50MoviePack: War Classics

by oparser | created - 30 Oct 2012 | updated - 19 Nov 2012 | Public

DVD Collection on 12 double-sided DVDs - Treeline

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1. Go for Broke! (1951)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, History, War

The story of Japanese-American soldiers who fought in Europe during World War II.

Director: Robert Pirosh | Stars: Van Johnson, Lane Nakano, George Miki, Akira Fukunaga

Votes: 1,019

2. 'Gung Ho!': The Story of Carlson's Makin Island Raiders (1943)

Approved | 88 min | Drama, History, War

The true story of Carlson's Raiders and their World War II attack on Makin Island.

Director: Ray Enright | Stars: Randolph Scott, Alan Curtis, Noah Beery Jr., J. Carrol Naish

Votes: 1,087

Gung Ho

3. Warhead (1977)

PG | 90 min | Action, Adventure, War

A weapons expert is reluctantly sent on a mission to a middle-east warzone to locate a lost nuclear warhead and dismantle it before it falls into the wrong hands. But before he can complete... See full summary »

Director: John O'Connor | Stars: David Janssen, Karin Dor, Christopher Stone, Art Metrano

Votes: 155

War Head

4. The Devil's Cavaliers (1959)

92 min | Adventure, Drama

Captain Richard and a small band of soldiers return home to France to discover the country ruled by horrible nobility.

Director: Siro Marcellini | Stars: Frank Latimore, Emma Danieli, Gianna Maria Canale, Gabriella Pallotta

Votes: 35

The Devil's Cavaliers

5. Escape from Angola (1976)

G | 95 min | Adventure

A farmer and his friends must flee from Angolan rebels escaping through the savage jungle.

Director: Leslie H. Martinson | Stars: Stan Brock, Anne Collings, Steven Tors, Peter Tors

Votes: 51

6. The Mark of the Hawk (1957)

Approved | 83 min | Drama

The man called Obam struggles with the increasingly hostile forces facing each other in a colonial African country. The African natives want their land and lives back from the British ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Audley | Stars: Eartha Kitt, Sidney Poitier, Juano Hernandez, John McIntire

Votes: 152

7. The Proud and Damned (1972)

PG | 92 min | Western

In 1870, five ex-Confederate soldiers get embroiled in a foreign civil war south of the border.

Director: Ferde Grofé Jr. | Stars: Chuck Connors, Aron Kincaid, Cesar Romero, José Greco

Votes: 267

8. Yellowneck (1955)

Passed | 83 min | Adventure, Drama, War

5 Confederate soldiers desert, make their way through the Everglades and try to make it to Cuba.

Director: R. John Hugh | Stars: Lin McCarthy, Stephen Courtleigh, Berry Kroeger, Harold Gordon

Votes: 140

9. Three Came Home (1950)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, War

During Word War II, American author Agnes Newton Keith is imprisoned by the Japanese in various POW camps in North Borneo and Sarawak.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Patric Knowles, Florence Desmond, Sessue Hayakawa

Votes: 1,400

10. The Torch (1950)

Passed | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A revolutionary and his band take over a small Mexican town. The townspeople begin to take sides over whether to fight him, join forces with him or just try to get along with him.

Director: Emilio Fernández | Stars: Paulette Goddard, Pedro Armendáriz, Gilbert Roland, Walter Reed

Votes: 120

11. Testa di sbarco per otto implacabili (1968)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, War

The movie is set during World War II in the days just prior to the D-Day invasion. A special parachute unit is sent to destroy a German flame thrower installation on Omaha Beach.

