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The Best Iraq War Movies

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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  • A group of U.S. Marines is part of the first wave of the Iraq war.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • A U.S. Army Unit is sent to Iraq for their first tour of duty.
  • A police detective (Charlize Theron) helps a retired Army sergeant (Tommy Lee Jones) search for his son, a soldier who went missing soon after returning from Iraq. Hank Deerfield, a Vietnam War ...more
  • His tour of duty in Iraq finally over, Staff Sgt. Brandon King (Ryan Phillippe) returns home to Brazos, Texas, ready to re-enter civilian life. Unexpectedly, the Army invokes a clause in Brandon's ...more
  • 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 to ...more
  • 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 İbrahim. The ...more
  • 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 for ...more
  • 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 story, ...more
  • American Soldiers is a 2005 film directed by Sidney J. Furie. A group of U.S. soldiers defy their country when they release mistreated prisoners.
  • A Line in the Sand is a 2004 TV movie written by Gerald Seymour and directed by James Hawes.
  • 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 in the ...more
  • Redacted
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    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
  • Stanley Phillips (John Cusack) receives the kind of news that every spouse of a soldier dreads: His wife, Grace, has been killed in Iraq. He has to find a way to break the news to his two young ...more
  • The Four Horsemen is a 2008 action war drama film directed by Sidney J. Furie. Four high school football stars enlist in the Marines to serve their country in Iraq. Unfortunately, they don't all ...more