IMDb's War Top 50

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War films acknowledge the horror and heartbreak of war, letting the actual combat fighting (against nations or humankind) on land, sea, or in the air provide the primary plot or background for the action of the film. War films are often paired with other genres, such as action, adventure, drama, romance, comedy (black), suspense, and even epics and westerns, and they often take a denunciatory approach toward warfare. They may include POW tales, stories of military operations, and training.

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  1. 3 -

    La vita è bella

    1997 — a.k.a. Life Is Beautiful, in 22 top lists Check
  2. 5 -

    Casablanca

    1942, in 39 top lists Check
  3. 21 -

    Letyat zhuravli

    1957 — a.k.a. The Cranes Are Flying, in 17 top lists Check
  4. 25 -1

    Gone with the Wind

    1939, in 31 top lists Check
  5. 32 +1

    Ballada o soldate

    1959 — a.k.a. Ballad of a Soldier, in 15 top lists Check
  6. 40 -

    The Best Years of Our Lives

    1946, in 30 top lists Check
  7. 50 new

    A Matter of Life and Death

    1946, in 23 top lists Check
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Last updated on May 16, 2024; source