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The Best War Movies Made in the 1990s

Updated July 8, 2019 1.3k votes 225 voters 18.1k views19 items

List RulesVote 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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    Gettysburg

    Martin Sheen, Tom Berenger

    Released1993

    Directed byRonald F. Maxwell

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    Braveheart

    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau

    Released1995

    Directed byMel Gibson

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    Stalingrad

    Thomas Kretschmann, Sylvester Groth

    Released1993

    Directed byJoseph Vilsmaier

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    The Last of the Mohicans

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe

    Released1992

    Directed byMichael Mann

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    The Thin Red Line

    George Clooney, John Travolta

    Released1998

    Directed byTerrence Malick

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  • Flight of the Intruder6
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    Flight of the Intruder

    Willem Dafoe, David Schwimmer

    Released1991

    Directed byJohn Milius

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    Courage Under Fire

    Meg Ryan, Matt Damon

    Released1996

    Directed byEdward Zwick

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    Schindler's List

    Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes

    Released1993

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Schindler's List is a 1993 American epic historical period drama, directed and co-produced by... more on Wikipedia
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    Memphis Belle

    John Lithgow, Sean Astin

    Released1990

    Directed byMichael Caton-Jones

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    Three Kings

    George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg

    Released1999

    Directed byDavid O. Russell

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    Air America

    Mel Gibson, Robert Downey Jr.

    Released1990

    Directed byRoger Spottiswoode

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    Seven Years in Tibet

    Brad Pitt, David Thewlis

    Released1997

    Directed byJean-Jacques Annaud

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    In the Army Now

    Brendan Fraser, Andy Dick

    Released1994

    Directed byDaniel Petrie

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    The English Patient

    Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes

    Released1996

    Directed byAnthony Minghella

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    Richard III

    Robert Downey Jr., Ian McKellen

    Released1995

    Directed byRichard Loncraine

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    Jacob's Ladder

    Macaulay Culkin, Tim Robbins

    Released1990

    Directed byAdrian Lyne

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    Saving Private Ryan

    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon

    Released1998

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • A Home Too Far18
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    A Home Too Far

    Andy Lau, Ku Feng

    Released1990

    Directed byChu Yen-ping

    A Home Too Far is a 1990 Taiwanese war drama film directed by Chu Yen-ping starring Andy Lau... more on Wikipedia
  • Border19
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    Border

    Sunil Shetty, Tabu

    Released1997

    Directed byJ. P. Dutta

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