TV ShowsTV
Popular
Trending TV ShowsNew TV ShowsTV Show RouletteOn Your ServicesOn NetflixOn Prime VideoOn HuluOn HBO
FoodFamilyFantasyIMDB Top RatedLGBTQMysteryRealityScience Fiction
Explore All Categories and Services
Search Icon
Account IconLogin|Sign Up
netflix
hulu_plus
amazon_prime
showtime
hbo
& more all in one place. Totally free to use!
Military
arrow
AllAction & AdventureAnimationAnimeBiographyComedyCrimeCultDocumentaryDramaFamilyFantasyFoodHistoryHorrorIndependentLGBTQMusicalMysteryRomanceScience-FictionSportStand-up & TalkThrillerTravelAbout AfricaAdaptationAlienAnimalApocalypseBaseballBased on BooksBased On True StoryBoxingCarChristmasClassicCollegeComic BookComing of AgeDanceDark ComedyDatingDisasterDoctorDogDrugDystopiaEgyptEscapeFashionFeel-goodFemale DirectorFightingFriendshipFuturisticGangGangsterGeniusGhostGreeceGymnasticsHeroismHigh SchoolHolidayJungleKidnappingMagicMartial ArtsMatureMedicalMedievalMilitaryMonsterMusicNew YorkParisParodyPolicePoliticalPrincessPrisonPsychologyRacingReligionRevengeRiverRobotRomeRoyaltyScienceSerial KillerShortSingingSpaceSportsSpySuperheroSupernaturalSurvivalSuspenseTankTeacherTechnologyTeenTime TravelToyTwinsVampireVideo GamesWarWorld War IIWrestlingZombie
arrowarrow
Movies
arrow
Movies & TV ShowsMovies
Get recommendations and notifications when movies & shows come to your streaming services.
On
Fandor
arrow
Every Service
Every Service
Free Services
Free Services
Your Services
Your Services
Netflix
Netflix
Hulu
Hulu
Prime Video
Prime Video
HBO
HBO
Showtime
Showtime
Starz
Starz
Mubi
Mubi
Cinemax
Cinemax
CBS All Access
CBS All Access
Fandor
Fandor
Hallmark Movies Now
Hallmark Movies Now
Shudder
Shudder
Epix
Epix
BritBox
BritBox
FX
FX
Sundance
Sundance
TBS
TBS
TNT
TNT
IFC
IFC
TCM
TCM
arrowarrow
Want to Select more than one service? Add your services to your free Reelgood account to see everything you can watch!

The Best Military Movies on Fandor

Finding a good Military movie 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 Military movies of all time streaming on Fandor.

VIEW: best
backdrop
free
fandor
shoutfactorytv

1. Aguirre: The Wrath of God

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo98%
Reelgood Logo
86/100
Released: 1972
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A few decades after the destruction of the Inca empire, a Spanish expedition leaves the mountains of Peru and goes down the Amazon river in search of gold and wealth. Soon, they come across great difficulties and Don Aguirre, a ruthless man who cares only about riches, becomes their leader. But will his quest lead them to "the golden city", or to certain destruction?

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix, Shout Factory TV & Tubi TV), stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Shout Factory TV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

backdrop
free
fandor

2. Battleship Potemkin

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo100%
Reelgood Logo
85/100
Released: 1926
History, Drama

What it's about: A dramatized account of a great Russian naval mutiny and a resultant public demonstration, showing support, which brought on a police massacre. The film had an incredible impact on the development of cinema and is a masterful example of montage editing.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Vudu), stream on a subscription service (Fandor) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

backdrop
fandor

3. Punishment Park

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo100%
Reelgood Logo
76/100
Released: 1971Rated: R
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: In this fictional documentary, U.S. prisons are at capacity, and President Nixon declares a state of emergency. All new prisoners, most of whom are connected to the antiwar movement, are now given the choice of jail time or spending three days in Punishment Park, where they will be hunted for sport by federal authorities. The prisoners invariably choose the latter option, but learn that, between the desert heat and the brutal police officers, their chances of survival are slim.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

backdrop
amazon_prime
fandor
epix

4. The Birth of a Nation

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo100%
Reelgood Logo
74/100
Released: 1915Rated: PG
Drama, History

