Documents of War: The War on Terror

by mike_sean | created - 14 May 2012 | updated - 20 Feb 2015 | Public

Documentaries involving the War in Afghanistan (2001-present), the Iraq War (2003-2011), and the operation of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp (2002-present). Topics range from the politics and propaganda involved in the War on Terror to the soldiers and citizens affected by it.

List order is from newest to oldest (by year of release), and titles are sorted alphabetically within each year.

Related documentary list: Documents of War: The Vietnam War

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1. The Hornet's Nest (2014)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Action, History

6.5
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61 Metascore

Armed only with their cameras, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning conflict Journalist Mike Boettcher, and his son, Carlos, provide unprecedented access into the longest war in U.S. history.

Directors: David Salzberg, Christian Tureaud | Stars: Frank Adamski, Ofren Arrechaga, Ed Bankston, Carlos Boettcher

Votes: 1,682 | Gross: $0.31M

2. Korengal (2014)

R | 84 min | Documentary, History, News

6.8
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67 Metascore

Korengal picks up where Restrepo left off; the same men, the same valley, the same commanders, but a very different look at the experience of war.

Director: Sebastian Junger | Stars: LaMonta Caldwell, Miguel Cortez, Stephen Gillespie, Aron Hijar

Votes: 2,727 | Gross: $0.06M

3. Frontline (1983– )
Episode: Losing Iraq (2014)

TV-PG | 84 min | Documentary

8.3
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From PBS and FRONTLINE: FRONTLINE examines the unfolding chaos in Iraq and how the U.S. is being pulled back into the conflict. Drawing on interviews with policymakers and military leaders,... See full summary »

Director: Michael Kirk | Stars: Will Lyman, Peter Baker, Thomas Ricks, George W. Bush

Votes: 117

4. We Are Many (2014)

110 min | Documentary

7.4
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70 Metascore

The story of the biggest demonstration in human history, which took place on 15th February 2003, against the impending war on Iraq.

Director: Amir Amirani | Stars: Mark Rylance, Susan Sarandon, Danny Glover, Ken Loach

Votes: 277

5. Dirty Wars (2013)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

7.5
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76 Metascore

Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars.

Director: Rick Rowley | Stars: Jeremy Scahill, Nasser Al Aulaqi, Saleha Al Aulaqi, Muqbal Al Kazemi

Votes: 8,371 | Gross: $0.38M

6. Infil_exfil (2013)

60 min | Documentary, History, War | Completed

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This film is an artistic look at the war in Afghanistan and the reflection and quiet still that many Veterans bring home with them. It is a collection of HD helmet camera footage of Marine ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Golembesky

7. Inside Combat Rescue (2013– )

TV-14 | 45 min | Documentary

8.6
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An elite Combat Rescue team of the US Air Force, rescue wounded American or Allied forces in lethal danger. Pararescuemen, or PJs, return to the front lines of Afghanistan and East Europe ... See full summary »

Votes: 520

8. The Iraq War (2013– )

60 min | Documentary

7.4
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Stars: Alex Jennings, Massoud Barzani, Dick Cheney, Stephen Hadley

Votes: 57

9. The Kill Team (2013)

79 min | Documentary

7.1
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72 Metascore

A documentary that unveils the moral tensions that tear at soldiers' psyches through the lens of one highly personal story: Private Adam Winfield was a 21-year-old soldier in Afghanistan ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Krauss | Stars: Adam Winfield, Christopher Winfield, Emma Winfield, Alaina Winfield

Votes: 976

10. Manhunt: The Inside Story of the Hunt for Bin Laden (2013)

TV-14 | 102 min | Documentary, History, War

6.9
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Filled with testimony and recollections from actual C.I.A. agents, this in-depth account reveals the remarkable true story of the pursuit of the world's most notorious terrorist, Osama bin Laden.

Director: Greg Barker | Star: Nada Bakos

Votes: 754

11. The Network (2013)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, History, News

6.9
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47 Metascore

The Network is a documentary set behind the scenes at the largest television network in one of the most unstable and dangerous places on earth, Afghanistan.

