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1. The Raiders of Leyte Gulf (1962)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, War

An American intelligence agent is captured by the Japanese in the Philippines during World War II. A team is put together to try to rescue him.

Director: Eddie Romero | Stars: Leopoldo Salcedo, Michael Parsons, Efren Reyes, Jennings Sturgeon

Votes: 50

2. Spring 1941 (2007)

R | 120 min | Drama, War

Successful doctor Artur Planck, his wife Clara and their two daughters are seeking shelter from Germans storming Poland. They find a safe house in the farm of Emilia, their local grocer who... See full summary »

Director: Uri Barbash | Stars: Katarzyna Al Abbas, Miroslaw Baka, Stanislaw Brejdygant, Adrianna Dzikowska

Votes: 557

3. Stormtroopers (1976)

110 min | Comedy, War

A handful of recruits prepares for a war that nobody knows about the purpose or the motive. The field commander is a general who plays with a Marx puppet and lives in a luxurious palace ... See full summary »

Director: Salvatore Samperi | Stars: Renato Pozzetto, Lino Toffolo, Cochi Ponzoni, Teo Teocoli

Votes: 201

4. Stormtroopers II (1982)

95 min | Comedy, War

A group of misfits form an army in an absurd war.

Director: Salvatore Samperi | Stars: Massimo Boldi, Teo Teocoli, Giorgio Ariani, Bonvi

Votes: 61

5. Manila Calling (1942)

Approved | 81 min | Drama, War

During the Japanese invasion of the Philippines, a few Americans and a Filipino guerrilla unit seize a Japanese jungle base and use the radio transmitter to broadcast anti-Japanese propaganda, prompting retaliatory Japanese attacks.

Director: Herbert I. Leeds | Stars: Lloyd Nolan, Carole Landis, Cornel Wilde, James Gleason

Votes: 109

6. War Fever (1969)

98 min | War, Drama

An inexperienced American lieutenant and two American prisoners are the only force standing between advancing German troops and an Italian town that was "freed" by the trio.

Director: Tonino Ricci | Stars: Klaus Kinski, George Hilton, Ray Saunders, Betsy Bell

Votes: 196

7. Jungle Fighters (1961)

Approved | 110 min | War, Drama

In 1942, a group of British soldiers is sent on a mission in the Malaysian jungle and gets lost into the Japanese controlled zone.

Director: Leslie Norman | Stars: Richard Todd, Richard Harris, Ronald Fraser, David McCallum

Votes: 666

8. The Intruder (1953)

84 min | Drama, War

Ex regimental commander Colonel Merton catches one of his former NCOs burgling his house and investigates to find the reason behind this desperate act.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Michael Ripper, Jack Hawkins, Hugh Williams, Michael Medwin

Votes: 214

9. Three Came Back (1961)

82 min | War, Drama

US Army personnel patrolling through Italy during World War 2, are being killed off by an unknown German agent posing as a fellow soldier.

Director: Alex Nicol | Stars: Barry Cahill, Frank Latimore, Alex Nicol, Fredrick R. Clark

Votes: 74

10. Conspiracy of Hearts (1960)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, War

Catholic nuns risk their lives to help Jewish children in an Italian internment camp escape to Palestine during World War II.

Director: Ralph Thomas | Stars: Lilli Palmer, Sylvia Syms, Yvonne Mitchell, Ronald Lewis

Votes: 438

11. Sword of Honour (2001 TV Movie)

208 min | Drama, War

Guy Crouchback, heir to a declining English Roman Catholic family, returns to England from Italy at the start of World War II, and joins the Royal Corps of Halberdiers along with various ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Anderson | Stars: Will Adamsdale, Nick Bartlett, Christopher Benjamin, Jane Bertish

Votes: 704

12. A Taste of Hell (1973)

PG | 90 min | Action, War, Drama

THEY FOUGHT SAVAGELY - for love of their country "A TASTE OF HELL" An explosive war epic depicting the heroic stand for patriotism from the hills down to the devastated countryside.

Directors: Basil Bradbury, Neil Yarema | Stars: John Garwood, William Smith, Liza Lorena, Roderick Paulate

Votes: 63

13. Soldaty svobody (1977– )

599 min | Drama, History, War

Tens of images of historical characters are shown. People who have taken part in fighting against Nazi Germany as well as the activity of the leaders of the communist parties of the USSR, ... See full summary »

Stars: Stefan Getsov, Bohus Pastorek, Horst Preusker, Yakov Tripolsky

Votes: 60

14. Achtung! The Desert Tigers (1977)

83 min | Drama, Thriller, War

Durng World War II, an American major is captured by the Germans and thrown into a POW camp run by a sadistic Nazi officer, whose main pleasures are whipping the local female population and... See full summary »

Director: Luigi Batzella | Stars: Richard Harrison, Lea Lander, Isarco Ravaioli, Agnes Kalpagos

Votes: 130

15. The Only Way (1970)

G | 86 min | Drama, War

A Jewish family try to escape from Denmark in October 1943 during the German occupation.

