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1. X-Men: First Class (2011)

PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

7.8
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65 Metascore

In 1962, the United States government enlists the help of Mutants with superhuman abilities to stop a malicious dictator who is determined to start world war III.

Writers: Ashley Miller, Zack Stentz, Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, Sheldon Turner, Bryan Singer | Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Kevin Bacon

2. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

R | 169 min | Action, Drama, War

8.6
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90 Metascore

Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.

Writer: Robert Rodat | Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns

3. Kill Your Darlings (2013)

R | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.5
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65 Metascore

A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.

Writers: Austin Bunn, John Krokidas | Director: John Krokidas | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall, Ben Foster

4. 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

5. 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

6. The Good Shepherd (2006)

R | 167 min | Drama, History, Thriller

6.7
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61 Metascore

The tumultuous early history of the Central Intelligence Agency is viewed through the prism of one man's life.

Writer: Eric Roth | Director: Robert De Niro | Stars: Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin

7. 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

8. 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

9. Red Tails (2012)

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

5.9
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46 Metascore

A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard.

Writers: John Ridley, Aaron McGruder, John B. Holway | Director: Anthony Hemingway | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Gerald McRaney, David Oyelowo, Andre Royo

10. Patton (1970)

GP | 172 min | Biography, Drama, War

8.1
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91 Metascore

The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton.

Writers: Francis Ford Coppola, Edmund H. North, Ladislas Farago, Omar N. Bradley | Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young, Michael Strong

11. The Human Stain (2003)

R | 106 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.3
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57 Metascore

When a disgraced former college professor has a romance with a mysterious younger woman haunted by her dark twisted past, he is forced to confront a shocking secret about his own life that he has kept secret for 50 years.

Writers: Philip Roth, Nicholas Meyer | Director: Robert Benton | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman, Ed Harris, Gary Sinise

12. Windtalkers (2002)

R | 134 min | Action, Drama, War

6.0
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51 Metascore

Two U.S. Marines in WWII are assigned to protect Navajo Marines who use their native language as an unbreakable radio cypher.

Writers: John Rice, Joe Batteer | Director: John Woo | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Adam Beach, Peter Stormare, Noah Emmerich

13. Catch-22 (1970)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.2
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A man is trying desperately to be certified insane during World War II, so he can stop flying missions.

Writers: Joseph Heller, Buck Henry | Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Alan Arkin, Martin Balsam, Richard Benjamin, Art Garfunkel

14. Saints and Soldiers (2003)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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56 Metascore

Four American soldiers and one Brit fighting in Europe during World War II struggle to return to Allied territory after being separated from U.S. forces during the historic Malmedy Massacre.

Writers: Geoffrey Panos, Matt Whitaker | Director: Ryan Little | Stars: Corbin Allred, Alexander Polinsky, Kirby Heyborne, Larry Bagby

15. Battle of the Bulge (1965)

Approved | 167 min | War, Action, Drama

6.8
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A dramatization of Nazi Germany's final Western Front counterattack of World War II.

Writers: Philip Yordan, Milton Sperling, John Melson | Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan, Dana Andrews

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. Is Paris Burning? (1966)

173 min | Drama, History, War

6.9
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The true story of the departure of the German occupiers from Paris in 1944.

Writers: Larry Collins, Dominique Lapierre, Gore Vidal, Francis Ford Coppola, Marcel Moussy, Beate von Molo, Jean Aurenche, Pierre Bost, Claude Brulé | Director: René Clément | Stars: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Charles Boyer, Leslie Caron, Jean-Pierre Cassel

18. Combat! (1962–1967)

60 min | Action, Drama, War

8.4
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Combat!, a one-hour WWII drama series on television, followed a frontline American infantry squad as they battled their way across Europe. With mud-splattered realism, the show offered ... See full summary »

Stars: Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Pierre Jalbert, Jack Hogan

19. 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.

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

20. Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed (2012)

PG-13 | 94 min | Action, Drama, War

5.6
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On August 15, 1944 the 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team (PRCT) jumped over the south of France. Their mission was to support and protect the Allied Troops marching to Berlin. Landing ... See full summary »

Writers: Lamont Gray, Lincoln Hoppe | Director: Ryan Little | Stars: Corbin Allred, David Nibley, Jasen Wade, Virginie Fourtina Anderson

21. Days of Glory (2006)

R | 120 min | Drama, War

7.1
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82 Metascore

During WWII, four North African men enlist in the French army to liberate that country from Nazi oppression, and to fight French discrimination.

Writers: Rachid Bouchareb, Olivier Lorelle | Director: Rachid Bouchareb | Stars: Samy Naceri, Roschdy Zem, Sami Bouajila, Jamel Debbouze

22. Bless Me, Ultima (2013)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, War

6.4
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65 Metascore

A drama set in New Mexico during WWII, centered on the relationship between a young man and an elderly medicine woman who helps him contend with the battle between good and evil that rages in his village.