Director: Eva Orner

Votes: 48

12. The Wind of Al Amal (2013)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

8.7
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'The Wind of Al Amal' explores the complicated struggle and fragmented stories of some Iraqi refugees and exiled as some of them attempt to integrate themselves into the American landscape ... See full summary »

Director: Fredric Lean | Stars: Haider Al-Saedy, Maha Alkhafaji, Bob Carey, Noam Chomsky

Votes: 22

13. Along Recovery (2012)

TV-14 | 94 min | Documentary

8.8
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Army veteran Justin Springer served two tours in Iraq where he witnessed dozens of Soldiers in his unit suffer from the signature wound of the war-traumatic brain injury (TBI.) The result ... See full summary »

Director: Justin J. Springer

Votes: 8

14. Far from Afghanistan (2012)

120 min | Documentary, War

6.5
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Five accomplished, politically progressive film-makers come together to raise the collective consciousness about the U.S. war in Afghanistan, officially the longest war in U.S. history. ... See full summary »

Directors: John Gianvito, Jon Jost, Minda Martin, Travis Wilkerson, Soon-Mi Yoo | Star: Andre Gregory

Votes: 19

15. The List (II) (2012)

84 min | Documentary

7.6
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A modern day Oskar Schindler story that focuses on Kirk Johnson, a young American fighting to save thousands of Iraqis whose lives are in danger because they worked for the U.S. to help ... See full summary »

Director: Beth Murphy

Votes: 17

16. Mission Afghanistan (2012 TV Movie)

42 min | Documentary

8.1
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Documentaries about 10 year Lithuanian military operations in Afghanistan. Filming Crew follow Special operation forces in South of Afghanistan and Chagcharan PRT. 2012 Season 5 documentary... See full summary »

Director: Eduardas Silva | Stars: Ross Kemp, Algis Ramanauskas, Eduardas Silva

Votes: 17

17. This Is Where We Take Our Stand (2012)

Not Rated | 64 min | Documentary

8.5
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In March of 2008, 250 veterans and active duty soldiers marked the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq by gathering in Washington, DC to testify from their own experience about the ... See full summary »

Directors: Bestor Cram, Mike Majoros, David Zeiger | Stars: Selena Coppa, Zollie Goodman, Clifton Hicks, Joyce Lucey

Votes: 13

18. Beer Is Cheaper Than Therapy (2011)

78 min | Documentary, News

6.6
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This documentary looks for an answer to the question of why the number of suicides among young American veterans and soldiers of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan is so frighteningly high. ... See full summary »

Director: Simone de Vries

Votes: 50

19. Bomb Patrol: Afghanistan (2011– )

44 min | Documentary

8.0
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Following multiple US Military EOD (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) Squads, which take care of disarming or destroying dangerous improvised explosive devices (IED) from the Taliban.

Stars: Sam Durham, Brad Penley, Matt Rayl, Jeremy Stein

Votes: 236

20. Doctors of the Dark Side (2011)

Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary, Crime, News

7.3
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Doctors of the Dark Side is the first feature length documentary about the pivotal role of physicians and psychologists in detainee torture. The stories of four detainees and the doctors ... See full summary »

Director: Martha Davis | Stars: Diane Davis, Gian-Murray Gianino, Lee Aaron Rosen, Mercedes Ruehl

Votes: 38

21. Flat Daddy (2011)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

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As families across America endure the repeated deployment of loved ones to Iraq and Afghanistan, many attempt to fill the void with Flat Daddies and Heroes on a Stick, life-sized cardboard ... See full summary »

Directors: Nara Garber, Betsy Nagler

22. Hell and Back Again (2011)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Action, History

6.5
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81 Metascore

What does it mean to lead men in war? What does it mean to come home? Hell and Back Again is a cinematically revolutionary film that asks and answers these questions with a power and ... See full summary »

Director: Danfung Dennis | Stars: Nathan Harris, Ashley Harris, The Marines of Echo Company, Christian Cabaniss

Votes: 2,071 | Gross: $0.04M

23. Incident in New Baghdad (2011)

22 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

6.9
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U.S. Army veteran Ethan McCord recounts his life-changing experiences at the scene of one of the most notorious events of the Iraq War: the slaying of two Reuters journalists, along with a ... See full summary »

Director: James Spione | Star: Ethan McCord

Votes: 63

24. Our War (2011– )

60 min | Documentary

8.4
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The story of the war in Afghanistan: filmed by soldiers, shot by soldiers.