Director: Bent Christensen | Stars: Ebbe Rode, Helle Virkner, Jane Seymour, Ove Sprogøe

Votes: 140

16. Kill Rommel! (1969)

99 min | War

During WWII, US Lieutenant Morris and British captain Hull are assigned in a mission to kill Rommel.

Director: Alfonso Brescia | Stars: Anton Diffring, Carl Parker, Ugo Adinolfi, Renato Romano

Votes: 92

17. Kampen om tungtvannet (1948)

Not Rated | 107 min | Action, Drama, War

A factual reconstruction of the sabotage events which took place to prevent Hitler's Germany in getting the heavy water needed to make an atomic bomb during WW2.

Directors: Jean Dréville, Titus Vibe-Müller | Stars: Raoul Dautry, Frédéric Joliot-Curie, Lew Kowarski, H.H. Halban

Votes: 513

18. The Saboteurs (2015– )
Episode: Episode #1.2 (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, History, War

While the Nazis are working on the first atomic bomb, the saboteur-group Grouse, is put together of local resistance. They are to assist English commando-forces in blowing up the heavy ... See full summary »

Director: Per-Olav Sørensen | Stars: Christoph Bach, Peri Baumeister, Espen Reboli Bjerke, Torstein Bjørklund

Votes: 190

19. Foyle's War (2002–2015)

TV-14 | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

As WWII rages, DCS Foyle fights his own war on the home-front; investigating crime on the south coast of England. Later series, see the retired detective working as an MI5 agent in the aftermath of the war.

Stars: Michael Kitchen, Honeysuckle Weeks, Anthony Howell, Ellie Haddington

Votes: 11,622

20. Mister Roberts (1965– )

30 min | Comedy

The final adaption of the popular book, play, and movie has Lt. Roberts being far from the war action while stationed on the Reluctant, a cargo ship. While trying to get transferred he must... See full summary »

Stars: Roger Smith, Steve Harmon, Richard X. Slattery, George Ives

Votes: 35

21. Mister Roberts (1965– )

30 min | Comedy

The final adaption of the popular book, play, and movie has Lt. Roberts being far from the war action while stationed on the Reluctant, a cargo ship. While trying to get transferred he must... See full summary »

Stars: Roger Smith, Steve Harmon, Richard X. Slattery, George Ives

Votes: 35

22. Which Way to the War (1994 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

In the Western Desert of World War II, a party of British "Desert Rat" soldiers and a party of Australian soldiers are holed up in a remote building, when an ambulance of Italian "nurses" arrives.

Directors: Roy Gould, David Croft | Stars: William Tapley, Simon Baker, Terry John, Robert Hands

Votes: 5

23. USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage (2016)

R | 128 min | Action, Drama, History

30 Metascore

During World War II, an American navy ship is sunk by a Japanese submarine leaving 890 crewmen stranded in shark infested waters.

Director: Mario Van Peebles | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Tom Sizemore, Thomas Jane, Matt Lanter

Votes: 9,842

24. In Hiding (2013)

103 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

During World War Two, Janka is hiding a young Jewish girl named Ester, and an unusual bond is created between them.

Director: Jan Kidawa-Blonski | Stars: Magdalena Boczarska, Julia Pogrebinska, Tomasz Kot, Krzysztof Stroinski

Votes: 178

25. The Battle of El Alamein (1969)

PG | 96 min | Action, Drama, History

World war two drama about the 1942 North Africa battle at El Alamein between the Allies and the Axis forces.

Director: Giorgio Ferroni | Stars: Frederick Stafford, George Hilton, Michael Rennie, Marco Guglielmi

Votes: 532

26. Shock Troops (1967)

Approved | 110 min | Action, Drama, History

A French resistance group liberates some German prisoners. Turns out one of them is a spy.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Charles Vanel, Bruno Cremer, Jean-Claude Brialy, Michel Piccoli

Votes: 445

27. Folgore Division (1955)

84 min | War

In the summer of 1942, during the Second World War, a group of young paratroopers from the Folgore Division, after having been subjected to a long and tiring training in Italy, was ... See full summary »

Director: Duilio Coletti | Stars: Fausto Tozzi, Ettore Manni, Monica Clay, Aldo Bufi Landi

Votes: 55

28. Hero Bunker (1972)

96 min | Adventure, Drama, War

Following the torpedoing of the destroyer Elli on August 15, 1940 on Tinos by an Italian submarine, war was declared, and the Italians attacked the Albanian front on October 28. From an ... See full summary »

Director: Kostas Andritsos | Stars: Giannis Voglis, Xenia Kalogeropoulou, Giorgos Bartis, Dimitris Bislanis

Votes: 46

29. I Daskala Me Ta Xantha Mallia (1969)

96 min | Drama, Romance, War

Amid blinding prejudice, a vivacious blonde teacher gets married to an honest man, only to see him leave for the Greco-Italian Front, a few hours after their wedding ceremony. Will she cope with her loss, when there's no one to turn to?

