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Lone Survivor (2013)
Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War

Lone Survivor (2013)

Marcus Luttrell, a Navy Seal, and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. After running into mountain herders and capturing them, they were left with no choice but to follow their rules of engagement or be imprisoned. Now Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare. (Read More)

Themes:courage, terrorism, military, deception, revenge, friendship
Mood:gore
Locations:woods, village, forest
Characters:warrior, hostage, soldier
Period:2000s
Story:commando mission, taliban, lens flare, commando unit, rocket propelled grenade, gas grenade, bullet wound, mission briefing, grenade launcher, hand grenade, mission, war on terrorism, bottle of water, camera shot of feet, ah 64 apache helicopter, ch 47 chinook helicopter, uh 60 blackhawk helicopter, helicopter crash, exploding helicopter, character's point of view camera shot

Stop-loss (2008)
Drama, War

Stop-loss (2008)

Decorated Iraq war hero Sgt. Brandon King makes a celebrated return to his small Texas hometown following his tour of duty. He tries to resume the life he left behind. Then, against Brandon's will, the Army orders him back to duty in Iraq, which upends his world. The conflict tests everything he believes in: the bond of family, the loyalty of friendship, the limits of love and the value of honor. (Read More)

Themes:courage, military, friendship
Characters:hostage, soldier
Story:afghan war, camaraderie, u.s. navy, shot in the face, gash in the face, broken leg, rocket launcher, honor, sergeant, wound, grenade, american flag, shot in the shoulder, scar, shot in the forehead, underwater scene, exploding car, snake, map, death of friend

Rambo III (1988)
Action, Adventure, Thriller, War

Rambo III (1988)

John Rambo's former Vietnam superior, Colonel Samuel Trautman, has been assigned to lead a mission to help the Mujahedeen rebels who are fighting the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, but the Buddhist Rambo turns down Trautman's request that Rambo help out. When the mission goes belly up and Trautman is kidnapped and tortured by Russian Colonel Zaysen, Rambo launches a rescue effort and allies himself with the Mujahedeen rebels and gets their help in trying to rescue Trautman from Zaysen. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Characters:warrior, hostage
Story:soviet afghanistan war, afghanistan, grenade launcher, hand grenade, mission, helicopter crash, exploding helicopter, rescue, covert operation, flare, cannon, rocket launcher, ak 47, battlefield, american abroad, shot in the shoulder, shot in the leg, sniper, exploding car, mountain

Restrepo (2010)
Documentary, War

Restrepo (2010)

Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington's year dug in with the Second Platoon in one of Afghanistan's most strategically crucial valleys reveals extraordinary insight into the surreal combination of back breaking labor, deadly firefights, and camaraderie as the soldiers painfully push back the Taliban. (Read More)

Themes:military
Characters:soldier
Story:afghan war, taliban, afghanistan, ah 64 apache helicopter, ch 47 chinook helicopter, uh 60 blackhawk helicopter, combat, subjective camera, battle, shrapnel, firefight, camaraderie, flare, night vision, lieutenant, goat, honor, friendship between men, male bonding, sergeant

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) is one of the best movies like Movies On War In Afghanistan
Biography, Comedy, Drama, War

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)

