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2000s War Drama Movies

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

PG-13
| 2h 18min | Adventure, Drama, War
3.6/5 (with 911 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.

Pan's Labyrinth(2006)

R
| 1h 58min | Fantasy, Drama, War
3.9/5 (with 3,626 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.

The Pianist(2002)

R
| 2h 30min | Drama, War
4.2/5 (with 2,700 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 1,277 votes)

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

Blood Diamond(2006)

R
| 2h 23min | Drama, Thriller, Action
3.8/5 (with 2,424 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.

The Hurt Locker(2008)

R
| 2h 11min | Drama, Thriller, War
3.7/5 (with 1,851 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.

Alexander(2004)

3.0/5 (with 1,115 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.

Tristan & Isolde(2006)

PG-13
| 2h 5min | Drama, Romance / Love, Adventure, Action
3.3/5 (with 277 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.

Enemy at the Gates(2001)

R
| 2h 11min | Drama, War, History
3.7/5 (with 1,070 votes)

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

The Four Feathers(2002)

PG-13
| 2h 12min | War, Adventure, Drama, Romance / Love
3.3/5 (with 161 votes)

The story, set in 1875, 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.

Downfall(2004)

R
| 2h 36min | Drama, History, War
3.9/5 (with 1,129 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.

Behind Enemy Lines(2001)

1h 46min | Action, Drama, Thriller, War
3.1/5 (with 430 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.

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Jarhead(2005)

R
| 2h 3min | Drama, War
3.3/5 (with 856 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.

Joyeux Noel(2005)

PG-13
| 1h 56min | Drama, War, Romance / Love, History
3.7/5 (with 267 votes)

France, 1914, during World War I. On Christmas Eve, an extraordinary event takes place in the bloody no man's land that the French and the Scots dispute with the Germans….

Arn: The Knight Templar(2007)

PG-13
| 2h 19min | Action, Adventure, Drama, Romance / Love
3.2/5 (with 81 votes)

Arn, the son of a high-ranking Swedish nobleman is educated in a monastery and sent to the Holy Land as a knight templar to do penance for a forbidden love.

Assembly(2007)

2h 4min | Action, History
3.6/5 (with 31 votes)

Follows a soldier trying to gain recognition for comrades who died in 1948, at a turning point in the civil war between the communists and the nationalist forces of the Kuomintang (KMT).

9th Company(2005)

2h 19min | Drama, History, War, Action
3.4/5 (with 73 votes)

The picture opens in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, in late 1988, when military trainees Petrovsky, Ryaba, Chugun, Stas, Pinochet, Lyutev and Vorobyev are whipped into shape at a training camp by the brutal, sadistic commander, Warrant Officer Dygalo - prior to being sent off to the front lines. After several one-by-one dalliances with the local whore, Snow White, and a cautionary lecture on the history, geography and culture of Afghanistan (which most of the men sleep through), the trainees head off to battle - first to the Bagram air base, then to the Afghani province of Khost to secure supply lines. But nothing can begin to prepare them for the brutal devastation into which they are plunged, or the relentless tide of slaughter that scatters thousands of Soviet victims in its wake.

The Great Raid(2005)

R
| 2h 12min | Action, History, War
3.3/5 (with 87 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.

A Very Long Engagement(2004)

R
| 2h 13min | Drama, Romance / Love, War
3.7/5 (with 358 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...

Stop-Loss(2008)

R
| 1h 53min | Drama, War
3.1/5 (with 75 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.

Rescue Dawn(2006)

PG-13
| 2h 6min | Adventure, Drama, War
3.5/5 (with 345 votes)

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

Flyboys(2006)

3.2/5 (with 243 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.

Captain Corelli's Mandolin(2001)

R
| 2h 11min | Drama, History, Romance / Love
2.9/5 (with 156 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.

Head in the Clouds(2004)

R
| 2h 1min | Drama, Romance / Love, War
3.0/5 (with 54 votes)

A romantic drama set in 1930's England, Paris, and Spain. Gilda Bessé shares her Paris apartment with an Irish schoolteacher, Guy Malyon, and Mia, a refugee from Spain. As the world drifts toward war, Gilda defiantly pursues her hedonistic lifestyle and her burgeoning career as a photographer. But Guy and Mia feel impelled to join the fight against fascism, and the three friends are separated.

Innocent Voices(2004)

2h | Drama, War
3.9/5 (with 34 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.

Charlotte Gray(2001)

PG-13
| 2h 1min | Drama, History, Romance / Love, War
3.0/5 (with 40 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.

Saints and Soldiers(2003)

PG-13
| 1h 30min | Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War
3.2/5 (with 78 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.

Gods and Generals(2003)

PG-13
| 3h 34min | Drama, History, War
3.0/5 (with 50 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.

The Messenger(2009)

R
| 1h 53min | Drama
3.4/5 (with 126 votes)

Will Montgomery (Ben Foster), 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 (Woody Harrelson), to give notice to the families of fallen soldiers. The Sergeant is drawn to Olivia Pitterson (Samantha Morton), to whom he has delivered news of her husband’s death.

Redacted(2007)

1h 30min | Drama, War
3.1/5 (with 46 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
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