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The Best Movies With War in the Title

Updated July 22, 2020 1.7k votes 151 voters 16.1k 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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  • 1
    Lord of War is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
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    Lord of War

    Nicolas Cage, Jared Leto

    Released2005

    Directed byAndrew Niccol

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    Avengers: Infinity War is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
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    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 on Wikipedia

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    Captain America: Civil War is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
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    Captain America: Civil War

    Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr.

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

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

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    The World at War is listed (or ranked) 4 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... more on Wikipedia

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    The Private War of Major Benso is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
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    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 on Wikipedia
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    H. G. Wells' The War of the Wo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
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    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 on Wikipedia

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    The War Wagon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
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    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 on Wikipedia

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    Punisher: War Zone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
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    Punisher: War Zone

    Julie Benz, Ray Stevenson

    Released2008

    Directed byLexi Alexander

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    The Civil War is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
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    The Civil War

    Morgan Freeman, Jeremy Irons

    Released1990

    Directed byKen Burns

    The Civil War is a documentary film created by Ken Burns about the American Civil War. It was... more on Wikipedia
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    War of the Worlds is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
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    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 on Wikipedia
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    H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
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    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 on Wikipedia
  • 12
    World War Z is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
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    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 on Wikipedia
  • 13
    The Winter War is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
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    The Winter War

    Timo Torikka, Vesa Vierikko

    Released1989

    Directed byPekka Parikka

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  • 14
    Suppose They Gave a War and No is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
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    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 on Wikipedia
  • 15
    War Horse is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
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    War Horse

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston

    Released2011

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • 16
    Unconstitutional: The War on O is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
    Unconstitutional: The War on Our Civil Liberties is an American 2004 political documentary... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Left Behind: World at War is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
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    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 on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Casualties of War is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
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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 on Wikipedia

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    Murphy's War is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
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    Murphy's War

    Peter O'Toole, Philippe Noiret

    Released1971

    Directed byPeter Yates

    Murphy's War is a 1971 war film starring Peter O'Toole. It was directed by Peter Yates and,... more on Wikipedia
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    H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
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    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 on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Tomorrow, When the War Began is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
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    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 on Wikipedia
  • 22
    Taegukgi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
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    Taegukgi

    Jang Dong-gun, Won Bin

    Released2004

    Directed byKang Je-gyu

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    The Dogs of War is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
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    The Dogs of War

    Christopher Walken, Tom Berenger

    Released1981

    Directed byJohn Irvin

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    This Means War is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
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    This Means War

    Reese Witherspoon, Tom Hardy

    Released2012

    Directed byJoseph McGinty Nichol

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    Charlie Wilson's War is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies With War in the Title
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    Charlie Wilson's War

    Julia Roberts, Amy Adams

    Released2007

    Directed byMike Nichols

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