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1. Big Fish (2003)

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

8.0
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58 Metascore

A son tries to learn more about his dying father by reliving stories and myths he told about his life.

Writers: Daniel Wallace, John August | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange

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

TV-MA | 705 min | Action, Drama, History

9.6
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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, Matthew Leitch, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston

3. Red Dawn (2012)

PG-13 | 93 min | Action, Thriller, War

5.5
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31 Metascore

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

Writers: Carl Ellsworth, Jeremy Passmore, Kevin Reynolds, John Milius | Director: Dan Bradley | Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Isabel Lucas, Josh Hutcherson, Josh Peck

4. Empire of the Sun (1987)

PG | 153 min | Drama, History, War

7.8
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60 Metascore

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

Writers: J.G. Ballard, Tom Stoppard | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers

5. 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.

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

6. Red Dawn (1984)

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

6.3
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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.

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

7. In Harm's Way (1965)

Approved | 165 min | Drama, War

7.3
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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.

Writers: Wendell Mayes, James Bassett | Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Tom Tryon

8. 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.

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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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.

Writers: Cornelius Ryan, Romain Gary, James Jones, David Pursall, Jack Seddon | Directors: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki, Gerd Oswald, Darryl F. Zanuck | Stars: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Richard Burton, Henry Fonda

12. Casino Royale (1967)

Approved | 131 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

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

Writers: Wolf Mankowitz, John Law, Michael Sayers, Ian Fleming | Directors: Ken Hughes, John Huston, Joseph McGrath, Robert Parrish, Richard Talmadge | Stars: David Niven, Peter Sellers, Ursula Andress, Orson Welles

13. Ocean's 11 (1960)

Unrated | 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.

Writers: Harry Brown, Charles Lederer, George Clayton Johnson, Jack Golden Russell | Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Peter Lawford

14. The Battle of Algiers (1966)

Not Rated | 121 min | Crime, Drama, History

8.2
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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.

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

15. Cast a Giant Shadow (1966)

146 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.3
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An American Army officer is recruited by the yet to exist Israel to help them form an army. He is disturbed by this sudden appeal to his jewish roots. Each of Israel's Arab neighbors has ... See full summary »

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

16. 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 »

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

17. 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

18. Come and See (1985)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, War

8.3
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After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet Army and experiences the horrors of World War II.

Writers: Ales Adamovich, Elem Klimov | Director: Elem Klimov | Stars: Aleksey Kravchenko, Olga Mironova, Liubomiras Lauciavicius, Vladas Bagdonas

19. 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.

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

20. Ice Station Zebra (1968)

G | 148 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.6
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Commander James Ferraday, USN, has new orders: get David Jones, a British civilian, Captain Anders, a tough Marine with a platoon of troops, Boris Vasilov, a friendly Russian, and the crew ... See full summary »

Writers: Alistair MacLean, Douglas Heyes, Harry Julian Fink | Director: John Sturges | Stars: Rock Hudson, Ernest Borgnine, Patrick McGoohan, Jim Brown

21. The Heroes of Telemark (1965)

Approved | 131 min | Action, Drama, History

6.4
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Norwegian resistance tries to stop German troops to produce an atomic bomb component during WW2. Based on a true story.

Writers: Ivan Moffat, Ben Barzman | Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris, Ulla Jacobsson, Michael Redgrave

22. Call of Duty (2003 Video Game)

T | Action, Drama, War

8.9
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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.

Writer: Michael Schiffer | Director: Keith Arem | Stars: Steve Blum, Jason Statham, Giovanni Ribisi, Gregg Berger

23. The World at War (1973– )

52 min | Documentary, History, War

9.4
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A series of accurate documentaries about World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill, Anthony Eden

24. 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.

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

25. 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.

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

26. Hornets' Nest (1970)

R | 110 min | Drama, Action, War

5.5
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A commando unit is dropped behind the German lines in Italy and its mission is to blow up a strategic dam. However, the unit is ambushed and only its leader survives. He is picked up by a ... See full summary »

Writers: S.S. Schweitzer, Stanley Colbert | Directors: Phil Karlson, Franco Cirino | Stars: Rock Hudson, Sylva Koscina, Sergio Fantoni, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart

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

Approved | 153 min | Drama, 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.

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

28. 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 »

Writers: William J. Lederer, Eugene Burdick, Stewart Stern | Director: George Englund | Stars: Marlon Brando, Eiji Okada, Sandra Church, Pat Hingle

29. 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 »

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

30. The Last Rescue (2015)

Action, Drama | Completed

World World 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.

Writers: Sean Gleaves, Hallie Shepherd | Director: Eric Colley | Stars: Brett Cullen, Cody Kasch, Gilles Marini, Ryan Merriman

31. 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.

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

32. 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.

Writers: Aleksey Dudarev, Vladimir Eryomin, Ekaterina Tirdatova, Igor Ugolnikov, Konstantin Vorobyov | Director: Aleksandr Kott | Stars: Aleksey Kopashov, Andrey Merzlikin, Pavel Derevyanko, Aleksandr Korshunov

33. 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.

