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7 Best Movies Like ‘Civil War’ To Watch If You Love The Film

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Civil War is a fictional war drama film written and directed by Alex Garland. The A24 film is set in the near future in a dystopian future suffering from a civil war. We follow the story of a group of journalists racing against time to get to Washington D.C. so that they can interview the President before the rebel factions take over the White House and kill the President. Civil War stars Kirsten Dunst, Wagner Moura, Cailee Spaeny, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Nick Offernman, Sonoya Mizuno, Jefferson White, Nelson Lee, Evan Lai, Jesse Plemmons, Karl Glusman, Jin Ha, and Juani Feliz starring in supporting roles. So, if you loved the war drama and a story about journalists in Civil War here are some similar movies you could watch next.

Madras Cafe (Netflix & Rent on Prime Video)

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Madras Cafe is a political action thriller film directed by Shoojit Sircar. The 2013 film is set in the late 1980s and early 1990s during the Indian time of intervention in the Sri Lankan civil war and the assassination of Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. We follow the story of an Indian Army special officer tasked with heading a covert operation in Jaffna after the Indian peace-keeping force was forced to withdraw from the area. Madras Cafe stars John Abraham in the lead role with Nargis Fakhri, Raashi Khanna, Siddarth Basu, and Prakash Belawadi starring in supporting roles.

Sicario (Prime Video & MGM+)

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Sicario is an action thriller directed by Denis Villeneuve (Dune: Part Two) from a screenplay by Taylor Sheridan (Yellowstone). The 2015 film follows the story of Kate Mercer, an FBI agent as she goes on a dangerous mission to stop a drug cartel operating in both the US and Mexico. When Kate gets there she is forced to face some harsh realities about people she works with. Sicario stars Emily Blunt and Benicio del Toro in the lead role with Josh Brolin, Jeffrey Donovan, Jon Bernthal, Raoul Trujillo, Daniel Kaluuya, and Victor Garber starring in supporting roles.

Spotlight (Starz & Prime Video Add-On)

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Spotlight is a biographical drama film directed by Tom McCarthy from a screenplay co-written by Josh Singer and McCarthy. The 2015 film follows the true story of the Boston Globe’s “Spotlight” team as they are pushed to investigate a story about the child molestation charges against the local church, but what they find is something far more sinister than any of them could have anticipated. Spotlight stars Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Stanley Tucci, John Slattery, Billy Crudup, Brian d’Arcy James, Michael Cyril Creighton, Len Cariou, Neal Huff, and Paul Guilfoyle.

Hotel Rwanda (Tubi, Pluto TV & Prime Video Add-On)

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Hotel Rwanda is a docudrama film directed by Terry George from a screenplay by Keir Pearson and George. Based on the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, which occurred during the spring of 1994, the 2004 film follows the story of Paul Rusesabagina as he tries to save the lives of his family and the lives of more than 1000 refugees by giving them shelter in the besieged Hôtel des Mille Collines. Hotel Rwanda stars Don Cheadle in the lead role with Sophie Okonedo, Nick Nolte, Joaquin Phoenix, Fana Mokoena, Cara Seymour, David O’Hara, Tony Kgoroge, Desmond Dube, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Leleti Khumalo, and Antonio Lyons starring in supporting roles.

Beasts of No Nation (Netflix)

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Beasts of No Nation is an African war drama film written and directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. Based on a 2005 novel of the same name by author Uzodinma Iweala, the 2015 film follows the story of a young boy named Agu who was living a quiet life in a small village but his life changes for the worse when war strikes his village and later he forced to join a rebel faction which turns him into a cold-blooded killer. Beasts of No Nation stars Abraham Attah in the lead role with Idris Elba, Emmanuel Nii Adom Quaye, Emmanuel Affadzi, Kurt Egyiawan, Opeyemi Fagbohungbe, Ama K. Abebrese, and Richard Pepple starring in supporting roles.

Minamata (Hulu & Rent on Prime Video)

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Minamata is a biographical thriller drama film directed by Andrew Levitas from a screenplay by David Kessler. Based on a book of the same name by Aileen Mioko Smith and Eugene Smith, the 2020 film follows the story of a renowned photojournalist, Eugene Smith suffering from alcoholism and depression which turned him into a recluse. However, when he goes to Japan to report on an environmental atrocity, he begins to build a new perspective on life. Minamata stars Johnny Depp in the lead role with Bill Nighy, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tadanobu Asano, Akiko Iwase, Jun Kunimura, Minami, Ryô Kase, Mimori Wakasugi, Katherine Jenkins, and Lily Robinson starring in supporting roles.

Apocalypse Now (Prime Video)

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Apocalypse Now is an epic war drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola from a screenplay co-written by John Milius and Coppola. The 1979 film follows the story of a US Army officer serving his nation during the Vietnam War as he is tasked with killing a rogue colonel who has established himself as a god among the tribals in Cambodia. Apocalypse Now stars Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, Martin Sheen, Frederic Forrest, Albert Hall, Sam Bottoms, Laurence Fishburne, Dennis Hopper, G.D. Spradlin, Jerry Ziesmer, Harrison Ford, Scott Glenn, James Keane, Kerry Rossall, Colleen Camp, and Bill Graham.

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