Upcoming War Movies and Series in 2019

Don’t miss out on new war movie and serie releases! Argunners Magazine keeps you updated on new upcoming and most anticipated War Movie, Series and Documentary releases of the year 2019.

In the below list are upcoming War Movies and TV-series for the year 2019. This article is regularly updated when new information is available! Click on the movie, when available, to go to the separate article on the movie or serie itself. You can find the documentary releases for 2019 here. Last updated: October 13, 2019. 

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Battalion 609 (2019)
Release: January 11 (India)

The story revolves around a cricket match between the Indian Army and the Pakistan Army gone wrong and narrates the tale of the soldiers of Battalion 609 putting up a fight with Taliban. After an attack on Indian Army that is Battalion 609 near the LOC, the match which was to be played between India and Pakistan is cancelled. Anwar Hussein, a Pakistani soldier who is very fond of cricket and was looking forward to the match, throws a cricket bat at the other end of the LOC and calls the Indian army and Indians a bunch of cowards. In anger, the Indian army throws a ball towards them. Soon, a verbal fight breaks between them which leads to the two teams deciding to play a cricket match. The losing team will take their post eighteen kilometres back.

Spasti Leningrad (2019)

Starring: Andrey Mironov-Udalov, Maria Melnikova, Anastasiya Melnikova
Release: January 27 (Russia)

September 1941. In a turn of events young lovebirds Kostya and Nastya find themselves on board of a barge that will evacuate people from sieged Leningrad. At night the barge gets into the storm. When it starts sinking, enemy planes – but not rescuers – are the first to arrive at the scene.

Official Secrets (2019)
Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Ralph Fiennes
Release: January 28

The true story of a British whistleblower who leaked information to the press about an illegal NSA spy operation designed to push the UN Security Council into sanctioning the 2003 invasion of Iraq.


Ano Hi No Orugan (2019)
Momoko Fukuchi, Tôko Miura, Sakurako Ohara and Yui Sakuma
February 22 (Japan)

Inspired by a true occurrence and set at the end of World War II, the American military is bombing Japan and its cities at a frightening pace leading to many civilian and innocent casualties. Kaede and Mitsue band together to take the children under their care to safety. They find shelter and a modicum of safety at an old temple. Tokyo burns in the meantime.

Movie Director is Emiko Hiramatsu. You can find the official site here.

Lancaster Skies (2019)
February 27

1943: Angry and bereaved by the death of his younger brother, Flight Lieutenant Douglas Miller, a broken, solitary, spitfire ace, who survived The Battle of Britain, transfers to Bomber Command, determined to take the war to the skies over Germany.

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The Aftermath (2019)
Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgård, Jason Clarke 
Release: March 1 (UK), March 13 (Europe) and March 15 (US)

But as they set off for their new home, Rachael is stunned to discover that Lewis has made an unexpected decision: They will be sharing the grand house with its previous owners, a German widower (Alexander Skarsgård) and his troubled daughter. In this charged atmosphere, enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal.

Greyhound (2020)
 Tom Hanks, Elisabeth Shue, Stephen Graham 
March 22

A navy officer commands the Greyhound during World War II. Director is Aaron Schneider and is starring Tom Hanks, Elisabeth Shue, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Stephen Graham. The U.S. Destroyer Greyhound, part of an international convoy, was pursued by German U-boats across the Atlantic Ocean along with 36 other Allied ships.

Update: Has been post-phoned to May 2020. Read more here.

Last Patrol on Okinawa (2019)
Hunter Doohan, Aaron Jay Rome, Jeremy John Wells
March ?

Marié Digby and Jerry Wolf in Last Patrol on Okinawa (2019)
Marié Digby and Jerry Wolf in Last Patrol on Okinawa (2019)

1945, WWII, A small squad of marines take one final patrol on Okinawa, what they find and see changes them all forever.


The Keeper (2018)
Starring: David Kross, Freya Mavor, John Henshaw
Release: March 14 (Germany), April 5 (UK)

The Keeper tells the true story of Bert Trautmann. Margaret saw him rise from ‘Nazi villain’ to British hero. Bert Trautmann, the German goalkeeper, won over even his harshest opponents by winning the FA Cup Final for Manchester City in 1956 – playing on with a broken neck to secure victory.


Red Joan (2019)
Starring: Joan Stanley, Soophie Cookson
Release: April 19

Red Joan is a 2019 British drama film, inspired by the life of Melita Norwood, the KGB’s longest-serving British spy.


The Great War (2019)
Starring: Ron Perlman, Billy ZaneBates Wilder
Release: April 19 (Released ?)