Director: Alfonso Brescia | Stars: Guy Madison, Peter Lee Lawrence, Erika Blanc, Philippe Hersent

Votes: 176

Hell in Normandy

12. The Adventures of Tartu (1943)

Approved | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

Stevenson, a British soldier fluent in Rumanian and German, goes undercover to sabotage a German poison-gas factory. He turns himself into Jan Tartu, a member of the Rumanian Iron Guard. ... See full summary »

Director: Harold S. Bucquet | Stars: Robert Donat, Valerie Hobson, Walter Rilla, Glynis Johns

Votes: 717

13. Captain Scarlett (1953)

PG | 75 min | Adventure, Drama

Captain Scarlett returns from gallivanting around the country-side after the Napoleonic wars and finds life in southern France very different. He saves a beautiful princess from an arranged... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Carr | Stars: Richard Greene, Leonora Amar, Nedrick Young, Manolo Fábregas

Votes: 223

14. The Last Chance (1945)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, War

Escaping a Nazi prison train in war-torn Italy, an American and a British soldier set out for the Swiss border and find themselves leading a multi-national party of refugees for the Italian underground.

Director: Leopold Lindtberg | Stars: Ewart G. Morrison, John Hoy, Ray Reagan, Luisa Rossi

Votes: 258

The Last Chance

15. The Bushwhackers (1951)

Approved | 70 min | Western

An evil arthritic rancher and his murderous daughter are having settlers killed to prevent them from selling their land to the railroad.

Director: Rod Amateau | Stars: John Ireland, Wayne Morris, Lawrence Tierney, Dorothy Malone

Votes: 188

16. This Is the Army (1943)

Not Rated | 121 min | Comedy, Musical, War

In WWI dancer Jerry Jones stages an all-soldier show on Broadway, called Yip Yip Yaphank. Wounded in the war, he becomes a producer. In WWII his son Johnny Jones, who was before his ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: George Murphy, Joan Leslie, George Tobias, Alan Hale

Votes: 811 | Gross: $20.83M

17. Kansas Pacific (1953)

Approved | 73 min | Western

With the Civil War about to begin, Southern saboteurs attack frontier railroad construction.

Director: Ray Nazarro | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Eve Miller, Barton MacLane, Harry Shannon

Votes: 477

18. The Avenger (1962)

95 min | Adventure, Drama

Aeneas leads escapees from the Trojan war to new land in Italy, and must deal with new threats to his people.

Director: Giorgio Venturini | Stars: Steve Reeves, Giacomo Rossi Stuart, Carla Marlier, Mario Ferrari

Votes: 300

The Avenger

19. Blood on the Sun (1945)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

A dedicated American reporter in 1930s Japan is determined to expose that government's plan for world domination.

Director: Frank Lloyd | Stars: James Cagney, Sylvia Sidney, Porter Hall, John Emery

Votes: 1,534

20. Flying Blind (1941)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy, Drama

A spy steals a secret military device, then hijacks an airliner to get away. The airliner crashes in the wilderness & the survivors are threatened by a raging forest fire.

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Richard Arlen, Jean Parker, Nils Asther, Marie Wilson

Votes: 74

21. Eagle in a Cage (1972)

GP | 98 min | Drama

1815. A soldier becomes the governor of St. Helena and jailer of Napoleon. High brow.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: John Gielgud, Ralph Richardson, Billie Whitelaw, Kenneth Haigh

Votes: 106

22. The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress (1944)

Not Rated | 45 min | Documentary, History, War

A documentary on the 25th bombing mission of the Memphis Belle, a B-17 in the US 8th Air Force.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Stanley Wray, Robert Morgan, James A. Verinis, Robert J. Hanson

Votes: 947

The Memphis Belle

23. The Big Lift (1950)

Approved | 120 min | Drama, War

Experiences of two Air Force sergeants during the 1948 Berlin Airlift.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Montgomery Clift, Paul Douglas, Cornell Borchers, Bruni Löbel

Votes: 1,131

24. Appointment in Tokyo (1945)

Approved | 56 min | Documentary, War

Produced by the Army Pictorial Service, Signal Corps, with the cooperation of the Army Air Forces and the United States Navy, and released by Warner Bros. for the War Activities Committee, ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Hively | Stars: Douglas MacArthur, Chester W. Nimitz, Jonathan M. Wainwright

Votes: 119

25. The Battle of Britain (1943)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary, History, War

The official World War II US government account of Great Britain's stand against the Nazi war machine after the Dunkirk evacuation.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anthony Veiller | Stars: Douglas Bader, Arno Breker, Winston Churchill, Hermann Göring

