Colonel Faulkner's War Movie Collection

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1.
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I. (136 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
2.
The Lives of a Bengal Lancer (1935)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Three British soldiers on the Northwest Frontier of India struggle against the enemy - and themselves. (109 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
3.
Gunga Din (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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. (117 mins.)
Director: George Stevens
 
4.
The Four Feathers (1939)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Resigning his commission on the eve of his unit's deployment against Egyptian rebels, a British officer... (129 mins.)
Director: Zoltan Korda
 
5.
Went the Day Well? (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An English village is occupied by disguised German paratroopers as an advance post for a planned invasion. (92 mins.)
Director: Cavalcanti
 
6.
Wake Island (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
December, 1941. With no hope of relief or re-supply, a small band of United States Marines try to keep the Japanese Navy from capturing their island base. (87 mins.)
Director: John Farrow
 
7.
Sahara (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Sergeant Joe Gunn and his tank crew pick up five British soldiers, a Frenchman and a Sudanese man with... (97 mins.)
Director: Zoltan Korda
“ Just a great story, cast and characters, simple and with plenty of action. I love this film. ” - ColonelFaulkner
 
8.
Bataan (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Japan has just invaded the Phillipines and the US Army attempts a desperate defence. Thirteen men are... (114 mins.)
Director: Tay Garnett
 
9.
Guadalcanal Diary (1943)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The story of a large U.S. Marines invasion task force bound for Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands in 1942. (93 mins.)
Director: Lewis Seiler
 
10.
The Way Ahead (1944)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A group of conscripts are called up into the infantry during WWII. At first they appear a hopeless bunch... (115 mins.)
Director: Carol Reed
 
11.
Objective, Burma! (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A platoon of special ops are tasked to parachute into the remote Burmese jungle and destroy a strategic Japanese radar station, but getting out isn't as easy. (142 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
12.
They Were Expendable (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A dramatized account of the role of the American PT Boats in the defense of the Philippines in World War II. (135 mins.)
 
13.
A Walk in the Sun (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
During WWII, a platoon of American soldiers trudge through the Italian countryside in search of a bridge they have been ordered to blow up, encountering danger and destruction along the way. (117 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
14.
Back to Bataan (1945)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In 1942, after the fall of the Philippines to the Japanese, U.S. Army Col. Joseph Madden stays behind to organize the local resistance against the Japanese invaders. (95 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
15.
Battleground (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A squad of the 101st Airborne Division copes with being trapped in the besieged city of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge. (118 mins.)
 
16.
Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A dramatization of the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima. (100 mins.)
Director: Allan Dwan
 
17.
Twelve O'Clock High (1949)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A hard-as-nails general takes over a bomber unit suffering from low morale and whips them into fighting shape. (132 mins.)
Director: Henry King
 
18.
Halls of Montezuma (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A company of Marines races against the clock to find a Japanese rocket base. (113 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
19.
The Red Badge of Courage (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Truncated adaptation of Stephen Crane's novel about a Civil War Union soldier who stuggles to find the courage to fight in the heat of battle. (69 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
20.
Flying Leathernecks (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Major Kirby leads The Wildcats squadron into the historic WWII battle of Guadalcanal. (102 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
21.
Operation Pacific (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
During WWII, a submarine's second in command inherits the problem of torpedoes that don't explode. When on shore, he is eager to win back his ex-wife. (111 mins.)
Director: George Waggner
 
22.
The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
The story of the final years of the respected World War II German general, Erwin Rommel. (88 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
23.
Stalag 17 (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
When two escaping American World War II prisoners are killed, the German POW camp barracks black marketeer, J.J. Sefton, is suspected of being an informer. (120 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
24.
The Desert Rats (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Richard Burton plays a Scottish Army officer put in charge of a disparate band of ANZAC troops on the perimeter of Tobruk with the German Army doing their best to dislodge them. (88 mins.)
Director: Robert Wise
 
25.
The Cruel Sea (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The World War II adventures of a British convoy escort ship and its officers. (126 mins.)
Director: Charles Frend
 
26.
Malta Story (1953)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In WW2, the island of Malta, strategically located and vital to supply lines in the Mediterranean Sea, is fiercely attacked by the Germans but staunchly defended by the British. (103 mins.)
 
