Film The Best Movies With War in the Title  

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Have you ever noticed how many movies there are with war in the name? This list ranks the best movies with war in the title, regardless of genre or rating. What is your favorite movie with war in the name? This is kind of an odd way to categorize movies, but that's also why it's so fun! There are probably one or two movies with war in the title that you instantly think of, but you might be surprised how many others there are too as you scroll through this list.

This ranked poll of films with war in the title includes movies like War of the Worlds, World War Z, and The War of the Roses. Don't forget that this list is interactive, meaning you can vote the film names up or down depending on much you liked each movie that has the word war in it.
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Captain America: Civil War is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson Captain America: Civil War is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, based on the Marvel Comics character. Political interference in the Avengers' activities causes a ...more

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Avengers: Infinity War is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Torn apart after the events of Captain America: Civil War, the Avengers join forces with the Guardians ...more

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Avengers: Endgame is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Robert Downey Jr, Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo Avengers: Endgame is a 2019 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team, and the sequel to Avengers: Infinity War. After Thanos (Josh ...more

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Lord of War is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Nicolas Cage, Jared Leto, Ethan Hawke This film is a 2005 film written, produced and directed by Andrew Niccol and co-produced by and starring Nicolas Cage. It was released in the United States on September 16, 2005, with the DVD ...more

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War Horse is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, Emily Watson This film is a 2011 American drama film directed by Steven Spielberg. It is an adaptation of British author Michael Morpurgo's 1982 children's novel of the same name set before and during the ...more

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H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum This film is a 1953 American Technicolor science fiction film from Paramount Pictures, produced by George Pal, directed by Byron Haskin, and starring Gene Barry and Ann Robinson. The film is a ...more

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The World at War is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
The World at War is a 1942 documentary film produced by the Office of War Information. One of the earliest long length films made by the government during the war, it attempted to explain the ...more

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World War Z is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse This film is a 2013 American apocalyptic action horror film directed by Marc Forster. The screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Drew Goddard, and Damon Lindelof is from a screen story by ...more

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Punisher: War Zone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Julie Benz, Ray Stevenson, Dominic West This film is a 2008 comic book action film featuring the Marvel Comics character The Punisher, directed by Lexi Alexander. It is the third feature film adaptation of The Punisher and is the ...more

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Unconstitutional: The War on O... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Unconstitutional: The War on Our Civil Liberties is an American 2004 political documentary about the legal problems with the PATRIOT Act. It posits that the law, hastily passed in the wake of ...more

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The Private War of Major Benso... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Charlton Heston, Sal Mineo, William Demarest The Private War of Major Benson is 1955 comedy film starring Charlton Heston, Julie Adams, Sal Mineo and Tim Hovey, about a tough-talking U.S. Army Officer who must shape up the JROTC program at ...more

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Gitmo – The New Rules of War is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Gitmo: The new rules of war is a Swedish documentary about the Guantanamo Bay detention camp by Erik Gandini and Tarik Saleh. The film features interviews with Janis Karpinski, Mehdi Ghezali and ...more

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Charlie Wilson's War is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, Tom Hanks Charlie Wilson's War is a 2007 American biographical comedy-drama film, recounting the true story of U.S. Congressman Charlie Wilson who partnered with CIA operative Gust Avrakotos to launch ...more

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The Winter War is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Timo Torikka, Vesa Vierikko, Martti Suosalo Talvisota is a 1989 film directed by Pekka Parikka.

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The War of the Gargantuas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Takashi Shimura, Russ Tamblyn, Akihiko Hirata The War of the Gargantuas, released in Japan as Frankenstein's Monsters: Sanda versus Gaira, is a 1966 science fiction kaiju film. The film was co-produced between the Japanese company Toho, and ...more

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The War of the Roses is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas This film is a 1989 American black comedy film based upon the 1981 novel of the same name by Warren Adler. The film follows a wealthy couple with a seemingly perfect marriage. When their ...more

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The Dogs of War is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Christopher Walken, Tom Berenger, Jim Broadbent The Dogs of War is a 1980 war film based upon the 1974 novel of the same name by Frederick Forsyth, directed by John Irvin. It stars Christopher Walken and Tom Berenger as part of a small, ...more

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The War Wagon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Sean Connery, John Wayne, Donald Sutherland The War Wagon is a 1967 Western film starring John Wayne and Kirk Douglas, released by Universal Pictures, directed by Burt Kennedy, produced by Marvin Schwartz and adapted by Clair Huffaker ...more

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World War III is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Rock Hudson World War III is a miniseries that aired on the NBC network television in January 1982.