Votes: 121

25. Where Soldiers Come From (2011)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

7.0
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58 Metascore

A documentary that chronicles four years in the lives of childhood friends as they enter a faraway war.

Director: Heather Courtney

Votes: 208 | Gross: $0.04M

26. Armadillo (2010)

Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, War

7.6
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72 Metascore

In February of 2009, a group of Danish soldiers accompanied by documentarian Janus Metz arrived at Armadillo, an army base in the southern Afghan province of Helmand. Metz and ... See full summary »

Director: Janus Metz

Votes: 8,581 | Gross: $0.01M

27. Baker Boys: Inside the Surge (2010)

Documentary, War

8.2
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Best selling journalist/filmmaker Jon Steele ("War Junkies") takes a journey inside the Iraq war in a manner never before seen on camera as he stays embedded for 90 days with the boys of ... See full summary »

Director: Kern Konwiser | Stars: John Bell, Gary Bradley, Paul Brawley, Wilson Buck

Votes: 61

28. The Battle for Marjah (2010)

88 min | Documentary

7.4
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On February 13, 2010, American-led coalition forces launched the biggest military operation since the beginning of the Afghanistan War. Their target was the town of Marjah, a Taliban ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Wonke

Votes: 567

29. National Geographic Explorer (1985– )
Episode: Camp Leatherneck (2010)

Documentary, History

7.8
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National Geographic Explorer offers an inside look at Camp Leatherneck the U.S. Marine base of operation in Afghanistan where more than 10,000 soldiers are charged with fighting the Taliban.

Stars: Gabriel Christianson, Peter Coyote, Gerard Dempster, Al Faxon

Votes: 35

30. Camp Victory, Afghanistan (2010)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary, Drama, War

7.2
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Camp Victory, Afghanistan is the true story of the American Exit Strategy. Using 300 hours of footage shot over the course of three years, the film follows a battle-tested Afghan General ... See full summary »

Director: Carol Dysinger

Votes: 195

31. For Honor with Valor (2010)

76 min | Documentary, Biography, War

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Ryan Hallberg is a young Iraq Veteran from Minnesota that tells his story of his life in the Military and experiences from the time that he enlisted right out of high school, to the convoy ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin McElroy | Stars: Ryan Hallberg, Cheryl Berg Wineman

32. Hooligans at War (2010)

67 min | Documentary, Action, Drama

7.0
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It is a topic of debate and controversy around the world, but for the young men of Hooligan Platoon, war-torn Afghanistan is a reality they have to endure day in and day out. Directed by ... See full summary »

Director: Tyler Elliott | Star: Tyler Elliott

Votes: 19

33. The Oath (2010)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary

7.4
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72 Metascore

Tells the story of two men whose fateful encounter in 1996 set them on a course of events that led them to Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden, 9/11, Guantanamo, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: Osama bin Laden, Salim Hamdan, Abu Jandal, Troy Lebane

Votes: 699 | Gross: $0.04M

34. Poster Girl (2010)

Not Rated | 38 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

6.8
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Apple pie cheerleader turned tough-as-nails machine gunner in the Iraq War, Sgt. Robynn Murray comes home to face a new kind of battle she never anticipated.

Director: Sara Nesson

Votes: 291

35. Restrepo (2010)

R | 93 min | Documentary, War

7.6
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85 Metascore

A year with one platoon in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan.

Directors: Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger | Stars: The Men of Battle Company 2nd of the 503rd Infantry Regiment 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Juan 'Doc Restrepo, Dan Kearney, LaMonta Caldwell

Votes: 18,718 | Gross: $1.33M

36. Frontline (1983– )
Episode: The Wounded Platoon (2010)

TV-14 | 86 min | Documentary

8.3
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Frontline investigates the violence, depression, and stress exhibited by a platoon of Iraq War veterans whose members who have committed murder, assault, and suicide.

Director: Daniel Edge | Stars: Robert Alvarez, Jose Barco, Bruce Bastien, George Brandt

Votes: 27

37. You Don't Like the Truth: 4 Days Inside Guantanamo (2010)

100 min | Documentary, History, News

7.3
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73 Metascore

The interrogation recordings of the underaged Canadian Guantanamo Bay prisoner, Omar Khadr, by Canadian intelligence personnel are presented with observations by his attorneys and former cell mates.

