The 15 Best War Movies on Netflix to Stream in February 2024

The 15 Best War Movies on Netflix to Stream in February 2024
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There is something deeply disturbing about the human obsession with war. The most destructive and violent of human interactions, war has been a fixture in our lives since the first civilizations developed.

The phenomenon of war has been explored in countless films over the past century, with the best ones promoting pacifism in times of violence.

Here are 10 of the best war movies to watch on Netflix:

From sci-fi epics and medieval peplums to comedies and documentaries, this list features very different productions, yet they are all connected by one idea.

Even if you haven't seen any of the movies mentioned above, you can easily guess that none of them finds war beautiful or appealing. On the contrary, war is portrayed as ugly and unnatural, because the idea of one group of people killing another didn't sit well with directors even before World War II.

Don't get us wrong - there are beautiful movies on this list. But their beauty comes from tender human interactions, not from guns being fired and bombs being dropped.

Hollywood stopped making mindless war-set blockbusters a long time ago, and we couldn't be happier about it - war is no laughing matter, and movies have to condemn it one way or another.