Anti-war films may criticize armed conflicts in a general sense to illustrate that war is futile and a loss for all sides involved, while others focus on acts within a specific war, such as poison gas use or genocidal killing of civilians. There also are anti-war movies that use parody and black comedy to satirize wars and conflicts that do not necessarily take place on the battlefield. Additionally, non-fictional anti-war films aim to document the realities of war or historical events.
The following is a list of anti-war films.
|All Quiet on the Western Front||1930|||
|The Americanization of Emily||1964|||
|The Battle of Algiers||1966|||
|Born on the Fourth of July||1989|||
|The Boy with Green Hair||1948|||
|Breaking The Silence: Truth and Lies in The War On Terror||2003|||
|The Bridge on the River Kwai||1957|||
|A Bridge Too Far||1974|||
|Casualties of War||1989|||
|Come and See||1985|||
|Les Croix de bois||1932|||
|The Day the Earth Stood Still||1951|||
|The Deer Hunter||1978|||
|Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder||1982|||
|Empire of the Sun||1987|||
|The Enemy Below||1957|||
|Fear and Desire||1953|||
|Field of Honor||1986|||
|Fires on the Plain||1959|||
|Flags of Our Fathers||2006|||
|The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse||1921|||
|Free State of Jones||2016|||
|The Frozen War||1973|||
|Full Metal Jacket||1987|||
|Gardens of Stone||1987|||
|Go Tell the Spartans||1977|||
|Grace Is Gone||2007|||
|La grande guerra||1959|||
|La Grande Illusion||1937|||
|Grave of the Fireflies||1988|||
|The Great Dictator||1940|||
|Greenery Will Bloom Again||2014|||
|The Ground Truth||2006|||
|Hearts and Minds||1974|||
|Hell Is for Heroes||1962|||
|Hell on Earth||1928|||
|A Hidden Life||2019|||
|Hiroshima mon amour||1959|||
|How I Won the War||1967|||
|The Human Bullet||1968|||
|The Human Condition||1959-1961|||
|Iluminados por el fuego||1989|||
|In the Valley of Elah||2007|||
|Johnny Got His Gun||1971|||
|King and Country||1964|||
|King of Hearts||1966|||
|Letters from Iwo Jima||2006|||
|Lions for Lambs||2007|||
|Little Big Man||1970|||
|Lord of War||2005|||
|Love and Honor||2013|||
|Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media||1992|||
|Many Wars Ago||1970|||
|Maudite soit la guerre||1914|||
|The Memory of Justice||1978|||
|Men in War||1957|||
|Mickey Mouse in Vietnam||1969|||
|Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind||1984|||
|No Man's Land||2001|||
|Occupation 101: Voices of the Silenced Majority||2006|||
|Oh! What a Lovely War||1969|||
|The Oil Factor||2004|||
|On the Beach||1959|||
|The Outlaw Josey Wales||1976|||
|Palestine Is Still the Issue||2002|||
|The Panama Deception||1992|||
|Paths of Glory||1957|||
|Paying the Price: Killing the Children of Iraq||2000|||
|Peace on Earth||1939|||
|Peace, Propaganda & the Promised Land||2004|||
|Plan Colombia: Cashing-In On The Drug War Failure||2002|||
|Pretty Village Pretty Flame||1996|||
|Pride of the Marines||1945|||
|The Red Baron||2008|||
|The Road Back||1937|||
|The Road to Glory||1936|||
|The Road to Guantanamo||2006|||
|The Sand Pebbles||1966|||
|The Secret Government: The Constitution in Crisis||1987|||
|Sir! No Sir!||2006|||
|Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage||2005|||
|The Sorrow and the Pity||1969|||
|Taxi to the Dark Side||2007|||
|Un taxi pour Tobrouk||1960|||
|Tell Me Lies||1968|||
|The Thin Red Line||1998|||
|Things to Come||1936|||
|Too Late the Hero||1970|||
|Turtles Can Fly||2004|||
|Under the Flag of the Rising Sun||1972|||
|The Unknown Soldier||2017|||
|Unmanned: America's Drone Wars||2013|||
|Verdun, visions d'histoire||1929|||
|Waltz with Bashir||2008|||
|The War at Home||1996|||
|The War on Democracy||2007|||
|War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death||2007|||
|The Water Diviner||2014|||
|We Are Many||2014|||
|Welcome to Dongmakgol||2005|||
|When the Wind Blows||1986|||
|When Trumpets Fade||1998|||
|Why We Fight||2005|||
Controversial upon its original release, The Americanization of Emily was a vanguard anti-war film
It is anti-war, not anti-American.
