Best War Movies of 2016

1.

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

6.0
7.3/10 IMDB

An American Ambassador is killed during an attack at a U.S. compound in Libya as a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.

Starring: James Badge Dale, John Krasinski, Max Martini, Pablo Schreiber, Toby Stephens, Dominic Fumusa, Matt Letscher, David Denman, Alexia Barlier, Freddie Stroma ..
Directed by: Michael Bay
Release date: 2016-01-13
2.

Allied

5.7
7.1/10 IMDB

In 1942, an intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris, Simon McBurney, Lizzy Caplan, Matthew Goode, Anton Lesser, August Diehl, Camille Cottin, Charlotte Hope ..
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Release date: 2016-11-17
3.

Anthropoid

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

In December 1941, Czech soldier Jozef Gab?ík and Jan Kubiš parachute into their occupied homeland to assassinate Nazi officer Reinhard Heydrich

Starring: Jamie Dornan, Cillian Murphy, Charlotte Le Bon, Anna Geislerová, Harry Lloyd, Toby Jones, Alena Mihulová, Marcin Doroci?ski, Bill Milner, Sam Keeley ..
Directed by: Sean Ellis
Release date: 2016-08-12
4.

War and Peace

5.1
8.2/10 IMDB

Sumptuous BBC mini-series following the fortunes and the rise and fall of five aristocratic families in the waning days of imperial Russia.

Release date: 2016-01-03
5.

Free State of Jones

5.0
6.9/10 IMDB

In 1863, Mississippi farmer Newt Knight serves as a medic for the Confederate Army. Opposed to slavery, Knight would rather help the wounded than fight the Union. After his nephew dies in battle, Newt returns home to Jones County to safeguard his family but is soon branded an outlaw deserter. Forced to flee, he finds refuge with a group of runaway slaves hiding out in the swamps. Forging an alliance with the slaves and other farmers, Knight leads a rebellion that would forever change history.

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mahershala Ali, Keri Russell, Jacob Lofland, Sean Bridgers, Brad Carter, Jane McNeill, Gary Grubbs, Christopher Berry ..
Directed by: Gary Ross
Release date: 2016-06-24
6.

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

4.7
6.6/10 IMDB

In 2002, cable news producer Kim Barker decides to shake up her routine by taking a daring new assignment in Kabul, Afghanistan. Dislodged from her comfortable American lifestyle, Barker finds herself in the middle of an out-of-control war zone. Luckily, she meets Tanya Vanderpoel, a fellow journalist who takes the shell-shocked reporter under her wing. Amid the militants, warlords and nighttime partying, Barker discovers the key to becoming a successful correspondent.

Starring: Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Josh Charles, Alfred Molina, Christopher Abbott, Nicholas Braun, Sheila Vand, Evan Jonigkeit ..
Directed by: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Release date: 2016-03-04
7.

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk

4.5
6.2/10 IMDB

19-year-old Billy Lynn is brought home for a victory tour after a harrowing Iraq battle. Through flashbacks the film shows what really happened to his squad - contrasting the realities of war with America's perceptions.

Starring: Joe Alwyn, Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Garrett Hedlund, Vin Diesel, Steve Martin, Makenzie Leigh, Ismael Cruz Córdova, Arturo Castro, Ben Platt ..
Directed by: Ang Lee
Release date: 2016-11-10
8.

Miss Saigon: 25th Anniversary

4.3
8.2/10 IMDB

The 25th Anniversary performance – filmed at London's Prince Edward Theatre in 2014 – of the epic musical tale of a young Vietnamese bar girl, Kim, who falls in love with Chris, an American GI. But their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon.

Starring: Eva Noblezada, Alistair Brammer, Jon Jon Briones, Hugh Maynard, Tamsin Carroll, Kwang-Ho Hong, Rachelle Ann Go, Lea Salonga, Jonathan Pryce, Simon Bowman ..
Directed by: Laurence Connor, Brett Sullivan
Release date: 2016-09-22
9.

Alone in Berlin

4.2
6.5/10 IMDB

Berlin in June of 1940. While Nazi propaganda celebrates the regime’s victory over France, a kitchen-cum-living room in Prenzlauer Berg is filled with grief. Anna and Otto Quangel’s son has been killed at the front. This working class couple had long believed in the ‘Führer’ and followed him willingly, but now they realise that his promises are nothing but lies and deceit. They begin writing postcards as a form of resistance and in a bid to raise awareness: Stop the war machine! Kill Hitler! Putting their lives at risk, they distribute these cards in the entrances of tenement buildings and in stairwells. But the SS and the Gestapo are soon onto them, and even their neighbours pose a threat.

Starring: Emma Thompson, Brendan Gleeson, Daniel Brühl, Mikael Persbrandt, Katharina Schüttler, Louis Hofmann, Rafael Gareisen, Hildegard Schroedter, Ernst Stötzner, Godehard Giese ..
Directed by: Vincent Pérez
Release date: 2016-02-15
10.

USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage

4.0
5.2/10 IMDB

The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. As they awaited rescue, they endured extreme thirst, hunger, and relentless shark attacks.

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Tom Sizemore, Matt Lanter, Thomas Jane, Emily Tennant, Callard Harris, Brian Presley, Patrice Cols, Craig Tate, Shamar Sanders ..
Directed by: Mario Van Peebles
Release date: 2016-09-22

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