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The Best War Movies and TV Shows on Showtime

Finding a good War movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best War movies and TV shows of all time streaming on Showtime.

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1. Dances with Wolves

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8.0/10
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88/100
Released: 1990Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Wounded Civil War soldier, John Dunbar tries to commit suicide—and becomes a hero instead. As a reward, he's assigned to his dream post, a remote junction on the Western frontier, and soon makes unlikely friends with the local Sioux tribe.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Showtime & Hulu), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime & Epix) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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2. 3:10 to Yuma

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7.7/10
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Released: 2007Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: In Arizona in the late 1800s, infamous outlaw Ben Wade and his vicious gang of thieves and murderers have plagued the Southern Railroad. When Wade is captured, Civil War veteran Dan Evans, struggling to survive on his drought-plagued ranch, volunteers to deliver him alive to the "3:10 to Yuma", a train that will take the killer to trial.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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3. Total Recall

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Released: 1990Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Construction worker Douglas Quaid discovers a memory chip in his brain during a virtual-reality trip. He also finds that his past has been invented to conceal a plot of planetary domination. Soon, he's off to Mars to find out who he is and who planted the chip.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime & Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play, Prime Video & 4 others). Coming soon to Prime Video on September 29th, 2019 (PDT).

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4. Molly's Game

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84/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur (and a target of an FBI investigation) when she establishes a high-stakes, international poker game.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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5. Glory

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Released: 1989Rated: R
Drama, History

What it's about: Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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6. The Death of Stalin

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7.2/10
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82/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Comedy, History

What it's about: When tyrannical dictator Josef Stalin dies in 1953, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to become the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweebish Georgy Malenkov, the wily Nikita Khrushchev and Lavrenti Beria, the sadistic secret police chief.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.49 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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7. Rounders

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7.3/10
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79/100
Released: 1998Rated: R
Drama, Crime

What it's about: A young man is a reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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8. The Reader

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7.6/10
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Released: 2008Rated: R
Drama, Romance

What it's about: The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as a concentration camp guard late in the war. He alone realizes that Hanna is illiterate and may be concealing that fact at the expense of her freedom.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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9. Valkyrie

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77/100
Released: 2008Rated: PG-13
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: Wounded in Africa during World War II, Nazi Col. Claus von Stauffenberg returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler. When events unfold so that he becomes a central player, he finds himself tasked with both leading the coup and personally killing the Führer.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix), stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime & Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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10. Rambo

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7.0/10
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76/100
Released: 2008Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: When governments fail to act on behalf of captive missionaries, ex-Green Beret John James Rambo sets aside his peaceful existence along the Salween River in a war-torn region of Thailand to take action. Although he's still haunted by violent memories of his time as a U.S. soldier during the Vietnam War, Rambo can hardly turn his back on the aid workers who so desperately need his help.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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11. Short Circuit

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Released: 1986Rated: PG
Comedy, Family

What it's about: After a lightning bolt zaps a robot named Number 5, the lovable machine starts to think he's human and escapes the lab. Hot on his trail is his designer, Newton, who hopes to get to Number 5 before the military does. In the meantime, a spunky animal lover mistakes the robot for an alien and takes him in, teaching her new guest about life on Earth.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $7.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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12. The Kite Runner

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72/100
Released: 2007Rated: PG-13
Drama

What it's about: After spending years in California, Amir returns to his homeland in Afghanistan to help his old friend Hassan, whose son is in trouble.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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13. Pearl Harbor

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72/100
Released: 2001Rated: PG-13
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes is immediately put on hold when they find themselves at the center of Japan's devastating attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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14. Devil in a Blue Dress

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71/100
Released: 1995Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: In late 1940s Los Angeles, Easy Rawlins is an unemployed black World War II veteran with few job prospects. At a bar, Easy meets DeWitt Albright, a mysterious white man looking for someone to investigate the disappearance of a missing white woman named Daphne Monet, who he suspects is hiding out in one of the city's black jazz clubs. Strapped for money and facing house payments, Easy takes the job, but soon finds himself in over his head.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Sony Crackle), stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime & CBS All Access), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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15. Operation Odessa

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70/100
Released: 2018
Documentary

What it's about: The stranger-than-fiction true story of a Russian mobster, a Miami playboy, and a Cuban spy who teamed up in the early 90’s to sell a Soviet submarine to the Cali Cartel.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime).

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16. Vantage Point

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6.6/10
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66/100
Released: 2008Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: The attempted assassination of the American president is told and re-told from several different perspectives.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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17. Thank You for Your Service

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65/100
Released: 2017Rated: R
Biography, Drama

What it's about: A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they've left the battlefield.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $9.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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18. Dead Presidents

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6.9/10
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65/100
Released: 1995Rated: R
Drama, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Depicts a heist of old bills, retired from circulation and destined by the government to be "money to burn". However, more broadly, it addresses the issues of Black Americans' involvement in the Vietnam War and their subsequent disillusionment with progress in social issues and civil rights back home in the United States, during the 1960s.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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19. After Innocence

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7.7/10
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61/100
Released: 2005
Documentary

What it's about: A moving account of the experiences of men exonerated after years, and sometimes decades, in prison following newly found DNA evidence.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime) & stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime).

