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1. Strike Back (2010–2015)

TV-MA | 45 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

8.3
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The actions of 'Section 20', a secretive unit of British military intelligence. A team of special operations personnel conduct several high risk missions throughout the globe.

Stars: Philip Winchester, Sullivan Stapleton, Michelle Lukes, Robson Green

Votes: 21,557

2. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

PG | 216 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.4
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100 Metascore

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.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 193,690 | Gross: $6.00M

3. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

PG | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.2
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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.

Director: David Lean | Stars: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa

Votes: 150,271 | Gross: $27.20M

4. Gandhi (1982)

PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama

8.1
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Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the stubborn nature of Jinnah and his commitment towards Pakistan is portrayed.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Ben Kingsley, John Gielgud, Candice Bergen, Edward Fox

Votes: 172,491

5. '71 (2014)

R | 99 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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83 Metascore

In 1971, a young and disorientated British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast.

Director: Yann Demange | Stars: Jack O'Connell, Sam Reid, Sean Harris, Paul Popplewell

Votes: 35,453 | Gross: $1.27M

6. A Bridge Too Far (1977)

PG | 175 min | Drama, History, War

7.4
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Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines. However, mismanagement and poor planning result in its failure.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Sean Connery, Ryan O'Neal, Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier

Votes: 40,416 | Gross: $50.80M

7. The Four Feathers (2002)

PG-13 | 132 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.5
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49 Metascore

A British officer resigns his post just before battle and subsequently receives four white feathers from his friends and fiancee as symbols of what they believe to be his cowardice.

Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Kate Hudson, Mohamed Bouich

Votes: 28,225 | Gross: $18.31M

8. Soldier Soldier (1991–1997)

50 min | Drama

6.7
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Drama following the life of the officers and men of the King's Own Fusiliers regiment, during their home lives, training exercises and battles.

Stars: Ben Nealon, Robson Green, Jerome Flynn, Rosie Rowell

Votes: 423

9. 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 to prevent the Luftwaffe from gaining air superiority over the English Channel as a prelude to a possible Axis invasion of the UK.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Harry Andrews, Curd Jürgens

Votes: 16,144

10. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)

R | 123 min | Drama, War

7.3
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In 1942 British soldier Jack Celliers comes to a Japanese prison camp. The camp is run by Yonoi, who has a firm belief in discipline, honor and glory. In his view, the allied prisoners are ... See full summary »

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takeshi Kitano

Votes: 10,683

11. Bloody Sunday (2002)

R | 107 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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90 Metascore

A dramatization of the Irish civil rights protest march and subsequent massacre by British troops on January 30, 1972.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: James Nesbitt, Tim Pigott-Smith, Nicholas Farrell, Allan Gildea

Votes: 19,797 | Gross: $0.77M

12. Rang De Basanti (2006)

Not Rated | 157 min | Comedy, Drama, History

8.4
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The story of six young Indians who assist an English Woman to film a documentary on the extremist freedom fighters from their past, and the events that lead them to relive the long forgotten saga of freedom.

Director: Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra | Stars: Aamir Khan, Soha Ali Khan, Siddharth, Sharman Joshi

Votes: 70,777 | Gross: $2.20M

13. The Four Feathers (1939)

Approved | 129 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.6
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Resigning his commission on the eve of his unit's deployment against Egyptian rebels, a British officer seeks to redeem his cowardice by secretly aiding his former comrades - disguised as ... See full summary »

Director: Zoltan Korda | Stars: John Clements, Ralph Richardson, C. Aubrey Smith, June Duprez

Votes: 4,412

14. Another Country (1984)

PG | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Based on the life of the young Guy Burgess, who would become better known as one of the Cambridge Spies.

Director: Marek Kanievska | Stars: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Michael Jenn, Robert Addie

Votes: 3,915

15. The Trench (1999)

98 min | Drama, War

6.1
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58 Metascore

A story about a group of soldiers' last days before the battle of the Somme in 1916, showing the conditions in the trenches during World War 1 and taking you into the minds of the soldiers.

Director: William Boyd | Stars: Paul Nicholls, Daniel Craig, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Danny Dyer

Votes: 1,897

16. The Hill (1965)

Approved | 123 min | Drama, War

7.9
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In a North African military prison during World War II, five new prisoners struggle to survive in the face of brutal punishment and sadistic guards.

