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.



American Sniper(2014)

Combined Rating:
88
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.



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.



Black Hawk Down(2001)

Combined Rating:
85
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 Manchurian Candidate(2004)

Combined Rating:
85
Combined Critics Rating: 81

In the midst of the Gulf War, soldiers are kidnapped and brainwashed for sinister purposes.



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: 79

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: 76

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



Charlie Wilson's War(2007)

Combined Rating:
83
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.



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.



Beasts of No Nation(2015)

Combined Rating:
82
Combined Critics Rating: 79

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



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.



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: 73

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.



The Men Who Stare at Goats(2009)

Combined Rating:
79
Combined Critics Rating: 71

A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army's New Earth Army, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions.



The A-Team(2010)

Combined Rating:
77
Combined Critics Rating: 67

A group of Iraq War veterans looks to clear their name with the U.S. military, who suspect the four men of committing a crime for which they were framed.



Whiskey Tango Foxtrot(2016)

Combined Rating:
76
Combined Critics Rating: 72

A journalist recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan.



The Tomorrow War(2021)

Combined Rating:
76
Combined Critics Rating: 65

A family man is drafted to fight in a future war where the fate of humanity relies on his ability to confront the past.




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