KEITH'S LIST OF 44 FILMS RELATED TO THE KOREAN WAR

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1. American Caesar (1983– )

240 min | Documentary, War

Explores the life and actions of one of America's military legends. Part 1 follows MacArthur from his days as a forgotten hero soldiering in the Philippines on the eve of Pearl Harbor to ... See full summary »

Stars: John Colicos, John Huston, Douglas MacArthur

Votes: 23

2. Battle Circus (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Romance, War

Set in Korea and made during the war, this is the love story of a hard-bitten Army surgeon, and a new nurse ready to save the world.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, June Allyson, Keenan Wynn, Robert Keith

Votes: 1,076

3. Battle Cry (1955)

Approved | 149 min | Drama, Romance, War

A group of young Marines have adventures in love and war.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Van Heflin, Aldo Ray, Mona Freeman, Nancy Olson

Votes: 1,869 | Gross: $17.44M

4. Battle Hymn (1957)

Approved | 108 min | Biography, Drama, History

A remorseful bomber pilot-turned-minister rejoins for the Korean War.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Rock Hudson, Anna Kashfi, Dan Duryea, Don DeFore

Votes: 869

5. Battle Zone (1952)

Approved | 81 min | War

Danny, a Marine Corps veteran of World War II, re-enlists when the Korean War breaks out. He joins a Marine motion picture unit specializing in combat footage. There he re-encounters Mitch,... See full summary »

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: John Hodiak, Linda Christian, Stephen McNally, Martin Milner

Votes: 123

6. Big Fish (2003)

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

58 Metascore

A frustrated son tries to determine the fact from fiction in his dying father's life.

Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Crudup, Jessica Lange

Votes: 382,719 | Gross: $66.26M

7. The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Romance, War

Set during the Korean War, a Navy fighter pilot must come to terms with with his own ambivalence towards the war and the fear of having to bomb a set of highly defended bridges. The ending of this grim war drama is all tension.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: William Holden, Grace Kelly, Fredric March, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 4,702

8. Fixed Bayonets! (1951)

Approved | 92 min | Action, Drama, War

The story of a platoon during the Korean War. One by one Corporal Denno's superiors are killed until it comes to the point where he must try to take command responsibility.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Richard Basehart, Gene Evans, Michael O'Shea, Richard Hylton

Votes: 1,468

9. Flat Top (1952)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, War

During the Korean War, aboard the U.S.S. Princeton, Navy Commander Dan Collier reminisces about his first assignment on the same aircraft carrier in the war against Japan.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Richard Carlson, William Phipps, John Bromfield

Votes: 356

10. Give 'em Hell, Harry! (1975)

PG | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

One man show about the presidency of Harry S Truman.

Directors: Steve Binder, Peter H. Hunt | Star: James Whitmore

Votes: 388

11. Hell to Eternity (1960)

Approved | 131 min | Biography, Drama, War

When his adoptive Japanese-American family is sent to Manzanar after Pearl Harbor, a young Chicano enlists in the marines to become a hero in the Battle of Saipan.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Jeffrey Hunter, David Janssen, Vic Damone, Patricia Owens

Votes: 817

12. The Hook (1963)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, War

In the final days of the Korean War, an enemy airman is captured by three American soldiers who cannot bring themselves to follow the order to execute their prisoner.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Robert Walker Jr., Nick Adams, Pancho Magalona

Votes: 504

13. The Hunters (1958)

Approved | 108 min | Action, Drama, Romance

In 1952, during the Korean War, two American pilots become bitter enemies over the same woman but must shelf their personal feud when confronted by deadly Chinese MIG fighter jets in battle.

Director: Dick Powell | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Robert Wagner, Richard Egan, May Britt

Votes: 1,189

14. Inchon (1981)

PG | 140 min | Drama, History, War

During the Korean War, General Douglas MacArthur masterminds the amphibious invasion of Inchon in September 1950.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jacqueline Bisset, Ben Gazzara, Toshirô Mifune

Votes: 566 | Gross: $5.20M

16. Korea: The Unfinished War (2003– )

Drama, History, War

The history of the Korean War.

