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1. The Book Thief (2013)

PG-13 | 131 min | Drama, War

7.6
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53 Metascore

While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.

Writers: Markus Zusak, Michael Petroni | Director: Brian Percival | Stars: Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Ben Schnetzer

2. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

PG-13 | 166 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

7.8
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70 Metascore

Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.

Writers: Eric Roth, Robin Swicord, F. Scott Fitzgerald | Director: David Fincher | Stars: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton, Julia Ormond

3. Casablanca (1942)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War

8.6
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Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

Writers: Julius J. Epstein, Philip G. Epstein, Howard Koch, Murray Burnett, Joan Alison | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains

4. Pearl Harbor (2001)

PG-13 | 183 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.0
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44 Metascore

Pearl Harbor follows the story of two best friends, Rafe and Danny, and their love lives as they go off to join the war.

Writer: Randall Wallace | Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett, William Lee Scott

5. Das Boot (1981)

R | 149 min | Adventure, Drama, War

8.5
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86 Metascore

The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth, and sheer terror.

Writers: Wolfgang Petersen, Lothar G. Buchheim | Director: Wolfgang Petersen | Stars: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch

6. The Hours (2002)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama

7.6
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81 Metascore

The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives.

Writers: Michael Cunningham, David Hare | Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore, Ed Harris

7. From Here to Eternity (1953)

TV-PG | 118 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.8
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In 1941 Hawaii, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second in command are falling in love.

Writers: Daniel Taradash, James Jones | Director: Fred Zinnemann | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Donna Reed

8. 1941 (1979)

PG | 118 min | Action, Comedy, War

5.9
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Hysterical Californians prepare for a Japanese invasion in the days after Pearl Harbor.

Writers: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale, John Milius | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Treat Williams, Nancy Allen

9. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

G | 144 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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A dramatization of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the series of American blunders that allowed it to happen.

Writers: Larry Forrester, Hideo Oguni, Ryûzô Kikushima, Gordon W. Prange, Ladislas Farago | Directors: Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku, Toshio Masuda | Stars: Martin Balsam, Sô Yamamura, Jason Robards, Joseph Cotten

10. Murder in the First (1995)

R | 122 min | Drama, Thriller

7.3
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An eager and idealistic young attorney defends an Alcatraz prisoner accused of murdering a fellow inmate. The extenuating circumstances: his client had just spent over three years in solitary confinement.

Writer: Dan Gordon | Director: Marc Rocco | Stars: Christian Slater, Kevin Bacon, Gary Oldman, Embeth Davidtz

11. Underground (1995)

Not Rated | 167 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.2
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The story follows an underground weapons manufacturer in Belgrade during WWII and evolves into fairly surreal situations. A black marketeer who smuggles the weapons to partisans doesn't ... See full summary »

Writers: Dusan Kovacevic, Emir Kusturica | Director: Emir Kusturica | Stars: Predrag Manojlovic, Lazar Ristovski, Mirjana Jokovic, Slavko Stimac

12. Glen or Glenda (1953)

Not Rated | 65 min | Drama

4.1
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A psychiatrist tells two stories: one of a transvestite (Glen or Glenda), the other of a pseudohermaphrodite (Alan or Anne).

Writer: Edward D. Wood Jr. | Director: Edward D. Wood Jr. | Stars: Edward D. Wood Jr., Bela Lugosi, Lyle Talbot, Timothy Farrell

13. Sink the Bismarck! (1960)

Approved | 97 min | Action, Drama, History

7.2
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The World War II story of the British Navy's effort to defeat Nazi Germany's most powerful warship.

Writers: Edmund H. North, C.S. Forester | Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Kenneth More, Dana Wynter, Carl Möhner, Laurence Naismith

14. The Desert Rats (1953)

Approved | 88 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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Richard Burton plays a Scottish Army officer put in charge of a disparate band of ANZAC troops on the perimeter of Tobruk with the German Army doing their best to dislodge them.

Writer: Richard Murphy | Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Richard Burton, James Mason, Robert Newton, Robert Douglas

15. Stalin (1992 TV Movie)

166 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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The life and career of the brutal Soviet dictator, Josef Stalin.

