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Top 10 Greatest War Movies of All Time

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Top 10 All Time War Movies Subscribe: http://goo.gl/Q2kKrD TIMESTAMPS BELOW! The most powerful war films ever put on the silver screen. WatchMojo ranks the top 10 movies of all time to tell the story of warfare. So which stands above the rest? Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now", Steven Spielberg's Spielberg's "Saving Private Ryan", or could an underdog like Ridley Scott's "Black Hawk Down" take the top spot? Watch to find out. 01:04 #10. “Platoon” (1986) 02:16 #9. “A Bridge Too Far” (1977) 03:15 #8. “The Bridge on the River Kwai” (1957) 04:31 #7. “All Quiet on the Western Front” (1930) 05:43 #6. “The Hurt Locker” (2008) 06:35 #5. “The Great Escape” (1963) 07:46 #4. “Das Boot” (1981) 08:52 #3, #2, #1 ??? To see our other rankings of war films by war, check out our other videos here: World War I: http://watchmojo.com/video/id/13258/ World War II: http://watchmojo.com/video/id/12681/ Vietnam: http://watchmojo.com/video/id/12575/ Watch on WatchMojo.com http://www.watchmojo.com/video/id/17019/ WatchMojo's Social Media Pages http://www.Facebook.com/WatchMojo http://www.Twitter.com/WatchMojo http://instagram.com/watchmojo Get WatchMojo merchandise at http://watchmojo.com/store/ WatchMojo’s ten thousand videos on Top 10 lists, Origins, Biographies, Tips, How To’s, Reviews, Commentary and more on Pop Culture, Celebrity, Movies, Music, TV, Film, Video Games, Politics, News, Comics, Superheroes. Your trusted authority on ranking Pop Culture.
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These people haven't seen Come and See
blood raven (14 hours ago)
black hawk down should be on nr1, tom hanks and spielh berg done what hundred did before them only better black hawk down took a controversial war and political sensitive war and executed it perfectly, in what way is private ryan better then black hawk ????????? im sooooo sick of ww2 movies , its like hey peter jackson got some elven outfits lets make another fairy tail epic, its the limonade stand bisness of war movies
ANSARIII (18 hours ago)
Komisch das in den Filmen die Armys immer als die Guten dargestellt werden, obwohl sie die größten Verbrecher sind.
mark K (1 day ago)
well, the arabs "war" arent actually war. its massacre
kraftwerkVS (1 day ago)
Ι dont know if there will be in my final list but here it is some war movies that are better than Hurt Locker which is such overated bullshit movie Tora, Tora, Tora (for sure in my top ten list) Fury (fantastic action !!) The Longest Day And here are two completeley underated movies that deserve a second look Battle for Haditha The Last Valley
Svetlana Abramova (1 day ago)
"Come and See" ( 1985)
good movie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_J5J3xlTJvo&t=6s
Blake Mayo (2 days ago)
There is a movie called "My Way" it's not an american film, but the best war movie I have ever seen. I highly recommend it
Top10MM (2 days ago)
Check out The Top 10 Greatest War Movies here: https://youtu.be/exrNJ2A1ZbI Let me know what y’all think!
ed johnson (2 days ago)
Stalingrad, Cross of Iron, The Longest Day (uncut version), Gods and Generals, and Barbarians at the Gate are better than anything listed here
ed johnson (2 days ago)
Correction: "Enemy at the Gates," not "Barbarians at the Gates" -- corporate war, not actual war.
crash406 (2 days ago)
The most 'realistic' part of 'The Hurt Locker' was the scene with Guy Pearce.
Dylan GT31709 (4 days ago)
Many of those are my favorites, as well as Beneath Hill 60, Gallipoli and Windtalkers.
Soumik 3:16 (6 days ago)
WHERE IS HACKSAW RIDGE!
