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The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix

Updated July 9, 2020 1.8k votes 2.6k voters 214.9k views29 items

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.

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    The Siege of Jadotville is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
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    The Siege of Jadotville

    Jamie Dornan, Mark Strong

    Directed byRichie Smyth

    The Siege of Jadotville is a 2016 historical drama war film directed by Richie Smyth, based on... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Sand Castle is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
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    Sand Castle

    Nicholas Hoult, Henry Cavill

    Directed byFernando Coimbra

    Sand Castle is an American war drama film directed by Fernando Coimbra. The film centers on... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Defiance is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
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    Defiance

    Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber

    Released2008

    Directed byEdward Zwick

    Defiance is a 2008 WWII era film written, produced, and directed by Edward Zwick, and set... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    6 Days is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
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    6 Days

    Abbie Cornish, Mark Strong

    Directed byToa Fraser

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    Beasts of No Nation is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
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    Beasts of No Nation

    Idris Elba, Abraham Attah

    Released2015

    Directed byCary Fukunaga

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    Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osa is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
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    Released2012

    Directed byJohn Stockwell

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    War Machine is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
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    War Machine

    Brad Pitt, Anthony Michael Hall

    Released2017

    Directed byDavid Michôd

    War Machine is a 2017 American satirical war film directed by David Michôd, based on the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Operation Red Sea is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
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    Operation Red Sea

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    War Horse is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
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    War Horse

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston

    Released2011

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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    First They Killed My Father is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
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    First They Killed My Father

    Sreymoch Sareum, Kompheak Phoeung

    Directed byAngelina Jolie

    First They Killed My Father is a 2017 American biographical historical thriller film directed... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Triple Frontier is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
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    Triple Frontier

    Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac

    Released2019

    Directed byJ. C. Chandor

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    My Honor Was Loyalty is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
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    My Honor Was Loyalty

    Leone Frisa, Francesco Migliore

    Released2016

    Directed byAlessandro Pepe

    My Honor Was Loyalty is a 2016 Italian war drama film directed by Alessandro Pepe.amazon buy button
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    The Wolf's Call is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
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    The Wolf's Call

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    Kilo Two Bravo is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
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    Kilo Two Bravo

    David Elliot, Mark Stanley

    Released2014

    Directed byPaul Katis

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    Theo Who Lived is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
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    Theo Who Lived

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    Mission of Honor is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
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    Mission of Honor

    Iwan Rheon, Milo Gibson

    Released2019

    Directed byDavid Blair

    Mission of Honor (a.k.a Hurricane) is a 2019 British and Polish drama film directed by David... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The King is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
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    The King

    Timothée Chalamet, Joel Edgerton

    Released2019

    Directed byDavid Michôd

    The King is a 2019 biographical drama film directed by David Michôd, based on several plays... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Act of Valor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
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    Act of Valor

    Roselyn Sánchez, Ernie Reyes

    Released2012

    Directed byScott Waugh, Mike McCoy

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    Outlaw King is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
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    Outlaw King

    Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson

    Released2018

    Directed byDavid Mackenzie

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    The Photographer Of Mauthausen is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
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    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.

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    Spectral is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
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    Spectral

    James Badge Dale, Max Martini

    Directed byNic Mathieu

    Spectral is a 2016 American military science fiction film directed by Nic Mathieu. The sci-fi... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    American Warfighter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
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    American Warfighter

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    Mine is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
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    Mine

    Armie Hammer, Annabelle Wallis

    Directed byFabio Guaglione and Fabio Resinaro

    Mine is a 2016 psychological thriller film directed by Fabio Guaglione and Fabio Resinaro.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Paskal is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
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    Paskal

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    Jarhead is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
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    Jarhead

    Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx

    Released2005

    Directed bySam Mendes

    Jarhead is a 2005 biographical drama film based on U.S. Marine Anthony Swofford's 2003 memoir... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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