Director: Dinos Dimopoulos | Stars: Aliki Vougiouklaki, Dimitris Papamichael, Angelos Antonopoulos, Pantelis Zervos

Votes: 555

32. Foxhole in Cairo (1960)

80 min | War, Drama

A German Agent in Libya is allowed to get back to Rommel with false information.

Director: John Llewellyn Moxey | Stars: James Robertson Justice, Adrian Hoven, Niall MacGinnis, Neil McCallum

Votes: 99

33. Okinawa (1952)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Drama, History

Basically the story of the sea battle for Okinawa between the ships of the U.S. Navy and the Japanese suicide planes---the Kamaikazes---and, as such, is filled with stock footage from ... See full summary »

Director: Leigh Jason | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Cameron Mitchell, Richard Denning, Rhys Williams

Votes: 137

34. The Pigeon That Took Rome (1962)

Approved | 103 min | Comedy, War

In 1944, two American spies, posing as priests, infiltrate German occupied Rome to relay information to HQ but can only communicate via pigeons due to the imposed radio silence.

Director: Melville Shavelson | Stars: Charlton Heston, Elsa Martinelli, Harry Guardino, Salvatore Baccaloni

Votes: 318

35. They Were Not Divided (1950)

102 min | War

This movie begins in a World War II training depot of a British Guards armored regiment where recruits from many walks of life learn to survive the strict discipline and training together ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Edward Underdown, Ralph Clanton, Helen Cherry, Stella Andrew

Votes: 205

36. Dear Elza! (2014)

96 min | Drama, War

During WW2, Hungarian soldier Lombos Mihály is denied furlough and returns to battle on the Eastern Front where he is captured by the Soviets who use him as a 'trampler' through the German minefields and as an interpreter.

Director: Zoltán Füle | Stars: Gábor Makray, Géza Bodor, Zsuzsanna Ripli, Tamás Varga

Votes: 434

37. Crimean (2014)

114 min | Action, Drama, History

The human tragedy and the suffering of the Crimean Turks who were taken hostage as prisoners of war in German prison camps during World War II.

Director: Burak Arliel | Stars: Bülent Alkis, Ali Barkin, Baki Davrak, Sertaç Ekici

Votes: 1,099

38. Heemwéi (2014)

99 min | Drama, History, War

France, September 1944: the end of WWII seems imminent as the Allied troops are closing in on Berlin. In the light of these events, the two Luxembourgish conscripts Jos and Frenz decide to ... See full summary »

Director: Sacha Bachim | Stars: Steve Hoegener, Janine Horsburgh, Luc Lamesch, Nilton Martins

Votes: 27

39. 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

40. Röd snö (1985)

Crime, Mystery, Thriller

November 1942. Young Norwegian Anne Eriksen returns to a small boarding-house in Dalsland, Sweden near the Norwegian border, where she has spent the summers during her childhood. The ... See full summary »

Stars: Kjersti Holmen, Tomas von Brömssen, Ingvor Wennberg, Sven Nordin

Votes: 478

41. Halfway to Shanghai (1942)

Passed | 62 min | Adventure, Mystery

A murder occurs on a train bound for Shanghai during World War II.

Director: John Rawlins | Stars: Kent Taylor, Irene Hervey, Henry Stephenson, J. Edward Bromberg

Votes: 25

42. Army Surgeon (1942)

Approved | 63 min | Drama, Romance, War

During World War 1, an aviator competes against an army doctor for the love of a nurse.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: James Ellison, Jane Wyatt, Kent Taylor, Walter Reed

Votes: 85

43. Secret Agent of Japan (1942)

Passed | 72 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Kay Murdock (Lynn Bari) strolls into the Dixie Bar in Shanghai on November 1, 1941 and asks the bartender for a letter addressed to Captain Larsen, and is referred to Roy Bonnell (Preston ... See full summary »

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Preston Foster, Lynn Bari, Noel Madison, Victor Sen Yung

Votes: 58

44. Hillbilly Blitzkrieg (1942)

Approved | 63 min | Comedy, Romance, War

Nazi spies mistake Snuffy Smith's moonshine for a new secret rocket fuel and try to steal the "formula."

Director: Roy Mack | Stars: Bud Duncan, Edgar Kennedy, Cliff Nazarro, Lucien Littlefield

Votes: 65

45. True to the Army (1942)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Music

While doing her tight-rope act in a local circus, Daisy Hawkins (Judy Canova), sees the owner shot by gangsters. The gangsters are after her to eliminate the only eye witness and the police... See full summary »

Director: Albert S. Rogell | Stars: Judy Canova, Allan Jones, Ann Miller, Jerry Colonna

Votes: 23