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Vulture's the 50 Greatest War Movies Ever Made

"Compiled as Sam Mendes's stylistically audacious World War I film, 1917, heads to theaters, this list opts for a somewhat narrow definition of a war movie, focusing on films that deal with the experiences of soldiers during wartime. That means no films about the experience of returning from war (Coming Home, The Best Years of Our Lives, First Blood) or of civilian life during wartime (Mrs. Miniver, Forbidden Games, Hope and Glory) or of wartime stories whose action rests far away from the battlefield (Casablanca). It also leaves films primarily about the Holocaust out of consideration, as they seem substantively different from other sorts of war films. Also excluded are films that blur genres, like the military science fiction of Starship Troopers and Aliens (even if the latter does have a lot to say about the Vietnam War)."
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1
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)
2
Booby Traps (1944)
Booby Traps (1944)
3
War Horse (2011)
War Horse (2011)
4
Allied (2016)
Allied (2016)
5
Courage Under Fire (1996)
Courage Under Fire (1996)
6
Overlord (1975)
Overlord (1975)
7
Casualties of War (1989)
Casualties of War (1989)
8
Sergeant York (1941)
Sergeant York (1941)
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9
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Black Hawk Down (2001)
10
The Train (1964)
The Train (1964)
11
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
12
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1962)
An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1962)
13
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983)
Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983)
14
Run Silent, Run Deep (1958)
Run Silent, Run Deep (1958)
15
Three Kings (1999)
Three Kings (1999)
16
Stalag 17 (1953)
Stalag 17 (1953)
17
Ride With the Devil (1999)
Ride With the Devil (1999)
18
Che: Part One (2008)
Che: Part One (2008)
19
The Story of G.I. Joe (1945)
The Story of G.I. Joe (1945)
20
The Deer Hunter (1978)
The Deer Hunter (1978)
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21
They Were Expendable (1945)
They Were Expendable (1945)
22
From Here to Eternity (1953)
From Here to Eternity (1953)
23
Paisan (1946)
Paisan (1946)
24
Gallipoli (1981)
Gallipoli (1981)
25
The Steel Helmet (1951)
The Steel Helmet (1951)
26
Patton (1970)
Patton (1970)
27
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
28
Platoon (1986)
Platoon (1986)
29
The Dirty Dozen (1967)
The Dirty Dozen (1967)
30
Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)
Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)
31
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
32
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
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33
The Great Escape (1963)
The Great Escape (1963)
34
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
35
Chimes at Midnight (1965)
Chimes at Midnight (1965)
36
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
37
Das Boot (1981)
Das Boot (1981)
38
The Burmese Harp (1956)
The Burmese Harp (1956)
39
Fires on the Plain (1959)
Fires on the Plain (1959)
40
Dunkirk (2017)
Dunkirk (2017)
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