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- 300, and its sequel Rise of an Empire: an interpretative, badass retelling of two of the major campaigns of the Greco-Persian Wars - Thermopylae and Salamis, respectively.
- Battle of Britain
- Battle of the Bulge
- Battle of Okinawa
- Black Hawk Down: About the Battle of Mogadishu.
- A Bridge Too Far
- Dracula Untold: Dracula's war against the Ottoman Empire.
- Gettysburg (1993): About one of the largest battles of the The American Civil War.
- Gods And Generals (2003): Follows the first half of the The American Civil War, focusing on the career of Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, and featuring the battles of 1st Bull Run (a.k.a. 1st Manassas), Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville. Based on the novel with the same name by Jeffrey Shaara.
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
- The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is about the Dwarf, Elf and Orc conflict over The Lonely Mountain, Erebor, and the treasure within left after Smaug's death, in particular The Arkenstone.
- Kingdom of Heaven
- The Longest Day
- The Return of the King and, to a lesser exent, The Two Towers, depict Sauron's attempt to conquer the free peoples of Middle-Earth in earnest.
- Red Cliff (2009): Film of the Book of Romance of the Three Kingdoms, directed by John Woo.
- Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970): The attack on Pearl Harbor, told from both perspectives.
- The Battle of Maldon: Fragmentary Old English epic poem about a historical battle between Anglo-Saxons and Vikings in the 990s CE.
- The Iliad: Possibly Trope Maker. It was thought to be essentially historical (if not in every detail) by the listeners.
- Romance of the Three Kingdoms: Likely more close to history than Iliad.
- The Song of Roland: Medieval epic around the clash of Franks and Saracens at Roncesvalles in the Pyrenees, 778 CE.note
- Tßin Bˇ C˙ailnge a.k.a. The Cattle Raid of Cooley: Ancient Irish prose epic about a war between the two enemy kingdoms Connacht and Ulster.
- "Tale of Styrbj÷rn": An exiled Viking prince battles his uncle for the kingdom of Sweden. A short tale thanks to its extreme condensation, but epic in scope.
Live Action TV
- The Game of Thrones episode "Blackwater".
- Quite a few stories and settings from Dungeons & Dragons are war-centric. A few splatbooks even have rules on how to run an entire war, including rules for army combat and so on, showing the game's Chainmail roots.
- A frequent situation in Warhammer, for both its RPGs and wargame, if the name wasn't enough of a giveaway.