Writer: Paul Monash | Director: Ivan Passer | Stars: Robert Duvall, Julia Ormond, Maximilian Schell, Jeroen Krabbé

16. War of the Dead (I) (2011)

86 min | Action, Adventure, Horror

4.1
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A platoon of American and Finnish soldiers is driven deep into a Russian forest where its Captain discovers a terrifying secret.

Writers: Marko Mäkilaakso, Barr B. Potter | Director: Marko Mäkilaakso | Stars: Andrew Tiernan, Jouko Ahola, Samuel Vauramo, Mikko Leppilampi

17. Leningrad (2009)

R | 110 min | Drama, War

6.2
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When in 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, their troops quickly besieged Leningrad. Foreign journalists are evacuated but one of them, Kate Davies, is presumed dead and misses the ... See full summary »

Writer: Aleksandr Buravskiy | Director: Aleksandr Buravskiy | Stars: Mira Sorvino, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Olga Sutulova, Gabriel Byrne

18. 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

19. Puppet Master III: Toulon's Revenge (1991 Video)

R | 86 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.0
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Set in Berlin during WWII, the Nazi regime is attempting to develop a drug that will animate the dead, in order to use in the war effort. Toulon arouses suspicion as a Nazi dissident, and ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Band, C. Courtney Joyner | Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Guy Rolfe, Richard Lynch, Ian Abercrombie, Kristopher Logan

20. Le Silence de la Mer (1949)

88 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.7
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In a small town in occupied France in 1941, the German officer, Werner Von Ebrennac is billeted in the house of the uncle and his niece. The uncle and niece refuse to speak to him, but each... See full summary »

Writers: Vercors, Jean-Pierre Melville | Director: Jean-Pierre Melville | Stars: Howard Vernon, Nicole Stéphane, Jean-Marie Robain, Ami Aaröe

21. Wake Island (1942)

Approved | 87 min | Action, Drama, War

7.0
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December, 1941. With no hope of relief or re-supply, a small band of United States Marines try to keep the Japanese Navy from capturing their island base.

Writers: W.R. Burnett, Frank Butler | Director: John Farrow | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Robert Preston, Macdonald Carey, William Bendix

22. The House on 92nd Street (1945)

Approved | 88 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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Bill Dietrich becomes a double agent for the FBI in a Nazi spy ring.

Writers: Barré Lyndon, Charles G. Booth, John Monks Jr. | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: William Eythe, Lloyd Nolan, Signe Hasso, Gene Lockhart

23. Air Force (1943)

Passed | 124 min | Action, Drama, History

7.2
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The crew of an Air Force bomber arrives in Pearl Harbor in the aftermath of the Japanese attack and is sent on to Manila to help with the defense of the Philippines.

Writer: Dudley Nichols | Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: John Garfield, John Ridgely, Gig Young, Arthur Kennedy

24. The Sullivans (1944)

Approved | 112 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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The lives of a close-knit group of brothers growing up in Iowa during the days of the Great Depression and of World War II and their eventual deaths in action in the Pacific theater are ... See full summary »

Writers: Edward Doherty, Mary C. McCall Jr., Jules Schermer | Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Anne Baxter, Thomas Mitchell, Selena Royle, Edward Ryan

25. Calm at Sea (2011)

90 min | Drama, War

6.6
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A teenager joins the resistance in Nazi-occupied France during World War II.

Writer: Volker Schlöndorff | Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Léo-Paul Salmain, Marc Barbé, Ulrich Matthes, Jean-Marc Roulot

26. The Unknown Soldier (1955)

181 min | Drama, War

7.8
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It is the summer of 1941. An eastern-Finnish machine gun company receives an order to turn in their surplus equipment. The company is transferred to the front lines. The next morning the ... See full summary »

Writers: Väinö Linna, Juha Nevalainen | Director: Edvin Laine | Stars: Kosti Klemelä, Heikki Savolainen, Reino Tolvanen, Veikko Sinisalo

27. Zítra vstanu a oparím se cajem (1977)

93 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

7.3
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Jan is a decent, boring man, living a decent, boring life as a rocket designer. When his adventurous twin brother dies in a breakfast accident, Jan decides to impersonate him, unwittingly becoming a part of a Nazi time travel conspiracy.

