Do you love the smell of napalm in the morning? Here are the best war movies on Netflix, ranked by other movie lovers on Ranker. The Netflix war movies on this list include movies about World War II, Vietnam, Iraq, and more. Netflix has a ton of great contemporary military movies, but there are also war movies streaming on Netflix that take place even further in the past.
For whatever reason Netflix makes it difficult to search genres on their streaming service, so use this list of good war and military movies on Netflix to find some recommendations. These movies have been voted on by other fans of war films, so you can trust that the movies at the top of the list are your best bet if you haven't already seen them. Have you seen most of these war movies on Netflix? Do us a favor and give a thumbs up or down to each movie you've seen, so that you can help steer others in the right direction.
Directed by: Richie SmythThe Siege of Jadotville is a 2016 historical drama war film directed by Richie Smyth, based on... more on Wikipedia
Sand CastleNicholas Hoult, Henry Cavill
Directed by: Fernando CoimbraSand Castle is an American war drama film directed by Fernando Coimbra. The film centers on... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Edward ZwickDefiance is a 2008 WWII era film written, produced, and directed by Edward Zwick, and set... more on Wikipedia
6 DaysAbbie Cornish, Mark Strong
Directed by: Toa Fraser
Directed by: Cary FukunagaBeasts of No Nation is a 2015 American drama film directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. Recruited by... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: John StockwellSeal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden is a 2012 television film chronicling the... more on Wikipedia
War MachineBrad Pitt, Anthony Michael Hall
Directed by: David MichôdWar Machine is a 2017 American satirical war film directed by David Michôd, based on the... more on Wikipedia
Operation Red Sea
Directed by: Steven SpielbergThis film is a 2011 American drama film directed by Steven Spielberg based on British author... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Angelina JolieFirst They Killed My Father is a 2017 American biographical historical thriller film directed... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: J. C. ChandorTriple Frontier is a 2019 American adventure crime-drama film directed by J. C. Chandor.... more on Wikipedia
My Honor Was LoyaltyLeone Frisa, Francesco Migliore
Directed by: Alessandro PepeMy Honor Was Loyalty is a 2016 Italian war drama film directed by Alessandro Pepe.
The Wolf's Call
Directed by: Paul Katis
Theo Who Lived
Directed by: David BlairMission of Honor (a.k.a Hurricane) is a 2019 British and Polish drama film directed by David... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: David MichôdThe King is a 2019 biographical drama film directed by David Michôd, based on several plays... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Scott Waugh, Mike McCoyAct of Valor is a 2011 action adventure thriller film written by Kurt Johnstad and directed by... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: David MackenzieOutlaw King is a 2018 American-Scottish historical action drama directed by David Mackenzie. A... more on Wikipedia
The Photographer Of Mauthausen
The Photographer of Mauthausen is a 2018 Spanish film directed by Mar Targarona. A Catalán prisoner at a Nazi concentration camp uses his office job to steal photo negatives of the atrocities commited there.
Directed by: Nic MathieuSpectral is a 2016 American military science fiction film directed by Nic Mathieu. The sci-fi... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Fabio Guaglione and Fabio ResinaroMine is a 2016 psychological thriller film directed by Fabio Guaglione and Fabio Resinaro.... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Sam MendesJarhead is a 2005 biographical drama film based on U.S. Marine Anthony Swofford's 2003 memoir... more on Wikipedia