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1. '71 (2014)

99 min | Action, Drama, War

7.8
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81 Metascore

A young and disoriented British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast in 1971.

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

2. Strike Back (2010– )

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

8.2
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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, Rhashan Stone

3. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

PG | 216 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

8.4
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100 Metascore

A flamboyant and controversial British military figure and his conflicted loyalties during his World War I service in the Middle East.

Writers: T.E. Lawrence, Robert Bolt, Michael Wilson | Director: David Lean | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

4. Gandhi (1982)

PG | 191 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.1
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Biography of Mohandas K. Gandhi, the lawyer who became the famed leader of the Indian revolts against the British rule through his philosophy of nonviolent protest.

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

5. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

PG | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.3
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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.

Writers: Pierre Boulle, Carl Foreman, Michael Wilson | Director: David Lean | Stars: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa

6. A Bridge Too Far (1977)

PG | 175 min | Drama, History, War

7.4
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A historical telling of the failed attempt to capture several bridges on a road to Germany in World War II, in a campaign called Operation Market-Garden.

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

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.

Writers: A.E.W. Mason, Michael Schiffer, Hossein Amini | Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Kate Hudson, Mohamed Bouich

8. 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.

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

9. 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 »

Writers: Laurens Van der Post, Nagisa Ôshima, Paul Mayersberg | Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryûichi Sakamoto, Takeshi Kitano

10. 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.

Creator: Lucy Gannon | Stars: Ben Nealon, Robson Green, Jerome Flynn, Rosie Rowell

11. The Red Danube (1949)

Passed | 119 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.4
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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 »

Writers: Gina Kaus, Arthur Wimperis, Bruce Marshall | Director: George Sidney | Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Ethel Barrymore, Peter Lawford, Angela Lansbury

12. 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.

Writers: C.S. Forester, Russell Lewis | Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Dorian Healy, Michael Byrne

13. Colditz (2005 TV Movie)

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 »

Writers: Peter Morgan, Richard Cottan | Director: Stuart Orme | Stars: Damian Lewis, Sophia Myles, Tom Hardy, Laurence Fox

14. 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

15. Something of Value (1957)

TV-PG | 113 min | Drama, War

6.6
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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 »

Writers: Richard Brooks, Robert C. Ruark | Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Rock Hudson, Dana Wynter, Wendy Hiller, Juano Hernandez

16. 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.

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

17. The Hill (1965)

TV-14 | 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.

Writers: Ray Rigby, R.S. Allen | Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Sean Connery, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen, Alfred Lynch

18. 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.

Writers: Edmund H. North, C.S. Forester | Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Kenneth More, Dana Wynter, Carl Möhner, Laurence Naismith

19. April Morning (1988 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, History, War

6.6
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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 »

Writers: Howard Fast, James Lee Barrett | Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Urich, Chad Lowe, Susan Blakely

20. Cromwell (1970)

G | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of ... See full summary »

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

21. 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.

Writers: Claudine West, George Froeschel, Arthur Wimperis, James Hilton | Director: Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: Ronald Colman, Greer Garson, Philip Dorn, Susan Peters

22. 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.

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

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

Approved | 88 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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The life and career of the respected World War II German general.

Writers: Nunnally Johnson, Desmond Young | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: James Mason, Cedric Hardwicke, Jessica Tandy, Luther Adler

24. Aces High (1976)

PG | 114 min | War, Drama, Action

6.6
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A naive young officer straight from school arrives on the Western front to fight the air war against the Germans. However, the life expectancy of green pilots is not very good.

Writers: Howard Barker, R.C. Sherriff, Cecil Lewis | Director: Jack Gold | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Christopher Plummer, Simon Ward, Peter Firth

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 »

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

26. Hornblower: Duty (2003 TV Movie)

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.

Writers: Stephen Churchett, C.S. Forester | Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, Paul McGann, Lorcan Cranitch

27. Sharpe's Waterloo (1997 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 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 »

Writers: Charles Wood, Bernard Cornwell | Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, Alexis Denisof

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

90 min | Sci-Fi, Animation

7.0
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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

29. Anzacs (1985 TV Mini-Series)

165 min | Drama, History, War

7.9
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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

30. Horatio Hornblower: Retribution (2001 TV Movie)

98 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.3
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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.

Writers: C.S. Forester, Ben Rostul | Director: Andrew Grieve | Stars: Ioan Gruffudd, Robert Lindsay, David Warner, Nicholas Jones

31. Occupation (2009– )

Drama, War

7.9
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Three ex-servicemen return to Basra, each for a different reason.

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

32. War Requiem (1989)

92 min | Drama, War

6.6
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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 »

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

33. Sharpe's Gold (1995 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 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.

Writers: Nigel Kneale, Bernard Cornwell | Director: Tom Clegg | Stars: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Hugh Fraser, John Tams

34. 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.

Writers: Bryan Forbes, Richard Maibaum, George Kent | Director: José Ferrer | Stars: José Ferrer, Trevor Howard, Dora Bryan, Victor Maddern

35. 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 »

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

36. Operation Disaster (1950)

97 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?

Writers: W.E. Fairchild, Kenneth Woollard | Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: John Mills, Nigel Patrick, Peter Hammond, Andrew Crawford

37. The Great War (1964– )

40 min | Documentary, War

8.1
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Stars: Michael Redgrave, Ralph Richardson, Emlyn Williams, Marius Goring

38. 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.

Writers: William W. Norton, Sidney Shelley | Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Brian Keith, Helmut Griem, Ian Hendry, Jack Watson

39. 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.

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

40. The Monocled Mutineer (1986– )

310 min | Drama, History, War

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

41. The True Glory (1945)

87 min | Documentary, War

7.1
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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 »

Writer: Paddy Chayefsky | Directors: Garson Kanin, Carol Reed | Stars: Dwight D. Eisenhower, Robert Harris, Peter Ustinov

42. 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.

Writers: Evan Jones, John Wilson, J.L. Hodson | Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Tom Courtenay, Leo McKern, Barry Foster

43. Sharpe: The Legend (1997 Video)

Drama, War

7.7
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Writer: Kate Carysfort | Director: Paul Wilmshurst | Stars: Sean Bean, Simón Andreu, David Ashton, Féodor Atkine

44. The Little Convict (1979)

77 min | Animation, Drama, Family

7.4
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After failing to sell any of his paintings at a funfair, an artist begins to tell his granddaughter about the origins of his paintings. We are then transported on board a British convict ... See full summary »

Writers: Yoram Gross, John Palmer | Director: Yoram Gross | Stars: Rolf Harris, Paul Bertram, Ron Falk, Gary Files

45. Sailor (1976– )

300 min | Documentary

7.8
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In 1976 BBC camera crews were invited on board Britain's best-loved warship, the aircraft carrier Ark Royal... See full synopsis »

46. For King and Empire (2001– )

Documentary, History, War

8.4
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A documentary series about the Canadian Army's participation in World War I.

Stars: Norm Christie, R.H. Thomson, Stefan Preisenhammer, Matthew Sharp

47. In the Company of Men (1995– )

Documentary

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Documentary about life in the Welsh Guards regiment.

Stars: Crispin Black, Bruce MacInnes

48. The Deserter (2003)

PG | 75 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.6
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A British Revolutionary War drummer accidentally deserts from his regiment and is hunted down for execution.

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

49. Wipers Three (1973 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

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Writer: Ken Hill | Stars: David Bailie, James Drake, Laurence Harrington, Emrys James