Steven McQueen provides a haunting examination of Amsterdam under Nazi occupation in contrast to its present in his documentary adapted from Bianca Stigter's book of the same name.
Jonathan Glazer's stark film about the domestic routine of the Höss family next door to Auschwitz is a colossal, profoundly disturbing achievement in filmmaking.
Edward Berger’s trench-foot-and-all retelling of this classic war story lacks originality in its brutality.
Terence Davies explores the tragic and complex life of World War I poet Siegfried Sassoon in this elegantly moving biopic.
Colin Firth and Matthew Macfadyen team up to foil a Nazi plot in this likeable World War Two caper.
Arthur Harari charts the remarkable story of Japanese soldier Hiroo Onoda, who refused to surrender at the end of World War Two.
Marco Pontecorvo’s religious drama about an apparition of the Virgin Mary is unlikely to convert non-believers.
A young boy navigates a war-ravaged landscape in Czech director Václav Marhoul’s bleak opus.
By Leila Latif
Spike Lee tackles black trauma, white saviourism and the ingloriousness of war in this searing Vietnam epic.
Afghan director Hassan Fazili documents his family’s persecution at the hands of the Taliban.
Private, unseen protest forges a spiritual path to God in Terrence Malick’s rhapsodic resistance drama.
Sam Mendes’ gripping World War One drama is light on plot but displays plenty of technical panache.
Roland Emmerich’s expensively mounted re-enactment of the Battle of Midway benefits from a balanced perspective.
By Elena Lazic
Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgård experience forbidden love in postwar Germany.
By Elena Lazic
Rosamund Pike plays the late war correspondent Marie Colvin in this standard-issue biopic.
Peter Jackson marks the centennial of the end of WWI with a fascinating, fatally flawed exercise in historic preservation.
Clint Eastwood cleverly restages a real-life act of heroism in this intriguing and moving docudrama.