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The Best Movies With War in the Title

Updated July 22, 2020 1.6k votes 156 voters 17.0k views109 items

List RulesVote up your favorite movie with war in the name.

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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  • Lord of War1
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    20

    Lord of War

    Nicolas Cage, Jared Leto

    Released2005

    Directed byAndrew Niccol

    This film is a 2005 film written, produced and directed by Andrew Niccol and co-produced by...  more

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  • Avengers: Infinity War2
    29
    15

    Avengers: Infinity War

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth

    Released2018

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

    Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo....  more

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  • Captain America: Civil War3
    31
    19

    Captain America: Civil War

    Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr.

    Released2016

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

    Captain America: Civil War is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe...  more

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  • The World at War4
    The World at War is a 1942 documentary film produced by the Office of War Information. One of...  more
  • The Private War of Major Benson5
    12
    5

    The Private War of Major Benson

    Charlton Heston, Sal Mineo

    Released1955

    Directed byJerry Hopper

    The Private War of Major Benson is 1955 comedy film starring Charlton Heston, Julie Adams, Sal...  more
  • H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds6
    10
    4

    H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds

    Susan Goforth, Jamie Lynn Sease

    Released2005

    Directed byTimothy Hines

    H.G. Wells' The War of the Worlds is one of three film adaptations released in 2005 of H. G....  more
  • H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds7
    10
    4

    H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds

    C. Thomas Howell, Peter Greene

    Released2005

    Directed byDavid Michael Latt

    H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds is a science fiction horror mockbuster by The Asylum. It is one...  more
  • The War Wagon8
    10
    6

    The War Wagon

    Sean Connery, John Wayne

    Released1967

    Directed byBurt Kennedy

    This film is a 1967 Western film starring John Wayne and Kirk Douglas, released by Universal...  more

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  • Punisher: War Zone9
    25
    26

    Punisher: War Zone

    Julie Benz, Ray Stevenson

    Released2008

    Directed byLexi Alexander

    This film is a 2008 comic book action film featuring the Marvel Comics character The Punisher,...  more

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  • World War Z10
    14
    14

    World War Z

    Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox

    Released2013

    Directed byMarc Forster

    This film is a 2013 American apocalyptic action horror film directed by Marc Forster. The...  more

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  • War of the Worlds11
    19
    21

    War of the Worlds

    Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman

    Released2005

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    War of the Worlds is a 2005 American epic science fiction disaster film and a loose adaptation...  more

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  • War Horse12
    23
    29

    War Horse

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston

    Released2011

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    War Horse is a 2011 American war drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the book by...  more
  • The Winter War13
    16
    19

    The Winter War

    Timo Torikka, Vesa Vierikko

    Released1989

    Directed byPekka Parikka

    Talvisota is a 1989 film directed by Pekka Parikka....  more
  • Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came14
    7
    7

    Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came

    Ernest Borgnine, Tony Curtis

    Released1970

    Directed byHy Averback

    Suppose They Gave A War and Nobody Came is a 1970 feature film. The plot is a mixture of comic...  more
  • Left Behind: World at War15
    5
    4

    Left Behind: World at War

    Kirk Cameron, Louis Gossett

    Released2005

    Directed byCraig R. Baxley

    Left Behind: World at War is a Christian apocalyptic/thriller film and the third in the series...  more
  • Unconstitutional: The War on Our Civil Liberties16
    Unconstitutional: The War on Our Civil Liberties is an American 2004 political documentary...  more
  • Casualties of War17
    16
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    Casualties of War

    Sean Penn, Michael J. Fox

    Released1989

    Directed byBrian De Palma

    This film is a 1989 drama film directed by Brian De Palma, with a screenplay by David Rabe,...  more

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  • Charlie Wilson's War18
    19
    26

    Charlie Wilson's War

    Julia Roberts, Amy Adams

    Released2007

    Directed byMike Nichols

    Charlie Wilson's War is a 2007 American biographical comedy-drama film, recounting the true...  more

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  • Taegukgi19
    14
    19

    Taegukgi

    Jang Dong-gun, Won Bin

    Released2004

    Directed byKang Je-gyu

    Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of War is a 2004 South Korean war film directed by Kang Je-gyu. When...  more

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  • Tomorrow, When the War Began20
    13
    19

    Tomorrow, When the War Began

    Phoebe Tonkin, Caitlin Stasey

    Released2010

    Directed byStuart Beattie

    Tomorrow, When the War Began is a 2010 Australian drama film written and directed by Stuart...  more
  • This Means War21
    18
    25

    This Means War

    Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy

    Released2012

    Directed byJoseph McGinty Nichol

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  • The Dogs of War22
    6
    9

    The Dogs of War

    Christopher Walken, Tom Berenger

    Released1981

    Directed byJohn Irvin

    The Dogs of War is a 1980 war film based upon the 1974 novel of the same name by Frederick...  more
  • H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds23
    17
    26

    H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds

    Gene Barry, Ann Robinson

    Released1953

    Directed byByron Haskin

    This film is a 1953 American Technicolor science fiction film from Paramount Pictures,...  more

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  • The War of the Gargantuas24
    11
    16

    The War of the Gargantuas

    Takashi Shimura, Russ Tamblyn

    Released1966

    Directed byIshirō Honda

    This film, released in Japan as Frankenstein's Monsters: Sanda versus Gaira, is a 1966 science...  more
  • War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave25
    3
    5

    War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave

    Sanaa Lathan, C. Thomas Howell

    Released2008

    Directed byC. Thomas Howell

    War of the Worlds 2: The Next Wave is a 2008 direct-to-DVD science fiction film starring and...  more