27.
They Who Dare (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
In Greece during the war a small group of British commandoes and patriots land on an island with orders... (107 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
28.
The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Set during the Korean War, a Navy fighter pilot must come to terms with with his own ambivalence towards the war and the fear of having to bomb a set of highly defended bridges. The ending of this grim war drama is all tension. (102 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
 
29.
The Colditz Story (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Allied prisoners of various nationalities pool their resources to plan numerous escapes from an "escape-proof" German POW camp housed in a Medieval castle. (94 mins.)
Director: Guy Hamilton
 
30.
Battle Cry (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A group of young Marines have adventures in love and war. (149 mins.)
Director: Raoul Walsh
 
31.
The Dam Busters (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
The story of how the British attacked German dams in WWII by using an ingenious technique to drop bombs where they would be most effective. (124 mins.)
 
32.
The Cockleshell Heroes (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
During WW2, German ships are "safely" docked upriver at Bordeaux, but the British send a team of kayakers to attack them. (97 mins.)
Director: José Ferrer
 
33.
To Hell and Back (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The true WWII story of Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier in U.S. history. Based on the autobiography of Audie Murphy who stars as himself in the film. (106 mins.)
Director: Jesse Hibbs
 
34.
Between Heaven and Hell (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The spoiled rich son of a wealthy Southerner is changed by his experiences in the Pacific during World War II. (94 mins.)
 
35.
Paths of Glory (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them. (88 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
36.
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW camp commander, a British colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors - while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it. (161 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
37.
The Enemy Below (1957)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
During World War II, an American destroyer meets a German U-Boat. Both captains are good ones, and the engagement lasts for a considerable time. (98 mins.)
Director: Dick Powell
 
38.
Ice Cold in Alex (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
During WW2 in North Africa, a medical field unit must cross the desert in their ambulance in order to reach the British lines in Alexandria. (130 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
39.
The Young Lions (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The destiny of three soldiers during World War II. The German officer Christian Diestl approves less and less of the war... (167 mins.)
Director: Edward Dmytryk
 
40.
Never So Few (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
During WW2, the American O.S.S. mounts covert operations against the Japanese army in the jungles of Burma. (125 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
 
41.
The Hunters (1958)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
In 1952, as the Korean War rages on, American officers land in Kyoto. Among them are Major Ceve Saville... (108 mins.)
Director: Dick Powell
 
42.
Pork Chop Hill (1959)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
During the Korean War peace talks, U.S. troops fight to retake a hill from the Communist Chinese forces. (97 mins.)
Director: Lewis Milestone
 
43.
Sink the Bismarck! (1960)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The World War II story of the British Navy's effort to defeat Nazi Germany's most powerful warship. (97 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
 
44.
The Guns of Navarone (1961)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A British team is sent to cross occupied Greek territory and destroy the massive German gun emplacement that commands a key sea channel. (158 mins.)
Director: J. Lee Thompson
 
45.
Hell Is for Heroes (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Small squad must hold off German attack. (90 mins.)
Director: Donald Siegel
 
46.
The Longest Day (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view. (178 mins.)
 
47.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and lead the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks. (216 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
48.
The Great Escape (1963)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Allied P.O.W.s plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II. (172 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
 
49.
Zulu (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Outnumbered British soldiers do battle with Zulu warriors at Rorke's Drift. (138 mins.)
Director: Cy Endfield
 
50.
The Train (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
In 1944, a German colonel loads a train with French art treasures to send to Germany. The Resistance must stop it without damaging the cargo. (133 mins.)
“ They don't make movies or actors like this anymore. One film that could never be bettered by today's actors, directors or effects. ” - ColonelFaulkner
 
51.
633 Squadron (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
An RAF squadron is assigned to knock out a German rocket fuel factory in Norway. The factory supplies fuel for the Nazi effort to launch rockets on England during D-Day. (102 mins.)
 
