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1.
Come and See (1985)
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After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet resistance movement against ruthless German forces and experiences the horrors of World War II. (136 mins.)
Director: E. Klimov
 
2.
The Cranes Are Flying (1957)
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Veronica plans a rendezvous with her lover, Boris, at the bank of river, only for him to be drafted into World War II shortly thereafter. (97 mins.)
“ Rarely have I been so immersed in a movie as I was here—swept up in the romance, dazzled by the cinematography, and moved throughout (none more so than in the final sequence).

What surprised me was the emotion that this film evoked, and the fact that the (at times overbearing) sense of nationalism I had become accustomed to in Soviet films was seemingly absent. Cranes instead takes a long look at two young lovers and the toll WWII takes not only on their relationship but also that of their respective families (and, by extension, the Russian people).

Veronica is a complex character who I found sympathetic even as her actions should have turned me against her (more complex than the typical war heroine who waits out the war to reunite with her loved one). Veronica and Boris’ carefree, pre-war days and later, the tragedy she endures during the war, pulled me in and I was therefore slightly shocked at the turn her story takes—namely, her infidelity (even if she was unwilling) and subsequent marriage. The absence of communication from Boris, her obvious longing for him throughout and her personal loss certainly helped, but I think it was more so how Veronica was played that kept me invested.

Another surprising character was Boris’ father Feodor, who openly mocks friends of Boris who come to see him off, spouting patriotic clichés (and as such, gives away his own emotions at the potential of losing his son to the war). Feodor is also exceptionally loyal to Veronica, refusing to turn his back on her even when she seemingly betrays Boris (although, he does get his say in during a key scene when trying to calm a patient who grieves the fact that his gf did not wait for him). That the two come together in the end to comfort each other further shows the link between the two. ” - McBiscuit
 
3.
The War Game (1965)
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The War Game is a fictional, worst-case-scenario docu-drama about nuclear war and its aftermath in and around a typical English city... (48 mins.)
Director: Peter Watkins
 
4.
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
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In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government. (121 mins.)
 
5.
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
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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
 
6.
To Be or Not to Be (1942)
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During the Nazi occupation of Poland, an acting troupe becomes embroiled in a Polish soldier's efforts to track down a German spy. (99 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
7.
Night and Fog (1955 Documentary)
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The history of Nazi Germany's death camps of the Final Solution and the hellish world of dehumanization and death contained inside. (32 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
 
8.
Things to Come (1936)
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The story of a century: a decades-long second World War leaves plague and anarchy, then a rational state rebuilds civilization and attempts space travel. (100 mins.)
 
9.
Under the Flag of the Rising Sun (1972)
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One woman's search to find the truth about her husband's death in World War II. (96 mins.)
Director: Kinji Fukasaku
 
10.
Diamonds of the Night (1964)
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Diamonds in the night is the tense, brutal story of two Jewish boys who escape from a train transporting them from one concentration camp to another... (63 mins.)
Director: Jan Nemec
 
11.
Stairway to Heaven (1946)
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A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court. (104 mins.)
 
12.
The Horse Soldiers (1959)
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A Union Cavalry outfit is sent behind Confederate lines in strength to destroy a rail/supply center... (115 mins.)
Director: John Ford
 
13.
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
 
14.
Wooden Crosses (1932)
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The young and patriotic student Demachy joins the French army in 1914 to defend his country. But he and his comrades soon experience the terrifying... (115 mins.)
Director: Raymond Bernard
 
15.
King & Country (1964)
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During World War I, an army private is accused of desertion during battle. The officer assigned to defend him at his court-martial finds out there is more to the case than meets the eye. (89 mins.)
Director: Joseph Losey
 
16.
Hôtel Terminus (1988 Documentary)
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A documentary about Klaus Barbie, the Gestapo chief of Lyon, and his life after the war. (267 mins.)
Director: Marcel Ophüls
 
17.
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
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A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II. (89 mins.)
Director: Isao Takahata
 
18.
Ballad of a Soldier (1959)
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Young Russian soldier Alyosha earns a medal, but asks to visit his mother instead. His journey recounts various kinds of love during wartime. (88 mins.)
 
19.
Black Rain (1989)
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The story of the aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing, based on Masuji Ibuse's novel. (123 mins.)
Director: Shôhei Imamura
 
20.
The Battle of Culloden (1964 TV Movie)
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A reconstruction of the Battle of Culloden, the last battle to take place on British soil, as if modern TV cameras were present. (69 mins.)
Director: Peter Watkins
 
21.
Paisan (1946)
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Six vignettes follow the Allied invasion from July 1943 to winter 1944, from Sicily north to Venice... (125 mins.)
 
