War films hold an important place within cinema for portraying the hard truths of days gone by. Tragedy, bravery and heartbreak describe these narratives, but it's the unique tales of heroic individuals which define each film and tug on the heartstrings. Uncovering the hidden details of each conflict paints an increasingly mind-blowing picture of the wars which shaped society today.
Classic interpretations and contemporary releases
At WHSmith, our selection of war films on DVD and Blu Ray is bursting at the seams with action-packed, historical variety. From classic interpretations to more contemporary releases, this genre is particularly captivating for being both entertaining and informative. Telling the story of wars across the globe, this category features many must-see classics which are not only compelling to modern audiences, but provide a stark reminder of the lived experiences of many in recent times. Offering something for every viewer; romance, friendship and camaraderie underlie the action.
Grandparents and children alike can gather around to enjoy some of the most enthralling true stories, while stimulating conversation and learning between generations. Choosing one of these films from our vast selection will no doubt make a great gift for anyone with a keen eye for history.