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1. Sabotage Squad (1942)

Approved | 60 min | Drama, Romance, War

Rejected by the Army because of a bad heart, Eddie Miller, small-time gambler, promises his girl, Edith Cassell, that he will get a good job. Meanwhile, his pal, Chuck Brown,a pickpocket, ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Bruce Bennett, Kay Harris, Edward Norris, Sidney Blackmer

Votes: 11

2. Submarine Raider (1942)

Approved | 64 min | Drama, War

On December 6, 1941, Captain Yamanada of the Japanese aircraft carrier "Hiranamu", orders full steam ahead for Pearl Harbor. His ship encounters and sinks an American yacht and the single ... See full summary »

Directors: Lew Landers, Budd Boetticher | Stars: John Howard, Marguerite Chapman, Bruce Bennett, Warren Ashe

Votes: 125

3. The Black Parachute (1944)

Approved | 85 min | Adventure, Drama, War

An imprisoned King must be rescued from the Nazi general holding him captive.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: John Carradine, Osa Massen, Larry Parks, Jeanne Bates

Votes: 53

4. The Wife Takes a Flyer (1942)

Approved | 86 min | Comedy, Romance, War

Christopher Reynolds, an American flying with the R.A.F, is shot down over German-occupied Holland and is given shelter by a Dutch family. Posing as the insane husband of the daughter of ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Wallace | Stars: Joan Bennett, Franchot Tone, Allyn Joslyn, Cecil Cunningham

Votes: 104

5. Torpedo Alley (1952)

84 min | Drama

Carrier pilot Lieutenant Bob Bingham (Mark Stevens) is rescued at sea by a submarine after he freezes at the controls and crashes, killing his two crewmen. He returns to civilian life but ... See full summary »

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Mark Stevens, Dorothy Malone, Charles Winninger, Bill Williams

Votes: 113

6. Winged Victory (1944)

Approved | 130 min | Drama, War

Pinky Scariano, Allan Ross, and Frankie Davis all join the Army Air Forces with hopes of becoming pilots. In training, they meet and become pals with Bobby Grills and Irving Miller, and the... See full summary »

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Lon McCallister, Jeanne Crain, Edmond O'Brien, Jane Ball

Votes: 137

7. Sergeant Mike (1944)

60 min | War, Drama

A soldier made into a dog handler falls in love with the mother of the dog's owner and both achieve fame in the Pacific.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Larry Parks, Jeanne Bates, Loren Tindall, Jim Bannon

Votes: 11

8. Madame Spy (1942)

Approved | 63 min | Action, Drama, Romance

A war correspondent's new wife is suspected by his colleagues of being a Nazi spy.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Constance Bennett, Don Porter, John Litel, Edward Brophy

Votes: 25

9. Born for Glory (1935)

69 min | Action, Drama

A British ship is sunk after an engagement with a German vessel, and the survivors are picked up by the German ship, which has been damaged. When it pulls into the bay of a deserted island ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Forde | Stars: Betty Balfour, John Mills, Barry MacKay, Jimmy Hanley

Votes: 120

10. The Valiant (1962)

80 min | Action, Drama, War

During World War II, two Italian frogmen, who placed magnetic mines under a British warship, are captured and interrogated by British intelligence about their mission.

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: John Mills, Ettore Manni, Roberto Risso, Robert Shaw

Votes: 55

11. Five Gates to Hell (1959)

Approved | 98 min | Adventure, Drama, War

A small group of Red Cross doctors and nurses are held captive by Chinese guerillas in Vietnam

Director: James Clavell | Stars: Dolores Michaels, Patricia Owens, Neville Brand, Ken Scott

Votes: 119

12. Hitler (1962)

Not Rated | 107 min | Biography, Drama, War

Richard Basehart stars as one of the most influential and one of the most reviled men in history in this probing psychological study of a man who nearly gained dominance over the entire ... See full summary »

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Richard Basehart, Maria Emo, Cordula Trantow, Martin Kosleck

Votes: 258

13. In Enemy Country (1968)

Unrated | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Wartime secret agents are on a mission to destroy a deadly new type of torpedo hidden in a Nazi stronghold in France.

Director: Harry Keller | Stars: Anthony Franciosa, Anjanette Comer, Guy Stockwell, Paul Hubschmid

Votes: 162

14. Combat Squad (1953)

Approved | 72 min | Drama, War

A plotless shot-on-the-lot and sound-stage Korean War entry that is even below the standard of house producer Sam Katzman, which is understandable when the name of Jerry Thomas, the ... See full summary »

Director: Cy Roth | Stars: John Ireland, Lon McCallister, Hal March, George E. Stone

Votes: 33

15. The Last U-Boat (1993 TV Movie)

99 min | Drama, War

In 1945 an advanced type of German U-boat loaded with atomic technology en route for Japan and escorted by Japanese naval officers receives news that Germany has capitulated.

