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The Best War Movies Made in the 1990s  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite war films that were released in the 1990s.

When it comes to the best '90s war movies, everyone has their favorite go-to. Saving Private Ryan is definitely one of the top most iconic '90's war movies of all time, but is it truly #1? The 90's had quite the blockbuster list of hits when it came to historical war movies, ranging from World War II to 14th Century Scotland. (Who could possibly forget Braveheart?!)

One of the biggest releases of 1998, Saving Private Ryan is often considered one of the greatest 1990's war movies. Directed by Steven Spielberg, the film follows a squad of men during the Battle of Normandy, led by Tom Hanks as Captain John H. Miller.

Schindler's List is a great war movie from the 90's that focuses less on the battlefield, and was also directed by Spielberg. The film went on to win seven Academy Awards, including best director and best picture.

So what's your top pick on this list of 90s war movies? Make your opinion count by upvoting your favorites.
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Martin Sheen, Tom Berenger, Sam Elliott
Gettysburg is a 1993 epic film written and directed by Ronald F. Maxwell, adapted from the novel The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara, about the Battle of Gettysburg. The film starred Tom ...more
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Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Brendan Gleeson
Braveheart is a 1995 epic historical medieval war drama film directed by and starring Mel Gibson. Gibson portrays William Wallace, a 13th-century Scottish warrior who led the Scots in the First ...more
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Thomas Kretschmann, Sylvester Groth, Dana Vávrová
Stalingrad is a 1993 war drama film directed by Joseph Vilsmaier. The movie follows a platoon of World War II German Army soldiers transferred to Russia, where they ultimately find themselves ...more
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Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Pete Postlethwaite
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial The Last of the Mohicans is a 1992 historical epic film set in 1757 and produced by Morgan Creek Pictures. It was directed by Michael Mann and based on James Fenimore Cooper's novel of the same ...more
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George Clooney, John Travolta, Sean Penn
The Thin Red Line is a 1998 American ensemble epic film written and directed by Terrence Malick. Based on the novel by James Jones, it tells a fictionalized version of the Battle of Mount ...more
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Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel
Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 American epic drama war film set during the Invasion of Normandy in World War II. Directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Robert Rodat, the film is notable for ...more
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Willem Dafoe, David Schwimmer, Danny Glover
Flight of the Intruder is a 1991 film directed by John Milius, based on the novel of the same name by former Grumman A-6 Intruder pilot Stephen Coonts. The film stars Danny Glover, Willem Dafoe ...more
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Meg Ryan, Matt Damon, Denzel Washington
Courage Under Fire is a 1996 film directed by Edward Zwick, and starring Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Lou Diamond Phillips and Matt Damon.
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George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube
Three Kings is a 1999 satirical comedy film written and directed by David O. Russell from a story by John Ridley about a men taking gold that takes place during the 1991 Iraqi uprising against ...more
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Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr., Nancy Travis
Air America is a 1990 American action comedy film directed by Roger Spottiswoode, starring Mel Gibson and Robert Downey Jr. as Air America pilots flying missions in Laos. When the protagonists ...more
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Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Ben Kingsley
Schindler's List is a 1993 American epic historical period drama, directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg and scripted by Steven Zaillian. It is based on the novel Schindler's Ark by Thomas ...more
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John Lithgow, Sean Astin, Harry Connick
Memphis Belle is a 1990 film directed by Michael Caton-Jones and written by Monte Merrick. The film featured an all-star cast with Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz and Harry Connick Jr. in leading ...more
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Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, B. D. Wong
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Seven Years in Tibet is a 1997 British-American biographical drama film based on the 1952 book of the same name written by Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer on his experiences in Tibet ...more
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Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes, Colin Firth
The English Patient is a 1996 romantic drama directed by Anthony Minghella from his own script based on the novel of the same name by Michael Ondaatje and produced by Saul Zaentz. The film was ...more
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Robert Downey Jr., Ian McKellen, Annette Bening
Richard III is a 1995 drama film adapted from William Shakespeare's play of the same name, starring Ian McKellen, Annette Bening, Jim Broadbent, Robert Downey Jr., Nigel Hawthorne, Kristin Scott ...more
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Brendan Fraser, Andy Dick, Pauly Shore
In the Army Now is a 1994 American comedy film directed by Daniel Petrie, Jr. and starring Pauly Shore, Andy Dick, David Alan Grier, Esai Morales, and Lori Petty. The film earned $28,881,266 USD ...more
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Macaulay Culkin, Tim Robbins, Jason Alexander
Jacob's Ladder is a 1990 American psychological horror film directed by Adrian Lyne, written and produced by Bruce Joel Rubin and starring Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña and Danny Aiello. ...more
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Sunil Shetty, Tabu, Sunny Deol
Border is a 1997 blockbuster Bollywood film. J. P. Dutta directed and produced this epic which stars Sunny Deol, Sunil Shetty, Akshaye Khanna, Jackie Shroff, Tabu, Pooja Bhatt, Puneet Issar, ...more
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Andy Lau, Ku Feng, Siqin Gaowa
A Home Too Far is a 1990 Taiwanese war drama film directed by Chu Yen-ping starring Andy Lau and Tou Chung-hua. It is based on a novel by Bo Yang, which is based on the true story of Republic of ...more