Best Modern-Day/Future Warfare Dramasby muybueno16 | created - 09 Jan 2014 | updated - 5 days ago | Public
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4. Blood Diamond (2006)
R | 143 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
A fisherman, a smuggler, and a syndicate of businessmen match wits over the possession of a priceless diamond.
Votes: 467,973 | Gross: $57.37M
6. Tears of the Sun (2003)
R | 121 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A Special-Ops commander leads his team into the Nigerian jungle in order to rescue a doctor who will only join them if they agree to save 70 refugees too.
Votes: 107,777 | Gross: $43.73M
7. Courage Under Fire (1996)
R | 116 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
A U.S. Army officer, despondent about a deadly mistake he made, investigates a female chopper commander's worthiness for the Medal of Honor.
Votes: 47,371 | Gross: $59.03M
8. Captain Phillips (2013)
PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
The true story of Captain Richard Phillips and the 2009 hijacking by Somali pirates of the U.S.-flagged MV Maersk Alabama, the first American cargo ship to be hijacked in two hundred years.
Votes: 392,163 | Gross: $107.10M
9. Three Kings (1999)
R | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
In the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, four soldiers set out to steal gold that was stolen from Kuwait, but they discover people who desperately need their help.
Votes: 153,758 | Gross: $60.65M
10. Green Zone (2010)
R | 115 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Discovering covert and faulty intelligence causes a U.S. Army officer to go rogue as he hunts for Weapons of Mass Destruction in an unstable region.
Votes: 122,914 | Gross: $35.05M
11. Bravo Two Zero (1999 TV Movie)
R | 122 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
This is the true story of the most highly decorated British patrol since the Boer war: an eight man SAS team inserted behind Iraqi lines during the Gulf War in January 1991. Their mission ... See full summary »
12. Rules of Engagement (2000)
R | 128 min | Drama, Thriller, War
An attorney defends an officer on trial for ordering his troops to fire on civilians after they stormed a U.S. embassy in a Middle Eastern country.
Votes: 42,239 | Gross: $61.34M
13. Savior (1998)
R | 103 min | Drama, War
A hardened mercenary in the Foreign Legion begins to find his own humanity when confronted with atrocities during the fighting in Bosnia.
Votes: 9,783 | Gross: $0.01M
14. No Man's Land (I) (2001)
R | 98 min | Drama, War
Bosnia and Herzegovina during 1993 at the time of the heaviest fighting between the two warring sides. Two soldiers from opposing sides in the conflict, Nino and Ciki, become trapped in no man's land, whilst a third soldier becomes a living booby trap.
Votes: 42,437 | Gross: $1.06M
15. Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A Navy navigator is shot down over enemy territory and is ruthlessly pursued by a secret police enforcer and the opposing troops. Meanwhile his commanding officer goes against orders in an attempt to rescue him.
Votes: 95,241 | Gross: $59.07M
16. Behind Enemy Lines II: Axis of Evil (2006 Video)
R | 96 min | Action, Thriller
Navy SEALS, headed by Lt. Bobby James, are dispatched to North Korea on a covert mission, all in an effort to take out a missile site...
18. Lions for Lambs (2007)
R | 92 min | Drama, Thriller, War
Injuries sustained by two Army rangers behind enemy lines in Afghanistan set off a sequence of events involving a congressman, a journalist and a professor.
Votes: 45,712 | Gross: $15.00M
19. Stop-Loss (2008)
R | 112 min | Drama, War
A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.
Votes: 19,168 | Gross: $10.91M
21. Hotel Rwanda (2004)
PG-13 | 121 min | Biography, Drama, History
Paul Rusesabagina was a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.
Votes: 316,507 | Gross: $23.53M
22. Sometimes in April (2005 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 140 min | Drama, History, War
When the Hutu nationalists raised arms against their Tutsi countrymen in Rwanda in April 1994, the violent uprising marked the beginning of one of the darkest times in African history which resulted in the deaths of almost 800,000 people.
25. Pretty Village, Pretty Flame (1996)
115 min | Comedy, Drama, History
During the war in Bosnia, two childhood friends eventually become enemies, as the tragic and devastating circumstances of the war put them on the opposite sides and expose the most gruesome and cruel aspects of the human nature.
26. Shot Through the Heart (1998 TV Movie)
R | 112 min | Drama, War
The horrors of war are examined from the view points of lifelong friends, who end up on opposing sides in the war in Sarajevo. One is an expert marksman, who trains the snipers used to ... See full summary »
27. The Beast of War (1988)
R | 111 min | Adventure, Drama, War
A Soviet tank and its warring crew become separated from their patrol and lost in an Afghan valley with a group of vengeance-seeking rebels on their tracks.
Votes: 8,194 | Gross: $0.16M
28. Shake Hands with the Devil (2007)
R | 112 min | Drama, History, War
The story of General Romeo Dallaire's frustrated efforts to stop the madness of the Rwandan Genocide, despite the complete indifference of his superiors.
31. Underground (1995)
Not Rated | 167 min | Comedy, Drama, War
A group of serbian socialists prepares for the war in a surreal underground filled by parties, tragedies, love and hate.
Votes: 51,444 | Gross: $0.17M
33. Life Is a Miracle (2004)
155 min | Comedy, Romance, Music
What could be better for the village than a scenic railway to bring in the tourists? What could be worse for tourism than war? Luka builds the railway and shuts his eyes to war. Then Luka's wife runs off with a musician and his son is called up to the army. Luka's life is a war zone. Then he meets Sabaha..
34. Marble Ass (1995)
Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, War
A transvestite couple from 1990s Belgrade beholds their profession as a pacifistic mission, curbing the urges of rapists, gamblers and horny young men during turbulent periods in war torn country.
36. Strike Back (2010– )
TV-MA | 45 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Follows the actions of Section 20, a secretive unit of British military intelligence. A team of special operations personnel conduct several high risk missions across the globe.
37. Ultimate Force (2002–2006)
74 min | Action, War
This action adventure series follows the exploits of Sergeant Henno Garvie and his colleagues who make up Red Troop, a crack SAS team. Stopping the release of a lethal anthrax mutation, ... See full summary »
39. Rambo (2008)
R | 92 min | Action, Thriller
In Thailand, John Rambo joins a group of mercenaries to venture into war-torn Burma, and rescue a group of Christian aid workers who were kidnapped by the ruthless local infantry unit.
Votes: 204,289 | Gross: $42.75M
41. In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011)
R | 127 min | Drama, Romance, War
During the Bosnian War, Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs, re-encounters Ajla, a Bosnian who's now a captive in his camp he oversees. Their once promising connection has become ambiguous as their motives have changed.
Votes: 32,870 | Gross: $0.30M
42. Beyond Borders (2003)
R | 127 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
The world's cruelty is confronted with the love of two different people who tries to save mankind from poverty and war.
Votes: 25,327 | Gross: $4.43M
43. War Witch (2012)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, War
Somewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa, Komona, a 14-year-old girl, tells her unborn child growing inside her the story of her life since she has been at war. Everything started when she was abducted by the rebel army at the age of 12.
Votes: 6,726 | Gross: $0.07M
48. Madras Cafe (2013)
Not Rated | 130 min | Action, Drama, Thriller