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Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2021 12:30 p.m. PST

This is a list of the 29 (of 92) movies with a "war" theme that have been awarded a Best Oscar.


I've seen 11 of the 29.


ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2021 1:10 p.m. PST

I've seen 20

Stryderg26 Apr 2021 1:30 p.m. PST

hmm. 16. I would have thought it would be more.

Doug MSC Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2021 2:12 p.m. PST

I've seen 19 of the films. Some don't look to interesting.

d88mm194026 Apr 2021 2:27 p.m. PST

I'm good for 21!
Lord of the Rings a war movie? I kinda thought it was a "good vs. evil" movie, with the theme "if you don't try, then evil will triumph".
My mistake…

Lascaris26 Apr 2021 3:07 p.m. PST

I'm at 24. Will look for some of the ones I've missed.

FusilierDan26 Apr 2021 3:32 p.m. PST

24 for me. I will try to watch some of the ones I've missed but I think finding them as they are the older Black and White films.

Chimpy26 Apr 2021 4:31 p.m. PST

Darn it. I've only seen 18.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2021 4:39 p.m. PST

16 for me.

genew49226 Apr 2021 5:06 p.m. PST

I've seen 26

OSCS7426 Apr 2021 5:36 p.m. PST


enfant perdus26 Apr 2021 9:16 p.m. PST

Cavalcade and Grand Hotel have eluded me.

Huscarle26 Apr 2021 10:22 p.m. PST

Most surprised that "Mutiny on the Bounty" is a war movie? I've seen 20 on this list.

Major Mike27 Apr 2021 5:28 a.m. PST

26, not necessarily war movies, just military themed movies. Pity it is only about the Best Picture award, so Sergeant York is missing as well as others.

Martin Rapier27 Apr 2021 6:42 a.m. PST

24. I've never even heard of some of the others.

Bobgnar27 Apr 2021 11:23 a.m. PST

I have yet to see Argo and never heard of cavalcade. Godfather two is a good movie but it is only a war among gangsters. Just because the leading character had been a soldier doesn't seem to make it war themed.

By the way what war is Argo themed about?

What about Ben Hur, Gandhi, Out of Africa, And the last emperor. All of these were with a background of war. Much more so than Godfather two.

It's also quite surprising how many "war" films were nominated for best picture but didn't win.

USAFpilot27 Apr 2021 12:24 p.m. PST

Argo is not a war movie, but it is a good movie. The opening sequence gives a good overview of our history with Iran.

I heard the ratings for these award shows is way down. I don't think people really care what Oscar thinks anymore. Remember when "Saving Private Ryan" lost out to "Shakespeare in Love".

torokchar Supporting Member of TMP27 Apr 2021 1:05 p.m. PST

The key to any list – if its not your list it is wrong. This list of "war" movies is wrong!!

nsolomon9927 Apr 2021 1:58 p.m. PST

The King's Speech is a war movie ?!?!??

Oddball28 Apr 2021 6:05 a.m. PST

I got 25.

They are wrong about one of their statements from "Best Years of Our Lives".

That is a GREAT movie about returning soldiers. Nobody in hollywood thought it or "Man in the gray flannel suit" would do well, but they didn't understand what the American public and returning Veterans were going through.

The article states that Harold Russell (won Oscar for Best Supporting Actor) lost his arms in combat.

Not true, Russell lost them training personal on explosives.

Also, as hollywood and the Motion Picture Ass. believe they are the most important people in society, they passed a bylaw after Mr. Russell sold one of them (yes, he won two Oscars) to help pay for his wife's medical bills.

Hollywood types were very upset that such an "honored" item such as their "oscar" would be sold on the open market and passed a bylaw in 1992 that any oscars must be returned to them, not sold. This was passed after the sale of Russell's Oscar

Harold Russell said that in a choice between his wife's health and some piece of metal there was no choice.

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