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The 2010s—Top War Films

The 50 highest rated narrative war films of the 2010s, according to the Letterboxd community (as at 1 January 2020).

To be included, films had to be narrative features with a minimum of 1,000 views, be 60 minutes or longer and have had a theatrical or streaming release in the U.S. between 1/1/2010 and 12/31/2019. We excluded documentaries and animated films.

Defining a war film: we cross-referenced the genre tag on TMDB, IMDB and Wikipedia; we excluded fictional wars and the Cold War, and films where the war-related plot detail was background to the main action or away from the front line, e.g. The Post, Official Secrets, The King's Speech. (We recognize that journalists and politicians play significant roles in wartime, but for the purposes of defining a genre, we have veered away from those biographical type films.)

  • Incendies

    1

  • 1917

    2

  • Jojo Rabbit

    3

  • Son of Saul

    4

  • Heneral Luna

    5

  • Dunkirk

    6

  • Tangerines

    7

  • A Hidden Life

    8

  • Swing Kids

    9

  • Land of Mine

    10

  • Phoenix

    11

  • Foxtrot

    12

  • Beasts of No Nation

    13

  • Transit

    14

  • I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians

    15

  • The Captain

    16

  • Monos

    17

  • Hacksaw Ridge

    18

  • Never Look Away

    19

  • The Imitation Game

    20

  • Clash

    21

  • See You Up There

    22

  • Corn Island

    23

  • The Innocents

    24

  • Frantz

    25

  • Unknown Soldier

    26

  • Timbuktu

    27

  • Kajaki

    28

  • Zero Dark Thirty

    29

  • Omar

    30

  • Lore

    31

  • Ayla: The Daughter of War

    32

  • '71

    33

  • Shadow

    34

  • Goyo: The Boy General

    35

  • Testament of Youth

    36

  • The Patience Stone

    37

  • Fury

    38

  • Wonder Woman

    39

  • The Fortress

    40

  • Far from Men

    41

  • Under the Shadow

    42

  • Theeb‎‎

    43

  • Eye in the Sky

    44

  • War Witch

    45

  • Lincoln

    46

  • In Syria

    47

  • The Round Up

    48

  • The Flowers of War

    49

  • In Darkness

    50