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100 Best War Movies of All Time

From peacetime to frontlines, from coming home to left behind: Rotten Tomatoes presents the 100 best-reviewed war movies of all time, ranked by Adjusted Tomatometer with at least 20 reviews each.

Adjusted Score: 80.257%
Critics Consensus: The second part of Soderbergh's biopic is a dark, hypnotic and sometimes frustrating portrait of a warrior in decline, with a terrific central performance from Del Toro.
Synopsis: Part 2 of director Steven Soderbergh's Che Guevara saga begins with the famed Cuban revolutionary at the absolute peak of... [More]
Directed By: Steven Soderbergh

Adjusted Score: 83.28%
Critics Consensus: Worthy themes and strong performances across the board make Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence an impactful story about bridging cultural divides.
Synopsis: Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence was the first English-language project of Japanese director Nagisa Oshima (Death by Hanging, In the Realm... [More]
Directed By: Nagisa Oshima


Black Hawk Down (2001)

Adjusted Score: 81.672%
Critics Consensus: Though it's light on character development and cultural empathy, Black Hawk Down is a visceral, pulse-pounding portrait of war, elevated by Ridley Scott's superb technical skill.
Synopsis: A quickly forgotten chapter in United States military history is relived in this harrowing war drama from director Ridley Scott,... [More]
Directed By: Ridley Scott

Adjusted Score: 84.423%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In Volker Schlöndorff's award-winning adaptation of Nobel Prize winner Günter Grass' allegorical novel, David Bennent plays Oskar, the young son... [More]
Directed By: Volker Schlöndorff

Adjusted Score: 81.886%
Critics Consensus: A well-crafted and visually arresting drama with a touch of whimsy.
Synopsis: Audrey Tautou, who rose to international stardom with the title role in Jean-Pierre Jeunet's worldwide smash Amà (C)lie, reunites with... [More]
Directed By: Jean-Pierre Jeunet


American Sniper (2015)

Adjusted Score: 83.506%
Critics Consensus: Powered by Clint Eastwood's sure-handed direction and a gripping central performance from Bradley Cooper, American Sniper delivers a tense, vivid tribute to its real-life subject.
Synopsis: From director Clint Eastwood comes "American Sniper," starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military... [More]
Directed By: Clint Eastwood


Kelly's Heroes (1970)

Adjusted Score: 80.276%
Critics Consensus: Kelly's Heroes subverts its World War II setting with pointed satirical commentary on modern military efforts, offering an entertaining hybrid of heist caper and battlefield action.
Synopsis: Like M*A*S*H and Catch-22, both released the same year, this military comedy takes place in an earlier war but is... [More]
Directed By: Brian G. Hutton


Braveheart (1995)

Adjusted Score: 83.279%
Critics Consensus: Distractingly violent and historically dodgy, Mel Gibson's Braveheart justifies its epic length by delivering enough sweeping action, drama, and romance to match its ambition.
Synopsis: Mel Gibson, long-time heartthrob of the silver screen, came into his own as a director with Braveheart, an account of... [More]
Directed By: Mel Gibson


War Horse (2011)

Adjusted Score: 81.516%
Critics Consensus: Technically superb, proudly sentimental, and unabashedly old-fashioned, War Horse is an emotional drama that tugs the heartstrings with Spielberg's customary flair.
Synopsis: Set against a sweeping canvas of rural England and Europe during the First World War, War Horse begins with the... [More]
Directed By: Steven Spielberg


Coming Home (1978)

Adjusted Score: 84.886%
Critics Consensus: Coming Home's stellar cast elevates the love triangle in the center of its story - and adds a necessary human component to its none-too-subtle political message.
Synopsis: Coming Home is an unsentimental but heartfelt study of the plight of the wounded Vietnam vet. In 1968, Marine Captain... [More]
Directed By: Hal Ashby

Adjusted Score: 85.569%
Critics Consensus: The Thin Red Line is a daringly philosophical World War II film with an enormous cast of eager stars.
Synopsis: The return of director Terrence Malick to feature filmmaking after a twenty year sabbatical, this World War II drama is... [More]
Directed By: Terrence Malick


Lone Survivor (2014)

Adjusted Score: 83.874%
Critics Consensus: A true account of military courage and survival, Lone Survivor wields enough visceral power to mitigate its heavy-handed jingoism.
Synopsis: LONE SURVIVOR, starring Mark Wahlberg, tells the story of four Navy SEALs on an ill-fated covert mission to neutralize a... [More]
Directed By: Peter Berg


Private Benjamin (1980)

Adjusted Score: 84.476%
Critics Consensus: Private Benjamin proves a potent showcase for its Oscar-nominated star, with Hawn making the most of a story that rests almost completely on her daffily irresistible charm.
Synopsis: Devastated when her brand-new husband (Albert Brooks) drops dead on their wedding night, Jewish American princess Judy Benjamin (Goldie Hawn)... [More]
Directed By: Howard Zieff

Adjusted Score: 85.238%
Critics Consensus: Benigni's earnest charm, when not overstepping its bounds into the unnecessarily treacly, offers the possibility of hope in the face of unflinching horror.
Synopsis: In this WW II tragicomedy, famed Italian funnyman Roberto Benigni (The Monster) portrays Guido, who moves during the '30s from... [More]
Directed By: Roberto Benigni


Fury (2014)

Adjusted Score: 86.329%
Critics Consensus: Overall, Fury is a well-acted, suitably raw depiction of the horrors of war that offers visceral battle scenes but doesn't quite live up to its larger ambitions.
Synopsis: April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy (Brad... [More]
Directed By: David Ayer

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