Don’t miss out on war movie and serie releases! Argunners Magazine keeps you updated on upcoming and most anticipated Movie, TV-serie and Documentary releases. However we’re also compiling lists with war movies and series that were released in the years before, here’s our list for the year of 2016.
In the below list are War Movies and TV-series that were released in the year of 2016. 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. Last updated: January 19, 2019.
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As the Russian conflict with Napoleon reaches its peak, five aristocratic families face the possibility of their lives being changed forever.
Rebellion is a five part serial drama about the birth of modern Ireland. The story is told from the perspectives of a group of fictional characters who live through the political events of the 1916 Easter Rising.
Op-pa saeng-gak also known as Thinking of My Older Brother and A Melody To Remember (2016)
Starring: Si-wan Im, Ko Asung, Hee-joon Lee
Release: January 21 (South Korea)
Second Lieutenant Han Sang-Yeok (Si Wan) leads his platoon during the Korean War in the early 1950s. During the war, Sang-yeok encounters a children’s choir who have lost everything due to the war. Emphasising with their plight, he tries to protect the children.
The Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard platoon deal with a visiting female journalist and a German spy as World War II draws to its conclusion.
Historia Roja (2016)
Starring: Krzysztof Zalewski, Wojciech Zoladkowicz, Piotr Nowak
Release: March 4 (Poland)
In the spring of 1945, the commanding officer of the National Armed Forces in Mazowsze and older brother of 20-year-old Mieczyslaw Dziemieszkiewicz, is assassinated by Soviet soldiers. Mieczyslaw then joins the National Military Union. He becomes the commander of a partisan unit fighting for the next six years to free Poland from Soviet tyranny by terrorizing the UB and its collaborators. Communist authorities will do whatever it takes to track down the “enemy of the people’s power.”
Based on the true story of a Boer soldier whose family was murdered by the British during the Anglo-Boer War and sent to a harsh P.O.W. prison. To survive, he and his fellow inmates must defeat their British captors at their own game… rugby.
Soldado Argentino solo conocido por Dios (2016)
Starring: Mariano Bertolini, Florencia Torrente, Sergio Surraco
Release: April 6 (Argentina)
All That Remains (2016)
Starring: Leo Ashizawa, Yuna Shin, Meg Kubota
Release: May 5
A German soldier tries to determine if the Dutch resistance has planted a spy to infiltrate the home of Kaiser Wilhelm in Holland during the onset of World War II, but falls for a young Jewish Dutch woman during his investigation.
Behind Enemy Lines also known as Höre die Stille (2016)
Starring: Lars Doppler, Simon Hangartner, Clarissa Molocher
Release: June 12 (China – Film Festival)
Behind Enemy Lines is a tense war thriller set during the German attack on Russia in 1941. A small, lost unit of German soldiers is looking for shelter in a remote, small snowy village in enemy territory. Separated from their company during battle they are now deep within enemy territory cut off from the German troops. Initially welcomed by the villagers, tensions soon rise, and both the soldiers and villagers find themselves in a fight for survival.
Harvey Keitel stars as a Hungarian citizen whose courage alters the course of World War II as he unwittingly becomes a leader and discovers the hero deep within himself.
My Father’s War (2016)
Starring: Edwin van der Walt, David Dukas, Richard Lukunku
Release: August 5 (South Africa)
A troubled young man has a series of dreams in which he is a combat soldier in the South African Bush War, where he meets his father at the same age. Getting to know him gives the son insight and compassion, and he is able to let go of life-long feelings of abandonment and anger, which leads to forgiveness and a real-life reconciliation.
American soldiers go behind enemy lines in the fall of 1944 to help protect a potential post-nazi, pro-western elements of the German government and end up foiling the escape of Nazis dedicated to the establishment of a Fourth Reich.
Based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid during World War 2, a secret mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution and the Reich’s third in command after Hitler and Himmler.
