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1. Ender's Game (2013)

PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Sci-Fi

6.8
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51 Metascore

Young Ender Wiggin is recruited by the International Military to lead the fight against the Formics, a genocidal alien race which nearly annihilated the human race in a previous invasion.

Writers: Gavin Hood, Orson Scott Card | Director: Gavin Hood | Stars: Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Abigail Breslin

2. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)

PG-13 | 94 min | Drama, War

7.8
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55 Metascore

Set during World War II, a story seen through the innocent eyes of Bruno, the eight-year-old son of the commandant at a concentration camp, whose forbidden friendship with a Jewish boy on the other side of the camp fence has startling and unexpected consequences.

Writers: John Boyne, Mark Herman | Director: Mark Herman | Stars: Asa Butterfield, David Thewlis, Rupert Friend, Zac Mattoon O'Brien

3. Three Days of the Condor (1975)

R | 117 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.5
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A bookish CIA researcher finds all his co-workers dead, and must outwit those responsible until he figures out who he can really trust.

Writers: James Grady, Lorenzo Semple Jr., David Rayfiel | Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Robert Redford, Faye Dunaway, Cliff Robertson, Max von Sydow

4. Valkyrie (2008)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.1
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56 Metascore

A dramatization of the 20 July assassination and political coup plot by desperate renegade German Army officers against Hitler during World War II.

Writers: Christopher McQuarrie, Nathan Alexander | Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Tom Cruise, Bill Nighy, Carice van Houten, Kenneth Branagh

5. WarGames (1983)

PG | 114 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.1
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A young man finds a back door into a military central computer in which reality is confused with game-playing, possibly starting World War III.

Writers: Lawrence Lasker, Walter F. Parkes | Director: John Badham | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Ally Sheedy, John Wood, Dabney Coleman

6. The Believer (2001)

R | 102 min | Drama

7.3
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75 Metascore

A young Jewish man develops a fiercely anti-Semitic philosophy. Based on the factual story of a K.K.K. member in the 1960s who was revealed to be Jewish by a New York Times reporter.

Writers: Henry Bean, Mark Jacobson | Director: Henry Bean | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Summer Phoenix, Peter Meadows, Garret Dillahunt

7. Gallipoli (1981)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.5
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65 Metascore

Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I.

Writers: Peter Weir, David Williamson | Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Kerr, Harold Hopkins

8. Soldier's Girl (2003 TV Movie)

R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

8.0
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The true story of the price a young soldier paid for falling in love with a transsexual night-club performer.

Writer: Ron Nyswaner | Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Troy Garity, Lee Pace, Andre Braugher, Shawn Hatosy

9. Van Wilder: Freshman Year (2009 Video)

R | 98 min | Comedy

5.2
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Van Wilder starts his freshman year at Coolidge College and embarks on an adventure to land the campus hottie and liberate his school from sexual oppression and party dysfunction.

Writers: Brent Goldberg, David Wagner, Todd McCullough | Director: Harvey Glazer | Stars: Jonathan Bennett, Kristin Cavallari, Kurt Fuller, Steve Talley

10. Down Periscope (1996)

PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy

5.9
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Lt. Cmdr. Tom Dodge is assigned as Captain to the USS Stingray, an old diesel driven submarine that has seen better days. With a crew that consists only of weird guys (and a gal), he's ... See full summary »

Writers: Hugh Wilson, Andrew Kurtzman, Eliot Wald | Director: David S. Ward | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Lauren Holly, Rob Schneider, Harry Dean Stanton

11. If.... (1968)

X | 111 min | Drama

7.7
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In this allegorical story, a revolution led by pupil Mick Travis takes place at an old established private school in England.

Writers: David Sherwin, John Howlett | Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, David Wood, Richard Warwick, Christine Noonan

12. Private Benjamin (1980)

R | 109 min | Comedy, War

6.0
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A sheltered young high society woman joins the United States Army on a whim and finds herself in a more difficult situation than she ever expected.

Writers: Nancy Meyers, Charles Shyer, Harvey Miller | Director: Howard Zieff | Stars: Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan, Armand Assante, Robert Webber

13. Major Movie Star (2008)

PG-13 | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

4.1
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When fluffy, bubble gum movie star Megan Valentine suddenly finds herself broke and humiliated in the public eye, she wanders from the wreckage of a car accident and witlessly enlists in the U.S. Army hoping in vain that it will change her life.