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20. The Cured

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5.5/10
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60/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Horror, Drama

What it's about: What happens when the undead return to life? In a world ravaged for years by a virus that turns the infected into zombie-like cannibals, a cure is at last found and the wrenching process of reintegrating the survivors back into society begins.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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21. The Catcher Was a Spy

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59/100
Released: 2018Rated: R
Drama, LGBTQ

What it's about: Major league baseball player, Moe Berg, a probably gay man lives a double life working for the Office of Strategic Services.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $6.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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22. The Hunted

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6.1/10
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58/100
Released: 2003Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: In the wilderness of British Columbia, two hunters are tracked and viciously murdered by Aaron Hallum. A former Special Operations instructor is approached and asked to apprehend Hallum—his former student—who has 'gone rogue' after suffering severe battle stress from his time in Kosovo.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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23. 7 Days in Entebbe

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5.8/10
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58/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG-13
Crime, Drama

What it's about: In 1976, four hijackers take over an Air France airplane en route from Tel Aviv to Paris and force it to land in Entebbe, Uganda. With 248 passengers on board, one of the most daring rescue missions ever is set in motion.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $9.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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24. Ultraviolet

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57/100
Released: 2006Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: In the late 21st century, a subculture of humans have emerged who have been modified genetically by a vampire-like disease, giving them enhanced speed, incredible stamina and acute intelligence. As they are set apart from "normal" and "healthy" humans, the world is pushed to the brink of worldwide civil war aimed at the destruction of the "diseased" population. In the middle of this crossed-fire is - an infected woman - Ultraviolet, who finds herself protecting a nine-year-old boy who has been marked for death by the human government as he is believed to be a threat to humans.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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25. Balls of Fury

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5.3/10
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52/100
Released: 2007Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: Randy Daytona was a child ping pong prodigy who lost his chance at Olympic gold when his father is murdered by the mysterious Feng over a gambling debt. 15yrs later he's down on his luck and scraping a living doing seedy back room shows in Vegas; when the FBI turn up and ask for his help to take down Feng... who just happens to love Ping Pong.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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26. Brighton Rock

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50/100
Released: 2010Rated: R
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Charts the headlong fall of Pinkie, a razor-wielding disadvantaged teenager with a religious death wish.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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27. Assassination Games

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6.2/10
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48/100
Released: 2011Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: Brazil is a contract killer, willing to take any job if the price is right. Flint left the assassin game when a ruthless drug dealer’s brutal attack left his wife in a coma. When a contract is put out on the same coldblooded drug dealer, both Brazil and Flint want him dead – one for the money, the other for revenge. With crooked Interpol agents and vicious members of the criminal underworld hot on their trail, these two assassins reluctantly join forces to quickly take out their target before they themselves are terminated.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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28. In the Army Now

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47/100
Released: 1994Rated: PG
Comedy

What it's about: Bones Conway and Jack Kaufman didn't really know what they were in for when they enlisted in the U.S. Army; they just wanted to get a job and make some money. But these new recruits are so hapless, they run the risk of getting kicked out before their military careers even begin. Soon, though, they're sent to the Middle East to fight for their country -- which they manage to do in their own wacky ways.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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29. Despite the Falling Snow

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46/100
Released: 2016Rated: PG-13
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: New York, 1961. Alexander Ivanov, a high-ranked Soviet bureaucrat, reluctantly defects to the West while is part of a diplomatic mission, feeling the grief of being unable to know the fate of his wife Katya, whom he has had to leave behind in Moscow. Only many years later, in 1991, he will finally find out the truth when his niece Lauren travels to Moscow to participate in a painting exhibition.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (Google Play, Prime Video & 3 others).

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30. Kids in America

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5.7/10
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42/100
Released: 2005Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Inspired by real events, this ribald comedy pits an unlikely gang of students against their principal after she bars safe-sex activities on campus. Protesting Principal Weller's muzzling of free speech, the teens stage a bold and hilarious rebellion.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (PlayStation Store).

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31. Extreme Ops

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4.4/10
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33/100
Released: 2002Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: While filming an advertisement, some extreme sports enthusiasts unwittingly stop a group of terrorists.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime) & rent or buy from $10.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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32. House of the Dead

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28/100
Released: 2003Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: Set on an island off the coast, a techno rave party attracts a diverse group of college coeds and a Coast Guard officer. Soon, they discover that their X-laced escapades are to be interrupted by zombies and monsters that attack them on the ground, from the air, and in the sea, ruled by an evil entity in the House of the Dead... Prequel to the House of the Dead video games.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Showtime), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Showtime & Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).