What it's about: Two families, abolitionist Northerners the Stonemans and Southern landowners the Camerons, intertwine in director D.W. Griffith's controversial Civil War epic. When Confederate colonel Ben Cameron is captured in battle, nurse Elsie Stoneman petitions for his pardon. In Reconstruction-era South Carolina, Cameron founds the Ku Klux Klan, battling Elsie's congressman father and his African-American protégé, Silas Lynch.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Fandor), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $4.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

backdrop
fandor
sundancenow

5. Armadillo

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo90%
Reelgood Logo
74/100
Released: 2010
Documentary

What it's about: ARMADILLO is an upfront account of growing cynicism and adrenaline addiction for young soldiers at war. Mads and Daniel are on their first mission in Helmand, Afghanistan. Their platoon is stationed in Camp Armadillo, right on the Helmand frontline, fighting tough battles against the Taliban. The soldiers are there to help the Afghan people, but as fighting gets tougher and operations increasingly hairy, Mads, Daniel and their friends become cynical, widening the gap between themselves and the Afghan civilisation. Mistrust and paranoia set in causing alienation and disillusion. Armadillo is a journey into the soldier’s mind and a unique film on the mythological story of man and war, staged in its contemporary version in Afghanistan.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Sundance Now) & rent or buy from $2.00 on 4 services (iTunes, Microsoft & 2 others).

backdrop
free
amazon_prime
fandor
+ 1

6. The General

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo92%
Reelgood Logo
73/100
Released: 1926
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: During America’s Civil War Union spies steal engineer Johnnie Gray's beloved locomotive The General - his lady love, Annabelle Lee, aboard an attached boxcar - and he single-handedly must do all in his power to both get The General back and to rescue Annabelle. Released throughout most of the world in 1927, this Silent comedy-action film flopped when originally released, but now is regarded as one of the great American motion pictures. The story is based on actual historic events.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PopcornFlix & SnagFilms), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Fandor), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (Google Play & Vudu).

backdrop
amazon_prime
fandor
secr

7. The Big Combo

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo92%
Reelgood Logo
71/100
Released: 1955
Crime, Drama

What it's about: Police Lt. Leonard Diamond vies to bring a clever, well connected, and sadistic gangster to justice all the while obsessing over the gangster's girlfriend.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Fandor & Secrets of Cinema) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

backdrop
fandor

8. Winter Soldier

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo100%
Reelgood Logo
70/100
Released: 1972
Documentary, History

What it's about: For three days in 1971, former US soldiers who were in Vietnam testify in Detroit about their war experiences. Nearly 30 speak, describing atrocities personally committed or witnessed, telling of inaccurate body counts, and recounting the process of destroying a village.

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

backdrop
fandor

9. The Passion of Joan of Arc

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
8.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo98%
Reelgood Logo
69/100
Released: 1928Rated: PG-13
Biography, Drama

What it's about: A classic of the silent age, this film tells the story of the doomed but ultimately canonized 15th-century teenage warrior. On trial for claiming she'd spoken to God, Jeanne d'Arc is subjected to inhumane treatment and scare tactics at the hands of church court officials. Initially bullied into changing her story, Jeanne eventually opts for what she sees as the truth. Her punishment, a famously brutal execution, earns her perpetual martyrdom.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

backdrop
amazon_prime
hulu_plus
fandor
+ 1

10. The Messenger

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo89%
Reelgood Logo
67/100
Released: 2009Rated: R
Drama, Independent

What it's about: Will Montgomery (Ben Foster), a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant who has returned home from Iraq, is assigned to the Army’s Casualty Notification service. Montgomery is partnered with Captain Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson), to give notice to the families of fallen soldiers. The Sergeant is drawn to Olivia Pitterson (Samantha Morton), to whom he has delivered news of her husband’s death.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hulu, Fandor & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

backdrop
free
amazon_prime
fandor

11. Battle for Haditha

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo67%
Reelgood Logo
66/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Drama, History

