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1. Brothers (I) (2009)

R | 105 min | Drama, Thriller

7.1
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58 Metascore

A young man comforts his older brother's wife and children after he goes missing in Afghanistan.

Writers: David Benioff, Susanne Bier, Anders Thomas Jensen | Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Tobey Maguire, Sam Shepard

Votes: 87,772 | Gross: $28.50M

2. Radio Days (1987)

PG | 88 min | Comedy

7.6
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A nostalgic look at radio's golden age focusing on one ordinary family and the various performers in the medium.

Writer: Woody Allen | Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest, Mike Starr, Paul Herman

Votes: 24,119 | Gross: $14.79M

3. The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Not Rated | 172 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.1
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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.

Writers: Robert E. Sherwood, MacKinlay Kantor | Director: William Wyler | Stars: Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Myrna Loy, Teresa Wright

Votes: 40,189 | Gross: $23.65M

4. Summer of '42 (1971)

R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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During his summer vacation on Nantucket Island in 1942, a youth eagerly awaiting his first sexual encounter finds himself developing an innocent love for a young woman awaiting news on her soldier husband's fate in WWII.

Writer: Herman Raucher | Director: Robert Mulligan | Stars: Jennifer O'Neill, Gary Grimes, Jerry Houser, Oliver Conant

Votes: 5,106

5. The Winds of War (1983 TV Mini-Series)

883 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.2
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The trials of the Henry and Jastrow families in the early years of World War II.

Stars: Robert Mitchum, Ali MacGraw, Jan-Michael Vincent, John Houseman

Votes: 2,708

6. War and Remembrance (1988 TV Mini-Series)

1,620 min | Drama, War

8.4
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The trials of the Henry and the Jastrow families amid the events after the USA's entry into World War II.

Stars: Robert Mitchum, Jane Seymour, Hart Bochner, Victoria Tennant

Votes: 1,862

7. Homefront (1991–1993)

60 min | Drama, History, Romance

9.0
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World War II is over and the boys from the town of River Run, Ohio, are coming home. It seems that life is slowly back to normal, but war has changed everything and they will never be the same again.

Creators: Lynn Marie Latham, Bernard Lechowick | Stars: Kyle Chandler, Sammi Davis, Ken Jenkins, Mimi Kennedy

Votes: 830

8. Swing Shift (1984)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.9
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A woman finds romance when she takes a job at an aircraft plant to help make ends meet after her husband goes off to war.

Writer: Nancy Dowd | Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Christine Lahti, Fred Ward

Votes: 3,169 | Gross: $6.70M

9. The Cranes Are Flying (1957)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.2
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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.

Writer: Viktor Rozov | Director: Mikhail Kalatozov | Stars: Tatyana Samoylova, Aleksey Batalov, Vasiliy Merkurev, Aleksandr Shvorin

Votes: 10,198

10. The Land Girls (1998)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.3
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Three young women from very different walks of life join the women's land army during World War II and are sent to work together on a farm in Dorset and the experience changes their lives forever.

Writers: Angela Huth, Keith Dewhurst, David Leland | Director: David Leland | Stars: Catherine McCormack, Rachel Weisz, Anna Friel, Steven Mackintosh

Votes: 1,585 | Gross: $0.15M

11. The War (2007 TV Mini-Series)

TV-14 | 124 min | Documentary, War

9.1
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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.

Stars: Keith David, Katharine Phillips, Tom Hanks, Paul Fussell

Votes: 2,707

12. I Remember Mama (1948)

Approved | 134 min | Drama, Family

8.3
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The ups and downs of a Norwegian immigrant family, circa 1910.

Writers: DeWitt Bodeen, John Van Druten, Kathryn Forbes | Director: George Stevens | Stars: Irene Dunne, Barbara Bel Geddes, Oskar Homolka, Philip Dorn

Votes: 3,874

13. An American Girl on the Home Front (2006 TV Movie)

85 min | Drama, Family, War

7.0
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Molly is a girl living in the year 1944 and WWII has brought many changes to Molly's life. An English girl comes to live with Molly's family to escape the bombings. They slowly become good friends.

