War is a subject that has inspired a lot of films. Various film makers have covered it from different angles. Hollywood war movies have been around since the early 1900s. In the decades 1990 through 2010, there have been many widely successful war movies from Hollywood such as Saving Private Ryan, Pearl Harbor, Full Metal Jacket, and many more. Here, we bring you a lost of fantastic Hollywood war movies that released in this decade, since 2010.
1. Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Lead Cast: Jessica Chastain, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
Zero Dark Thirty is an account of the hunt for the al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden after the 9/11 attacks, which lasted for over a decade. This film shows us how the notorious Laden was captured and executed by the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in the May of 2011.
2. Kilo Two Bravo (2014)
Lead Cast: David Elliot, Mark Stanley, Scott Kyle
Director: Paul Katis
At Kajaki Dam in 2006, a troop of British soldiers are trapped in an area around dried river bed where they encounter hidden landmine. Based on a true story, this makes for a thrilling watch.
3. Fury (2014)
Lead Cast: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman
Director: David Ayer
Brad Pitt plays US Army S/Sgt. Don “Wardaddy” Collier, tank commander who has to make tough choices as he and his troop pass through Germany, fighting. The film is set in 1945 and is a gritty one at that.
4. American Sniper (2014)
Lead Cast: Clint Eastwood
Director: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner
Bradley Cooper plays Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle who gained immense popularity and love for his accuracy and saving numerous lives. When he is back from his tour, Kyle realizes that the war still haunts him.
5. The Imitation Game (2014)
Lead Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode
Director: Morten Tyldum
During the second World War, German used Enigma to send coded messages and communicate with allies. Mathematician Alan Turing and his team of bright mathematicians try to break this code and decipher the messages.
6. War Dogs (2016)
Lead Cast: Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, Steve Lantz
Director: Todd Phillips
War Dogs is loosely based on David Packouz and Efraim Diveroli, two young men, who get the 3 million USD from Pentagon to provide arms to America’s allies in Afghanistan.
7. Dunkirk (2017)
Lead Cast: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance
Director: Christopher Nolan
British, Belgian, and French soldiers are trapped as they are surrounded by the German army. Set during the time of World War II, Dunkirk is the true story of their heroic evacuation.
8. Darkest Hour (2017)
Lead Cast: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas
Director: Joe Wright
Gary Oldman plays the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. In May 1940, Churchill had to make a tough choice that would involve changing the fate of Europe – whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler or to continue the war and face a abasing defeat.