Top 50 War, Music Movies and TV Shows



1. The Pianist (2002)

R | 150 min | Biography, Drama, Music

8.5
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85 Metascore

A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Frank Finlay, Emilia Fox

Votes: 644,688 | Gross: $32.57M

2. Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)

R | 131 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.9
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36 Metascore

When a fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during World War II, his fiancée falls in love with the local Italian commander.

Director: John Madden | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, John Hurt, Christian Bale

Votes: 31,249 | Gross: $25.54M

3. Rock the Kasbah (2015)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Music, War

5.5
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29 Metascore

A down-on-his-luck music manager discovers a teenage girl with an extraordinary voice while on a music tour in Afghanistan and takes her to Kabul to compete on the popular television show, Afghan Star.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Bill Murray, Leem Lubany, Zooey Deschanel, Bruce Willis

Votes: 9,591 | Gross: $2.98M

4. Joyeux Noel (2005)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, History, Music

7.8
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70 Metascore

In December 1914, an unofficial Christmas truce on the Western Front allows soldiers from opposing sides of the First World War to gain insight into each other's way of life.

Director: Christian Carion | Stars: Diane Kruger, Benno Fürmann, Guillaume Canet, Natalie Dessay

Votes: 25,631 | Gross: $1.05M

5. Anchors Aweigh (1945)

Passed | 140 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

7.2
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Two sailors, one naive, the other experienced in the ways of the world, on liberty in Los Angeles, is the setting for this movie musical.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Kathryn Grayson, Gene Kelly, José Iturbi

Votes: 7,237

6. The Man Who Cried (2000)

R | 100 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.2
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40 Metascore

A young refugee traveling from Russia to America in search of her lost father falls for a gypsy horseman.

Director: Sally Potter | Stars: Christina Ricci, Cate Blanchett, Oleg Yankovskiy, Claudia Lander-Duke

Votes: 13,607 | Gross: $0.74M

7. Music Within (2007)

R | 94 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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53 Metascore

The true story of Richard Pimentel, a brilliant public speaker with a troubled past, who returns from Vietnam severely hearing -impaired and finds a new purpose in his landmark efforts on the behalf of Americans with disabilities.

Director: Steven Sawalich | Stars: Ron Livingston, Melissa George, Michael Sheen, Clint Jung

Votes: 5,380 | Gross: $0.15M

8. Mrs Henderson Presents (2005)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.0
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71 Metascore

Laura Henderson buys an old London theater and opens it up as the Windmill, a performance hall which goes down in history for, among other things, its all-nude revues.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Judi Dench, Bob Hoskins, Christopher Guest, Will Young

Votes: 14,608 | Gross: $11.03M

9. An American in Texas (2017)

TV-MA | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Music

5.0
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Based on a true story, and set in late 1990 against the backdrop of the first gulf war, An American in Texas is the story of lifelong friends as they reach the cusp of adulthood and must ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Pedone | Stars: Tony Cavalero, Barry Corbin, Annie Cavalero, Keith Jardine

Votes: 160

10. Country Crush (2016)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Family, Music

4.7
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Small town mechanic meets aspiring country singer. Is it love at first sight for this young adult couple or just mutual attraction in a musical without warning?

Director: Andrew Cymek | Stars: Jana Kramer, Munro Chambers, Madeline Merlo, Sophie Simmons

Votes: 453

11. Life Is a Miracle (2004)

155 min | Comedy, Romance, Music

7.6
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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..

Director: Emir Kusturica | Stars: Slavko Stimac, Natasa Tapuskovic, Vesna Trivalic, Vuk Kostic

Votes: 11,505

12. Green Day: Wake Me Up When September Ends (2005 Video)

Not Rated | 7 min | Short, Drama, Music

7.8
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Music video for the song "Wake Me Up When September Ends" by American rock band Green Day, as the fourth single from the group's seventh studio album, American Idiot (2004).

Directors: Samuel Bayer, Michael Perlmutter | Stars: Green Day, Billie Joe Armstrong, Samuel Bayer, Jamie Bell

Votes: 478

13. Django (2017)

PG-13 | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.2
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49 Metascore

The story of Django Reinhardt, famous guitarist and composer, and his flight from German-occupied Paris in 1943.

Director: Etienne Comar | Stars: Reda Kateb, Cécile de France, Bea Palya, Bimbam Merstein

Votes: 1,103 | Gross: $0.05M

14. Talk to Me (2007)

R | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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69 Metascore

The story of Washington D.C. radio personality Ralph "Petey" Greene, an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist in the 1960s.