During the last days of the Great War, A group of U.S. soldiers are sent behind enemy lines to rescue a lost platoon known as the Buffalo Soldiers. Following the orders of General Pershing (Perlman) and Colonel Jack Morrison (Zane), Lt. Rivers will stop at nothing until his squadron is returned from behind enemy lines.


Catch-22 (2019)
Starring: Christopher Abbott, Kyle Chandler, George Clooney
Release: May 17

Limited series adaptation of the classic Joseph Heller novel.

A Hidden Life (2019)
Starring: August Diehl, Valerie Pachner, Michael Nyqvist, Matthias Schoenaerts
Release: May 19 (France)

A Hidden Life
A Hidden Life

The Austrian Franz Jägerstätter, a conscientious objector, refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II and is executed by them in 1943. Opening at Jägerstätter’s home in Austria’s countryside, the film follows Franz and his wife, Fani, along their path of resistance. Told through real wartime letters, this love story finds the couple in conflict with the members of their close-knit town, their church, their government, and even their friends — all of which brings them to a dramatic choice.

D-Day Assassins (2019)
Starring: Mark Homer, Aaron Jeffcoate, Lee Bane
Release: May 28

(Credits: 4Digital Media)

In 1944, a group of American soldiers known as “The Filthy Thirteen” are becoming an increasing problem for their superiors – disobeying orders, bathing infrequently and often going AWOL from their barracks. But the rebellious men are given an opportunity to atone for their behavior when they are selected to be the first unit to parachute behind German lines during the invasion of Normandy. Their goal is to move through enemy territory on foot and destroy Nazi supply lines and escape routes. Some call it a suicide mission. But they haven’t counted on the ferocity and determination of this ragtag group of D-Day Assassins who will stop at nothing to take down the enemy. This is the brutal and thrilling real life story which inspired “The Dirty Dozen”.

Click here to watch the trailer.


Beyond the Line (2019)
Darren Andrichuk, Jason Mills
June 28

It’s the close of World War II.  Unwilling to surrender, rogue German forces shoot down a returning British squadron leaving Sydney Baker (Chris Walters) wounded and lost with the enemy closing in.  He’s saved by American soldier William Summers (Jackson Berlin) and the duo must face their fears, both internal and external, to defeat the enemy and make it back to friendly territory alive.

Dauntless (2019)
Will Ropp, Christopher Lee Page, James Austin Kerr
June 29

By June 1942, the Japanese Navy has swept across the Pacific. In an effort to change the course of the war, a United States carrier group is positioned off the coast of Midway, tasked with springing a trap on the enemy. During this pivotal battle, the two-man crew of a U.S. Navy dive bomber is forced to ditch in the sea. Set adrift, the men look towards their comrades for rescue; namely, the ragtag crew of a PBY Catalina, who is sent to search for survivors. Amid the vast openness of the Pacific, with days passing and the chance of rescue fading, the men are forced to face their own mortality.


Archimedes no Taisen (2019)
Release: July 26 (Japan)

Archimedes no Taisen

In 1933, a young naval officer and math prodigy uncovers a conspiracy regarding the construction of Japanese warships for the ongoing World War 2.


Danger Close (2019)
Travis Fimmel, Luke Bracey, Richard Roxburgh
August 8 (Australia)

DANGER CLOSE: The Battle of Long Tan. The true story of 108 young Australian & New Zealand soldiers who fought and defeated 2,500 North Vietnamese soldiers on 18 August 1966.

Late afternoon August 18, 1966, South Vietnam – for three and a half hours, in the pouring rain, amid the mud and shattered trees of a rubber plantation called Long Tan, Major Harry Smith and his dispersed company of 108 young and mostly inexperienced Australian and New Zealand soldiers are fighting for their lives, holding off an overwhelming enemy force of 2,500 battle-hardened Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers. With their ammunition running out, their casualties mounting and the enemy massing for a final assault each man begins to search for his own answer – and the strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honor, decency, and courage. The Battle of Long Tan is one of the most savage and decisive engagements in ANZAC history, earning both the United States and South Vietnamese Presidential Unit Citations for gallantry along with many individual awards. But not before 18 Australians and more than 500 enemies are killed.

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Der Krieg und Ich / Kids of Courage (2019)
Starring: Nicola Seaton-Clark, Mina Christ, Arved Friese
Release: September 1 (Germany)

In this drama series for children about World War II, we very deliberately set the official version of history against a young and international perspective and show how children experienced the war in Europe.

