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War Movies and Series Released in 2017

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 2017.

In the below list are War Movies and TV-series that were released in the year of 2017. 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 18, 2019. 

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SS-GB (2017) [ TV-Series ] [ Season 1 ]
Starring:  Sam Riley, James Cosmo, Rainer Bock
February 19 (UK)
 Amazon (US)Amazon (UK) – Amazon (DE-EU) – Bol.com (NL/BE)

A British homicide detective investigates a murder in a German-occupied England in a parallel universe where the Nazis won World War II.

Bitter Harvest (2017)
Max Irons, Samantha Barks, Terence Stamp
February 23 (Ukraine)
 Amazon (US)Amazon (UK) – Bol.com (NL/BE)

Set in 1930s Ukraine, as Stalin advances the ambitions of communists in the Kremlin, young artist Yuri battles to save his lover Natalka from the Holodomor, the death-by-starvation program that ultimately killed millions of Ukrainians.


Der Hauptmann also known as The Captain (2017)

Release: March 2018 (EU), July-August 2018 (US)
Watch: Amazon (US) | Amazon (UK)Amazon (DE-EU)


Der Hauptmann tells the story of a young German soldier, Willi Herold, fighting for survival, in the last moments of World War II, when he finds a Luftwaffe captain’s (Hauptmann) uniform. Impersonating an officer, the man quickly takes on the monstrous identity of the perpetrators he is trying to escape from.

The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Daniel Brühl
Release: March 7 (Poland)
Watch: Amazon (US) – Amazon (UK)Amazon (DE-EU)Bol.com (BE/NL)

The Zookeeper’s Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Antonina and Jan Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.

Another Mother’s Son (2017)
Starring:  Sophie Skelton, John Hannah, Amanda Abbington
Release: March 24
Watch: Amazon (US) – Amazon (UK) – Amazon (DE-EU) – Bol.com (BE/NL)

Based on the true story of Louisa Gould, the drama is set during World War II on the Nazi-occupied island of Jersey. Lou took in an escaped Russian POW and hid him over the war’s course. The tension mounts as it becomes clear that Churchill will not risk an assault to recapture the British soil, and the island-community spirit begins to fray under pressures of hunger, occupation and divided loyalty. Against this backdrop, Lou fights to preserve her family’s sense of humanity and to protect the Russian boy as if he was her own.

Five Came Back (2017) [ TV Documentary Series ] [ Season 1 ]
Starring: Francis Ford Coppola, Guillermo del Toro, Paul Greengrass
March 31
 On Netflix

The wartime contributions of five prominent Hollywood film directors during World War II are profiled.

Proof of Loyalty: Kazuo Yamane and the Nisei Soldiers of Hawaii (2017) [ Documentary ]


Proof of Loyalty: Kazuo Yamane and the Nisei Soldiers of Hawaii tells the story of a Japanese American who played a crucial strategic role in World War II. He and his fellow Nisei from Hawaii combatted prejudice and discrimination to loyally serve their country. Their extraordinary service, mostly untold, ultimately changed the course of U.S. history. 

You can the official website of Proof of Loyalty here.


Their Finest (2016)
 Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy
April 7 (US)
 Amazon (US) – Amazon (UK) – Bol.com (NL/BE)

A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them. Based on the novel Their Finest Hour and a Half.

Sand Castle (2017)
 Nicholas Hoult, Logan Marshall-Green, Henry Cavill
Release: April 21
Watch: On Netflix

Set in Iraq in 2003, Sand Castle follows a group of American soldiers in the early days of the second Gulf War. Bearing witness to the heat and the horror is the inexperienced Private Matt Ocre (Nicholas Hoult), who, together with several fellow soldiers, is ordered to the outskirts of Baqubah to repair a water pumping station damaged by U.S. bombs. But, as Ocre discovers, in an atmosphere where resentment and anger fester, trying to win the hearts and minds of the locals is a task fraught with danger. It’s here, in the streets, squares and schools that he discovers the true cost of war.


HHhH also known as The Man with the Iron Heart (2017)
 Jason Clarke, Rosamund Pike, Jack O’Connell
 May 25 (Czech Republic)
 Amazon (UK) – Bol.com (NL/BE)

As the German Fascists expand their borders, scorching Europe from end to end, two brave Czechs of the Resistance prepare for a suicide mission to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich, the hideous mastermind behind the “Final Solution”.


Megan Leavey also known as Rex (2017)
Starring: Kate Mara, Ramon Rodriguez, Tom Felton
Release: June 9
Amazon (US)Amazon (UK)

Based on the true life story of a young Marine corporal whose unique discipline and bond with her military combat dog saved many lives during their deployment in Iraq.

Churchill (2017)
Starring: Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson, John Slattery
Release: June 16
Watch: Amazon (US)Amazon (UK)

96 hours before the World War II invasion of Normandy, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill struggles with his severe reservations with Operation Overlord and his increasingly marginalized role in the war effort.

Feng huo fang fei also known as The Chinese Widow, The Hidden Soldier and Harm’s Way (2017)
Emile Hirsch, Yifei Liu, Fangcong Li
Release: June 17 (China)
Amazon (US)Amazon (UK) 

In the 1940s, the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor destroyed Americans’ morale. The president of the United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, decided to risk it all to bomb Tokyo, raising the public’s hopes. Bombardment air crafts led by U.S lieutenant colonel Jimmy Doolittle took off from a massive aircraft carrier. However, after completing their missions, the bombardment air craft pilots had to bail out at the coastal areas near Zhejiang due to a shortage of fuel. A young pilot, Jack Turner, was saved by a young local widow named Ying, who risked her life as she hid the injured American pilot in her house. Despite not being able to communicate verbally, they fell for each other and a tear-jerking love story went on between the two.


