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War Machine

An idiosyncratic general confronts opposition from enemies, allies, and bureaucrats while leading a massive rebuilding operation in Afghanistan. Watch On Netflix

Director: David Michôd

Writers: Michael Hastings (book), David Michôd (screenplay)

Stars: Brad Pitt, Daniel Betts, John Magar

Titles: Sand Castle
People: Nicholas Hoult
Countries: Brazil, Germany, India, United Kingdom, United States
Languages: English
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Sand Castle

The story follows a young soldier and his introduction to the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Based on true events, it bears witness to the destruction, and horrors of war. Watch On Netflix

Director: Fernando Coimbra

Writer: Chris Roessner

Stars: Nicholas Hoult, Logan Marshall-Green, Henry Cavill.

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Outlaw King

A true David vs. Goliath story of how the 14th century Scottish ‘Outlaw King’ Robert the Bruce used cunning and bravery to defeat the much larger and better equipped occupying English army. Watch On Netflix

Director: David Mackenzie

Writers: Bathsheba Doran (screenplay by) (as Bash Doran), David Mackenzie (screenplay by)

Stars: Chris Pine, Stephen Dillane, Rebecca Robin

war movies on Netflix
Titles: The King
People: Timothée Chalamet
Countries: Australia, India, United Kingdom, United States
Languages: English

The King

Hal, wayward prince and heir to the English throne, is crowned King Henry V after his tyrannical father dies. Now the young king must navigate palace politics, the war his father left behind, and the emotional strings of his past life. Watch On Netflix

Director: David Michôd

Writers: Joel Edgerton, David Michôd

Stars: Tom Glynn-Carney, Gábor Czap, Tom Fisher

Titles: Free State of Jones
People: Matthew McConaughey
Countries: Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, United States
Languages: English

Free State of Jones

A disillusioned Confederate army deserter returns to Mississippi and leads a militia of fellow deserters and women in an uprising against the corrupt local Confederate government. Watch On Netflix

Director: Gary Ross

Writers: Gary Ross (screenplay by), Leonard Hartman (story)

Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali

Titles: War of the Worlds
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War of the Worlds

As Earth is invaded by alien tripod fighting machines, one family fights for survival in this sci-fi action film. Watch On Netflix

Director: Steven Spielberg

Writers: Josh Friedman (screenplay), David Koepp (screenplay)

Stars: Tom Cruise, Dakota Fanning, Tim Robbins

Titles: Mad Max: Fury Road
People: Tom Hardy
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Mad Max: Fury Road

In a post-apocalyptic wasteland, a woman rebels against a tyrannical ruler in search for her homeland with the aid of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max. Watch On Netflix

Director: George Miller

Writers: George Miller, Brendan McCarthy

Stars: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Houl

Titles: Lone Survivor
People: Ben Foster
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Lone Survivor

Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare. Watch On Netflix

Director: Peter Berg

Writers: Peter Berg, Marcus Luttrell (book)

Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch

Titles: Act of Valor
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Act of Valor

An elite team of Navy SEALs embark on a covert mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent. Watch On Netflix

Directors: Mike McCoy (as Mouse McCoy), Scott Waugh

Writer: Kurt Johnstad

Stars: Alex Veadov, Roselyn Sanchez, Nestor Serran

Titles: Dunkirk
People: Fionn Whitehead
Photo by Melinda Sue Gordon – © 2016 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., Ratpac-Dune Entertainment LLC and Ratpac Entertainment, LLC

Dunkirk

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. Watch On Netflix

Director: Christopher Nolan

Writer: Christopher Nolan

Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylanc

Titles: Enemy at the Gates
People: Jude Law, Joseph Fiennes
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Enemy at the Gates

A Russian and a German sniper play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad. Watch On Netflix

Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud

Writers: Jean-Jacques Annaud, Alain Godard

Stars: Jude Law, Ed Harris, Joseph Fiennes

Titles: USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage
People: Nicolas Cage
Languages: English

USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage

During World War II, an American navy ship is sunk by a Japanese submarine leaving 890 crewmen stranded in shark infested waters. Watch On Netflix

Director: Mario Van Peebles

Writers: Cam Cannon, Richard Rionda Del Castro

Stars: Nicolas Cage, Tom Sizemore, Thomas Jane

Titles: Green Zone
People: Matt Damon
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Green Zone

Discovering covert and faulty intelligence causes a U.S. Army officer to go rogue as he hunts for Weapons of Mass Destruction in an unstable region. Watch On Netflix

Director: Paul Greengrass

Writers: Brian Helgeland, Rajiv Chandrasekaran (book)

Stars: Matt Damon, Jason Isaacs, Greg Kinnear

Titles: 6 Days
People: Jamie Bell, Abbie Cornish, Tim Pigott-Smith, Mark Strong
Countries: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, United States
Languages: English

6 Days

In April 1980, armed gunmen stormed the Iranian Embassy in Princes Gate, London and took all inside hostage. Over the next six days a tense standoff took place, all the while a group of … See full summary » Watch on Netflix

Director: Toa Fraser

Writers: Glenn Standring, Rusty Firmin (story consultant)

Stars: Jamie Bell, Mark Strong, Abbie Cornish

Titles: Zero Dark Thirty
People: Jessica Chastain
Photo by Jonathan Olley – © 2012 – Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All rights reserved.

Zero Dark Thirty

A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011. Watch On Netfix

Director: Kathryn Bigelow

Writer: Mark Boal

Stars: Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Chris Prat

Titles: Body of Lies
People: Leonardo DiCaprio

A CIA agent on the ground in Jordan hunts down a powerful terrorist leader while being caught between the unclear intentions of his American supervisors and Jordan Intelligence. Watch on netflix

Director: Ridley Scott

Writers: William Monahan (screenplay), David Ignatius (novel)

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong

Titles: Eye in the Sky
People: Helen Mirren
Countries: Australia, Canada, France
Languages: English

Eye in the Sky

Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.Watch On netflix

Director: Gavin Hood

Writer: Guy Hibbert

Stars: Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman

Titles: Good Kill
People: Ethan Hawke
Countries: Canada, Germany, Japan, Spain, United Kingdom, United States
Languages: English
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A family man begins to question the ethics of his job as a drone pilot. Watch on Netflix

Director: Andrew Niccol

Writer: Andrew Niccol

Stars: Ethan Hawke, January Jones, Zoë Kravitz

Titles: Lone Survivor
People: Mark Wahlberg

Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare. Watch on Netflix

Director: Peter Berg


Director: Peter Berg

Writers: Peter Berg, Marcus Luttrell (book)

Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch


Director: Andrew Niccol
Writer: Andrew Niccol
Stars: Ethan Hawke, January Jones, Zoë Kravitz