Revolutionary Wars, Great Battles, Uprisings & Freedom Struggle& movements part 1

by samratnigam | created - 22 Aug 2011 | updated - 23 Aug 2011 | Public

Freedom is like a Revolutionary torch that flames the world with it's echoes of liberty and war cry. It's like a free bird flying in the sky just like a dove which knows no boundaries of confinement. It's felt in the heart of masses. A true nationalistic patriotic feeling from within.

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1. The American Revolution (1994 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary, History, War

8.2
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Thorough documentary of how the American Colonies rebelled against England and the personalities involved in the creation of a new nation.

Director: Lisa Bourgoujian | Stars: Charles Durning, Kelsey Grammer, Michael Learned, Cliff Robertson

Votes: 73

2. The Revolution (2006– )

History, War

8.6
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Stars: John W. Hall, Mark Hilliard, Bryan Kennedy, Larry A. Maxwell

Votes: 249

3. Revolution (1985)

PG | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, History

5.2
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New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his son Ned is drafted into the Army by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy. Tom attempts to find... See full summary »

Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Al Pacino, Donald Sutherland, Nastassja Kinski, Joan Plowright

Votes: 5,457 | Gross: $0.36M

4. The Patriot (2000)

R | 165 min | Action, Drama, History

7.2
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63 Metascore

Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son.

Director: Roland Emmerich | Stars: Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson, Jason Isaacs

Votes: 223,580 | Gross: $113.33M

5. Drums Along the Mohawk (1939)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.1
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Newlyweds Gil and Lana Martin try to establish a farm in the Mohawk Valley but are menaced by Indians and Tories as the Revolutinary War begins.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, Edna May Oliver, Eddie Collins

Votes: 4,509 | Gross: $1.00M

6. The Revolutionary War (1995– )

Documentary, History, War

8.6
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Documentary chronicling the history of the American Revolutionary War against Great Britain that began in 1776.

Stars: Robert Kerbeck, Charles Kuralt, Robert E. Burke, Stephen Christian

Votes: 114

7. The Spirit of '76 (1917)

Drama, History, War

5.5
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Catherine Montour (Adda Gleason), a striking half-breed Indian princess, and mistress of King George III (Jack Cosgrove) aspires to become the first Queen of America when the revolution breaks out.

Director: George Siegmann | Stars: Adda Gleason, Howard Gaye, George Chesebro, Dark Cloud

Votes: 12

8. The Scarlet Coat (1955)

Unrated | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.3
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During the Revolutionary War, American Major John Boulton feigns desertion in order to uncover a British plot to seize the stronghold of West Point.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Cornel Wilde, Michael Wilding, George Sanders, Anne Francis

Votes: 455

9. The Howards of Virginia (1940)

Approved | 116 min | Drama, History, War

6.1
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During the American War of Independence, aristocratic Virginian Jane Peyton marries unsophisticated rustic surveyor Matt Howard who takes her to his Shenandoah Valley plantation and later goes to war.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Cary Grant, Martha Scott, Cedric Hardwicke, Alan Marshal

Votes: 865

10. Johnny Tremain (1957)

Approved | 80 min | Adventure, Family, History

6.6
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Johnny Tremain is drawn into the Revolutionary War, and becomes a patriot fighting to free the colonies from England. Along the way he learns about life and about himself.

Director: Robert Stevenson | Stars: Hal Stalmaster, Luana Patten, Jeff York, Sebastian Cabot

Votes: 1,233

11. John Paul Jones (1959)

126 min | Action, Biography, History

7.0
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The career of Revolutionary War naval hero from his youth in Scotland through his service to Catherine the Great of Russia.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: Robert Stack, Marisa Pavan, Charles Coburn, Erin O'Brien

Votes: 752

12. The Devil's Disciple (1959)

Approved | 83 min | Comedy, History, Romance

7.3
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The black sheep of a family and the local minister discover their true vocations during the Revolutionary War.