52.
Back Door to Hell (1964)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
During WWII, a three-man commando team places its trust in the hands of a band of Filipino resistants, as they try to knock out a Japanese communication center. (75 mins.)
Director: Monte Hellman
 
53.
Von Ryan's Express (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
An American POW leads a group of mainly British prisoners to escape from the Germans in WWII. (117 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
 
54.
The Heroes of Telemark (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Norwegian resistance tries to stop German efforts to produce an atomic bomb component during World War II. (131 mins.)
Director: Anthony Mann
 
55.
In Harm's Way (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A naval officer reprimanded after Pearl Harbor is later promoted to rear admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese. (165 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
 
56.
Battle of the Bulge (1965)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A dramatization of Nazi Germany's final Western Front counterattack of World War II. (167 mins.)
Director: Ken Annakin
“ This film doesn't get enough love. Just a grand film, entertaining with a great cast and villain. So some of the hardware and geography isn't quite right, big deal. Would have loved to see this at a cinema. ” - ColonelFaulkner
 
57.
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government. (121 mins.)
 
58.
Ambush Bay (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
A Marine unit on a Japanese-held island in the Philippines tries to hook up with local Filipino guerrillas. (109 mins.)
Director: Ron Winston
 
59.
Lost Command (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
French Army Colonel Raspeguy leads his paratroopers in battle against the Communist Viet Minh in Indochina and against Algerian guerrilla during the Algerian War. (129 mins.)
Director: Mark Robson
 
60.
The Blue Max (1966)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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
 
61.
Beach Red (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
As a US marine unit fight against the defenders of a Japanese held island, both sides are haunted by their own thoughts and memories. (105 mins.)
Director: Cornel Wilde
“ Before 'The Thin Red Line' there was this. Is to 'The Thin Red Line' what 'Boys in Company C' was to 'Full Metal Jacket'. Little bit different, perhaps influenced by 'nam', but interesting. ” - ColonelFaulkner
 
62.
The Dirty Dozen (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A US Army Major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers in World War II. (150 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
“ Great Cast, Great characters, neat story. Puts Tarantino's 'war' movie to shame.

Marvin. Bronson, Savalas, Borgnine,..awesome. ” - ColonelFaulkner
 
63.
The Devil's Brigade (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
An American colonel who has never been in combat is assigned to create a special forces unit from Canadian Army troops and a ragtag group of U.S. Army misfits. (130 mins.)
 
64.
Where Eagles Dare (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Allied agents stage a daring raid on a castle where the Nazis are holding an American General prisoner... but that's not all that's really going on. (158 mins.)
Director: Brian G. Hutton
“ Hot off the heels off 'Faster Pussycat: Kill! Kill!' in '65, this might as well have been called 'Dirty Nazis: Kill! Kill! Kill! & Keep Killing!' as Eastwood and Burton dispatch more fodder by machine gunning, bombing, stabbing, ice picking and falling from greats heights than Schwarzenegger or Stallone could ever had imagined taking care of in a movie.

This is absolute comic book stuff and it's absolutely fantastic and entertaining. If you like action and being entertained and don't enjoy this then you are downright lying about liking action and entertainment. ” - ColonelFaulkner
 
65.
The Green Berets (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Col. Mike Kirby picks two teams of crack Green Berets for a mission in South Vietnam. First off is to build and control a camp that is trying to be taken by the enemy the second mission is to kidnap a North Vietnamese General. (142 mins.)
“ Oft maligned, but seriously under-rated. This film doesn't get a fair go.

My review:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063035/reviews-141 ” - ColonelFaulkner
 
66.
Anzio (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
One of WWIIs bloodiest battles as the Allies smash through the German lines which have enclosed the Anzio beachhead. Four months and 30,000 casualties before the Allies finally march to Rome. (117 mins.)
 
