Best Movie Battle Scenes

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1.
Cross of Iron (1977)
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In 1943, in the Russian front, the decorated leader Rolf Steiner is promoted to Sergeant after another successful mission... (132 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
 
2.
The Winter War (1989)
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Set during World War 2. After Nazi Germany invaded Poland in September 1939, Russia attacked Finland in November 1939... (199 mins.)
Director: Pekka Parikka
 
3.
Heaven and Earth (1990)
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In 16th century Japan, two samurai engage in massive battles across the countryside; one attempting to conquer and the other attempting to defend his land while repressing his love for a woman after taking a vow of celibacy. (125 mins.)
Director: Haruki Kadokawa
 
4.
Ran (1985)
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Set in Japan in the 16th century (or so), an elderly warlord retires, handing over his empire to his three sons. However, he vastly underestimates how the new-found power will corrupt them, or cause them to turn on each other...and him... (162 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
5.
Kagemusha (1980)
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A petty thief with an utter resemblance to a samurai warlord is hired as the lord's double. When the warlord later dies the thief is forced to take up arms in his place. (180 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
6.
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
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A dramatization of the Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor and the series of American blunders that allowed it to happen. (144 mins.)
 
7.
The Battle on the River Neretva (1969)
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Battle on Neretva known as the ''fourth offensive'' the most humane battle in World War II led by Yugoslav partisans... (175 mins.)
Director: Veljko Bulajic
 
8.
The Battle of El Alamein (1969)
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June 1942 El Alamein, Rommel Swept towards the River Nile, The fall Egypt and all important Suez Canal... (96 mins.)
 
9.
Zerosen moyu (1984)
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Two young men are recruited into the Japanese air force just before outbreak of WW2 by the testpilot of Japans new super fighter - the Zero... (128 mins.)
Director: Toshio Masuda
 
10.
Battle of the Japan Sea (1969)
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And then there was a skeleton (128 mins.)
Director: Seiji Maruyama
 
11.
Story of a Prostitute (1965)
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In WW2 Manchuria, a prostitute grows to resent an abusive adjutant and falls in love with his aide. (96 mins.)
Director: Seijun Suzuki
 
12.
Ambush (1999)
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Set during the World War 2. In the summer of 1941 the Finnish army crosses the border of Russia. A platoon led by Lt... (123 mins.)
Director: Olli Saarela
 
13.
Merrill's Marauders (1962)
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During WW2, a 3000-strong American unit, known as Merrill's Marauders, battles the Japanese forces in Burma. (98 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fuller
 
14.
The Steel Helmet (1951)
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A ragtag group of American stragglers battles against superior Communist troops in an abandoned Buddhist temple during the Korean War. (85 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fuller
 
15.
Sergeant York (1941)
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A hillbilly sharpshooter drafted in WW1 despite his claim to be a pacifist, who ends up becoming a war hero. (134 mins.)
Director: Howard Hawks
 
16.
Zulu (1964)
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Outnumbered British soldiers do battle with Zulu warriors at Rorke's Drift. (138 mins.)
Director: Cy Endfield
 
17.
Zulu Dawn (1979)
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A dramatization of the Battle of Isandlwana, where the British Army met its match against the Zulu nation. (117 mins.)
Director: Douglas Hickox
 
18.
Waterloo (1970)
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Facing the decline of everything he has worked to obtain, conqueror Napoleon Bonaparte and his army confront the British at the Battle of Waterloo. (134 mins.)
 
19.
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
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A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I. (136 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
20.
Westfront 1918 (1930)
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A group of German infantrymen of the First World War live out their lives in the trenches of France... (97 mins.)
Director: G.W. Pabst
 
21.
The Blue Max (1966)
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A young pilot in the German air force of 1918, disliked as lower-class and unchivalrous, tries ambitiously to earn the medal offered for 20 kills. (156 mins.)
Director: John Guillermin
 
22.
Alexander Nevsky (1938)
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The story of how a great Russian prince led a ragtag army to battle an invading force of Teutonic Knights. (112 mins.)
 
23.
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)
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A major countermands orders and attacks to revenge a previous massacre of men, women and children. (115 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
24.
Von Richthofen and Brown (1971)
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The story of Manfred von Richthofen, the German air ace during World War I and his struggle with the enemy aces and some jealous German officers. (97 mins.)
Director: Roger Corman
 
25.
The Wind and the Lion (1975)
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At the beginning of the 20th century an American woman is abducted in Morocco by Berbers. The attempts... (119 mins.)
Director: John Milius
 
26.
Go Tell the Spartans (1978)
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During the early 1960s, U.S. military advisers in South Vietnam discover the same challenges that plagued the French army in Indochina ten years prior. (114 mins.)
Director: Ted Post
 
27.
Fixed Bayonets! (1951)
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The story of a platoon during the Korean War. One by one Corporal Denno's superiors are killed until it comes to the point where he must try to take command responsibility. (92 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fuller
 
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Hawai Middowei daikaikûsen: Taiheiyô no arashi (1960)
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Lt. Koji Kitami is a navigator-bombardier in Japan's Naval Air Force. He participates in the Japanese raid on the U.S... (118 mins.)
 
30.
And Starring Pancho Villa as Himself (2003 TV Movie)
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Hollywood makes a deal with Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa to film his war and recreate his life. (112 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
31.
The Last Valley (1971)
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People in a small German village in the last valley to remain untouched by the devastating Thirty Years'... (128 mins.)
Director: James Clavell
 
32.
Flesh+Blood (1985)
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A band of medieval mercenaries take revenge on a noble lord who decides not to pay them by kidnapping the betrothed of the noble's son... (128 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
 
33.
A Bridge Too Far (1977)
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Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines. However, mismanagement and poor planning result in its failure. (175 mins.)
 
34.
Pork Chop Hill (1959)
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During the Korean War peace talks, U.S. troops fight to retake a hill from the Communist Chinese forces. (97 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
35.
Khartoum (1966)
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In the Sudan, in 1884-85, Egyptian forces led by a British general defend Khartoum against an invading Muslim army led by a religious fanatic, the Mahdi. (134 mins.)
 
36.
Lion of the Desert (1980)
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In the Fascist Italy Pre-World War II of Benito Mussolini, the cruel General Rodolfo Graziani is directly... (173 mins.)
Director: Moustapha Akkad
 
37.
March or Die (1977)
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During the 1920s, French Foreign Legion Major William Foster's unit is protecting an archaeological dig but the discovery of an Arab sacred burial site prompts the angry Arab tribes to attack Foster's small garrison. (107 mins.)
Director: Dick Richards
 
38.
Wizards (1977)
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On a post-apocalyptic Earth, a wizard and his faire folk comrades fight an evil wizard who's using technology in his bid for conquest. (80 mins.)
Director: Ralph Bakshi
 
39.
The Thin Red Line (1998)
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Terrence Malick's adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel, focusing on the conflict at Guadalcanal during the second World War. (170 mins.)
Director: Terrence Malick
 
40.
Hawai Marê oki kaisen (1942)
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(116 mins.)
 
41.
Warkill (1968)
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(100 mins.)
 
42.
203 kochi (1980)
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Depicts the bloody siege of the fortress Port Arthur during the Russo-Japanese War 1904 - 1905. In the... (185 mins.)
Director: Toshio Masuda