The Keeganater (8 days ago)
No Waterloo and Gettysburg
Ari Rabe (8 days ago)
Gettysburg, Gods and Generals, U-571, Hunt For The Red October (Cold War)
kapten por (9 days ago)
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aidin flores (10 days ago)
Hacksaw ridge
Mark Schloss (10 days ago)
My list: 1. Black Hawk Down 2. 13 Hours 3. Lone Survivor
SapperJeeves (10 days ago)
The Hurt Locker was one of the worst war movies I've ever seen. It came out when I was in a Light Sapper company and it was the butt of all of our jokes.
5.full metal jacket 4. The hurt locker 3. Save private Ryan 2. Apocalypse now 1. Come and see
AyBx Profgame (11 days ago)
My favorite war movie is hacksaw ridge
Kev Frank (12 days ago)
The hurt locker is thee worst military movie out there hands down. Most inaccurate, most blown out of proportion military movie in history. gtfo.
Charl Bekker (13 days ago)
American sniper
benno291980 (13 days ago)
Ok so many complaints about this list. Glory only an honorable mention, NO Last of the Mohicans or Spartacus or Henry V?! Hell even Troy was better than 3-4 of the movies on this list.
benno291980 (13 days ago)
The Hurt Locker? Shouldn't even be Top 25
The FNAF Toys (13 days ago)
Where was to hell and back?
ChaotiX SkuLLS (14 days ago)
i promise you any war movie made before 1990 wont be an enjoyable watch
ChaotiX SkuLLS (9 days ago)
Carlos Martinez i saw it years ago. Damn good movie. When i say it wont be a enjoyable watch, its not because the movie is bad. I say it because modern televisions are so advanced that you can literally see the pixels when watching the old movies. Thats why i think they’re not enjoyable to watch.
Carlos Martinez (9 days ago)
ChaotiX SkuLLS I suggest you watch “come and see”
Guillermo (14 days ago)
Were was Waterloo one of the most accurate war movies ever made
benno291980 (10 days ago)
Agreed! A Rod Steiger classic
Jude Allison (14 days ago)
American sniper? Hacksaw ridge? Lone survivor?
SimeOh (16 days ago)
Apocalypse Now is easily number 1.
Eff YT (17 days ago)
In going to disagree with this and go with these instead. 1: American Sniper 2: Hacksaw Ridge 3: Dunkirk 4: The Hurt Locker 5: BlackHawk Down
Steve Ezzeddine (5 days ago)
American Sniper? lol a shitty movie about how americans cry when they invade other countries. Fuck off
Skater named Dylan (17 days ago)
The great escape is the best
Impulse Exility (17 days ago)
Hacksaw ridge should be up there like if you feel the same but saving private Ryan is #1
Bobbie Bittle (18 days ago)
Bro 13 hours or horse soldiers
Iyden McNair (18 days ago)
Lone Survivor?
TurNipps (18 days ago)
im sorry but apocalyse now is not that good
Wyatt Chacon (18 days ago)
Yo where’s the muppets
joseph stalin (19 days ago)
Yo where is Ralph breaks the internet
Mike W (20 days ago)
The Dirty Dozen has to be one of the greatest war movies of all time. Not even mentioned or commented about. How was this movie forgotten about!
Dr Wronghouse (21 days ago)
Compare to Elem Klimov's "Come and see", many from this list are, ...just Hollywood.
pullzatrigger1 (21 days ago)
I am gonna say i 100% disagree....except for saving private ryan it is one of the best
pullzatrigger1 (15 days ago)
+Gaming KnockeR lol... I see your mom didn't make the list, sad.
Gaming KnockeR (16 days ago)
Ur mom is the best
Will Hernandez (21 days ago)
I mean, I agree on private Ryan but maybe u should have added "Hacksaw Ridge" that was a really great movie
Booyaka Bambata (23 days ago)
Apocalypse Now is by far the best war movie ever. Saving Ryan's Privates wasn't bad.
