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The Best War Movies on Kanopy

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 Kanopy.

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1. Life Is Beautiful

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8.6/10
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85/100
Released: 1997Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While locked up he tries to convince his son that the whole thing is just a game.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (HBO, Paramount+ & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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2. To Be or Not to Be

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8.2/10
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91/100
Released: 1942Rated: G
Comedy

What it's about: During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy).

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3. Cold Mountain

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7.2/10
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75/100
Released: 2003Rated: R
Romance, Drama

What it's about: In this classic story of love and devotion set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier named W.P. Inman deserts his unit and travels across the South, aiming to return to his young wife, Ada, who he left behind to tend their farm. As Inman makes his perilous journey home, Ada struggles to keep their home intact with the assistance of Ruby, a mysterious drifter sent to help her by a kindly neighbor.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV, Plex & Crackle), stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix, Paramount+, Philo & 2 others) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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4. The Great Dictator

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8.4/10
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79/100
Released: 1940Rated: G
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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5. The Best Years of Our Lives

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8.1/10
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74/100
Released: 1946
Drama

What it's about: It's the hope that sustains the spirit of every GI: the dream of the day when he will finally return home. For three WWII veterans, the day has arrived. But for each man, the dream is about to become a nightmare. Captain Fred Derry is returning to a loveless marriage; Sergeant Al Stephenson is a stranger to a family that's grown up without him; and young sailor Homer Parrish is tormented by the loss of his hands. Can these three men find the courage to rebuild their world? Or are the best years of their lives a thing of the past?

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (Prime Video & Microsoft).

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6. Eye in the Sky

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7.3/10
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74/100
Released: 2015Rated: R
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: A UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from “capture” to “kill.” As American pilot Steve Watts is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone, triggering an international dispute reaching the highest levels of US and British government over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare.

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

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7. Downfall

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8.2/10
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80/100
Released: 2004Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still achieve victory and orders his generals and advisers to fight to the last man. When the end finally does come, and Hitler lies dead by his own hand, what is left of his military must find a way to end the killing that is the Battle of Berlin, and lay down their arms in surrender.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla, Kanopy & Shout Factory TV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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8. How I Live Now

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6.5/10
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68/100
Released: 2013Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: An American girl on holiday in the English countryside with her family finds herself in hiding and fighting for her survival as war breaks out.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 2 others), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Philo, fuboTV & 2 others) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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9. The Tin Drum

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7.5/10
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69/100
Released: 1979Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: Oskar is born in Germany in 1924 with an advanced intellect. Repulsed by the hypocrisy of adults and the irresponsibility of society, he refuses to grow older after his third birthday.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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10. The Great Escape

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8.2/10
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78/100
Released: 1963
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: The Nazis, exasperated at the number of escapes from their prison camps by a relatively small number of Allied prisoners, relocate them to a high-security 'escape-proof' camp to sit out the remainder of the war. Undaunted, the prisoners plan one of the most ambitious escape attempts of World War II. Based on a true story.

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

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11. The Stranger

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7.4/10
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69/100
Released: 1946
Thriller, Drama

What it's about: A man working for the War Crimes Commission suspects that an important Nazi official has folded himself into a quaint Connecticut town.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV, Plex & The Roku Channel), stream on a subscription service (Paramount+, Starz, Epix & 3 others), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz & Epix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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12. The Battle of Algiers

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8.1/10
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73/100
Released: 1966
Drama

What it's about: Tracing the struggle of the Algerian Front de Liberation Nationale to gain freedom from French colonial rule as seen through the eyes of Ali from his start as a petty thief to his rise to prominence in the organisation and capture by the French in 1957. The film traces the rebels' struggle and the increasingly extreme measures taken by the French government to quell the revolt.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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13. Tangerines

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8.2/10
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72/100
Released: 2013Rated: PG-13
Drama

What it's about: War in Abkhazia, 1992. An Estonian man Ivo has stayed behind to harvest his crops of tangerines. In a bloody conflict at his door, a wounded man is left behind, and Ivo is forced to take him in.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Vudu & 1 other), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Philo & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Prime Video).

