War Movies That Will Bring Shivers Down Your Spine

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Patriotic war movies are a whole different branch of the genre and are one of the most loved ones! These patriotic movies aren’t just a hit on the box office but also a viewer’s heart. Movies under this genre help warm our hearts and give us a sense of belonging. A very recent example of a movie under this banner is Shershaah. The movie won so many hearts at once, and that’s due to its simplified narration and truly impactful real story. 

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These movies never leave a chance to leave themselves unjustified. Here is a list of 11 such movies renowned for their patriotic story and has been acclaimed by the critics and immensely loved by the common audience.


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This is one of the best war movies that has performed humongous great even though it was released on OTT. This film has gained so much love because the story has been completely based on true events, and no dramatization has been done in the film to please the audience.

Along with the story, the war zone scenes have been kept real and unrequired stunts, and VFX hasn’t been utilized. There’s no unnecessary dancing or singing, too, increasing the relatability quotient of the film. This simple yet strong plot has conveyed as well as synced well with the audience. 

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This 2004 movie is regarded for its songs even in the year 2021. Lakshaya’s lovers listen to it with full zeal and enthusiasm. This movie starred Hrithik and Preity Zinta in the lead roles. The audience put in great trust before the release of the Farhan Akhtar made film. This might be due to the casting of superstars of that time in the film.

This one of the best war movies in itself, too ended up meeting the expectations of its viewers. The story basically revolves around a boy’s path of self-discovery from a rebellious adolescent to a competent army commander, which definitely was fascinating to see. The efforts of the man to preserve the country and its people were not truly appreciated and well portrayed. 

Uri: The Surgical Strike

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Uri is a very recent one, in its story and the release year too. This film hasn’t just induced actor Vicky Kaushal’s career but has received numerous applauds and accolades. One could definitely call the story predictable. However, this didn’t prove to be a hurdle for the movie to impact its audience.  

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Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl

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This one of the best war movies & is based on the true story of the first female Indian air force pilot in combat, Gunjan Saxena. Though the Dharma movie, in the beginning, landed itself into a huge amount of controversy, it was well-received by the audience. The role of the protagonist, i.e. Gunjan Saxena, was played by Jahnvi Kapoor.


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This movie is based on the real story of ‘Battle Of Saragarhi’, starring Akshay Kumar and Parineeti Chopra as the protagonist in the film. The plot of this movie is set in the year 1897. The movie starts when Akshay Kumar, playing Havildar Ishar Singh (Akshay Kumar), confronts a few Afghanis attempting to kill a woman.

Due to him disobeying the Britishers, he is sent to the fort of Saragarhi, where he leads a battalion of 21 soldiers from the 36 Sikh regiment. Later, when the Afghans attack their fort, the battalion fights them bravely and martyrdoms in the process. This movie has won various accolades for its song.

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Tango Charlie

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Tango Charlie is a movie that successfully describes the trials and tribulations that a soldier gets to face in real life. The basic plotline of the movie goes in such a way that a sepoy, Tarun Chauhan of the Indian Army, is sent to a region in India’s northeast. This region is ravaged by riots and bloodshed.

During this period, he and his team need to fight ruthless militants who have attacked them and whom they courageously defeat. Following the story, the team is sent to Bengal, where they are required to combat the Naxalites. After this conflict, another dispute starts between India and Pakistan.

The unit is sent to Kargil to protect a bridge. When you see the movie, you’ll be able to come across the people’s hardships. 

LOC Kargil Story

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The storey of the Kargil war may be new to many posts watching Shershaah. Still, this movie, LOC- Kargil, had successfully narrated the storey in 2003 itself. The plot basically involved Indian soldiers fighting in Kargil and being recalled by their families.

This is one of the best war movies that featured Abhishek Bachchan as Vikram Batra, a daring soldier who received the Param Vir Chakra for his courage. Ajay Devgan portrayed Manoj Pandey as a poet by nature but devoted his life to the serving nation and was also awarded the Param Vir Chakra.

The most difficult was Lt. Balwant Singh, whose character was played by actor Akshaye Khanna, who received the Mahaveer Chakra. Among others in significant roles were Sanjay Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, and Saif Ali Khan.

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The Ghazi Attack

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This multilingual film stars actor Rana Daggubati and actress Taapsee Pannu as the protagonist. One may perceive this as one of the best war movies and an underwater epic, which narrates the tale of immense courage and undying patriotism.

This is the story of how the men in Indian Submarine S-21 led to the destruction of the Pakistani submarine PNS Ghazi when it was spotted in Indian waters with the mission to destroy INS Vikrant.

Mission Kashmir

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This is a story of a young boy whose family was killed when he was young and ironically adopted by the killer himself. This Hritik Roshan starrer is a story of revenge. 

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This is a true story based on the conflict of 1971 between India and Pakistan and how bravely120 Indian soldiers fought and won the war against 2000 Pakistani men, war tanks, guns, and ammo. Unfortunately, not a single soldier survived o narrated this victory.  


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This one of the best war movies by J. P. Dutta is inspired by the 1967 Nathu La and Cho La battles near the Sikkim border. It is about how the troop successfully accomplished the mission but had to stay away from their loved ones. The film stars Sonu Sood, Jackie Shroff, Arjun Rampal, Harshvardhan Rane, Esha Gupta, and Sonal Chauhan in the lead roles.

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