Directors: Guy Hamilton, Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier, Janette Scott

Votes: 1,682

13. 1776 (1972)

G | 141 min | Drama, Family, History

7.6
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A musical retelling of the American Revolution's political struggle in the Continental Congress to declare independence.

Director: Peter H. Hunt | Stars: William Daniels, Howard Da Silva, Ken Howard, Donald Madden

Votes: 6,672 | Gross: $6.10M

14. The Young Rebels (1970–1971)

60 min | Adventure

8.3
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This short-lived series tried to apply the ideals of the '60s youth culture to the American Revolution. Jeremy Larkin, Isak Poole, Henry Abington and Elizabeth Coates were members of "the ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Ely, Louis Gossett Jr., Alex Henteloff, Hilarie Thompson

Votes: 69

15. The Bastard (1978 TV Movie)

240 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.1
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Phillipe Charboneau is the illegitimate son of an English duke. When he travels from France to England to claim his inheritance, he incurs the wrath of his father's family and is forced to ... See full summary »

Director: Lee H. Katzin | Stars: Andrew Stevens, Tom Bosley, Kim Cattrall, Buddy Ebsen

Votes: 203

16. April Morning (1988 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, History, War

6.5
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The "April Morning" here is the famous April 19, 1775 upon which the "Shot heard 'round the world" was fired, signaling the start of the American Revolution. Faithful to author Howard ... See full summary »

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Urich, Chad Lowe, Susan Blakely

Votes: 481

17. The Crossing (2000 TV Movie)

89 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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A dramatization of George Washington's perilous gamble of crossing the Delaware River and attacking the British forces at Trenton.

Director: Robert Harmon | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Roger Rees, Sebastian Roché, Steven McCarthy

Votes: 1,541

18. Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (2002–2003)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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The American Revolutionary War is seen through the eyes of an American teenaged lad, a young English lady, and a French boy, all 3 of whom work as reporters for Benjamin Franklin.

Stars: Walter Cronkite, Kathleen Barr, Reo Jones, Chris Lundquist

Votes: 871

19. John Adams (2008– )

TV-14 | 71 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.6
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The life of one of the USA's Founding Fathers, its second President, and his role in the nation's first 50 years.

Stars: Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney, John Dossett, Stephen Dillane

Votes: 22,464

20. Lafayette (1962)

Not Rated | 158 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.4
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During the American War of Independence, French officer and nobleman La Fayette comes to America's aid with men, money and weapons and becomes a Major-General under George Washington's command.

Director: Jean Dréville | Stars: Pascale Audret, Jack Hawkins, Michel Le Royer, Folco Lulli

Votes: 96

21. Benedict Arnold: A Question of Honor (2003 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, History

6.4
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On the glorious battlefields of the American Revolution, two great generals distinguished themselves; George Washington and Benedict Arnold. Washington is remembered as America's founding ... See full summary »

Director: Mikael Salomon | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Kelsey Grammer, Flora Montgomery, John Light

Votes: 451

22. The Battle for Bunker Hill (2008)

Drama, Western

7.2
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When former Wall Street executive Peter Salem is released from prison, he heads for the small town of Bunker Hill, Kansas, where his ex-wife and their children have started a new life. Soon... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Willmott | Stars: James McDaniel, Saeed Jaffrey, Laura Kirk, Kevin Geer

Votes: 41

23. The Battle of Bunker Hill (2009 Video)

58 min | Documentary, Action, Family

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This is the first in a series of DVDs designed to teach the history of the United States in an informative and positive way. The Values of the Founding Fathers and the perseverance of their... See full summary »

Director: Tony Malanowski | Stars: David Emerson, Michael Mack, Melissa Mala, Sandy O'Brien

24. The Deserter (2003)

PG | 75 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.0
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A British Revolutionary War drummer accidentally deserts from his regiment and is hunted down for execution.