Writers: Rudolfo Anaya, Carl Franklin | Director: Carl Franklin | Stars: Luke Ganalon, Joseph A. Garcia, Miriam Colon, Benito Martinez

23. 1981 (2009)

102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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Filmmaker Ricardo Trogi recalls the events surrounding his family moving to a new neighborhood when he was 11-years-old.

Writer: Ricardo Trogi | Director: Ricardo Trogi | Stars: Jean-Carl Boucher, Claudio Colangelo, Mikahel Turcot-Beauchemin, Sandrine Bisson

24. The Notebook (2013)

R | 112 min | Drama, War

6.9
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53 Metascore

Twin siblings enduring the harshness of WWII in a village on the Hungarian border hedge their survival on studying and learning from the evil surrounding them.

Writers: Tom Abrams, Agota Kristof, András Szekér, János Szász | Director: János Szász | Stars: László Gyémánt, András Gyémánt, Piroska Molnár, Ulrich Thomsen

25. Hell Is for Heroes (1962)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, War

7.1
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Small squad must hold off German attack.

Writers: Richard Carr, Robert Pirosh | Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Steve McQueen, Bobby Darin, Fess Parker, Harry Guardino

26. The Train (1964)

Unrated | 133 min | Thriller, War, Action

7.9
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In 1944, a German colonel loads a train with French art treasures to send to Germany. The Resistance must stop it without damaging the cargo.

Writers: Franklin Coen, Frank Davis, Rose Valland | Directors: John Frankenheimer, Arthur Penn | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, Jeanne Moreau, Suzanne Flon

27. Jacob the Liar (1975)

100 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.2
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A Jewish ghetto in the east of Europe, 1944. By coincidence, Jakob Heym eavesdrops on a German radio broadcast announcing the Soviet Army is making slow by steady progress towards central ... See full summary »

Writers: Jurek Becker, Frank Beyer | Director: Frank Beyer | Stars: Vlastimil Brodský, Erwin Geschonneck, Henry Hübchen, Blanche Kommerell

28. Diplomatie (2014)

88 min | Drama

7.0
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A historical drama that depicts the relationship between Dietrich von Cholitz, the German military governor of occupied Paris, and Swedish consul-general Raoul Nordling.

Writers: Cyril Gely, Volker Schlöndorff | Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: André Dussollier, Niels Arestrup, Burghart Klaußner, Robert Stadlober

29. To Hell and Back (1955)

Approved | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.5
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The true WWII story of Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier in U.S. history. Based on the autobiography of Audie Murphy who stars as himself in the film.

Writers: Gil Doud, Audie Murphy | Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake, Jack Kelly

30. An American Girl on the Home Front (2006 TV Movie)

85 min | Drama, Family, War

7.0
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Molly is a girl living in the year 1944 and WWII has brought many changes to Molly's life. An English girl comes to live with Molly's family to escape the bombings. They slowly become good friends.

Writers: Anna Sandor, Valerie Tripp | Director: Joyce Chopra | Stars: Maya Ritter, David Aaron Baker, Tory Green, Sarah Manninen

31. The Glenn Miller Story (1954)

Approved | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.3
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The biography of the Bandleader Glenn Miller from his beginnings to his death over the English Channel in December 1944, with a lot of his arangements, partly in an authentic cast.

Writers: Valentine Davies, Oscar Brodney | Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, June Allyson, Harry Morgan, Charles Drake

32. Female Agents (2008)

117 min | Drama, War

6.8
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In 1944, in London, Lieutenant Pierre Desfontaines assigns his sister Louise Desfontaines to convince three other women to form a five-woman task force under his command to rescue a British... See full summary »

Writers: Jean-Paul Salomé, Laurent Vachaud | Director: Jean-Paul Salomé | Stars: Sophie Marceau, Julie Depardieu, Moritz Bleibtreu, Marie Gillain

33. The Last Rescue (2014)

Action, Drama | Post-production

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

34. The Rocket: The Legend of Rocket Richard (2005)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.7
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A story about Quebec's most famous hockey player, Maurice "The Rocket" Richard, focusing on the struggles of a French Canadian in the National Hockey League dominated by Anglophones.

Writer: Ken Scott | Director: Charles Binamé | Stars: Roy Dupuis, Stephen McHattie, Julie LeBreton, Philip Craig

35. 36 Hours (1965)

Approved | 115 min | War, Thriller

7.3
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Germans kidnap an American major and try to convince him that World War II is over, so that they can get details about the Allied invasion of Europe out of him.

Writers: George Seaton, Roald Dahl, Carl K. Hittleman, Luis H. Vance | Director: George Seaton | Stars: James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Rod Taylor, Werner Peters

36. Free Men (2011)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama, War

6.6
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58 Metascore

In Paris during WWII, an Algerian immigrant is inspired to join the resistance by his unexpected friendship with a Jewish man.

