List of war films and TV specials

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This list of war films and TV specials that are films and television series such as Documentaries, TV mini series and drama serials depicting aspects of historical wars.


Anglo-Saxon invasion of England [edit]

Burmese insurgency [edit]

Mercenaries in the Third World [edit]

See also Mercenaries in popular culture: Films

Scanian War [edit]

Spanish Reconquest [edit]

Trojan War (1194BC–1184 BC) [edit]

Greco-Persian Wars (499 BC – 450 BC) [edit]

Warring States Period (476 BC – 221 BC) [edit]

Wars of Alexander the Great (338 BC – 325 BC) [edit]

Asoka the Great's conquests (ca. 304–232 BC) [edit]

Han–Xiongnu War (133 BC–AD 89) [edit]

Wars of the Roman Republic/Empire [edit]

Wars of the Three Kingdoms (220–280) [edit]

Campaigns of Muhammad (622–632) [edit]

War during the Middle Ages (450 - 1350) [edit]

Crusades (1095–1272) [edit]

Mongol conquests (1206–1324) [edit]

First Barons' War (1215–1217) [edit]

Battle of the Ice (1242) / Battle of the Neva (1240) [edit]

Byzantine–Ottoman Wars (1265–1479) [edit]

Wars of Scottish Independence (1296–1328), (1332–1357) [edit]

Hundred Years' War (1337–1453) [edit]

Turkish Invasion of Serbia (1371-1459) [edit]

Hussite Wars (1419–1434) [edit]

Sengoku Period (1467–1573) [edit]

Battle of Mactan (1521) [edit]

Turkish Invasion of Hungary (1552) [edit]

Philippine Revolts Against Spain (1567–1872) [edit]

Eighty Years' War (1568–1648) [edit]

St. Bartholomew's Day massacre (1572) [edit]

Polish–Muscovite War (1605–1618) [edit]

Thirty Years' War (1618–1648) [edit]

American Indian Wars (1622–1898) [edit]

English Civil War (1642–1651) [edit]

Ukraino-Russian Liberation War from Poland (1648–1654) [edit]

Polish Commonwealth Wars (1648–1672) [edit]

Great Northern War (1700–1721) [edit]

War of the Austrian Succession (1740–1748) [edit]

Seven Years' War (1756–1763) and French and Indian War (1754–1763) [edit]

American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) [edit]

French Revolutionary Wars (1792–1802) [edit]

Napoleonic Wars (1803–1815) [edit]

First Serbian Uprising (1804-1813) [edit]

War of 1812 [edit]

Second Serbian Uprising (1815-1817) [edit]

Texas War of Independence (1835–1836) [edit]

Opium Wars (1839–1842, 1856–1860) [edit]

Mexican–American War (1846–1848) [edit]

Taiping Rebellion (1850–1864) [edit]

Crimean War (1853–1856) [edit]

Indian Rebellion of 1857 and subsequent colonial conflicts in India (1857) [edit]

American Civil War (1861–1865) [edit]

(Also see American Civil War films, Cinema and television about the American Civil War)

Franco-Mexican War (1861–1867) [edit]

Franco-Prussian War (1870–1871) [edit]

Satsuma Rebellion (1877) [edit]

Russo-Turkish War (1877–1878) [edit]

Anglo-Zulu War (1879) [edit]

First Boer War (1880–1881) [edit]

Colonial conflicts in Northern Africa (1880s–1931) [edit]

Mahdist Sudanese War (1881–1899) [edit]

First Matabele War (1893–1894) [edit]

First Sino-Japanese War (1894–1895) [edit]

Philippine Revolution (1896–1898) [edit]

Spanish-American War (1898) - Cuban War of Independence (1895–1898) [edit]

Philippine–American War (1899–1902/1913) [edit]

Boxer Rebellion (1899–1901) [edit]

Second Boer War (1899–1902) [edit]

Russo-Japanese War (1904–1905) [edit]

Taiwanese rebellions against Japanese rule (1907–1930) [edit]

Mexican Revolution (1910–1920) and Cristero War (1926–1929) [edit]

Chinese Revolution / Chinese Civil War (1911–1949) [edit]

World War I (1914–1918) [edit]