Votes: 720

26. Divide and Conquer (1943)

Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary, History, War

The World War II US Government account of the European theatre of the war from after the English and French entry to the fall of France.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak | Stars: General Bergeret, Karl Brandt, Winston Churchill, Warren J. Clear

Votes: 578

27. The Battle of China (1944)

65 min | Documentary, History, War

The Official World War II US Government account of Chinese defense against Japanese aggression.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak | Stars: Claire Chennault, Kai-Shek Chiang, Madame Chiang, Teh Chu

Votes: 544

28. The Battle of Russia (1943)

Not Rated | 83 min | Documentary, History, War

Documentary revealing the nature and process of the fight between the Soviet Union and Germany in the Second World War.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak | Stars: Anthony Veiller, Ion Antonescu, Nikolay Cherkasov, Anthony Eden

Votes: 885

29. Desert Victory (1943)

62 min | Documentary, War

The Allied campaign to drive Germany and Italy from North Africa is analysed, with the major portion of the film examining the battles at El Alamein, including a re-enactment.

Directors: Roy Boulting, David MacDonald | Stars: Harold Alexander, Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler, Bernard L. Montgomery

Votes: 194

30. The Great Battle of the Volga (1963)

75 min | War, Documentary

War documentary directed by Maria Slavinskaya.

Director: Maria Slavinskaya

Votes: 30

The Great Battle of the Volga

31. Prelude to War (1942)

Not Rated | 52 min | Documentary, War

The official World War II US Government film statement defining the various enemies of the Allies and why they must be fought.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak | Stars: Walter Huston, Victor Bulwer-Lytton, Kai-Shek Chiang, Walter Darré

Votes: 1,293

32. The Nazis Strike (1943)

Not Rated | 41 min | Documentary, Short, War

The official World War II US government account of Nazi international aggression leading up to the British and French declarations of war.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak | Stars: Eduard Benes, Neville Chamberlain, Clementine Churchill, Winston Churchill

Votes: 649

33. Attack! Battle of New Britain (1944)

Approved | 54 min | War, Documentary

Documentary film depicting the attack by Allied forces on the Japanese strong-holds of Arawe Beach and Cape Gloucester, New Britain, in the South Pacific theatre of the Second World War in 1943.

Stars: Leo Genn, Burgess Meredith, Anthony Veiller, Walter Krueger

Votes: 66

34. After Mein Kampf (1961)

74 min | Documentary, War

Story of Adolf Hitler

Director: Ralph Porter | Stars: Jonathan Farwell, Monica Davis, Paula Morris

Votes: 54

35. Nuremberg Trials (1947)

58 min | Documentary, War

A look at the trials of Nazi leaders.

Directors: Roman Karmen, Elizaveta Svilova | Stars: Francis Biddle, Henri Donnedieu de Vabres, Karl Dönitz, Robert Falco

Votes: 102

Nuremberg Trials

36. The Secret Life of Adolf Hitler (1958 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 53 min | Documentary, Biography, History

1950's television documentary special that includes interviews with Hitler's sister Paula Wolf and a fellow prisoner who was incarcerated with Hitler, actual footage shot by the Nazi's and Eva Braun's rare home movies.

Director: Walter D. Engels | Stars: Westbrook Van Voorhis, Paula Wolf, Julius Schaub, Wilma Schaub

Votes: 106

37. Combat America (1943)

62 min | Documentary, War

A documentary recounting the experiences of the 351st Bombardment Group of the U.S. Army Air Forces, based in England during the Second World War . The group's air and ground crews are ... See full summary »

Stars: Clark Gable, William A. Hatcher, Philip J. Hulls, Kenneth L. Hulls

Votes: 88

38. December 7th: The Movie (1943)

Unrated | 82 min | Action, History, War

"Docudrama" about the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 and its results, the recovering of the ships, the improving of defense in Hawaii and the US efforts to beat back the Japanese reinforcements.

