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Movies for the Military-Minded

The Best New War Movies

The Best New Military and War Movies Coming to Theaters


The movies are the ideal way to tell stories of warfare and heroism. Whether stories are based in historical fact or built from the imaginations of writers and filmmakers, movies can show us the thundering action and selfless sacrifice on the battlefield like no other medium.

Upcoming movies feature huge recreations of important moments in history, moving accounts of true courage and surges of pure adrenaline. Here are the best new military and war movies coming to theaters.


Angel Has Fallen

[Image Credit: Lionsgate]

In this follow-up to OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN and LONDON HAS FALLEN, Gerard Butler is back as Secret Service agent Mike Banning. He's got a whole new world of trouble now, as he's framed for a failed assassination attempt on the United States President. After escaping his own agency, the intrepid serviceman goes on the run to clear his name, and to uncover the true threat to the President. Naturally, he deploys some explosive tactics to uncover the truth.



[Image Credit: Lionsgate]

Director Roland Emmerich has destroyed world landmarks, in films like INDEPENDENCE DAY and THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW. Now he turns his talents to one of the most important battles of the 20th Century. MIDWAY depicts the Battle of Midway, a pivotal clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy, which turned the tides of World War II. [November 8]



[Image Credit: Universal Pictures]

Acclaimed filmmaker Sam Mendes (SKYFALL, SPECTRE) takes us back to World War I for the story of two young British soldiers who are given a mission that may well be impossible. They have to take a message deep into enemy territory, to save a squad of fellow soldiers from falling into a trap. [December 25]


Sebastian Stan

[Image Credit: Marvel Studios]

Jeremy Irvine plays Air Force medic William H. Pitsenbarger, Jr. in the true story of the effort to award Pitsenbarger the Congressional Medal of Honor for his heroic actions during the war in Vietnam. William Hurt appears one of the soldier's comrades-in-arms, while Sebastian Stan (seen above, in CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR) plays a Pentagon investigator whose efforts to honor the airman are roadblocked at every turn. Christopher Plummer, Samuel L. Jackson, Michael Imperioli and Linus Roache also appear. [January 17]

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