(See also: List of World War I films and World War I films)

Russian Revolution (1917) and Russian Civil War (1917–1922) [edit]

Finnish Civil War (1918) [edit]

Estonian War of Independence (1918–1920) [edit]

Latvian War of Independence (1918–1920) [edit]

Irish War of Independence (1919–1921) and Irish Civil War (1922–1923) [edit]

Greco-Turkish War (1919–1922) [edit]

Cristero War (1926–1929) [edit]

Spanish Civil War (1936–1939) [edit]

Second Sino-Japanese War (1937–1945) [edit]

World War II (1939–1945) [edit]

Because World War II was a major war, it is also recommended to see List of World War II films for a more detailed list of films. (Also see World War II films)

Battle of Britain (1940) [edit]

(Also see Battle of Britain films)

Battle of Iwo Jima (1945) [edit]

Burma Campaign (1942–1945) [edit]

Japanese occupation of the Philippines (1941–1945) [edit]

Winter war (1939–1940) [edit]

Continuation War (1941–1944) [edit]

Partisan War in Lithuania (1944–1953) [edit]

Indonesian National Revolution (1945–1949) [edit]

Cold War (1945–1991) [edit]

(Also see Cold War films)

Hukbalahap Insurgency (1946–1954) [edit]

First Indochina War (1946–1954) [edit]

Indo-Pakistani wars and conflicts (1947–present) [edit]

First Arab-Israeli War (1948–1949) [edit]

Korean War (1950–1953) and Korean DMZ Conflict (1966-present) [edit]

(Also see Korean War films)

Mau Mau Uprising (1952–1960) [edit]

Cuban Revolution (1953–1959) [edit]

Hungarian Revolution of 1956 [edit]

Vietnam War (1959–1975) [edit]

(Also see Vietnam War in film and Vietnam War films)

Sino-Indian War (1962) [edit]

Rhodesian Bush War (1964–1979) [edit]

Cambodian Civil War (1967–1975) [edit]

Communist Insurgency of the Philippines (1969–Present) [edit]

The Troubles in Northern Ireland (1969–2005) [edit]

Islamic Insurgency of the Philippines (1970–present) [edit]

Sino-Vietnamese War (1979) [edit]

Nicaraguan Civil War (1979–1992) [edit]

Lebanese Civil War (1975–1990) [edit]

Operation Entebbe (1976) [edit]

Soviet war in Afghanistan (1979–1989) [edit]

Salvadoran Civil War (1980–1992) [edit]

Iran–Iraq War (1980–1988) [edit]

Falklands War (1982) [edit]

First Lebanon War (1982) [edit]

Sri Lankan Civil War (1983–2009) [edit]

US Invasion of Grenada (1983) [edit]

Nagorno-Karabakh War (1988-1994) [edit]

Somali Civil War (1988–present) [edit]

United States invasion of Panama (1989--1990) [edit]

Gulf War (1990–1991) [edit]

(Also see Gulf War films)

Rwandan Civil War (1990–1993) [edit]

Sierra Leone Civil War (1991–2002) [edit]

Yugoslav Wars (1991-1999) [edit]

Ten-Day War in Slovenia (1991) [edit]

Croatian War of Independence (1991–1995) [edit]

Bosnian War (1992–1995) [edit]

Kosovo War (1998–1999) [edit]

First Chechen War (1994–1996) [edit]

Second Liberian Civil War (1999–2003) [edit]

Insurgency in the Republic of Macedonia (2001) [edit]

War on Terrorism (2001-present) [edit]

Covert special operations in Afghanistan, Iraq, etc. [edit]

Insurgency in Saudi Arabia (2003–present) [edit]

Insurgency in the Maghreb (2002–present) [edit]

Joint Chiefs of Staff operations [edit]

Operation Enduring Freedom - Philippines (2002–present) [edit]

September 11 attacks (2001) [edit]

Terrorist Sleeper cells [edit]

War on Terror in Pakistan [edit]

War in Afghanistan (2001–present) [edit]

Iraq War (2003–2011) [edit]

War in Darfur (2003-present) [edit]

South Ossetia War (2008) [edit]

See also [edit]

References [edit]