22.
Les Carabiniers (1963)
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During a war in an imaginary country, unscrupulous soldiers recruit poor farmers with promises of an easy and happy life. Two of these farmers write to their wives of their exploits. (75 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
23.
The Pianist (2002)
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A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II. (150 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
24.
Lacombe, Lucien (1974)
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A small town in the south-west of France, summer of 1944. Having failed to join the resistance, the 18 year old Lucien Lacombe... (138 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
25.
Breaker Morant (1980)
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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
 
26.
Triumph of the Will (1935 Documentary)
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The infamous propaganda film of the 1934 Nazi Party rally in Nuremberg, Germany. (114 mins.)
 
27.
Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge (1962 Short Film)
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During the Civil War, a Southern civilian is about to be hanged for attempting to sabotage a railway bridge. When the execution takes place from the bridge, the rope breaks and he begins his escape toward home. (28 mins.)
Director: Robert Enrico
 
28.
Fires on the Plain (1959)
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In the closing days of WWII remnants of the Japanese army in Leyte are abandoned by their command and face certain starvation. (108 mins.)
Director: Kon Ichikawa
 
29.
Devils on the Doorstep (2000)
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During the Japanese occupation of China, two prisoners are dumped in a peasant's home in a small town... (139 mins.)
Director: Wen Jiang
 
30.
Overlord (1975)
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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
 
31.
Red Angel (1966)
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During the Sino-Japanese War, a young army nurse gives sympathy to her patients and falls in love with an impotent doctor who's addicted to morphine. (95 mins.)
 
32.
Ashes and Diamonds (1958)
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During the German occupation noble, bourgeois and worker's partisan groups lived in peace with another. On the first day of freedom they start to fight each other. In these fights is weaved a most tender love story. (103 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
33.
The Forgotten Faces (1961 Short Film)
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(17 mins.)
Director: Peter Watkins
 
34.
Father of a Soldier (1965)
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During World War II, Georgy Makharashvili, an old peasant wine-grower, leaves his Georgian village and goes off to the front lines to find his son... (83 mins.)
Director: Rezo Chkheidze
 
35.
Ivan's Childhood (1962)
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In WW2, twelve year old Soviet orphan Ivan Bondarev works for the Soviet army as a scout behind the German lines and strikes a friendship with three sympathetic Soviet officers. (95 mins.)
 
36.
It Happened Here (1965)
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In 1940, the Nazis invade Britain and transform it into a fascist state where some Britons collaborate and others resist. (93 mins.)
 
37.
Education for Death: The Making of the Nazi (1943 Short Film)
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A young German boy is indoctrinated into conforming with the Nazi social mindset (10 mins.)
 
38.
Shoah (1985 Documentary)
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Claude Lanzmann's epic documentary recounts the story of the Holocaust through interviews with witnesses - perpetrators as well as survivors. (566 mins.)
Director: Claude Lanzmann
 
39.
The Third Part of the Night (1971)
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Set during the occupation of Poland during World War II. Some German soldiers, slaughter a woman, her son and daughter-in-law... (105 mins.)
 
40.
Ida (2013)
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Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the German occupation. (82 mins.)
 
41.
Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)
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A French actress filming an anti-war film in Hiroshima has an affair with a married Japanese architect as they share their differing perspectives on war. (90 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
 
42.
A Man Escaped (1956)
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Captured French Resistance fighter Andre Devigny awaits a certain death sentence for espionage in a stark Nazi prison... (99 mins.)
Director: Robert Bresson
 
43.
Paths of Glory (1957)
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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
 
44.
Mr. Klein (1976)
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Paris, 1942. Robert Klein cannot find any fault with the state of affairs in German-occupied France... (123 mins.)
Director: Joseph Losey
 
45.
The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
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A World War II widow seeks to adjust to life in postwar Germany. (120 mins.)
 
46.
The Birth of a Nation (1915)
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The American Civil War divides friends and destroys families, but that's nothing compared to the anarchy in the black-ruled South after the war. (165 mins.)
Director: D.W. Griffith
 
47.
Lessons of Darkness (1992 Documentary)
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This film shows the disaster of the Kuwaitian oil fields in flames, with few interviews and no explanatory narration. Hell itself is presented in such beautiful sights and music that one has to be fascinated by it. (54 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
48.
The Sun (2005)
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Third part in Aleksandr Sokurov's quadrilogy of Power, following Moloch and Taurus, focuses on Japanese Emperor Hirohito and Japan's defeat in World War II when he is finally confronted by General Douglas MacArthur who offers him to accept a diplomatic defeat for survival. (110 mins.)
 
