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1. Band of Brothers (2001 TV Mini-Series)

TV-MA | 70 min | Action, Drama, History

9.5
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The story of Easy Company of the US Army 101st Airborne division and their mission in WWII Europe from Operation Overlord through V-J Day.

Stars: Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston, Shane Taylor

Votes: 234,642

2. Big Fish (2003)

PG-13 | 125 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

8.0
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58 Metascore

A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange

Votes: 352,884 | Gross: $66.26M

3. The English Patient (1996)

R | 162 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.4
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87 Metascore

At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.

Director: Anthony Minghella | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 143,344 | Gross: $78.65M

4. Empire of the Sun (1987)

PG | 153 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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62 Metascore

A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers

Votes: 90,626 | Gross: $22.24M

5. 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: 151,208 | Gross: $27.20M

6. Red Dawn (1984)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Drama, War

6.4
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It is the dawn of World War III. In mid-western America, a group of teenagers bands together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.

Director: John Milius | Stars: Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen

Votes: 42,113

7. Come and See (1985)

Not Rated | 142 min | Drama, War

8.3
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After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet resistance movement against ruthless German forces and experiences the horrors of World War II.

Director: Elem Klimov | Stars: Aleksey Kravchenko, Olga Mironova, Liubomiras Laucevicius, Vladas Bagdonas

Votes: 26,402

8. 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: 40,603 | Gross: $50.80M

9. The World at War (1973 TV Mini-Series)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary, History, War

9.3
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A series of documentaries about World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Anthony Eden, Averell Harriman, Albert Speer

Votes: 11,859

10. Red Dawn (2012)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Thriller

5.4
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31 Metascore

A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers.

Director: Dan Bradley | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Isabel Lucas, Josh Hutcherson, Josh Peck

Votes: 62,874 | Gross: $44.80M

11. Casino Royale (1967)

Approved | 131 min | Comedy

5.2
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In an early spy spoof, aging Sir James Bond comes out of retirement to take on SMERSH.

Directors: Ken Hughes, John Huston, Joseph McGrath, Robert Parrish, Richard Talmadge | Stars: David Niven, Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, Orson Welles

Votes: 22,254

12. In Harm's Way (1965)

Approved | 165 min | Drama, War

7.4
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A naval officer reprimanded after Pearl Harbor is later promoted to rear admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Tom Tryon

Votes: 6,257

13. The Longest Day (1962)

G | 178 min | Action, Drama, History

7.8
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The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view.

Directors: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki, Gerd Oswald, Darryl F. Zanuck | Stars: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Richard Burton, Henry Fonda

Votes: 43,531

14. Ocean's 11 (1960)

Approved | 127 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

6.6
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Danny Ocean gathers a group of his World War II compatriots to pull off the ultimate Las Vegas heist. Together the eleven friends plan to rob five Las Vegas casinos in one night.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford

Votes: 15,482

15. HHhH (2017)

Action, Biography, Thriller | Post-production

1942: The Third Reich is at its peak. The Czech resistance in London decides to plan the most ambitious military operation of WWII: Anthropoid. Two young recruits in their late twenties, ... See full summary »

Director: Cédric Jimenez | Stars: Rosamund Pike, Mia Wasikowska, Jack O'Connell, Jack Reynor

16. The Battle of Algiers (1966)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, War

8.1
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94 Metascore

In the 1950s, fear and violence escalate as the people of Algiers fight for independence from the French government.

Director: Gillo Pontecorvo | Stars: Brahim Hadjadj, Jean Martin, Yacef Saadi, Samia Kerbash

Votes: 37,820 | Gross: $0.82M

17. The Edge of Love (2008)

R | 110 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.3
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39 Metascore

Two feisty, free-spirited women are connected by the brilliant, charismatic poet who loves them both.

Director: John Maybury | Stars: Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, Matthew Rhys, Simon Armstrong

Votes: 13,542 | Gross: $0.03M

18. Head in the Clouds (2004)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.6
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40 Metascore

HEAD IN THE CLOUDS is a sweeping romantic drama set in 1930's England, Paris, and Spain. Gilda Bessé shares her Paris apartment with an Irish schoolteacher, Guy Malyon, and Mia, a refugee ... See full summary »

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Charlize Theron, Stuart Townsend, Penélope Cruz, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 12,632 | Gross: $0.40M

19. The Last Rescue (2015)

107 min | Action, Drama, War

4.9
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World War II: Shortly after D-Day, three American soldiers and two Army Corps nurses are stranded behind enemy lines. They take a high-ranking German officer as their prisoner and try to orchestrate an escape.

