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1. Cold Mountain (2003)

R | 154 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.2
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73 Metascore

In the waning days of the American Civil War, a wounded soldier embarks on a perilous journey back home to Cold Mountain, North Carolina to reunite with his sweetheart.

Writers: Charles Frazier, Anthony Minghella | Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger, Eileen Atkins

Votes: 109,802

2. Dad's Army (1968–1977)

30 min | Comedy, War

8.1
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During WW2,in a fictional British seaside town,a ragtag group of Home Guard local defense volunteers prepares for an imminent German invasion.

Creator: Jimmy Perry | Stars: Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn, John Laurie

Votes: 2,930

3. Friendly Persuasion (1956)

Unrated | 137 min | Drama, War, Western

7.5
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The pacifist attitude of a Quaker family is tested as a result of the American Civil War.

Writers: Jessamyn West, Michael Wilson | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins, Richard Eyer

Votes: 4,342

4. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

Passed | 163 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.1
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From the Boer War through World War II, a soldier rises through the ranks in the British military.

Writers: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook, James McKechnie

Votes: 9,081

5. A Canterbury Tale (1944)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A 'Land Girl', an American GI, and a British soldier find themselves together in a small Kent town on the road to Canterbury. The town is being plagued by a mysterious "glue-man", who pours... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price, John Sweet

Votes: 3,261

6. Went the Day Well? (1942)

92 min | Thriller, War

7.6
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An English village is occupied by disguised German paratroopers as an advance post for a planned invasion.

Writers: Graham Greene, John Dighton, Diana Morgan, Angus MacPhail | Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Leslie Banks, C.V. France, Valerie Taylor, Marie Lohr

Votes: 2,032

7. Whisky Galore (1949)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Crime

7.4
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Scottish islanders try to plunder 50,000 cases of whisky from a stranded ship.

Writers: Compton MacKenzie, Angus MacPhail | Director: Alexander Mackendrick | Stars: Basil Radford, Joan Greenwood, Catherine Lacey, Bruce Seton

Votes: 3,094

8. This Above All (1942)

Approved | 110 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.9
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Although she comes from an aristocratic family, beautiful Prudence Cathaway defies convention by joining the WAAFs and becoming romantically involved with an AWOL soldier.

Writers: Eric Knight, R.C. Sherriff | Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Tyrone Power, Joan Fontaine, Thomas Mitchell, Henry Stephenson

Votes: 616

9. Listen to Britain (1942)

20 min | Documentary, Short

6.9
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A depiction of life in wartime England during the Second World War. Director Humphrey Jennings visits many aspects of civilian life and of the turmoil and privation caused by the war, all without narration.

Directors: Humphrey Jennings, Stewart McAllister | Stars: Chesney Allen, Leonard Brockington, Bud Flanagan, Myra Hess

Votes: 872

10. A Diary for Timothy (1945)

40 min | Short, Documentary

7.2
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This brief documentary-style film presents the status of Great Britain near the end of the Second World War by means of a visual diary for a baby boy born in September, 1944. Narration ... See full summary »

Writer: E.M. Forster | Director: Humphrey Jennings | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Myra Hess, John Gielgud, Frederick Allen

Votes: 421

11. Churchill's Island (1941)

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

6.8
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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

Votes: 85

12. Doktor Mladen (1975)

102 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.0
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The story begins in 1941 and shows one of the people who which were actually, very brave and proudly fought against the Ustasha, Germans and other butchers, not related to that ideology was... See full summary »

Writer: Rade Basic | Director: Midhat Mutapdzic | Stars: Ljuba Tadic, Pavle Vuisic, Ljubisa Samardzic, Husein Cokic

Votes: 93

13. Get Cracking (1943)

96 min | Comedy

6.3
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George Formby joins the home guard.

Writers: John L. Arthur, Edward Dryhurst, L. du Garde Peach, Michael Vaughan | Director: Marcel Varnel | Stars: George Formby, Dinah Sheridan, Edward Rigby, Frank Pettingell

Votes: 53

14. Blitzkrieg (1962)

28 min | Documentary, Short, War

6.4
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Writer: Donald Brittain | Stars: Budd Knapp, Lord Athlone, Lord Beaverbrook, John Buchan

Votes: 15

15. The First Days (1939)

23 min | Documentary, Short, War

6.9
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Londoners prepare for war.

Writer: Robert Sinclair | Directors: Pat Jackson, Humphrey Jennings, Harry Watt

Votes: 38

16. The 1940's: Music, Memories & Milestones (1988 Video)

Documentary

5.5
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Writer: Dave Flitton | Director: Dave Flitton | Stars: Jerry O'Regan, Clement Attlee, Ernest Bevin, Leonard Cheshire

Votes: 18

17. London Terminus (1944)

16 min | Documentary, Short

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Documentary depicting all the various different jobs that go to keep Waterloo Station running, illustrated via the device of one of the porters and his girl going to the local news cinema to watch a film about the station.

Writers: Jill Craigie, Maxwell Munden | Director: George A. Cooper

18. Men of Tomorrow (1942)

10 min | Documentary, Short, War

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Propaganda short showing how boy scouts can help the war effort in Britain.

Writer: Maxwell Munden | Director: Alfred Travers | Star: Staney Newton

19. En borgerpligt (1953)

Short

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Writer: Solveig Ersgaard | Director: Solveig Ersgaard | Stars: Lily Broberg, Carl Heger

20. The Home Guard (1941)

7 min | Animation, Short

7.5
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Gandy Goose joins the home guard, a ramshackle bunch of barnyard creatures that mostly march and drill. At one point, Gandy is menaced by a fifth columnist, who travels in a literal fifth column from a porch.

Writer: John Foster | Director: Mannie Davis | Star: Arthur Kay

Votes: 6

21. Foyle's War (2002–2015)
Episode: Fifty Ships (2003)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.5
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After Foyle is a guest at a friend's home at a dinner for an important American diplomat, a suicide victim and German agent both are discovered near the house.

Writer: Anthony Horowitz | Director: Giles Foster | Stars: Honeysuckle Weeks, Rebecca Johnson, Steven O'Donnell, Marlene Sidaway

Votes: 271

22. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: The Beastly Hun (1974)

Drama

8.3
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The sinking of the Lusitania has Hudson on a tirade and his anti-German fervor pervade the servants hall. Upstairs, Richard is made Civil Lord of the Admiralty in the newly-formed coalition government.

Writer: Jeremy Paul | Director: Bill Bain | Stars: Gordon Jackson, Lesley-Anne Down, Meg Wynn Owen, Jean Marsh

Votes: 27

23. Foyle's War (2002–2015)
Episode: War Games (2003)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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When a British food corporation signs a secret agreement with the Nazis to provide essential food services to the enemy during wartime, murders result.

Creator: Anthony Horowitz | Director: Giles Foster | Stars: Ian Redford, Tim Preece, Caroline Faber, Laurence Fox

Votes: 279