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Sean Connery, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen, Alfred Lynch

Votes: 9,474

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

93 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.3
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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: 4,267

18. Colditz (2005 TV Mini-Series)

R | 240 min | Drama, War

6.8
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Four Brits tunnel out of a German POW camp. One is killed, two are recaptured and one escapes. Scottish Corporal Nicholas McBride, the lone escapee is a slacker and reluctant soldier, but ... See full summary »

Stars: Damian Lewis, Sophia Myles, Tom Hardy, Laurence Fox

Votes: 2,130

19. Sink the Bismarck! (1960)

Approved | 97 min | Action, Drama, History

7.2
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The World War II story of the British Navy's effort to defeat Nazi Germany's most powerful warship.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Kenneth More, Dana Wynter, Carl Möhner, Laurence Naismith

Votes: 5,391

20. The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951)

Approved | 88 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.0
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The story of the final years of the respected World War II German general, Erwin Rommel.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: James Mason, Cedric Hardwicke, Jessica Tandy, Luther Adler

Votes: 4,217

21. Ice Cold in Alex (1958)

Approved | 130 min | Adventure, Drama, War

7.9
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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.

Director: J. Lee Thompson | Stars: John Mills, Anthony Quayle, Sylvia Syms, Harry Andrews

Votes: 3,660

22. Cromwell (1970)

G | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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Oliver Cromwell can no longer tolerate King Charles' policies and the self-interest of the ruling class and leads a civil war to install Parliament as the ultimate ruler of England.

Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Richard Harris, Alec Guinness, Robert Morley, Dorothy Tutin

Votes: 3,515

23. Random Harvest (1942)

Passed | 126 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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An amnesiac World War I vet falls in love with a music hall star, only to suffer an accident which restores his original memories but erases his post-War life.

Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Ronald Colman, Greer Garson, Philip Dorn, Susan Peters

Votes: 5,294

24. Sharpe's Waterloo (1997 TV Movie)

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

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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: 1,673

25. The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)

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

6.8
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A chronicle of events that led to the British involvement in the Crimean War against Russia and which led to the siege of Sevastopol and the fierce Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854 ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,220

26. 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: 1,614

27. Aces High (1976)

PG | 114 min | War, Drama, Action

6.6
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In WW1 the high casualty rate among the rookie pilots of the Royal Flying Corps puts an enormous strain on the survivors.

Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Christopher Plummer, Simon Ward, Peter Firth

Votes: 1,767

28. Dunkirk (2004 TV Movie)

180 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.5
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A dramatised 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: 277

29. Hornblower: Duty (2003 TV Movie)

96 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.1
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Admiral Pellew interrupts Hornblower's wedding reception and tasks him to locate a British ship which has disappeared off the French coast, where Napoleon's troops are engaged in covert activities.

Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Paul McGann, Lorcan Cranitch

Votes: 2,336

30. The Cockleshell Heroes (1955)

Approved | 97 min | Action, War, Drama

6.7
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During WW2, German ships are "safely" docked upriver at Bordeaux, but the British send a team of kayakers to attack them.

Director: José Ferrer | Stars: José Ferrer, Trevor Howard, Dora Bryan, Victor Maddern

Votes: 1,138

31. Horatio Hornblower: Retribution (2001 TV Movie)

98 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.4
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Hornblower and the other officers of the Renown must return to Jamaica to face a court-martial and possible execution for their actions in relieving their unstable captain.

Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, David Warner, Nicholas Jones

Votes: 2,727

32. King & Country (1964)

86 min | Drama, War

7.6
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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.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Tom Courtenay, Leo McKern, Barry Foster

Votes: 1,220

33. Anzacs (1985 TV Mini-Series)

165 min | Drama, History, War

8.1
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Following the lives of a dozen Australian soldiers who served in the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during World War I which follows them from the 1915 battle of Galipoli, to ... See full summary »

Stars: Andrew Clarke, Paul Hogan, Jon Blake, Megan Williams

Votes: 537

34. April Morning (1988 TV Movie)

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: 459

35. War Requiem (1989)

92 min | Drama, War

6.7
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A film with no spoken dialogue, just follows the music and lyrics of Benjamin Britten's "War Requiem, which include WWI soldier poet Wilfred Owen's poems reflecting the war's horrors. It ... See full summary »

Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Nathaniel Parker, Tilda Swinton, Laurence Olivier, Patricia Hayes