Director: Eric Colley | Stars: Brett Cullen, Cody Kasch, Gilles Marini, Ryan Merriman

Votes: 1,013

20. 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: 19,887 | Gross: $0.77M

21. 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: 4,241

22. Ice Station Zebra (1968)

G | 148 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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USN nuclear sub USS Tigerfish must rush to the North Pole to rescue the staff of Drift Ice Station Zebra weather station.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Rock Hudson, Ernest Borgnine, Patrick McGoohan, Jim Brown

Votes: 6,893

23. Outlaw (2007)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.8
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45 Metascore

A group of people who feel betrayed by their government and let down by their police force form a modern-day outlaw posse in order to right what they see as the wrongs of society.

Director: Nick Love | Stars: Sean Bean, Danny Dyer, Rupert Friend, Sean Harris

Votes: 11,373

24. Call of Duty (2003 Video Game)

T | Action, War

8.8
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You play as three different Allied nations: the Americans, the British, and the Russians. From 1944 to 1945, you must answer the call of duty and defeat the domination-bent Germans.

Director: Keith Arem | Stars: Steve Blum, Tomás Rubio, Juan Rueda, Jason Statham

Votes: 4,417

25. Hornets' Nest (1970)

R | 110 min | Drama, Action, War

5.7
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In 1944, during a sabotage mission, the sole surviving U.S. paratrooper is saved by a group of Italian orphans who later aid him in blowing-up a vital enemy dam.

Directors: Phil Karlson, Franco Cirino | Stars: Rock Hudson, Sylva Koscina, Sergio Fantoni, Giacomo Rossi Stuart

Votes: 576

26. Battleground (1949)

Approved | 118 min | Action, War, Drama

7.6
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A squad of the 101st Airborne Division copes with being trapped in the besieged city of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Van Johnson, John Hodiak, Ricardo Montalban, George Murphy

Votes: 5,191

27. Cast a Giant Shadow (1966)

Approved | 146 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.4
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An American Army officer is recruited by Jews in Palestine to help them form an army. The surrounding Arab countries are opposed to the creation of the state of Israel. He is made commander... See full summary »

Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Kirk Douglas, John Wayne, Frank Sinatra, Senta Berger

Votes: 2,098

28. The Heroes of Telemark (1965)

Approved | 131 min | Action, Drama, History

6.4
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Norwegian resistance tries to stop German efforts to produce an atomic bomb component during World War II.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris, Ulla Jacobsson, Michael Redgrave

Votes: 4,977

29. The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956)

Approved | 153 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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An ex-soldier faces ethical questions as he tries to earn enough to support his wife and children well.

Director: Nunnally Johnson | Stars: Gregory Peck, Jennifer Jones, Fredric March, Marisa Pavan

Votes: 2,477

30. Ike: Countdown to D-Day (2004 TV Movie)

PG | 89 min | Drama, History, War

7.2
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A dramatization of the 90 days leading up to Operation Overlord, the Allied invasion of Normandy, and how General Dwight Eisenhower, against all odds, brilliantly orchestrated the most important military maneuver in modern history.

Director: Robert Harmon | Stars: Tom Selleck, James Remar, Timothy Bottoms, Ian Mune

Votes: 2,511

31. The Ugly American (1963)

120 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

6.8
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An intelligent, articulate scholar, Harrison MacWhite, survives a hostile Senate confirmation hearing at the hands of conservatives to become ambassador to Sarkan, a southeast Asian country... See full summary »

Director: George Englund | Stars: Marlon Brando, Eiji Okada, Sandra Church, Pat Hingle

Votes: 1,347

32. We Stand Alone Together (2001 TV Movie)

78 min | Documentary

8.6
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Compiled over two years, an 'on-camera oral history' of Easy Company, told by the veterans themselves. Accompanies the mini-series Band of Brothers.

Director: Mark Cowen | Stars: James Alley Jr., Roderick Bain, Lynn 'Buck' Compton, Antonio García de Pedro

Votes: 830

33. The Body Stealers (1969)

R | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

4.1
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A British military paratrooper disappears in mid-air during a jump from an army plane. Two investigators, Patrick Allen and Neil Connery, try to unravel how this happened. What they uncover... See full summary »

Director: Gerry Levy | Stars: George Sanders, Maurice Evans, Patrick Allen, Neil Connery

Votes: 281

34. Wrong Is Right (1982)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

5.8
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A satire of American news reporting, Covert Agencies, and political system. The theft of two suitcase sized nuclear weapons, and their sale to a terrorist group, leads TV Newsman Patrick ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Sean Connery, George Grizzard, Robert Conrad, Katharine Ross

Votes: 1,304 | Gross: $3.29M

35. Max Schmeling (2010)

Not Rated | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

4.8
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Max Schmeling's fights against Joe Louis are listed in the best 10 ten fights of all times.

Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Henry Maske, Heino Ferch, Susanne Wuest, Vladimir Weigl

Votes: 878

36. Fortress of War (2010)

138 min | Action, Drama, History

7.5
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A war drama set during the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, in which Russian troops held on to a border stronghold for nine days.