67.
Hell in the Pacific (1968)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
During World War II, an American pilot and a marooned Japanese navy captain are deserted on a small uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean. There, they must cease their hostility and cooperate if they want to survive, but will they? (103 mins.)
Director: John Boorman
 
68.
Battle of Britain (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In 1940, the British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle to prevent the Luftwaffe from gaining air superiority over the English Channel as a prelude to a possible German invasion of the UK. (132 mins.)
Director: Guy Hamilton
 
69.
The Bridge at Remagen (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
As the Allied armies close in, the Nazis decide to blow up the last Rhine bridge, trapping their own men on the wrong side. But will it happen? (115 mins.)
Director: John Guillermin
 
70.
Castle Keep (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
During the Battle of the Bulge, an anachronistic count shelters a ragtag squad of Americans in his isolated castle hoping they will defend it against the advancing Germans. (105 mins.)
Director: Sydney Pollack
 
71.
Mosquito Squadron (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
In WW2, a RAF squadron leader mourns the death of a comrade and receives a bombing mission against a secret Nazi V-2 rocket testing facility in France. (90 mins.)
Director: Boris Sagal
 
72.
Patton (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton. (172 mins.)
 
73.
Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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.)
 
74.
Kelly's Heroes (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A group of U.S. soldiers sneaks across enemy lines to get their hands on a secret stash of Nazi treasure. (144 mins.)
Director: Brian G. Hutton
 
75.
Waterloo (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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.)
 
76.
Catch-22 (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A man is trying desperately to be certified insane during World War II, so he can stop flying missions. (122 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
77.
Too Late the Hero (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A reluctant hero, American Lt. Sam Lawson, is secunded to a motley British unit tasked with destroying a Japanese radio on a Philippine island. (145 mins.)
Director: Robert Aldrich
 
78.
Raid on Rommel (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Captain Foster plans on raiding German-occupied Tobruk with hand-picked commandos, but a mix-up leaves... (99 mins.)
Director: Henry Hathaway
 
79.
Overlord (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
During the war a young lad is called up and, with an increasing sense of foreboding, undertakes his army training ready for D-day. (83 mins.)
Director: Stuart Cooper
“ Perhaps the greatest anti-war film of all anti-war films, but few people have had of this one and probably even fewer seen it.

I don't think I'll be revisiting this one anytime soon and not because it wasn't any good. ” - ColonelFaulkner
 
80.
Midway (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A dramatization of the battle that was heralded as the turning point of the Pacific Theatre of World War II. (132 mins.)
Director: Jack Smight
 
81.
The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A German plot to kidnap Winston Churchill unfolds at the height of World War II. (135 mins.)
Director: John Sturges
 
82.
Raid on Entebbe (1976 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
True story of a daring Israeli commando assault on the Entebbe Airport in Uganda to free hostages of a terrorist hijacking. (145 mins.)
Director: Irvin Kershner
“ Hard to get hold of and not particularly widely regarded. This film has to have the better cast than 'Victory at Entebbe' with the likes of Charles Bronson and James Woods (among others). I think it's pretty good.

Mr Berg (dad) - 'Where are you going on the Sabbath'?
Sammy Berg (Commando) - 'I'm just going fishing with some friends'
Mr Berg - '...don't fall in' ” - ColonelFaulkner
 
83.
MacArthur (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
The story of General of the Army Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander during World War II and United Nations Commander for the Korean War... (130 mins.)
Director: Joseph Sargent
 
84.
Cross of Iron (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
In 1943, in the Russian front, the decorated leader Rolf Steiner is promoted to Sergeant after another successful mission... (132 mins.)
Director: Sam Peckinpah
“ A manly, manly movie, not regarded as one of Peckinpah's better films, but it's a favourite, innovative and with great turns from Coburn, Schell and James Mason.

Seen it plenty and will see it plenty more. The ending is right up there with The Wild Bunch.

Cpt Stransky - 'I will show you how a Prussian Officer fights'
Steiner - '...and I'll show you where the Iron Crosses grow' ” - ColonelFaulkner
 
85.
March or Die (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
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
“ Gene Hackman, the French Foreign Legion and hordes of savage North African tribesmen. Surrounded and with no chance of escape, there's only one battle in this one and it's at the end, but it's worth the wait. It's huge. ” - ColonelFaulkner
 
86.
The Inglorious Bastards (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
In 1944, in France, the rogue American soldiers Lieutenant Robert Yeager, Private Fred Canfield, the murderer Tony... (99 mins.)
“ Far superior in every way to what Tarantino could manage. Not to be taken at all seriously, along with Tarantino, who when he said he wanted to do a homage to this and films like The Dirty Dozen must have been taking the pi$$.