Sam Price (23 days ago)
How the fuck can you live with the guilt of putting the hurt locker above the bridge on the River Kwai 😂
ItsMaximus (24 days ago)
Where the fuck is fury
Dead Pool (24 days ago)
What about hacksaw ridge
Jaxson Burke (25 days ago)
1) Apocalypse Now 2) Patton 3) Saving Private Ryan 4) The Deer Hunter 5) All Quiet on the Western Front 6) The Hurt Locker 7) Platoon 8) Dunkirk 9) Glory 10) The Longest Day
0985mdn (25 days ago)
Who makes these lists?! The Hurt Locker was an abortion of a war film.
Brian Bennett (26 days ago)
And how dare you include a fictitious account like Hurt Locker over a retelling of a real event like Blackhawk Down. This list is a joke
Brian Bennett (26 days ago)
Best war movie...but Hurt Locker is on the list when the NCO goes outsider the wire by himself...like he is Rambo..if youve actually been deployed you know how full of shit Hurt locker is
Dan Gundan (26 days ago)
Behind enemy lines
Talentjoseph Mupunza (26 days ago)
13hrs secret soldiers of benghazi and 12 Strong
daan diks (26 days ago)
Das Boot first! U-96!
aspenrebel (27 days ago)
"Patton" #1, one of my all time fav movies. Others: "The Dirty Dozen", "Where Eagles Dare", "Guns of Navarone", "Sands of Iwo Jima", "They Were Expendable", "Battle of Britain", "Tora, Tora, Tora", "Tobruk", "We Were Soldiers", "The Green Berets", "Bataan", "The Longest Day", "The Battle of the Bulge", "The Last Samurai", "Zulu", "To Hell and Back" (The Audie Murphy Story), "Hell Is For Heroes", "The Alamo" (John Wayne). "Sergeant York".
Eli (28 days ago)
Where was tropic thunder tho
Said Belkacem (28 days ago)
Best movie is Downfall, second Das Boot
Get_RektBoi (29 days ago)
Jarhead Hurt locker American sniper Saving private Ryan Fury Full metal jacket Platoon Sand castle Black hawk down Zero dark thirty Code name Geronimo Lone survivor War machine Restreppo Tears of the sun Hack saw ridge Siege of jaddotville Honorable mentions: Megan leavey Journeys end (Let me know what I missed!)
mungo spade (28 days ago)
Apocalypse now
Samuel A. Bernstein (29 days ago)
What about The Longest Day?
Patricia Rubio (29 days ago)
What about 13 Hours?
Oskar Kruse Andersen (29 days ago)
Fury
Matthew Salaices (30 days ago)
The hurt locker??? Really!?! Change out for we were soldiers with that god awful movie!
Ceaserthe Ape (1 month ago)
Mine is: American Sniper Hacksaw Ridge UnBroken Lone Survivor
VISHAL JAAT (2 days ago)
Chris kyle was great sniper though
zieg feld (20 days ago)
American sniper isn't even a movie its just propaganda
JrH # (1 month ago)
Saving Private Ryan is a masterpiece
Sam M (1 month ago)
Saving private Ryan is the greatest war movie ever
Calum Peissel (1 month ago)
Hacksaw Ridge? Fury?
Abul Kalam (1 month ago)
I think here need add Enemy at the gate
Andre Dwi cahya (1 month ago)
Where forrest gum and bubba :)
Arif Cso (30 days ago)
It's drama movie and not focused on war but Gump
Oh Yeah yeah (1 month ago)
Enemy at the gates?
Jonáš Lipenský (1 month ago)
I really miss Lone Survivor here.
Shindlers list anyone or Enemy at the gates as HONERBLE MENTION
Harald Dal (1 month ago)
Bro schindler's list doesnt have combat in, u have to listen to what they say
Massimo Stefani (1 month ago)
My favourites all from an Italian perspective of War : 1. EL Alamein The Line of Fire, 2. Mediterraneo, 3. Divisione Folgore 4. Italiani Brava Gente 5. Lion of the Desert. Oh and a shout out for Cross of Iron needs a mention here - from the German perspective along with the movie Stalingrad (not the recent Russian one) - Essentially best ones don't use CGI.