Directors: Luc Côté, Patricio Henríquez

Votes: 154

38. Afghanistan, Land of Wonders (2009)

52 min | Documentary, War

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Afghan and Russian war veterans look back on Afghanistan, the "Land of Wonders", at the time of the Soviet occupation. Aside from the human suffering and tragedy, there is a room to look at the beautiful aspects of Afghanistan.

Directors: Jorrit Kamminga, Kim Taminiau, Johan Zielstra

39. Brothers at War (2009)

R | 110 min | Documentary, War

6.6
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60 Metascore

An intimate portrait of an American family during a turbulent time. Jake Rademacher sets out to understand the experience, sacrifice, and motivation of his two brothers serving in Iraq. The... See full summary »

Director: Jake Rademacher | Stars: Jake Rademacher, Isaac Rademacher, Joe Rademacher, Mahmoud Hamid Ali

Votes: 551 | Gross: $0.15M

40. Diary of a Disgraced Soldier (2009)

70 min | Documentary, Music, News

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In Iraq 2003, Corporal Martin Webster filmed fellow soldiers beating Iraqi youths during rioting in Al Amara. Two years later, a British newspaper obtained his footage. The story that ran ... See full summary »

Directors: Richard Atkinson, Neil Cole, Chris Rowe | Star: Martin Webster

41. Fallout: Coming Home from the War in Iraq (2009)

51 min | Documentary

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Staff Sergeant James C. Bailey, Corporal Michael Prysner, and Staff Sergeant Charlie Carlson are three very different people, but each shares a common experience - the war in Iraq. Together... See full summary »

Director: Ava Lowrey | Stars: James C. Bailey, Charlie Carlson, Michael Prysner

42. How to Fold a Flag (2009)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

7.6
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Follows U.S. soldiers as they create new lives post Iraq from a Congressional candidate in Buffalo to a cage fighter in Louisiana, set against the backdrop of the 2008 election.

Directors: Petra Epperlein, Michael Tucker | Stars: Javorn Drummond, Michael Goss, Jon Powers, Stuart Wilf

Votes: 42

43. On the Road in Iraq with Our Troops and Gary Sinise (2009 TV Special)

45 min | News

7.4
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Director: Jonathan Flora | Stars: Gary Sinise, Jonathan Flora, Kimo Williams, Danny Gottlieb

Votes: 5

44. Redemption (III) (2009)

89 min | Documentary

8.4
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A portrait of three deserters from the American army, who now live in Canada. In Redemption, they speak about their memories of the war in Iraq, a war that they all now view as senseless. "... See full summary »

Director: Sabrina Wulff | Stars: Corey Glass, Dale Landry, Dean Walcott

Votes: 7

45. Rethink Afghanistan (2009)

Not Rated | 62 min | Documentary, War

6.8
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Rethink Afghanistan is a ground-breaking, full-length documentary focusing on the key issues surrounding the war. The film raises critical questions regarding Afghanistan. Segments of this ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Tariq Ali, Faiysal Alikhan, Andrew Bacevich, Robert Baer

Votes: 87

46. Severe Clear (2009)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary

6.5
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57 Metascore

As part of the first wave in the War on Terror, First Lieutenant Mike Scotti (awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Combat "V") served on the front lines during the 21 ... See full summary »

Director: Kristian Fraga | Star: Mike Scotti

Votes: 463

47. Speaking of Baghdad (2009)

28 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

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Their words. Our voices. An acclaimed international cast performs stories of life during the war from Iraqi writers in Baghdad. Screened on Link TV, at festivals, six times for Amnesty International, and at universities.

Director: George Larkin | Stars: Jamila Alina, Elisa K. Blandford, Sanjay Chandani, Naz Deravian

48. The Surge: The Whole Story (2009)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

6.7
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In 2007, the situation in Iraq was desperate and required a new strategy...the Surge. THE SURGE: THE WHOLE STORY is a definitive account from those who were there, including interviews with... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Van Dusen | Stars: Nasier Abadi, Kenneth Adgie, Lloyd Austin, Jeffrey Bannister

Votes: 11

49. The Triangle of Death (2009)

Unrated | 94 min | Documentary

8.5
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A company of reserve Marines tell the story of their tour of duty in Iraq during the 1st national Iraqi election in 2004-05.