2003. After careful consideration, Kim Baker, a news copywriter, decides to leave the relative comfort of a New York desk job and serious boyfriend Chris to accept the assignment to work for three months as on-camera reporter in war torn Afghanistan, as her news agency is looking for anyone within their ranks to fill immediately the empty voids overseas. Her only experience of being in such an environment is going through hostile zone training a few years earlier. Immediately upon her arrival in Afghanistan, she realizes that she is ill-prepared emotionally for this assignment, not only enduring the dangers of the war itself, but also the conditions of everyday life, including largely been seen by men as only a "piece of ass" and a distraction despite her being considered average looking back home and not being overtly sexual, and being an individual with a small bladder who is nonetheless told to stay hydrated at all times. She is largely assisted in navigating this new life by Tanya Vanderpoel, a fellow female western correspondent, and Fahim Ahmadzai, her Afghan translator guide. As time goes on, Kim finds that she not only may have a specific and important voice within the press corps, but that she may be losing touch with her life back in the States for good or bad. In addition, she will have to decide how much she is willing to risk, not only for herself but that for her colleagues, to get that next important story. She also has to figure out how much of what she does truly is her, and how much is being as she and the other western press corps members state is being in the "Kabubble". What may also affect her life is how much the war in Afghanistan is overtaken by other world events for which the American public is wanting information, and thus if Afghanistan has a specific time span in her life regardless of how much she may want to stay to tell what she sees as its important stories. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, military, deception
Locations:village
Characters:hostage, soldier
Period:2000s
Story:commando mission, afghanistan war, commando unit, afghanistan, war on terrorism, afghan, year 2005, taliban, commando, rocket launcher, goat, ak 47, subtitled scene, battlefield, silencer, american abroad, american flag, mission, character repeating someone else's dialogue, racial slur

War Dogs (2016)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, War

War Dogs (2016)

Two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War exploit a little-known government initiative that allows small businesses to bid on U.S. Military contracts. Starting small, they begin raking in big money and are living the high life. But the pair gets in over their heads when they land a 300 million dollar deal to arm the Afghan Military - a deal that puts them in business with some very shady people, not the least of which turns out to be the U.S. Government. Based on true events. This is why War Dogs (2016) is one of the best movies like Movies On War In Afghanistan. (Read More)

Themes:military, deception, friendship, revenge
Locations:woods, forest
Characters:hostage, soldier
Period:2000s
Story:afghanistan war, hand grenade, afghan, year 2005, night vision goggles, night vision, moral dilemma, afghanistan, rocket launcher, ak 47, american abroad, scar, nonlinear timeline, f word, interrogation, sunglasses, held at gunpoint, camera, slow motion scene, airplane

Alexander (2004)
Action, Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War

Alexander (2004)

Conquering 90% of the known world by the age of 25, Alexander the Great led his armies through 22,000 miles of sieges and conquests in just eight years. Coming out of tiny Macedonia (today part of Greece), Alexander led his armies against the mighty Persian Empire, drove west to Egypt, and finally made his way east to India. This film will concentrate on those eight years of battles, as well as his relationship with his boyhood friend and battle mate, Hephaestion. Alexander died young, of illness, at 33. Alexander's conquests paved the way for the spread of Greek culture (facilitating the spread of Christianity centuries later), and removed many of the obstacles that might have prevented the expansion of the Roman Empire. In other words, the world we know today might never have been if not for Alexander's bloody, yet unifying, conquest. (Read More)

Themes:courage, deception, friendship, revenge
Mood:gore
Characters:warrior, soldier
Story:character's point of view camera shot, subjective camera, guerrilla warfare, outnumbered, shot in the throat, near death experience, shot in the face, afghanistan, honor, battlefield, shot in the arm, shot in the shoulder, scar, attempted murder, argument, shot in the leg, sniper, nonlinear timeline, snake, map

The Road To Guantanamo (2006)
Documentary, Drama, War

The Road To Guantanamo (2006)

In 2001, four Pakistani Britons, Ruhal Ahmed, Asif Iqbal and Shafiq Rasul and another friend, Monir, travel to Pakistan for a wedding and in a urge of idealism, decide to see the situation of war torn Afganistan which is being bombed by the American forces in retaliation for the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Once there, with the loss of Monir in the wartime chaos, they are captured by Northern Alliance fighters. They are then handed them over the American forces who transport them to the prison camps at the Guantanamo Bay base in Cuba. What follows is three years of relentless imprisonment, interrogations and torture to make them submit to blatantly wrong confessions to being terrorists. In the midst of this abuse, the three struggle to keep their spirits up in that face of this grave injustice. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, military, friendship
Characters:hostage, soldier
Period:2000s
Story:bullet wound, subjective camera, war on terror, taliban, night vision, afghanistan, cannon, rocket launcher, wound, subtitled scene, racial slur, death of friend, terrorist, survival, f word, interrogation, water, camera, airplane, machine gun

