War Movies on Netflix attracts a large portion of the film-loving audience in this platform. Actions, adventurous, patriotism and inspirational soldiers life are some attributes of war movies that attracts a large number of film lovers. War scene and exhibition of war machinery like missiles, fighter plane, bulky tanks are thrilling to watch, and people experience these actions without being part of that war. Don’t you love the war scene? No worries! Check out the best funny movies on Netflix and enjoy your holiday.
There are hundreds of war movies on Netflix available for stream, and these are the ten most streamed and best war movies available on Netflix:
10 Best War Movies on Netflix
Black Hawk Down (2001)
It is the British-American movie adapted from a book “Black Hawk Down”, which was based in a series of articles issued in The Philadelphia Inquirer released in 2001. It was one of the best grossing movies of that time, it was released widely on the Martin Luther King holiday weekend, and only Titanic had grossed more previously.
We Were Soldiers (2002)
‘We were Soldiers’ was next to hit the theater after Black Hawk Down in 2002. It was based on the Battle of La Drang of 1965. Although it is not an accurate portrayal of the historical battle, it received mostly positive reviews. Most people praised the truthful and realistic battle scene of this movie.
The Longest Day (1962)
It is the epic war movie released in 1962, and was based on Cornelius’s book “The Longest Day”. It was made in black and white featuring a large group of the cast. It was the most expensive black and white movie until that date. The movie includes most of the important events around D-Day, from starting of British glider missions to securing of Pegasus Bridge.
A War (2015)
A War is a Danish war movie dramatized over the story of Danish military fighting against the Taliban to protect the civilian, and how a commander is suspected of having stanch to a war crime. After the war, the chief is sent back to home, but later he was accused of killing 11 people in the airstrike.
Wings is the American silent movie which was set during the first world war. It was the first movie to awarded as Best Pictures in Academy Award. When it was widely released in 1927, it was a big success, creating a landmark in aviation movie. It also revolves around the love triangle of Clara, Charles, and Richard. Most of the cast in this movie served in the world war as the military.
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
Tora! Tora! Tora! is a Japanese-American historical movie released in 1970 that is based on an attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. It dramatizes continuing diplomatic tension between America and Japan around 1941. The film was not cast with any box office star, with a motto to an emphasis on the story rather than creating a buzz with actors who were in it. It was thought to be a bigger flop in America initially, but after its release, it was loved by a portion of the audience, and in Japan, it was a major hit over the years.
Boys of Abu Ghraib (2014)
Boys of Abu Ghraib is one of the latest good movies to hit the big screen. Released in 2014, it was based on the event that took place in Abu Ghraib Jail in 2004. Although some critics blamed the movie for not being the exact portray of the inspired event, it was praised for its fictionalizes of the event and appreciated the story. The reviews from the audience were also very positive.
The Way Back (2010)
The Way Back is a survival drama film of 2010 directed and screenplay by one of the finest in this business Peter Weir. The movie is inspired by the book “The Long Walk”, the historical account by Polish prisoner Slawomir Rawicz, who survive his way walking 4000 miles to escape from Soviet Gulag for freedom in World War II. It received positive reviews from most of the critics.
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Inglorious Basterds is a German-American war film starring Brad Pitt, Christoph and Melanie Laurent released in 2009. The film narrates the story of two plots to assassinate Nazi German’s politics, 1st one set up by Shosanna Dreyfus, a young French Jewish, and 2nd one established by a team of Jewish-American army guided by Aldo Raine. The Film was commercially successful and was Tarantino’s highest grossing movie at that time.
The Great Escape (1963)
The Great Escape is an American war movie released in 1963. It is based on the survival of British Commonwealth prisoners from a German POW camp during world war II. It is a depiction of a book “The Great Escape” by Paul Brickhill, non-fiction portrays of the mass escape from Nazi Germany. It was one of the best grossing movies of that time despite heavy competition.
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