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10 Must-watch war movies on Netflix

Restrepo (2010)

Directed by Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger. With The Men of Battle Company 2nd of the 503rd Infantry Regiment 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Juan 'Doc Restrepo, Dan Kearney, LaMonta Caldwell. A year with one platoon in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan.

Beasts of No Nation (2015)

Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. With Abraham Attah, Emmanuel Affadzi, Ricky Adelayitor, Andrew Adote. A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country.

Korengal (2014)

Directed by Sebastian Junger. With LaMonta Caldwell, Miguel Cortez, Stephen Gillespie, Aron Hijar. Korengal picks up where Restrepo left off; the same men, the same valley, the same commanders, but a very different look at the experience of war.

Black Book (2006)

Directed by Paul Verhoeven. With Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman, Halina Reijn. In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance.

The Siege of Jadotville (2016)

Directed by Richie Smyth. With Jamie Dornan, Mark Strong, Jason O'Mara, Mikael Persbrandt. Irish Commandant Pat Quinlan leads a stand off with troops against French and Belgian Mercenaries in the Congo during the early 1960s.

Hell and Back Again (2011)

Directed by Danfung Dennis. With Nathan Harris, Ashley Harris, The Marines of Echo Company, Christian Cabaniss. What does it mean to lead men in war? What does it mean to come home? Hell and Back Again is a cinematically revolutionary film that asks and answers these questions with a power and intimacy no previous film about the conflict in Afghanistan has been able to achieve. It is a masterpiece in the cinema of war.

The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003)

Directed by Errol Morris. With Robert McNamara, John F. Kennedy, Fidel Castro, Richard Nixon. The story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense under President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara.

Dirty Wars (2013)

Directed by Rick Rowley. With Jeremy Scahill, Nasser Al Aulaqi, Saleha Al Aulaqi, Muqbal Al Kazemi. Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars.

Fort Bliss (2014)

Directed by Claudia Myers. With Michelle Monaghan, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Pablo Schreiber, Ron Livingston. After returning home from an extended tour in Afghanistan, a decorated U.S. Army medic and single mother struggles to rebuild her relationship with her young son.

Remembrance (2011)

Directed by Anna Justice. With Alice Dwyer, Dagmar Manzel, Mateusz Damiecki, Susanne Lothar. Die Verlorene Zeit (Remembrance) depicts a remarkable love story that blossomed amidst the terror of a German concentration camp in 1944 Poland. This impossible passion fuels the courage of a Polish prisoner who manages to rescue his Jewish girlfriend. Against all odds, they escape the camp and survive a treacherous journey to freedom. But during the chaos of the end of the war, they are forcibly...