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1. 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 »

Director: Clarence Brown | Stars: Irene Dunne, Alan Marshal, Roddy McDowall, Frank Morgan

Votes: 1,056

2. 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.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Fredric March, Dana Andrews, Myrna Loy, Teresa Wright

Votes: 40,473 | Gross: $23.65M

3. Angel (2007)

113 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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The rise and fall of a young eccentric British writer, in the early 20th century.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Romola Garai, Sam Neill, Lucy Russell, Michael Fassbender

Votes: 4,465

4. The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain (1995)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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When an English cartographer must tell a Welsh village that their mountain is only a hill, the offended community sets out to change that.

Director: Christopher Monger | Stars: Hugh Grant, Tara Fitzgerald, Colm Meaney, Ian McNeice

Votes: 13,647 | Gross: $10.90M

5. White Mischief (1987)

R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.3
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A millionaire past his prime and his young wife arrive in Kenya circa 1940 to find that the other affluent British expatriates are living large as the homefront gears up for war. They are ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Radford | Stars: Sarah Miles, Joss Ackland, Greta Scacchi, Charles Dance

Votes: 2,055 | Gross: $3.11M

6. 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: 2,723

7. 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 »

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

Votes: 3,335

8. 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.

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

Votes: 1,179

9. Malaya (1949)

Passed | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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Newspaperman Royer convinces government officials of a plan to obtain rubber by stealing it out from under the Japanese. Carnahan is let out of prison to help.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Spencer Tracy, James Stewart, Valentina Cortese, Sydney Greenstreet

Votes: 746

10. 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 »

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Patric Knowles, Florence Desmond, Sessue Hayakawa

Votes: 1,291

11. A Screaming Man (2010)

92 min | Drama

6.8
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72 Metascore

Present-day Chad. Adam, fifty-five, a former swimming champion, is pool attendant at a smart N'Djamena hotel. When the hotel gets taken over by new Chinese owners, he is forced to give up ... See full summary »

Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun | Stars: Youssouf Djaoro, Diouc Koma, Emile Abossolo M'bo, Hadje Fatime N'Goua

Votes: 1,180 | Gross: $0.01M

12. Powder Town (1942)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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An absent minded research scientist takes a job at a munitions factory

Director: Rowland V. Lee | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Edmond O'Brien, June Havoc, Dorothy Lovett

Votes: 69

13. The Falcon in Danger (1943)

Approved | 69 min | Crime, Mystery, War

6.3
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Whem a passenger plane crash lands at a local airport, bystanders and first responders are shocked to find there is no one aboard.

Director: William Clemens | Stars: Tom Conway, Jean Brooks, Elaine Shepard, Amelita Ward

Votes: 319

14. Meet the People (1944)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

5.9
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A idealistic shipyard worker interests a beautiful Hollywood star in staging a musical tribute to the war industry, but they disagree on some important issues.

Director: Charles Reisner | Stars: Lucille Ball, Dick Powell, Virginia O'Brien, Bert Lahr

Votes: 227

15. The Man Who Saved Christmas (2002 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Family

6.6
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A.C. Gilbert figures out a way to keep Christmas alive after the war threatens to take it away in his name.

Director: Sturla Gunnarsson | Stars: Jason Alexander, Kelly Rowan, Ari Cohen, C. David Johnson

Votes: 374

16. 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.

Director: Edward Sedgwick | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, Jacqueline White

Votes: 674

17. The Jade Mask (1945)

66 min | Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi

7.0
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Charlie Chan looks into the apparent murder of a scientist in a spooky mansion.

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Sidney Toler, Mantan Moreland, Edwin Luke, Hardie Albright

Votes: 878

18. 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: 1,040

19. Julian Fellowes Investigates: A Most Mysterious Murder - The Case of the Earl of Erroll (2005 TV Movie)

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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Julian Fellowes examines the 1941 murder of the Earl of Erroll in colonial Kenya.

Director: Delyth Thomas | Stars: Julian Fellowes, Josephine Butler, David Calder, Charles Daish

Votes: 69

20. Who's Who in the Zoo (1942)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

6.7
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A wacky travelogue takes us to the zoo, where Porky Pig is the keeper and goofy animals provide the basis for a series of black-out gags.

Director: Norm McCabe | Stars: Mel Blanc, Robert C. Bruce

Votes: 72

21. Hymn of the Nations (1944)

Approved | 31 min | Short, Documentary, Music

6.2
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Conductor Arturo Toscanini is shown at his home in New York City and leading tenor Jan Peerce and the NBC Symphony Orchestra in Verdi's "Hymn of the Nations" and "Overture to 'La Forza del ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Hammid | Stars: Arturo Toscanini, Jan Peerce, The Westminister Choir, Burgess Meredith

Votes: 29

22. 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.

Director: Herbert Glazer | Stars: Robert Blake, Janet Burston, Billy 'Froggy' Laughlin, Billie 'Buckwheat' Thomas

Votes: 26

23. You Can't Ration Love (1944)

78 min | Comedy, Musical

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Because of the war, there aren't enough men at Adams College for all the girls, but Betty (Betty Jane Rhodes as Betty Rhodes) has no difficulties as she has a monopoly on stud-athlete Pete ... See full summary »

Director: Lester Fuller | Stars: Betty Jane Rhodes, Johnny Johnston, Marjorie Weaver, Johnnie Davis

24. All Together (1942)

3 min | Animation, Short, War

5.2
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The entire Disney menagerie appears in a parade urging the purchase of war bonds.

Stars: Clarence Nash, Walt Disney

Votes: 186

25. California at War (2007 TV Movie)

Documentary, History, War

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Stars: Judy Muller, Mickey Rooney

26. You (1916)

War, Short

5.3
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Director: Harold M. Shaw | Stars: Edna Flugrath, Gerald Ames, Charles Rock, Douglas Munro

Votes: 11

27. Everybody's Business (1917)

Short, Drama

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A soldier's father dreams the food economy helps to win the war.

Director: Ralph Dewsbury | Stars: Norman McKinnel, Gerald du Maurier, Matheson Lang, Renee Kelly

28. The Knockout Blow (1917)

Short, War

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Animated posters for the National Service.

Director: Walter West

29. The Western Isles (1941)

14 min | Documentary, Short

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How Harris Tweed is made by the islanders in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

Director: Terry Bishop | Stars: Bean Ailein, Somhaisle Mac 'Ille Mhoire, Ian Mac Néill Ghiolais, Kitty MacLeod

30. Universal Newsreel (XXIV) (1945)

Documentary, Short

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Stars: Ed Herlihy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Sol Bloom, Charles Eaton

31. Foyle's War (2002–2015)
Episode: They Fought in the Fields (2004)

TV-14 | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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April 1941: Foyle questions three Land Army girls about a murder that occurs on a Hastings farm.

Director: Jeremy Silberston | Stars: Tom Frederic, Peter Stark, Jack Gustav, Paula Jennings

Votes: 286