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The 5 Best War Movies On Netflix: Good Military Films To Stream

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Last Updated: May 5th

War films have long-captivated audiences, showcasing tales of both humanity’s cruelty and its nobility. There is no shortage of good military films on Netflix, ranging from Hollywood classics to modern, genre-bending pictures. Here are some of the best war movies on Netflix streaming right now.

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The Longest Day (1962)

This episodic, black-and-white epic features another incredible ensemble cast, including John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, and Sean Connery, while telling the story of the D-Day invasion of Normandy Beach on June 6th, 1944, considered to be the turning point of WWII. Like Tora! Tora! Tora!, this film spans its perspective across the battle line, this time featuring U.S., British, and German productions, with all the respective actors speaking their native language on film — a rarity in film even today. It’s still considered one of the all-time great war movies, thanks to its grand vision and attention to detail.

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Braveheart (1995)

Mel Gibson produced, directed, and starred in this Oscar-winning tale of 13th-Century Scottish Warrior William Wallace. The script is based on Blind Harry’s epic poem The Acts and Deeds of Sir William Wallace, Knight of Elderslie, which is also the source of the criticism over the film’s historical inaccuracy. Still, some factual discrepancies aside, the film was a hit with both critics and audiences, and became one of the year’s highest-grossing films.

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Boys of Abu Ghraib (2014)

A war movie far-removed from the front lines, Boys of Abu Ghraib instead takes place in Abu Ghraib, a former prison-turned-barracks for the Army Reserves, where troops are stationed without any communication from the outside world. After the main character, Jack (Luke Moran, who also wrote and directed the film) requests a transfer, he’s moved to Hard Site, a brutal, dehumanizing station where he’s instructed to humiliate the accused terrorists being held there to “soften them up” for a formal interrogation. As Jack befriends one of the prisoners, his conscience is put to the test.

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The Way Back (2010)

A harrowing survival drama set during the Soviet invasion of Poland during WWII, it tells the story of a Polish soldier accused of being a spy and sentenced to 20 years of hard labor in a Siberian Gulag. After forming an escape plan with his fellow inmates, breaking out proves to be the easy part, as the group is forced to walk across 4,000 miles of savage wilderness in order to win their freedom. Peter Weir co-wrote and directed the movie, based on the memoirs of real-life Polish prisoner of war Slawomir Rawicz.

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Tropic Thunder (2008)

Ben Stiller co-wrote, produced, directed, and stars in this satirical war comedy about a group of actors deep in the jungle filming a movie about Vietnam, who inadvertently get pulled into a real-life conflict. The film’s marketing was so extensive it created real websites for Stiller’s fictional character, Tugg Speedman, as well as those for the characters Kirk Lazarus (Robert Downey Jr., playing a white actor wearing blackface) and Jeff Portnoy (Jack Black), as well as their characters’ fictional films and energy drink, Booty Sweat. While the film’s chock full of memorable lines — and a noteworthy controversy — it’s perhaps best remembered for Tom Cruise’s nearly-unrecognizable performance as heartless studio executive Les Grossman. The character proved so popular that he was brought back for the MTV Movie Awards in 2010, as well as his own spin-off movie, which has been in development for several years.

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For everything else you should be streaming on Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu, check out our comprehensive What To Watch guide.


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