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The Civil War is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Morgan Freeman, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi The Civil War is a documentary film created by Ken Burns about the American Civil War. It was first broadcast on PBS on five consecutive nights from September 23 to 27, 1990. Approximately 40 ...more

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War of the Worlds is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum War of the Worlds is a 2005 American epic science fiction disaster film and a loose adaptation of H. G. Wells's novel The War of the Worlds, directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Josh ...more

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War Dogs is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
comicspies1 added War Dogs is 1943 World War II cartoon directed by William Hanna and Joseph Barbera and released with the movie Best Foot Forward by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Its main theme is war dogs training that ...more

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War and Pieces is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
comicspies1 added Paul Julian War and Pieces is a 1964 Warner Bros. Looney Tunes theatrical animated short. It was directed by Chuck Jones, and features Wile E. Coyote and The Road Runner. It was the last Warner Bros. ...more

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Tomorrow, When the War Began is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Phoebe Tonkin, Caitlin Stasey, Rachel Hurd-Wood Tomorrow, When the War Began is a 2010 Australian drama film written and directed by Stuart Beattie and based on the novel of the same name by John Marsden. The film was produced by Andrew Mason ...more

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Casualties of War is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Sean Penn, Michael J. Fox, John C. Reilly This film is a 1989 drama film directed by Brian De Palma, with a screenplay by David Rabe, based on the actual events of the incident on Hill 192 in 1966 during Vietnam. It stars Michael J. Fox ...more

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The Invisible War is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
The Invisible War is a 2012 documentary film written and directed by Kirby Dick.

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The War at Home is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Carla Gugino, Kathy Bates, Martin Sheen The War at Home is a 1996 motion picture starring Emilio Estevez, Kathy Bates, and Martin Sheen. Estevez also directed the film as well as served as a co-producer.

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5 Days of War is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Heather Graham, Val Kilmer, Emmanuelle Chriqui 5 Days of War is a 2011 action film by Finnish director Renny Harlin. The story is about the Russo-Georgian War over the Russian-backed breakaway republic of South Ossetia in Georgia, including ...more

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War is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Jason Statham, Nadine Velazquez, Jet Li War is a 2007 American action film directed by Philip G. Atwell in his directorial debut and featuring fight choreography by Corey Yuen. The film stars Jet Li and Jason Statham. The film was ...more

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H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
C. Thomas Howell, Peter Greene, Jake Busey H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds is a science fiction horror mockbuster by The Asylum. It is one of three 2005 film adaptations of H. G. Wells' 1898 science fiction novel The War of the Worlds. ...more

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War Party is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Antonio Te Maioha, Reweti Te Mete, Fred Te Kani Dargaville Koro War Party is a 2007 short drama film written and directed by Tearepa Kahi.

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The Milagro Beanfield War is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Christopher Walken, Melanie Griffith, Sônia Braga The Milagro Beanfield War is a 1988 American drama film based on the John Nichols novel of the same name, the first book in a trilogy. It was directed by Robert Redford and the screenplay was ...more

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Dogs of War is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Harold Lloyd, Ernie Morrison, Allen Hoskins Dogs of War! is a 1923 silent short subject, the fourteenth entry in Hal Roach's Our Gang series. Directed by Robert F. McGowan, the two-reel short was released to theaters in July 1923 by ...more

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The Secret War of Harry Frigg is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Paul Newman, Sylva Koscina The Secret War of Harry Frigg is a 1968 comedy film set in World War II. It was directed by Jack Smight and starred Paul Newman.

