15 Best War Movies On Netflix Right Now

14. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi

Fury 2014
Paramount

Michael Bay is known as an explosive, over the top and gratuitous director. He makes a lot of money and sequels, he does what he wants, and he rarely gets much praise. 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, though, is proof that he's capable of peeling back his usual level of Bayhem and creating a powerful, respectful portrait of real-life war heroes.

Of course, there are still some crazy explosions and questionable action shots here and there, but 13 Hours is Bay at the height of his powers and it's in desperate need of more viewers.

At once a frantic and engaging action flick and an intimate look at men fighting to fulfil their duty, the film sports great performances from stars John Krasinski, James Badge Dale and Toby Stephens, and is a mature assessment of the futility and tragedy of modern conflicts.

If you see one Michael Bay movie on Netflix this year, make it this one.

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