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1. The Reader (2008)

R | 124 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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58 Metascore

Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz, Jeanette Hain

Votes: 198,300 | Gross: $34.18M

2. Rambo III (1988)

R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

5.7
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36 Metascore

Colonel Trautman is captured by Soviets during a mission in Afghanistan and Rambo sets out to rescue him while taking on the invading Russian forces.

Director: Peter MacDonald | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Marc de Jonge, Kurtwood Smith

Votes: 97,020 | Gross: $53.72M

3. Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

R | 141 min | Drama, History, War

7.9
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89 Metascore

The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryo Kase

Votes: 136,650 | Gross: $13.75M

4. A Very Long Engagement (2004)

R | 133 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.7
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76 Metascore

Tells the story of a young woman's relentless search for her fiancé, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War One.

Director: Jean-Pierre Jeunet | Stars: Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Jodie Foster, Dominique Pinon

Votes: 64,474 | Gross: $6.17M

5. Cross of Iron (1977)

R | 119 min | Drama, War

7.5
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A German commander places a squad in extreme danger after its Sergeant refuses to lie for him.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason, David Warner

Votes: 21,328

6. Miracle at St. Anna (2008)

R | 160 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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37 Metascore

Set in 1944 Italy, the story of four black American soldiers who get trapped in a Tuscan village during WWII.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso, Omar Benson Miller

Votes: 16,033 | Gross: $7.92M

7. Des hommes et des dieux (2010)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, History

7.2
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86 Metascore

Under threat by fundamentalist terrorists, a group of Trappist monks stationed with an impoverished Algerian community must decide whether to leave or stay.

Director: Xavier Beauvois | Stars: Lambert Wilson, Michael Lonsdale, Olivier Rabourdin, Philippe Laudenbach

Votes: 12,925 | Gross: $3.95M

8. Nanjing! Nanjing! (2009)

R | 133 min | Drama, History, War

7.7
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85 Metascore

In 1937, Japan occupied Nanjing, the Chinese capital. There was a battle and subsequent atrocities against the inhabitants, especially those who took refuge in the International Security Zone.

Director: Chuan Lu | Stars: Ye Liu, Wei Fan, Hideo Nakaizumi, Yuanyuan Gao

Votes: 8,742 | Gross: $0.12M

9. Fateless (2005)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.0
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87 Metascore

14-year-old György's life is torn apart in World War II Hungary as he is sent to a concentration camp where he is forced to become a man, and learns to find happiness in the midst of hatred, and what it really means to be Jewish.

Director: Lajos Koltai | Stars: Marcell Nagy, Béla Dóra, Bálint Péntek, Áron Dimény

Votes: 5,802 | Gross: $0.20M

10. Unconquered (1947)

Approved | 146 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.2
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Intrepid frontiersman Chris Holden foils the political and personal ambitions of renegade Martin Garth in the Ohio Valley following the French and Indian War.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Gary Cooper, Paulette Goddard, Howard Da Silva, Boris Karloff

Votes: 1,446

11. Hadashi no Gen (1983)

83 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

8.1
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A powerful statement against war, Barefoot Gen is a disturbing story about the effect of the atomic bomb on a boy's life and the lives of the Japanese people.

Director: Mori Masaki | Stars: Issei Miyazaki, Catherine Battistone, Yoshie Shimamura, Iona Morris

Votes: 5,572

12. Northwest Passage (1940)

Passed | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.1
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Langdon Towne and Hunk Marriner join Major Rogers' Rangers as they wipe out an Indian village. They set out for Fort Wentworth, but when they arrive they find no soldiers and none of the supplies they expected.

Directors: King Vidor, Jack Conway, W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: Spencer Tracy, Robert Young, Walter Brennan, Ruth Hussey

Votes: 2,649

13. Dragon Seed (1944)

Passed | 148 min | Drama, History, War

6.2
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The lives of a small Chinese village are turned Upside down when the Japanese invade it. And heroic young Chinese woman leads her fellow villagers in an uprising against Japanese Invaders.

Directors: Harold S. Bucquet, Jack Conway | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Walter Huston, Aline MacMahon, Akim Tamiroff

Votes: 888

14. Objective, Burma! (1945)

Approved | 142 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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A platoon of special ops are tasked to parachute into the remote Burmese jungle and destroy a strategic Japanese radar station, but getting out isn't as easy.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, James Brown, William Prince, George Tobias

Votes: 3,636

15. Zombie Lake (1981)

Not Rated | 90 min | Horror

3.0
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In a small village, somewhere in France, German soldiers, killed and thrown into the lake by the Resistance during WW II, come back.

