Military & War Middle East documentaries

2nd Platoon Still Fighting

2nd Platoon Still Fighting: More than a decade after leaving Iraq a group of former US soldiers talk about still struggling to fit back into society. In 2007 the BBC captured them fighting in Bagdad at the most intense period of the Iraq war. The programme discovers they have been facing new struggl[...]

The Blair Years

The Blair Years is a three-part 2008 BBC series which gives a unique account of Tony Blair’s ten years as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007. The series consisted of three one hour long episodes, the first an overview of his ten years as Prime Minister and his often straine[...]

This Is What Winning Looks Like

Military & War Presenter Ben Anderson 2013 Unrated

Film maker and reporter Ben Anderson began covering the war in Afghanistan in 2007, documenting the struggles of under-equipped and undermanned British forces who were fighting the Taliban for control of Helmand province in the BBC documentary Taking on the Taliban. He also directed the 2010 documen[...]

The Battle for Bomb Alley

Military & War Presenter Ben Anderson 2011 Unrated

For four years British servicemen fought an ongoing war with Taliban fighters in the Sangin region of Afghanistan, the most violent part of the country. Over a four year period up to 2010, some 106 British men lost their lives in the region including Staff-Sergeant Olaf Schmidt who won the George Cr[...]

The War Tapes

The War Tapes, a 2006 war documentary directed by Deborah Scranton which takes us to the front lines of the Iraq War.   As the National Guard was called up for duty in Iraq, several of them were given light-weight digital cameras to record the action they were to see. The result was hours[...]

Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers

Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers, a 2006 war documentary within which Robert Greenwald looks at war profiteering in Iraq by private contracting companies Halliburton, CACI, and KBR.   Apparently, some people made an awful lot of money from the Iraq war which comes as a big surprise to ab[...]

Why We Fight

Why We Fight, a 2005 historical war documentary by Eugene Jarecki about the US military-industrial complex, and western foreign policies over the last 50 years.   The title of the film refers to a series of seven propaganda movies made by the United States during World War 2 with the same[...]

Salam Neighbor

Salam Neighbor, an award-winning documentary made by American filmmakers Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasc who stay in a Syrian refugee camp to reveal the true stories about those who live there.   Salam Neighbor was made in 2015, at the height of the Syrian refugee crisis. And while many new[...]

Tell Spring Not to Come This Year

Tell Spring Not to Come This Year, a 2015 documentary about the Afghanistan war by Saeed Taji Farouky and Michael McEvoy.  It is a story told through the eyes of the Afghan people.   Many documentaries about the war in Afghanistan are shown from the point of view of the American and[...]

The Kill Team

The Kill Team is a 2013 documentary by American director Dan Krauss about the Maywand District murders during the war in Afghanistan.   THE KILL TEAM goes behind closed doors to tell the riveting story of Specialist Adam Winfield, a 21-year-old infantryman in Afghanistan who attempted w[...]

Inside Combat Rescue

Military & War Presenter 2013 Unrated

Inside Combat Rescue, a 2013 military documentary series which follows an elite combat rescue team of the US Air Force as they save Allied and American forces who are in danger.   Some of the action on the documentary is from the front lines in Afghanistan and in Eastern Europe for Operat[...]

Only the Dead

Only the Dead, a 2015 biographical war documentary following the experiences of Australian journalist Michael Ware beginning from his time as a rookie correspondent in the early days of the Iraq war.   The film captures the horrific violence Michael witnessed while reporting from the epic[...]

Bitter Lake

Bitter Lake, a feature-length documentary by renowned filmmaker Adam Curtis which attempts to unravel the complex nuances surrounding crises which are happening all over the world, with a specific focus on Afghanistan and the reaction from western powers.   Certainly, in the west, pe[...]

Armadillo

Armadillo, 2010 war documentary by filmmaker Janus Metz Pedersen who follows a group of Danish soldiers as they travelled to the Armadillo military base located in Helmand province of Afghanistan in February 2009.   The film captures a high level of verisimilitude, in that it captures the[...]

A curated collection of Middle East war documentaries available to watch online for free. All of the Middle East war documentary films featured here are full length.