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1. Pearl Harbor (2001)

PG-13 | 183 min | Action, Drama, Romance

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Pearl Harbor follows the story of two best friends, Rafe and Danny, and their love lives as they go off to join the war.

Writer: Randall Wallace | Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett, William Lee Scott

2. Battle of Britain (1969)

G | 132 min | Action, Drama, History

7.0
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In 1940, the British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle vs. the Nazi Germany Air Force for control of British air space to prevent a Nazi invasion of Britain.

Writers: James Kennaway, Wilfred Greatorex, Derek Dempster, Derek Wood | Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Harry Andrews, Curd Jürgens

3. The World at War (1973– )

52 min | Documentary, History, War

9.4
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A series of accurate documentaries about World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill, Anthony Eden

4. First Light (2010 TV Movie)

75 min | Biography, Drama, War

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In May 1940 eighteen-year old Geoffrey Wellum joins the 92 squadron of the Royal Air Force and is taken to the pub,where pilots who have seen action sign their names on a blackboard. Next ... See full summary »

Writers: Matthew Whiteman, Caleb Ranson, Geoffrey Wellum | Director: Matthew Whiteman | Stars: Sam Heughan, Gary Lewis, Ben Aldridge, Alex Robertson

5. Piece of Cake (1988 TV Mini-Series)

312 min | Drama, War

8.5
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Stories of the men of the RAF Hornet Squadron during the early days of World War II.

Stars: Neil Dudgeon, George Anton, Boyd Gaines, Jeremy Northam

6. The One That Got Away (1957)

106 min | Adventure, Drama, War

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A cocky German flight officer is shot down over England and makes numerous attempts to escape to fight again.

Writers: Howard Clewes, Kendal Burt, James Leasor | Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: Hardy Krüger, Colin Gordon, Michael Goodliffe, Terence Alexander

7. Spitfire (1942)

Approved | 90 min | Biography, Drama, War

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By the late 1920's aircraft designer R.J. Mitchell feels he has achieved all he wants with his revolutionary mono-planes winning trophy after trophy. But a holiday in Germany shortly after ... See full summary »

Writers: Henry C. James, Katherine Strueby, Miles Malleson, Anatole de Grunwald | Director: Leslie Howard | Stars: Leslie Howard, David Niven, Rosamund John, Roland Culver

8. Johnny in the Clouds (1945)

87 min | Drama, Romance, War

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Life on a British bomber base, and the surrounding towns, from the opening days of the Battle of Britain, to the arrival of the Americans, who join in the bomber offensive. The film centres... See full summary »

Writers: Terence Rattigan, Anatole de Grunwald, Richard Sherman, John Pudney | Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Michael Redgrave, John Mills, Rosamund John, Douglass Montgomery

9. Angels One Five (1952)

98 min | Drama, War

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'Septic' Baird has just joined a front line RAF squadron at the height of the Battle of Britain. This is the story of "The Few" and how they managed to fight off the might of the Luftwaffe ... See full summary »

Writers: Derek N. Twist, Pelham Groom | Director: George More O'Ferrall | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Michael Denison, Andrew Osborn, Cyril Raymond

10. Victory Through Air Power (1943)

70 min | Documentary, Animation, History

7.0
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An animated documentary promoting of the soundness of strategic aerial bombing in World War II.

Writers: Alexander de Seversky, Perce Pearce, T. Hee, Erdman Penner, William Cottrell, James Bodrero, Vernon Stallings | Directors: James Algar, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney, H.C. Potter | Stars: Alexander de Seversky, Art Baker, Billy Mitchell

11. Reach for the Sky (1956)

123 min | Biography, Drama, War

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The true story of airman Douglas Bader who overcame the loss of both legs in a 1931 flying accident to become a successful fighter pilot and wing leader during World War II.

Writers: Paul Brickhill, Lewis Gilbert, Vernon Harris | Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Kenneth More, Muriel Pavlow, Lyndon Brook, Lee Patterson

12. Dark Blue World (2001)

R | 112 min | War, Drama, Action

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56 Metascore

The friendship of two men becomes tested when they both fall for the same woman.

