Go Back   Small Wars Council > Military Art & Science Applied > Catch-All, Military Art & Science

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-19-2016   #1
Council Member
davidbfpo's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: UK
Posts: 11,506
Default Top 25 British War Films

A detailed list, with clips and pointers to the fuller versions on 'Think Defence' a UK blog site and many have a 'Small Wars' theme such as 'Warriors' set in a Bosnia UN peacekeeping mission and better known 'Lawrence of Arabia':

The author explains:
the definition of a British War Film is one that is largely British in character. They may have been directed by non-British directors, have non-British actors and may even have been made in Hollywood or elsewhere, but they retain that element of Britishness that we all understand....The judging criteria... it is simply enjoyability for a wet Sunday afternoon in.
My own two favourites are 'Master and Commander', a Napoleonic naval drama, one ship after another with Russell Crowe and 'Zulu'.

There are a number of threads on individual films and one on films in COIN, back in 2010:

A Kings of War 2010 list:

There is no thread on an American equivalent.
davidbfpo is offline   Reply With Quote


coin, film, movies, war

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Intelligence, Data, COIN and CT Jedburgh Intelligence 48 3 Weeks Ago 10:13 PM
How to beat the Taliban in Afghanistan / Pakistan (and win the war on terror) Peter Dow OEF - Afghanistan 39 03-21-2014 02:56 PM
The War on Terrorism is the Correct Label SWJED Media, Information & Cyber Warriors 37 10-12-2012 01:05 PM
Gurkha beheads Taliban... Rifleman OEF - Afghanistan 22 10-30-2010 03:00 AM
The argument to partition Iraq SWJED Iraqi Governance 26 03-10-2008 06:18 PM

All times are GMT. The time now is 05:45 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9. ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Registered Users are solely responsible for their messages.
Operated by, and site design 2005-2009, Small Wars Foundation