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14. Foreign Correspondent

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7.5/10
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67/100
Released: 1940
Mystery, Thriller

What it's about: The European war was only beginning to erupt across national borders. Johnny Jones, an American crime reporter dispatched by his New York publisher to put a fresh spin on the drowsy dispatches emanating from overseas, has a nose for a good story—which promptly leads him to the crime of fascism and Nazi Germany's designs on European conquest. In attempting to learn more about a seemingly noble peace effort, Jones walks into the middle of an assassination, uncovers a spy ring and—not entirely coincidentally—falls in love.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel, Kanopy & 1 other), stream on a TV everywhere service (TCM) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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15. Henry V

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7.5/10
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68/100
Released: 1989Rated: PG-13
Romance, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV & The Roku Channel), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (Microsoft & Vudu).

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16. A Midnight Clear

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7.2/10
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63/100
Released: 1992Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: Set in 1944 France, an American Intelligence Squad locates a German Platoon wishing to surrender rather than die in Germany's final war offensive. The two groups of men, isolated from the war at present, put aside their differences and spend Christmas together before the surrender plan turns bad and both sides are forced to fight the other.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 4 others), stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Vudu).

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17. Gallipoli

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7.4/10
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68/100
Released: 1981Rated: PG
Drama

What it's about: As World War I rages, brave and youthful Australians Archy and Frank—both agile runners—become friends and enlist in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps together. They later find themselves part of the Dardanelles Campaign on the Gallipoli peninsula, a brutal eight-month conflict which pit the British and their allies against the Ottoman Empire and left over 500,000 men dead.

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

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18. Emperor

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6.5/10
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62/100
Released: 2012Rated: PG-13
Drama

What it's about: As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV & YouTube), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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19. Ivan's Childhood

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8.1/10
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69/100
Released: 1962Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: In WW2, twelve year old Soviet orphan Ivan Bondarev works for the Soviet army as a scout behind the German lines and strikes a friendship with three sympathetic Soviet officers.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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20. Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon

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6.6/10
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59/100
Released: 1942
Crime, Mystery

What it's about: In the midst of World War II, Sherlock Holmes rescues the Swiss inventor of a new bomb-sight from the Gestapo and brings him to England, where he shortly falls into the clutches of Professor Moriarty.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, IMDb TV & 1 other), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Paramount+, Starz & 4 others), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz & Epix) & rent or buy from $2.00 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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21. Hangmen Also Die!

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7.5/10
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61/100
Released: 1943
Drama

What it's about: During the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia, surgeon Dr. Franticek Svoboda, a Czech patriot, assassinates the brutal "Hangman of Europe", Reichsprotektor Reinhard Heydrich, and is wounded in the process. In his attempt to escape, he is helped by history professor Stephen Novotny and his daughter Mascha.

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

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22. No Man's Land

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7.9/10
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68/100
Released: 2001Rated: R
Drama

What it's about: Two soldiers from opposite sites get stuck between the front lines in the same trench. The UN is asked to free them and both sides agree on a ceasefire, but will they stick to it?

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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23. The Long Voyage Home

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7.0/10
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58/100
Released: 1940
Drama

What it's about: The crew of the merchant ship Glencairn hope to survive a transatlantic crossing during World War II. Adapted from four Eugene O'Neill one-act plays.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel, Kanopy & 1 other) & stream on a TV everywhere service (TCM).

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24. Last Days in Vietnam

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7.6/10
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78/100
Released: 2014
Documentary

What it's about: During the chaotic final weeks of the Vietnam War, the North Vietnamese Army closes in on Saigon as the panicked South Vietnamese people desperately attempt to escape. On the ground, American soldiers and diplomats confront a moral quandary: whether to obey White House orders to evacuate only U.S. citizens.

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

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25. Korengal

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6.8/10
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58/100
Released: 2014Rated: R
Documentary

What it's about: Korengal picks up where Restrepo left off; the same men, the same valley, the same commanders, but a very different look at the experience of war.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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26. The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek

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7.6/10
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60/100
Released: 1943
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: A small-town girl with a soft spot for American soldiers wakes up the morning after a wild farewell party for the troops to find that she married someone she can't remember.

