film The Best War Movies of 2008  

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List of the best 2008 war movies, ranked by how many upvotes they've received by other fans of the genre. Traditionally, war movies have centered on conflicts like the Vietnam War and World War II. However as the years go on, more modern wars have been the focus of many films, including Iraq and Afghanistan. These are all the war movies that defined the year 2008, so vote for your favorites and help them rise to the top. This poll is also a great resource for finding new movies that you haven't already seen, especially since you can watch trailers for each film right on this page. To make sure this list is as accurate as possible, please don't downvote a movie if you haven't seen it.

List movies include Iron Man, The Hurt Locker and many additional movies as well. This isn't necessarily a list of all war movies from 2008, but it does contain all the ones worth watching.
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Waltz with Bashir Yehezkel Lazarov, Mickey Leon

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Valkyrie Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Izzard

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The Hurt Locker Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Renner

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Body of Lies Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong

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The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Vera Farmiga, Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis

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Defiance Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Mia Wasikowska

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Good Viggo Mortensen, Jason Isaacs, Mark Strong

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Three Kingdoms: Resurrection of the Dragon Maggie Q, Sammo Hung, Andy Lau

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Australia Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, David Wenham

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Admiral Anna Kovalchuk, Fedor Bondarchuk, Viktor Verzhbitsky

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Iron Man Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges

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Redbelt Tim Allen, Jennifer Grey, Chiwetel Ejiofor

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Meet the Spartans Carmen Electra, Method Man, Kevin Sorbo

The Best War Movies Ever

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English Strawberries Nina Divíšková, Viktor Preiss, Pavla Tomicová

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An Empress and the Warriors Donnie Yen, Kelly Chen, Leon Lai

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120 Cansel Elçin, Alican Yılmaz, Özge Özberk

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Tunnelrat Matthias Schoenaerts, Roman Knizka, Stefan Sattler

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Lange Flate Ballær 2 Don Johnson, Steve Bridges, Lisa Stokke

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The Children of Huang Shi Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Michelle Yeoh, Radha Mitchell

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The Wedding Song Lizzie Brocheré, Simon Abkarian, Hichem Rostom

The Best British Documentaries

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American Son Nick Cannon, Tom Sizemore, Melonie Diaz

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Winter in Wartime Jamie Campbell Bower, Tygo Gernandt, Yorick van Wageningen

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Will Not End Here Vojislav Brajović, Leon Lučev, Nada Sargin

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Johnny Mad Dog Sam Loco, Christophe Minie, Mohammed Kamara

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St. George Shoots the Dragon Milena Dravić, Lazar Ristovski, Dragan Nikolić

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Rambo Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Graham McTavish

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Miracle at St. Anna Kerry Washington, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Turturro

The Best G-Rated Family Movies

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Che: Part Two Matt Damon, Benicio del Toro, Rodrigo Santoro

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The Lucky Ones Rachel McAdams, Tim Robbins, Michael Peña

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Death in Love Morena Baccarin, Jacqueline Bissett, Josh Lucas

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Max Manus: Man of War Ron Donachie, Aksel Hennie, Kjersti Holmen

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Crossing the Line Danielle Souza, Calum Gittins, Ryan O'Kane

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The Edge of Love Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, Cillian Murphy

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Red Cliff Zhao Wei, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Takeshi Kaneshiro

The Scariest Movies Ever Made

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Sunny Soo Ae, Uhm Tae-woong, Jung Jin-young

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Passchendaele Caroline Dhavernas, Paul Gross, Landon Liboiron

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The Soviet Story Jon Strickland

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The Red Baron Lena Headey, Joseph Fiennes, Til Schweiger

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The Butterfly from Ural Jotaarkka Pennanen, Aliisa Pulkkinen

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Urduja Regine Velasquez, Michael V, Eddie Garcia

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A Woman in Berlin Nina Hoss, Juliane Köhler, Irm Hermann

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Flame & Citron Mads Mikkelsen, Lars Mikkelsen, Hanns Zischler

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Stop-Loss Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ryan Phillippe

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Tunnel Rats Nate Parker, Michael Paré, Wilson Bethel

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Arn - The Kingdom at Road's End Stellan Skarsgård, Joel Kinnaman, Bibi Andersson

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Adam Resurrected Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Derek Jacobi

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Standard Operating Procedure Josh Feinman, Shaun Russell, Alim Kouliev