Best of War
Tanks, soldiers, aircraft, battleships, and submarines are all tools in a war. Do you want to get a glimpse of what a war looks and feels like? Then this is the perfect place for you. We will help you find the best war movies, series, and documentaries for you to stream online linking you to the trusted platforms such as Netflix, HBO, and iTunes! Browsing our many lists with quick and easy recommendations you will be watching something great in no time.
Film and TV shows depicting war have always attracted the curious mind of the viewer with directors wanting to portray the gritty reality of war in the most realistic way possible. According to director and World War II veteran Samuel Fuller, a war movie should always make the viewer ‘feel war’.
A war movie or series can be intensely horrifying, historically accurate, bleak, graphic or shaded with dark humor which makes it difficult to find what you want. However, if you have a big interest in history you might already have an idea in mind, but don’t know which film or TV show fits your mood. Are you more of a casual viewer with a vague interest in history? Or a Documentary lover? Don’t worry, we are right here to guide you! With our many excellent curated lists ranging from topics like the Vietnam war, women during wartime and Top 50’s, we will help you find the perfect movie or TV show for you to stream from the comfort of your couch!
What is regarded by many as a realistic portrayal of the Vietnam war, Oliver Stone’s “Platoon” is often the first one mentioned. Although not historically accurate, “Apocalypse Now” evokes a feeling of nihilism and dread during the Vietnam war, adapted from a novel set in colonial Congo. Although its grim nature, “Full Metal Jacket” has a tone of humor with its young soldiers trying to understand their first experience with warfare.
With its many battles at sea, in air and on land, the second world war has been depicted in film countless times. In 2001, HBO made us follow the E Company in battle in the acclaimed mini-series “Band of Brothers”. At sea, watch the filthy crew on a claustrophobic German submarine battling boredom and terror in the epic “Das Boot”.
A more recent movie, the Oscar-nominated “1917” from 2019, famous for only having one long, continuous camera take, and Kubrick’s “Paths of Glory” are both set during the muddy trench warfare of the first world war.
Want to see actual footage from the wars? Then the 13-part documentary series “World War II in HD Colour” is a must-watch, as is "The Great War" from 1964.
The renowned military historian and writer Antony Beevor has praised the Italian-Algerian “The Battle of Algiers” and describes it as one of the greatest war movies of all time, and coming from him, it is for sure a recommendation you can trust.
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