Red Sands (2009) is one of the best movies like Movies On War In Afghanistan
Action, Horror, Thriller, War

Red Sands (2009)

Themes:deception
Characters:soldier
Story:afghan war, grenade launcher, war on terrorism, night vision, afghanistan, grenade, binoculars, racial slur, stabbed in the chest, held at gunpoint, shot in the head, shot in the chest, shot to death, corpse, pistol, surprise ending, explosion, photograph, bare chested male, blood

Eye In The Sky (2015)
Drama, Thriller, War

Eye In The Sky (2015)

Colonel Katherine Powell is a UK-based military officer in command of a top secret drone operation to capture terrorists in Kenya. Through remote surveillance and on-the-ground intel, Powell discovers the targets are planning a suicide bombing and the mission escalates from "capture" to "kill." But as American pilot Steve Watts (Aaron Paul) is about to engage, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute, reaching the highest levels of US and British government, over the moral, political, and personal implications of modern warfare. (Read More)

Themes:military, terrorism
Locations:village
Characters:soldier
Story:mission, war on terrorism, foot chase, air force base, rookie, director cameo, moral dilemma, lieutenant, special forces, sergeant, ak 47, subtitled scene, child in peril, map, terrorist, f word, combat, airplane, machine gun, corpse

Beyond Borders (2003)
Adventure, Drama, Romance, War

Beyond Borders (2003)

Beyond Borders is an epic tale of the turbulent romance between two star-crossed lovers set against the backdrop of the world's most dangerous hot spots. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie stars as Sarah Jordan, an American living in London in 1984. She is married to Henry Bauford son of a wealthy British industrialist, when she encounters Nick Callahan a renegade doctor, whose impassioned plea for help to support his relief efforts in war-torn Africa moves her deeply. As a result, Sarah embarks upon a journey of discovery that leads to danger, heartbreak and romance in the far corners of the world. This is why Beyond Borders (2003) is one of the best movies like Movies On War In Afghanistan. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:village
Characters:soldier
Story:hand grenade, afghanistan, shot in the stomach, sniper, mountain, ambush, survival, river, sunglasses, water, camera, airplane, rescue, machine gun, helicopter, corpse, beating, voice over narration, chase, knife

Essential Killing (2010)
Thriller, War

Essential Killing (2010)

A Taliban member who lives in Afghanistan is taken captive by the Americans after killing an American soldier and two contractors. He is transferred to Europe for interrogation but manages to escape from his captors and becomes an escaped convict on a continent he does not know.

Themes:military
Locations:forest
Characters:soldier
Period:2000s
Story:afghanistan, uh 60 blackhawk helicopter, character's point of view camera shot, subjective camera, taliban, army, survival, interrogation, helicopter, beating, chase, knife, two word title, death, murder

Lions For Lambs (2007) is one of the best movies like Movies On War In Afghanistan
Drama, Thriller, War

Lions For Lambs (2007)

Three stories told simultaneous in ninety minutes of real time: a Republican Senator who's a presidential hopeful gives an hour-long interview to a skeptical television reporter, detailing a strategy for victory in Afghanistan; two special forces ambushed on an Afghani ridge await rescue as Taliban forces close in; a poli-sci professor at a California college invites a promising student to re-engage. Decisions press upon the reporter, the student, and the soldiers. (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Story:afghanistan, afghan war, war on terrorism, helicopter crash, camaraderie, taliban, night vision, special forces, broken leg, wound, self sacrifice, survival, falling from height, battle, rescue, helicopter, corpse, beating, explosion, blood

Taxi To The Dark Side (2007)
Crime, Documentary, War

Taxi To The Dark Side (2007)