What it's about: An investigation of the massacre of 24 men, women and children in Haditha, Iraq allegedly shot by 4 U.S. Marines in retaliation for the death of a U.S. Marine killed by a roadside bomb. The movie follows the story of the Marines of Kilo Company, an Iraqi family, and the insurgents who plant the roadside bomb.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (SnagFilms & Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Fandor) & rent or buy from $3.96 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

backdrop
fandor

12. City of Life and Death

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo92%
Reelgood Logo
60/100
Released: 2009Rated: R
Drama, History

What it's about: City of Life and Death takes place in 1937, during the height of the Second Sino-Japanese War. The Imperial Japanese Army has just captured the then-capital of the Republic of China, Nanjing. What followed was known as the Nanking Massacre, or the Rape of Nanking, a period of several weeks wherein tens of thousands of Chinese soldiers and civilians were killed.

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

backdrop
amazon_prime
fandor

13. King and Country

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo100%
Reelgood Logo
58/100
Released: 1964Rated: PG
Drama

What it's about: During World War I a British soldier, charged with desertion, is defended by an officer who at first despises his actions and then grows to feel sympathy for him.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Fandor) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

backdrop
free
amazon_prime
fandor
+ 2

14. Horror Express

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo67%
Reelgood Logo
56/100
Released: 1972Rated: R
Horror, Science-Fiction

What it's about: Mysterious and unearthly deaths start to occur while Professor Saxton is transporting the frozen remains of a primitive humanoid creature he found in Manchuria back to Europe.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Fandor, ConTV & 1 other) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

backdrop
free
fandor
shoutfactorytv

15. The Man in the Iron Mask

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
49/100
Released: 1939
Action & Adventure, History

What it's about: The Three Musketeers rescue the king's unjustly imprisoned twin.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi TV) & stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Shout Factory TV).

backdrop
fandor

16. Sunflower

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
47/100
Released: 1970Rated: G
Drama

What it's about: At the end of World War II, Giovanna, a war bride living near Milan refuses to accept that her husband, Antonio, missing on the Russian front, is dead. There's a flashback to their brief courtship near her hometown of Naples, his 12-day leave to marry her, ruses to keep from deployment, and the ultimate farewell. Some years after the war, still with no word from Antonio, Giovanna goes to Russia to find him, starting in the town near the winter battle when he disappeared. Armed with his photograph, what will she find?

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor) & rent or buy from $2.00 on 2 services (Prime Video & Vudu).

backdrop
fandor

17. Zulu Dawn

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo57%
Reelgood Logo
47/100
Released: 1979Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: In 1879, the British suffer a great loss at the Battle of Isandlwana due to incompetent leadership. Cy Endfield co-wrote the epic prequel Zulu Dawn 15 years after his enormously popular Zulu. Set in 1879, this film depicts the catastrophic Battle of Isandhlwana, which remains the worst defeat of the British army by natives, with the British contingent outnumbered 16-to-1 by the Zulu tribesmen. The film's opinion of events is made immediately clear in its title sequence: ebullient African village life presided over by King Cetshwayo is contrasted with aristocratic artifice under the arrogant eye of General Lord Chelmsford (Peter O'Toole). Chelmsford is at the heart of all that goes wrong, initiating the catastrophic battle with an ultimatum made seemingly for the sake of giving his troops something to do. His detached  manner leads to one mistake after another.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

backdrop
free
fandor
shoutfactorytv

18. Ballad of the Little Soldier

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
46/100
Released: 1984
Documentary

What it's about: Ballad of the Little Soldier is a 1984 documentary film about children soldiers in Nicaragua.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Shout Factory TV & Tubi TV), stream on a subscription service (Fandor & Shout Factory TV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

backdrop
fandor

19. Crawlspace

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
4.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
45/100
Released: 2012
Horror, Mystery

