Men love fights!!  Hold on, I meant a movie full of fights, lots of explosions, a bit of history, a group of men on either side and a Great War on the Silver Screen.

Do you too love, war movies? If yes, then here we have the list of the best and greatest war movies ever made. Most of them are Oscar award-winning movies, You will fall in love with these war movies as they are a must-watch forever war movie lover.

Every year, many war movies are produced, but some of them become evergreen, we have made sure to choose only THE BEST war movies for you. Hope you will like them all. Rated According to IMDb rating from good to best:

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Best War Movies of All Time

Schindler’s List (1993) – IMDb – 8.9

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Schindler’s list is an American epic historical drama war film based on Thomas Keneally’s novel “Schindler’s Ark”.

Saving Private Ryan (1998) – IMDb 8.6

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Saving Private Ryan is an American epic war film set during World War II. The film is directed by Steven Spielberg.

Casablanca (1942) – IMDb 8.6

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Casablanca is a classic World War II film. The romantic story is set during World War II starring Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, and Claude Rains. The film was made in Black and White in 1942 which was 50 years later printed in color.

The Pianist (2002) – IMDb 8.5

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The Pianist is based on the Autobiography of Wladyslaw Szpilman, an acclaimed Polish composer. The movie is about his survival during World War II.

Das Boot (1981) – IMDb 8.5

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Das Boot is a German Epic War film. The film was exhibited as a theatrical release as well as a TV miniseries. The film is adapted from a German Novel of the same name.

Apocalypse Now (1979) – IMDb 8.5

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Apocalypse Now is an American Epic War film set during the Vietnam War. The film is directed and produced by Francis Ford Coppola.

Paths of Glory (1957) – IMDb 8.5

Paths of Glory is an American anti war film based on the novel of the same name by Humphrey Cobb. The film is set during World War I.

Braveheart (1995) – IMDb 8.4

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BraveHeart is a historical war film. The film tells the story of a 13th-century Scottish warrior who leads the Scots for Scottish Independence First War against King Edward I of England.

Full Metal Jacket (1987) – IMDb 8.4

Full Metal Jacket is a film based on the Vietnam War and is adapted to Gustanv’s Hasford’s novel, “The Short Timers

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) – IMDb 8.3

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The Bridge on the River Kwai is British American World War II film. The film is based on French Novel by Pierre Boulle.

Inglourious Basterds (2009) – IMDb 8.3

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Inglourious Basterds is German American Black comedy war film directed by Quentin Tarantino. The film stars Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Laurent, Michael Fassbender, Eli Roth and Diane Kruger.

The Great Escape (1963) – IMDb 8.3

The Great Escape is an American Film based on a true story about the escape of a group of Allied Prisoners from a German POW camp during World War II.

Platoon (1986) – IMDb 8.2

Platoon is an American War Film based on the Vietnam War directed by Oliver Stone. Platoon is about the brutal tour of a young soldier in Vietnam.

Gone with the Wind (1939) – IMDb 8.2

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Gone with the Wind is an American Epic Historical film based on the 1936 novel, “Sweeping Civil War” by Margaret Mitchell. The film is directed by Victor Fleming, George Cukor, and Sam Wood.

The Deer Hunter (1978) – IMDb 8.2

The Deer Hunter is an American War Drama film directed by Michael Cimino. The story is set during the Vietnam War.

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) – IMDb 8.1

All Quiet on the Western Front is an American War film. The film is based on the novel of the same name written by Erich Maria Remarque.

Glory (1989) – IMDb 8.0

Glory is an American Drama and war film directed by Edward Zwick. The film stars Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, and Morgan Freeman.

300 (2006) – IMDb 7.8

300 is an American Fantasy Action War film based on a comic series of the same name directed by Zack Snyder. A force of 300 Spartan men fought the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C.

The Longest Day (1962) – IMDb 7.8

The Longest Day is a film based on the war on a 1959 History book of the same name by Cornelius Ryan. The film is set during World War II

Black Hawk Down (2001) – IMDb 7.7

Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Dawn is an American War film directed by Ridley Scott and adapted from a 1999 book of the same name by Mark Bowden.