Director: Folleh Shar Tamba | Stars: Chris Bay, Piotr Bodziony, Joshua Bowers, Lee Connon

Votes: 8

50. The Way We Get By (2009)

Unrated | 84 min | Documentary

7.5
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67 Metascore

On call 24/7 for the past six years, three senior citizens have made history by greeting nearly one million U.S. troops at a tiny airport in Maine. Filled with unexpected turns, their ... See full summary »

Director: Aron Gaudet | Stars: Joan Gaudet, William Knight, Gerald Mundy

Votes: 279 | Gross: $0.11M

51. Frontline (1983– )
Episode: Bad Voodoo's War (2008)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

8.0
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In June 2007, the Bad Voodoo Platoon deployed to Iraq during the American military surge. To capture an intimate, vivid account of the new realities of war, director Deborah Scranton (The ... See full summary »

Director: Deborah Scranton | Stars: Jean-Paul Borda, Bryan Hamlin, Jeffrey Meier, Ben Nievera

Votes: 13

52. Carrier (2008– )

Documentary

8.6
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CARRIER is a character-driven immersion in the high-stakes world of a nuclear aircraft carrier, shot on the USS Nimitz during a six-month deployment to the Persian Gulf. The program follows... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Altice, Randy Brock, Kevin McLaughlin, David Fravor

Votes: 530

53. The Corporal's Diary (2008 Video)

Documentary

8.0
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Jonathan Santos, 22, documented his 37 days in Iraq on video and in writing; never knowing that day 38 would be his last. From high explosives to clandestine home brew, his video footage ... See full summary »

Directors: Patricia Boiko, Laurel Spellman Smith

Votes: 64

54. Fighting for Life (2008)

89 min | Documentary, War

8.5
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64 Metascore

"Fighting for Life" follows American military doctors, nurses and medics on the front lines of the Iraq War, young wounded soldiers and marines determined to survive and to heal, and ... See full summary »

Director: Terry Sanders

Votes: 153 | Gross: $0.03M

55. Full Battle Rattle (2008)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

6.6
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72 Metascore

A film about life inside the US Army's Iraq simulation in California's Mojave Desert.

Directors: Tony Gerber, Jesse Moss

Votes: 148 | Gross: $0.01M

56. Interrogate This: Psychologists Take on Terror (2008)

90 min | Documentary

8.6
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Interrogate This presents a troubling and deeply human story illustrating the complexities encountered when national security, psychology, politics, ethics and morality collide. Most are ... See full summary »

Director: Maryanne Galvin | Stars: Neil Altman, Stephen Behnke, Ghislaine Boulanger, Michael Gelles

Votes: 5

57. Leading to War (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary

7.4
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LEADING TO WAR documents how the Bush Administration made its case to the American people for military action in Iraq, despite worldwide opposition.

Director: Barry J. Hershey | Stars: Tony Blair, George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Colin Powell

Votes: 40

58. Lioness (2008)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary

7.5
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The untold story of the first women in U.S. history to be sent into direct ground combat.

Directors: Meg McLagan, Daria Sommers

Votes: 80

59. Reserved to Fight (2008)

60 min | Documentary

8.0
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In May 2003, Fox Company of Marine Reserve Unit 2/23, returned home from active combat in Iraq. Reserved To Fight follows four Marines of Fox Company through three years of their postwar ... See full summary »

Director: Chantelle Squires | Stars: Matt Jemmett, Chris Nibley, Mark Patterson, Earl Simmons

Votes: 20

60. Frontline (1983– )
Episode: Rules of Engagement (2008)

Not Rated | Documentary

7.7
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Frontline investigates the Haditha incident in which a group of Marines are accused of murdering 24 men, women and children in Iraq.

Stars: Khalid Jamal Aiad Ahmed, Abdul Rahman Al-Mashhadani, Peter Berkrot, Thomas Betro

Votes: 18

61. A Soldier's Peace (2008)

87 min | Documentary, War

7.8
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A soldier returns from Iraq to walk the length of Utah, the reddest state in the nation, in protest of the war. Through his walk, he learns about the proud history of protest and dissent in America.