Directors: John Ford, Gregg Toland | Stars: Walter Huston, Harry Davenport, Dana Andrews, Paul Hurst

Votes: 549

39. Attack in the Pacific (1944)

52 min | Documentary, History, War

Crusade in the Pacific is a video series that documents the fighting between the United States and Imperial Japan during and immediately after World War II.

Stars: Henry H. Arnold, Alan Brooke, Kai-Shek Chiang, Winston Churchill

Votes: 41

Armed Forces Information Film: A.F.I.F. Number 3

40. The True Glory (1945)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary, War

A documentary account of the allied invasion of Europe during World War II compiled from the footage shot by nearly 1400 cameramen. It opens as the assembled allied forces plan and train ... See full summary »

Directors: Garson Kanin, Carol Reed | Stars: Dwight D. Eisenhower, Richard Fallon, Joseph Goebbels, Robert Harris

Votes: 337

41. Tunisian Victory (1944)

75 min | Documentary, War

Documentary made by the U.S. Army Signal Corps.

Directors: Frank Capra, Hugh Stewart, John Huston | Stars: Leo Genn, Burgess Meredith, Bernard Miles, Jacques Duchesne

Votes: 323

42. The KGB Connections (1982 TV Movie)

131 min | Documentary

Documentary about the KGB and the nefarious doings in its battle with the Soviet Union.

Director: Martyn Burke | Stars: Harold Brown, Nikita Khrushchev, V.I. Lenin, Joseph Stalin

Votes: 28

43. Report from the Aleutians (1943)

Not Rated | 47 min | Documentary, History, War

A cinematic record of US military operations on the Aleutian Island of Adak to retake Japanese occupied Kiska.

Director: John Huston | Stars: John Huston, Walter Huston, Milton Ashkin, Lyle A. Bean

Votes: 364

44. The Stilwell Road (1945)

51 min | Documentary, War

Documentary about the construction of the Stilwell Road--originally called The Ledo Road--a 478-mile passage from Assam, India, to Ledo, Burma, during World War II. The road, which was ... See full summary »

Stars: Ronald Reagan, Harold Alexander, Claude Auchinleck, Alan Brooke

Votes: 48

45. The Story of Submarine Warfare in the Pacific (1945)

37 min | Documentary, Short, War

The U.S. Pacific submarine fleet was all that was available in the early days of America's involvement in World War 2 and it took the fight to the Japanese with great success.

Star: Gene Kelly

Votes: 11

Submarine Warfare

46. Thunderbolt (1947)

Approved | 44 min | Documentary, Short, History

A WW2 documentary on the P-47 Thunderbolt fighter/bomber pilots in missions (Operation Strangle) from their base in Corsica to Northern Italy in 1944, destroying railroads, bridges, trains, vehicles and hard targets.

Directors: John Sturges, William Wyler | Stars: James Stewart, Lloyd Bridges, Eugene Kern, Robert Lowery

Votes: 343

47. To the Shores of Iwo Jima (1945)

20 min | Documentary, Short, War

Documentary short film depicting the American assault on the Japanese-held island of Iwo Jima and the massive battle that raged on that key island in the Allied advance on Japan.

Stars: Harlon Block, John H. Bradley, Rene A. Gagnon, Ira H. Hayes

Votes: 95

48. With the Marines at Tarawa (1944)

18 min | Documentary, Short, War

Documentary short film depicting the harrowing battle between the U.S. Marines and the Japanese for control of the Pacific island of Tarawa.

Directors: Richard Brooks, Louis Hayward | Stars: Alexander Bonnyman Jr., John Borich, Merritt A. Edson, H.W. Hill

Votes: 171

With the Marines at Tarawa - Return to Guam

49. San Pietro (1945)

Unrated | 32 min | Documentary, Short, War

Director John Huston documents the Battle of San Pietro Infine in December 1943.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Mark W. Clark, John Huston

Votes: 1,484

The Battle of San Pietro

50. The Big Picture (1950–1967)

30 min | Documentary

Various aspects of the U.S. Army are illustrated.

Stars: Audie Murphy, Vic Morrow, Al Jolson, Stuart Queen

Votes: 20

AKA Payoff in the Pacific