All About War Movies is One Year Old or A Best of War Movie List

What started as a simple experiment to fight procrastination and get me back into a daily writing routine has become sort of an institution. Another aim of this blog was to explore the topic of war movies systematically. It ended up being less systematic than intended. For the time being that is. I still have a project in the back of my mind and should I find more time I will pursue it. I have lost a few friends and won a few on the way. What does that mean you wonder, well, I had some funny reactions from people I know in real life. Seems as if my interest in war movies didn’t match the picture they had of me… Do I care? A little bit but not too much.

Ok, now, so this little blogging project is one year old. I have written 220 posts, at first three per week and then, during last summer, almost daily. If I wasn’t writing two other blogs, maybe I would have gone on at that pace.

I could tell you a lot of different things looking back on this year, a lot of things about myself but let’s not go there. In lieu of all that let me give you a best of list. A very personal best of list that takes into consideration what I like, nothing else.

Best movie on the Napoleonic wars


Best Civil War Movie


Best WWI movie


Best WWII movie

When Trumpets Fade

Best Vietnam


Best Vietnam Vet


Best Korea

Gotta pass, haven’t seen enough

Best Gulf War

Three Kings

Best Iraq

Battle for Haditha

Best other American war movies

Black Hawk Down

Best Resistance

L’armรฉe du crime aka The Army of Crime

Best German war movie


Best Submarine movie

Das Boot

Best Sniper movie

Enemy at the Gates

Best War Romance


Best least known war movie

When Trumpets Fade

Best female actress in a war movie

Madeleine Stowe in Last of the Mohicans

Best war movie score

Black Hawk Down

Most watched war movie

Black Hawk Down

Best Irish Civil War

The Wind that Shakes the Barley

Best Hitler Movie

Der Untergang aka The Downfall

Best Holocaust movie

The Pianist

Best Remake

Are you joking?

Best epic war movie

King Arthur

Most surprising war movie

My Boy Jack

Best Infantry combat

Saving Private Ryan

Best Cavalry Combat

The Lighthorsemen

Best Air Combat

The Dam Busters

Best Naval Combat

Master and Commander

Funniest war movie

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

Best Children and War

Voces Inocentes aka Innocent Voices

Best War and Journalism

Welcome to Sarajevo

Best POW

Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence

Best Legal Drama

Judgement at Nuremberg

Best war movie poster


Most dreaded war movie (obviously not watched yet)

Tha Battle of Algiers

Yeah well, I could go on but that’s it and since it’s my blog’s birthday, I’m lazy and will not link the movies. Or just not today…

18 thoughts on “All About War Movies is One Year Old or A Best of War Movie List

  1. Happy blog birthday! Great list of movies. Sad that I haven’t seen a majority of them.

  2. warmoviebuff says:

    Happy Birthday AAWM! I have to say that is a fine list.

    There is only one that I gagged at. I know you know which one it is.

    I love the shout-out to “When Trumpets Fade”. And Madeline Stowe.

    When you get around to the Korean War watch Tae Guk Gi, Pork Chop Hill, and Bridges at Toko-Ri. It would have to be one of those three.

    You forgot a POW movie.

  3. Curvy Kitty says:

    Happy blog birthday! I’m just waiting for trumpets to come into the library. How about best propaganda film?

  4. Guy Savage says:

    Congrats Caroline. I’ll have to think of my favs, but Battle of Algiers is right up there.

  5. Guy Savage says:

    Burn is excellent too, but I’m not sure if it qualifies. Admiral is a great spectacle. 19th Company, Fort Brest…all names that come to mind.

  6. Curvy Kitty says:

    I don’t know about the best propaganda film but my favorite at the moment is Let George Do It with George Formby. Pretty sure that’s not making many top 10 film lists anywhere!

  7. Novroz says:

    I missed you war blog anniversary ๐Ÿ˜ฆ … so sorry.

    Happy anniversary and may you keep finding great war movies ๐Ÿ™‚

    You know, when I scanned your list…I was only looking for Saving Private Ryan as it is my all time favorite war movie ๐Ÿ˜‰

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