Writers: Josef Nesvadba, Milos Macourek, Jindrich Polák | Director: Jindrich Polák | Stars: Petr Kostka, Jirí Sovák, Vladimír Mensík, Vlastimil Brodský

28. The Happy Valley (1987 TV Movie)

Drama

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In 1940 Kenya as their country prepares for war, the local aristocratic social set lives a decadent, self-indulgent lifestyle, that leads to murder.

Writer: David Reid | Director: Ross Devenish | Stars: Denholm Elliott, Holly Aird, Kathryn Pogson, Michael Byrne

29. The Rape of Europa (2006)

Unrated | 117 min | Documentary, History, War

7.7
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77 Metascore

The story of Nazi Germany's plundering of Europe's great works of art during World War II and Allied efforts to minimize the damage.

Writers: Richard Berge, Bonni Cohen, Jon Else, Nicole Newnham, Lynn Nicholas | Directors: Richard Berge, Bonni Cohen, Nicole Newnham | Stars: Joan Allen, E. Randol Schoenberg, Maria Altmann, Wolfgang Fischer

30. Innocence Unprotected (1968)

75 min | Documentary

7.2
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Documentary about the famous Serbian athlete and movie enthusiast who made a feature film during the Nazi occupation of Belgrade and had some problems after the liberation because of that.

Writers: Dusan Makavejev, Branko Vucicevic | Director: Dusan Makavejev | Stars: Dragoljub Aleksic, Bratoljub Gligorijevic, Vera Jovanovic, Ana Milosavljevic

31. Women of Valor (1986 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Drama, War

6.0
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Story of a group of U.S. Army nurses in the Philippines during World War II who are captured and imprisoned by Japanese troops during the invasion of the Philippines.

Writer: Jonas McCord | Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Kristy McNichol, Alberta Watson, Valerie Mahaffey

32. War of the Century (1999 TV Mini-Series)

200 min | Documentary, History, War

7.9
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Documentary examining Operation Barbarossa, Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941.

Stars: John Erickson, Stephen Walsh, Samuel West

33. Bitva za Moskvu (1985)

358 min | Drama, War

7.3
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Writer: Yuriy Ozerov | Director: Yuriy Ozerov | Stars: Yakov Tripolsky, Mikhail Ulyanov, Aleksandr Goloborodko, Bruno Frejndlikh

34. The Valiant (1962)

80 min | Action, Drama, War

6.5
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Having placed mines on the hull of a British warship whilst it is safe in harbour during the second World War , the two man crew of an Italian miniature submarine are captured and held ... See full summary »

Writers: Giorgio Capitani, Franca Caprino, Willis Hall, Robert Mallet, Keith Waterhouse | Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: John Mills, Ettore Manni, Roberto Risso, Robert Shaw

35. Zivot a neobycejna dobrodruzstvi vojaka Ivana Conkina (1994)

106 min | Comedy, Romance, War

7.1
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Set in a small Ukrainian village during the outbreak of war with Germany in 1941 Private Chonkin, not overly endowed with intelligence, is left to guard a downed military aircraft. The ... See full summary »

Writers: Zdenek Sverák, Vladimir Vojnovich | Director: Jirí Menzel | Stars: Gennadi Nazarov, Zoya Buryak, Vladimir Ilin, Valeriy Zolotukhin

36. Harmon of Michigan (1941)

Passed | 65 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.5
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Tom Harmon (ol' # 98 for the Michigan Wolverines, husband of actress Elyse Knox and father of Mark Harmon and Kelly Harmon)took a back seat to no one on the football field (except the ... See full summary »

Writers: Richard Goldstone, Stanley Rauh, Fredric M. Frank, Howard J. Green | Director: Charles Barton | Stars: Tom Harmon, Anita Louise, Forest Evashevski, Oscar O'Shea

37. 1941 (2009 TV Movie)

War

7.0
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June, 1941. A small Russian village at the border is living its everyday life - people work, love, squabble, make plans for the future. The war changes all plans, tears families apart, the ... See full summary »

Director: Valeriy Shalyga | Stars: Darya Baranova, Vladimir Bashkirov, Hilmar Eichhorn, Johannes Gabriel

38. Miss V from Moscow (1942)

Approved | 73 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.5
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Vera Marova is a Russian spy impersonating a dead German spy whom she closely resembles. Her ally is Steve Worth, an American serving in the British armed services, and the two work with ... See full summary »

