Critically Acclaimed Military Movies List

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Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

Aggregate Rating: 233 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 98 | Earnings: $37.62M

In the falangist Spain of 1944, the bookish young stepdaughter of a sadistic army officer escapes into an eerie but captivating fantasy world.

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Long men kezhan (1967)

Aggregate Rating: 173 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 97 | Earnings: null

Lead Role: Lingfeng Shangguan, Chun Shih, Ying Bai, Feng Hsu, | Director: King Hu,

The Eunuch of the Emperor has ordered the commander of his army condemned to death for betrayal and insurrection. The commander's family was was murdered to cut off his bloodline, but his ...

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Dunkirk (2017)

Aggregate Rating: 252 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 94 | Earnings: $188.37M

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

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The Hurt Locker (2008)

Aggregate Rating: 190 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 94 | Earnings: $15.70M

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.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

Aggregate Rating: 283 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 94 | Earnings: $377.02M

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

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Foxtrot (2017)

Aggregate Rating: 166 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 92 | Earnings: null

A troubled family face the facts when something goes terribly wrong at their son's desolate military post.

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Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Aggregate Rating: 276 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 90 | Earnings: $216.12M

Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.

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The Crying Game (1992)

Aggregate Rating: 169 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 90 | Earnings: $62.55M

A British soldier is kidnapped by IRA terrorists. He befriends one of his captors, who is drawn into the soldier's world.

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Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

Aggregate Rating: 169 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 89 | Earnings: null

A police sergeant and an unlikely band of criminals defend a closing LA precinct office on New Years Eve against an army of gang members.

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Love and Death (1975)

Aggregate Rating: 171 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 89 | Earnings: null

In czarist Russia, a neurotic soldier and his distant cousin formulate a plot to assassinate Napoleon.

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Overlord (1975)

Aggregate Rating: 160 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 88 | Earnings: null

During the Second World War a young lad is called up and, with an increasing sense of foreboding, undertakes his army training ready for D-day.

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L'avenir (2016)

Aggregate Rating: 159 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 88 | Earnings: $0.28M

A philosophy teacher soldiers through the death of her mother, getting fired from her job, and dealing with a husband who is cheating on her.

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Valley of Saints (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 155 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 85 | Earnings: null

War and poverty force Gulzar, a young tourist boatman, to run away from Kashmir with his best friend. But a military crackdown derails their escape, and they become trapped in Gulzar's lake...

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Aleksandra (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 155 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 85 | Earnings: null

An elderly woman takes a train trip to visit her grandson at his army camp inside Chechnya.

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Rebelle (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 155 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 84 | Earnings: $0.04M

Somewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa, Komona, a 14-year-old girl, tells her unborn child growing inside her the story of her life since she has been at war. Everything started when she was abducted by the rebel army at the age of 12.

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No Man's Land (2001)

Aggregate Rating: 167 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 84 | Earnings: $1.06M

Bosnia and Herzegovina during 1993 at the time of the heaviest fighting between the two warring sides. Two soldiers from opposing sides in the conflict, Nino and Ciki, become trapped in no man's land, whilst a third soldier becomes a living booby trap.

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The Terminator (1984)

Aggregate Rating: 263 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 83 | Earnings: $38.40M

A seemingly indestructible humanoid cyborg is sent from 2029 to 1984 to assassinate a waitress, whose unborn son will lead humanity in a war against the machines, while a soldier from that war is sent to protect her at all costs.

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'71 (2014)

Aggregate Rating: 159 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 83 | Earnings: $1.27M

In 1971, a young and disorientated British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast.

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Three Kings (1999)

Aggregate Rating: 163 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 82 | Earnings: $60.65M

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.

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Indigènes (2006)

Aggregate Rating: 154 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 82 | Earnings: $0.32M

During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination.

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