Five Horror Movies That Capture the Horrors of War

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May 27, 2024

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

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Today, on Memorial Day, we honor those who have served their country on the battlefield, both past and present. While many have faced the horrors of war firsthand, those who haven’t can’t get any closer than movies on the subject. We’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of five great horror movies that center around soldiers and war.


Overlord (2018)

A small group of American soldiers find horror behind enemy lines on the eve of D-Day.

Where to watch: Hulu, Amazon Video, VOD, Digital


Apocalypse Now (1979)

A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.

Where to Watch: Apple+, Amazon Video, VOD, Digital


Ghosts of War (2020)

Five American soldiers were assigned to hold a French Chateau near the end of World War II. This unexpected respite quickly descends into madness when they encounter a supernatural enemy more terrifying than anything seen on the battlefield. Check out our interview with the director.

Where to Watch: Apple+, VOD, Digital


Predator (1987)

A team of commandos on a mission in a Central American jungle find themselves hunted by an extraterrestrial warrior.

Where to watch: Hulu, AMC+


Jacob’s Ladder (1990)

Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam War veteran attempts to uncover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his dreams, delusions, and perceptions of death.

Where to watch: Amazon Video, Paramount+


SISU (2022)

While this movie isn’t exactly a horror movie, it is incredible! In fact, we called it “f*cking fantastic” in our review. We also interviewed its writer-director, Jalmari Helander; you should check that out.

When an ex-soldier who discovers gold in the Lapland wilderness tries to take the loot into the city, German soldiers led by a brutal SS officer battle him.

Where to watch: Apple+, Starz, Fandango at Home



To all who have served in our military, we thank you for your service and sacrifices. 

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