What it's about: A group of elite soldiers sent to infiltrate and extract the lead science team from Pine Gap, Australia's top secret underground military compound, after it comes under attack from unknown forces. The mission is compromised when they encounter a young woman with no memory of who she is or how she came to be there. As they try to escape, the group quickly discovers all is not as it seems and the facility has become a testing ground for something far more sinister.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Fandor) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

backdrop
free
amazon_prime
fandor
+ 1

20. Go for Broke!

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
44/100
Released: 1951
Drama, History

What it's about: A tribute to the U.S. 442nd Regimental Combat Team, formed in 1943 by Presidential permission with Japanese-American volunteers. We follow the training of a platoon under the rueful command of Lt. Mike Grayson who shares common prejudices of the time. The 442nd serve in Italy, then France, distinguishing themselves in skirmishes and battles; gradually and naturally, Grayson's prejudices evaporate with dawning realization that his men are better soldiers than he is.

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

poster
free
amazon_prime
fandor

21. Standing Army

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
41/100
Released: 2010
Documentary

What it's about: Standing Army, directed by Enrico Parenti and Thomas Fazi, is an award-winning documentary film about the global network of U.S. military bases, the impact that these have on local populations, and the military-industrial complex that lies behind it.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (SnagFilms), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Fandor) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

poster
free
amazon_prime
fandor

22. Ordinary People

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
40/100
Released: 2009
Drama

What it's about: The story of a soldier faced with mission of executing prisoners in an unspecified place and time. The film follows a hot summer day in the life of Džoni, a twenty-year-old recruit, who is sent to an abandoned farm on an unknown mission. The soldiers wait to battle unnamed terrorists, but instead, a bus full of prisoners arrives to the barracks. The commander orders the soldiers to execute the prisoners. At first, Džoni is shocked by the cruel killings, but as more prisoners arrive, he begins to enjoy the executions.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (SnagFilms), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Fandor) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

backdrop
amazon_prime
fandor

23. 100 Days Before the Command

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
5.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
36/100
Released: 1991
Drama

What it's about: Visually astonishing, erotically charged and emotionally jarring. '100 Days Before the Command' is Hussein Erkenov's courageous and stinging indictment of communism. Five young Red Army recruits struggle for survival against the merciless violence that surrounds them on a daily basis. Their only means of saving their dignity is by preserving the humanity and compassion they share for each other.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Fandor) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

poster
fandor

24. The Unbeliever

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
6.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
35/100
Released: 1918
Drama

What it's about: A wealthy young American, bred to class distinction and racial intolerance, enters the Marines during the First World War. In the course of his training and his experiences in the trenches fighting, being wounded by, and being hospitalized with Germans, he comes to a recognition of the equality and brotherhood of men.

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

poster
free
fandor

25. The Disappearance of McKinley Nolan

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
35/100
Released: 2010
Documentary

What it's about: Private McKinley Nolan vanished 40 years ago in Vietnam on the Cambodian frontier. Some say he was captured, some say he was a traitor, some even say he was an American operative. The US Army officially claims he was radicalized and went native, joining the Viet Cong and later encountering the Khmer Rouge. In 2006, retired US Army Lt. Dan Smith, revisiting the battlefields of his youth, may have encountered the elusive McKinley, alive. So began a journey into the heart of darkness.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (SnagFilms), stream on a subscription service (Fandor) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

poster
amazon_prime
fandor

26. War Child

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo50%
Reelgood Logo
35/100
Released: 2008Rated: PG-13
Documentary, Drama

What it's about: Hip-hop star Emmanuel Jal returns to Sudan where he served as a child soldier.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Fandor) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 3 services (Google Play, Prime Video & YouTube).

poster
fandor

27. The Fur Hat

IMDB LogoIMDB Star
5.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes LogoN/A
Reelgood Logo
33/100
Released: 1907
Comedy

What it's about: A soldier with a fur hat hides in a closet.

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