War is tragic, brutal and deadly. Over the years we have seen some of the most violent wars, that have resulted in countries being demolished, economies being destroyed, and lives being lost. And yet, War has always been fascinating to the human psyche. Filmmakers especially have used war to showcase the horror, violence and the true nature of humanity. Due to their popularity, War films have become a genre of its own, and one that has gained a huge following. There’s something about these movies, that we cannot get enough of, Maybe it’s the violence, the action or the tactics. And though you may not enjoy being part of an actual war, watching a film related to it is certainly great fun. Which is why we have made a list of the Best War Movies you can watch on Netflix.
Best War Movies On Netflix
This epic historical war drama film directed by Wolfgang Petersen, stars Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, and Orlando Bloom in the lead roles, as the story revolves around the decade-long Trojan War between the ancient kingdoms of Troy and Sparta. Made on a budget of $185 Million, Troy was one of the most expensive films ever made at the time of its releases, and that is evident after taking just one look at the film. The film is full of epic battles between colossal armies, and ships, that are breathtaking to watch. The CGI effects are outstanding for the time and really add to the scale of the film. If you are looking for a film full of epic battles and beautiful CGI, then you cannot go wrong with Troy.
Lord Of The Rings
Based on the J. R. R. Tolkien’s fantasy novel ‘The Lord of the Rings’, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King the third instalment in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. Directed by Peter Jackson, the film features an ensemble cast of Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Liv Tyler, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Cate Blanchett, John Rhys-Davies, and Bernard Hill, as the film continues the plot of the second film, as Frodo, Sam and Gollum make their way towards Mount Doom in Mordor to destroy the One Ring. As the final film in the trilogy, The Return of the Kind had high expectations at the time of its release, and not only did the film manage to meet the expectations, it surpassed all the expectations to become one of the greatest fantasy films ever made. The film is bigger, badder, and better than its prequels, and delivers an epic journey full of breathtaking and humongous battles.
Beasts of No Nation
This 2015 War-Drama film, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, tells the story of a young boy, who becomes a child soldier as a civil war rages in his country. Based on the 2005 novel of the same name by Uzodinma Iweala, the film was released on Netflix globally to great reception. The film is extremely raw and realistic and showcases in great detail the consequences and effects of war. The film shows all this through the eyes of a 12-year-old boy, who is forced into being a soldier after his family is torn apart. What follows next is a heart-wrenching story that will leave you astonished. Abraham Attah in his portrayal of a young boy delivers one of the best performances by a child actor that you’ll ever see. Though the film extremely brutal and violent, it’s not in the way that you’d expect it. Making this film a must-watch for anyone.
Based on the 1998 comic series of the same name by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley, 300 Is an epic period action film directed by Zack Snyder. The story revolves around King Leonidas, and his army of 300 Spartans as they battle against the Persian “God-King” Xerxes and his army of more than 300,000 soldiers. What you get from 300 is an action-packed film full of one fighting scene after another. The back and forth of action will get your blood pumping and adrenaline rushing. The cinematography and fight choreography are a treat to watch, and the tiny details from characters, to costumes, to the backgrounds make the film much more immersive and entertaining to watch.
Written and directed by David Ayer, Fury features an ensemble cast of Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, Jon Bernthal, Jason Isaacs and Scott Eastwood, as the story revolves around the U.S. tank crews as they fight in Nazi Germany during the final weeks of World War II. What makes Fury different from other war-related movies, is that it focuses on the bonding of the comrades, rather than the actual war. We get an insight into the everyday lives of the soldiers, who constantly risk their lives for their country. By the end of the film, you’ll find yourself bonding with the characters and understanding the hardships of war. It’s not your typical war movie, with lots of violence and action, But Fury is still a great film that every war-buff should watch.
This Spanish-Mexican co-production film written and directed by Guillermo del Toro, tells the story of a young girl named Ofelia who encounters a mythical fantasy world on an overgrown, abandoned labyrinth. Premiering on the Cannes Film Festival, the film was received to critical acclaim with critics praising the visuals, direction and cinematography. The film has a captivating story, which is supported by brilliant performances from the cast. The characters are well written, and the story moves quickly, keeping things exciting and interesting. Though Pan’s Labyrinth is a fantasy film, it is extremely violent, and the action sequences are a sight to withhold. The film went on to win several accolades, including three Academy Awards, and three BAFTA Awards.
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