Director: Eric Bruno Borgman | Stars: Eric Bruno Borgman, Michael Kaplan, George Souza, Michael Greeley

Votes: 39

25. Valley Forge (1975 TV Movie)

75 min | Drama, War

7.2
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George Washington struggles to hold his army together at a critical point during the Revolutionary War.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Richard Basehart, Barry Snider, Harry Andrews, Alan Cauldwell

Votes: 47

26. Napoléon (2002)

380 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.4
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The year is 1816, and Napoleon, held prisoner by the British on the island of St. Helena, is telling the young English girl Betsy his life story. His meteoric rise to military prominence ... See full summary »

Stars: Christian Clavier, Isabella Rossellini, Gérard Depardieu, John Malkovich

Votes: 3,550

27. The Battle of Austerlitz (1960)

122 min | Drama, History, War

6.3
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Another of Napoleon's adventures in this epic reconstruction of the battle of Austerlitz, where he had the greatest victory of his career, over the Russians.

Director: Abel Gance | Stars: Pierre Mondy, Martine Carol, Claudia Cardinale, Leslie Caron

Votes: 436

28. Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (1951)

Not Rated | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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During the Napoleonic wars, a British naval captain has adventures in Central American waters.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Gregory Peck, Virginia Mayo, Robert Beatty, Moultrie Kelsall

Votes: 5,212

29. Horatio Hornblower: The Duel (1998 TV Movie)

93 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.2
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Horatio Hornblower begins his naval career, but a deadly feud with a despicable mate is causing complications.

Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Dorian Healy, Michael Byrne

Votes: 4,516

30. Waterloo (I) (1970)

G | 123 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.3
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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.

Director: Sergey Bondarchuk | Stars: Rod Steiger, Christopher Plummer, Orson Welles, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 6,620 | Gross: $3.05M

31. War and Peace (1956)

PG | 208 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.8
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Napoleon's tumultuous relations with Russia including his disastrous 1812 invasion serve as the backdrop for the tangled personal lives of two aristocratic families.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Mel Ferrer, Vittorio Gassman

Votes: 7,485 | Gross: $12.50M

32. War and Peace (1966)

Unrated | 427 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.9
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A Russian Prince experiences battle against Napoleon and a troubled relationship with his father and wife. Finds acceptance of her death and eventually his chance of true love. A spoiled, ... See full summary »

Director: Sergey Bondarchuk | Stars: Lyudmila Saveleva, Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Sergey Bondarchuk, Boris Zakhava

Votes: 5,087

33. Sharpe's Rifles (1993 TV Movie)

102 min | Action, Adventure, History

7.9
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In the Peninsular War, a British sergeant is field promoted to a lieutenant in charge of a disrespectful rifle company.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Assumpta Serna, Brian Cox, Daragh O'Malley

Votes: 3,203

34. Sharpe's Company (1994 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, History

8.0
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Spain 1812. After Ciudad Rodrigo, Teresa tells Sharpe that they have a baby daughter. In Badajoz, the next siege target. Meanwhile, a new commander has taken over the South Essex, along ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Pete Postlethwaite, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser

Votes: 2,134

35. Sharpe's Enemy (1994 TV Movie)

90 min | Action, Adventure, History

8.0
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Portugal 1813. A band of deserters, including Sharpe's old enemy, Obadiah Hakeswill, have captured two women, one the wife of a high-ranking English officer, and are holding them hostage ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Pete Postlethwaite, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser

Votes: 2,077

36. Sharpe's Honour (1994 TV Movie)

101 min | Action, Adventure, History

7.8
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1813. Major Sharpe's old enemy, Major Ducos manipulates a beautiful young marquesa into falsely accusing Sharpe of rape. Her husband calls Sharpe out in a duel. But when the husband is ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser, Michael Byrne

Votes: 1,795

37. Sharpe's Sword (1995 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, History

8.0
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Sharpe is tasked to protect the most important spy in Lord Wellington's network, but domestic issues, a traumatized young girl, and possible French spies all threaten his success.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, John Tams, Jason Salkey