[...] has become a classic anti-war movie since its 1980 release
Through this parable about the unconscious cruelty of people to what is different, and the need of tolerance, runs another theme, that of anti-war preachment.
David Lean's controversial anti-war epic The Bridge on the River Kwai...
Nichols made the mistake of reshaping Joseph Heller’s bitterly satirical novel of the second world war into an overly arty anti-war movie.
Ince was also a director on Civilization...a film which is considered one of the first anti-war films.
The Day The Earth Stood Still, despite its age, holds up as a great science-fiction film. With a tight, 92-minute running time and a bold anti-war theme
Though the earthbound story was more about politicking than outer-space wonder, the film preached a daring anti-war message for its time
The Bushes and the Bin Ladens: passionate anti-war film is a tale of two families
Kihachi Okamoto's Fort Graveyard (1965) is a curious war film. It is both a serious anti-war film and something of a comedic farce.
Still, The Free State of Jones is an anti-war film
Drawn from Ford’s own experience as a war correspondent for The Nation, it has become the "overlooked anti-war classic" that kicked off a genre in January of 1978.
Patricia Foulkrod, a longtime documentary filmmaker, has created a movie with an unmistakable anti-war agenda
"Hair" is an anti-war story full of hippie tenderness, psychedelic fantasies, and successful musical numbers.
...topical anti-war messages about Vietnam...
the movie’s not just an anti-war satire inspired by the Holocaust and the Bosnian War, but an exploration of childhood and a tribute to mothers.
The most irreverent anti-war satire in years, it repeatedly ridicules fanaticism.
Joyeux Noël, a glossy French antiwar movie
In the pantheon of anti-war movies there's nothing quite as sublimely weird as this Vietnam-era take on mercenary World War II G.I. Joes slogging deep behind enemy lines in the hope of stealing a ton of Nazi gold.
Clint Eastwood stars as the title character in this anti-war comedy/bank-job caper directed by Brian G. Hutton.
In this anti-war WWII caper, Clint Eastwood’s titular tight-lipped ex-lieutenant and his merry band of misfits hear about Nazi gold stashed in a bank behind enemy lines in occupied France, and go AWOL to steal it.
Many Wars Ago (1970), is an anti-war drama set on the Italian/Austrian front during World War I
This is probably the first anti war film ever made and it is quite striking.
Made just before Europe exploded into chaos, this neglected classic of anti-war cinema is both deeply human and devastatingly prophetic.
German director Michael Verhoeven's anti-war film o.k., about the rape and murder of a Vietnamese girl by US soldiers, sparked heated controversy.
He made his film debut in 1970 in the film o.k., a West German anti-war film directed by Michael Verhoeven.
But the movie, which was scrimped together and shot despite the ravages of war, is anti-war and humanistic.
Pretty Village, Pretty Flame is one of the most audacious antiwar statements ever committed to the bigscreen.
...like every other anti-Iraq war movie...
Peirce plays the antiwar game fairly.
Kang’s film is a vicious, brutal anti-war statement
Alex Gibney is the Oscar-winning director of anti-war documentary Taxi to the Dark Side
Resisting other offers, he played a cameo in Peter Brook's anti Vietnam-war movie Tell Me Lies (1968)
It can be called an anti-war film
...elusive and intangible anti-war film...
The British anti-war classic 'Threads' is coming to Blu-ray.
Three Kings is not the first anti-war movie in which opposing soldiers have recognized themselves in one another before pulling the trigger
And here’s his best, most vigorous, least tarted-up work in years — an affecting, old-fashioned, antiwar story
it’s a mournful anti-war movie
The film was given good reviews in Japan and abroad and was mainly renowned as an anti-war drama.
Under the Flag of the Rising Sun is an absolutely superb and highly engrossing, haunting and powerful anti-war film