The Hurt Locker(2008)

Combined Rating:
95
Combined Critics Rating: 93

During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.



Zero Dark Thirty(2012)

Combined Rating:
95
Combined Critics Rating: 94

A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011.



Star Trek Into Darkness(2013)

Combined Rating:
87
Combined Critics Rating: 82

After the crew of the Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization, Captain Kirk leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction.



American Sniper(2014)

Combined Rating:
87
Combined Critics Rating: 82

Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home to his wife and kids after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.



Black Hawk Down(2001)

Combined Rating:
84
Combined Critics Rating: 78

160 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.



The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2(2015)

Combined Rating:
84
Combined Critics Rating: 78

As the war of Panem escalates to the destruction of other districts, Katniss Everdeen, the reluctant leader of the rebellion, must bring together an army against President Snow, while all she holds dear hangs in the balance.



Three Kings(1999)

Combined Rating:
84
Combined Critics Rating: 78

In the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, four soldiers set out to steal gold that was stolen from Kuwait, but they discover people who desperately need their help.



Blood Diamond(2006)

Combined Rating:
83
Combined Critics Rating: 75

A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond.



A Most Wanted Man(2014)

Combined Rating:
83
Combined Critics Rating: 79

A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror.



Charlie Wilson's War(2007)

Combined Rating:
82
Combined Critics Rating: 77

A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.



Lone Survivor(2013)

Combined Rating:
81
Combined Critics Rating: 74

Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare.



Beasts of No Nation(2015)

Combined Rating:
81
Combined Critics Rating: 78

A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country.



The Messenger(2009)

Combined Rating:
80
Combined Critics Rating: 79

An American soldier struggles with an ethical dilemma when he becomes involved with a widow of a fallen officer.



War Dogs(2016)

Combined Rating:
80
Combined Critics Rating: 72

Based on the true story of two young men, David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, who won a $300 million contract from the Pentagon to arm America's allies in Afghanistan.



In the Valley of Elah(2007)

Combined Rating:
79
Combined Critics Rating: 73

A retired military investigator works with a police detective to uncover the truth behind his son's disappearance following his return from a tour of duty in Iraq.



Whiskey Tango Foxtrot(2016)

Combined Rating:
76
Combined Critics Rating: 71

A journalist recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan.



12 Strong(2018)

Combined Rating:
74
Combined Critics Rating: 68

12 Strong tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11; under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban.



Vantage Point(2008)

Combined Rating:
72
Combined Critics Rating: 60

The attempted assassination of the American President is told and re-told from several different perspectives.



Courage Under Fire(1996)

Combined Rating:
71
Combined Critics Rating: 63

A U.S. Army officer, despondent about a deadly mistake he made, investigates a female chopper commander's worthiness for the Medal of Honor.



Transformers: The Last Knight(2017)

Combined Rating:
70
Combined Critics Rating: 58

Autobots and Decepticons are at war, with humans on the sidelines. Optimus Prime is gone. The key to saving our future lies buried in the secrets of the past, in the hidden history of Transformers on Earth.




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