Votes: 1,760

38. Sharpe's Eagle (1993 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, History

8.0
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Sharpe is a Captain saddled with the South Essex, a battalion run by incompetents, and filled with soldiers who have never been in battle. When the South Essex loses its colors (its ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Assumpta Serna, Brian Cox, Daragh O'Malley

Votes: 2,457

39. Sharpe's Battle (1995 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, History

8.0
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When Sharpe is ordered to whip the King of Spain's Irish Royal Brigade into shape, he faces dissent from the men who believe the British are slaughtering their relatives in Ireland and a spy from within.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser, Hugh Ross

Votes: 1,740

40. Sharpe's Gold (1995 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, History

7.5
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Sharpe is sent on a mission to exchange rifles for deserters with a strange band of Spanish guerillas. He also has to chaperone two women looking for their missing husband.

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser, John Tams

Votes: 1,775

41. Sharpe's Waterloo (1997 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 101 min | Action, Adventure, History

8.1
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Based on the novel by Bernard Cornwell, "Sharpe's Waterloo" brings maverick British officer Lt. Col. Richard Sharpe to his last fight against the French, in June of 1815. Sharpe is assigned... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, Alexis Denisof

Votes: 1,808

42. Sharpe: The Legend (1997 Video)

90 min | Drama, War

8.1
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An overview of Richard Sharpe's career, from being raised in the ranks, to the battle at Waterloo, as depicted by fellow rifleman, Cooper.

Director: Paul Wilmshurst | Stars: Sean Bean, Simón Andreu, David Ashton, Féodor Atkine

Votes: 420

43. Sharpe's Peril (2008 TV Movie)

102 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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Our story begins at the end of Sharpe's Challenge. Sharpe and Harper are en route to Madras when they encounter a baggage train from the East India Company traveling through hostile ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Michael Cochrane, Velibor Topic

Votes: 1,425

44. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)

PG-13 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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81 Metascore

During the Napoleonic Wars, a brash British captain pushes his ship and crew to their limits in pursuit of a formidable French war vessel around South America.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Billy Boyd, James D'Arcy

Votes: 179,633 | Gross: $93.93M

45. Kolberg (1945)

111 min | Drama, History, Romance

6.0
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During Napoleon's victorious campaign in Germany, the city of Kolberg gets isolated from the retreating Prussian forces. The population of Kolberg refuses to capitulate and organizes the ... See full summary »

Directors: Veit Harlan, Wolfgang Liebeneiner | Stars: Heinrich George, Kristina Söderbaum, Horst Caspar, Gustav Diessl

Votes: 477

46. Napoleon and Love (1974– )

60 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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A dramatized account of Napoleon's love life and his many women. From first love, marriage, and betrayal with Josephine, liaisons with actresses, his love for the beautiful patriotic Marie ... See full summary »

Stars: Ian Holm, Billie Whitelaw, Peter Bowles, Ronald Hines

Votes: 54

47. Napoleon and Josephine: A Love Story (1987– )

285 min | History, Romance, War

7.2
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Epic story about the romance between the most powerful man in the world and the woman who conquered his heart.

Stars: Armand Assante, Jacqueline Bisset, Stephanie Beacham, Anthony Higgins

Votes: 358

48. The Emperor's New Clothes (2001)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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60 Metascore

During Napoleon's exile on St. Helena, some loyalists hire a look-alike to swap places with the deposed emperor. While the impostor lives in luxury on the island, the real Napoleon returns to Paris in order to retake the throne.

