12 Best War Movies of 2012


I just noticed yesterday that I didn’t write a post on the Best War Movies I’ve seen in 2012 and thought I’d remedy that immediately. Obviously the list consists of the movies I’ve watched this year and not the movies which came out this year. And it also consists only of the movies which I have seen for the first time that’s why you will neither find Platoon nor Tigerland on the list.

And here goes:

Captain Conan


Waltz With Bashir

The African Queen

The Dam Busters

The Battle of Algiers

Soldier of Orange

North Face

317th Platoon

Stalingrad or Dogs, do you want to live forever?

The Duellists


14 thoughts on “12 Best War Movies of 2012

  1. Guy Savage says:

    I’ve seen 6 of these so that’s not bad. battle of Algiers is superb, but the Duellists is a fav too.

  2. the war movie buff says:

    Thanks for reminding me to do my list!

    I see you are taunting me with Captain Conan and Soldier of Orange because you know I can’t get them!

    I’m very pleased that Waltz made the list.

    I will try to see North Face, Mephisto, 317, Stalingrad, and Agora in the future. Thanks for the recommendations.

  3. nem baj says:

    Nice top 12. I’ll have to get Agora.

    I watched The Dacians this week-end (Domitian’s conquests from the point of view of the ‘Barbarians’) and found it quite good, so I’m in the mood for more togas and gladii…

    • I hope it will not disappoint you.
      Of course it was the story as such, which I wasn’t familiar with which I liked a lot. They did however take some liberties…
      I haven’t seen The Dacians but I like the period.

      • nem baj says:

        The Dacians was carefully designed according to the bas-relief on Trajan’s column in Rome. It has some flaws, but it makes a very good job at getting out of the usual ‘civilized vs barbarians’ point of view. And the battle scenes are filmed soviet-style, meaning they focus more on group momentum than on individual duels, something I often find more accurate… Guest review if you wish!

      • Yes, that would be good but not just now. I’m still flooded with e-mails from people who want to write guest posts. It needs to calm down a bit. Some are downright aggressive when I turn them down.

      • nem baj says:

        Ooops, sorry for even mentioning it. 🙂

      • No worries.
        I tend to do whatever I .like anyway but just in the last couple of weeks there were so many request, I’d like to let this cool off a bit.. But as of February we can think about it again. 🙂

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