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1. Dunkirk (2017)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, History

7.9
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94 Metascore

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy

Votes: 472,059 | Gross: $188.37M

2. Pearl Harbor (2001)

PG-13 | 183 min | Action, Drama, History

6.1
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44 Metascore

A tale of war and romance mixed in with history. The story follows two lifelong friends and a beautiful nurse who are caught up in the horror of an infamous Sunday morning in 1941.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett, William Lee Scott

Votes: 294,104 | Gross: $198.54M

3. The Great Escape (1963)

Not Rated | 172 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.2
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87 Metascore

Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson

Votes: 205,942 | Gross: $12.10M

4. Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1983–2004)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.5
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The adventures of a gang of British workmen abroad. Combines black and white humour with moments of drama, poignancy and drunkenness. In series 1, the lads head to Germany seeking work, and... See full summary »

Stars: Timothy Spall, Jimmy Nail, Tim Healy, Kevin Whately

Votes: 2,562

5. Pan (2015)

PG | 111 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

5.8
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36 Metascore

Twelve-year-old orphan Peter is spirited away to the magical world of Neverland, where he finds both fun and danger, and ultimately discovers his destiny -- to become the hero who will be for ever known as Peter Pan.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Levi Miller, Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara

Votes: 56,122 | Gross: $35.09M

6. The World at War (1973–1976)

TV-PG | 52 min | Documentary, History, War

9.2
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A groundbreaking 26-part documentary series narrated by the actor Laurence Olivier about the deadliest conflict in history, World War II.

Stars: Laurence Olivier, Anthony Eden, Averell Harriman, Albert Speer

Votes: 18,889

7. Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

Not Rated | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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A veteran British barrister must defend his client in a murder trial that has surprise after surprise.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Tyrone Power, Marlene Dietrich, Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 93,812 | Gross: $8.18M

8. The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2014)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

4.9
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42 Metascore

40 years after the first haunting at Eel Marsh House, a group of children evacuated from WWII London arrives, awakening the house's darkest inhabitant.

Director: Tom Harper | Stars: Helen McCrory, Jeremy Irvine, Phoebe Fox, Leanne Best

Votes: 24,802 | Gross: $26.50M

9. Battle of Britain (1969)

G | 132 min | Action, Drama, History

7.0
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In 1940, the British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle to prevent the Luftwaffe from gaining air superiority over the English Channel as a prelude to a possible Axis invasion of the U.K.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Harry Andrews, Curd Jürgens

Votes: 19,166

10. Into the White (I) (2012)

R | 104 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.2
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Norway, WWII: A group of British and German soldiers find themselves stranded in the wilderness after an aircraft battle. Finding shelter in the same cabin, they realize the only way to survive the winter is to place the rules of war aside.

Director: Petter Næss | Stars: Florian Lukas, David Kross, Lachlan Nieboer, Stig Henrik Hoff

Votes: 18,106 | Gross: $0.00M

11. A Matter of Life and Death (1946)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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A British wartime aviator who cheats death must argue for his life before a celestial court.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: David Niven, Kim Hunter, Robert Coote, Kathleen Byron

Votes: 17,261

12. La Grande Vadrouille (1966)

G | 132 min | Adventure, Comedy, War

8.0
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Several ordinary Frenchmen, helping British pilots avoid Nazi captivity, goes on an epic voyage through the occupied country to the Swiss border.

Director: Gérard Oury | Stars: Bourvil, Louis de Funès, Claudio Brook, Andréa Parisy

Votes: 14,214

13. Charlotte Gray (2001)

PG-13 | 121 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.4
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48 Metascore

A young Scottish woman joins the French Resistance during World War II to rescue her Royal Air Force boyfriend who is lost in France.

Director: Gillian Armstrong | Stars: Cate Blanchett, James Fleet, Abigail Cruttenden, Charlotte McDougall

Votes: 10,109 | Gross: $0.67M

14. O Lucky Man! (1973)

R | 178 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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An apprentice coffee salesman has a series of improbable and ironic adventures that seem designed to challenge his naive idealism.

Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Ralph Richardson, Rachel Roberts, Arthur Lowe

Votes: 7,017

15. The Dam Busters (1955)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, History, War

7.4
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The story of how the British attacked German dams in WWII by using an ingenious technique to drop bombs where they would be most effective.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave, Ursula Jeans, Basil Sydney

Votes: 8,819

16. 633 Squadron (1964)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, War

6.4
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An RAF squadron is assigned to knock out a German rocket fuel factory in Norway. The factory supplies fuel for the Nazi effort to launch rockets on England during D-Day.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Cliff Robertson, George Chakiris, Maria Perschy, Harry Andrews

Votes: 3,137

17. Dark Blue World (2001)

R | 112 min | War, Drama, Action

7.3
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56 Metascore

The friendship of two men becomes tested when they both fall for the same woman.