Director: Kasi Lemmons | Stars: Don Cheadle, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Bruce McFee, Mike Epps

Votes: 9,062 | Gross: $4.47M

15. Lili Marleen (1981)

R | 120 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.2
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In Switzerland, German singer Willie falls in love with Jewish composer, Robert, who offers resistance to the Nazis by helping refugees. But his family thinks Willie is a Nazi and may be a ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Giancarlo Giannini, Mel Ferrer, Karl-Heinz von Hassel

Votes: 3,299

16. The von Trapp Family: A Life of Music (2015)

Not Rated | 98 min | Biography, Drama, Family

6.5
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Agathe von Trapp, the eldest daughter of a well-known musical family, overcomes many obstacles to pursue her musical career and move to the United States.

Director: Ben Verbong | Stars: Matthew Macfadyen, Eliza Bennett, Rosemary Harris, Yvonne Catterfeld

Votes: 356

17. The Burmese Harp (1956)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, Music, War

8.1
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In the War's closing days, when a conscience-driven Japanese soldier fails to get his countrymen to surrender to overwhelming force, he adopts the lifestyle of a Buddhist monk.

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Rentarô Mikuni, Shôji Yasui, Tatsuya Mihashi, Jun Hamamura

Votes: 4,907

18. Taking Sides (2001)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Music, War

7.2
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61 Metascore

A tale based on the life of Wilhelm Furtwangler, the controversial conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic whose tenure coincided with the controversial Nazi era. One of the most spectacular ... See full summary »

Director: István Szabó | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Stellan Skarsgård, Moritz Bleibtreu, Birgit Minichmayr

Votes: 3,015 | Gross: $0.19M

19. Salome Where She Danced (1945)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Music, War

5.7
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A Viennese ballerina is forced to flee to Arizona during the Franco-Prussian War, where she proceeds to vamp numerous men in order to get what she wants.

Director: Charles Lamont | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Rod Cameron, David Bruce, Walter Slezak

Votes: 197

20. The Travelling Players (1975)

230 min | Drama, History, Music

8.0
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Greece, 1939-1952: Fascist, Nazi, and Communist conflict, as seen through the eyes of a family of travelling provincial players.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Eva Kotamanidou, Vangelis Kazan, Aliki Georgouli, Kiriakos Katrivanos

Votes: 3,032

21. Cloudy Sunday (2015)

116 min | Drama, Music, War

6.5
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During the tumultuous 1943, against the backdrop of a German-occupied Thessaloniki, two star-crossed lovers struggle to surmount prejudice and fear, as the brutalities against the town's persecuted Jewish community escalate.

Director: Manousos Manousakis | Stars: Andreas Konstantinou, Haris Fragoulis, Hristina Heila-Fameli, Vasiliki Troufakou

Votes: 1,168

22. Papy fait de la résistance (1983)

102 min | Comedy, Music, War

6.8
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Bourdelle, a family of musicians, refuse to play for Germans during the war. They would like to liberate France using all possible means.

Director: Jean-Marie Poiré | Stars: Christian Clavier, Michel Galabru, Roland Giraud, Gérard Jugnot

Votes: 2,443

23. I Want to Live (2015)

106 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

9.6
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I Want to Live is a documentary on the lives of Kurdish Refugees from Syria, living in refugee camps in Kurdistan. Shot on location, it is set against the Syrian civil war and the ISIS (... See full summary »

Director: Karzan Kardozi

Votes: 1,346

24. Rembetiko (1983)

110 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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The story of a group of Rembetes, singers and musicians of the Greek equivalent to the blues, in the early decades of the 20th century, seen through the eyes of a young female singer.

Director: Costas Ferris | Stars: Sotiria Leonardou, Nikos Kalogeropoulos, Michalis Maniatis, Themis Bazaka

Votes: 2,396

25. PewDiePie VS T-Series (2019)

2 min | Animation, Short, Action

9.3
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Pewdiepie rages against T-Series through the wild lands of YouTube in his final attempt to keep the throne.

Star: Felix Kjellberg

Votes: 131

26. House of Fools (2002)

R | 104 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.2
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52 Metascore

In the midst of the Chechen War, a remote psychiatric institution is left without staff leaving the patients to fend for themselves. Based on a true story.