Writers: Anna Sandor, Valerie Tripp | Director: Joyce Chopra | Stars: Maya Ritter, David Aaron Baker, Tory Green, Sarah Manninen

Votes: 648

14. Since You Went Away (1944)

Approved | 177 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.6
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While husband Tim is away during World War II, Anne Hilton copes with problems on the homefront. Taking in a lodger, Colonel Smollett, to help make ends meet and dealing with shortages and ... See full summary »

Writers: Margaret Buell Wilder, David O. Selznick | Directors: John Cromwell, Edward F. Cline, Tay Garnett, David O. Selznick | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple

Votes: 3,324

15. So Proudly We Hail! (1943)

Passed | 126 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.6
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A group of nurses returning from the war in the Phillippines recall their experiences in combat and in love.

Writer: Allan Scott | Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Paulette Goddard, Veronica Lake, George Reeves

Votes: 1,174

16. Der Untergang der Pamir (2006 TV Movie)

180 min | Action, Drama

6.2
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The Story of the German Sail-School Ship Pamir that sunk in a hurricane.

Writer: Fritz Müller-Scherz | Director: Kaspar Heidelbach | Stars: Klaus J. Behrendt, Miroslav Milanovic Miki, Jan Josef Liefers, Dietmar Bär

Votes: 163

17. The Littlest Rebel (1935)

Approved | 73 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.0
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Shirley Temple's father, a rebel officer, sneaks back to his rundown plantation to see his family and is arrested. A Yankee takes pity and sets up an escape. Everyone is captured and the ... See full summary »

Writers: Edwin J. Burke, Edward Peple | Director: David Butler | Stars: Shirley Temple, John Boles, Jack Holt, Karen Morley

Votes: 925

18. Three Came Home (1950)

Not Rated | 106 min | War, Drama

7.4
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The true story of Agnes Newton Keith's imprisonment in several Japanese prisoner-of-war camps from 1941 to the end of WWII. Separated from her husband and with a young son to care for she ... See full summary »

Writers: Nunnally Johnson, Agnes Newton Keith | Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Patric Knowles, Florence Desmond, Sessue Hayakawa

Votes: 1,283

19. The White Cliffs of Dover (1944)

Passed | 126 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.1
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London based American nurse, Susan, Lady Ashwood, is at the hospital awaiting the imminent arrival of injured soldiers. She is hoping that her enlisted son, Sir John Ashwood, who resembles ... See full summary »

Writers: Alice Duer Miller, Claudine West, Jan Lustig, George Froeschel, Robert Nathan | Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Irene Dunne, Alan Marshal, Roddy McDowall, Frank Morgan

Votes: 1,028

20. Falling in Love Again (1980)

PG | 103 min | Drama, Romance

5.3
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Harry and Sue Lewis met in the 40es as teenagers living in the Bronx. He was an aspiring architect, she was the most beautiful girl in school, and both had a fondness for bran muffins. They... See full summary »

Writers: Steven Paul, Ted Allan, Susannah York, Hank Paul | Director: Steven Paul | Stars: Elliott Gould, Susannah York, Michelle Pfeiffer, Kaye Ballard

Votes: 281

21. The Human Comedy (1943)

Unrated | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.2
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Teenager Homer Macauley stays at home in small-town Ithaca to support his family, while his older brother Marcus prepares to go to war.

Writers: William Saroyan, Howard Estabrook | Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Frank Morgan, James Craig, Marsha Hunt

Votes: 1,309

22. The River Pirates (1988)

PG | 108 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.2
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A timeless story of a boy's adventures growing up in a small Southern town, Yazoo City in the 1940s during World War II, roaming with his friends, playing practical jokes, and getting into trouble.

Writers: Paul W. Cooper, Willie Morris | Director: Tom G. Robertson | Stars: Richard Farnsworth, Ryan Francis, Gennie James, Douglas Emerson

Votes: 98

23. Tender Comrade (1943)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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Jo Jones, a young defense plant worker whose husband is in the military during World War II, shares a house with three other women in the same situation.

Writer: Dalton Trumbo | Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Robert Ryan, Ruth Hussey, Patricia Collinge

Votes: 565

24. Air Raid Wardens (1943)

Passed | 67 min | Comedy

6.2
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Two bumblers, failures as businessmen and air raid wardens, stumble across a nest of Nazi saboteurs bent on blowing up the local magnesium plant.