49.
The Wind Rises (2013)
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A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. (126 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
50.
A Little Pond (2009)
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During the Korean War, small mountain village is evacuated as retreating American GIs approach. (86 mins.)
Director: Sang-woo Lee
 
51.
Two Thousand Women (1944)
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Women in a French concentration camp conceal downed British airmen from Nazi soldiers, and try to help them escape. Produced by Edward Black. Written and directed by Frank Launder. (97 mins.)
Director: Frank Launder
 
52.
Kanal (1957)
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In 1944, during the Warsaw uprising against the Nazis, Polish Lieutenant Zadra and his resistance fighters use Warsaw's sewer system to escape the German encirclement. (91 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
53.
La Grande Illusion (1937)
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During the first World War, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are sent to a seemingly impenetrable fortress which seems impossible to escape from. (114 mins.)
Director: Jean Renoir
 
54.
The Shop on Main Street (1965)
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Slovakia during WW2. Tono lives a poor life, but the authorities offer him to take over the Jewish widow Lautman's little shop for sewing material... (128 mins.)
 
55.
Wings (1966)
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A fascinating and human portrayal of a once-famous fighter pilot and loyal Stalinist named Nadezhda Petrovna... (85 mins.)
Director: Larisa Shepitko
 
56.
The Devil's Backbone (2001)
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After Carlos, a 12-year-old whose father has died in the Spanish Civil War, arrives at an ominous boy's orphanage he discovers the school is haunted and has many dark secrets that he must uncover. (106 mins.)
 
57.
The Big Red One (1980)
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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
 
58.
La France (2007)
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In France in the darkest days of the Great War Camille receives an alarming letter from her soldier boyfriend... (102 mins.)
Director: Serge Bozon
 
59.
Germany Year Zero (1948)
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A young German boy faces the problems of the tough life in the immediate post WWII Berlin. (78 mins.)
 
60.
The War (2007 Mini-Series)
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A seven-part series focusing on the many ways in which the Second World War impacted the lives of American families. (124 mins.)
 
61.
A Generation (1955)
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Story of youths during the German occupation of Poland in the World War II who come to adulthood through love and adversity. (83 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
62.
Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997 Documentary)
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German-American Dieter Dengler discusses his service as an American naval pilot in the Vietnam War. Dengler also revisits the sites of his capture and eventual escape from the hands of the Vietcong, recreating many events for the camera. (80 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
63.
The Red and the White (1967)
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In 1919, Hungarian Communists aid the Bolsheviks' defeat of Czarists, the Whites. Near the Volga, a... (90 mins.)
Director: Miklós Jancsó
 
64.
The Puppetmaster (1993)
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In the first half of this century, young Li Tienlu joines a travelling puppet theatre and subsequently... (142 mins.)
Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou
 
65.
The Commissar (1967)
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Klavdia Vavilova, a Red Army cavalry commissar, is waylaid by an unexpected pregnancy. She stays with... (110 mins.)
 
66.
Here and Elsewhere (1976 Documentary)
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Godard, Miéville and Gorin (aka the "Dziga Vertov Group") examine the parallel lives of two families - one French, one Palestinian - using an exploratory combination of film and video. (53 mins.)
 
67.
Innocence Unprotected (1968 Documentary)
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Documentary about the famous Serbian athlete and movie enthusiast who made a feature film during the... (75 mins.)
Director: Dusan Makavejev
 
68.
Millions Like Us (1943)
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Categorised as a British World War II propaganda film this less known example is a superb work of morale-boosting films from mid World War 2... (103 mins.)
 
69.
The Train (1964)
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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.)
 
70.
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
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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
 
71.
The African Queen (1951)
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In Africa during WWI, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship. (105 mins.)
Director: John Huston
 
72.
Korkoro (2009)
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A Gypsy family travels the French roads during the Second World War, followed by Little Claude, a young... (111 mins.)
Director: Tony Gatlif
 
73.
The Red Badge of Courage (1951)
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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
 
74.
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
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A former prisoner of war is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy. (126 mins.)
 
