101 War Movies You Must See Before You Die was published in 2009 and has films ranging from 1915 to 2007. Forty-seven of the 101 cross over with the 1001 Movies list, while 54 are unique.

With insight from critics, film historians, and academics, 101 War Movies You Must See Before You Die offers a breadth of knowledge and passion for a celluloid century of tanks and trenches, guns and grenades, heartrending deaths, and heroic leadership. So if you love war movies, now is the time to don your flak jacket and begin the march to great entertainment.

War films transcend more than one genre. From the first "antiwar" film, All Quiet on the Western Front, through Bogart and Hepburn in The African Queen, to Clint Eastwood's powerful Letters from Iwo Jima, war films have spanned several worlds of filmmaking. Discover movies that show us heroic struggles, films that present life-or-death decisions and desperate acts, as well as those that question the motives and morality of war.

The List[edit | edit source]

1 - The Birth of a Nation (1915)
2 - The Battle of the Somme (1916)
3 - The Big Parade (1925)
4 - General (1927)
5 - Napoleon (1927)
6 - Wings (1927)
7 - All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
8 - The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)
9 - Grand Illusion (1937)
10 - The Great Dictator (1940)
11 - Buck Privates (1941)
12 - Sergeant York (1941)
13 - 49th Parallel (1941)
14 - To Be or Not to Be (1942)
15 - Mrs. Miniver (1942)
16 - In Which We Serve (1942)
17 - Went the Day Well? (1942)
18 - Rome, Open City (1945)
19 - A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
20 - Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)
21 - The Red Badge of Courage (1951)
22 - The Cruel Sea (1953)
23 - Stalag 17 (1953)
24 - From Here to Eternity (1953)
25 - The Dam Busters (1955)
26 - Hill 24 Doesn't Answer (1955)
27 - Throne of Blood (1957)
28 - Kanal (1957)
29 - The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
30 - The Cranes Are Flying (1957)
31 - Paths of Glory (1957)
32 - Ice Cold in Alex (1958)
33 - Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
34 - Ballad of a Soldier (1959)
35 - Two Women (1960)
36 - The Guns of Navarone (1961)
37 - Ivan's Childhood (1962)
38 - The Longest Day (1962)
39 - Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
40 - The Great Escape (1963)
41 - Zulu (1964)
42 - Dr. Strangelove (1964)
43 - The Shop on Main Street (1965)
44 - The Battle of Algiers (1966)
45 - Closely Watched Trains (1966)
46 - The Dirty Dozen (1967)
47 - Where Eagles Dare (1968)
48 - Hell in the Pacific (1968)
49 - Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)
50 - Army of Shadows (1969)
51 - Battle of Britain (1969)
52 - MASH (1970)
53 - Patton (1970)
54 - Catch-22 (1970)
55 - Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
56 - Lacombe Lucien (1974)
57 - The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
58 - Cross of Iron (1977)
59 - A Bridge Too Far (1977)
60 - The Deer Hunter (1978)
61 - Apocalypse Now (1979)
62 - The Big Red One (1980)
63 - Gallipoli (1981)
64 - Das Boot (1981)
65 - The Killing Fields (1984)
66 - Ran (1985)
67 - Come and See (1985)
68 - Salvador (1986)
69 - Platoon (1986)
70 - Full Metal Jacket (1987)
71 - Hope and Glory (1987)
72 - Empire of the Sun (1987)
73 - Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
74 - Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
75 - Glory (1989)
76 - Europa (1991)
77 - The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
78 - Stalingrad (1993)
79 - Schindler's List (1993)
80 - Land and Freedom (1995)
81 - Welcome to Sarajevo (1997)
82 - Regeneration (1997)
83 - Life is Beautiful (1997)
84 - Saving Private Ryan (1998)
85 - The Thin Red Line (1998)
86 - Three Kings (1999)
87 - Ride with the Devil (1999)
88 - Divided We Fall (2000)
89 - Devils on the Doorstep (2000)
90 - Dark Blue World (2001)
91 - No Man's Land (2001)
92 - Enigma (2001)
93 - Black Hawk Down (2001)
94 - Pianist (2002)
95 - Master and Commander (2003)
96 - Brotherhood (2004)
97 - Downfall (2004)
98 - Hotel Rwanda (2004)
99 - Merry Christmas (2005)
100 - Black Book (2006)
101 - Counterfeiters (2007)

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