Less smoking, talking and being cool and more 'war' makes a war film. ” - ColonelFaulkner
 
87.
A Bridge Too Far (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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.)
“ In my all time top 10 films. It's got a reputation for being overblown. awkward and missing the mark, but was always going to be a tough ask putting such a complex story into a film and giving everyone in such a stellar cast something relevant to do and some meaningful screen time.

Got to be about the best cast ever assembled for a movie. Everything is epic and grand and it has some just brilliant moments, from the church vacating in reaction to the huge aerial armada passing overhead to the poignancy of defeated paratroopers resigned to their fate and awaiting captivity.

This is an anti-war film almost entirely, yet never rates a mention by 'Paths of Glory' fans. The ineptitude of the high command, the killing of women and children and the futility of sacrifice are all laid out and on display.

It's got some great urban combat scenes as well. Too many people are far too tough on this one. ” - ColonelFaulkner
 
88.
Go Tell the Spartans (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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
 
89.
The Wild Geese (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A British banker hires a group of British mercenaries to rescue a deposed African president from the hands of a corrupt African dictator. (134 mins.)
“ My all time favourite movie. Seen it plenty and it's always just as good. It might not be a 'great', but if I have to watch one film before I'm gone, it's not going to be 'Citizen Kane' or 'The Godfather' that's for sure.

Awesome cast, awesome characters, great story, action, action, action..fun, fun, fun, ENTERTAINING! 10/10.

Father Geoghagn - "You murdering pig"!
Faulkner - "I haven't got time to discuss my finer qualities with you". ” - ColonelFaulkner
 
90.
Force 10 from Navarone (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
During World War II, several oddly assorted military experts are teamed in a mission to raid and destroy a bridge vital to enemy strategy. (118 mins.)
Director: Guy Hamilton
 
91.
Apocalypse Now (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel who has set himself up as a god among a local tribe. (153 mins.)
Director: Francis Coppola
“ I like this but it doesn't make it high up on my lists. A favourite of many, like Full Metal Jacket I think this starts off great and starts to run out of puff after a while. I'm not sure FFC was trying to make a war movie and always thought it needed a bit more zing in the home straight. ” - ColonelFaulkner
 
92.
The Odd Angry Shot (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In between drinking cans of Fosters beer, Australian soldiers tread on a few landmines, and generally experience the war in Vietnam. (92 mins.)
Director: Tom Jeffrey
 
93.
Zulu Dawn (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A dramatization of the Battle of Isandlwana, where the British Army met its match against the Zulu nation. (117 mins.)
Director: Douglas Hickox
 
94.
All Quiet on the Western Front (1979 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I. (150 mins.)
Director: Delbert Mann
 
95.
The Big Red One (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The story of a sergeant and the inner core members of his unit as they try to serve in and survive World War II. (113 mins.)
Director: Samuel Fuller
“ Never a big fan of this one until the reconstructed version made an appearance. I like it now. Didn't used to. Reconstructed = redeemed. ” - ColonelFaulkner
 
96.
Breaker Morant (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers. (107 mins.)
Director: Bruce Beresford
 
97.
The Last Hunter (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
During the Vietnam war, an American soldier gets trapped behind enemy lines. A squad of his buddies sets out to rescue him. (95 mins.)
“ 'Spaghetti Apocalypse Now'

Absolutely stupid and absolutely entertaining.

I love the smell of bolognese in the morning. ” - ColonelFaulkner
 
98.
Gallipoli (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I. (110 mins.)
Director: Peter Weir
 
99.
Das Boot (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror. (149 mins.)
“ Not just a great war movie, but a great movie in any regard. A long movie that never drags or feels too long. ” - ColonelFaulkner
 
100.
The Dogs of War (1980)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Mercenary James Shannon, on a reconnaissance job to the African nation of Zangaro, is tortured and deported. He returns to lead a coup. (118 mins.)
Director: John Irvin
“ An acquired taste film, with not a lot of war or action in it, but still a military movie all the same. Not particularly highly regarded or widely reknowned, I'm a big fan.

'Welcome to Zangaro'! ” - ColonelFaulkner