Writers: Martin Rackin, Jack Jevne, Charley Rogers, Harry Crane | Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, Jacqueline White

Votes: 671

25. The Very Thought of You (1944)

99 min | Romance, Drama

7.2
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Army sergeants Dave and "Fixit" spend a three-day pass in Pasadena, where they meet Janet and Cora, two young women who work in a parachute factory.

Writers: Alvah Bessie, Delmer Daves, Lionel Wiggam | Director: Delmer Daves | Stars: Dennis Morgan, Eleanor Parker, Dane Clark, Faye Emerson

Votes: 326

26. Rationing (1944)

93 min | Comedy

6.0
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Writers: Grant Garett, William R. Lipman, Harry Ruskin | Director: Willis Goldbeck | Stars: Wallace Beery, Marjorie Main, Donald Meek, Dorothy Morris

Votes: 72

27. Song of the Open Road (1944)

Passed | 93 min | Comedy, Musical

6.4
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Child film star Jane Powell, fed up with her every move being stage managed by her stage mother, runs away and joins the U.S. Crop Corps, a small army of young folks staying at youth ... See full summary »

Writers: Albert Mannheimer, Irving Phillips, Edward Verdier | Director: S. Sylvan Simon | Stars: Edgar Bergen, Charlie McCarthy, Bonita Granville, W.C. Fields

Votes: 80

28. The War Against Mrs. Hadley (1942)

Passed | 86 min | Drama

6.6
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A Washington official courts a society matron who is trying to ignore the effects of World War II.

Writer: George Oppenheimer | Director: Harold S. Bucquet | Stars: Edward Arnold, Fay Bainter, Richard Ney, Jean Rogers

Votes: 215

29. Listen to Britain (1942)

20 min | Documentary, Short

6.8
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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: Leonard Brockington, Joseph Macleod, Bud Flanagan, Chesney Allen

Votes: 1,029

30. Promise (2005)

112 min | Drama, War

6.3
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The film tells about members of Finnish women's Lotta Service during the Second World War through the eyes of three young women.

Writers: Elina Halttunen, Inkeri Kilpinen | Director: Ilkka Vanne | Stars: Laura Birn, Karoliina Vanne, Pertti Sveholm, Miitta Sorvali

Votes: 592

31. The Patriots (1933)

98 min | Drama, War

7.3
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Outskirts is an internationally renowned masterpiece of early sound cinema. In a remote Russian village during World War I, colorful and nuanced characters experience divided loyalties: ... See full summary »

Writers: Konstantin Finn, Boris Barnet | Director: Boris Barnet | Stars: Aleksandr Chistyakov, Sergey Komarov, Yelena Kuzmina, Nikolay Bogolyubov

Votes: 632

32. Goodtime Girls (1980)

30 min | Comedy

7.4
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Four young women share a Washington, D.C. apartment during World War II.

Creators: Robert L. Boyett, Sheldon Bull, Thomas L. Miller, E.J. Purdum, Leonard Ripps, Leonora Thuna | Stars: Annie Potts, Lorna Patterson, Georgia Engel, Francine Tacker

Votes: 20

33. Music for Millions (1944)

Passed | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.7
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Six year old "Mike" joins her sister Barbara Ainsworth who plays in a classical orchestra during WW II.

Writer: Myles Connolly | Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Margaret O'Brien, José Iturbi, June Allyson, Jimmy Durante

Votes: 353

34. The Yoke's on Me (1944)

16 min | Comedy, Short

7.1
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Rejected by the armed services, the stooges decide to "do their bit" by becoming farmers. After paying $1000 and throwing in their car, the boys are owners of a run down farm, which lacks ... See full summary »

Writer: Clyde Bruckman | Director: Jules White | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Emmett Lynn

Votes: 240

35. Benjamin Franklin, Jr. (1943)

11 min | Family, Comedy, Short

4.9
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The gang gripe about the inconveniences caused by wartime rationing. They find the insight they are seeking by putting on a show based upon Benjamin Franklin's Poor Richard's Almanac.

Writers: Hal Law, Robert A. McGowan | Director: Herbert Glazer | Stars: Robert Blake, Janet Burston, Billy 'Froggy' Laughlin, Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas

Votes: 26

36. Clear Skies (1961)

110 min | Romance, War, Drama

7.2
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During the 1950s Sasha Lvova reminisces about the WW2 years when she fell in love with Soviet fighter pilot Aleksei Astakhov.