75.
The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On (1987 Documentary)
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A documentary following Kenzo Okuzaki, a 62-year-old WW2 veteran notorious for his protests against Emperor Hirohito, as he tries to expose the needless executions of two Japanese soldiers during the war. (122 mins.)
Director: Kazuo Hara
 
76.
Dead of Night (1974)
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A young man killed in Vietnam inexplicably returns home as a zombie. (88 mins.)
Director: Bob Clark
 
77.
The Men (1950)
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Paralized war vet tries to adjust to the world without the use of his limbs. (85 mins.)
Director: Fred Zinnemann
 
78.
The Patriots (1933)
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Outskirts is an internationally renowned masterpiece of early sound cinema. In a remote Russian village during World War I... (98 mins.)
Director: Boris Barnet
 
79.
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
 
80.
Triple Agent (2004)
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France, 1936-37. The Popular Front wins elections, the Spanish Civil War begins, and Hitler and Stalin are manipulating and spying... (115 mins.)
Director: Éric Rohmer
 
81.
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
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Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed. (172 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
82.
Johnny Got His Gun (1971)
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A World War I soldier, rendered blind, deaf, limbless, and mute by a horrific artillery shell attack, finds a unique way of communicating with his doctors. (111 mins.)
Director: Dalton Trumbo
 
83.
Lifeboat (1944)
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Several survivors of a torpedoed ship find themselves in the same boat with one of the men who sunk it. (97 mins.)
 
84.
Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
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A chronicle of the decade-long hunt for al-Qaeda terrorist leader Osama bin Laden after the September 2001 attacks, and his death at the hands of the Navy S.E.A.L.s Team 6 in May 2011. (157 mins.)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
 
85.
The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons from the Life of Robert S. McNamara (2003 Documentary)
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The story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense under President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara. (107 mins.)
Director: Errol Morris
 
86.
Dark Journey (1937)
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During World War I, a German spy and a French spy meet and fall in love. (77 mins.)
Director: Victor Saville
 
87.
The Messenger (2009)
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An American soldier struggles with an ethical dilemma when he becomes involved with a widow of a fallen officer. (113 mins.)
Director: Oren Moverman
 
88.
Der Fall Gleiwitz (1961)
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Re-enacted true story of successful assault by Nazis, posing as Poles, on a German border radio station so that Hitler could "justify" thereby his invasion of Poland. (70 mins.)
Director: Gerhard Klein
 
89.
The Spy in Black (1939)
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A German submarine is sent to the Orkney Isles in 1917 to sink the British fleet. (82 mins.)
Director: Michael Powell
 
90.
Alexandra (2007)
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An elderly woman takes a train trip to visit her grandson at his army camp inside Chechnya. (95 mins.)
 
91.
Words for Battle (1941 Documentary)
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Poetry by Rudyard Kipling, John Milton, and William Blake, and excerpts from speeches by Abraham Lincoln and Winston Churchill... (8 mins.)
 
92.
Archangel (1990)
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An amnesiac soldier, seeking his lost love, arrives in Archangel in northern Russia to help the townsfolk in their fight against the Bolsheviks, all quite unaware that the Great War ended three months ago. (90 mins.)
Director: Guy Maddin
 
93.
Bilder der Welt und Inschrift des Krieges (1989 Documentary)
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Documentary examines the 'blind spot' of the evaluators of aerial footage of the IG Farben industrial plant taken by the Americans in 1944. (75 mins.)
Director: Harun Farocki
 
94.
The Great Escape (1963)
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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
 
95.
The Great Dictator (1940)
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Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime. (125 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
 
96.
Long Live Death (1971)
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At the end of the Spanish civil war, Fando, a boy of about ten, tries to make sense of war and his father's arrest... (90 mins.)
Director: Arrabal
 
97.
The War Tapes (2006 Documentary)
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Called up for service in Iraq, several members of the National Guard were given digital video cameras. This film, edited from their footage, provides a perspective on a complex and troubled conflict. (97 mins.)
 
98.
Level Five (1997 Documentary)
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The French computer programmer Laura inherits the task of making a computer game of the Battle of Okinawa during World War II... (106 mins.)
Director: Chris Marker
 
99.
Bitter Victory (1957)
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A commander receives a citation for an attack on Rommel's headquarters, which is actually undeserved as the commander is unfit for his job. On top of that, unbeknownst to him, his wife is having an affair with one of his officers. (102 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Ray
 
100.
Sobibór, 14 octobre 1943, 16 heures (2001 Documentary)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Claude Lanzmann