Directors: Kristen Thompson, Marshall Thompson | Stars: Rocky Anderson, Larry Cannon, Vickie Castro, Daniel Ellsberg

Votes: 17

62. Standard Operating Procedure (2008)

R | 116 min | Documentary, Crime, War

7.5
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70 Metascore

Errol Morris examines the incidents of abuse and torture of suspected terrorists at the hands of U.S. forces at the Abu Ghraib prison.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Megan Ambuhl Graner, Javal Davis, Ken Davis, Anthony Diaz

Votes: 3,545 | Gross: $0.23M

63. Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? (2008)

PG-13 | 90 min | Documentary, Comedy, War

6.6
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45 Metascore

Morgan Spurlock tours the Middle East to discuss the war on terror with Arabic people.

Director: Morgan Spurlock | Stars: Morgan Spurlock, George Bush, Dick Cheney, Daryl Isaacs

Votes: 5,710 | Gross: $0.38M

64. Who Will Stand (2008)

107 min | Documentary, War

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It is about the post war plight of the severely wounded.

Director: Phil Valentine | Star: Phil Valentine

65. Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq (2007 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 57 min | Documentary

8.2
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American Soldiers fighting in the Iraq war and their homecomings.

Directors: Jon Alpert, Ellen Goosenberg Kent | Stars: James Gandolfini, Dexter Pitts

Votes: 309

66. Body of War (2007)

Unrated | 87 min | Documentary, War

7.8
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60 Metascore

The story of an injured American veteran returning home from the war Iraq is set against the backdrop of a critical indictment of the government's handling of the U.S.-led invasion.

Directors: Phil Donahue, Ellen Spiro | Stars: Robert Byrd, Garett Reppenhagen, Cathy Smith, Nathan Young

Votes: 513 | Gross: $0.07M

67. Bill Moyers' Journal (1972– )
Episode: Buying the War (2007)

Documentary, News

9.0
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Directors: Mark Ganguzza, Kathleen Hughes | Stars: Walter Isaacson, Jonathan Landy, Dan Rather, Tim Russert

Votes: 16

68. Commando: On the Front Line (2007– )

Documentary

8.2
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A hard hitting ITV series that follows Royal Marines recruits from day one of training, through 32 weeks of the longest and hardest military training in the world and then to the front line in Afghanistan. A modern classic.

Votes: 227

69. Frontline (1983– )
Episode: Gangs of Iraq (2007)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

8.4
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Stars: Martin Smith, Kevonte Wilson, David Faircloth, Said

Votes: 9

70. Ghosts of Abu Ghraib (2007)

TV-MA | 78 min | Documentary, History, War

8.0
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An examination of the prisoner abuse scandal involving U.S. soldiers and detainees at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison in the fall of 2003.

Director: Rory Kennedy | Stars: Israel Rivera, Megan Ambuhl Graner, Javal Davis, George W. Bush

Votes: 835

71. I Am an American Soldier: One Year in Iraq with the 101st Airborne (2007)

100 min | Documentary, War

8.4
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This unflinching examination of the war in Iraq follows soldiers from the elite 101st Airborne Division for 14 months, from stateside preparations to their deployment in Iraq and back home ... See full summary »

Director: John Laurence

Votes: 36

72. Jerabek (2007)

76 min | Documentary

8.6
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JERABEK is an intimate portrait of one family that confronts the tragedy of war. Ryan Jerabek wanted to get out of Green Bay, Wisconsin, see the world and do something different. Moved by ... See full summary »

Director: Civia Tamarkin

Votes: 22

73. Meeting Resistance (2007)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

7.7
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49 Metascore

MEETING RESISTANCE is a verité-style non-fiction feature-length film set in the streets, alleyways and ubiquitous teashops of the Adamiyah neighborhood of Baghdad. It enters the physical ... See full summary »

Directors: Molly Bingham, Steve Connors

Votes: 84 | Gross: $0.03M

74. Mission Accomplished: Langan in Iraq (2007 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

6.9
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Seven months after the end of the war, acclaimed BBC journalist and filmmaker Sean Langan (Behind the Lines, Travels of a Gringo), armed with just a camera, takes a brave and eventful trip ... See full summary »

Director: Sean Langan | Star: Sean Langan

Votes: 32

75. Muse of Fire (2007)

73 min | Documentary, War

6.1
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Through interviews and readings by US troops, their families, and distinguished contemporary American writers, LAWRENCE BRIDGES' MUSE OF FIRE is an exploration of the human, historical and ... See full summary »

