An anti-war film is a film that emphasizes the pain, horror, and human costs of armed conflict. The term anti-war usually refers to the opposition to a particular nation's decision to start or carry on an armed conflict unconditional of a maybe-existing just cause. Organised opposition to a possible future military attack against Iran by the United States (US is known to have started during 2005-2006 There has been significant opposition to the Iraq War across the world Opposition to the 2001 Afghanistan War consisted of tens to a hundred thousand protestors in the United States and the United Kingdom. See also War on Terrorism Criticism of the War on Terrorism (also named the War on Terror) addresses the issues morals Ethics, efficiency economics The International Campaign to Ban Landmines is a coalition of Non-governmental organizations whose goal is to abolish the production and use of Anti-personnel mines Opposition to US involvement in the Vietnam War is significant because domestic protest in the U Nuclear disarmament is the proposed dismantling of Nuclear weapons. Opposition to World War II was most vocal during its early period and stronger still before it started while Appeasement and Isolationism were considered viable diplomatic World War I was mainly opposed by Left-wing groups but there was also opposition by Christian Pacifist groups Opposition to the Second Boer War in Britain was modest when the war began on 11 October 1899 and was always less widespread than support for it let alone Popular opposition to the American Civil War, which lasted from 1861 to 1865 was widespread This article concerns Loyalists in the American Revolution. For information on the role of those Loyalists in Canadian history after their emigration see United Empire In order to facilitate organized opposition to war Anti-war activists have often founded anti-war organizations A conscientious objector (CO is an individual who on religious moral or ethical grounds refuses to participate as a combatant in war or in some cases to take any role that would support A draft dodger, draft evader or draft resister, is a person who avoids ("dodges" or otherwise violates the Conscription policies of the A peace movement is a Social movement that seeks to achieve ideals such as the ending of a particular war (or all wars minimize inter-human violence in a particular place or Peace churches are Christian churches groups or communities advocating Christian pacifism. Peace camps are a form of physical Protest camp that is focused on Anti-war activity Anti-imperialism, strictly speaking is a term that may be applied to or movement opposed to some form of Imperialism. Antimilitarism is a doctrine commonly found in the Anarchist and more globally in the Socialist movement which may be both characterized as Internationalist Nonviolence is a philosophy and strategy for social change that rejects the use of physical Violence. Pacificism is the general Ethical opposition to War or Violence, except in cases where force is deemed absolutely necessary to advance the cause of Satyagraha ( Sanskrit: सत्याग्रह satyāgraha) is a philosophy and practice of Nonviolent resistance developed by Mohandas In the context of Revolutionary struggle vanguardism is a strategy whereby an organization (usually a Vanguard party) attempts to place itself at the center of the An anti-war book is a book that is perceived as having an Anti-war theme An Anti-war Song is a Musical composition that either states anti-war sentiments directly or one which is perceived (by the public and/or critics as having While some films criticize armed conflicts in a general sense, others focus on acts within a specific war, such as the use of poison gas or the killing of civilians (e. g. , Hotel Rwanda (2004)). Hotel Rwanda is a Historical drama film about the hotelier Paul Rusesabagina (played by Don Cheadle) during the Rwandan Genocide Some anti-war films such as Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) use parody and black comedy to satirize wars and conflicts. The term anti-war usually refers to the opposition to a particular nation's decision to start or carry on an armed conflict unconditional of a maybe-existing just cause. A parody (ˈpɛɹədiː US, [ˈpaɹədiː] UK) in contemporary usage is a work created to mock comment on or poke fun at an original work its subject Black comedy, also known as black humor or dark comedy, is a sub-genre of Comedy and Satire where topics and events that are usually regarded Satire is often strictly defined as a literary genre or form; although in practice it is also found in the graphic and Performing arts In satire human An anti-war film's goal is to show the physical and psychological destruction warfare causes not just to the soldiers, but to innocent civilians caught in the crossfire.