Director: Jan Sverák | Stars: Ondrej Vetchý, Krystof Hádek, Tara Fitzgerald, Charles Dance

Votes: 5,257 | Gross: $0.26M

18. Sherlock Holmes and the Secret Weapon (1942)

Approved | 68 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

6.7
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Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson must protect a Swiss inventor of an advanced bomb sight from falling into German hands.

Director: Roy William Neill | Stars: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Lionel Atwill, Kaaren Verne

Votes: 4,883

19. The Purple Plain (1954)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, War

6.6
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In WW2 Burma, a Canadian bomber pilot becomes reckless after losing his bride in a Luftwaffe air-raid.

Director: Robert Parrish | Stars: Gregory Peck, Bernard Lee, Win Min Than, Brenda de Banzie

Votes: 1,717

20. Reach for the Sky (1956)

Not Rated | 123 min | Biography, Drama, War

7.3
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Biopic of RAF Group Captain Douglas Bader who, after having lost both legs, flew a British fighter plane during WW2.

Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Kenneth More, Muriel Pavlow, Lyndon Brook, Lee Patterson

Votes: 2,083

21. The Sound Barrier (1952)

Approved | 109 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.9
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Fictionalized story of British aerospace engineers solving the problem of supersonic flight.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Ralph Richardson, Ann Todd, Nigel Patrick, John Justin

Votes: 1,507

22. Raid on Rommel (1971)

GP | 99 min | Drama, War

5.6
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In 1942 Libya, a German-speaking British Intelligence officer uses former British POWs, some dressed in German uniforms, to fulfill a secret sabotage mission inside German-captured Tobruk.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Richard Burton, John Colicos, Clinton Greyn, Wolfgang Preiss

Votes: 1,866

23. Tomorrow Is Forever (1946)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.5
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An American World War I soldier, whose disfigured face is reconstructed by Austrian plastic surgeons, returns home after twenty years, but no one recognizes him, his widow is married to another man, and his son is a grown young man.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Orson Welles, George Brent, Lucile Watson

Votes: 2,108 | Gross: $3.25M

24. Spitfire (1942)

Approved | 90 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.1
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Aircraft designer/patriot R. J. Mitchell, alarmed at growing German militarism, works to perfect a defense against the German Messerschmidt at the cost of his health.

Director: Leslie Howard | Stars: Leslie Howard, David Niven, Rosamund John, Roland Culver

Votes: 1,424

25. The Lion Has Wings (1939)

76 min | Drama, War

5.9
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Alexander Korda's bit for the British war effort shows the world both at peace and on the verge of Nazi domination. Spliced together to form a documentary-style movie of both newsreel and ... See full summary »

Directors: Adrian Brunel, Brian Desmond Hurst, Michael Powell, Alexander Korda | Stars: Merle Oberon, Ralph Richardson, June Duprez, Flora Robson

Votes: 483

26. The Eagle and the Hawk (1933)

TV-PG | 73 min | Action, Drama, War

7.1
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The pilots of a Royal Air Force squadron in World War I face not only physical but mental dangers in their struggle to survive while fighting the enemy.

Director: Stuart Walker | Stars: Fredric March, Cary Grant, Jack Oakie, Carole Lombard

Votes: 898

27. Mosquito Squadron (1969)

G | 90 min | War, Drama

5.7
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In WW2, a RAF squadron leader mourns the death of a comrade and receives a bombing mission against a secret Nazi V-2 rocket testing facility in France.

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: David McCallum, Suzanne Neve, Charles Gray, David Buck

Votes: 1,135

28. The Haunted Airman (2006 TV Movie)

R | 68 min | Drama, Thriller, War

4.8
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An injured RAF pilot, confined to a wheelchair is committed to an eerie hospital where he starts to lose his mind

Director: Chris Durlacher | Stars: Julian Sands, Rachael Stirling, Robert Pattinson, Daniel Ainsleigh

Votes: 1,842

29. Reunion in France (1942)

Passed | 104 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.2
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Frenchwoman Michele de la Becque, an opponent of the Nazis in German-occupied Paris, hides a downed American flyer, Pat Talbot, and attempts to get him safely out of the country.

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Joan Crawford, John Wayne, Philip Dorn, Reginald Owen

Votes: 1,248

30. Piece of Cake (1988)

312 min | Drama, War

8.3
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Stories of the men of the RAF Hornet Squadron during the early days of World War II.

Stars: Neil Dudgeon, George Anton, Boyd Gaines, Jeremy Northam

Votes: 658

31. Operation Snafu (1961)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, War

5.8
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When he is pulled up in court for selling stuff on the street, Horace Pope says he was only doing it while waiting to enlist. The judge calls his bluff and forces him to sign up. Pope makes... See full summary »

Director: Cyril Frankel | Stars: Alfred Lynch, Sean Connery, Victor Maddern, Harry Locke

Votes: 369

32. The McKenzie Break (1970)

PG | 108 min | Action, Drama, War

6.5
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During WW2, German POWs in Britain plot to escape from their prison camp in Scotland.

