Finest War Movies 2018 & Calendar

By   February 2, 2018
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Here comes the list of war movies 2018. As always; I have gathered films from all around the world.  All the films have “War” scenario as the core idea; there are war-drama, war-action and other sub-genres in them.

CONTENT: Finest War Movies 2018 | War Movies 2018 Calendar

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We are going to have a look on complete calendar of the year’s war films. And, I have also attached a list of war films that deserve a discussion. So let’s begin.

2018 War Films that Deserve Discussion

Here we are talking about a few impressive looking war films of 2018. Some have attracted me by their script and other elements while others have gained a nice popularity.

12 Strong

The film is more than a war film; it is a true story of the initial military operation in Afghanistan after 9/11 incident. We can call it a real superheroes’ film. It has already gained an applaud by the audience and the critics.

12 strong story

Photo Credit – Warner Bros. Pictures, Lionsgate

The film is also focused on the troops send to the place along with the entire operation. Hence, the film gets connected with the viewers really well.

Plot Summary: After the shocking incident of 9/11 in America, a team of 12 soldiers is send to Afghanistan to have a revenge on Taliban, led by Mitch Nelson. There, the troops have to team up with the local forces to accomplish the deadly mission.

Journey’s End

You may already know that this film is the fifth adaption of R. C. Sherriff’s play “Journey’s End”. The film has already been released in TIFF; it has gain good remarks for its screenplay and on-screen performances. It is releasing on 2 February 2018 in United Kingdom.

journey's end story

Photo Credit – Lionsgate, Good Deed Entertainment

Plot Summary: Set in “The Great War” (WWI), Allies troops are trying to face Germany’s attack in a giant dugout in Aisne. During the war, the soldiers come across fears, emotions and courage.

Samson

The concept of the film is not something to cheers; there have been many stories of vengeance by a warrior. However, the on-screen enthusiasm the screenplay brings makes this film into our list. It is sure that there will be an applauded war, action and drama in it.

samson 2018 plot

Photo Credit – Pure Flix

Plot Summary: It is a biblical war-drama film, set in Israel (1170 B.C).

Samson, a Hebrew who is blessed with supernatural power gets against with Philistine’s prince to have his people out of enslavement and sufferings. When the scenario turns hopeless for him; his relation with a Philistine girl helps him accomplishing the task.

Padmaavat

It is an Indian epic-drama war film that has been into too much controversy. Even Rajput people have made it un-released at most of the locations in India; all this because of the dignity of Rani Padmini.

padmavaat plot

Photo Credit – Viacom 18 Motion Pictures, Paramount Pictures

Having said that; apart from controversial screenplay the film is full of battle. It may feel more a historical drama, but there is a nice amount of war.

Plot Summary: Set in 1303 AD, the sultan of Hindustan, Allaudin Khilji gets attracted towards the beauty of Rani Padmini of Chittor. He puts his forces around the fort of Chittor to have Rani Padmini with him. Khilji’s first attempt gets failed; however he again attacks on Chittor with much more effort and wins by cheat. But, Rani Padmini Jauhars (being into fire) with several other ladies of the kingdom to save the nobility of Rajputs.

Pacific Rim Uprising

I also agree that it is more a science fiction-action movie, but it also contains a war theme; war between monsters and machines.

pacific rim uprising plot

Photo Credit – Universal Pictures

The 2018 film follows that simple and fascinating idea that is loaded with larger than life destruction. It is promised that the audience will have a great experience of war-action.

Plot Summary: A new Monstrous threat has embarked and the world is on the edge of apocalypse again. This time, Jake, son of Stacker, unites a new team of Jaegers to take down Kaijus.