Writer: Daniil Khrabrovitsky | Director: Grigoriy Chukhray | Stars: Nina Drobysheva, Evgeniy Urbanskiy, Natalya Kuzmina, Vitaliy Konyaev

Votes: 219

37. The Home Front (1943)

3 min | Animation, Short

6.0
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A homesick Pvt. Snafu learns that his family are almost as commited to the war efforts as himself.

Director: Frank Tashlin | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 159

38. Blondie for Victory (1942)

Approved | 71 min | Comedy, War

6.6
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Blondie organizes Housewives of America to perform homefront wartime duties, including guarding the local dam. Dagwood and the other husbands don't care to be left home doing the cooking ... See full summary »

Writers: Karen DeWolf, Connie Lee, Fay Kanin, Chic Young | Director: Frank R. Strayer | Stars: Penny Singleton, Arthur Lake, Larry Simms, Daisy

Votes: 93

39. Tauno Tukevan sota (2010– )

50 min | Drama, War

6.6
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Stars: Jaakko Saariluoma, Eero Ritala, Taisto Reimaluoto, Erika Eronen

Votes: 28

40. Solveigin laulu (1974 TV Mini-Series)

140 min | Drama, War

8.1
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Domestic battles on the Finnish home front.

Stars: Leena Uotila, Liisamaija Laaksonen, Aino Lehtimäki, Paavo Pentikäinen

Votes: 44

41. The Weakly Reporter (1944)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

6.3
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A newsreel spoof with WWII homefront gags, including rationing, air raid drills and women filling in men's jobs.

Writer: Michael Maltese | Director: Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, Bea Benaderet, Frank Graham

Votes: 130

42. Kultainen vasikka (1961)

91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Writers: Ritva Arvelo, Maria Jotuni | Director: Ritva Arvelo | Stars: Aino Mantsas, Helge Herala, Marja Korhonen, Toivo Mäkelä

Votes: 45

43. A Jolly Good Furlough (1943)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.9
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Popeye is doing a great job of sinking Japanese ships (complete with toilet-flush sound effect). A carrier pigeon brings him notice that he's been granted a month furlough, which he plans ... See full summary »

Writer: Joe Stultz | Directors: Dan Gordon, Joseph Oriolo | Stars: Margie Hines, Jack Mercer

Votes: 56

44. Niskavuori taistelee (1957)

96 min | Drama, War

5.8
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Writers: Juha Nevalainen, Hella Wuolijoki | Director: Edvin Laine | Stars: Elsa Turakainen, Mirjam Novero, Tauno Palo, Martti Katajisto

Votes: 73

45. Yhdeksän miehen saappaat (1969 TV Mini-Series)

Drama, War

8.6
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Stars: Heikki Kinnunen, Veijo Pasanen, Risto Aaltonen, Aila Arajuuri

Votes: 9

46. The Guarded Village 1944 (1978)

100 min | Drama, War

5.3
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Writers: Unto Heikura, Timo Linnasalo, Jouko Lumme, Ilpo Tuomarila | Director: Timo Linnasalo | Stars: Raimo Grönberg, Markku Huhtamo, Kaija Kangas, Antti Litja

Votes: 33

47. Kirkastettu sydän (1943)

99 min | Drama, War

4.9
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Writers: Martta Haatanen, Ilmari Unho | Director: Ilmari Unho | Stars: Emma Väänänen, Joel Rinne, Eine Laine, Kaija Rahola

Votes: 15

48. Point Rationing of Foods (1943)

6 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

5.5
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Animated documentary short film demonstrating the reasons and methods of the point system of wartime food rationing.

Director: Chuck Jones | Star: Robert C. Bruce

Votes: 66

49. Viimeinen kesä (1992)

105 min | Documentary, History, War

7.4
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Writer: Peter von Bagh | Director: Peter von Bagh | Stars: Veera Alén, Veli Arrela, Emma Forsberg, Esteri Halmetoja

Votes: 8

50. Utah in World War II (2014)

83 min | Documentary, History, War

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The people, the places and even the name 'Utah' played a unique role in the Second World War. From Pearl Harbor and Normandy to the farms and cities here at home, explore Utah's ... See full summary »

Writer: Rob Sibley | Director: Rob Sibley | Star: Brady Hales