Writers: Alain-Michel Blanc, Ismaël Ferroukhi | Director: Ismaël Ferroukhi | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Michael Lonsdale, Mahmud Shalaby, Lubna Azabal

37. Retro Puppet Master (1999 Video)

PG-13 | 80 min | Adventure, Romance, Fantasy

3.9
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It's 1892 and Sutekh is hopping mad. It seems a 3,000 year old Egyptian sorcerer has stolen one of the God's secrets of life - that of instilling the souls of the dying into inanimate ... See full summary »

Writers: Charles Band, Benjamin Carr | Director: David DeCoteau | Stars: Greg Sestero, Brigitta Dau, Stephen Blackehart, Jack Donner

38. Anzio (1968)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, History, War

5.9
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One of WWIIs bloodiest battles as the Allies smash through the German lines which have enclosed the Anzio beachhead. Four months and 30,000 casualties before the Allies finally march to Rome.

Writers: H.A.L. Craig, Wynford Vaughan-Thomas, Frank De Felitta, Duilio Coletti, Giuseppe Mangione | Directors: Edward Dmytryk, Duilio Coletti | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Peter Falk, Robert Ryan, Earl Holliman

39. Decision Before Dawn (1951)

Unrated | 119 min | Drama, War

7.5
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As the US Army approaches Nazi Germany, they recruit German prisoners to spy behind German lines.

Writers: Peter Viertel, George Howe | Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Richard Basehart, Gary Merrill, Oskar Werner, Hildegard Knef

40. Miasto 44 (2014)

Drama, War

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A beautiful story about youth,love,friendship,and the pursuit of adventure during the bloody and brutal reality of the Warsaw Uprising.

Writer: Jan Komasa | Director: Jan Komasa | Stars: Michal Czernecki, Grzegorz Daukszewicz, Filip Gurlacz, Mads Hjulmand

41. Victory at Sea (1952–1953)

30 min | Documentary, Action, War

8.2
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Twenty-six episode series about naval combat during World War Two. Famous for its music score, eloquent narration and combat footage.

Stars: Leonard Graves, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Adolf Hitler, Chester W. Nimitz

42. Citizen Soldiers (2015)

War | Pre-production

The Ardennes Forest, Luxembourg, December 1944. Young UPI correspondent, Mike McGreevy is assigned to cover the veteran 28th Infantry Division on the eve of the Battle of the Bulge.

Writers: Sean King, Ray Starmann | Director: Dale Dye | Stars: Dale Dye, Brent Antonello, Werner Daehn, Julia Jentsch

43. Waiting for Dublin (2007)

83 min | Romance

4.3
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On New Year's Eve 1944, American pilot Mike Clarke inadvertently bets Al Capone's nephew $10,000.00 that he can shoot down five enemy aircraft. Later, forced to land near a remote village ... See full summary »

Writer: Chuck Conaway | Director: Roger Tucker | Stars: Des Braiden, Guido De Craene, Jenne Decleir, Sheila Flitton

44. As Far As My Feet Will Carry Me (2001)

158 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.4
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As prisoner of war Clemens Forell, a German soldier during WW II, is sentenced to a labor camp in far east Siberia. After four years working in the mines he escapes from the camp (in 1949) ... See full summary »

Writers: Josef Martin Bauer, Bastian Clevé, Hardy Martins, Bernd Schwamm | Director: Hardy Martins | Stars: Bernhard Bettermann, Iris Böhm, Anatoliy Kotenyov, Michael Mendl

45. The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951)

Approved | 88 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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The life and career of the respected World War II German general.

Writers: Nunnally Johnson, Desmond Young | Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: James Mason, Cedric Hardwicke, Jessica Tandy, Luther Adler

46. Kanal (1957)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, War

7.7
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A symbolic depiction of hell on Earth, set in the last days of the Warsaw uprising in 1944. Lieutenant Zadra is commanding a company of 43 men in a desperate battle amidst the ruins. Facing... See full summary »

Writer: Jerzy Stefan Stawinski | Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Teresa Izewska, Tadeusz Janczar, Wienczyslaw Glinski, Tadeusz Gwiazdowski

47. Johnny in the Clouds (1945)

87 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.5
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Life on a British bomber base, and the surrounding towns, from the opening days of the Battle of Britain, to the arrival of the Americans, who join in the bomber offensive. The film centres... See full summary »

Writers: Terence Rattigan, Anatole de Grunwald, Richard Sherman, John Pudney | Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Michael Redgrave, John Mills, Rosamund John, Douglass Montgomery

48. 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

49. The Man Who Will Come (2009)

115 min | Drama, History, War

7.5
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Winter 1943. Martina is small child, who stopped talking since the death of her infant brother some years before. She lives in a rural area of central Italy. Her mother is pregnant again ... See full summary »

Writers: Giorgio Diritti, Giovanni Galavotti, Tania Pedroni | Director: Giorgio Diritti | Stars: Maya Sansa, Alba Rohrwacher, Eleonora Mazzoni, Claudio Casadio

50. Code Name: Emerald (1985)

PG | 95 min | Action, Drama, War

6.0
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In april 1944, an allied agent is sent to France in order to rescue an "overlord" captured by the Germans. (An "overlord" is one of the few men who knew the date and place of the "D" day). ... See full summary »

Writer: Ronald Bass | Director: Jonathan Sanger | Stars: Ed Harris, Max von Sydow, Horst Buchholz, Helmut Berger