The Best Iraq War Movies

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Movies must center around the Iraq War

The best Iraq War movies ever made with posters, ranked by film fans. Movies about Iraq war on this list take place in the early 2000s and usually feature American soldiers who are serving in Iraq--many are sad, some are funny, but all of them strike an emotional chord and are considered to be the best. Many of these Iraq war films depict the complexity of the international situation at the time. This Iraq War movies list can be sorted by cast, year, director, or more.

What are the best Iraq war movies? These are not the only movies about the Iraq war, but they are the best. The following list of Iraq War films is ordered by year of release and also contains Iraq War movie titles that may be clicked on for more information. You can start your own list by copying this Iraq War films list. These movies may go hand in hand with 911 movies.
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  • Generation Kill
    1
    Alexander Skarsgård, James Ransone, Lee Tergesen
    234 votes
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: Simon Jones and Susanna White
    A group of U.S. Marines is part of the first wave of the Iraq war.

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  • The Hurt Locker
    2
    Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty
    205 votes
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow
    Staff Sgt. William James (Jeremy Renner), Sgt. J.T. Sanborn (Anthony Mackie) and Specialist Owen Eldridge (Brian Geraghty) are members of a bomb-disposal unit in Baghdad. As their tour of duty enters ...more

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  • Green Zone
    3
    Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Brendan Gleeson
    142 votes
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Paul Greengrass
    Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller (Matt Damon) and his team of inspectors are on a mission in 2003 to find Iraq's reported stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction. Traveling from one dangerous site ...more

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  • Body of Lies
    4
    Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong
    87 votes
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: Ridley Scott
    CIA agent Roger Ferris (Leonardo DiCaprio) hatches a bold but dangerous plan to capture terrorist Al-Saleem. With the help of Ed Hoffman (Russell Crowe) who is a master of subterfuge, Ferris creates ...more

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  • Battle for Haditha
    5
    Elliot Ruiz, Matthew Knoll, Nathan DelaCruz
    80 votes
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: Nick Broomfield
    An account of the Haditha killings of 24 civilians.
  • Over There
    6
    32 votes
    A U.S. Army Unit is sent to Iraq for their first tour of duty.

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