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H. G. Wells' The War of the Wo... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Susan Goforth, Jamie Lynn Sease, Darlene Sellers H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds is one of three film adaptations released in 2005 of H. G. Wells' classic novel of the same name, about a Martian invasion of Earth. This version, noted for its ...more

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The Great War is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Alberto Sordi, Silvana Mangano, Vittorio Gassman The Great War is a 1959 Italian film directed by Mario Monicelli. It tells the story of an odd couple of army buddies in World War I; the movie, while played on a comedic register, does not hide ...more

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War of the Buttons is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Liam Cunningham, Colm Meaney, Frank Grimes War of the Buttons is a 1994 Irish drama adventure film directed by John Roberts. It was written by Collin Welland and based on the French novel La Guerre des boutons, by Louis Pergaud. The ...more

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Suppose They Gave a War and No... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Paul Mccoy added Ernest Borgnine, Tony Curtis, Suzanne Pleshette Suppose They Gave A War and Nobody Came is a 1970 feature film. The plot is a mixture of comic and dramatic elements and concerns the reactions of a number of World War II veterans to the ...more

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War of the Worlds: Goliath is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Adam Baldwin, Mark Sheppard, Adrian Paul War of the Worlds: Goliath is a 2012 Malaysian animated science fiction film directed by Joe Pearson that was released in 15 November 2012 in Malaysia. The film is voiced by actors Peter ...more

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This Means War is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy, Laura Vandervoort This film is a 2012 American romantic comedy spy film directed by McG. The film stars Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, and Tom Hardy as victims of a love triangle in which two CIA agents who are ...more

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War of the Colossal Beast is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Frank Jenks, Sally Fraser, Dean Parkin War of the Colossal Beast is a 1958 black-and-white science fiction film, directed by Bert I. Gordon, produced by Carmel Productions and distributed by American International Pictures. It ...more

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Tokyo: The Last War is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Tetsurō Tamba, Kyusaku Shimada, Masaya Kato Tokyo: The Last War is a tokusatsu dark fantasy/historical fiction film directed by Takashige Ichise and distributed by Toho Studios. It is an adaptation of the eleventh book of the Teito ...more

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WWII in HD: The Air War is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Elijah Wood, Sean Astin, Casey Affleck WWII in HD: The Air War is a 2010 documentary history war film directed by Sammy Jackson and written by Bruce Kennedy, Alec Michod and Liz Reph.

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A Time Out of War is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Corey Allen, Barry Atwater A Time Out of War is a 1954 American short war film directed by Denis Sanders. It won an Academy Award in 1955 for Best Short Subject, first prize at the Venice Film Festival Live Action Short ...more

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Merlin and the War of the Drag... is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Jürgen Prochnow, Iona Thonger, Joseph Stacey Merlin and the War of the Dragons is a 2008 fantasy film produced by The Asylum, based loosely on the legends of King Arthur. It was filmed entirely on location in Wales.

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Smiling in a War Zone is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Smiling in a War Zone is a partly documentary film by artist Simone Aaberg Kærn about flying from Denmark to Afghanistan to help a young Afghani girl becoming a pilot. It was filmed in ...more

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The War Boys is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Peter Gallagher, Brian J. Smith, Benjamin Walker The War Boys is a 2009 American independent drama film directed by Ronald Daniels. Its screenplay was written by Naomi Wallace and Bruce McLeod, based on the play of the same name by Naomi ...more

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Dirty War is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Koel Purie, Ewan Stewart, Tony Dolan Dirty War is a 2004 BBC, in association with HBO Films, made-for-TV movie thriller/drama about a terrorist attack on Central London, written by Lizzie Mickery and Daniel Percival. It was ...more

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Storm War is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Jason London, Erin Cahill Weather Wars is a 2011 sci-fi disaster film by Todor Chapkanov starring Jason London, Wes Brown and Erin Cahill.

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Left Behind: World at War is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Kirk Cameron, Louis Gossett, Jr. Left Behind: World at War is a Christian apocalyptic/thriller film and the third in the series of films based on the Left Behind book series. It was produced by Cloud Ten Pictures. The film ...more