Director: Frank Beyer | Stars: Ulrich Mühe, Ulrich Tukur, Kaoru Kobayashi, Gorô Ôhashi

Votes: 251

16. Enemy Agent (1940)

Approved | 64 min | Adventure, Mystery

A man is framed for being a spy. After he is released, he sets out to find who the real spies are.

Director: Lew Landers | Stars: Richard Cromwell, Helen Vinson, Robert Armstrong, Marjorie Reynolds

Votes: 34

17. Ambush (1999)

Not Rated | 123 min | War, Drama

Set during the World War 2. In the summer of 1941 the Finnish army crosses the border of Russia. A platoon led by Lt. Eero Perkola goes through the wilderness around the Lieksa lake to ... See full summary »

Director: Olli Saarela | Stars: Peter Franzén, Irina Björklund, Kari Heiskanen, Taisto Reimaluoto

Votes: 3,939

18. All Through the Night (1942)

Approved | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

Runyonesque Broadway gamblers turn patriotic when they stumble onto a cell of Nazi saboteurs.

Director: Vincent Sherman | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Conrad Veidt, Kaaren Verne, Jane Darwell

Votes: 3,349

19. Battle Stations (1956)

Approved | 81 min | Drama, War

The crew of a U.S. Navy ship in World War II goes into battle against the Japanese fleet.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: John Lund, William Bendix, Keefe Brasselle, Richard Boone

Votes: 129

21. The Battle of Gallipoli (1931)

75 min | Drama, War

Two friends enlist in the British army during World War 1 and take part in the Gallipoli campaign.

Directors: Anthony Asquith, Geoffrey Barkas | Stars: Fay Compton, Tony Bruce, Carl Harbord, Dennis Hoey

Votes: 39

22. Hold Back the Night (1956)

80 min | Drama, War

A Marine officer tells his squad the story behind a bottle of liquor that he always keeps with him but never drinks from.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: John Payne, Mona Freeman, Peter Graves, Chuck Connors

Votes: 98

23. The Last Blitzkrieg (1959)

Approved | 84 min | Drama, War

The fanatical son of a Nazi General leads a squad of German commandos, disguised as American Troops, behind the lines in order to sabotage the Allied Forces. Stars Van Johnson, Kerwin Matthews, Dick York and Larry Storch.

Director: Arthur Dreifuss | Stars: Van Johnson, Kerwin Mathews, Dick York, Larry Storch

Votes: 177

24. The Enemy General (1960)

Approved | 74 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

An American OSS agent and the French underground attempt to rescue a Nazi general, who is awaiting execution by the Germans, and help him escape to London.

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Van Johnson, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Dany Carrel, John Van Dreelen

Votes: 98

25. The Deep Six (1958)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, War

Called to active duty during WW2, reserve Navy Lieutenant Alec Austin struggles to do his military duties while observing his Quaker beliefs, at the dismay of his comrades.

Director: Rudolph Maté | Stars: Alan Ladd, Dianne Foster, William Bendix, Keenan Wynn

Votes: 300

27. The Light That Failed (1939)

Passed | 99 min | Adventure, Drama, War

Dick Heldar, a London artist, is gradually losing his sight. He struggles to complete his masterpiece, the portrait of Bessie Broke, a cockney girl, before his eyesight fails him.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Ronald Colman, Walter Huston, Muriel Angelus, Ida Lupino

Votes: 378

28. Verboten! (1959)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Thriller, War

A young American serviceman, stationed in Germany after the fall of the Third Reich, jeopardises his position with the Marshall Plan relief effort by breaking the non-fraternisatiom rule ... See full summary »

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: James Best, Susan Cummings, Tom Pittman, Paul Dubov

Votes: 728

29. Forbidden Cargo (1954)

85 min | Crime, Drama

Kenyon is a narcotics agent who, with the aid of a titled bird-watcher attempts to trap a brother and sister drug smuggling team.

Director: Harold French | Stars: Jack Warner, Nigel Patrick, Elizabeth Sellars, Terence Morgan

Votes: 148

30. Valley of the Eagles (1951)

Approved | 82 min | Adventure, Drama

A Norwegian scientist builds a device that can convert sound waves into electrical energy. However, the machine is stolen by the scientist's wife and assistant, who head across the frozen ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Jack Warner, Nadia Gray, John McCallum, Anthony Dawson

Votes: 183

31. My Brother's Keeper (1948)

Approved | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

War hero turned villain George Martin escapes from prison, but he is handcuffed to a naive young crook Willie Stannard. After using a clever plan to obtain railway tickets, and with the ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Roome | Stars: Jack Warner, Jane Hylton, George Cole, Bill Owen

Votes: 201

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