Director: Alan Taylor | Stars: Ian Holm, Iben Hjejle, Tim McInnerny, Tom Watson

Votes: 2,260 | Gross: $0.57M

49. Defeat at Waterloo: Napolean vs. Wellington (1999 TV Movie)

Documentary, History, War

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Director: Greg Goldman | Star: Robert Loggia

50. Napoleon auf St. Helena (1929)

100 min | Drama

6.3
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Director: Lupu Pick | Stars: Werner Krauss, Hanna Ralph, Albert Bassermann, Philippe Hériat

Votes: 22

51. Napoleone a Sant'Elena (1973– )

Biography, History

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Stars: Renzo Palmer, Walter Maestosi, Umberto Ceriani, Mila Vannucci

52. The Campaigns of Napoleon: Battle of Trafalgar (2004 Video)

55 min | Documentary

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"Battle of Trafalgar" draws extensively on "I Remember Nelson" and "HMS Defiant" - two of the most accurate reconstructions of the age of sail ever filmed. Also featuring dramatized "... See full summary »

Director: Chris Gormlie

53. Bloody Foreigners (2010– )
Episode: The Untold Battle of Britain (2010)

60 min | History

9.5
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A group of Eastern European pilots who with their advanced experience and ability help the allies win the Battle of Britain during the Second World War. They combined forces with the ... See full summary »

Director: Carl Hindmarch | Stars: Simon Lowe, Antony Byrne, Jonny Phillips, Branko Tomovic

Votes: 82

54. Doctor Zhivago (1965)

PG-13 | 197 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.0
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The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during the First World War and then the October Revolution.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger

Votes: 59,937 | Gross: $111.72M

55. Doctor Zhivago (2002– )

226 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Young and beautiful Lara is loved by three men: a revolutionary, a mogul, and a doctor. Their lives become intertwined with the drama of Russian revolution. Doctor Zhivago is about to get ... See full summary »

Stars: Keira Knightley, Sam Neill, Hans Matheson, Alexandra Maria Lara

Votes: 4,408

56. 'Doctor Zhivago': The Making of a Russian Epic (1995 TV Special)

60 min | Documentary

7.4
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Omar Sharif narrates and others discuss the making of Doctor Zhivago.

Director: Scott Benson | Stars: Omar Sharif, David Lean, Geraldine Chaplin, Olga Iwinskaja

Votes: 84

57. Gunga Din (1939)

Approved | 117 min | Adventure, Comedy, War

7.5
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In 19th century India, three British soldiers and a native waterbearer must stop a secret mass revival of the murderous Thuggee cult before it can rampage across the land.

Director: George Stevens | Stars: Cary Grant, Joan Fontaine, Victor McLaglen, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Votes: 9,473

Indian rebellion of 1857

58. The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)

Not Rated | 109 min | Adventure, Drama

7.3
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Three British soldiers on the Northwest Frontier of India struggle against the enemy - and themselves.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Gary Cooper, Franchot Tone, Richard Cromwell, Guy Standing

Votes: 2,019

59. Sharpe's Challenge (2006 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 138 min | Action, Adventure, History

7.6
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Sean Bean is back as the swashbuckling hero in Sharpe's Challenge, an action packed mini-series to be shot on location in Rajasthan, India. Two years after the Duke of Wellington crushes ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Toby Stephens, Padma Lakshmi

Votes: 2,249

60. Mangal Pandey (1983)

136 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.8
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Abused by his step-mother; Rajmer, Jaipur-based young Mangal faces more trauma when his father Havaldar Rajnath Pandey is shot dead by Daku Lal Singh. He then gets separated from his sister... See full summary »

Director: Harmesh Malhotra | Stars: Ranjit Sood, Ajit, Harbans Darshan M. Arora, Parveen Babi

Votes: 18

61. Mangal Pandey: The Rising (2005)

150 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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This is a film about the leader of the 1857 mutiny and his fight against the British rule.

Director: Ketan Mehta | Stars: Aamir Khan, Rani Mukerji, Toby Stephens, Coral Beed

Votes: 8,114 | Gross: $0.87M

62. Anand Math (1952)

176 min

7.6
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Director: Hemen Gupta | Stars: Prithviraj Kapoor, Ranjana, Pradeep Kumar, Ajit

Votes: 69

Depicts the revolt of Indian masses during 1857 against the cruel dictats of the British empire with famous hindi song - "Vande Mataram" hail the motherland....