Director: Lawrence Bridges | Stars: Kevin Costner, Edward Parker Gyokeres, Jack Lewis

Votes: 22

76. My War, My Story (2007)

88 min | Documentary, History, War

8.3
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This is not an anti-military documentary. It's not about interviews with civilian demonstrators and intellectuals. Instead, this is a documentary about why Iraq war vets from across the ... See full summary »

Director: Andy Blood

Votes: 35

77. No End in Sight (2007)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary, War

8.3
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89 Metascore

A comprehensive look at the Bush Administration's conduct of the Iraq war and its occupation of the country.

Director: Charles Ferguson | Stars: Campbell Scott, Gerald Burke, Ali Fadhil, Omar Fekeiki

Votes: 7,638 | Gross: $1.43M

78. Soldiers of Conscience (2007)

86 min | Documentary, War

7.4
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A brave and balanced look at the choice a soldier makes when he finally must pull the trigger.

Directors: Catherine Ryan, Gary Weimberg | Stars: Kevin Benderman, Joshua Casteel, Peter Coyote, Aidan Delgado

Votes: 86

79. The Soldier's Tale (2007)

54 min | Documentary, War

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An American filmmaker living in Paris meets an American serviceman stationed in Iraq returning home on furlough. He shares his photos and movies with her and then tells her, in detail, the things he's seen in war.

Director: Penny Allen | Star: Penny Allen

80. Taxi to the Dark Side (2007)

R | 106 min | Documentary, Crime, War

7.6
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82 Metascore

Alex Gibney exposes the haunting details of the USA's torture and interrogation practices during the War in Afghanistan.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Alex Gibney, Brian Keith Allen, Moazzam Begg, Christopher Beiring

Votes: 12,598 | Gross: $0.27M

81. This is War-Memories of Iraq (2007)

Documentary

7.2
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The Story of the Oregon National Guard's deployment to Iraq in 2004/2005.

Director: Gary Mortensen | Stars: Rebekka Mae Bruns, Ryan Howell, Vince Jacques, Kris Petersen

Votes: 22

82. Three Soldiers (2007)

73 min | Documentary

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A documentary which takes a revealing look at families left behind after coping with the loss of their loved ones in the shadow of the Army's claim that their deaths were suicides.

Director: Shailly Agnihotri | Star: Tom Burka

83. Year at Danger (2007)

94 min | Documentary

8.8
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Directors: Steve Metze, Don Swaynos | Star: Steve Metze

Votes: 20

84. Alpha Company: Iraq Diary (2006 TV Movie)

Documentary

8.8
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During the summer of 2005, filmmaker Gordon Forbes spent three months embedded with the U.S. Marines 3rd Reconnaissance Battalion during their deployment to the Sunni Triangle in Iraq. He ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Forbes III

Votes: 31

85. Baghdad ER (2006 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 64 min | Documentary

8.1
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Winner of four Emmy(R) Awards, including Outstanding Directing for Nonfiction Programming (Jon Alpert, Matthew O'Neill)! The 86th Combat Support Hospital (CSH)--the U.S. Army's premier ... See full summary »

Directors: Jon Alpert, Matthew O'Neill | Stars: Jeffrey Beltran, William Berterm, Edward Dunton, James Hill

Votes: 408

86. Combat Diary: The Marines of Lima Company (2006 Video)

90 min | Documentary

8.5
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A documentary chronicling Lima Company 3rd Battalion 25th Marines from Columbus Ohio and they deployment to Iraq.

Director: Michael Epstein

Votes: 85

87. The Ground Truth (2006)

R | 72 min | Documentary, War

7.6
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74 Metascore

The filmmaker's subjects are patriotic young Americans - ordinary men and women who heeded the call for military service in Iraq - as they experience recruitment and training, combat, ... See full summary »

Director: Patricia Foulkrod | Stars: Herold Noel Jr., Robert Acosta, Sean Huze, Kelly Dougherty

Votes: 705 | Gross: $0.02M

88. Home Front (2006)

94 min | Documentary

6.8
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For a wounded American soldier returning home from Iraq, the conflict has just begun. "Home Front" captures the human story of what happens when Sergeant Jeremy Feldbusch returns to ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Hankin | Stars: Jeremy Feldbusch, Charlene Feldbusch, Brace Feldbusch, Shaun Feldbusch

Votes: 62

89. Independent Intervention (2006)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary, War

6.8
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Arguing for the need of an independent media, Tonje Hessen Schei examines the US media's covering of the war in Iraqi.