Directors: Jean Rollin, Julian de Laserna | Stars: Howard Vernon, Pierre-Marie Escourrou, Anouchka, Antonio Mayans

Votes: 2,555

16. The Mark of Cain (2007)

R | 87 min | Drama, War

6.5
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Uses detailed research and explosive new testimonies by soldiers who have served in Iraq to tell an emotional fictional story of two young men very much out of their depth.

Director: Marc Munden | Stars: Gerard Kearns, Matthew McNulty, Naomi Bentley, Elliot Cowan

Votes: 1,308

17. Utomlennye solntsem 2 (2010)

181 min | Drama, War

4.1
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Epic film about WWII, a sequel to Burnt by the Sun (1994). Evil Stalin is terrorizing people of Russia while the Nazis are advancing. Russian officer Kotov, who miraculously survived the ... See full summary »

Director: Nikita Mikhalkov | Stars: Nikita Mikhalkov, Oleg Menshikov, Nadezhda Mikhalkova, Sergey Makovetskiy

Votes: 3,549

18. Nobi (1959)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, War

8.0
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In the closing days of WWII remnants of the Japanese army in Leyte are abandoned by their command and face certain starvation.

Director: Kon Ichikawa | Stars: Eiji Funakoshi, Mantarô Ushio, Yoshihiro Hamaguchi, Osamu Takizawa

Votes: 3,436

19. The North Star (1943)

Unrated | 108 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.0
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A Ukrainian village must suddenly contend with the Nazi invasion of June 1941.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Anne Baxter, Dana Andrews, Walter Huston, Walter Brennan

Votes: 859

20. The 4th Reich

97 min | Action, Horror, War | Announced

During the early hours of June 6th 1944 a bloody but victorious offensive took place in occupied Western Europe that would claim thousands of lives. Codenamed 'Operation Overlord' the ... See full summary »

Director: Shaun Robert Smith | Stars: Tom Savini, Doug Bradley, Craig Conway, Simon Bamford

21. Flandres (2006)

91 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.6
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67 Metascore

Bruno Dumont follows up the controversial Twentynine Palms with this tale of a group of young soldiers who go off to war and experience some life-changing events. Flandres won the Grand Prix Prize at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.

Director: Bruno Dumont | Stars: Adélaïde Leroux, Samuel Boidin, Henri Cretel, Jean-Marie Bruveart

Votes: 2,400 | Gross: $0.02M

22. The Weather Underground (2002)

Unrated | 92 min | Documentary, History, War

7.6
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77 Metascore

The remarkable story of The Weather Underground, radical activists of the 1970s, and of radical politics at its best and most disastrous.

Directors: Sam Green, Bill Siegel | Stars: Lili Taylor, Pamela Z, Jim Lange, Evan White

Votes: 3,095 | Gross: $0.56M

23. Beg (1971)

196 min | Drama, History, War

8.1
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The defeat of the "White Army" in the Russian Civil War of 1918-21, causing massive emigration of the upper classes and nobility, called "White Russians". Set in Crimea, Constantinopol and ... See full summary »

Directors: Aleksandr Alov, Vladimir Naumov | Stars: Lyudmila Saveleva, Aleksey Batalov, Mikhail Ulyanov, Tatyana Tkach

Votes: 700

24. Level Five (1997)

106 min | Documentary, Romance, War

7.1
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87 Metascore

The French computer programmer Laura inherits the task of making a computer game of the Battle of Okinawa during World War II. She searches the internet for information on the battle, and ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Marker | Stars: Catherine Belkhodja, Kenji Tokitsu, Nagisa Ôshima, Ju'nishi Ushiyama

Votes: 496 | Gross: $0.02M

25. Les croix de bois (1932)

115 min | Drama, War

7.8
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The young and patriotic student Demachy joins the French army in 1914 to defend his country. But he and his comrades soon experience the terrifying, endless trench war in Champagne, where ... See full summary »

Director: Raymond Bernard | Stars: Pierre Blanchar, Gabriel Gabrio, Charles Vanel, Raymond Aimos

Votes: 864

26. Okupacija u 26 slika (1978)

116 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.3
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Three young men - a Croat, an Italian, and a Jew - are the best friends in pre-WW2 Dubrovnik. When their country is occupied by Nazis and their cronies, the idyllic city becomes a place of ... See full summary »