63. Jhansi Ki Rani (1953)

97 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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Rajguru (Sohrab Modi) decides that Jhansi should get its proper recognition in history. He comes across a young girl Manu (the young Rani Lakshmibai) played by Baby Shikha. Her father has ... See full summary »

Director: Sohrab Modi | Stars: Mehtab, Sohrab Modi, Mubarak, Ulhas

Votes: 61

64. Jhansi Rani (1985)

Musical

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Star: Pandharibai

65. Ek Veer Stree Ki Kahaani... Jhansi Ki Rani (2009–2011)

Action, Adventure, Biography

8.3
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Ek Veer Stree ki Kahaani... Jhansi Ki Rani is the story of an ordinary girl who went on to become an extraordinary ruler. Her defiance against the British is exemplary even today. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Hemant Chaudhary, Sharhaan Singh, Shefali Gupta, Shaheer Sheikh

Votes: 38

66. Kranti (1981)

187 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.2
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This is the story of India's Freedom Struggle between the years of 1825&1875.

Director: Manoj Kumar | Stars: Dilip Kumar, Manoj Kumar, Shashi Kapoor, Hema Malini

Votes: 658

67. Wee Willie Winkie (1937)

Approved | 100 min | Adventure, Family

7.1
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Priscilla Williams is a young girl traveling with her mother, Joyce, to join her paternal grandfather, a British army colonel, at the post he commands in northern India. Upon arrival, they ... See full summary »

Director: John Ford | Stars: Shirley Temple, Victor McLaglen, C. Aubrey Smith, June Lang

Votes: 1,113

68. Junoon (1979)

141 min | Drama

7.6
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Set during the 1857 War of Independence, an obsessed Indian Nawab desires to wed a young Anglo-Indian woman, but the girl's obstinate mother stands between them.

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Jalal Agha, Nafisa Ali, Tom Alter, Shabana Azmi

Votes: 402

69. Shatranj Ke Khilari (1977)

Not Rated | 129 min | Comedy, Drama, History

7.8
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Wazed Ali Shah was the ruler of one of the last independent kingdoms of India. The British, intent on controlling this rich country, had sent general Outram on a secret mission to clear the... See full summary »

Director: Satyajit Ray | Stars: Sanjeev Kumar, Saeed Jaffrey, Shabana Azmi, Farida Jalal

Votes: 2,433

70. Uprising (2001 TV Movie)

Unrated | 177 min | Drama, War

7.3
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Jews rise up in the Warsaw Ghetto against the Nazis in 1943.

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Leelee Sobieski, Hank Azaria, David Schwimmer, Jon Voight

Votes: 4,143

71. 1857 (1946)

Drama, History

5.0
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Director: Mohan Sinha | Stars: Nigar Sultana, Suraiya, Menaka Devi, Madan Puri

Votes: 7

72. Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose (1966)

150 min | Biography, Drama

8.1
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Director: Hemen Gupta | Stars: Abhi Bhattacharya, Jayamala, Ulhas, Kamal Kapoor

Votes: 20

73. Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose: The Forgotten Hero (2005)

208 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.5
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The film, which is about the last five years of the Indian leader Subhas Chandra's life, also includes his life's story in flashback sequences. However, it does not cover the controversy surrounding Bose's death.

Director: Shyam Benegal | Stars: Vinay Anand, Ila Arun, Pankaj Berry, Nicolas Chagrin

Votes: 740

74. Subhash Chandra Bose (2005)

Action, Drama, History

3.0
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Amarchandra lives a poor lifestyle in British India along with his mom, dad, Baba Thakur, and a sister. His dad works as a guard with the British Army, which is commandeered locally by ... See full summary »

Director: K. Raghavendra Rao | Stars: Venkatesh Daggubati, Prakash Raj, Tom Alter, Genelia D'Souza

Votes: 195

75. Rob Roy (1995)

R | 139 min | Adventure, Biography, History

6.9
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55 Metascore

In 1713 Scotland, Rob Roy MacGregor is wronged by a nobleman and his nephew, becomes an outlaw in search of revenge while fleeing the Redcoats, and faces charges of being a Jacobite.

Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, John Hurt, Tim Roth

Votes: 36,481 | Gross: $31.60M

76. Michael Collins (1996)

R | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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60 Metascore

Neil Jordan's historical biopic of Irish revolutionary Michael Collins, the man who led a guerrilla war against the UK, helped negotiate the creation of the Irish Free State, and led the National Army during the Irish Civil War.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Liam Neeson, Aidan Quinn, Julia Roberts, Ian Hart

Votes: 25,939 | Gross: $11.09M

77. Battle of the Japan Sea (1969)

G | 128 min | Drama, History, War

6.7
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Japan and Russia clash in what comes to be known as the Russo-Japanese War. An attempt by the Japanese fleet and army to take Port Arthur fails, and a Russian fleet bears down on the Sea of Japan.

Director: Seiji Maruyama | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Tatsuya Nakadai, Yûzô Kayama, Chishû Ryû

Votes: 127

The Battle of Japan Sea

78. The Battle of Algiers (1966)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, War

8.1
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95 Metascore

In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.

Director: Gillo Pontecorvo | Stars: Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi, Tommaso Neri

Votes: 42,921 | Gross: $0.06M

79. Lost Command (1966)

Approved | 129 min | Action, Drama, War

6.6
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French Army Colonel Raspeguy leads his paratroopers in battle against the Communist Viet Minh in Indochina and against Algerian guerrilla during the Algerian War.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Alain Delon, George Segal, Michèle Morgan

Votes: 1,335

80. The Dogs of War (1980)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.3
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Mercenary James Shannon, on a reconnaissance job to the African nation of Zangaro, is tortured and deported. He returns to lead a coup.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Christopher Walken, Tom Berenger, Colin Blakely, Hugh Millais

Votes: 6,629

81. Salvador (1986)

R | 122 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.5
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An American photojournalist gets caught in a political struggle at El Salvador in 1980.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: James Woods, Jim Belushi, Michael Murphy, John Savage

Votes: 16,529

82. Savior (1998)

R | 103 min | Drama, War

7.3
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A hardened mercenary in the Foreign Legion begins to find his own humanity when confronted with atrocities during the fighting in Bosnia.

Director: Predrag Antonijevic | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Nastassja Kinski, Pascal Rollin, Catlin Foster

Votes: 9,155 | Gross: $0.01M

Serbia and Kosovo conflict

83. We Were Soldiers (2002)

R | 138 min | Action, Drama, History

7.2
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65 Metascore

The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it, while their wives wait nervously and anxiously at home for the good news or the bad news.

Director: Randall Wallace | Stars: Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe, Greg Kinnear, Sam Elliott

Votes: 112,829 | Gross: $78.12M

NVA resistance during beginning of the Vietnam War in La Drang Valley. A battle as infamous as the 1969 A shau Valley.

84. LOC: Kargil (2003)

255 min | Drama, History, War

5.1
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Based on the real story during Kargil war fought between India and Pakistan in 1999.

Director: J.P. Dutta | Stars: Sanjay Dutt, Ajay Devgn, Saif Ali Khan, Sunil Shetty

Votes: 1,988

Infamous 1999 Kargil war

85. Lakshya (2004)

Not Rated | 186 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.9
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An aimless, jobless, irresponsible grown man joins the army and matures into a battlefield hero.

Director: Farhan Akhtar | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan, Preity Zinta, Om Puri

Votes: 15,388 | Gross: $0.75M

Infamous 1999 Kargil war

86. The Hurt Locker (2008)

R | 131 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.6
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94 Metascore

During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.