Writers: April Blair, Kelly Bowe | Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Jessica Simpson, Vivica A. Fox, Steve Guttenberg, Aimee Garcia

14. I Declare War (I) (2012)

94 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.0
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58 Metascore

Summer war games between neighborhood kids turn deadly serious when jealousy and betrayal enter the mix.

Writer: Jason Lapeyre | Directors: Jason Lapeyre, Robert Wilson | Stars: Siam Yu, Kolton Stewart, Gage Munroe, Michael Friend

15. Spec Ops: The Line (2012 Video Game)

M | Action, Drama

8.8
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Set in modern day Dubai, massive sandstorms have buried the city. As Capt. Martin Walker, you're sent in to find any survivors and learn what happened to the original rescue and evacuation team led by Lt. Colonel John Konrad.

Writers: Joseph Conrad, Walt Williams | Directors: Francois Coulon, Cory Davis | Stars: Nolan North, Christopher Reid, Omid Abtahi, Bruce Boxleitner

16. The Rainbow (1989)

R | 113 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.4
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A young woman deals in her own personal way with the trials of adolescence and young adulthood in early 1900s England.

Writers: Ken Russell, Vivian Russell, D.H. Lawrence | Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Sammi Davis, Amanda Donohoe, Paul McGann, Christopher Gable

17. Follow Me, Boys! (1966)

Approved | 131 min | Drama, Family

7.3
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Lem Siddons is part of a traveling band who has a dream of becoming a lawyer. Deciding to settle down, he finds a job as a stockboy in the general store of a small town. Trying to fit in, ... See full summary »

Writers: Louis Pelletier, MacKinlay Kantor | Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Fred MacMurray, Vera Miles, Lillian Gish, Charles Ruggles

18. Cavalcade (1933)

Passed | 112 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.2
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A cavalcade of English life from New Year's Eve 1899 until 1933 seen through the eyes of well-to-do Londoners Jane and Robert Marryot. Amongst events touching their family are the Boer War,... See full summary »

Writers: Reginald Berkeley, Sonya Levien | Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: Diana Wynyard, Clive Brook, Una O'Connor, Herbert Mundin

19. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

Not Rated | 163 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.1
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From the Boer War through World War II, a soldier rises through the ranks in the British military.

Writers: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook, Roland Culver

20. Close Your Eyes (2002)

R | 108 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery

6.2
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45 Metascore

A hypnotherapist is caught up in the pursuit of a serial killer.

Writers: Madison Smartt Bell, Nick Willing, William Brookfield | Director: Nick Willing | Stars: Goran Visnjic, Paddy Considine, Shirley Henderson, Miranda Otto

21. Avalon (2001)

R | 107 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.6
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In a future world, young people are increasingly becoming addicted to an illegal (and potentially deadly) battle simulation game called Avalon. When Ash, a star player, hears of rumors that... See full summary »

Writer: Kazunori Itô | Director: Mamoru Oshii | Stars: Malgorzata Foremniak, Wladyslaw Kowalski, Jerzy Gudejko, Dariusz Biskupski

22. A Canterbury Tale (1944)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.7
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A 'Land Girl', an American GI, and a British soldier find themselves together in a small Kent town on the road to Canterbury. The town is being plagued by a mysterious "glue-man", who pours... See full summary »

Writers: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price, John Sweet

23. After the Rain (1999)

110 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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Steph, an Afrikaner, struggles with his past and heritage in the new South Africa. When his girlfriend befriends a black South African man called Vusisizwe trouble brews.

