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2000s War Drama Movies

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Pan's Labyrinth(2006)

R
| 1h 58min | Fantasy, Drama, War
3.9/5 (with 4,060 votes)

Living with her tyrannical stepfather in a new home with her pregnant mother, 10-year-old Ofelia feels alone until she explores a decaying labyrinth guarded by a mysterious faun who claims to know her destiny. If she wishes to return to her real father, Ofelia must complete three terrifying tasks.

Blood Diamond(2006)

R
| 2h 23min | Drama, Thriller, Action
3.8/5 (with 2,802 votes)

An ex-mercenary turned smuggler. A Mende fisherman. Amid the explosive civil war overtaking 1999 Sierra Leone, these men join for two desperate missions: recovering a rare pink diamond of immense value and rescuing the fisherman's son, conscripted as a child soldier into the brutal rebel forces ripping a swath of torture and bloodshed countrywide.

Enemy at the Gates(2001)

R
| 2h 11min | Drama, War, History
3.7/5 (with 1,246 votes)

A Russian and a German sniper play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad in WWII.

Pearl Harbor(2001)

PG-13
| 3h 3min | History, Romance / Love, War, Drama
3.5/5 (with 2,374 votes)

The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes is immediately put on hold when they find themselves at the center of Japan's devastating attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

The Pianist(2002)

R
| 2h 30min | Drama, War
4.2/5 (with 3,163 votes)

The true story of pianist Władysław Szpilman's experiences in Warsaw during the Nazi occupation. When the Jews of the city find themselves forced into a ghetto, Szpilman finds work playing in a café; and when his family is deported in 1942, he stays behind, works for a while as a laborer, and eventually goes into hiding in the ruins of the war-torn city.

Kingdom of Heaven(2005)

R
| 2h 24min | Drama, Action, Adventure, History, War
3.4/5 (with 1,467 votes)

After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.

Alexander(2004)

3.0/5 (with 1,241 votes)

Alexander, the King of Macedonia, leads his legions against the giant Persian Empire. After defeating the Persians, he leads his army across the then known world, venturing farther than any westerner had ever gone, all the way to India.

Jarhead(2005)

R
| 2h 3min | Drama, War
3.3/5 (with 1,001 votes)

Jarhead is a film about a US Marine Anthony Swofford’s experience in the Gulf War. After putting up with an arduous boot camp, Swofford and his unit are sent to the Persian Gulf where they are eager to fight, but are forced to stay back from the action. Swofford struggles with the possibility of his girlfriend cheating on him, and as his mental state deteriorates, his desire to kill increases.

The Hurt Locker(2008)

R
| 2h 11min | Drama, Thriller, War
3.7/5 (with 2,087 votes)

Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.

Innocent Voices(2004)

2h | Drama, War
4.0/5 (with 122 votes)

A young boy, in an effort to have a normal childhood in 1980's El Salvador, is caught up in a dramatic fight for his life as he desperately tries to avoid the war which is raging all around him.

Behind Enemy Lines(2001)

1h 46min | Action, Drama, Thriller, War
3.2/5 (with 507 votes)

While flying a routine reconnaissance mission over Bosnia, fighter pilot Chris Burnett photographs something he wasn't supposed to see and gets shot down behind enemy lines, where he must outrun an army led by a ruthless Serbian general. With time running out and a deadly tracker on his trail, Burnett's commanding officer decides to risk his career and launch a renegade rescue mission to save his life.

Atonement(2007)

R
| 2h 3min | Drama, Romance / Love
3.9/5 (with 1,478 votes)

As a 13-year-old, fledgling writer Briony Tallis irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.

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Rescue Dawn(2006)

PG-13
| 2h | Adventure, Drama, War
3.5/5 (with 403 votes)

A US Fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.

The Four Feathers(2002)

PG-13
| 2h 12min | War, Drama, Romance / Love, Action, Adventure
3.3/5 (with 190 votes)

The story, set in 1885, follows a British officer (Heath Ledger) who resigns his post when he learns of his regiment's plan to ship out to the Sudan for the conflict with the Mahdi. His friends and fiancée send him four white feathers which symbolize cowardice. To redeem his honor he disguises himself as an Arab and secretly saves the lives of those who branded him a coward.

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World(2003)

PG-13
| 2h 18min | Adventure, Drama, War
3.6/5 (with 1,088 votes)

After an abrupt and violent encounter with a French warship inflicts severe damage upon his ship, a captain of the British Royal Navy begins a chase over two oceans to capture or destroy the enemy, though he must weigh his commitment to duty and ferocious pursuit of glory against the safety of his devoted crew, including the ship's thoughtful surgeon, his best friend.