Director: Tonje Hessen Schei | Stars: Mazen Al-Tumeizi, Tareq Ayyoub, Tracy Barry, David Barsamian

Votes: 56

90. Frontline (1983– )
Episode: The Insurgency (2006)

Not Rated | Documentary

8.7
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Director: Tom Roberts

Votes: 6

91. Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers (2006)

75 min | Documentary, War

7.7
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68 Metascore

Robert Greenwald looks at war profiteering in Iraq by private contracting companies Halliburton, CACI, and KBR.

Director: Robert Greenwald | Stars: Katy Helvenston-Wettengal, Scott Helvenston, Donna Zovko, Jozo Zovko

Votes: 1,528

92. Iraq in Fragments (2006)

94 min | Documentary, War

7.3
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84 Metascore

Stories from modern day Iraq as told by Iraqis living in a time of war, occupation and ethnic tension.

Director: James Longley | Stars: Mohammed Haithem, Suleiman Mahmoud, Muqtada al-Sadr, George W. Bush

Votes: 1,308 | Gross: $0.20M

93. Kabul Transit (2006)

84 min | Documentary

6.6
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In the broken cityscape of Kabul, Afghanistan, amid the dust and rubble of war, Westerners and Afghans adjust to the uncertain possibilities of peace. "Kabul Transit" shuttles through the ... See full summary »

Directors: David B. Edwards, Gregory Whitmore, Maliha Zulfacar

Votes: 16

94. Frontline (1983– )
Episode: The Lost Year in Iraq (2006)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

8.9
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Director: Michael Kirk | Star: Will Lyman

Votes: 8

95. Make Peace or Die: The First Days of War in Iraq with 1st Battalion 5th Marines (2006 Video)

88 min | Documentary, War

5.4
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"Make Peace or Die: The First Days of War in Iraq with 1 Battalion 5 Marines" is a boots-on-the-ground account of the treacherous three-week journey from the oilfields of Kuwait to Saddam ... See full summary »

Directors: Valerian Bennett, Jonathan Haug | Star: The United States Marine Corps

Votes: 7

96. My Child: Mothers of War (2006)

Documentary, War

7.1
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"I don't want my son killed there. So in keeping himself safe, he will have to kill someone else, but the person that he's killing is a son or daughter and they have a mom and that mom ... See full summary »

Director: Angeliki Giannakopoulos | Stars: Marie Bonilla, Maggie Brown, Gloria Caldas, Vickie Castro

Votes: 14

97. P.O.V. (1988– )
Episode: My Country, My Country (2006)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

7.2
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74 Metascore

The director follows a Sunni Arab doctor as he prepares to run for the early 2005 elections in Iraq.

Director: Laura Poitras | Stars: Dr. Riyadh, Aaron Castle, Scott Farren-Price, Renato Gonclaves

Votes: 418 | Gross: $0.03M

98. Nice Bombs (2006)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, War

7.3
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In Nice Bombs filmmaker Usama Alshaibi returns to Baghdad to reunite with his family after nearly 24 years. This documentary navigates through his unique relationship to an Iraq that is ... See full summary »

Director: Usama Alshaibi

Votes: 76

99. Not in Our Name! (2006)

57 min | Documentary, War

6.3
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Silent America

Not in our name is the rallying cry for thousands of Americans who continue to oppose the war in Iraq. After a difficult beginning, the peace movement grows every day. The ... See full synopsis »

Director: Philippe Borrel | Stars: Darrell Anderson, Amy Goodman, Dennis Kucinich, Tim Robbins

Votes: 34

100. The Prisoner or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair (2006)

PG-13 | 72 min | Documentary

6.9
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67 Metascore

A freedom-loving Iraqi journalist is mistaken as Tony Blair's would-be assassin and sent to Abu Ghraib Prison where he discovers the true meaning of liberation.

Directors: Petra Epperlein, Michael Tucker | Star: Yunis Khatayer Abbas

Votes: 265