The Best Movies About the Gulf War

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Below is a list of every Gulf War movie made. You can sort this Gulf War movies list by cast, year, director, or more. This Gulf War films list can also be copied in order to create your own list. The following list of Gulf War films also includes Gulf War movie titles that you can click on for more information on Gulf War films. These aren't only war movies, they are specifically Gulf War movies. 

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Meg Ryan, Matt Damon, Denzel Washington
Courage Under Fire is a 1996 film directed by Edward Zwick, and starring Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Lou Diamond Phillips and Matt Damon.

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Sean Bean, Ian Curtis, Emma Chambers
Bravo Two Zero is a 1999 two hour television miniseries, based on the book of the same name by Andy McNab. The film covers real life events – from the perspective of Andy McNab, patrol commander ...more
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Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Keaton, Clark Gregg
Live from Baghdad is a television movie produced in 2002 by HBO. It was directed by Mick Jackson and written by Robert Wiener. The movie was released during the prelude stage of the Iraq War. ...more
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Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, John Krasinski
Jarhead is a 2005 biographical drama film based on U.S. Marine Anthony Swofford's 2003 memoir of the same name, directed by Sam Mendes, starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Swofford with Jamie Foxx, ...more

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Rob Lowe, Tracy Griffith, Gale Hansen
The Finest Hour is a 1991 war-drama film. The film stars Rob Lowe and Gale Hansen as Navy SEALs-in-training who become best friends. When a woman comes between them, however, it takes a war to ...more
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George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube
Three Kings is a 1999 satirical comedy film written and directed by David O. Russell from a story by John Ridley about a men taking gold that takes place during the 1991 Iraqi uprising against ...more

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Hardy Krüger, Michael Goodliffe, Alec McCowen
The One That Got Away is a 1957 Second World War film starring Hardy Krüger and featuring Michael Goodliffe, Jack Gwillim and Alec McCowen. The film was directed by Roy Ward Baker with a ...more
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Dawn of the World
Hiam Abbass, Hafsia Herzi
Dawn of the World is a feature film written and directed by the Iraqi-French film director Abbas Fahdel. Starring Venice Film Festival revelation Hafsia Herzi and Hiam Abbass, Dawn of the World ...more
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Jennifer Jason Leigh, Marg Helgenberger, Ted Danson
Thanks of a Grateful Nation is a 1998 television film.