Writer: Ross Kettle | Director: Ross Kettle | Stars: Paul Bettany, Louise Lombard, Ariyon Bakare, Hakeem Kae-Kazim

24. Medium Cool (1969)

R | 111 min | Drama

7.4
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TV news reporter finds himself becoming personally involved in the violence that erupts around the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

Writer: Haskell Wexler | Director: Haskell Wexler | Stars: Robert Forster, Verna Bloom, Peter Bonerz, Marianna Hill

25. Marcel Proust's Time Regained (1999)

169 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.8
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72 Metascore

Marcel Proust (1871-1922) is on his deathbed. Looking at photographs brings memories of his childhood, his youth, his lovers, and the way the Great War put an end to a stratum of society. ... See full summary »

Writers: Marcel Proust, Gilles Taurand, Raoul Ruiz | Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Emmanuelle Béart, Vincent Perez, John Malkovich

26. The Elementary School (1991)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.2
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The time is 1945-46. 10 year old Eda and his friend Tonda live in a small village outside Prague. In school, their class is so wild and indisciplined that their teacher quits and is ... See full summary »

Writer: Zdenek Sverák | Director: Jan Sverák | Stars: Jan Tríska, Zdenek Sverák, Libuse Safránková, Rudolf Hrusínský

27. Command & Conquer: Red Alert (1996 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

8.4
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In an alternative Earth, where Hitler was eliminated from history, you play either side of a new war of the Soviet Union vs. the Allies.

Writers: John Scott Lewinski, Joe Bostic, Ed Del Castillo, Adam Isgreen, Brett Sperry, Ron Smith | Director: Joseph D. Kucan | Stars: Arthur Roberts, Barry Kramer, John Milford, Lynne Litteer

28. Battlefield: 1942 (2002 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure

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Stars: Malcolm Sherwood, Patti Tauscher, Marc Farly, Ken Felton

29. Great Guns (1941)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Romance, War

6.2
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Laurel and Hardy join the army. They are hardly soldiers, but they believe their employer will need them now he's drafted.

Writer: Lou Breslow | Director: Monty Banks | Stars: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Sheila Ryan, Dick Nelson

30. Arizona (1931)

70 min | Drama, Romance

6.1
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While at West Point Denton rebuffs Evelyn Palmer who shows up later as the wife of his commanding officer in Arizona. When he takes a shine to her sister Bonita, Evelyn accuses him to ... See full summary »

Writers: Dorothy Howell, Robert Riskin, Augustus E. Thomas | Director: George B. Seitz | Stars: Laura La Plante, John Wayne, June Clyde, Forrest Stanley

31. Gladiatorerna (1969)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

6.8
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Some time in the future, East and West have stopped maintaining standing armies and nuclear weapons. Instead, to settle their differences they pit different teams of crack combat specialists against each other.

Writers: Nicholas Gosling, Peter Watkins | Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Arthur Pentelow, Frederick Danner, Hans Bendrik, Daniel Harle

32. The Fifth Missile (1986 TV Movie)

150 min | Drama, Thriller

6.5
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The crew of a Polaris submarine, on a training mission simulating an attack on Russia, is stricken by toxic poisoning. One of the poison's effects is to make its victims hallucinate, and ... See full summary »

Writers: Eric Bercovici, Frank M. Robinson, Thomas N. Scortia | Director: Larry Peerce | Stars: Robert Conrad, Sam Waterston, Richard Roundtree, Jonathan Banks

33. Private Snuffy Smith (1942)

Approved | 67 min | Comedy, Romance, War

4.8
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Snuffy Smith, moonshining hillbilly, grows tired of dodging revenue agents, headed by Cooper, and decides to take the army up on their offer of free clothes, food and $21.00 a month. Once ... See full summary »

Writers: Billy DeBeck, John Grey, Jack Henley, Lloyd French, Doncho Hall | Director: Edward F. Cline | Stars: Bud Duncan, Edgar Kennedy, Sarah Padden, J. Farrell MacDonald

34. 20 Mississippi (2009)

59 min | Drama

8.5
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Years after her brother goes missing in action, a young woman continuously recreates how she thinks he may have died...if only to figure out what really happened to him.

Writer: Barnett Brettler | Director: Barnett Brettler | Stars: Kellyn Lindsay, Kirk LaSalle, Tiemen Godwaldt, Diana Zhang

35. Masterblaster (1987)

R | 94 min | Action, Thriller

4.1
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A paintball tournament goes from a fun, exciting weekend to an exercise in survival when someone starts killing the competitors.