Stars: Brian McKenna, Terence McKenna, Dominic Desjardins, Lisa Bronwyn Moore

Votes: 21

17. MacArthur (1977)

PG | 130 min | Biography, Drama, History

Biopic of General Douglas MacArthur covering his war exploits during WW2 and the Korean War.

Director: Joseph Sargent | Stars: Gregory Peck, Dan O'Herlihy, Ed Flanders, Ivan Bonar

Votes: 3,873

18. The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Thriller

94 Metascore

A former prisoner of war is brainwashed as an unwitting assassin for an international Communist conspiracy.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury

Votes: 66,551

19. MASH (1970)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, War

80 Metascore

The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt, Sally Kellerman

Votes: 61,896 | Gross: $81.60M

20. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Drama, War

The staff of an Army hospital in the Korean War find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation.

Stars: Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr

Votes: 45,422

21. The McConnell Story (1955)

106 min | Drama, War

A Korean War fighter pilot hero returns home to test fly the new Sabre jets despite his wife's uneasiness regarding his job.

Director: Gordon Douglas | Stars: Alan Ladd, June Allyson, James Whitmore, Frank Faylen

Votes: 400

22. Men in War (1957)

Approved | 102 min | Action, Drama, War

During the Korean War, a battle-worn lieutenant and his platoon are behind enemy lines, and have orders to march to Hill 465 for possible relief.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: Robert Ryan, Aldo Ray, Robert Keith, Phillip Pine

Votes: 2,065

23. Pork Chop Hill (1959)

Approved | 97 min | Action, Drama, War

During the Korean War peace talks, U.S. troops fight to retake a hill from the Communist Chinese forces.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Gregory Peck, Harry Guardino, Rip Torn, George Peppard

Votes: 3,751 | Gross: $4.02M

24. Retreat, Hell! (1952)

Approved | 95 min | Drama, War

The saga of a battalion of U.S. Marines during the Korean War, starting with their training, landing at Inchon in 1950, advance into North Korea and their subsequent retreat back to the 38th parallel.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Frank Lovejoy, Richard Carlson, Anita Louise, Russ Tamblyn

Votes: 329

25. Sabre Jet (1953)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, War

The story of jet pilots flying over Korea by day, from their Itazuke Air Base in Japan, and of their wives, on station with them, who have dinner ready when they return. Jane Carter (Coleen... See full summary »

Director: Louis King | Stars: Robert Stack, Coleen Gray, Richard Arlen, Julie Bishop

Votes: 102

26. The Steel Helmet (1951)

Approved | 85 min | Action, Drama, War

A ragtag group of American stragglers battles against superior Communist troops in an abandoned Buddhist temple during the Korean War.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Gene Evans, Robert Hutton, Steve Brodie, James Edwards

Votes: 3,182

27. Submarine Command (1951)

Approved | 87 min | Drama, War

Submarine commander Ken White reminisces about his wartime years aboard submarine USS Tiger Shark and struggles with feelings of personal guilt.

Director: John Farrow | Stars: William Holden, Nancy Olson, William Bendix, Don Taylor

Votes: 402

28. Tank Battalion (1958)

Approved | 80 min | War, Drama

Four men in their tank, during the Korean War in 1951, find themselves behind enemy lines.

Director: Sherman A. Rose | Stars: Don Kelly, Leslie Parrish, Edward G. Robinson Jr., Frank Gorshin

Votes: 131

29. This Is Korea! (1951)

Not Rated | 50 min | Documentary, War

Director John Ford's documentary about the beginnings of the Korean War, after North Korenn troops invaded South Korea and battled U.S., South Korean and United Nations forces. Notable in ... See full summary »

Director: John Ford | Stars: Edward A. Craig, John Ireland, Turner Joy, Douglas MacArthur

Votes: 127

30. Truman (1995 TV Movie)

PG | 135 min | Biography, Drama

Though considered unqualified, Harry S. Truman becomes the 33rd president following the April 1945 death of Franklin D. Roosevelt.

Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Gary Sinise, Diana Scarwid, Richard Dysart, Colm Feore

Votes: 2,041

31. War Hunt (1962)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, War

Dispatched to the front lines during the Korean War, an idealistic American soldier discovers the horrors of combat and comes at odds with a psychopathic member of his platoon.

