films The Best War Movies On Netflix Instant  

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Do you love the smell of napalm in the morning? Here are the best war movies on Netflix instant, ranked by other movie lovers on Ranker. The Netflix war movies on this list include movies about World War II, Vietnam, Iraq, and more. Netflix has a ton of great contemporary military movies, but there are also war movies streaming on Netflix that take place even further in the past. Braveheart, for example, is a medieval war drama that is currently streaming on Netflix. There is also The Last Samurai starring Tom Cruise, which takes place in 19th Century Japan.

If you're looking for absolute classic war movies, Netflix definitely has them. Apocalypse Now is streaming on the service, and although it's quite long at 3 hours in length, it is an absolute must-see for fans of the military genre. There is also Tora! Tora! Tora!, Black Hawk Down, and The Hunt For Red October, among many other amazing war films.

For whatever reason Netflix makes it difficult to search genres on their streaming service, so use this list of good war and military movies on Netflix to find some recommendations. These movies have been voted on by other fans of war films, so you can trust that the movies at the top of the list are your best bet if you haven't already seen them. Have you seen most of these war movies on Netflix instant? Do us a favor and give a thumbs up or down to each movie you've seen, so that you can help steer others in the right direction.
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Saving Private Ryan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best War Movies On Netflix Instant
Saving Private Ryan Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel

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Black Hawk Down is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best War Movies On Netflix Instant
Black Hawk Down Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy, Orlando Bloom - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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We Were Soldiers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best War Movies On Netflix Instant
We Were Soldiers Mel Gibson, Lyndon B. Johnson, Jon Hamm

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Patton is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best War Movies On Netflix Instant
Patton George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Paul Frees

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Braveheart Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson

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Inglourious Basterds Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

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Apocalypse Now Marlon Brando, Harrison Ford, Robert Duvall - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The Great Escape Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, James Garner

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Defiance is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best War Movies On Netflix Instant
Defiance Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Mia Wasikowska - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Tears of the Sun is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best War Movies On Netflix Instant
Tears of the Sun Bruce Willis, Monica Bellucci, Eamonn Walker

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The Hunt for Red October is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best War Movies On Netflix Instant
The Hunt for Red October Alec Baldwin, Sean Connery, Tim Curry

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Top Gun Tom Cruise, Meg Ryan, Val Kilmer

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The Last Samurai Tom Cruise, Billy Connolly, Timothy Spall

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Tora! Tora! Tora! Jason Robards Jr., Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Das Boot is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best War Movies On Netflix Instant
Das Boot Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Uwe Ochsenknecht

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Saints and Soldiers: Airborne ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best War Movies On Netflix Instant
Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed Corbin Allred, Lincoln Hoppe, John Lyde

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Saints and Soldiers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best War Movies On Netflix Instant
Saints and Soldiers Larry Bagby, Kirby Heyborne, Corbin Allred - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden Kathleen Robertson, Xzibit, Anson Mount

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Red Dawn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best War Movies On Netflix Instant
Red Dawn Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutchersonm, Adrianne Palicki

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Machine Gun Preacher is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best War Movies On Netflix Instant
Machine Gun Preacher Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Shannon

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Olympus Has Fallen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best War Movies On Netflix Instant
Olympus Has Fallen Morgan Freeman, Gerard Butler, Ashley Judd

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The Red Baron is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best War Movies On Netflix Instant
The Red Baron Lena Headey, Joseph Fiennes, Til Schweiger - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Hell Is for Heroes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best War Movies On Netflix Instant
Hell Is for Heroes Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Bob Newhart

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K-19: The Widowmaker is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best War Movies On Netflix Instant
K-19: The Widowmaker Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson, Peter Sarsgaard

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U-571 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best War Movies On Netflix Instant
U-571 Matthew McConaughey, Jon Bon Jovi, Bill Paxton

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Twelve O'Clock High is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best War Movies On Netflix Instant
Twelve O'Clock High Gregory Peck, Dean Jagger, Richard Anderson

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World War Z Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse

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Rescue Dawn is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best War Movies On Netflix Instant
Rescue Dawn Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies

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King Arthur is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best War Movies On Netflix Instant
King Arthur Keira Knightley, Clive Owen, Ray Winstone

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Centurion is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best War Movies On Netflix Instant
Centurion Michael Fassbender, Olga Kurylenko, Imogen Poots

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Special Forces is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best War Movies On Netflix Instant
Special Forces Diane Kruger, Djimon Hounsou, Tchéky Karyo

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Company of Heroes is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best War Movies On Netflix Instant
Company of Heroes Tom Sizemore, Vinnie Jones, Neal McDonough

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Ironclad is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best War Movies On Netflix Instant
Ironclad Kate Mara, Paul Giamatti, Brian Cox

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Into the White is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best War Movies On Netflix Instant
Into the White Rupert Grint, David Kross, Florian Lukas

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Battle for Haditha is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best War Movies On Netflix Instant
Battle for Haditha Yasmine Hanani, Elliot Ruiz, Nick Shakoour - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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My Way is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best War Movies On Netflix Instant
My Way Fan Bingbing, Nicole Jung, Lee Yeon-hee

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Red Cliff Zhao Wei, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Takeshi Kaneshiro

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The Eagle is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best War Movies On Netflix Instant
The Eagle Channing Tatum, Donald Sutherland, Mark Strong - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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SEAL Team 8: Behind Enemy Line... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best War Movies On Netflix Instant
SEAL Team 8: Behind Enemy Lines Tom Sizemore, Langley Kirkwood, Tanya van Graan

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The Assassins is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best War Movies On Netflix Instant
The Assassins Chow Yun-Fat, Liu Yifei, Roy Cheung

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Mission of the Shark: The Saga... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best War Movies On Netflix Instant
Mission of the Shark: The Saga of the U.S.S. Indianapolis David Caruso, Stacy Keach, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

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The Wind That Shakes the Barle... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best War Movies On Netflix Instant
The Wind That Shakes the Barley Cillian Murphy, Liam Cunningham, Orla Fitzgerald

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The Peacemaker is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best War Movies On Netflix Instant
The Peacemaker Nicole Kidman, George Clooney, Tamara Tunie - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The Warlords is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best War Movies On Netflix Instant
The Warlords Jet Li, Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro

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Saving General Yang is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best War Movies On Netflix Instant
Saving General Yang Raymond Lam, Ekin Cheng, Bryan Leung

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Killing Season is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best War Movies On Netflix Instant
Killing Season John Travolta, Robert De Niro, Milo Ventimiglia

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White Vengeance is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best War Movies On Netflix Instant
White Vengeance Liu Yifei, Anthony Wong, Andy On

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G.I. Joe: Retaliation is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best War Movies On Netflix Instant
G.I. Joe: Retaliation Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum

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Warriors of the Rainbow: Seedi... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best War Movies On Netflix Instant
Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale Vivian Hsu, Yuichi Kimura, Masanobu Ando

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Legendary Amazons is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best War Movies On Netflix Instant
Legendary Amazons Cecilia Cheung, Cheng Pei-pei, Yukari Oshima