11. You and I (2014)
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Genre: Short, Romance, War NFB Rating: 1.661 IMDB Rating: 0.00 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 0.00Actors: Timothy Fergusson, Meabh McAuley, Adam Kelly, Nathan Jones Director: Lori Brown
Plot: This is not a story of people who went to war, rather it is a story of hope and endless love.
10. Fortress (2012)
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Genre: Action, Drama, War NFB Rating: 2.997 IMDB Rating: 5.00 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 0.00Actors: Bug Hall, Donnie Jeffcoat, Sean McGowan, Chris Owen Director: Mike Phillips
Plot: Based on actual events. When the commander of the crew of a B17 Flying Fortress bomber is killed in action in a raid over Sicily in 1943, his replacement, a young naive pilot struggles to ...
9. War Pigs (2015)
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Genre: Action, War NFB Rating: 3.245 IMDB Rating: 4.10 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 0.00Actors: Luke Goss, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Liddell, Mickey Rourke Director: Ryan Little
Plot: Disgraced World War 2 Army Captain Jack Wosick is given the opportunity for redemption when asked to lead a rag-tag unit of misfits known as the War Pigs on a secretmission to go behind enemy lines to uncover and capture a Nazi developed Super Weapon the V3, a massive artillery canon that would give the Nazis an insurmountable advantage against the Allies. With the help of Captain Hans Picault, a German Anti-Nazi serving with the French Foreign Legion and Colonel AJ Redding, a battle hardened WW1 veteran, Jack must train, lead and earn the respect of his new squad to become a functioning reconnaissance unit.
8. Love and Honor (2013)
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Genre: Drama, Romance, War NFB Rating: 3.903 IMDB Rating: 5.70 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 2.90Actors: Liam Hemsworth, Austin Stowell, Teresa Palmer, Aimee Teegarden Director: Danny Mooney
Plot: When a young soldier in Vietnam gets dumped by his hometown girl, he and his best friend decide to go AWOL and return to the States to win her back.
7. Cinco de Mayo: La Batalla (2013)
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Genre: Drama, History, War NFB Rating: 4.310 IMDB Rating: 6.20 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 0.00Actors: Christian Vazquez, Liz Gallardo, William Miller, Javier Oliván Director: Rafa Lara
Plot: On May 5th, 1862, a few thousand Mexican soldiers put their lives on the line against the world's largest and most powerful army in one legendary battle for freedom and for Mexico.
5. Little Boy (2015)
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Genre: Drama, War NFB Rating: 5.857 IMDB Rating: 7.40 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 4.50Actors: Michael Rapaport, Kevin James, Emily Watson, David Henrie Director: Alejandro Monteverde
Plot: An eight-year-old boy is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home. The story reveals the indescribable love a father has for his little boy and the love a son has for his father.
4. Twice Born (2012)
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Genre: Drama, Romance, War NFB Rating: 6.110 IMDB Rating: 7.40 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 4.10Actors: Penélope Cruz, Emile Hirsch, Adnan Haskovic, Saadet Aksoy Director: Sergio Castellitto
Plot: A mother brings her teenage son to Sarajevo, where his father died in the Bosnian conflict years ago.
3. The English Patient (1996)
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Genre: Drama, Romance, War NFB Rating: 7.146 IMDB Rating: 7.40 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 7.60Actors: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas Director: Anthony Minghella
Plot: October 1944 in war torn Italy. Hana, a French-Canadian nurse working in a mobile army medical unit, feels like everything she loves in life dies on her. Because of the difficulty traveling and the dangers, especially as the landscape is still heavily booby-trapped with mines, Hana volunteers to stay behind at a church to care solely for a dying semi-amnesiac patient, who is badly burned and disfigured. She agrees to catch up to the rest of the unit after he dies. All the patient remembers is that he is English and that he is married. Their solitude is disrupted with the arrival at the church of fellow Canadian David Caravaggio, part of the Intelligence Service, who is certain that he knows the patient as a man who cooperated with the Germans. Caravaggio believes that the patient's memory is largely in tact and that he is running away from his past, in part or in its entirety. The patient does open up about his past, all surrounding his work as a cartographer in North Africa, which was interrupted by the war. He may not be running from his work as a spy for the Germans as Caravaggio believes, but rather the memory of an affair he had with married Katherine Clifton, the love of his life, and the memory of a promise not totally fulfilled. Hana may also test her theory of her fates with love and death as she embarks on a relationship of her own with Kip Singh, a Sikh from India, whose unit has camped on the now overgrown lawn of the church. Their work entails sweeping for and diffusing mines, the discovery of one such mine which had earlier saved her life.
2. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
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Genre: Drama, War NFB Rating: 7.405 IMDB Rating: 7.80 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.20Actors: Asa Butterfield, Zac Mattoon O'Brien, Domonkos Németh, Henry Kingsmill Director: Mark Herman
Plot: Young Bruno lives a wealthy lifestyle in prewar Germany along with his mother, elder sister, and SS Commandant father. The family relocates to the countryside where his father is assigned to take command a prison camp. A few days later, Bruno befriends another youth, strangely dressed in striped pajamas, named Shmuel who lives behind an electrified fence. Bruno will soon find out that he is not permitted to befriend his new friend as he is a Jew, and that the neighboring yard is actually a prison camp for Jews awaiting extermination.
1. Beasts of No Nation (2015)
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Genre: Drama, War NFB Rating: 7.482 IMDB Rating: 7.80 Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 7.80Actors: Abraham Attah, Emmanuel Affadzi, Ricky Adelayitor, Andrew Adote Director: Cary Joji Fukunaga
Plot: Follows the journey of a young boy, Agu, who is forced to join a group of soldiers in a fictional West African country. While Agu fears his commander and many of the men around him, his fledgling childhood has been brutally shattered by the war raging through his country, and he is at first torn between conflicting revulsion and fascination Depicts the mechanics of war and does not shy away from explicit, visceral detail, and paints a complex, difficult picture of Agu as a child soldier.