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Top War Films (#101-201)

Rank Title Year Director(s) War Overall
Rank
101 In Which We Serve 1942 Noel Coward and David Lean World War II 1198
102 The Guns of Navarone 1961 J. Lee Thompson World War II 1203
103 Born on the Fourth of July 1989 Oliver Stone Vietnam War 1207
104 The War Game 1965 Peter Watkins Fictitious nuclear war 1238
105 The Caine Mutiny 1954 Edward Dmytryk World War II 1240
106 Went the Day Well? 1942 Alberto Cavalcanti World War II 1245
107 Mrs. Miniver 1942 William Wyler World War II 1251
108 Kanal 1957 Andrzej Wajda World War II 1268
109 Senso 1954 Luchino Visconti Italian Unification 1272
110 The Train 1964 John Frankenheimer World War II 1289
111 Fahrenheit 9/11 2004 Michael Moore Iraq War 1294
112 War and Peace 1966 Sergey Bondarchuk Napoleonic Wars 1298
113 'Breaker' Morant 1980 Bruce Beresford Boer War 1304
114 Sergeant York 1941 Howard Hawks World War I 1309
115 Hail the Conquering Hero 1944 Preston Sturges World War II 1313
116 Wings 1927 William A. Wellman World War I 1326
117 Catch-22 1970 Mike Nichols World War II 1327
118 Where Eagles Dare 1968 Brian G. Hutton World War II 1338
119 Germany, Year Zero 1948 Roberto Rossellini World War II 1449
120 The Dam Busters 1955 Michael Anderson World War II 1498
121 A Canterbury Tale 1944 Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger World War II 1509
122 The Year of Living Dangerously 1982 Peter Weir Indonesian Civil War 1513
123 Twelve O'Clock High 1949 Henry King World War II 1526
124 Foreign Correspondent 1940 Alfred Hitchcock World War II 1537
125 Black Book 2006 Paul Verhoeven World War II 1542
126 Europa Europa 1990 Agnieszka Holland World War II 1560
127 Lacombe Lucien 1974 Louis Malle World War II 1561
128 Good Morning, Vietnam 1987 Barry Levinson Vietnam War 1564
129 Before the Rain 1994 Milcho Manchevski Anticipated Macedonian civil war 1586
130 Seven Beauties 1975 Lina Wertmüller World War II 1598
131 Richard III 1995 Richard Loncraine War of the Roses 1612
132 The Burmese Harp 1956 Kon Ichikawa World War II 1623
133 The Charge of the Light Brigade 1936 Michael Curtiz Crimean War 1627
134 They Were Expendable 1945 John Ford World War II 1632
135 Mister Roberts 1955 John Ford and Mervyn LeRoy World War II 1634
136 The Quiet American 2002 Phillip Noyce First Indochina War 1635
137 The Puppet Master 1993 Hsiao-hsien Hou World War II 1658
138 Salvador 1986 Oliver Stone Salvadoran Civil War 1660
139 Burnt by the Sun 1994 Nikita Mikhalkov 1665
140 To Live 1994 Yimou Zhang Chinese Civil War 1671
141 Victory 1981 John Huston World War II 1686
142 Land and Freedom 1995 Ken Loach Spanish Civil War 1694
143 No Man's Land 2001 Danis Tanovic Bosnian war 1703
144 Band of Brothers 2001 David Frankel, Mikael Salomon, Tom Hanks, David Leland, Richard Loncraine, David Nutter, Phil Alden Robinson, and Tony To World War II 1710
145 Cross of Iron 1977 Sam Peckinpah World War II 1711
146 Shame 1968 Ingmar Bergman Fictitious war 1722
147 Fires Were Started 1943 Humphrey Jennings World War II 1740
148 The Last Command 1928 Josef von Sternberg Russian Civil War 1782
149 Stripes 1981 Ivan Reitman Fictitious war 1785
150 The Garden of the Finzi-Continis 1970 Vittorio De Sica World War II 1788
