10 Best Military Movies on Amazon Prime Right Now (2022)

10 Best Military Movies on Amazon Prime Right Now (2022) – War films touch directly to our hearts. They have universal appeal regardless of nationality, language, or culture. War is a plague on humanity, and some films frequently remind us of the misery and tragedy that it causes. However, there are a number of other war films that are made to demonstrate patriotism or to express other political ideas. Though their views on war may differ, one thing that all war films have in common is their emotional appeal. These films, whether pro or anti-war, take us right to the heart of the action. They show us battlefields where death and life dance side by side; they show us humans who act like gods and devils at the same time. With that stated, here’s a list of extremely amazing army movies on Amazon Prime that are now accessible to stream:

10. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

‘Saving Private Ryan,’ an extraordinarily moving film that depicts the haunting horror of war, is set during the Normandy invasion and follows Private James Ryan as he becomes trapped inside German-held territory. With James’ siblings all dead on the battlefield, Ranger Captain John Miller is tasked with rescuing the young private. As a result, John marches behind enemy lines with seven of his men to bring a brother home. While depicting the numerous atrocities of WWII, the film also delivers a deep and poignant peek into the spirit of friendship that the conflict instilled in each soldier.

9. Home of the Brave (2006)

‘Home of the Brave,’ a psychological thriller on the impact of war on the human mind, following a squad of American troops who are about to return home from a difficult tour in Iraq. However, days before their return, terrorists attack the group inside an Iraqi town, resulting in a catastrophic combat that kills several soldiers and severely injures the others. The storey then shifts to the United States and follows Will Marsh, Vanessa Price, Tommy Yates, and Jamal Aiken, four members of the same unit as they try to adjust to civilian life. However, what once seemed routine is now out of reach as their severe injuries, as well as PTSD attacks, refuse to allow them to leave the battlefield.

8. The Thin Red Line (1998)

‘The Thin Red Line,’ set during World War II’s battle of Guadalcanal, follows an army company called C-for-Charlie, who come in as reinforcements to help protect the island from the Japanese. Despite the fact that the squad is made up of complete strangers, the film shows how the combat affects their outlook on life and helps them form an almost unbreakable tie of brotherhood. The film is a remarkable statement on the atrocities of war and how it ruins everything that humanity stands for, documenting every experience — from the company’s arrival through the hard fighting and the ultimate goodbyes.

7. Lions for Lambs (2007)

‘Lions for Lambs’ begins with two smart university students, Arian and Ernest, who are inspired by their professor Dr. Malley’s ideals and join the war in Afghanistan. However, while battling tooth and nail in the foreign land, the pair is ambushed on a ridge by Taliban soldiers who are approaching in quickly. The storey then shifts to two other concurrent episodes, one following Dr. Malley as he tries to connect with a wealthy kid, and the other Senator Jasper Irving, who gives an interview on her plans for triumph in Afghanistan. The movie promises a nail-biting finish that will haunt you long after the credits have rolled, with Arian and Ernest serving as the linking point between the two American histories.

6. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016)

’13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,’ based on true events and set in the days following Gaddafi’s collapse, depicts how a squad of heavily armed militants carry out a deadly attack on a US compound in Libya, resulting in the death of an American ambassador. With the property entirely surrounded by armed fighters, the situation has been declared critical, and the US is unsure how to respond or save the hostages inside.

Unbeknownst to most, the CIA keeps watch from a nearby covert station, and despite strong orders not to leave the facility, six CIA contractors arm themselves to the teeth and attempt a daring rescue mission previously unheard of.

5. City of Ghosts (2017)

‘City of Ghosts’ transports us to the mediaeval horror established by ISIS in Raqqa, Syria, during the terrorist organization’s reign. Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, a Syrian media activist group, is the subject of the docudrama. The volunteer organisation is made up of some unidentified citizen journalists. They put their lives and families in danger to document and report on their country’s ground-level catastrophe.