Director: Lordan Zafranovic | Stars: Frano Lasic, Milan Strljic, Tanja Poberznik, Boris Kralj

Votes: 517

27. Pad Italije (1981)

114 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.1
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A partisan commander had to shoot one of his comrades because he had neglected the struggle and turned to a life of lust and vice. When Italy capitulates in September of 1943 and the war ... See full summary »

Director: Lordan Zafranovic | Stars: Daniel Olbrychski, Ena Begovic, Gorica Popovic, Mirjana Karanovic

Votes: 181

28. Nürnberg und seine Lehre (1948)

Approved | 78 min | Documentary

6.8
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The official U.S. government film about the 1st Nuremberg trial (The Trial of the Major Nazi War Criminals) which lasted from November 20, 1945 to October 1, 1946.

Director: Stuart Schulberg | Stars: Francis Biddle, Karl Dönitz, Hans Frank, Wilhelm Frick

Votes: 48

29. Enemy of Women (1944)

Approved | 72 min | Drama, War

4.6
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Young Dr. Paul Joseph Goebbels, an unsuccessful playwright, is forced, in order to support himself, to take a position as tutor in the household of Herr Quandt. His first attempt to force ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Zeisler | Stars: Claudia Drake, Wolfgang Zilzer, Donald Woods, H.B. Warner

Votes: 78

30. Father (1990)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, War

6.9
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On a TV tabloid show, Iya Zetnick exposes Joe Mueller as the Nazi war criminal who killed her family. Mueller is arrested, but prevails in a trial. Zetnick breaks into his house, and kills ... See full summary »

Director: John Power | Stars: Max von Sydow, Carol Drinkwater, Julia Blake, Steve Jacobs

Votes: 114

31. Szpital przemienienia (1979)

90 min | Drama

7.2
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The film is set in 1943 in a mental asylum in the country. But this is an unusual hospital: there are several incurable schizophrenic cases, staff is bit strange and a writer has ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Zebrowski | Stars: Piotr Dejmek, Jerzy Binczycki, Henryk Bista, Ewa Dalkowska

Votes: 134

32. First Yank Into Tokyo (1945)

Approved | 82 min | War, Drama

5.4
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An American agent undergoes plastic surgery to make him look Japanese so he can infiltrate Japan and help to free an American POW.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Tom Neal, Barbara Hale, Marc Cramer, Richard Loo

Votes: 192

33. Zalazak stoljeca (Testament L.Z.) (1994)

201 min | Documentary

6.8
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An epic documentary of rise and fall of Ustasha regime in Croatia.

Director: Lordan Zafranovic | Stars: Andrija Artukovic, Lordan Zafranovic

Votes: 68

34. 14-18, le bruit et la fureur (2008 TV Movie)

148 min | Documentary, History

7.9
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A documentary of World War I, exploring how soldiers accepted their conditions in the trenches when no clear reason had been given for the fight.

Director: Jean-François Delassus | Star: Alexandre Astier

Votes: 85

35. 68 (2008 TV Movie)

110 min | Documentary, History, War

7.9
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From Washington to Saigon, Rome to Mexico, Paris to London, a wave of demonstrations shakes the world. 68 travels back in time to war torn Vietnam, freed and occupied Prague, Paris demonstrating, revolution in the Americas.

Director: Patrick Rotman | Stars: Edouard Balladur, The Beatles, Claude Berri, Leonid Brezhnev

Votes: 50

36. Wszystko, co najwazniejsze... (1992)

98 min | Biography, Drama, War

6.8
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When the war breaks out, renowned Polish-Jewish poet Aleksander Wat leaves Nazi-occupied Warsaw with his wife Ola and their son. In Lviv, however, they are arrested by the Russians and separated. Ola and her son are sent to Siberia.

Director: Robert Glinski | Stars: Ewa Skibinska, Krzysztof Globisz, Adam Siemion, Grazyna Barszczewska

Votes: 43

37. The Trees Will Remember (2016)

19 min | Short, Drama, History

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11 long-take still scenes depicting fateful hours of a little Jewish boy, who's experiencing the first clashes with death in the dense forest, somewhere in the Nazi hell Europe.

