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The Best War Movies Streaming On Netflix

Updated November 12, 2020 1.7k votes 2.6k voters 218.1k 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 Jadotville

    Jamie Dornan, Mark Strong

    Released2016

    Directed byRichie Smyth

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    Sand Castle

    Nicholas Hoult, Henry Cavill

    Released2017

    Directed byFernando Coimbra

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    Defiance

    Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber

    Released2008

    Directed byEdward Zwick

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    Beasts of No Nation

    Idris Elba, Abraham Attah

    Released2015

    Directed byCary Fukunaga

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    My Honor Was Loyalty

    Leone Frisa, Francesco Migliore

    Released2016

    Directed byAlessandro Pepe

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    Released2012

    Directed byJohn Stockwell

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    War Machine

    Brad Pitt, Anthony Michael Hall

    Released2017

    Directed byDavid Michôd

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    Operation Red Sea

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    The Wolf's Call

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    War Horse

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston

    Released2011

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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    Triple Frontier

    Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac

    Released2019

    Directed byJ. C. Chandor

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    First They Killed My Father

    Sreymoch Sareum, Kompheak Phoeung

    Released2017

    Directed byAngelina Jolie

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    Mission of Honor

    Iwan Rheon, Milo Gibson

    Released2019

    Directed byDavid Blair

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    The Outpost

    Orlando Bloom, Scott Eastwood

    Released2020

    Directed byRod Lurie

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    Free State of Jones

    Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw

    Released2016

    Directed byGary Ross

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    Outlaw King

    Chris Pine, Aaron Taylor-Johnson

    Released2018

    Directed byDavid Mackenzie

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    The King

    Timothée Chalamet, Joel Edgerton

    Released2019

    Directed byDavid Michôd

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    Theo Who Lived

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    Too Young the Hero

    Mary-Louise Parker, Ricky Schroder

    Released1988

    Directed byBuzz Kulik

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    Enemy at the Gates

    Rachel Weisz, Jude Law

    Released2001

    Directed byJean-Jacques Annaud

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    Paskal

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    Mine

    Armie Hammer, Annabelle Wallis

    Released2016

    Directed byFabio Guaglione and Fabio Resinaro

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    The Patriot

    Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger

    Released2000

    Directed byRoland Emmerich

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    Black Sea

    Jude Law, Ben Mendelsohn

    Released2014

    Directed byKevin Macdonald

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    Spectral

    James Badge Dale, Max Martini

    Released2016

    Directed byNic Mathieu