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Film Genres: War films

This guide highlights library resources for some of the more popular film genres.

Finding library resources for war films

The Jones Media Center has a collection of war films for viewing. To find them, you can do a subject search for "war films." The second heading with over 230 entries contains most of the titles in the collection. See also "anti-war films."

If you want to find war films from other countries, scroll down the list to see war films followed by a country name. The entries under those headings are films produced in that country. However, don't overlook the list under the second heading. That list also contains foreign produced war films.

To find books about war films, look at the subject headings that contain "history and criticism." These books will discuss war films in general or those produced in different countries.

To find film resources on a specific war, use subject headings like the ones below.

Introductory reading(s)

Selected book titles

Finding articles & journals

Articles and other writings about war movies can be found in many publications. We don't have any periodicals that look exclusively at war films in our collections.  You can use Film & Television Literature Index to find articles.

Selected list of war films

For more war films, click here.