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The Best War Movies on IFC

Finding a good War 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 War movies of all time streaming on IFC.

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1. Saving Private Ryan

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8.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo93%
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93/100
Released: 1998Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (IFC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 9 services (iTunes, Google Play & 7 others).

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2. Aliens

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8.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo99%
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92/100
Released: 1986Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: When Ripley's lifepod is found by a salvage crew over 50 years later, she finds that terra-formers are on the very planet they found the alien species. When the company sends a family of colonists out to investigate her story—all contact is lost with the planet and colonists. They enlist Ripley and the colonial marines to return and search for answers.

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

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3. Zero Dark Thirty

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7.4/10
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85/100
Released: 2012Rated: R
Drama, Thriller

What it's about: A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 in May, 2011.

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

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4. 3:10 to Yuma

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7.7/10
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84/100
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 & IFC) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 8 services (iTunes, Google Play & 6 others).

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5. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

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7.8/10
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82/100
Released: 1999Rated: R
Comedy, Animation

What it's about: When the four boys see an R-rated movie featuring Canadians Terrance and Philip, they are pronounced "corrupted", and their parents pressure the United States to wage war against Canada.

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

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6. Tropic Thunder

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7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo81%
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81/100
Released: 2008Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: Vietnam veteran 'Four Leaf' Tayback's memoir, Tropic Thunder, is being made into a film, but Director Damien Cockburn can’t control the cast of prima donnas. Behind schedule and over budget, Cockburn is ordered by a studio executive to get filming back on track, or risk its cancellation. On Tayback's advice, Cockburn drops the actors into the middle of the jungle to film the remaining scenes but, unbeknownst to the actors and production, the group have been dropped in the middle of the Golden Triangle, the home of heroin-producing gangs.

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

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7. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

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5.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo35%
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64/100
Released: 2012Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Horror

What it's about: President Lincoln's mother is killed by a supernatural creature, which fuels his passion to crush vampires and their slave-owning helpers.

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

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8. Planet of the Apes

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5.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Logo45%
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64/100
Released: 2001Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Science-Fiction

What it's about: After a spectacular crash-landing on an uncharted planet, brash astronaut Leo Davidson finds himself trapped in a savage world where talking apes dominate the human race. Desperate to find a way home, Leo must evade the invincible gorilla army led by Ruthless General Thade.

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