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The Best Movies With War in the Title 

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Updated July 22, 2020 883 votes 146 voters 15.6k views 109 items

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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 W... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

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

Released: 2018

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

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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War Horse is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, Emily Watson

Released: 2011

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

This film is a 2011 American drama film directed by Steven Spielberg based on British author Michael Morpurgo's 1982 children's novel of the same name. After his beloved horse is sold to the ...more

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H. G. Wells' War of the ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Gene Barry, Ann Robinson

Released: 1953

Directed by: Byron Haskin

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) 5 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title

Released: 1942

Directed by: Lowell Mellett

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) 6 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse

Released: 2013

Directed by: Marc Forster

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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War of the Worlds is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Channing Tatum

Released: 2005

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

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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The War Wagon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Sean Connery, John Wayne, Donald Sutherland

Released: 1967

Directed by: Burt Kennedy

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Lord of War is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Nicolas Cage, Jared Leto, Ethan Hawke

Released: 2005

Directed by: Andrew Niccol

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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The Private War of Major... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Charlton Heston, Sal Mineo, William Demarest

Released: 1955

Directed by: Jerry Hopper

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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Punisher: War Zone is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Julie Benz, Ray Stevenson, Dominic West

Released: 2008

Directed by: Lexi Alexander

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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H. G. Wells' The War of ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Susan Goforth, Jamie Lynn Sease, Darlene Sellers

Released: 2005

Directed by: Timothy Hines

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 War of the Roses is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas

Released: 1989

Directed by: Danny DeVito, Thomas Lofaro

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 Civil War is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Morgan Freeman, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi

Released: 1990

Directed by: Ken Burns

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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H. G. Wells' War of the ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
C. Thomas Howell, Peter Greene, Jake Busey

Released: 2005

Directed by: David Michael Latt

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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The Winter War is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Timo Torikka, Vesa Vierikko, Martti Suosalo

Released: 1989

Directed by: Pekka Parikka

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Suppose They Gave a War ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Paul Mccoy added Ernest Borgnine, Tony Curtis, Suzanne Pleshette

Released: 1970

Directed by: Hy Averback

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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Unconstitutional: The Wa... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title

Released: 2004

Directed by: Robert Greenwald, Nonny de la Peña

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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War for the Planet of th... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Hayden the Monster Man added War for the Planet of the Apes Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn

Directed by: Matt Reeves

This film is a 2017 science fiction film directed by Matt Reeves. Following the events of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014), Caesar (Andy Serkis) and the apes are embroiled in a conflict ...more

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Casualties of War is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Sean Penn, Michael J. Fox, John C. Reilly

Released: 1989

Directed by: Brian De Palma

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 Winds of War is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
The Winds of War
The Winds of War is Herman Wouk's second book about World War II, the first being The Caine Mutiny. Published in 1971, it was followed up seven years later by War and Remembrance; originally ...more

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War and Peace is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Anita Ekberg

Released: 1956

Directed by: King Vidor

This film is the first English-language film version of the novel by Leo Tolstoy. It is an American/Italian production, directed by King Vidor and produced by Dino De Laurentiis and Carlo Ponti. ...more
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The Winds of War is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Robert Mitchum, Ali MacGraw, Jan-Michael Vincent

Released: 1983

Directed by: Dan Curtis

The Winds of War is a 1983 miniseries that follows the book of the same name by Herman Wouk. Just as in the book, in addition to the lives of the Henry and Jastrow families, much time in the ...more
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Taegukgi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Jang Dong-gun, Won Bin, Lee Eun-ju

Released: 2004

Directed by: Kang Je-gyu

Taegukgi: The Brotherhood of War is a 2004 South Korean war film directed by Kang Je-gyu. When two brothers are forced to fight in the Korean War, the elder decides to take the riskiest missions ...more

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Tomorrow, When the War B... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
Phoebe Tonkin, Caitlin Stasey, Rachel Hurd-Wood

Released: 2010

Directed by: Stuart Beattie

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