The Siege of Jadotville (2016)
Starring: Richard Lukunku, Danny Sapani, Andrew Stock
Release: September 19 (UK)
Watch: On Netflix
Irish Commandant Pat Quinlan leads a stand off with troops against French and Belgian Mercenaries in the Congo during the early 1960s.
Riphagen is a World War 2-crime thriller based on the life of Andries ‘Al Capone’ Riphagen. He was a boxer, a smuggler, pimp, but most fervently a Jew hunter who profited immensely from the war, tracking, extorting and betraying Jewish people in hiding. He imagines himself untouchable until the young police officer Jan van Liempd opens up a hunt for him.
Amazon.com has this Dutch language series with English subtitles on Prime.
Kongens Nei also known as The King’s Choice (2016)
Starring: Jesper Christensen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Karl Markovics
Release: September 23 (Norway)
Watch: Amazon (US) – Amazon (UK) – Amazon (DE-EU) – Bol.com (BE/NL)
April 1940. Norway has been invaded by Germany and the royal family and government have fled into the interior. The German envoy to Norway tries to negotiate a peace. Ultimately, the decision on Norway’s future will rest with the King.
Despite being in love with a Ukrainian boy from the same village, Polish girl named Zosia is forced into marrying a wealthy widower. Soon World War II begins and ethnic tensions arise. Amidst the war chaos Zosia tries to survive.
The harrowing true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis, who were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end World War 2. As they awaited rescue, they endured extreme thirst, hunger, and relentless shark attacks.
World War II American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot. Directed by Mel Gibson.
Find our review of Hacksaw Ridge here.
The Last Ring Home (2016)
Release: November 11
Watch: Visit the Website
The Last Ring Home is the story of Lt Minter Dial’s Annapolis Naval Academy ring that miraculously made its way home 17 years after he was killed as a POW of the Japanese in WWII. It’s a powerful tribute to Lt Dial and all members of the Greatest Generation. It is also a journey of self-discovery, having an impact on the filmmaker, his wider family and many other people in its wake. This personal story, which took over 25 years of research, illustrates the importance of serendipity and the role of good and bad luck in piecing together a personal history of someone who died 70 years ago. The Last Ring Home is to inspire everyone to uncover their own personal history, to keep a foot in their past, the other in the future, and to be thankful for the tremendous present in which we live, thanks to the sacrifices of the those who fought in WWII.
Kono sekai no katasumi ni also known as In This Corner of the World (2016)
Starring: Non, Ava Pickard, KennaPickard
Release: November 23
Watch: Amazon (US) – Amazon (UK) – Amazon (DE-EU) – Bol.com (NL/BE)
Set in Hiroshima during World War II, an eighteen-year-old girl gets married and now has to prepare food for her family despite the rationing and lack of supplies. As she struggles with the daily loss of life’s amenities she still has to maintain the will to live.
In 1942, a Canadian intelligence officer in North Africa encounters a female French Resistance fighter on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. When they reunite in London, their relationship is tested by the pressures of war.
USSR, Late November, 1941. Based on the account by reporter Vasiliy Koroteev that appeared in the Red Army’s newspaper, Krasnaya Zvezda, shortly after the battle, this is the story of Panifilov’s Twenty-Eight, a group of twenty-eight soldiers of the Red Army’s 316th Rifle Division, under the command of General Ivan Panfilov, that stopped the advance on Moscow of a column of fifty-four German tanks of the 11th Panzer Division for several days. Though armed only with standard issue Mosin-Nagant infantry rifles and DP and PM-M1910 machine guns, all useless against tanks, and with wholly inadequate RPG-40 anti-tank grenades and PTRD-41 anti-tank rifles, they fought tirelessly and defiantly, with uncommon bravery and unwavering dedication, to protect Moscow and their Motherland.
Everything is terrible in the war but in the end a man’s best friend may also be his last hope. Based on true events.
A railroad worker in China in 1941 leads a team of freedom fighters against the Japanese in order to get food for the poor. Jackie Chan stars in this action comedy.