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

34. We Stand Alone Together (2001 TV Movie)

78 min | Documentary

8.5
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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.

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

35. Signs of Life (1968)

91 min | Drama

7.3
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On Crete, a wounded German paratrooper named Stroszek is sent to the quiet city of Kos with his wife Nora, a Greek nurse, and two other soldiers recovering from minor wounds. Billeted in a ... See full summary »

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

36. 36 fillette (1988)

88 min | Romance, Drama

6.1
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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.

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

37. 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 brutal and tough policeman who ... See full summary »

Writers: Maj Sjöwall, Per Wahlöö, Bo Widerberg | Director: Bo Widerberg | Stars: Carl-Gustaf Lindstedt, Sven Wollter, Thomas Hellberg, Håkan Serner

38. Stranded (2010)

103 min | Action, Horror, War

5.1
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A platoon of French soldiers on a rescue mission in North Africa confront invisible evil creatures.

Writers: Sandra Martin, Hugues Martin | Directors: Hugues Martin, Sandra Martin | Stars: Grégoire Leprince-Ringuet, Thierry Frémont, Saïd Taghmaoui, Aurélien Wiik

39. Paratrooper (1953)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, War

6.0
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Alan Ladd is the focus of this story based on the wartime raid on the German radar station at Bruneval. The raid was a combined services operation and the 2nd Battalion of the 1st Parachute... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Maibaum, Frank S. Nugent, Sy Bartlett, Hilary St George Saunders | Director: Terence Young | Stars: Alan Ladd, Leo Genn, Susan Stephen, Harry Andrews

40. Strangers in the Night (1944)

Approved | 56 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.4
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A lonely, mentally unbalanced woman invents a fictitious daughter and has the "daughter" write to a Marine stationed in the South Pacific. When the soldier returns back to the States, he ... See full summary »

Writers: Philip MacDonald, Bryant Ford, Paul Gangelin | Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: William Terry, Virginia Grey, Helene Thimig, Edith Barrett

41. Casablanca Express (1989)

85 min | Action, War

4.2
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In, 1942 a commando (Jason Connery) is assigned to protect Winston Churchill when it is learned that the Nazis are plotting to kidnap him.

Writers: Roberto Leoni, Ernesto Gastaldi, Sergio Martino | Director: Sergio Martino | Stars: Jason Connery, Francesco Quinn, Jinny Steffan, Manfred Lehmann

42. 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.

Writer: Andrei Konchalovsky | Director: Andrei Konchalovsky | Stars: Yuliya Vysotskaya, Sultan Islamov, Bryan Adams, Evgeniy Mironov

43. Jumping Jacks (1952)

96 min | Comedy

6.4
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Nightclub comic Hap Smith assumes the identity of another soldier so he can tour army bases in a revue with his ex-partner Chuck Allen.

Writers: Robert Lees, Frederic I. Rinaldo, Herbert Baker, James B. Allardice, Richard Weil, Brian Marlow | Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Mona Freeman, Don DeFore

44. Storming Juno (2010 TV Movie)

88 min | History, War

7.1
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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.

Writer: Christopher Gagosz | Director: Tim Wolochatiuk | Stars: Benjamin Muir, Kevin Jake Walker, Craig Cyr, Alden Adair

45. Return to Castle Wolfenstein (2001 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Drama

8.6
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You play a World War II American intelligence agent who must stop various Nazi special weapons projects predominately involving the occult.

Writers: John Carmack, Steve Goldberg | Director: Drew Markham | Stars: Tony Jay, James Alcroft, Neil Ross, Jonathan David Cook

46. Quatermass II (1955 TV Mini-Series)

30 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Horror

7.3
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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

47. Theirs Is the Glory (1946)

Approved | 82 min | Documentary, War

6.9
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Re-enactment of World War 2 Battle of Arnhem. Later lavishly remade as A Bridge Too Far.

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

48. Medal of Honor: Frontline (2002 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.4
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You take on the role of Lieutenant James Patterson, the star of the 'Medal of Honor' series. As Patterson, you are the Allied force's most reliable military special agent. From storming the... See full summary »

Creator: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Andreas Beckett, Antoinette Boers, Steve Bulen, Neil Dickson

49. 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 »

Writers: Pascal Bonitzer, Dan Edelstein, Raoul Peck | Director: Raoul Peck | Stars: Eriq Ebouaney, Alex Descas, Théophile Sowié, Maka Kotto

50. Breaking Code (2015)

Action, Drama | Announced

At the outbreak of the Gulf War, this action drama is based on the true story of an enlisted soldier who unexpectedly stumbles on a web of illegal activities involving the upper chain of ... See full summary »

Writers: David S. Bosley, J.M. Corral, Kelly McDowell | Director: Gerry Lively | Star: Billy Campbell