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Yuliya Vysotskaya, Sultan Islamov, Bryan Adams, Evgeniy Mironov

Votes: 2,537 | Gross: $0.06M

27. Profound Love in Heavy Rain (2001– )

48 min | War, Drama, Music

7.4
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A series based on Qiong Yao's book "Yan Yu Meng Meng," Romance in the Rain is story of love, and learning how to love. Vicki Zhao plays Lu Yi Ping, the daughter of a General's eighth wife. ... See full summary »

Stars: Wei Zhao, Ruby Lin, Alec Su, Leo Ku

Votes: 342

28. Civilisation (1969– )

TV-G | 50 min | Documentary, History, Music

8.7
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Sir Kenneth Clarke guides us through the ages exploring the glorious rise of civilisation in western man. Beginning with the bleakness of the dark ages to the present day, we consider ... See full summary »

Stars: Kenneth Clark, Nicholas Blake, William Devlin, Ronald Lacey

Votes: 672

29. Counterpoint (1968)

TV-PG | 107 min | Drama, Music, War

6.3
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A famous orchestra conductor is captured by the Germans in WW2, and is forced to perform at private concerts for the Nazi generals.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Charlton Heston, Maximilian Schell, Kathryn Hays, Leslie Nielsen

Votes: 595

30. Changi (2001)

Drama, Music, Romance

8.2
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Changi follows the story of six young Australian mates who go to war. They land in Singapore in 1942, just in time for the surrender. They are marched off to Changi prison camp along with ... See full summary »

Stars: Stephen Curry, Leon Ford, Anthony Hayes, Matthew Newton

Votes: 352

31. Perceval (1978)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.1
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The exploits of Sir Perceval, a legendary exemplar of knightly chivalry and one of the champions of King Arthur's Round Table.

Director: Éric Rohmer | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, André Dussollier, Solange Boulanger, Catherine Schroeder

Votes: 1,018

32. Four Jills in a Jeep (1944)

Approved | 89 min | Music, Romance, War

6.7
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Reenactments of actual USO experiences of its female stars entertaining troops overseas.

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Kay Francis, Carole Landis, Martha Raye, Mitzi Mayfair

Votes: 412

33. Keep 'Em Flying (1941)

Passed | 86 min | Comedy, Music, War

7.0
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When a barnstorming stunt pilot decides to join the air corps, his two goofball assistants decide to go with him. Since the two are Abbott & Costello, the air corps doesn't know what it's in for.

Directors: Arthur Lubin, Ralph Ceder | Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Martha Raye, Carol Bruce

Votes: 1,337

34. Scream for Me Sarajevo (2017)

95 min | Documentary, Music, War

8.9
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In 1994 Sarajevo was a city under siege. Mortars and rocket propelled grenades rained onto the city, killing indiscriminately, ever day. Amongst the madness, two United Nations personnel: a... See full summary »

Director: Tarik Hodzic | Stars: Bruce Dickinson, Alen Ajanovic, Esad Bratovic, Mirza Coric

Votes: 745

35. La Marseillaise (1938)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, History, Music

7.2
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A news-reel like movie about early part of the French Revolution, shown from the eyes of individual people, citizens of Marseille, counts in German exile and, of course the king Louis XVI, ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Pierre Renoir, Lise Delamare, Louis Jouvet, Léon Larive

Votes: 918

36. Our Big Time (2012)

88 min | Drama, Music, War

7.1
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Set in the midst of World War 2 and interspersed with beautiful choir music, the horrors of the war unfold when the Germans realized one of the boys in the choir is a Jew and they must find him immediately.

Director: Wolfram Paulus | Stars: Lorenz Willkomm, Johannes Nussbaum, Benedikt Hösl, Felix Jancik

Votes: 81

37. Song of Russia (1944)

Passed | 107 min | Drama, Music, Romance

6.0
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In June 1941, famed American symphony conductor John Meredith (Robert Taylor) is touring Soviet Russia with his manager Hank (Robert Benchley) when they go to a small rural town where famed... See full summary »

Directors: Gregory Ratoff, Laslo Benedek | Stars: Robert Taylor, Susan Peters, John Hodiak, Robert Benchley

Votes: 217

38. RocKabul (2018)

77 min | Documentary, Music, War

7.8
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Today, Afghans are one of the largest migrant populations fleeing their country for Europe/the West. Since 2002 the international community has injected more than a trillion dollars into ... See full summary »

Director: Travis Beard | Stars: Travis Beard, Mohd Qais Shaghasy

Votes: 41

39. Cowboy Canteen (1944)

Passed | 72 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.5
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During world-war-two, Arizona cattle-ranch owner Steve Bradley (Charles Starrett) and his pal Spud Harrigan (Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams) join the army and are assigned to a camp near his ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Charles Starrett, Jane Frazee, Barbara Jo Allen, Tex Ritter

Votes: 59

40. We Will Rock You (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.4
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A rock and roll musician travels to Afghanistan to win the hearts and minds of its people.