Writer: Zdenek Sverák | Director: Jan Sverák | Stars: Ondrej Vetchý, Krystof Hádek, Tara Fitzgerald, Charles Dance

13. Eagles Over London (1969)

PG | 100 min | Drama, War

5.7
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In World war 2, a German undercover unit infiltrates British lines during the evacuation of Dunkirk, 1939. The film revolves around their successes and failures in disrupting R.A.F. operations during the Battle of Britain.

Writers: Tito Carpi, Vincenzo Flamini, José Luis Martínez Mollá, Gilles Morris-Dumoulin, Enzo G. Castellari | Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Frederick Stafford, Van Johnson, Francisco Rabal, Ida Galli

14. Over Here (1996 TV Movie)

185 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.1
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Comedy drama set in wartime Britain showing what can happen when British RAF men and soldiers from the American Air Force are forced to share barracks.

Writer: John Sullivan | Director: Tony Dow | Stars: Samuel West, James Terry, Todd Boyce, Louise Brighton

15. Victory at Sea (1954)

Approved | 98 min | Documentary, War

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A feature-length condensed version of the documentary TV series Victory at Sea (1952).

Writers: Richard Hanser, Henry Salomon | Director: Isaac Kleinerman | Stars: Alexander Scourby, Harold Alexander, Alan Brooke, Winston Churchill

16. An Englishman's Castle (1978– )

50 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

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The story is set in an alernate 1970's, on an Earth where Germany won WWII and has occupied England. Peter Ingram is a writer on a popular soap opera (also titled "An Englishman's Castle) ... See full summary »

Stars: Kenneth More, Isla Blair, Anthony Bate, Kathleen Byron

17. Spitfire Sisters (2010)

50 min | Documentary

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Tells the story of the remarkable ladies who flew for the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) in World War Two.

Writers: Leofwine Loraine, Susan Loraine, Tristan Loraine | Directors: Tristan Loraine, Sandra Skibsted | Stars: Betty Boothroyd, Margot Duhalde, Mary Ellis, Margaret Frost

18. Finest Hour: The Battle of Britain (2000 TV Movie)

220 min | Documentary

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In 1940, World War II was Britain's to lose. It did not.

Writer: Phil Craig | Director: Nick Read | Stars: Will Lyman, Tony Bradford

19. Fooling Hitler (2004 TV Movie)

90 min | History, War

7.2
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The true story of the greatest deception of WW2: one which helped change the course of the war itself.

Writer: Philip Smith | Director: Philip Smith | Stars: Jason Durr, Howard Attfield, Grant Burgin, Dorian Healy

20. Churchill's Island (1941)

TV-PG | 21 min | Documentary, War, Short

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The people of Britain resist the German air force and navy with help from North America.

Director: Stuart Legg | Stars: Lorne Greene, Gérard Arthur, Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler

21. The War Years 1939-1945 (1993– )

250 min | Documentary, History, War

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The use of archive footage brings to life the war years in Europe between 1939 to 1945.

Star: Michael Aspel

22. Fighting the Blue (2005 TV Mini-Series)

60 min | Documentary, History, War

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Stars: Andrew Sachs, Timothy Watson, Aylmer Aldwingle, David Arshadi

23. Blitz: London's Firestorm (2005 TV Movie)

102 min | Biography, History, War

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Director: Louise Osmond | Stars: Christopher Fox, Sophie Okonedo, Christian Rubeck

24. Blitzkrieg (1962)

28 min | Documentary, Short, War

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Writer: Donald Brittain | Stars: Budd Knapp, Lord Athlone, Lord Beaverbrook, John Buchan

25. Spitfire Ace (2004)

Documentary

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Young pilots follow in the footsteps of the men who fought the Battle of Britain.

Directors: Christopher Sykes, Nick Watts

26. Search for the Lost Fighter Plane (2004 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary, War

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Director: Nick Clarke Powell

27. Fields of Sacrifice (1964)

38 min | Short, Documentary

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Writer: Donald Brittain | Director: Donald Brittain | Star: Douglas Rain

28. The Speeches of Winston Churchill (1988 Video)

Documentary

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Stars: Clement Attlee, Ernest Bevin, Alan Brooke, Clementine Churchill

29. Eye of the Dictator (1988)

Documentary, War

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The story of Joseph Goebbels and the production of wartime Nazi newsreels.