Dunkirk (2017)
Starring: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy
Release: July 19
Watch: Amazon (US)Amazon (UK) – Bol.com (NL/BE)

In May 1940 during World War II, Germany advanced into France, trapping Allied troops on the beaches of Dunkirk. Under air and ground cover from British and French forces, troops were slowly and methodically evacuated from the beach using every serviceable naval and civilian vessel that could be found. At the end of this heroic mission, 330,000 French, British, Belgian and Dutch soldiers were safely evacuated.


The Vietnam War (2017) [ Documentary Series ] [ Season 1 ]
Starring: Peter Coyote, Huy Duc, Duong Van Mai Elliott 
September 17
 Amazon (US)Amazon (UK) – Amazon (DE-EU)

In an immersive narrative, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never-before been told on film. THE VIETNAM WAR features testimony from nearly 100 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides.


Trench 11 (2017)
Starring: Rossif Sutherland, Robert Stadlober, Charlie Carrick
Release: October 15
Watch: Amazon (US)


In the final days of WWI, an allied army unit led by a shell-shocked soldier is sent to investigate a mysterious abandoned German facility located deep underground. What they find is fate worse than death. Genre of the movie is horror.

Die Unsichtbaren also known as The Invisibles and The Resistance (2017)
Starring: Max Mauff, Alice Dwyer, Ruby O. Fee
October 26
 Amazon (UK) – Amazon (DE-EU)

While Joseph Goebbels infamously declared Berlin “free of Jews” in 1943, 1,700 managed to survive in the Nazi capital through the end of the WWII. The Invisibles traces the stories of four young people who learned to hide in plain sight.

The Last Note (2017)
Starring:  Andreas Konstantinou, André Hennicke, Melia Kreiling
October 26 (Greece)

The execution of 200 Greek resistance fighters and Communists by the German occupiers on May 1st, 1944 in Kaisariani, as reprisal for the Greek Resistance ambush against German soldiers.

Thank You For Your Service (2017)
 Miles Teller, Beulah Koale, Joe Cole
October 27
 Amazon (US)Amazon (UK) 

A group of U.S. soldiers returning from Iraq struggle to integrate back into family and civilian life, while living with the memory of a war that threatens to destroy them long after they’ve left the battlefield.

Ayla: The Daughter of War (2017)
Starring: Çetin Tekindor, Ismail Hacioglu, Kyung-jin Lee
Release: October 27 (Turkey)

In 1950, amid-st the ravages of the Korean War, Sergeant Süleyman stumbles upon a a half-frozen little girl, with no parents and no help in sight. Frantic, scared and on the verge of death, this little girl captures the heart of Süleyman, who risks his own life to save her, smuggling her into his Army base and out of harms way. Not knowing her name and unable to communicate with her, Süleyman names her Ayla, in reminiscence of the moon on the fateful night during which they met. The two form an instantaneous and inseparable bond, and Ayla, almost effortlessly, brings an uncanny joy to the Turkish brigade in the grip of war. As the war comes to a close however, Süleyman’s brigade is told that they will be returning home. Süleyman cannot bear abandoning Ayla, and does everything within his power to take her with him. After repeated failure, he is forced to give Ayla to an orphanage, but doesn’t give up on the hope of one day reuniting with her. Will the two ever get back together? Based on a true story.

Tuntematon sotilas also known as Unknown Soldier (2017)
 Eero Aho, Johannes Holopainen, Jussi Vatanen
 October 27 (Finland)
 Amazon (UK) – Amazon (DE-EU) 


A film adaptation of Väinö Linna’s best selling novel The Unknown Soldier (1954) and the novel’s unedited manuscript version, Sotaromaani.


Instrument of War (2017)
 Jack Ashton, Elliot James Langridge, Daniel Betts
 November 27
Watch: Amazon (UK)

When U.S. B-24 bomber pilot Clair Cline is shot down and captured in northern Germany, one war ends and another begins — to keep hope alive. Now behind German barbed wire and oppression, Cline and his fellow POWs must find a way to bond together to not just survive but transcend their captivity. Inspired by true events.


The Doom of the Van Imhoff (2017) [ Documentary ] 
Release: December


In 1942 near the coast of Sumatra, the Dutch steamer Van Imhoff is bombed by a Japanese plane and sinks. The Dutch captain decides to save himself and his crew, but hundreds of German civilian prisoners drown. After the War the story is carefully covered up in The Netherlands.

Now, the Austrian great-grandson of on of the survivors contacts Anouk Hoeksema the Dutch granddaughter of the captain for information. Strangely she knows nothing about the Van Imhoff disaster. Together they undertake a journey to uncover this secret story, in which they learn shocking facts about their ancestors.

The film is a feature adaptation from the series that was broadcasted in december 2017 by BNNVARA The Netherlands.

Darkest Hour (2017)
Starring: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas
Release: December 22
Watch: Amazon (US)Amazon (UK) – Bol.com (NL/BE)

In May 1940, the fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire.

Den 12. mann also known as The 12th Man (2017)
Starring: Thomas Gullestad, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Marie Blokhus
Release: December 22
Watch: Amazon (US)Amazon (UK) – Amazon (DE-EU) – Bol.com (NL/BE)

Norway, 1943: after a failed anti-Nazi sabotage mission leaves his eleven comrades dead, Norwegian resistance fighter Jan Baalsrud (Thomas Gullestad) finds himself on the run from the Gestapo through the snowbound Arctic reaches of Scandinavia. It’s a harrowing journey across unforgiving, frozen wilderness that will stretch on for months—and force Jan to take extreme action in order to survive.

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