Directors: Alex Lvovsky, Joe Walser | Stars: Alex Lvovsky, Mark Metcalf, Corey Feldman, Noel Britton

Votes: 1,002

41. Wunderkinder (2011)

100 min | Drama, Music, War

6.8
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The story takes place in Ukraine (Poltava) in 1941 before and during the German invasion. This story is about deep friendship between three musically talented children . Two Jewish children... See full summary »

Director: Markus Rosenmüller | Stars: Gedeon Burkhard, Catherine Flemming, Natalia Avelon, Gudrun Landgrebe

Votes: 713

42. Private Buckaroo (1942)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

6.0
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A Universal Army enlistment promotion, produced as a musical showcase for Harry James, the Andrews Sisters, Joe E. Lewis, and Donald O'Connor & Peggy Ryan. The film's thin plot has James ... See full summary »

Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: The Andrews Sisters, Dick Foran, Joe E. Lewis, Ernest Truex

Votes: 328

43. Ghosts of Cité Soleil (2006)

85 min | Documentary, Action, Drama

7.1
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64 Metascore

In the slum of Cité Soleil, President Aristide's most loyal supporters were ruling as kings. The five major gang leaders were controlling heavily armed young men; the Chiméres. The Secret ... See full summary »

Directors: Asger Leth, Milos Loncarevic | Stars: Winson '2Pac' Jean, Wyclef Jean, James 'Bily' Petit Frère, Éleonore 'Lele' Senlis

Votes: 1,712 | Gross: $0.05M

44. The Ode to Joy (2006)

130 min | Drama, History, Music

7.9
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German soldiers are transported to a prisoner-of-war camp in Japan after the First World War.

Director: Masanobu Deme | Stars: Ken Matsudaira, Bruno Ganz, Hiroshi Abe, Jun Kunimura

Votes: 682

45. Benjamin Britten: Peace and Conflict (2013)

105 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.6
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This drama documentary for cinema explores the pacifism that was such a powerful influence on composer Benjamin Britten's life and work. The story begins in 1929 at Gresham's School in ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Britten | Stars: John Hurt, Joseph Horovitz, Simon Kinder, Sue Phipps

Votes: 27

46. Dondi (1961)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

3.6
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Six American GIs stationed in Italy befriend an orphaned boy, but the soldiers remain unaware that the lad has stowed away with them when they return to the U.S. The six go their separate ... See full summary »

Director: Albert Zugsmith | Stars: David Janssen, Patti Page, Walter Winchell, Mickey Shaughnessy

Votes: 219

47. All This and World War II (1976)

PG | 88 min | Documentary, History, Music

6.1
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Beatles' "significance" pushed to the breaking point in this bizarre documentary that juxtaposes their songs (sung by a number of rock stars) with World War II newsreel footage. Helen Reddy... See full summary »

Director: Susan Winslow | Stars: Milton Berle, Humphrey Bogart, William C. Bullitt, Winston Churchill

Votes: 155

48. Young Men (2016)

72 min | Drama, Music, War

6.9
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A group of young men brought together by the indiscriminate brutality of war struggle to maintain their humanity in an unending cycle of combat and death. Choreography by Iván Pérez.

Director: Michael Nunn | Stars: Andrea Carrucciu, Simone Donati, Flavien Esmieu, Marc Galvez

Votes: 18

49. From Music into Silence (2018)

72 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

9.2
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For the last 23 years, Peter Roberts has had the most unusual job in Australia. He helps people to die.

Director: Farshid Akhlaghi

Votes: 13

50. Fort Graveyard (1965)

132 min | Drama, Music, War

7.4
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In 1945, Japanese Army Sergeant Kosugi and a platoon of young green recruits must retake and defend a fort occupied by the Chinese forces.

Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Makoto Satô, Reiko Dan, Yûnosuke Itô

Votes: 141


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