At the heart of this children’s series are the experiences of eight child protagonists and their responses to the war – to air raids, hunger, loss, escape, and persecution – but also their everyday lives and how these experiences shaped them. The series is based on authentic diaries, letters, and memories of children from the period from 1933 to 1945.


JoJo Rabbit (2019)
Starring: Roman Griffin Davis, Thomasin McKenzie, Taika Waititi
Release: October 18 (USA)

Taika Waititi, Scarlett Johansson, and Roman Griffin Davis in Jojo Rabbit (2019). Photo by Kimberley French - © Fox Searchlight.
Taika Waititi, Scarlett Johansson, and Roman Griffin Davis in Jojo Rabbit (2019). Photo by Kimberley French – © Fox Searchlight.

A World War II satire about a ten-year-old boy who, ridiculed by his peers and misunderstood by his mother, can’t quite figure out how to fit in. As the naïve young German struggles to understand his place in an increasingly Fascist regime, he resorts to an imaginary friend (to be played by Taika) who can offer advice and help him cope.

The trailer of JoJo Rabbit has been released! Check it out.

Torpedo also known as U-235 (2019)
Starring: Koen De Bouw, Thure Riefenstein, Ella-June Henrard
Release: October 23 (Belgium)

Torpedo als known as U-235

A team of Belgian resistance fighters kidnaps a German submarine during World War II to bring Uranium, needed for the Manhattan Project, from Belgian Congo to New York.

Check out the teaser trailer!

The Outpost (2019)
Starring: Scott Eastwood, Orlando Bloom, Caleb Landry Jones
Release: October?

A small team of U.S. soldiers battle against hundreds of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.


Midway (2019)
Patrick Wilson, Alexander Ludwig, and Woody Harrelson
November 8

The story of the battle of Midway, told by the leaders and the soldiers who fought it. The movie will be starring Patrick Wilson, Alexander Ludwig, and Woody Harrelson.



1917 (2019)
George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman
Release: December 25

Two young British privates during the First World War are given an impossible mission: deliver a message deep in enemy territory that will stop 1,600 men, and one of the soldier’s brothers, from walking straight into a deadly trap.


The Day The Mountain Cried (2019)
Release: Unknown

A sumptuous, epic love story revealing the powers of passion during the time of war. Initially set in 1950’s North Korea during the war with South Korea, Son-a, a stunningly beautiful young girl, saves the life of Il-kyu, a wounded soldier who has been left behind after a brutal battle. Despite being thrown together by tragic circumstances, the innocent young lovers’ relationship blossoms, only later to be cruelly torn apart because they were born into opposing sides of a fight. When Il-kyu leaves to save his mother, he promises to return and Son-a waits for him for a lifetime. Separated by war and countries between them, broken-hearted Il-kyu tries everything to return to her in the North. But political realities between the countries make their reunion impossible. As the years go by and their youth slips away, Il-kyu finally gets an unexpected opportunity to fulfill his wish and return to her. Will they be able to unite? Has their passion endured the long years of separation? Can love really conquer all?

Wolf Hound (2019)
Trevor Donovan, James Maslow

Based on the real-life German program KG 200 (Kampfverband 200), Wolf Hound chronicles the story of a Jewish-American pilot, Captain Holden, who is shot down behind enemy lines. With little more than his wits and a sidearm, he must outsmart a brilliant enemy, rescue his captured crew, and foil a plot that could change the course of the war.

Waiting for Anya (2019)
Starring: Anjelica Huston, Jean Reno
Release: Unknown

During the harrows of WWII, Jo (Schnapp), a young shepherd along with the help of the widow Horcada (Huston), helps to smuggle Jewish children across the border from southern France into Spain.

The Lost Eleven MovieThe Lost Eleven (2019)

When a segregated black artillery unit in WWII has to master the army’s deadliest gun, they distinguish themselves fighting the Germans, but also must endure prejudice from their own army. They eventually sacrifice everything for freedom.

Ruin (2019)
Margot Robbie, Matthias Schoenaerts
Release: Unknown

The film follows a nameless ex-Nazi captain who navigates the ruins of post-WWII Germany determined to atone for his crimes during the war by hunting down the surviving members of his former SS Death Squad.

Resistance (2019)
Edgar Ramírez, Clémence Poésy, Ed Harris
Release: Unknown

The story of a group of Jewish Boy Scouts who worked with the French Resistance to save the lives of ten thousand orphans during World War II.

