The 20 Best War Movies & Films of All Time

for the intelligent person.

Below are my 20 favourite war films/movies of all time. All these films have story about war (obviously) and although most of them are more action focused, others look at the consequences of war on people.

It was difficult to just select 20 films for this list. There are many movies that I didn't include in the list (e.g. Dr Strange Love, Zero Dark Thirty, The Pianist etc...) which are very good and I would recommend that you watch also.

Film Title Director
1. The Bridge on the River Kwai David Lean Amazon logo and link
2. Lawrence of Arabia David Lean Amazon logo and link
3. Master and Commander Peter Weir Amazon logo and link
4. Das Boot Wolfgang Petersen Amazon logo and link
5. The Great Escape John Sturges Amazon logo and link
6. Full Metal Jacket Stanley Kubrick Amazon logo and link
7. Zulu Cy Endfield Amazon logo and link
8. Black Hawk Down Ridley Scott Amazon logo and link
9. Apocalypse Now Francis Ford Coppola Amazon logo and link
10. The Deer Hunter Michael Cimino Amazon logo and link
11. Where Eagles Dare Brian G Hutton Amazon logo and link
12. Aliens James Cameron Amazon logo and link
13. The Battle of Algiers Gillo Pontecorvo Amazon logo and link
14. The Last of the Mohicans Stanley Kubrick Amazon logo and link
15. Saving Private Ryan Steven Spielberg Amazon logo and link
16. Schindler's List Steven Spielberg Amazon logo and link
17. Platoon Oliver Stone Amazon logo and link
18. Kelly's Heroes Brian G Hutton Amazon logo and link
19. The Dirty Dozen Robert Aldrich Amazon logo and link
20. Starship Troopers Paul Verhoeven Amazon logo and link