Writer: Tony Stratton-Smith | Director: Hans-Günther Stark | Stars: Donald Arthur, Osman Ragheb, Heinz Braun, Karl-Friedrich Falcke

30. Royal Family at War (1995 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

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Writer: King George VI | Directors: Andrew Barr, Paul Slater | Stars: Peter Williams, Nick Curtis, Sir Jeffrey Darell, Cyril Dickman

31. Songs That Won the War (1994 TV Movie)

75 min | Documentary, War, Music

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Stars: Vera Lynn, Laverne Andrews, Maxene Andrews, Patty Andrews

32. White Sails (1941)

Approved | 10 min | Short, News, War

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At war with Germany, every available boat has been pressed into service to carry supplies to England, and the countries 'down under' have even fallen back to their sailing vessels of old, ... See full summary »

Writer: Owen Crump | Director: Owen Crump | Star: Owen Crump

33. Cameramen at War (1943)

15 min | Documentary, Short, War

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This short showcases the work of the cameramen who filmed the battles of WWI and early WWII. We also get to see the faces of many of the men who took the pictures. This includes director '... See full summary »

Writer: Raymond Glendenning | Stars: Raymond Glendenning, Harold Alexander, Teddy Ashwood, Edward Candy

34. A Web of War (1996)

51 min | Documentary, War

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Writer: Terence McKenna | Director: Brian McKenna | Stars: Terence McKenna, Andreas Apergis, Tamara Gorski, Irena Bellert

35. The World at War (1973– )
Episode: Alone: May 1940-May 1941 (1973)

Documentary, History, War

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Following the defeat and retreat at Dunkirk, Britain desperately works to rearm and prepare their defenses. But Germany was not well prepared to press their offensive and invade. After ... See full summary »

Writer: Laurence Thompson | Director: David Elstein | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Max Aitken, Lord Beaverbrook, J.R. Colville

36. The Winds of War (1983– )
Episode: Defiance (1983)

Drama, Romance, War

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At President Roosevelt's request, Pug Henry goes to London to meet with the British and provide him with his own personal view on how they are doing. Pug is amazed to find how efficient ... See full summary »

Writer: Herman Wouk | Director: Dan Curtis | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Ali MacGraw, Jan-Michael Vincent, John Houseman

37. Foyle's War (2002– )
Episode: Eagle Day (2002)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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Foyle investigates a man found with a knife in his stomach in a bombed out building while son Andrew gets involved in a top secret radar program.

Writer: Anthony Horowitz | Director: Jeremy Silberston | Stars: Bill Thomas, Katy Brittain, Fergus Webster, Tom Bowles

38. Modern Marvels (1994– )
Episode: Hi-Tech Hitler (2006)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

5.6
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Germany is portrayed as a nation leading the world in science and technology prior to World War Two. But it squandered this wealth of knowledge, which should have enabled it to win the war,... See full summary »

39. Play for Today (1970–1987)
Episode: Rainy Day Women (1984)

Drama

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A film about the cruelty of war. Charles Dance plays an officer who is sent out to investigate a rumour about German spies during the chaotic days of 1940. At the same time three land girls... See full summary »

Writer: David Pirie | Director: Ben Bolt | Stars: Charles Dance, Cyril Cusack, Suzanne Bertish, Lindsay Duncan

40. Ruth Rendell Mysteries (1987– )
Episode: The Orchard Walls (1998)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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A bright young teenage girl is 'farmed out' to relatives in the rural West Country during the Battle of Britain and makes many astute observations about life there.

Writers: Jacqueline Holborough, Ruth Rendell | Director: Gwennan Sage | Stars: Sylvia Syms, John McGlynn, Honeysuckle Weeks, Marsha Fitzalan

41. Battlefield Britain (2004– )
Episode: Their Finest Hour (2004)

Documentary, History, War

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Director: Danielle Peck | Stars: Peter Snow, Dan Snow, Adam Ganne, Abigail Davies

42. The Secret War (1977–1978)
Episode: To See for a Hundred Miles (1977)

Documentary, History, War

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The development of radar and its role in World War II air warfare.