The war film genre is brimming with hundreds of great movie titles.
Classic films such as Full Metal Jacket, Platoon and Saving Private Ryan to name just a few. The problem is you've seen all these movies!
However, there are a few war films that never got the attention they deserved. Taking that into account, we’ve assembled a list of 8 superb ones you probably haven’t seen but absolutely need to watch.
All the films listed below are available to watch on leading streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime.
You can read a full review of each film by clicking on the boxes below.
Idris Elba stars in the brutal war film set in an unnamed African country. The film focuses on the experiences of Agu (Abraham Attah), a nine-year-old boy forced to become a soldier in Elba’s rebel army.
Anthropoid is the story of resistance fighters who plan a daring assassination during World War Two. Their target is the notorious SS officer Reinhard Heydrich (The Butcher Of Prague). Jamie Dornan and Cillian Murphy star in this uber-tense war film directed by Sean Ellis.
This intense and thoughtful war series depicts the horrors of World War II from the German perspective. It follows the conflict through the lives of five young friends, youthful optimism gives way to despair as the conflict becomes increasingly brutal.
A UN Peacekeeping force is posted to the sleepy African town of Jadotville, the Irish unit believe that avoiding sunburn will be the toughest part of their mission. However, the 3000 battle-hardened mercenaries poised to attack the town have other ideas - The Siege of Jadotville is the true story of the Irish soldiers that defended the African town from attack in 1961.
A young British Soldier finds himself alone on the streets of Belfast during the height of the troubles. '71 is a powerful and hard-hitting story that manages to take a balanced look at the conflict in Northern Ireland, whilst taking the audience on an emotional rollercoaster ride which increases in tension minute by nerve-racking minute.
Max Manus - Man Of War is the movie based on the exploits of Norway’s most famous resistance fighter. When Nazi Germany invaded Norway on the 9th April 1940 one man vowed to fight on. They stole his country - now he wants it back.
The hunter becomes the hunted in this intense war film based on a US sniper team in Iraq. Staff Sergeant Matthews (John Cena) and his fellow soldier Isaac (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) are lured into an ambush by an unseen foe, the only thing standing between them and certain death is a small crumbling wall.
'Danger Close - The Battle Of Long Tan' is the story of how one hundred Australian troops fought-off a battalion of Viet Cong and PAVN soldiers. The movie stars Travis Fimmel and a host of Australian actors in an epic tale of heroism against overwhelming odds.
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Talvisota, Katyn and tali ihantala 1944 are missing.
Hi can’t find 71 or the wall on netflex
Both are available on Amazon Prime