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The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix 

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Updated June 4, 2020 7.4k votes 2.5k voters 212.5k views 35 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
Jamie Dornan, Mark Strong, Mikael Persbrandt

Directed by: Richie Smyth

The Siege of Jadotville is a 2016 historical drama war film directed by Richie Smyth, based on Declan Power's book. Irish Commandant Pat Quinlan (Jamie Dornan) leads a stand off with troops ...more
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Inglourious Basterds is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

Released: 2009

Directed by: Eli Roth, Quentin Tarantino

Inglourious Basterds is a 2009 German-American war black comedy film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Laurent, Michael ...more

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Defiance is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Mia Wasikowska

Released: 2008

Directed by: Edward Zwick

Defiance is a 2008 WWII era film written, produced, and directed by Edward Zwick, and set during the occupation of Belarus by Nazi Germany. The film is an account of the Bielski partisans, a ...more

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Sand Castle is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
Sand Castle Nicholas Hoult, Henry Cavill, Logan Marshall-Green

Directed by: Fernando Coimbra

Sand Castle is an American war drama film directed by Fernando Coimbra. The film centers on Matt Ocre, a young rifleman in the United States Army, who is tasked with restoring water to a village ...more
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The Last Samurai is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
Tom Cruise, Billy Connolly, Timothy Spall

Released: 2003

Directed by: Edward Zwick

The Last Samurai is a 2003 American epic film directed and co-produced by Edward Zwick, who also co-wrote the screenplay with John Logan. The film stars Tom Cruise, who also co-produced, as well ...more

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6 Days is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
6 Days Abbie Cornish, Mark Strong, Jamie Bell

Directed by: Toa Fraser

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Beasts of No Nation is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
Idris Elba, Abraham Attah, Ama K. Abebrese

Released: 2015

Directed by: Cary Fukunaga

Beasts of No Nation is a 2015 American drama film directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. Recruited by a malicious Commandant (Idris Elba), a child soldier (Abraham Attah) is trained to fight in a West ...more

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Seal Team Six: The Raid ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
Kathleen Robertson, Xzibit, Anson Mount

Released: 2012

Directed by: John Stockwell

Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden is a 2012 television film chronicling the Abbottabad compound raid and killing of Osama bin Laden in 2011 by U.S. Navy SEALs. It first aired on the ...more

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War Machine is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
War Machine Brad Pitt, Anthony Michael Hall, Anthony Hayes

Released: 2017

Directed by: David Michôd

War Machine is a 2017 American satirical war film directed by David Michôd, based on the nonfiction book The Operators by Michael Hastings. An idiosyncratic general (Brad Pitt) confronts ...more

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Operation Red Sea is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
Operation Red Sea
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Triple Frontier is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Adria Arjona

Released: 2019

Directed by: J. C. Chandor

Triple Frontier is a 2019 American adventure crime-drama film directed by J. C. Chandor. Loyalties are tested when five friends reunite to take down a South American drug lord, unleashing a ...more
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War Horse is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
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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First They Killed My Fat... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
Sreymoch Sareum, Kompheak Phoeung, Socheata Sveng

Directed by: Angelina Jolie

First They Killed My Father is a 2017 American biographical historical thriller film directed by Angelina Jolie and written by Jolie and Cambodian-born American human-rights activist and ...more
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My Honor Was Loyalty is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
My Honor Was Loyalty Leone Frisa, Francesco Migliore, Paolo Vaccarino

Released: 2016

Directed by: Alessandro Pepe

My Honor Was Loyalty is a 2016 Italian war drama film directed by Alessandro Pepe.
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Kilo Two Bravo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
David Elliot, Mark Stanley, Scott Kyle

Released: 2014

Directed by: Paul Katis

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Outlaw King is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Florence Pugh

Released: 2018

Directed by: David Mackenzie

Outlaw King is a 2018 American-Scottish historical action drama directed by David Mackenzie. A David and Goliath story of how the 14th century Scottish "outlaw king" Robert the Bruce ...more

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The Wolf's Call is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
The Wolf's Call
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Theo Who Lived is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
Theo Who Lived
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The Patriot is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Logan Lerman

Released: 2000

Directed by: Roland Emmerich

The Patriot is a 2000 American epic historical fiction film directed by Roland Emmerich. Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) is driven to lead the his own group of men during the ...more

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The Boy in the Striped P... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
Asa Butterfield, Jack Scanlon, Vera Farmiga

Released: 2008

Directed by: Mark Herman

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (released as The Boy in the Striped Pajamas) is a 2008 British historical-drama film directed by Mark Heyman, based on the novel by John Boyne. During World War ...more

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The Photographer Of Maut... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
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) 22 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
James Badge Dale, Max Martini, Emily Mortimer

Directed by: Nic Mathieu

Spectral is a 2016 American military science fiction film directed by Nic Mathieu. The sci-fi thriller centers on a special-ops team that is dispatched to fight supernatural beings.
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Act of Valor is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
Roselyn Sánchez, Ernie Reyes, Jr.

Released: 2012

Directed by: Scott Waugh, Mike McCoy

Act of Valor is a 2011 action adventure thriller film written by Kurt Johnstad and directed by Mike McCoy and Scott Waugh.

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Mission of Honor is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
Iwan Rheon, Milo Gibson, Stefanie Martini

Released: 2019

Directed by: David Blair

Mission of Honor (a.k.a Hurricane) is a 2019 British and Polish drama film directed by David Blair. A group of brave pilots who fight in the skies over England in WW2, not just to keep Great ...more
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The King is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix
Timothée Chalamet, Joel Edgerton, Robert Pattinson

Released: 2019

Directed by: David Michôd

The King is a 2019 biographical drama film directed by David Michôd, based on several plays from Shakespeare's Henriad. Hal (Timothée Chalamet), a wayward prince, ascends the ...more