Best Battle Movies


  • 300

    300 (R, 2007)

    Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, Dominic West, David Wenham, Vincent Regan
    Sin City author Frank Miller's sweeping take on the historic Battle of Thermopylae comes to the scre... read moreen courtesy of Dawn of the Dead director Zack Snyder. Gerard Butler stars as Spartan King Leonidas and Lena Headey plays Queen Gorgo. The massive army of the Persian Empire is sweeping across the globe, crushing every force that dares stand in its path. When a Persian envoy arrives in Sparta offering King Leonidas power over all of Greece if he will only bow to the will of the all powerful Xerxes (Rodrigo Santoro), the strong-willed leader assembles a small army comprised of his empire's best fighters and marches off to battle. Though they have virtually no hope of defeating Xerxes' intimidating battalion, Leonidas' men soldier on, intent on letting it be known they will bow to no man but their king. Meanwhile, back in Sparta, the loyal Queen Gorgo attempts to convince both the skeptical council and the devious Theron (Dominic West) to send more troops despite the fact that many view Leonidas' unsanctioned war march as a serious transgression. As Xerxes' fearsome "immortals" draw near, a few noble Greeks vow to assist the Spartans on the battlefield. When King Leonidas and his 300 Spartan warriors fell to the overwhelming Persian army at the Battle of Thermopylae, the fearless actions of the noble fighters inspired all of Greece to stand up against their Persian enemy and wage the battle that would ultimately give birth to the modern concept of democracy. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
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      fb136901505: . Not for everyone but if you enjoy battle, action and bloody swords, this is for you!
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
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      fb100001280190735: 300 is hands down the best war movie I've ever seen, it has the craziest and most jaw dropping battle scenes I've ever watched, I'm serious lol, and the slow motion use was fuckin gnarly, and Ger
      Reviewed 2 months days ago
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      fb100003351643616: I thought this movie really captured the battle of Thermopily and the way the Spartans used there tactics of fighting including the phalanx
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
  • Braveheart

    Braveheart (R, 1995)

    Mel Gibson, Sophie Marceau, Patrick McGoohan, Catherine McCormack, Brendan Gleeson
    Mel Gibson, long-time heartthrob of the silver screen, came into his own as a director with Bravehea... read morert, an account of the life and times of medieval Scottish patriot William Wallace and, to a lesser degree, Robert the Bruce's struggle to unify his nation against its English oppressors. The story begins with young Wallace, whose father and brother have been killed fighting the English, being taken into the custody of his uncle, a nationalist and pre-Renaissance renaissance man. He returns twenty years later, a man educated both in the classics and in the art of war. There he finds his childhood sweetheart Murron (Catherine McCormack), and the two quickly fall in love. There are murmurs of revolt against the English throughout the village, but Wallace remains aloof, wishing simply to tend to his crops and live in peace. However, when his love is killed by English soldiers the day after their secret marriage (held secretly so as to prevent the local English lord from exercising the repulsive right of prima noctae, the privilege of sleeping with the bride on the first night of the marriage), he springs into action and single-handedly slays an entire platoon of foot soldiers. The other villagers join him in destroying the English garrison, and thus begins the revolt against the English in what will eventually become full-fledged war. Wallace eventually leads his fellow Scots in a series of bloody battles that prove a serious threat to English domination and, along the way, has a hushed affair with the Princess of Wales (the breathtaking Sophie Marceau) before his imminent demise. For his efforts, Gibson won the honor of Best Director from the Academy; the movie also took home statuettes for Best Picture, Cinematography, Makeup, and Sound Effects. ~ Jeremy Beday, Rovi
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      fb1435557456: . Additionally, the battle sequences are remarkably gritty and violent, which adds to the authentic tone of the film. An
      Reviewed 6 months days ago
    • bengreenly
      bengreenly: . This film just works, for every great battle scene, there's a very dramatic or emotional scene, for every one of those there's a very funn
      Reviewed 14 days days ago
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      fb1145087566: . Also the battle sites too. Movie is as true as you can get.
      Reviewed 16 months days ago
  • Kingdom of Heaven

    Kingdom of Heaven (R, 2005)

    Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Jeremy Irons, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson
    Kingdom of Heaven is an epic adventure about a common man who finds himself thrust into a decades-lo... read moreng war. A stranger in a strange land, he serves a doomed king, falls in love with an exotic and forbidden queen, and rises to knighthood. Ultimately, he must protect the people of Jerusalem from overwhelming forces - while striving to keep a fragile peace.
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      fb788909570: . Some of the battle scenes take your breath away
      Reviewed 19 months days ago
    • marebear00
      marebear00: The battle was good but I couldn't really get into the story.
      Reviewed 3 years days ago
    • allanm112
      allanm112: . This movie has nice battle scenes, the special effects were spectacular and I also thought that the acting was pretty go
      Reviewed 2 years days ago