War films have a certain flavor to them. They include a lot of things that people enjoy in a movie. Survival, camaraderie, action, and a whole lot more.

War movies frequently feature a lot of violence and other things that children shouldn’t watch, so make sure the kids are fast asleep before watching any of the following free war movies. Then grab some popcorn and prepare to be captivated with explosions, mystery, and action that will have you on the edge of your seat.

Note that some of the “free” war movies on this list actually require an Amazon Prime or Netflix subscription in order to see. Others are truly free, thanks to services like Tubi and Peacock. They aren’t all new releases, but they are still enjoyable.

6 Best War Movies You Can Watch for Free Right Now

1. The Outpost (2020)

  • Director: Rod Lurie
  • Lead Actors: Scott Eastwood, Caleb Landry Jones, Orlando Bloom
  • Duration: 2h 3m
  • Rating: R
  • IMDB Rating: 6.8/10
The genuine narrative of the 2009 Battle of Kamdesh in Afghanistan is shown in this film. 
The video culminates with surprise attack by roughly 300 Taliban on the campsite. 
Only 54 US troops were required to repel and survive the onslaught.

Where to WatchNetflix

2. Ghost of War (2020)

  • Director: Eric Bress
  • Lead Actors: Brenton Thwaites, Kyle Gallner, Alan Ritchson
  • Duration: 1hr 34m
  • Rating: R
  • IMDB Rating: 5.6/10
You’ll appreciate Ghost of War if you adore horror films as much as you enjoy war films. 
During WWII, five American soldiers are assigned to garrison French chateau.
 
When the troops discover that something otherworldly has already taken up home in the house alongside them, what should have been simple mission turns into nightmare.

Where to WatchNetflix

3. Mine (2016)

  • Director: Fabio Guaglione, Fabio Resinaro
  • Lead Actors: Armie Hammer, Annabelle Wallis, Tom Cullen
  • Duration: 1h 46m
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • IMDB Rating: 5.9/10
Sergeant Mike Stevens, Marine sniper, is tasked with tracking down and killing the leader of terrorist group in North Africa. 
He plants his left foot on an active mine in the midst of the desert due to blunder. 
Stevens will have to rely on his marine skills and wits to make it through the next 52 hours until the next convoy comes. 
The heat, thirst, and hunger, however, are not the most challenging obstacles he must overcome.  It’s all in his head.

Where to WatchFuboTubiRedboxCrackleVudu

4. The Siege of Jadotville (2016)

  • Director: Richie Smyth
  • Lead Actors: Jamie Dornan, Jason O’ Mara, Danny Sapani
  • Duration: 1h 48m
  • Rating: TV-MA
  • IMDB Rating: 7.2/10
This film is based on the actual story of troop of Irish soldiers in the Congo who are tasked with protecting the people of Jadotville when local civil war erupts. 
The Irish soldiers, caught in the heat of combat with Katangese and mercenary forces, must hold their ground and live with minimal supplies and weaponry.

Where to WatchNetflix

5. Journey’s End (2018)

  • Director: Saul Dibb
  • Lead Actors: Paul Bettany, Sam Claflin, Stephen Graham
  • Duration: 1h 47m
  • Rating: R
  • IMDB Rating: 6.7/10
In April of 1918, Journey’s End follows the story of company of British troops fighting on the Western Front. 
The unit must prepare for an imminent attack against German forces, lead by veteran Captain Stanhope, who is now an alcoholic and war-weary. 
2nd Lieutenant Raligh enters the line after completing his training, only to discover that the Stanhope he knew at school is no longer the same man.

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Where to WatchAmazon PrimeVuduTubiKanopy

6. The Monuments Men (2014)

  • Director: George Clooney
  • Lead Actors: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray
  • Duration: 1h 58m
  • Rating: PG-13
  • IMDB Rating: 6.1/10
The incredible actual narrative of WWII squad organized by FDR to rescue art from Nazi troops is told in this film. 
The fact that this battalion was made up of museum curators and art historians are the most shocking aspect of this narrative.
 
These ordinary people embraced their task to find and collect mountains of priceless treasures that the world would otherwise lose forever if the Nazis were successful in destroying everything.

Where to WatchTubi

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