War movies are a genre depicting real-life wars from the perspective of those who fought in it. The very first UsefulNotes/AcademyAward winner for Best Picture was a World War I movie titled ''Film/{{Wings}}'' (1927). See MilitaryAndWarfareFilms for an index of WarMovies.

!!Common War Movie Settings:

* UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar
* UsefulNotes/WorldWarI
* UsefulNotes/WorldWarII
* UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar
* UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar
* UsefulNotes/TheGulfWar
* UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror, mostly focusing on the second invasion and occupation of Iraq 2003-2011.