4 Best War Movies That Are Available To Stream On Amazon Prime

One type of film that plays a prominent role in the cinematic landscape is war movies. Tragedy, glory, and the dilemmas of war and its aftereffect are discovered via these types of movies. With that being said, war movies have grown along with their medium in thematic maturity, technical advancement, and visual intensity.

Now that so many war films are available there to stream, where should a cinephile start from? In this regard, Amazon Prime has plenty of options. Whether you’re willing to stream an anti-war black comedy, historical epic, or a military-industrial complex, Amazon Prime has pretty much every cuisine to serve.

With that said, these are the 4 best war movies that are currently available to stream on Amazon Prime –

Platoon

Platoon (1986) stars Willem Dafoe, Tom Berenger, and Charlie Sheen
Platoon (1986) stars Willem Dafoe, Tom Berenger, and Charlie Sheen

Based on Oliver Stone’s (writer and director) own experiences from the Vietnam War, the film begins with a story about Charlie Sheen who heads towards the dense fighting. Soon, Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe show up which makes it quite clear that Platoon is all about the examination of the conflict’s spiritual costs and psychology. For its artistry and power, the film has won the Academy Award for Best Movie.

Starring: Willem Dafoe, Tom Berenger, and Charlie Sheen

Director: Oliver Stone

Release: 1986

Rating: R

Runtime: 120 minutes

Gallipoli

Gallipoli (1981) stars Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, and Bill Kerr
Gallipoli (1981) stars Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, and Bill Kerr

Starring Mel Gibson and directed by Peter Weir, Gallipoli reflects Australia’s perspective towards World War I. The film begins as a story about two young men who thrive to prove themselves via battle. But soon, it leans towards becoming a meditation that drives young people to volunteer in the war. While the film is not interested in answering questions easily, it makes the plot stand out as a tale of the war zone.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, and Bill Kerr

Director: Peter Weir

Release: 1981

Rating: PG

Runtime: 111 minutes

The African Queen

The African Queen stars Katharine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, and Robert Morley
The African Queen stars Katharine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, and Robert Morley

Directed by John Huston, The African Queen is one of the great wartime movies of all time. The narrative of the movie is quite simple: Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart’s characters should get the boat to travel from one place to another as World War I has begun. But soon, the plot changes and leads both the characters towards an end that makes the film the best high-stake film ever made.

Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, and Robert Morley

Director: John Huston

Release: 1951

Rating: PG

Runtime: 105 minutes

Catch-22

Catch-22 stars Martin Balsam, Alan Arkin, and Bob Balaban
Catch-22 stars Martin Balsam, Alan Arkin, and Bob Balaban

Directed by Mile Nichols, Catch-22 is the adaptation of Joseph Heller’s seminal novel. The readers of the original source would know why the film is one of the best war films ever made. The narration of the movie explores the reality of a Mediterranean inhabit. While World War II is not there that frequently, everyone who has watched the film knows what all Catch-22 has actually done.

Starring: Martin Balsam, Alan Arkin, and Bob Balaban

Director: Mike Nichols

Release: 1970

Rating: R

Runtime: 122 minutes

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