Votes: 486

36. Johnny in the Clouds (1945)

87 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.5
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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 »

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Michael Redgrave, John Mills, Rosamund John, Douglass Montgomery

Votes: 947

37. Operation Snafu (1961)

89 min | Comedy, War

5.7
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When he is pulled up in court for selling stuff on the street, Horace Pope says he was only doing it while waiting to enlist. The judge calls his bluff and forces him to sign up. Pope makes... See full summary »

Director: Cyril Frankel | Stars: Alfred Lynch, Sean Connery, Victor Maddern, Harry Locke

Votes: 335

38. Occupation (2009– )

Drama, War

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Three ex-servicemen return to Basra, each for a different reason.

Stars: James Nesbitt, Stephen Graham, Warren Brown, Nonso Anozie

Votes: 620

39. Something of Value (1957)

Approved | 113 min | Drama, War

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Even though Peter and Kimani grow up together, Kimani soon finds that different races are treated differently. After the father of Kimani is jailed for following tribal customs, Kimani ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Rock Hudson, Dana Wynter, Wendy Hiller, Juano Hernandez

Votes: 679

40. The Great War (1964 TV Mini-Series)

40 min | Documentary, War

8.9
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One of the greatest achievements of television -broadcast from 1964 in 26 episodes. Use of extensive archive footage and sound effects, linked with contemporary classic music of that area. ... See full summary »

Stars: Michael Redgrave, Ralph Richardson, Emlyn Williams, Marius Goring

Votes: 435

41. Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka (2003 TV Mini-Series)

90 min | Sci-Fi, Animation

7.1
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The Doctor, a time-traveling alien explorer, is sent by his people, the Time Lords, to liberate a small town in England from the tyrannical rule of a race of alien lava creatures called the... See full summary »

Stars: Richard E. Grant, Sophie Okonedo, Derek Jacobi, Craig Kelly

Votes: 273

42. The Little Traitor (2007)

88 min | Drama

7.0
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47 Metascore

Based on the novel "Panther in the Basement" by the world-renowned author, Amos Oz, the movie takes place in Palestine in 1947, just a few months before Israel becomes a state. Proffy ... See full summary »

Director: Lynn Roth | Stars: Ido Port, Alfred Molina, Gilya Stern, Rami Heuberger

Votes: 670 | Gross: $0.40M

43. One Minute to Zero (1952)

Approved | 105 min | War, Drama

5.8
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During the early days of the Korean War, U.S. Army colonel Steve Janowski is one of the military advisers training the South Korean army and he's tasked with evacuating American civilians from the war zone.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Ann Blyth, William Talman, Charles McGraw

Votes: 406

44. The Monocled Mutineer (1986 TV Mini-Series)

310 min | Drama, History, War

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Add a Plot

Stars: Paul McGann, Bill Fellows, Matthew Marsh, Anthony Calf

Votes: 207

45. The McKenzie Break (1970)

PG | 108 min | War, Drama, Action

6.5
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During WW2, German POWs in Britain plot to escape from their prison camp in Scotland.

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Brian Keith, Helmut Griem, Ian Hendry, Jack Watson

Votes: 1,141

46. The Investigator (1997 TV Movie)

87 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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A military police woman is given the job of tracking down and removing lesbians from the army.

Director: Chris Oxley | Stars: Helen Baxendale, Laura Fraser, Ian Burfield, Tracy Keating

Votes: 197

47. Sharpe: The Legend (1997 Video)

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: 365

48. Operation Disaster (1950)

102 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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The crew of a submarine is trapped on the sea floor when it sinks. How can they be rescued before they run out of air?

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: John Mills, Richard Attenborough, Nigel Patrick, James Hayter

Votes: 476

49. The Red Danube (1949)

Passed | 119 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.5
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Shortly after the end of World War II, British Colonel Michael 'Hooky' Nicobar is assigned to a unit in the British Zone of Vienna. His duty is to aid the Soviet authorities to repatriate ... See full summary »

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Ethel Barrymore, Peter Lawford, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 401

50. The True Glory (1945)

87 min | Documentary, War

7.3
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A documentary account of the allied invasion of Europe during World War II compiled from the footage shot by nearly 1400 cameramen. It opens as the assembled allied forces plan and train ... See full summary »

Directors: Garson Kanin, Carol Reed | Stars: Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Fallon, Robert Harris, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 267