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The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix

Updated November 12, 2020 1.6k votes 2.6k voters 216.8k views36 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 good navy and army 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 micro 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 drama 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 action war movies on Netflix? Do us a favor and give a vote up to the good war movies on Netflix, so that you can help steer others in the right direction.

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  • The Siege of Jadotville1
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    The Siege of Jadotville

    Jamie Dornan, Mark Strong

    Released2016

    Directed byRichie Smyth

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  • Sand Castle2
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    Sand Castle

    Nicholas Hoult, Henry Cavill

    Released2017

    Directed byFernando Coimbra

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  • Defiance3
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    Defiance

    Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber

    Released2008

    Directed byEdward Zwick

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  • Beasts of No Nation4
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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 Osama Bin Laden5
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    Released2012

    Directed byJohn Stockwell

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  • War Machine6
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    War Machine

    Brad Pitt, Anthony Michael Hall

    Released2017

    Directed byDavid Michôd

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  • Operation Red Sea7
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    Operation Red Sea

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  • War Horse8
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    War Horse

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston

    Released2011

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • Triple Frontier9
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    Triple Frontier

    Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac

    Released2019

    Directed byJ. C. Chandor

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  • First They Killed My Father10
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    First They Killed My Father

    Sreymoch Sareum, Kompheak Phoeung

    Directed byAngelina Jolie

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  • Free State of Jones11
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    Free State of Jones

    Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw

    Released2016

    Directed byGary Ross

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  • The Wolf's Call12
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    The Wolf's Call

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  • My Honor Was Loyalty13
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    My Honor Was Loyalty

    Leone Frisa, Francesco Migliore

    Released2016

    Directed byAlessandro Pepe

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  • Mission of Honor14
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    Mission of Honor

    Iwan Rheon, Milo Gibson

    Released2019

    Directed byDavid Blair

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  • Outlaw King15
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    Outlaw King

    Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson

    Released2018

    Directed byDavid Mackenzie

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  • The King16
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    The King

    Timothée Chalamet, Joel Edgerton

    Released2019

    Directed byDavid Michôd

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  • Spectral17
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    Spectral

    James Badge Dale, Max Martini

    Released2016

    Directed byNic Mathieu

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  • The Outpost18
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    The Outpost

    Orlando Bloom, Scott Eastwood

    Released2020

    Directed byRod Lurie

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  • Paskal19
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    Paskal

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  • Theo Who Lived20
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    Theo Who Lived

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  • A Bridge Too Far21
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    A Bridge Too Far

    Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins

    Released1977

    Directed byRichard Attenborough

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  • Mine22
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    Mine

    Armie Hammer, Annabelle Wallis

    Released2016

    Directed byFabio Guaglione and Fabio Resinaro

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  • Glory23
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    Glory

    Morgan Freeman, Denzel Washington

    Released1989

    Directed byEdward Zwick

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  • Da 5 Bloods24
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    Da 5 Bloods

    Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors

    Released2020

    Directed bySpike Lee

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  • The Old Guard25
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    The Old Guard

    Charlize Theron, Harry Melling

    Released2020

    Directed byGina Prince-Bythewood

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