The members of the organisation keep a record of every crime done by the fanatics who used Raqqa as their de facto capital during the occupation. The group’s reports became the sole and unmistakable proof that the inhabitants of Raqqa never welcomed ISIS. The group was the sole dependable and legitimate source of information for the international media in the midst of complete chaos and blackout. Matthew Heineman, an Oscar nominee, directs ‘City of Ghosts.’

4. Journey’s End (2017)

‘Journey’s End’ is a World War I film based on R. C. Sherriff’s 1928 drama of the same name. The plot revolves around the British army’s C Company, which was stationed near St. Quentin, France, in the spring of 1918. The soldiers defend their trenches, which are over a hundred yards from the German trenches. The film follows an unassuming Second Lieutenant Raleigh as he arrives in the trenches to join the unit. The soldiers are led by Stanhope, a young officer who is pushed to the verge of lunacy.

The headquarters orders them to prepare for a mission involving two officers and 10 men. Their objective is to cross the no-man’s-land through German bullets and capture any one of the enemy men alive. Despite the fact that the mission is suicidal, the soldiers have no choice but to carry it out. Saul Dibb directed the film, which stars Asa Butterfield and Sam Claflin in the key roles.

3. Enemy at the Gates (2001)

‘Enemy at the Gate’ is a World War II film about two world-class shooters from the Russian and German armies who are trapped in the middle of a war-torn Stalingrad. The film, set in the early 1940s, evokes the heat and dread of the Battle of Stalingrad. The Germans are on the verge of collapsing, and the Russians are fighting for every inch and every corner of their nation. Vassili Zaitsev, a Russian sniper, hunts down the Germans from cover.

Every day, political officer Danilov brags about Zaitsev’s number of victims, which makes Zaitsev popular on both sides. However, the Germans deploy König, one of their greatest snipers, to put an end to Zaitsev’s killing rampage. What follows is a cat-and-mouse battle between two sharpshooters with the ability to turn the tide of the conflict. Jean-Jacques Annaud directs ‘Enemy at the Gates.’ The film is based on William Craig’s 1973 book ‘Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad.’

2. Things to Come (1936)

‘Things to Come’ is a black and white sci-fi war picture written by the great H.G. Wells. The film is set in 1940, against the backdrop of a fictitious world war that has shattered humanity. The war lasts for decades and the planet is split into various terrible gangs. In 1966, a devastating epidemic kills nearly all of the survivors of the conflict. Only a few people are able to escape the black death.

Following the vast reconstruction of civilisation, an organisation relocates the remaining human population to freshly constructed underground cities. Humanity begins to prosper once more, only to be met with another terrible rebellion against development and technology. William Cameron Menzies directs ‘Things to Come,’ which stars Raymond Massey, Ralph Richardson, Cedric Hardwicke, Pearl Argyle, and Margaretta Scott in significant roles.

1. The Great Escape (1963)

‘The Great Escape’ is a prisoner-of-war saga based on one of World War II’s most daring jail break attempts. The film, based on a true storey, follows a gang of POWs who attempt to breach the defences of a Nazi prison camp. While the group is busy excavating an underground tunnel, the convicts keep the jailers entertained with gags. Despite their ability to escape the fortifications, the Nazis pursue them one by one. The Nazis apprehend 73 of the 76 convicts who escaped. The Gestapo kills approximately 50 of them.

The movie is based on the actual life episode of the mass escape attempt from the Nazi POW camp in Stalag Luft III near the Polish town of Zagan in April 1942. Paul Brickhill, an Australian writer, was among the inmates who was involved in the construction of the tunnel. Because of his claustrophobia, he couldn’t keep up with them. Brickhill later penned a personal account of the historic prison break, which became a best-seller. ‘The Great Escape‘ is directed by John Sturges. The movie stars Steve McQueen, James Garner, and Richard Attenborough in the key roles.