Here comes the list of the Best war & military 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.
TOP WAR MOVIES 2018 LIST
Director: Nicolai Fuglsig
Writer: Ted Tally, Peter Craig
Star Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Peña
Release Date: 19 January 2018
Rating: (3.4 / 5)
Movie Overview: 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.
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.
Director: Saul Dibb
Writer: Simon Reade
Star Cast: Asa Butterfield, Sam Claflin, Paul Bettany
Release Date: 2 February 2018
Rating: (3.7 / 5)
Movie Overview: 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.
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.
Tough as They Come
Director: Sylvester Stallone
Writer: Marcus Brotherton
Star Cast: Sylvester Stallone
Release Date: in 2018
Movie Overview: I have found Tough as They Come the most emotional and solid movie in our list. The movie talks about a soldier’s personal life and an incident during war that changed his world. We have witnessed awesomeness of such war movies that are centered on characters such as Fury, Dunkirk and much identical Megan Leavey.
Plot: An American solider named Travis Mills is positioned in Afghanistan where he loses all of his limbs. The movie displays how he copes with the too struggling condition and gets back to life.
I believe that Tough as They Come will have a position is the 2019’s Academy awards if all goes smooth with the concept.
The Last Full Measure
Director: Todd Robinson
Writer: Todd Robinson
Star Cast: Sebastian Stan, Samuel L. Jackson, Ed Harris
Release Date: in 2018
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Movie Overview: The movie is based on the true events related to the Vietnam War. Having looked at its script’s outline, it seems like there is going to be high voltage drama and a bit of war action too.
The Star cast of the flick includes Oscar winners and nominees such as Sebastian Stan and Samuel L. Jackson.
It is focused on Airmen William Pitsenbarger whose job was to rescue other militarians in the Operation Abilene during the Vietnam War. He died saving 60 soldiers on the duty.
The script follows an investigator Scott Huffman who tries to make the government realize that William truly deserves a Medal of Honor for his audacity. Scott connects with other militarians in the operation to have his goal accomplished.
Previously, William Pitsenbarger was going to be played by Grant Gustin, it made fans much excited. However, Jeremy Irvine is now portraying the character.
Solo: A Star Wars Story
Director: Ron Howard
Writer: Lawrence Kasdan, George Lucas
Star Cast: Emilia Clarke, Alden Ehrenreich, Thandie Newton
Release Date: 25 May 2018
Movie Overview: Star Wars is among the oldest film franchises and is very consistent in performance; almost all the movies are rated over 7-7.5 excluding Episode II. The 2018 Star Wars movie is not only an awaited movie of the genre but of the year as well.
The most interesting element that makes Solo fascinating is that it is a standalone movie, so you don’t need to dig in the Star Wars universe; just go and watch a complete fresh story. We have already had Rouge One which is also a standalone movie, but Solo is the story prior to that, it is the very first story of the franchise.
Plot: The movie showcases the character of Han Solo in focus where he embarks on a daring adventure and meets a pilot Chewbacca and gambler Lando Calrissian.
Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero
Director: Richard Lanni
Writer: Richard Lanni, Mike Stokey
Star Cast: Helena Bonham Carter, Logan Lerman, Gérard Depardieu
Release Date: 13 April 2018
Rating: (4 / 5)
Movie Overview: It is an animated biographical film that displays life and courage of Stubby, a Boston terrier dog who served in The Great War (WWI) and saved many lives. It is the only dog in military history that has been honored with Sergeant Rank.
The film holds a good cinematic value that will cover the untold story on the Big Screen.
Stubby used to be a roamer before being in the U.S military, so the film also showcases real emotions that makes the audience connected to it.
Director: J.P. Dutta
Writer: J.P. Dutta
Star Cast: Jackie Shroff, Arjun Rampal, Esha Gupta
Release Date: in 2018
Movie Overview: It is a Bollywood war flick; the fact the made me to include it in our list is that it is directed by J.P. Dutta. The director is really fluent with the war and military genre; he has delivered worthy movies such as Border and LOC Kargil.
Paltan will display the 1962’s India-China war. The first look has been released and it seems like that there will be much on-screen action rather than drama.
Director: Bruce Macdonald
Writer: Jason Baumgardner, Galen Gilbert
Star Cast: Jackson Rathbone, Billy Zane, Taylor James
Release Date: 16 February 2018
Rating: (2.3 / 5)
Movie Overview: 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.
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.
Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali
Writer: Prakash Kapadia
Star Cast: Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor
Release Date: 25 January 2018
Rating: (3.6 / 5)
Movie Overview: 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.
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.
Director: Steven S. DeKnigh
Writer: Steven S. DeKnight, Emily Carmichael
Star Cast: John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeny
Release Date: 23 March 2018
Rating: (3 / 5)
Movie Overview: I also agree that it is more a science fiction-action movie, but it also contains a war theme; war between monsters and machines.
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.
Director: Julius Avery
Writer: Billy Ray
Star Cast: Wyatt Russell, Bokeem Woodbine, Iain De Caestecker
Release Date: 26 October 2018
Movie Overview: It is the fourth movie of the franchise and as Cloverfield is an anthology franchise, this movie won’t have any connection to this year’s Paradox. Though Cloverfield talks about horror, Overload is set in the war atmosphere and it is something that is so exciting, similar to Dead Snow 3.
Plot: Set in World War II, two American militarians gets stuck at the Normandy reign in France. But unlike any other such situation in a war, this time the opponent is utilizing supernatural powers.
Director: Justin Kurzel
Writer: Matthew K. Firpo, Ryan Firpo
Star Cast: Gal Gadot, Christian Bale
Release Date: 2018 or 2019
Movie Overview: Ruin has excited me a lot; it is a thriller-war movie set in post World War II where a Nazi army officer searches for the survived soldiers in the waste of the war in order to be out of remorse of his karmas.
The movie feels so dark and loaded with thriller; it may also showcase war as well if the screenplay goes into the past.
There are gossips that Christian Bale and Gal Gadot may be as leads, but nothing has been stated officially by the creators.