Director: Aleksandr Kott | Stars: Aleksey Kopashov, Andrey Merzlikin, Pavel Derevyanko, Aleksandr Korshunov

Votes: 6,547

37. Streamers (1983)

R | 118 min | Crime, Drama, War

6.7
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Four young soldiers waiting to be shipped to Viet Nam deal with racial tension and their own intolerance when one soldier reveals he's gay.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Matthew Modine, Michael Wright, Mitchell Lichtenstein, David Alan Grier

Votes: 1,435

38. That Kind of Woman (1959)

92 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance

6.4
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In 1944, Kay and Jane travel on an overnight train from Miami to New York, accompanied by Harry. Kay is the mistress of "The Man", a rich industrialist, whom they are to meet so that they ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet | Stars: Sophia Loren, Tab Hunter, Jack Warden, Barbara Nichols

Votes: 383

39. Signs of Life (1968)

91 min | Drama

7.4
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A wounded German paratrooper named Stroszek is sent to the quiet island of Kos with his wife Nora, a Greek nurse, and two other soldiers recovering from minor wounds. Billeted in a decaying... See full summary »

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Peter Brogle, Wolfgang Reichmann, Athina Zacharopoulou, Wolfgang von Ungern-Sternberg

Votes: 1,463

40. House of Fools (2002)

R | 104 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.2
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52 Metascore

In the midst of the Chechen War, a remote psychiatric institution is left without staff leaving the patients to fend for themselves. Based on a true story.

Director: Andrey Konchalovskiy | Stars: Yuliya Vysotskaya, Sultan Islamov, Bryan Adams, Evgeniy Mironov

Votes: 2,306 | Gross: $0.06M

41. Man on the Roof (1976)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Police lieutenant Nyman is murdered in his hospital bed and Martin Beck and his colleagues have another murder to solve. They discover that Nyman was a very tough policeman who received ... See full summary »

Director: Bo Widerberg | Stars: Carl-Gustaf Lindstedt, Sven Wollter, Thomas Hellberg, Håkan Serner

Votes: 2,671

42. The Assassination (1965)

104 min | Action, Drama, History

7.5
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The assasination of Heydrich in Prague during WWII.

Director: Jirí Sequens | Stars: Radoslav Brzobohatý, Ludek Munzar, Ladislav Mrkvicka, Rudolf Jelínek

Votes: 220

43. 36 fillette (1988)

88 min | Romance, Drama

6.0
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A night in the life of a young woman who wishes to learn and experience more of life. The men she meets have as much to learn from her as they can offer her, or more.

Director: Catherine Breillat | Stars: Delphine Zentout, Etienne Chicot, Olivier Parnière, Jean-Pierre Léaud

Votes: 874 | Gross: $0.41M

44. Return to Castle Wolfenstein (2001 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Drama

8.4
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1945, The Nazis are planning to resurrect Heinrich I, after being imprisoned. It is up to B.J Blazkowicz, an O.S.A soldier, to foil the operation.

Director: Drew Markham | Stars: Tony Jay, James Alcroft, Neil Ross, Jonathan David Cook

Votes: 1,440

45. Lumumba (2000)

115 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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78 Metascore

The true story of the rise to power and brutal assassination of the formerly vilified and later redeemed leader of the independent Congo, Patrice Lumumba. Using newly discovered historical ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Peck | Stars: Eriq Ebouaney, Alex Descas, Théophile Sowié, Maka Kotto

Votes: 1,455 | Gross: $0.68M

46. Storming Juno (2010 TV Movie)

88 min | History, War

7.0
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Docudrama retelling the Canadian assault of Juno Beach on D-Day, as told via reenactment and through interviews with those who were there.

Director: Tim Wolochatiuk | Stars: Benjamin Muir, Kevin Walker, Craig Cyr, Alden Adair

Votes: 306

47. Theirs Is the Glory (1946)

Approved | 82 min | Documentary, War

7.1
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A re-enactment of the Battle of Arnhem during the Second World War which was later lavishly remade as A Bridge Too Far (1977).

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Stanley Maxted, Thomas Scullion, Allan Wood, Geoff van Rijssel

Votes: 181

48. Paratrooper (1953)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, War

5.9
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In 1940, an American claiming to be Canadian volunteers for the British Army's paratroop school.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Alan Ladd, Leo Genn, Susan Stephen, Harry Andrews

Votes: 448

49. The Long Day's Dying (1968)

Approved | 95 min | Drama, War

7.1
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The saga of three British soldiers and their German captive as they trek through the European countryside. Based on the novel by Alan White.

Director: Peter Collinson | Stars: David Hemmings, Tony Beckley, Tom Bell, Alan Dobie

Votes: 340

50. Quatermass II (1955 TV Mini-Series)

30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Horror

7.4
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Several years after the previous serial took place, Professor Quatermass is trying to perfect a dangerously unstable nuclear-powered rocket engine. After a disastrous test firing in ... See full summary »

Stars: John Robinson, Monica Grey, Hugh Griffith, John Stone

Votes: 217