam offers a surprisingly fresh -- and heart-wrenching -- perspective on the end of the Vietnam War.
Synopsis: During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon as the panicked... [More]
Directed By: Rory Kennedy

#47
#47
Adjusted Score: 96.726%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: This spectacular World War II epic finds 2,000 trapped soldiers on a Greek island by Nazi invaders. Their only hope... [More]
Directed By: J. Lee Thompson

#46
#46
Adjusted Score: 97.419%
Critics Consensus: A powerfully humanistic portrayal of the perils of war, this companion piece to Flags of our Fathers is potent and thought-provoking, and it demonstrates Clint Eastwood's maturity as a director.
Synopsis: After bringing the story of the American soldiers who fought in the battle of Iwo Jima to the screen in... [More]
Directed By: Clint Eastwood

#45

The Great Escape (1963)
93%

#45
Adjusted Score: 97.921%
Critics Consensus: With its impeccably slow-building story and a cast for the ages, The Great Escape is an all-time action classic.
Synopsis: Based on the book by Paul Brickhill, The Great Escape is the true story of Allied prisoners plotting to break... [More]
Directed By: John Sturges

#44
#44
Adjusted Score: 97.758%
Critics Consensus: A classic Tarantino genre-blending thrill ride, Inglourious Basterds is violent, unrestrained, and thoroughly entertaining.
Synopsis: "Inglourious Basterds" begins in German-occupied France, where Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi... [More]
Directed By: Quentin Tarantino

#43

Restrepo (2010)
96%

#43
Adjusted Score: 98.678%
Critics Consensus: Forsaking narrative structure for pure visceral power, Restrepo plunges viewers into the experiences of soldiers on the front lines of the Afghan War.
Synopsis: It is fairly extraordinary that this film exists. The level of access attained by Tim Hetherington and Sebastian Junger over... [More]

#42
#42
Adjusted Score: 98.867%
Critics Consensus: It has perhaps aged poorly, but this languidly paced WWII romance remains an iconic, well-acted film, featuring particularly strong performances from Burt Lancaster and Montgomery Clift.
Synopsis: The scene is Schofield Army Barracks in Honolulu, in the languid days before the attack on Pearl Harbor, where James... [More]
Directed By: Fred Zinnemann

#41
#41
Adjusted Score: 99.095%
Critics Consensus: Twelve O'Clock High is a high-stakes, high-tension war drama powered by great, well-written characters.
Synopsis: Twelve O'Clock High is a film about the World War II Air Force Squadron, starring Gregory Peck as the commander... [More]
Directed By: Henry King

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