How do you make an anti-war movie without accidentally glorifying it? It seems like an impossible task, considering you’d have to make blasts and executions look outstanding to make a mark. Consequently, many films regardless of the directors’ intent appear to be pro-war at times, inspiring a dangerous fervor among audiences. Jarhead, Full Metal Jacket, and even The Gladiator, for instance, are often accused of glamorizing warfare, despite their gruesome depictions that try to persuade people otherwise.
That said, a good anti-war movie clearly shows the costs and futility of conflict without compromising craft and quality. It seems impossible, but the movies we've gathered below prove that it isn’t. Here’s our list of the best anti-war movies you can stream right now.