2000s The Best 2000s War Movies  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite war films that were released between 2000-2010.

What are the best '00s war movies? The decade has examples from ancient history (300, Troy) as well as depictions of more contemporary conflicts (Jarhead, Hurt Locker). The top combat films of the 2000s include some modern classics from brilliant directors, such as Quentin Tarantino, Kathryn Bigelow, Michael Bay, and many more. 

There are many great '00s war movies to consider. Flags of our Fathers tells the story of the battle of Iwo Jima from the American perspective, while Letters from Iwo Jima tells the story from the Japanese side. Clint Eastwood directed both films, offering unique perspectives from both sides that fought. Also of interest among the top ’00s war movies is The Pianist, set during WWII, The Patriot, which takes place during the Revolution), and Tigerland, set in Vietnam. 

Vote up the best war movies from the '00s, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section. 

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We Were Soldiers Mel Gibson, Lyndon B. Johnson, Jon Hamm

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The Patriot Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Logan Lerman - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Enemy at the Gates Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Ed Harris

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300 Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender, Lena Headey

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Troy Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Rose Byrne

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Behind Enemy Lines Owen Wilson, Gene Hackman, Gabriel Macht

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Flags of Our Fathers Paul Walker, Ryan Phillippe, Jamie Bell

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Jarhead Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, John Krasinski

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Letters from Iwo Jima Ken Watanabe, Ryan Kelley, Kazunari Ninomiya

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U-571 Matthew McConaughey, Jon Bon Jovi, Bill Paxton

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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Joseph Morgan

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The Last Samurai Tom Cruise, Billy Connolly, Timothy Spall

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The Pianist Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Emilia Fox

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Hotel Rwanda Nick Nolte, Joaquin Phoenix, Don Cheadle

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The Hurt Locker Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Renner

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Valkyrie Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Izzard

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Rules of Engagement Samuel L. Jackson, Tommy Lee Jones, Ben Kingsley

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The Lord of the Rings: The Fel... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2000s War Movies
Tom Islava added The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

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The Lord of the Rings: The Two... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2000s War Movies
Tom Islava added The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

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The Lord of the Rings: The Ret... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2000s War Movies
Tom Islava added The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler

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Windtalkers Nicolas Cage, Mark Ruffalo, Christian Slater

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Pearl Harbor Kate Beckinsale, Jennifer Garner, Ben Affleck - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Tigerland Colin Farrell, Michael Shannon, Cole Hauser

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Atonement Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch, Saoirse Ronan

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Syriana George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet

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No Man's Land Simon Callow, Rene Bitorajac, Katrin Cartlidge

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The Warlords Jet Li, Andy Lau, Takeshi Kaneshiro

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Enigma Kate Winslet, Mick Jagger, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Downfall Alexandra Lara, Bruno Ganz, Thomas Kretschmann

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Rescue Dawn Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies

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The Hunt for Eagle One Rutger Hauer, Mark Dacascos, Zach McGowan

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Mulan: Rise of a Warrior Zhao Wei, Vitas, Jaycee Chan

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Days of Glory Mélanie Laurent, Jamel Debbouze, Roschdy Zem

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Captain Corelli's Mandolin Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, Christian Bale

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Before the Fall Justus von Dohnányi, Tom Schilling, Gerald Alexander Held

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Good Viggo Mortensen, Jason Isaacs, Mark Strong

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Joint Security Area Lee Young-ae, Lee Byung-hun, Song Kang-Ho

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Cold Mountain Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman, Jude Law

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A Very Long Engagement Jodie Foster, Marion Cotillard, Audrey Tautou