Director: Denis Sanders | Stars: John Saxon, Charles Aidman, Sydney Pollack, Tommy Matsuda

Votes: 717

32. Collision Course: Truman vs. MacArthur (1976 TV Movie)

101 min | Drama, History, War

U.S. President Harry S Truman and his commander in the Korean War, General Douglas MacArthur, disagree on war strategy. Their conflict comes to a head when Truman relieves the insubordinate MacArthur from command.

Director: Anthony Page | Stars: Henry Fonda, E.G. Marshall, Lucille Benson, Lloyd Bochner

Votes: 56

33. Jet Attack (1958)

Approved | 69 min | Drama, War

Three American pilots are shot down behind enemy lines during the Korean war, where they encounter a mysterious Russian nurse. Their life is on her hand.

Director: Edward L. Cahn | Stars: John Agar, Audrey Totter, Gregory Walcott, James Dobson

Votes: 130

34. Korea: The Forgotten War (1987 TV Movie)

120 min | Documentary

For a police action the 1950's Korean conflict must have seemed a hell of a lot like a war, which this collection of newsreels all too clearly shows.

Director: Don Horan | Stars: Mark W. Clark, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ed Herlihy, Turner Joy

Votes: 32

35. Korea: The Forgotten War 1950-1953 (2008 Video)

255 min | Documentary

Documentary of the Korean War.

Director: Gabriel Cooley

Votes: 8

36. Korea: The Forgotten War in Colour (2010– )

94 min | Documentary

The story of the Korean War is told through powerful color imagery, dramatic musical score and sound-scape. In the first episode, the summer of 1950 sees the people of Korea trapped in the ... See full summary »

Votes: 18

37. The Man from Independence (1974)

60 min | Biography, Drama

Story of Harry S. Truman as he begins his political career in 1929.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Robert Vaughn, Arthur Kennedy, Martha Scott, June Dayton

Votes: 13

38. Marines, Let's Go (1961)

Not Rated | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, War

Four privates romp their way through occupied Japan while on leave, finding a little romance and some laughs. After it's over they head to the front lines of the Korean War where brutality and death are constant.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Tom Tryon, David Hedison, Tom Reese, Linda Hutchings

Votes: 105

39. Men of the Fighting Lady (1954)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, War

A famous writer visits an aircraft carrier during the Korean war to learn more about it and the way it's run. He also gets to find out more about the Navy and Marine aviators themselves, their internal and external conflicts and dangers of their job.

Director: Andrew Marton | Stars: Van Johnson, Walter Pidgeon, Louis Calhern, Dewey Martin

Votes: 461 | Gross: $1.50M

40. One Minute to Zero (1952)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, War

During the early days of the Korean War, U.S. Army colonel Steve Janowski is one of the military advisers training the South Korean army and he's tasked with evacuating American civilians from the war zone.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Ann Blyth, William Talman, Charles McGraw

Votes: 494

41. Sergeant Ryker (1968)

85 min | Drama, War

During the Korean War Sergeant Paul Ryker is accused of defecting to Communist China and then returning to his unit as a spy.He's court-martialed and sentenced to death but his attorney believes Ryker's innocent and asks for a new trial.

Director: Buzz Kulik | Stars: Bradford Dillman, Peter Graves, Vera Miles, Lloyd Nolan

Votes: 179

42. Take the High Ground! (1953)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, War

In 1953, at Fort Bliss, Texas, two former Korean War combat veterans work as drill sergeants and fall in-love with the same woman.

Director: Richard Brooks | Stars: Richard Widmark, Karl Malden, Elaine Stewart, Carleton Carpenter

Votes: 741

43. Target Zero (1955)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, War

Set during the Korean War, a unit of American soldiers, together with three British Tank Crew, find themselves trapped behind enemy lines.

Director: Harmon Jones | Stars: Richard Conte, Peggie Castle, Charles Bronson, Richard Wyler

Votes: 211

44. Unforgettable: The Korean War (2010 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 53 min | Documentary

Korean War veterans relate their experiences fighting in this "forgotten" war.

Director: Tom Kleespie | Stars: Fred O. Knipe, Raymond W. Bentley, Albert Bettiga, Paul Border

Votes: 7



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