Writers: Arthur St. Claire, Sherman L. Lowe | Director: Albert Herman | Stars: Lola Lane, Noel Madison, Howard Banks, Paul Weigel

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

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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In the early morning hours of January 24, 1941 Joss Erroll, the 22nd Earl of Erroll, was shot through the head while his car was parked on a road just outside of Nairobi, Kenya. Erroll was ... See full summary »

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

40. The Claw Chronicles (2011 Video)

60 min | Adventure

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A pretty reporter is caught snooping into the villainous Claw family's background. Hooded, bound and gagged, she's brought before the family matriarch who is only too happy to regale the ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Woods | Stars: Johnnie Black, Chase Brocco, Kelsie Chambers, Loren Chance

41. The Brave Bunch (1970)

157 min | Adventure, Drama, War

6.9
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April 1941. The Germans after the invasion in Greece, and despite assurances that they will not allow the entry of Bulgarian troops in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace, the Bulgarians and ... See full summary »

Writers: Antonis David, Giorgos Lazaridis | Director: Kostas Karagiannis | Stars: Giannis Voglis, Xenia Kalogeropoulou, Petros Fyssoun, Lakis Komninos

42. Moscow Strikes Back (1942)

55 min | Documentary, War

7.0
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Directors: Ilya Kopalin, Leonid Varlamov | Star: Edward G. Robinson

43. Zvezde su oci ratnika (1972)

89 min | War

6.3
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When a warrior dies, a star is born, a company of us die when born to a group of stars. Small children are fascinated by ancient legends and stories of old people, people replace their ... See full summary »

Writer: Branimir Tori Jankovic | Director: Branimir Tori Jankovic | Stars: Mira Stupica, Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Rade Serbedzija, Dragomir Felba

44. The Charioteer (1995)

180 min | Adventure, Drama, War

6.2
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The story of a Greek from 1941 on. Hniochos, still a student is captured by the Italians and imprisoned. In prison he will take the first hard lessons and acquire a life stance in the light of energy. He escapes and becomes a guerrilla.

Writer: Alexis Damianos | Director: Alexis Damianos | Stars: Vasias Eleftheriadis, Alexis Damianos, Thodoris Polizonis, Dimitris Tragas

45. Covek iz hrastove sume (1964)

87 min | Drama, War

6.8
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An ex-servant becomes a lonely Shepard, killer hidden in the mountain woods during wartime. Under disguise of black marketeer, a woman from the town maintains a constant connection between ... See full summary »

Writer: Miodrag Popovic | Director: Miodrag Popovic | Stars: Mija Aleksic, Tamara Miletic, Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic, Aleksandar Stojkovic

46. Santa Fe (1986 TV Movie)

110 min | Drama

7.8
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Santa Fe begins where Corti's 1982 film God Does Not Believe In Us Anymore leaves off. In 1940, a ship arrives in New York harbor filled with exhausted Jewish immigrants desperate to begin ... See full summary »

Writers: Axel Corti, Georg Stefan Troller | Director: Axel Corti | Stars: Valda Aviks, Gabriel Barylli, Monica Bleibtreu, Tilli Breidenbach

47. 22 iyunya, rovno v 4 chasa (1992)

98 min | Drama, War

6.6
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Writer: Vadim Trunin | Director: Boris Galkin | Stars: Sergei Parshin, Irina Rozanova, Antonina Shuranova, Sergey Artsibashev

48. Unknown & Forgotten (2008)

19 min | Short, Drama, History

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Writers: Sean Pederson, Koji Sasagawa | Director: Winston Rekert | Stars: Koji Sasagawa, Sean Pederson, Teagan Rae Avoledo, Paolo Valdes

49. Guy Môquet, un amour fusillé (2008 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, History

6.8
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Writers: Philippe Bérenger, Brigitte Peskine | Director: Philippe Bérenger | Stars: Théo Frilet, Audrey DeWilder, Eric Théobald, Patrick Catalifo

50. Battle History of the U. S. Coast Guard (2004– )

130 min | Documentary

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This program chronicles the role of the Coast Guard in war and peace over its 200 years of service to the United States. The program details the Coast Guards critical roles in the Civil War... See full summary »

Star: Stan Watts