Craig Bailey (1 month ago)
Some awful movies in this list while We Were Soldiers is not even mentioned. Best Vietnam movie of them all.
FGLeon01 (1 month ago)
You miss "D Day"
Michael Hurley (1 month ago)
Also worst Oscar pic for Best picture Shakespeare in love.
CaRnAgE_4_Justin (1 month ago)
Platoon #10 are you fucking kidding me
Tyler Wolf (1 month ago)
3. Saving private Ryan 2. Apocalypse now 1. Full metal jacket
nkosana khumalo (1 month ago)
Dunkirk
Mason Dunlow (1 month ago)
hacksaw ridge got snubbed
June Smith (1 month ago)
my favorite that IS in this video is saving private Ryan other thank that my actual favorite movie is not in that video but it should its called "fury" it has brad Pitt in it!
Jani Beg (1 month ago)
Oddly enough, the movies "To Hell and Back" and "A Walk in the Sun" were left off the list.
Jim Green (1 month ago)
Though this may sound a bit lame,since I never saw it, I think that Code Talkers, because it's about a group of soldiers who were covered up in history books simply because of their ethnicity--Navajos. They played a huge part in the turning of the tide in the Pacific War portion of WW2 against the Japanese. Also, I hope that some day, there's a category for the '60s movie "300 Spartans" about the world-changing Battle of Thermopylae in ancient Greece, and the Kirk Douglass movie of that same era--Spartacus.
Wanjis (1 month ago)
Wait... if All Quiet On The Western Front is the 7th best war film. Why isn't it on the top 10 WWI movies list?
Wanjis (1 month ago)
All Quiet On The Western Front. My favorite movie. Best one I have ever watched.
Craven Payne (1 month ago)
Tora Tora Tora should be om this list since its both filmed from usa and japanese pov duering the pearl harbour assult realy good movie
Idk if it should be first place but what about hacksaw ridge I love that movie
iSuRRendeReDuK (1 month ago)
Longest Day never existed I suppose
Deepak Roy (1 month ago)
Really bad picks
Kaneki Ken (1 month ago)
5. Apocalypse Now 4. Black Hawk Down 3. The Hurt Locker 2. Saving Private Ryan 1. Red Dawn
PBR StreetGang (1 month ago)
Red Dawn is the same as Inglorious Bastards, it takes place in an alternate reality. So it doesn't count.
Kellen Norton (1 month ago)
The Patriot
Rafae Bin Nauman (1 month ago)
Where’s Fury?!
Rhiannon Leahy (1 month ago)
Unbroken should have been on this list
HINDUSTANI (1 month ago)
What about Mel Gibsons The Patriot ??? It is cult classic
Paul Fontes (1 month ago)
I know you can get every great movie on here but cmon.... thin red line is better than Saving private Ryan. Needs to be on the lisy. apocalypse now number 1
Alva D.B. (1 month ago)
WHERE IS DOWNFALL!!!
Maxx Us (1 month ago)
this top only shows movies from USA/england, but where're the russian and german ones?? the brest fortress, come and see, stalingrad.
T Bloopner (1 month ago)
There's 'Come and See' and then everything else.....'I picture myself in the existence of Klimov ( the filmmaker,) I can't imagine making anything as amazing as this, as rigourous as this, as poetic as this, as profound, as deeply meant and deeply felt as this. I don't think anything I would ever do would ever get near this level of genius' ..Katie Mitchell, Theater producer
Robert Heilmeier (1 month ago)
+T Bloopner Totally agree. "Come and See" is on a different level, hardly even comparable with the movies in this list
malachi micah (1 month ago)
This movie list Sucked
facayu (1 month ago)
Longest Day, German movie Stalingrad ...
Tama Matu (1 month ago)
Tora! Tora! Tora!
pantera tanker (1 month ago)
Yo

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