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The Best War Movies of All Time According to Stacker

For millennia, there has been a fascination with war—both the waging of it and the recounting of its stories. Since the start of civilization, people have engaged in war and recounted conflicts through oral, visual, and written storytelling. The 20th century saw this type of storytelling evolve into motion pictures.
While some war films emphasize the inhumanity of battle, others focus on the valiant heroes carrying out their patriotic duties. There are also films that take another approach by focusing on how war can influence the lives of civilians or soldiers who've returned home. When taken as a whole, the genre leaves no psychological or physical stone unturned. In other words, if it's been done in battle, it's probably been reproduced on screen.
Stacker compiled data on all war movies to come up with a Stacker score—a weighted index split evenly between IMDb and Metacritic scores. The films are ranked from 1 to 50 based on their Stacker score.
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avg. score: 16 of 50 (31%)
required scores: 1, 8, 13, 17, 22 

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1
Casablanca (1942)
Casablanca (1942)
2
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
3
Army of Shadows (1969)
Army of Shadows (1969)
4
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
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5
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
6
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
8
Gone With the Wind (1939)
Gone With the Wind (1939)
9
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
10
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
11
Platoon (1986)
Platoon (1986)
12
Dunkirk (2017)
Dunkirk (2017)
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13
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
14
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
15
Duck Soup (1933)
Duck Soup (1933)
16
The Hurt Locker (2008)
The Hurt Locker (2008)
17
Barry Lyndon (1975)
Barry Lyndon (1975)
18
Patton (1970)
Patton (1970)
19
The Pianist (2002)
The Pianist (2002)
20
Persepolis (2007)
Persepolis (2007)
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21
Das Boot (1981)
Das Boot (1981)
22
The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
23
Le Petit Soldat (1963)
Le Petit Soldat (1963)
24
Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
25
The African Queen (1951)
The African Queen (1951)
26
Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)
Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)
27
The Great Escape (1963)
The Great Escape (1963)
28
To Be or Not to Be (1942)
To Be or Not to Be (1942)
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29
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
30
The Deer Hunter (1978)
The Deer Hunter (1978)
31
Bloody Sunday (2002)
Bloody Sunday (2002)
32
Son of Saul (2015)
Son of Saul (2015)
33
Spartacus (1960)
Spartacus (1960)
34
Love and Death (1975)
Love and Death (1975)
35
Turtles Can Fly (2005)
Turtles Can Fly (2005)
36
Beau Travail (2000)
Beau Travail (2000)
37
Kagemusha (1980)
Kagemusha (1980)
38
Stalag 17 (1953)
Stalag 17 (1953)
39
Downfall (2004)
Downfall (2004)
40
Atonement (2007)
Atonement (2007)
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