151 The Damned 1969 Luchino Visconti World War II 1798
152 Cabiria 1914 Giovanni Pastrone Second Punic War 1824
153 Two Women 1960 Vittorio De Sica World War II 1830
154 The Steel Helmet 1951 Samuel Fuller Korean War 1854
155 Gettysburg 1993 Ronald F. Maxwell American Civil War 1859
156 Slaughterhouse-Five 1972 George Roy Hill World War II 1867
157 The Official Story 1985 Luis Puenzo Dirty War 1880
158 Mulan 1998 Tony Bancroft and Barry Cook Han–Xiongnu War 1882
159 The Last Metro 1980 François Truffaut World War II 1967
160 Battle of Britain 1969 Guy Hamilton World War II 1984
161 The Cruel Sea 1953 Charles Frend World War II 1985
162 El Cid 1961 Anthony Mann Spanish Reconquista 1993
163 Fires on the Plain 1959 Kon Ichikawa World War II 2001
164 Ice-Cold in Alex 1958 J. Lee Thompson World War II 2033
165 A Bridge Too Far 1977 Richard Attenborough World War II 2042
166 The Human Condition: A Soldier's Prayer 1961 Masaki Kobayashi World War II 2047
167 South Pacific 1958 Joshua Logan World War II 2061
168 Lancelot of the Lake 1974 Robert Bresson Fictitious war 2067
169 Taxi to the Dark Side 2007 Alex Gibney Afghanistan War 2085
170 Hell in the Pacific 1968 John Boorman World War II 2091
171 Red Sorghum 1987 Yimou Zhang World War II 2114
172 Lessons of Darkness 1992 Werner Herzog Operation Desert Storm 2124
173 Battleground 1949 William A. Wellman World War II 2126
174 The Last Samurai 2003 Edward Zwick Satsuma Rebellion 2134
175 Rambo: First Blood Part II 1985 George P. Cosmatos Vietnam War 2138
176 The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse 1921 Rex Ingram World War I 2140
177 Bloody Sunday 2002 Paul Greengrass The Troubles 2149
178 Flags of Our Fathers 2006 Clint Eastwood World War II 2153
179 When the Wind Blows 1986 Jimmy T. Murakami Fictitious nuclear war 2164
180 The Emperor's Naked Army Marches on 1987 Kazuo Hara World War II 2167
181 They Died with Their Boots on 1941 Raoul Walsh Indian Wars 2173
182 Tora! Tora! Tora! 1970 Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku, and Toshio Masuda World War II 2175
183 A Midnight Clear 1992 Keith Gordon World War II 2184
184 The Red and the White 1967 Miklós Jancsó Russian Civil War 2189
185 Saboteur 1942 Alfred Hitchcock World War II 2201
186 Coming Home 1978 Hal Ashby Vietnam War 2212
187 Stalingrad 1993 Joseph Vilsmaier World War II 2218
188 The Ascent 1977 Larissa Shepitko World War II 2220
189 Sands of Iwo Jima 1949 Allan Dwan World War II 2226
190 Run Silent Run Deep 1958 Robert Wise World War II 2228
191 Storm over Asia 1928 Vsevolod Pudovkin Mongol Invasions 2249
192 Kelly's Heroes 1970 Brian G. Hutton World War II 2271
193 Enemy at the Gates 2001 Jean-Jacques Annaud World War II 2284
194 The Red Badge of Courage 1951 John Huston American Civil War 2286
195 The Human Condition: No Greater Love 1959 Masaki Kobayashi World War II 2304
196 Casualties of War 1989 Brian De Palma Vietnam War 2349
197 The Diary of Anne Frank 1959 George Stevens World War II 2356
198 Little Dieter Needs to Fly 1997 Werner Herzog Vietnam War 2375
199 In the Year of the Pig 1969 Emile de Antonio Vietnam War 2379
200 Legends of the Fall 1994 Edward Zwick World War I 2418
201 Lincoln 2012 Steven Spielberg American Civil War 2419
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