War Movies 2018 Calendar

Forever Young

Director: Fangfang Li
Writer: Fangfang Li
Stars Cast: Ziyi Zhang, Xiaoming Huang, Leehom Wang

2h 30min

Release: 12 January 2018

Rating (3.2 / 5)

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12 Strong

Director: Nicolai Fuglsig
Writer: Ted Tally, Peter Craig
Stars Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña

Release: 19 January 2018

Rating (3.5 / 5)

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Padmaavat

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Writer: Prakash Kapadia, Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Stars Cast: Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, Ranveer Singh

| UA Rated

Release: 25 January 2018

Rating (3.7 / 5)

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Journey’s End

Director: Saul Dibb
Writer: Simon Reade, R.C. Sherriff
Stars Cast: Paul Bettany, Sam Claflin, Asa Butterfield

| R Rated

Release: 2 February 2018

Rating (3.5 / 5)

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The 15:17 to Paris

Director: Clint Eastwood
Writer: Dorothy Blyskal, Anthony Sadler
Stars Cast: Jenna Fischer, Judy Greer, Thomas Lennon

Release: 9 February 2018

Rating NA

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Samson

Director: Bruce Macdonald, Gabriel Sabloff
Writer: Jason Baumgardner, Galen Gilbert
Stars Cast: Jackson Rathbone, Billy Zane, Taylor James

PG-13 Rated

Release: 16 February 2018

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Pacific Rim Uprising

Director: Steven S. DeKnight
Writer: Emily Carmichael, Emily Carmichael
Stars Cast: Scott Eastwood, Tian Jing, John Boyega

PG-13 Rated

Release: 23 March 2018

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Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero

Director: Richard Lanni
Writer: Richard Lanni, Mike Stokey
Stars Cast: Logan Lerman, Helena Bonham Carter, Gérard Depardieu

Release: 13 April 2018

Rating NA

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Beirut

Director: Brad Anderson
Writer: Tony Gilroy
Stars Cast: Rosamund Pike, Jon Hamm, Dean Norris

| R Rated

Release: 11 April 2018

Rating (3.2 / 5)

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Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi

Director: Krish Jagarlamudi
Writer: Vijayendra Prasad
Stars Cast: Kangana Ranaut, Sonu Sood, Danny Denzongpa

Release: 27 April 2018

Rating NA

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Avengers: Infinity War

Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Writer: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely
Stars Cast: Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Chris Hemsworth

Release: 4 May 2018

Rating NA

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The Bombing

Director: Xiao Feng
Writer: Ping Chen
Stars Cast: Bruce Willis, William Wai-Ting Chan, Wei Fan

Release: 25 May 2018

Rating NA

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Solo: A Star Wars Story

Director: Ron Howard
Writer: Jon Kasdan, Lawrence Kasdan
Stars Cast: Emilia Clarke, Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson

Release: 25 May 2018

Rating NA

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Robin Hood

Director: Otto Bathurst
Writer: Joby Harold
Stars Cast: Jamie Dornan, Taron Egerton, Paul Anderson

Release: 21 September 2018

Rating NA

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Overlord

Director: Julius Avery
Writer: Billy Ray
Stars Cast: Wyatt Russell, Iain De Caestecker, Pilou Asbæk

Release: 26 October 2018

Rating NA

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Dajjal the Slayer and His Followers

Director: Abrar Rana
Writer: Abrar Rana
Stars Cast: NA

Release: 31 October 2018

Rating NA

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The Last Full Measure

Director: Todd Robinson
Writer: Todd Robinson
Stars Cast: Sebastian Stan, Bradley Whitford, Samuel L. Jackson

Release: 2018

Rating NA

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Tough as They Come

Director: Sylvester Stallone
Writer: Marcus Brotherton, Travis Mills
Stars Cast: Sylvester Stallone

Release: 2018

Rating NA

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Ruin

Director: Justin Kurzel
Writer: Matthew K. Firpo, Ryan Firpo
Stars Cast: Gal Gadot

Release: 2018

Rating NA

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Scorched Earth: The Other Side of World War II

Director: Christian Pichler
Writer: Robert E. Wilhelm
Stars Cast: Petr Jákl, Werner Daehn, Robert E. Wilhelm

Release: 2018

Rating NA

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The 34th Battalion

Director: NA
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Release: 2018

Rating NA

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Genghis Khan

Director: NA
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Release: 2018

Rating NA

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So these were the films of 2018 that are conceptualized on war and military scenario. I will keep updating the post and add new films as the year passes. I would be interesting as always to have your views about the films mentioned above.

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Hello dear visitor, I am from Aligarh city. I am a SEO expert and I am quite good with graphic designing and video editing; additionally I love to write about films. Hence I have created this Blog to share about Movies.

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