Director: Ash Sumpter | Stars: Martin Púcek, Mária Kalmárová, Simon Simanský, Jozef Pastorek

38. Pacto de silencio (2007 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary

7.4
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In the forties, Erich Priebke, a former Nazi SS commander hides in Bariloche, Argentina . The German community of Bariloche lives conditioned by the spirit of the Third Reich and supports ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Echeverría | Stars: Carlos Echeverría, Erich Priebke, Jorge Priebke, Herbert Best

Votes: 37

39. Destination Unknown (1942)

Passed | 63 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.9
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A beautiful Dutch girl finds herself in Peking being pursued by agents of the Japanese government.

Director: Ray Taylor | Stars: William Gargan, Irene Hervey, Sam Levene, Turhan Bey

Votes: 14

40. Dracula: The True Story (1997 TV Movie)

43 min | Documentary

6.9
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The Irish novelist, Bram Stoker, gave the world Dracula in 1897. This documentary explores the historical figure behind the fictional figure of horror and examines medical explanations for the myths of vampires.

Director: Matthias Kessler | Stars: Steve Barton, Dan Berindei, Brianna Caradja, Paul Daian

Votes: 31

41. Au coeur de la vie (1963)

95 min | Drama, War

7.5
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This Civil War anthology adapts three Ambrose Bierce stories "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge," "Chickamauga" and "The Mockingbird."

Director: Robert Enrico | Stars: Roger Jacquet, Anne Cornaly, Stéphane Fey, Pierre Boffety

Votes: 77

42. Suicide Attack (1951)

Approved | 64 min | Documentary, News, War

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This film was cobbled together from Japanese newsreels and propaganda films, to boost home-front morale, filmed during World War Two. It shows the early conquests of Japan, beginning with ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Lerner | Stars: Paul Dubov, Hideki Tojo, Masaharu Homma, Jose P. Laurel

43. Inhumanities II: Modern Atrocities (1989 Video)

76 min | Documentary, War

6.2
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Compilation of newsreel footage of atrocities, murders, natural disasters, aircraft accidents, and other spectacles involving violent death or extremes of human suffering

Director: Wesley Emerson | Stars: Ayatollah Khomeini, Jeff Doucett, Gary Plauche

Votes: 28

44. Uciekinier (2007)

56 min | Documentary

7.7
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It tells the extraordinary life story of Kazimierz Piechowski, former Auschwitz prisoner no. 918, who organized one of the most amazing escapes from the camp.

Director: Marek Tomasz Pawlowski | Star: Kazimierz Piechowski

Votes: 46

45. Am Wassergraben (1978)

16 min | Documentary, Short

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Directors: Walter Heynowski, Gerhard Scheumann | Star: Gerhard Scheumann

46. A Nation Is Born (1947)

20 min | Documentary, Short, History

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This RKO short, part of the "This is America" series, details (as much as possible in a 20-minute short) the transformation, following World War II, of the Philippine Islands, from a ... See full summary »

Director: David Griffin | Stars: Raoul De Leon, Douglas MacArthur, Thomas Briggs

47. Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1975)
Episode: A Patriotic Offering (1974)

50 min | Drama

8.1
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In a gesture of goodwill, the Bellamys offer generous hospitality to a family of Belgian refugees and Edward is feeling increased pressure to enlist.

Director: Derek Bennett | Stars: Gordon Jackson, Angela Baddeley, Jean Marsh, David Langton

Votes: 39

48. The Strain (2014– )
Episode: Collaborators (2016)

TV-MA | 42 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.8
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Setrakian offers hope in a new plan to trap the Master while Eph and Dutch seek out the Master's "voice." Palmer, frail and close to death, needs Setrakian's access to the white to hold up ... See full summary »

Director: T.J. Scott | Stars: Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand, Jonathan Hyde

Votes: 352

49. Longines Chronoscope (1951–1955)
Episode: Episode dated 16 November 1951 (1951)

History, News

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Huie and Ansel E. Talbert, editor of the New York Herald-Tribune, interview U.S. Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, a Republican from Wisconsin. Topics include reports of atrocities during the ... See full summary »

Stars: William Bradford Huie, Joseph McCarthy, Ansel E. Talbert

50. Hollywood (1980– )
Episode: Hollywood Goes to War (1980)

Documentary, History

8.4
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Hollywood and its stars support the War effort with propaganda and patriotic films and war bond tours.

Directors: Kevin Brownlow, David Gill | Stars: James Mason, Karl Brown, Agnes de Mille, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Votes: 23