Writers: Randy Grinter, Glenn R. Wilder, Jeff Moldovan | Director: Glenn R. Wilder | Stars: Jeff Moldovan, Donna Rosea, Joe Hess, Robert Goodman

36. Kill Crazy (1990 Video)

R | 94 min | Action

5.2
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Five Vietnam vets, on release from a mental hospital, think they're headed for a weekend camping trip. Instead they become target practice for an army of killers playing violent war games. ... See full summary »

Writer: David Heavener | Director: David Heavener | Stars: David Heavener, Rachelle Carson, Steve DeVorkin, Danielle Brisebois

37. Tramp, Tramp, Tramp (1942)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Romance, War

6.0
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A pair of barbers are driven out of business because most of the men in their small town are drafted into the army. When their attempts to also enlist fail, they decide to form a Home ... See full summary »

Writers: Hal Braham, Ned Dandy, Shannon Day, Marian Grant, Harry Sauber | Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Jackie Gleason, Jack Durant, Florence Rice, Bruce Bennett

38. Women at War (1943)

21 min | Short, Drama, War

6.8
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Three young women join the newly-formed Women's Army Corps (WACS) for varied reasons and make contributions to the war effort.

Writer: Charles L. Tedford | Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Faye Emerson, Dorothy Day, Marjorie Hoshelle, Virginia Christine

39. Sari's Mother (2006)

21 min | Documentary, Short

7.6
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An Iraqi mother seeks health care for her 10-year-old son, who is dying of AIDS, against a background of war and occupation.

Director: James Longley

40. Lazer Command (1976 Video Game)

Action

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41. Command War: Super Special Battle & War Game (1992 Video Game)

Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

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42. True Power (2011)

1 min | Short, Action

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A Kid finds out to his shock and excitement that the video game he was playing has just turned into reality.

Writer: Karel van Bellingen | Director: Karel van Bellingen | Star: James Stanyer

43. Shooting Locations (2009)

8 min | Short

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SHOOTING LOCATIONS is researching the borderlines between war, playing war, war games and the disappearance of the separation between reality and fiction. The combination of "found footage"... See full summary »

Writer: Thomas Kutschker | Director: Thomas Kutschker

44. Top Shot (2010– )
Episode: Behind the Bullet (2011)

Reality-TV, Sport

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This program reviews the second season of top shot looking at what was going tough the minds of the competitor as they faced the various challenges and the secret alliance that became the final four.

Star: Trent Griswold

45. Once an Eagle (1976–1977)
Episode: Part 5 (1976)

60 min | Drama, War

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Director: E.W. Swackhamer | Stars: Cliff Potts, Darleen Carr, Amy Irving, Glenn Ford

46. L.A. Law (1986–1994)
Episode: Splatoon (1991)

Drama

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Brackman, Rollins and Markowitz go out on an overnight rigorous paint gun competition where Markowitz freaks out and becomes "Rambowitz," in beating the other teams single-handedly. ... See full summary »

Writers: Steven Bochco, Terry Louise Fisher, John Hill, Barry M. Schkolnick | Director: Elodie Keene | Stars: Harry Hamlin, Susan Dey, Corbin Bernsen, Jill Eikenberry

47. Modern Marvels (1994– )
Episode: Stink (2012)

TV-PG | Documentary, History

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Just the whiff of a foul odor can make your head spin, your eyes water, your stomach turn--it can even send you hurling. From cesspools, military stink bombs, and rancid rotting meat... to ... See full summary »

Creator: Bruce Nash | Director: Jenny Ewig | Stars: Lloyd Sherr, Pam Dalton, Chris Diesso, Charles McGinley

48. The Big Bang Theory (2007– )
Episode: The Hamburger Postulate (2007)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy

8.1
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Leslie seduces Leonard, but afterwards tells him that she is only interested in a one-night stand.

Writers: Chuck Lorre, Bill Prady, David Goetsch, Steven Molaro, Jennifer Glickman | Director: Andrew D. Weyman | Stars: Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting, Simon Helberg

49. The Ascent of Man (1973– )
Episode: The Harvest of the Seasons (1973)

Documentary

7.4
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Man invents agriculture.

Star: Jacob Bronowski

50. Milton the Monster (1965–1967)
Episode: The House-Fly Guest/Fortune Kooky/Goon Platoon

Animation, Comedy, Family

Goo Fee promises his servant the throne if he captures Fearless Fly. A Chinese astrologer honors Muggy-Do. Milton, Heebie and Jeebie are inducted into the army.

Creator: Beverly Arnold | Director: Hal Seeger | Stars: Bob McFadden, Herb Duncan