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The Best War Movies Streaming on Hulu 

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Updated June 25, 2020 1.5k votes 904 voters 68.8k views 13 items

Despite the heavy subject matter, war movies are a wildly entertaining genre, allowing us to recount history's tales of heroes and monsters. The best war movies streaming on Hulu are gripping, intelligent, and sometimes even triumphant.  

Have you ever imagined what it would have been like if Germany had won World War II? Thanks to Alan Turing and England's cracking of Enigma, the secret Nazi code in which Germany communicated all their attack plans, we'll never have to know. Whether you're a fan of World War II, Vietnam, or just military and war in general, you'll find a great list of war movies here on Hulu. Such titles include Tunnel Rats, Saints and Soldiers, and Allied, among plenty of others. 

Vote up the best war movies streaming on Hulu below and feel free to add any others that may be missing from the list.

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The Way Back is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming on Hulu
Colin Farrell, Saoirse Ronan, Ed Harris

Released: 2010

Directed by: Peter Weir

The Way Back is a 2010 epic drama film directed by Peter Weir, from a screenplay by Weir and Keith Clarke. The film is inspired by The Long Walk, the memoir by former Polish POW Sławomir Rawicz, ...more

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Das Boot is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming on Hulu
Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Uwe Ochsenknecht

Released: 1981

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

Das Boot is a 1981 German epic film written and directed by Wolfgang Petersen, produced by Günter Rohrbach, and starring Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, and Klaus Wennemann. ...more

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The Messenger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming on Hulu
Steve Buscemi, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone

Released: 2009

Directed by: Oren Moverman

The Messenger is a 2009 drama film starring Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson, Steve Buscemi, Jena Malone, and Samantha Morton. It is the directorial debut of Oren Moverman, who also wrote the ...more
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Grave of the Fireflies ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming on Hulu
Yoshiko Shinohara, Akemi Yamaguchi, Ayano Shiraishi

Released: 1988

Directed by: Isao Takahata

Grave of the Fireflies is a 1988 Japanese animated drama film written and directed by Isao Takahata and animated by Studio Ghibli. It is based on the 1967 semi-autobiographical novel Grave of ...more

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Overlord is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming on Hulu
Wyatt Russell, Jacob Anderson, Iain De Caestecker

Released: 2018

Directed by: Julius Avery

Overlord is a 2018 American horror film directed by Julius Avery. In 1944, two American paratroopers are going down over Normandy in the midst of the D-Day invasion, and they soon discover that ...more

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Anthropoid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming on Hulu
Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy, Charlotte Le Bon

Released: 2016

Directed by: Sean Ellis

Anthropoid is a 2016 epic war film directed by Sean Ellis.

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Johnny Mad Dog is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming on Hulu
Joe Donley added Sam Loco, Christophe Minie, Mohammed Kamara

Released: 2008

Directed by: Jean-Stephane Sauvaire

Johnny Mad Dog is a 2008 French/Liberian film directed by Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire, and starring Christopher Minie, Daisy Victoria Vandy, Dagbeh Tweh, Barry Chernoh, Mohammed Sesay and ...more
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Dirty Wars is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming on Hulu

Released: 2013

Directed by: Rick Rowley

"Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield" follows reporter Jeremy Scahill to Afghanistan, Somalia, and Yemen as he investigates the hidden truths behind America's expanding covert
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Megan Leavey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming on Hulu
Kate Mara

Released: 2017

Directed by: Gabriela Cowperthwaite

Megan Leavey (a.k.a. Rex) is a 2017 American biographical drama film directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, based on the true story of a young female Marine named Megan Leavey.
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The Patriot is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming on Hulu
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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Turtles Can Fly is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming on Hulu
Soran Ebrahim, Ajil Zibari, Hiresh Feysal Rahman

Released: 2004

Directed by: Bahman Ghobadi

Turtles Can Fly is a 2004 Kurdish war drama film written, produced, and directed by Bahman Ghobadi, with notable theme music composed by Hossein Alizadeh. It was the first film to be made in ...more
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Air Strike is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming on Hulu
Jennifer Gareis, Fredric Lehne, Atanas Srebrev

Released: 2002

Directed by: David Worth

Air Strike is a 2002 action film directed by David Worth.
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Eye in the Sky is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best War Movies Streaming on Hulu
Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman

Directed by: Gavin Hood

Eye in the Sky is a 2015 British thriller film directed by Gavin Hood. The film is about military personnel facing legal, ethical, and political dilemmas presented by modern drone warfare ...more