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List Rules 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 Generation Kill is a British-American seven-part television miniseries produced for HBO, based on the 2004 book of the same name by Evan Wright about his experience as an embedded reporter with ...more

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The Hurt Locker is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Iraq War Movies
The Hurt Locker Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Renner The Hurt Locker is a 2008 American war film about a three-man Explosive Ordnance Disposal team during the Iraq War. The film was produced and directed by Kathryn Bigelow and the screenplay was ...more

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Green Zone Matt Damon, Brendan Gleeson, Jason Isaacs Green Zone is a 2010 British-French-American war thriller film directed by Paul Greengrass. The storyline was conceived from a screenplay written by Brian Helgeland, based on a 2006 non-fiction ...more

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Body of Lies Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong Body of Lies is a 2008 American action-spy film directed by Ridley Scott. Set in the Middle East, it follows the attempts of the CIA and Jordanian Intelligence to catch "al-Saleem", a ...more

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Battle for Haditha Yasmine Hanani, Elliot Ruiz, Nick Shakoour Iraqi insurgents bomb a convoy of US Marines, resulting in the death of their most popular officer. Enraged by this loss, his young Marine buddies carry out a brutal retaliation. Their violent ...more

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In the Valley of Elah Charlize Theron, James Franco, Susan Sarandon In the Valley of Elah is a 2007 film written and directed by Paul Haggis, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, and Susan Sarandon. The film’s title refers to the Biblical valley where the ...more

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Stop-Loss Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ryan Phillippe Stop-Loss is a 2008 American drama film directed by Kimberly Peirce and starring Ryan Phillippe, Channing Tatum, Abbie Cornish and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. It was distributed by Paramount Pictures ...more

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American Soldiers Eddie Della Siepe, James Gilbert, Zan Calabretta American Soldiers is a 2005 film directed by Sidney J. Furie.

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The Messenger Çetin Tekindor, Hümeyra, Cemal Hünal The Messenger is a 2007 Turkish drama film, written and directed by Çağan Irmak, which follows a man who travels from village to village to tell children stories about a messenger named ...more

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The Tiger and the Snow Tom Waits, Jean Reno, Roberto Benigni La tigre e la neve is a 2005 Italian movie starring and directed by Roberto Benigni. The film is a romantic comedy set in contemporary Rome and in occupied Baghdad during the Iraq War. The ...more

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The Mark of Cain Barry Sloane, Michael Byrne, Brendan Coyle The Mark of Cain is a British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award-winning British television film first broadcast in 2007 following three young men as they experience the extremity of war ...more

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Over There Over There is an American action / drama / war television series co-created by Steven Bochco and Chris Gerolmo and produced by 20th Century Fox Television. It premiered in the United States on ...more

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Valley of the Wolves: Iraq Gary Busey, Tito Ortiz, Billy Zane Valley of the Wolves: Iraq is a 2006 Turkish action film directed by Serdar Akar and starring Necati Şaşmaz, Billy Zane and Ghassan Massoud. The story concerns a Turkish commando team which goes ...more

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A Line in the Sand Ross Kemp, Kayvan Novak, Saskia Reeves A Line in the Sand is a 2004 TV movie written by Gerald Seymour and directed by James Hawes.

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Saving Jessica Lynch Michael Rooker, Laura Regan Saving Jessica Lynch is a 2003 American television film that aired on NBC and featured Canadian actress Laura Regan in the title role. The film begins with the ambush of Jessica Lynch's convoy ...more

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Redacted Don McKellar, Ohad Knoller, Abigail Savage Redacted is a 2007 American war film written and directed by Brian De Palma. It is a fictional dramatization, loosely based on the 2006 Mahmudiyah killings in Mahmoudiyah, Iraq, when U.S. Army ...more

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Grace Is Gone Marisa Tomei, John Cusack, Mary Kay Place Grace Is Gone is a 2007 drama film starring John Cusack as a father who cannot bring himself to tell his two daughters that their mother, a soldier in the American army, has just been killed on ...more

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The Four Horsemen Joanna Douglas, Eddie Della Siepe, Zan Calabretta The Four Horsemen is a 2008 action and drama film written by Greg Mellott and directed by Sidney J. Furie.