Director: Kathryn Bigelow | Stars: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Guy Pearce

Votes: 363,139 | Gross: $17.02M

Iraq war on terror

87. They Died with Their Boots On (1941)

Approved | 140 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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A highly fictionalized account of the life of George Armstrong Custer from his arrival at West Point in 1857 to his death at the battle of the Little Big Horn in 1876. He has little ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Arthur Kennedy, Charley Grapewin

Votes: 4,883

88. The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)

Approved | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

7.1
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A major countermands orders and attacks to avenge a previous massacre of men, women, and children.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Patric Knowles, Henry Stephenson

Votes: 3,712

89. The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)

PG-13 | 139 min | Drama, History, War

6.7
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In 1854, during the Crimean War, poor planning leads to a British Light Brigade openly charging a Russian artillery position with tragic consequences.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Trevor Howard, Vanessa Redgrave, John Gielgud, Harry Andrews

Votes: 2,531

90. Hamburger Hill (1987)

R | 110 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.7
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A very realistic interpretation of one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Anthony Barrile, Michael Boatman, Don Cheadle, Michael Dolan

Votes: 20,321 | Gross: $13.84M

Battle of the A shau Valley during the bloody Vietnam War (1964-75)

91. Battle of the Bulge (1965)

Approved | 167 min | Drama, History, War

6.8
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A dramatization of Nazi Germany's final Western Front counterattack of World War II.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan, Dana Andrews

Votes: 12,241

92. Bitka na Neretvi (1969)

G | 105 min | Drama, War

7.2
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World war two drama about the 1943 battle around the Neretva River between Axis forces and Yugoslav partisan units.

Director: Veljko Bulajic | Stars: Yul Brynner, Hardy Krüger, Franco Nero, Sylva Koscina

Votes: 2,621

93. Sutjeska (1973)

PG | 130 min | War

6.9
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The Battle of Sutjeska known as ''Fifth offensive'' is the hardest, most tragic and the greatest battle that was led Yugoslav Partisans in World War II. Chaos, hell, fates, suffering, ... See full summary »

Director: Stipe Delic | Stars: Richard Burton, Ljuba Tadic, Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Irene Papas

Votes: 1,106

94. Dunkirk: The Battle for France (1989 Video)

60 min

6.4
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Director: Michael Campbell

Votes: 7

95. Dunkirk (2004 TV Movie)

180 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.4
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A dramatized documentary about the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in May 1940.

Director: Alex Holmes | Stars: Timothy Dalton, Simon Russell Beale, Clive Brunt, Phil Cornwell

Votes: 400

96. Dunkirk (1958)

Approved | 135 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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A dramatization of the British Expeditionary Force's 1940 retreat to the beaches of France and the extraordinary seaborne evacuation that saved it from utter destruction by Nazi Germany.

Director: Leslie Norman | Stars: John Mills, Richard Attenborough, Bernard Lee, Robert Urquhart

Votes: 1,829

97. Weekend at Dunkirk (1964)

119 min | Drama, War

6.9
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In June 1940, during the Dunkirk evacuation of Allied troops to England, French sergeant Julien Maillat and his men debate whether to evacuate to Britain or stay and fight the German troops that are closing-in from all directions.

Director: Henri Verneuil | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Catherine Spaak, Georges Géret, Jean-Pierre Marielle

Votes: 973

98. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

R | 169 min | Drama, War

8.6
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90 Metascore

Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns

Votes: 992,909 | Gross: $216.54M

D-Day June the 6th (6.6.1944) Normandy Omaha beach battle to fighting inland and beyond. Operation Overlord

There are events in History that showcase the darker side of conflict in human savagery - HBO & Samrat Nigam

99. Overlord (1975)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, History, War

7.2
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88 Metascore

During the Second World War a young lad is called up and, with an increasing sense of foreboding, undertakes his army training ready for D-day.

Director: Stuart Cooper | Stars: Brian Stirner, Davyd Harries, Nicholas Ball, Julie Neesam

Votes: 2,001

100. The Longest Day (1962)

G | 178 min | Action, Drama, History

7.8
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The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view.

Directors: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki, Gerd Oswald, Darryl F. Zanuck | Stars: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Richard Burton, Henry Fonda

Votes: 46,210 | Gross: $39.10M