In love and (at) war
November 30, 2018 3:06 PM   Subscribe

What are some movies where the primary storyline is about a romance between two people on opposite sides of a widespread war, and the fact that they have divided allegiances is what creates the primary conflict of the film?

Two things: both characters need to be actively involved in the war in some way, not just bystanders.

And it must be an actual war that is happening during the film. (i.e. Not just "warring families" or simple red state/blue state political differences.)

Movies only, please! Thank you!
posted by egeanin to Media & Arts (11 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
Well, Last Jedi, maybe. Definitely the next Star Wars film, Episode 9.
posted by jadepearl at 3:32 PM on November 30, 2018 [2 favorites]

The Beguiled, although maybe its just lust and war. And maybe Avatar?
posted by cazoo at 3:42 PM on November 30, 2018 [1 favorite]

Suite Francaise.
posted by HandfulOfDust at 3:58 PM on November 30, 2018

The English Patient (WWII)

The Last of the Mohicans (French and Indian War)

Shrek (Lord's Farquad's war on fairy tale creatures)
posted by BadgerDoctor at 4:21 PM on November 30, 2018

posted by carolr at 4:30 PM on November 30, 2018

Darling Lili (WWI)

Mata Hari (WWI)

...I guess I'm not allowed to say X-Men, huh.
posted by praemunire at 5:40 PM on November 30, 2018

The Cuckoo is a movie about a love triangle between a Sami woman, a Finnish soldier, and a Soviet soldier in the final days of the Continuation War (plot with some spoilers here).
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 7:20 PM on November 30, 2018 [3 favorites]

Enemy Mine
posted by johngoren at 8:38 PM on November 30, 2018

I've read that this is the plot of quite a few Israeli movies.
posted by brujita at 8:54 PM on November 30, 2018

Good Morning Vietnam
posted by alchemist at 5:57 AM on December 1, 2018

Black Book (2006) is about the Dutch resistance in WWII.
This film is brilliant at sweeping away some of the fog of war to reveal something more difficult and complex to deal with. Highly recommended for the post question.
posted by ovvl at 4:57 PM on December 2, 2018

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