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

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27. Sands of Iwo Jima

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7.1/10
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60/100
Released: 1950
Romance, Drama

What it's about: The relationship between Sergeant Stryker and a group of rebellious recruits is made difficult by the Sergeant's tough training tactics. At Tarawa, the leathernecks have a chance to see Stryker in action, and begin to appreciate him.

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

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28. One of Our Aircraft Is Missing

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7.0/10
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54/100
Released: 1942
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: During the Allied Bombing offensive of World War II the public was often informed that "A raid took place last night over ..., One (or often more) of Our Aircraft Is Missing". Behind these sombre words hid tales of death, destruction and derring-do. This is the story of one such bomber crew who were shot down and the brave Dutch patriots who helped them home.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).

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29. Zero Motivation

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7.3/10
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57/100
Released: 2014
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Filmmaker Talya Lavie steps into the spotlight with a dark comedy about everyday life for a unit of young female Israeli soldiers. The human resources office at a remote desert base serves as the setting for this cast of characters, who bide their time pushing paper, battling for the top score in Minesweeper, and counting down the minutes until they can return to civilian life. Amidst their boredom and clashing personalities, issues of commitment—from friendship to love and country—are handled with humor and sharp-edged wit.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy), stream on a TV everywhere service (TCM) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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30. The Captive Heart

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7.0/10
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46/100
Released: 1946
Drama

What it's about: A series of stories about the lives and loves of nine men in a Prisoner of War Camp over five years. Location shooting in the British occupied part of Germany adds believability. The main story is of Hasek (Redgrave) a Czech soldier who needs to keep his identity a secret from the Nazis, to do this he poses as a dead English Officer and corresponds with the man's wife. Upon liberation they meet and decide to continue their lives together. The other inmates' stories are revealed episodically.

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

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31. Things to Come

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6.7/10
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62/100
Released: 1936
Drama, Science-Fiction

What it's about: The story of a century: a decades-long second World War leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and attempts space travel.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (IMDb TV), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, The Criterion Channel, Fandor & 3 others) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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32. Windtalkers

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6.1/10
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67/100
Released: 2002Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Joe Enders is a gung-ho Marine assigned to protect a "windtalker" - one of several Navajo Indians who were used to relay messages during World War II because their spoken language was indecipherable to Japanese code breakers.

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

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33. In Harm's Way

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7.3/10
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64/100
Released: 1965
Drama

What it's about: A naval officer reprimanded after Pearl Harbor is later promoted to rear admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese.

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

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34. Flyboys

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6.5/10
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65/100
Released: 2006Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 2 others), stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV, Hoopla & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 2 others).

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35. The Warlords

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7.0/10
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65/100
Released: 2007Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: A heroic tale of three blood brothers and their struggle in the midst of war and political upheaval. It is based on "The Assassination of Ma," a Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) story about the killing of general Ma Xinyi.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Philo, Hoopla, Kanopy & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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36. Breaker Morant

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7.9/10
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66/100
Released: 1980Rated: PG
Drama

What it's about: During the Boer War, three Australian lieutenants are on trial for shooting Boer prisoners. Though they acted under orders, they are being used as scapegoats by the General Staff, who hopes to distance themselves from the irregular practices of the war. The trial does not progress as smoothly as expected by the General Staff, as the defence puts up a strong fight in the courtroom.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel, Kanopy & 1 other) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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37. Armadillo

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7.5/10
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56/100
Released: 2010
Documentary

What it's about: Danish soldiers are sent to Afghanistan in 2009 for 6 months, to help stabilize the country against the Taliban. They're stationed on Armadillo military base in Helman province. Unlike other war movies, this is the real deal - no actors.

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

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38. Max Manus: Man of War

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7.3/10
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65/100
Released: 2008
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Max Manus is a Norwegian 2008 biographic war film based on the real events of the life of resistance fighter Max Manus (1914–96), after his contribution in the Winter War against the Soviet Union. The story follows Manus through the outbreak of World War II in Norway until peacetime in 1945.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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39. War Photographer

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8.0/10
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59/100
Released: 2001
Documentary

What it's about: Documentary about war photographer James Nachtwey, considered by many the greatest war photographer ever.