Some films with anti-war themes include:
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- ^ Fünf letzte Tage (1982)
- ^ J'accuse! (1919)
- ^ J'accuse! (1938)
- ^ Chaudhry, Lakshmi. 1969 is a 1988 Drama film starring Robert Downey Jr, Kiefer Sutherland, and Winona Ryder. All Quiet on the Western Front is a War film based on the Erich Maria Remarque novel of the same name. All Quiet on the Western Front is a 150 minute Television movie produced by ITC Entertainment in full color that was released on November 14 Arlington West The Film is a 2006 documentary about the Iraq War by Peter Dudar and Sally Marr. Baghdad ER is a multiple Emmy Award -winning documentary released by HBO on May 21, 2006. Ballad of a Soldier, ( Баллада о солдате, Ballada o soldate) is a 1959 Soviet film directed by Grigori Chukhrai is a Japanese Manga series by Keiji Nakazawa. It run in several magazines including Weekly Shonen Jump, from 1973 to 1985 The Beast (also The Beast of War) is a 1988 Columbia Pictures war film directed by Kevin Reynolds and based on a William Mastrosimone The Bedford Incident is a Cold War Film from 1965 starring Richard Widmark and Sidney Poitier, and co-produced by Birdy is a 1984 film directed by Alan Parker and starring Matthew Modine and Nicolas Cage. Black Hawk Down is a 2001 Academy Award -winning War film directed by Ridley Scott, based on the book Black Hawk Down a Blood Diamond is an Academy Award nominated 2006 adventure Drama film co-produced and directed by Edward Zwick and Born on the Fourth of July is a 1989 Film adaptation of the Autobiography of the same name by Vietnam War veteran (aka Harp of Burma) is a 1956 Black-and-white Japanese Film directed by Kon Ichikawa. Casualties of War is a 1989 war drama about the Vietnam War, starring Michael J WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout Coming Home is a 1978 Drama film which tells the story of an injured Vietnam War veteran's difficulty in re-entering civilian life Das Boot (das boːt German for The Boat) is a 1981 feature film directed by Wolfgang Petersen, adapted from a novel of the same The Day After is an American Television movie which aired on November 20 1983, on the ABC Television Network The Day the Earth Stood Still is a 1951 Black-and-white Science fiction film that tells the story of a humanoid alien visitor who comes The Deer Hunter is a 1978 war Drama film about a trio of Rusyn American steel worker friends and their infantry service in the Die Brücke (The Bridge is a West-German anti-war Novel written by Manfred Gregor and published in 1958 by Heyne Bücher. Dirty War is a 2004 BBC, in association with HBO Films, made-for-TV movie thriller /drama about a terrorist attack on Central Fahrenheit 9/11 is an award-winning 2004 Documentary Film by American filmmaker Michael Moore which takes a critical look Fear and Desire ( 1953) is a Film by Stanley Kubrick about a team of soldiers trapped behind enemy lines in a fictional war is a 1959 Japanese War film directed by Kon Ichikawa, starring Eiji Funakoshi. The FTA Tour (" Free The Army " a play on the troop expression " Fuck The Army " which in turn was a play on the army slogan " Fun Travel Flags of Our Fathers is a 2006 American War film directed by Clint Eastwood and written by William Broyles Jr The Four Feathers is a 2002 American Drama film directed by Shekhar Kapur, starring Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley Full Metal Jacket ( 1987) is a War film based on the novel The Short-Timers by Gustav Hasford. Gallipoli is a 1981 Australian Film, directed by Peter Weir and starring Mel Gibson and Mark Lee, about several young The Garden of the Finzi-Continis ( Il giardino dei Finzi-Contini) is a film adaptation of Giorgio Bassani 's novel of the same name. Gardens of Stone is a 1987 film by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novel of the same title by Nicholas Proffitt. Ghosts of Abu Ghraib is a 2007 documentary film directed by Rory Kennedy. Grand Illusion (French La Grande Illusion) is a 1937 war Film directed by Jean Renoir (1894–1979 the son of artist Pierre-Auguste is a 1988 animated Film written and directed by Isao Takahata. Heaven & Earth is a 1993 film written and directed by Oliver Stone, and starring Tommy Lee Jones, Haing S High Treason is a 1928 film based on a play by Noel Pemberton Billing. Home of the Brave is a 2006 Drama film following the lives of four American soldiers in Iraq and their return to the United Hotel Rwanda is a Historical drama film about the hotelier Paul Rusesabagina (played by Don Cheadle) during the Rwandan