Using the torture and death in 2002 of an innocent Afghan taxi driver as the touchstone, this film examines changes after 9/11 in U.S. policy toward suspects in the war on terror. Soldiers, their attorneys, one released detainee, U.S. Attorney John Yoo, news footage and photos tell a story of abuse at Bagram Air Base, Abu Ghraib, and Guantanamo Bay. From Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, and Gonzalez came unwritten orders to use any means necessary. The CIA and soldiers with little training used sleep deprivation, sexual assault, stress positions, waterboarding, dogs and other terror tactics to seek information from detainees. Many speakers lament the loss of American ideals in pursuit of security. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, military
Period:2000s
Story:afghan war, afghan, taliban, afghanistan, american flag, farmer, binoculars, terrorist, interrogation, airplane, machine gun, helicopter, corpse, beating, voice over narration, explosion, photograph, blood, murder, violence

Kajaki (2014)
Adventure, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War

Kajaki (2014)

In September 2006, a 3 man patrol of Paras sets off from their outpost overlooking Kajaki Dam in southern Afghanistan, to engage the Taliban. As they make their way across a dried out river bed one of them steps on a mine left from the Russian occupation some 25 years before. His colleagues rush to his aid only to find they are surrounded by mines and every move threatens serious injury or death. (Read More)

Themes:military
Characters:soldier
Story:camaraderie, taliban, night vision, afghanistan, grenade, ak 47, sniper, river, rescue, helicopter, based on true story, explosion, bare chested male, death

The Beast Of War (1988)
War

The Beast Of War (1988)

During the war in Afghanistan a Soviet tank crew commanded by a tyrannical officer find themselves lost and in a struggle against a band of Mujahadeen guerrillas in the mountains. A unique look at the Soviet 'Vietnam' experience sympathetically told for both sides. This is why The Beast Of War (1988) is one of the best movies like Movies On War In Afghanistan. (Read More)

Themes:revenge
Locations:village
Story:soviet afghanistan war, afghanistan, afghan, taliban, commander, battle

Armadillo (2010) is one of the best movies like Movies On War In Afghanistan
Documentary, War

Armadillo (2010)

In February of 2009, a group of Danish soldiers accompanied by documentarian Janus Metz arrived at Armadillo, an army base in the southern Afghan province of Helmand. Metz and cinematographer Lars Skree spent six months following the lives of young soldiers situated less than a kilometre from Taliban positions. The result of their work is a gripping and highly authentic war drama that was justly awarded the Grand Prix de la Semaine de la Critique at the 2010 Cannes film festival. But it also provoked furious debate in Denmark concerning the controversial behavior of certain Danish soldiers during a shoot-out with Taliban fighters. The film-makers repeatedly risked their lives shooting this tense, brilliantly edited, and visually sophisticated probe into the psychology of young men in the midst of a senseless war whose victims are primarily local villagers. Yet more disturbing than scenes in which Taliban bullets whiz past their cameras is the footage of the young soldiers as each tries, in his own way, to come to terms with putting his life constantly on the line. (Read More)

Characters:soldier
Period:2000s
Story:afghan war, bullet wound, hand grenade, satellite phone, afghan, taliban, afghanistan, army, combat

Dirty Wars (2013)
Crime, Documentary, Drama, Mystery, War

Dirty Wars (2013)

Dirty Wars follows investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill, author of the international bestseller Blackwater, into the hidden world of America's covert wars, from Afghanistan to Yemen, Somalia, and beyond. Part action film and part detective story, Dirty Wars is a gripping journey into one of the most important and underreported stories of our time. What begins as a report on a deadly U.S. night raid in a remote corner of Afghanistan quickly turns into a global investigation of the secretive and powerful Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). As Scahill digs deeper into the activities of JSOC, he is pulled into a world of covert operations unknown to the public and carried out across the globe by men who do not exist on paper and will never appear before Congress. In military jargon, JSOC teams "find, fix, and finish" their targets, who are selected through a secret process. No target is off limits for the "kill list," including U.S. citizens. (Read More)

Themes:military, deception
Period:2000s
Story:afghan war, war on terrorism, ch 47 chinook helicopter, covert operation, special forces, afghanistan

Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
Documentary, Drama, War

Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

Following up on 'Bowling for Columbine', film-maker Michael Moore provides deep and though-provoking insights on the American security system, the level of paranoia, fear, uncertainty, false values and patriotism, which all combined together to set a stage for George W. Bush to launch a war on Iraq instead of focusing on getting the real culprit(s) behind the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. This documentary also focuses on how some Saudis were safely and secretly flown out of America while planes were ostensibly grounded after the attacks. Archived film footage, candid interviews with politicians, and an overall waste of public funds for a war that was initiated on false pretension to wit: a weapon of mass distraction - to take the focus away from the real enemy and get Americans glued to their TV sets to watch innocent Iraqis and Afghans getting killed. And a war that would eventually alienate the U.S.A. and it's citizens from almost every country on Earth. (Read More)

Themes:terrorism, military
Characters:soldier
Story:war on terrorism, afghanistan, sergeant, american abroad, argument, massacre, terrorist, decapitation, machine gun, shot to death, corpse, explosion, blood, violence, death

Brothers (2009)
Drama, Thriller, War

Brothers (2009)

Before leaving on his second tour in Afghanistan, Marine Captain Sam Cahill, a leader, an athlete, a good husband and father, welcomes his screw-up brother Tommy home from prison. He'd robbed a bank. In country, Sam's helicopter is shot down and all are presumed dead. Back home, while Sam wastes away as a prisoner in a remote encampment, Tommy tries to take care of the widow and her two children. While imprisoned, Sam experiences horrors unbearable, so when he's rescued and returns home, he's silent, detached, without affect, and he's convinced his wife and brother have slept together. Demons of war possess him; what will silence them? (Read More)

Story:afghan war, afghanistan, ah 64 apache helicopter, uh 60 blackhawk helicopter, helicopter crash, taliban, american flag, camera, rescue, helicopter, pistol, bare chested male, murder

A Mighty Heart (2007) is one of the best movies like Movies On War In Afghanistan
Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War

A Mighty Heart (2007)

On January 23, 2002, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is to fly from Karachi to Dubai with his pregnant wife, Mariane, also a reporter. On the day before, with great care, he has arranged an interview in a cafe with an Islamic fundamentalist cleric. When Danny doesn't return, Mariane initiates a search. Pakistani police, American embassy personnel, and the FBI examine witnesses, phone records, e-mails, and hard drives. Who has him? Where is he? There's also the why: because of U.S. abuse of prisoners at Guantanamo, because of a history of Journal cooperation with the CIA, because Pearl is a Jew? Through it all, Mariane is clearheaded, direct, and determined. This is why A Mighty Heart (2007) is one of the best movies like Movies On War In Afghanistan. (Read More)

Themes:courage, terrorism
Period:2000s
Story:taliban, afghanistan, goat, subtitled scene, terrorist, airplane, cell phone, voice over narration, photograph, dancing, flashback, death, murder

Rock The Kasbah (2015)
Comedy, Music, War

Rock The Kasbah (2015)

Locations:village
Story:afghan war, afghanistan, subtitled scene, american abroad, shot in the shoulder, f word, helicopter, shootout

War Machine (2017)
Comedy, Drama, War

War Machine (2017)

A general from the US is sent to Afghanistan to 'clean' the situation up after eight years of war in the country. He finds himself amongst tired soldiers and disillusioned politicians eager to leave. In this situation he feels his mission is to 'win' the war, something deemed impossible by everyone around him. (Read More)

Characters:soldier
Story:afghanistan, mission

Max (2015)
Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy, War

Max (2015)

When Kyle Wincott is killed in the war, his war dog, Max, suffers from stress. Max is to be put down because he has trouble listening to anyone else, until he meets Justin, Kyle's brother. Justin adopts and saves Max. Then both of their lives will never be the same again.

Themes:military, friendship
Story:afghanistan

The Unknown Known (2013) is one of the best movies like Movies On War In Afghanistan
Biography, Documentary, History, War

The Unknown Known (2013)

Story:afghan war, war on terror

High Road To China (1983)
Adventure, Drama, Romance, War

High Road To China (1983)

A biplane pilot is saddled with a spoiled industrialist's daughter on a search for her missing father through Asia that eventually involves them in a struggle against a Chinese warlord. This is why High Road To China (1983) is one of the best movies like Movies On War In Afghanistan.

Story:afghanistan

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