Netflix Original War Machine: Full Cast List, Reviews and Soundtrack

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War Machine released on Netflix on May 26th, it stars Brad Pitt as an eccentric general who is sent to the war in Afghanistan to help bring it to an end. It’s based somewhat on the events that happened to real life General, Stanley McChrystal.

Below is a complete rundown of everything you need to know before and after watching the film including the movie history, some reviews, the full cast list and full soundtrack too.

Movie History

  • April 27th, 2012 – New Regency and Plan B Entertainment acquired rights to the book called The Operators
  • April 14th, 2014 – David Michôd and Brad Pitt were bought onboard the project
  • June 8th, 2015 – Netflix picked up the licensing for the movie.
  • October 2015 – Filming started
  • May 26th, 2017 – Released on Netflix

What The Critics Are Saying

Reviews have been generally mixed for the new Netflix movie. It currently holds a 50 on Metacritc and 57 on Rotten Tomatoes.

Taking reviews from both ends of the spectrum, The Telegraph giving the movie a 20 said the movie was “A fantastically dreary and flatulent anti-war satire.” and the Los Angeles Times which gave it a 90, praised its casting and characters.

Full Cast List

Below is an A-Z cast list of War Machine including the name, who they play and what the actor/actress is most known for.

Actor Plays Known For
Alan Ruck Dick Waddle Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Anthony Hayes Pete Duckman Animal Kingdom
Anthony Michael Hall Willy Dunne The Breakfast Club, Edward Scissorhands
Aymen Hamdouchi Andy Moon Green Zone
Ben Kingsley Jeannie McMahon Schindler’s List
Brad Pitt Gen. Glen McMahon Inglorious Basterds, World War Z
Daniel Betts Badi Basim Fury, Allied
Emory Cohen Matt Little Brooklyn
John Magaro Greg Pulver Carol
Lakeith Stanfield President Karzai Straight Outta Compton
Meg Tilly Jeannie McMahon The Big Chill
Nicholas Jones Ricky Ortega Philomena
RJ Cyler Pat McKinnon Power Rangers
Topher Grace Simon Ball That 70’s Show
Will Poulter Cpl. Billy Cole The Revenant, We’re the Millers


War Machine Soundtrack

  • Confused (Sansano) – Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
  • Theme From Hatari! – Henry Mancini
  • Kandahar – Sam Petty and Jacqueline Barron
  • In Liebe Dein – Roedelius
  • Long Distance – Mr Lif
  • Hohenfriedberger March – Barry Lyndon
  • Kamee – Roedelius
  • The Show (Inner View) – Madlib
  • Fabelwein – Roedelius
  • Introit: Requiem Aeternam -Mozart
  • Anatomy of a Clock – Chaz Knapp
  • Poker Face – Lady Gaga
  • Israelites – Desmond Dekker & The Aces
  • NY Snow Globe – Rachel’s
  • Love You So – Free
  • Staunen Im Fjord – Roedeulius
  • Cole’s Walk – Sam Petty

Where available, we’ve added the soundtrack to a Spotify playlist so you can take the War Machine soundtrack on the go with you.

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Founder of What's on Netflix, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for over a decade. Covering everything from new movies, series and games from around the world, Kasey is in charge of covering breaking news, covering all the new additions now available on Netflix and what's coming next.