Home of the Brave(2006)

1h 46min | Drama, War
2.7/5 (with 57 votes)

The day after they get the word they'll go home in two weeks, a group of soldiers from Spokane are ambushed in an Iraqi city. Back stateside we follow four of them - a surgeon who saw too much, a teacher who's a single mom and who lost a hand in the ambush, an infantry man whose best friend died that day, and a soldier who keeps reliving the moment he killed a civilian woman.

Downfall(2004)

R
| 2h 36min | Drama, History, War
3.9/5 (with 1,317 votes)

In April of 1945, Germany stands at the brink of defeat with the Russian Army closing in from the east and the Allied Expeditionary Force attacking from the west. In Berlin, capital of the Third Reich, Adolf Hitler proclaims that Germany will still achieve victory and orders his generals and advisers to fight to the last man. When the end finally does come, and Hitler lies dead by his own hand, what is left of his military must find a way to end the killing that is the Battle of Berlin, and lay down their arms in surrender.

Flyboys(2006)

3.3/5 (with 287 votes)

The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.

Tristan & Isolde(2006)

PG-13
| 2h 5min | Drama, Romance / Love, Adventure, Action
3.4/5 (with 307 votes)

An affair between the second in line to Britain's throne (Franco) and the princess of the feuding Irish (Myles) spells doom for the young lovers.

Captain Corelli's Mandolin(2001)

R
| 2h 11min | Drama, History, Romance / Love
3.0/5 (with 185 votes)

When a Greek fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during WWII, his fiancee falls in love with the local Italian commander. The film is based on a novel about an Italian soldier's experiences during the Italian occupation of the Greek island of Cephalonia (Kefalonia), but Hollywood made it into a pure love story by removing much of the "unpleasant" stuff.

Charlotte Gray(2001)

PG-13
| 2h 1min | Drama, History, Romance / Love, War
3.0/5 (with 51 votes)

This is a drama set in Nazi-occupied France at the height of World War II. Charlotte Gray tells the compelling story of a young Scottish woman working with the French Resistance in the hope of rescuing her lover, a missing RAF pilot. Based on the best-selling novel by Sebastian Faulks.

The Great Raid(2005)

R
| 2h 12min | Action, History, War
3.3/5 (with 97 votes)

As World War II rages, the elite Sixth Ranger Battalion is given a mission of heroic proportions: push 30 miles behind enemy lines and liberate over 500 American prisoners of war.

Redacted(2007)

1h 30min | Drama, War, Thriller
3.1/5 (with 52 votes)

A fictional documentary discusses the effects the Iraq war has had on soldiers and local people through interviews with members of an American military unit, the media, and local Iraqis.

Directed by Brian De Palma - With Ohad Knoller, Ty Jones

Gods and Generals(2003)

PG-13
| 3h 34min | Drama, History, War
3.0/5 (with 55 votes)

The film centers mostly around the personal and professional life of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, a brilliant if eccentric Confederate general, from the outbreak of the American Civil War until its halfway point when Jackson is killed accidentally by his own soldiers in May 1863 during his greatest victory.

Stop-Loss(2008)

R
| 1h 53min | Drama, War
3.1/5 (with 82 votes)

A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.

The Messenger(2009)

R
| 1h 53min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 141 votes)

Will Montgomery, a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant who has returned home from Iraq, is assigned to the Army’s Casualty Notification service. Montgomery is partnered with Captain Tony Stone, to give notice to the families of fallen soldiers. The Sergeant is drawn to Olivia Pitterson, to whom he has delivered news of her husband’s death.

The Grey Zone(2001)

1h 48min | Drama, War
3.3/5 (with 51 votes)

A Nazi doctor—along with the Sonderkomando, Jews who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow Jews—find themselves in a moral grey zone.

Max(2002)

R
| 1h 46min | War, Drama
3.1/5 (with 33 votes)

In 1918, a young, disillusioned Adolf Hitler strikes up a friendship with a Jewish art dealer while weighing a life of passion for art vs. talent at politics.

Saints and Soldiers(2003)

PG-13
| 1h 30min | War, Drama, Action, Adventure, History
3.2/5 (with 92 votes)

Five American soldiers fighting in Europe during World War II struggle to return to Allied territory after being separated from U.S. forces during the historic Malmedy Massacre.

A Very Long Engagement(2004)

R
| 2h 13min | Drama, Romance / Love, War
3.7/5 (with 413 votes)

In 1919, Mathilde was 19 years old. Two years earlier, her fiancé Manech left for the front at the Somme. Like millions of others he was "killed on the field of battle." It's written in black and white on the official notice. But Mathilde refuses to believe it. If Manech had died, she would know. She hangs on to her intuition as tightly as she would onto the last thread of hope linking her to her lover. A former sergeant tells her in vain that Manech died in the no man's land of a trench named Bingo Crepescule, in the company of four other men condemned to die for self-inflicted wounds. Her path ahead is full of obstacles but Mathilde is not frightened. Anything is possible to someone who is willing to challenge fate...

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