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

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40. Red Cliff

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7.4/10
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69/100
Released: 2008Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: In 208 A.D., in the final days of the Han Dynasty, shrewd Prime Minster Cao convinced the fickle Emperor Han the only way to unite all of China was to declare war on the kingdoms of Xu in the west and East Wu in the south. Thus began a military campaign of unprecedented scale. Left with no other hope for survival, the kingdoms of Xu and East Wu formed an unlikely alliance.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (The Roku Channel), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla, Kanopy & Warriors Gangsters) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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41. Hotel Rwanda

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8.1/10
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82/100
Released: 2004Rated: PG-13
Drama

What it's about: Inspired by true events, this film takes place in Rwanda in the 1990s when more than a million Tutsis were killed in a genocide that went mostly unnoticed by the rest of the world. Hotel owner Paul Rusesabagina houses over a thousand refuges in his hotel in attempt to save their lives.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (PlutoTV), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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42. King of Hearts

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7.5/10
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56/100
Released: 1966
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: An ornithologist mistaken for an explosives expert is sent alone into a small French town during WWI to investigate a garbled report from the resistance about a bomb which the departing Germans have set to blow up a weapons cache.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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43. The Red Baron

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6.4/10
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57/100
Released: 2008Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: Richthofen goes off to war like thousands of other men. As fighter pilots, they become cult heroes for the soldiers on the battlefields. Marked by sportsmanlike conduct, technical exactitude and knightly propriety, they have their own code of honour. Before long he begins to understand that his hero status is deceptive. His love for Kate, a nurse, opens his eyes to the brutality of war.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (IMDb TV), stream on a subscription service (Fandor, Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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44. Megan Leavey

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7.1/10
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68/100
Released: 2017Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Drama

What it's about: The true story of Marine Corporal Megan Leavey, who forms a powerful bond with an aggressive combat dog, Rex. While deployed in Iraq, the two complete more than 100 missions and save countless lives, until an IED explosion puts their faithfulness to the test.

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

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45. Wings

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7.5/10
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65/100
Released: 1927Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Romance

What it's about: Two young men, one rich, one middle class, both in love with the same woman, become US Air Corps fighter pilots and, eventually, heroic flying aces during World War I. Devoted best friends, their mutual love of the girl eventually threatens their bond. Meanwhile, a hometown girl who's the lovestruck lifelong next door neighbor of one of them, pines away. Cinema's first ever gay kiss?

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

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46. Fahrenheit 9/11

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7.5/10
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73/100
Released: 2004Rated: R
Drama, Documentary

What it's about: Michael Moore's view on how the Bush administration allegedly used the tragic events on 9/11 to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi), stream on a subscription service (Hoopla & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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47. A Farewell to Arms

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6.5/10
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59/100
Released: 1932Rated: PG
Romance

What it's about: A tale of the World War I love affair, begun in Italy, between American ambulance driver Lt. Frederic Henry and British nurse Catherine Barkley. Eventually separated by Frederic's transfer, tremendous challenges and difficult decisions face each as the war rages on.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex & The Roku Channel), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Paramount+, Epix & 3 others), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Epix) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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48. The Messenger

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7.1/10
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67/100
Released: 2009Rated: R
Romance, Drama

What it's about: Will Montgomery, 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, to give notice to the families of fallen soldiers. The Sergeant is drawn to Olivia Pitterson, to whom he has delivered news of her husband’s death.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 2 others), stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, Philo, fuboTV & 3 others) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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49. All Quiet on the Western Front

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7.1/10
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61/100
Released: 1979
Drama

What it's about: At the start of World War I, Paul Baumer is a young German patriot, eager to fight. Indoctrinated with propaganda at school, he and his friends eagerly sign up for the army soon after graduation. But when the horrors of war soon become too much to bear, and as his friends die or become gravely wounded, Paul questions the sanity of fighting over a few hundreds yards of war-torn countryside.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Plex & 3 others), stream on a subscription service (fuboTV & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).

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50. Gettysburg

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7.6/10
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70/100
Released: 1993Rated: PG
Drama

What it's about: In the summer of 1863, General Robert E. Lee leads the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia into Gettysburg, Pennsylvania with the goal of marching through to Washington, D.C. The Union Army of the Potomac, under the command of General George G. Meade, forms a defensive position to confront the rebel forces in what will prove to be the decisive battle of the American Civil War.

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

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