Kubo Ibuki (2019)

Release: Unknown

Japan builds its first aircraft carrier, the Ibuki, to deal with escalating world tensions. The movie will be directed by Setsurô Wakamatsu, starring Hidetoshi Nishijima and Kuranosuke Sasaki.

The Last Full Measure (2019)
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Sebastian Stan, Robert Pine
Release: Unknown

Jeremy Irvine in The Last Full Measure (2019)
Jeremy Irvine in The Last Full Measure (2019)

Thirty-four years after his death, Airman William H. Pitsenbarger, Jr. (“Pits”) is awarded the nation’s highest military honor, for his actions on the battlefield.

On The Road To Berlin (2019)
Release: Unknown

The summer of 1942. Communications officer Ogarkov and private Dzhurabaev, who can barely speak Russian, are fighting their way through the German encirclement.

War Woman (2019)

The Incredible True Story of Scotty Smiley, the first active-duty blind Army Officer, and his wife, Tiffany, who gave up everything to become his full-time caretaker.

The True Brothers

One summer, they were sent to the Russian front to fight in the name of the Habsburgs Emperor. Told they’d be home before the leaves fall. Then they ruled the thousands of kilometers of the Trans-Siberian Railway, guarded a huge tsar’s treasure and the Reds lead by Lenin had their hands full with them. The world watched their adventurous journey breathlessly.

The Czechoslovakian legionnaires. The film tells the story of soldiers of the Czechoslovakian volunteer army – the stories of common folk, civilians, who raised their arms and fought thousands of kilometers away from home, to accomplish a big common dream: the founding of self-governing Czechoslovakia.

The Churchill Club

When Nazis invade Denmark during World War II, the only ones brave enough to stand up and fight back are a group of schoolboys who call themselves “The Churchill Club” after their hero, Winston Churchill. Led by Knud Pedersen, 15, the boys commit countless acts of sabotage angering Berlin and the Danes, who had agreed not to resist the German occupation. A local Danish detective finally tracks down the boys and arrests them.

Even from jail, the boys continue their sabotage, escaping at night and returning in the morning. Frustrated, the Germans send the boys to State prison, where they make one final escape. These brave young boys inspired the full-blown Danish resistance that eventually led to Hitler’s downfall. The movie is based on a true story.


A World War II German U-Boat crew fights to complete their mission in the middle of the Atlantic.

Kamikaze also known as Destroyer

The Epic Story of the USS Laffey and World War II’s Greatest Kamikaze Attack.

Searching for Destruction

The story of a 19-year-old Londoner’s 4-month tour of Northern Ireland in the 1970s with the British army.

American Trophy

The First American officer captured by Viet Cong escapes, only to be tracked and assassinated twenty years later while reporting for duty in the Philippines.

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7 thoughts on “Upcoming War Movies and Series in 2019”

  1. Looking forward to those navy films being released. But, when will someone make a movie about the “Flying Tigers”? How about a naval movie centered around the naval battles around Guadalcanal?

  2. Ok, the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge is this December. Why not have Hollywood special effects crews go in and add snow to the tank battle at the end of the Henry Fonda, Robert Ryan and Robert Shaw movie “Battle of the Bulge.” Gee the snow was there when the tanks were rolling through the Ardennes scenes but disappeared for the big tank battle at the end.

    Hey, that would be great for my LifeLong Learning warfare class at Wofford College.

    Ben Lineberry

  3. Ash Wainwright

    There were so many great British war films all the way through 40’s, 50’s and 60’s, even 70’s. Besides Dunkirk and a Bridge too Far I can’t think of anything showing the plight of the British soldier ( I’m not talking about dramas that had World War 2 as a backdrop). There is a constant outpouring of US focused Stephen Ambrose schmaltz of the “Band of Saving Private Ryan” variety, from the US perspective, bolstering the perspective that they were the only Allied combatants in the war of any import. I love to see gritty realistic portrayal of war of the Thin Red Line or Dunkirk variety. Maybe the air raid on Taranto or the attack on Mers-el-Kébir or biopic of General Slim.

    1. Christopher (Moon) Mullins

      100% agree. Dunkirk, although a great picture seemed to fall short of what you are asking. A bridge too far- i wish the american story line would have been more harsh towards MOnty’s lack of planning and Horrocks armor halt at NIjmegen, Could have been more critical of Gavin not making his objectives, etc. IMPO I think a movie on Stirling’s SAS in North Africa or LRDG would be great. Those two groups have always fascinated me for some reason.

  4. Very interesting movies. Will the majority of these run here in the uS? I am especially interested in “The Churchill Club’, based on the Dirty Dozen, Resistance, and Wolfhound.

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