Genocide How I Won the War is a Black comedy film directed by Richard Lester, released in 1967. In the Valley of Elah is an Academy Award -nominated 2007 film written and directed by Paul Haggis, starring Tommy Lee Jones, J'accuse! is a 1919 silent War film directed by Abel Gance. Romuald Joubé stars as Jean Diaz a poet-soldier who survives the Jarhead is a 2005 Film based on US Marine Anthony Swofford 's 2003 Gulf War Memoir Johnny Got His Gun is a 1971 Anti-war film based on the novel of the same name written and directed by Dalton Trumbo and starring Timothy Joyeux Noël ( English: Merry Christmas) ( 2005) is a film about the World War I Christmas truce of December Kingdom of Heaven is a 2005 Epic film, directed by Ridley Scott and written by William Monahan. Ladybug Ladybug is a 1963 American motion picture directed by Academy Award -nominated filmmaker Frank Perry, about a group of school children is a 2006 War film directed by Clint Eastwood whose cast includes Ken Watanabe and Kazunari Ninomiya. Lions for Lambs is a 2007 film about the connection between a platoon of United States soldiers in Afghanistan, a U Lord of War is a 2005 film written and directed by Andrew Niccol which starred Nicolas Cage. See also M*A*S*H (TV series, M*A*S*H MASH is a American satirical Dark comedy Film directed by Robert Altman Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence ( Senjou no Merii Kurisumasu, aka Furyo in many European editions is a 1983 film directed is a 1984 film by Japanese Writer, Illustrator, and filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, based on his Manga of the same Neighbours (French title Voisins) is a 1952 short film by Scottish-Canadian filmmaker Norman McLaren. No Man's Land ( Ničija zemlja) is a Tragicomedy war drama that is set in the midst of the Bosnian war in 1993. Oh! What a Lovely War is Stage musical and 1969 Musical film. On the Beach is a 1959 post-apocalyptic Drama film based on Nevil Shute 's novel of the same name featuring Gregory Paths of Glory ( 1957) is a Black and white war Film by Stanley Kubrick based on the novel of the same name by Humphrey Platoon is a 1986 Vietnam War film written and directed by Oliver Stone and starring Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger is a 1997 Japanese Anime film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki of Studio Ghibli. For the British 2007 film starring Andy Serkis see Extraordinary Rendition (film Rendition is a 2007 Drama The Road to Guantanamo is a British 2006 Docudrama directed by Michael Winterbottom about the incarceration of three British The Sand Pebbles, a 1966 film directed by Robert Wise, is a period war story of an independent rebellious U Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 War film set during the invasion of Normandy during World War II. Savior is a 1998 War film starring Dennis Quaid, Stellan Skarsgård, Nastassja Kinski, and Nataša Ninković Shame (Skammen is a 1968 Black-and-white Film written and directed by Ingmar Bergman, and starring Liv Ullmann and Sir! No Sir! is a 2005 Displaced Films / BBC documentary film about the anti-war movement within the ranks of the United States Stop-Loss is a 2008 American Drama film directed by Kimberly Peirce, director of Boys Don't Cry, and starring Ryan Originally titled La Grande Speranza, retitled Submarine Attack and Torpedo Zone in English this low-key Anti-war film The Thin Red Line is a 1998 war film which tells a fictional story of United States forces during the Battle of Guadalcanal in Taegukgi Hwinallimyo ( is a 2004 South Korean War film directed by Kang Je-gyu. Tango Charlie is a 2005 Indian film directed by Mani Shankar. Three Kings is a 1999 action - comedy - drama War film written and directed by David O Tears of the Sun is a 2003 War film directed by Antoine Fuqua depicting a rescue mission by U Things to Come ( 1936) is a British Science fiction film, produced by Alexander Korda and directed by William Cameron Menzies Tigerland is a 2000 film starring Colin Farrell in his role as Private Roland Bozz taking place in a training camp for soldiers to be sent to the Pink Floyd The Wall is a 1982 Musical film by British director Alan Parker based on the 1979 Pink Floyd album War Inc is a dark Political satire film starring John Cusack and Hilary Duff and directed by Joshua Seftel. "When Boys Will be Jarheads". AlterNet. AlterNet, a project of the non-profit Independent Media Institute, is a Progressive / liberal news and opinion Website that was launched in November 18, 2005. 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