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Brian Keith, Helmut Griem, Ian Hendry, Jack Watson

Votes: 1,313

33. The Deep Blue Sea (1955)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A woman unhappy in her passionless marriage leaves her husband for a younger and more ardent lover.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Vivien Leigh, Kenneth More, Eric Portman, Emlyn Williams

Votes: 277

34. Angels One Five (1952)

TV-G | 98 min | Drama, War

6.5
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The story of an RAF fighter squadron at the height of the Battle of Britain.

Director: George More O'Ferrall | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Michael Denison, Andrew Osborn, Cyril Raymond

Votes: 779

35. The Night My Number Came Up (1955)

Not Rated | 94 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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On a routine flight from Hong-Kong to Japan, a British military transport aircraft's fate may or may not depend on a prophetic nightmare.

Director: Leslie Norman | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Sheila Sim, Alexander Knox, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 770

36. A Yank in the R.A.F. (1941)

Not Rated | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.5
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An American pilot impulsively joins His Majesty's Royal Air Force in Britain in an attempt to impress his ex-girlfriend.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Tyrone Power, Betty Grable, John Sutton, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 1,105

37. Eagles Over London (1969)

PG | 100 min | Drama, War

5.6
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In World war 2, a German undercover unit infiltrates British lines during the evacuation of Dunkirk, 1939. The film revolves around their successes and failures in disrupting R.A.F. operations during the Battle of Britain.

Director: Enzo G. Castellari | Stars: Frederick Stafford, Van Johnson, Francisco Rabal, Evelyn Stewart

Votes: 416

38. Ain't Misbehavin' (1997)

150 min | Comedy, Musical, War

6.5
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Wartime comedy about two very different bandsmen (Eddie and Eric) and their misadventures with gangsters, romance, and black-marketing in Blitz-time London.

Stars: Jerome Flynn, Robson Green, Warren Mitchell, Julia Sawalha

Votes: 51

39. Listen to Britain (1942)

Not Rated | 20 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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A depiction of life in wartime England during the Second World War. Director Humphrey Jennings visits many aspects of civilian life and of the turmoil and privation caused by the war, all without narration.

Directors: Humphrey Jennings, Stewart McAllister | Stars: Leonard Brockington, Joseph Macleod, Bud Flanagan, Chesney Allen

Votes: 1,400

40. Cage of Gold (1950)

Approved | 83 min | Crime, Drama

6.3
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In post-WW2 Britain, a young woman marries an old flame but after he disappears, and is later declared dead, she re-marries, only to be blackmailed by the supposedly-dead first husband who suddenly re-appears in her life, in need of money.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Jean Simmons, David Farrar, James Donald, Madeleine Lebeau

Votes: 210

41. Jenny's War (1985)

PG | 198 min | Drama, War

7.7
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This fact-based story follows a woman who launches a rescue of her Royal Air Force pilot son, who was shot down over Germany in 1941. Getting no help from the underground, she sets up her own rescue mission.

Stars: Dyan Cannon, Elke Sommer, Robert Hardy, Patrick Ryecart

Votes: 138

42. Over Here (1996 TV Movie)

185 min | Comedy, Drama, War

8.3
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Comedy drama set in wartime Britain showing what can happen when British RAF men and soldiers from the American Air Force are forced to share barracks.

Director: Tony Dow | Stars: Samuel West, James Terry, Todd Boyce, Louise Brighton

Votes: 139

43. Tonight We Raid Calais (1943)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.4
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British Intellengence dispatches Commando Geoffrey Carter on a one-man raid to destroy a munitions plant that manufactures bombs in Nazi-occupied France. He enlists the aid of a patriotic ... See full summary »

Director: John Brahm | Stars: Annabella, John Sutton, Lee J. Cobb, Beulah Bondi

Votes: 168

44. Body and Soul (1931)

70 min | Drama

6.9
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Andress, Watson and Johnson are with a Royal Air Force squadron in France. When Watson is killed in combat, Andrews tries to return the letters Watson received from a girl called "Pom-Pom."... See full summary »

Director: Alfred Santell | Stars: Charles Farrell, Elissa Landi, Humphrey Bogart, Myrna Loy

Votes: 63

45. Raiders in the Sky (1953)

Unrated | 96 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.5
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War drama about the dangerous and stressful work of Lancaster bomber British crews during World War II.

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Ian Hunter, Dinah Sheridan, Bryan Forbes

Votes: 484

46. Bomber Harris (1989 TV Movie)

85 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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The history of one of the key commanders of WW2, the head of RAF Bomber Command, Air Chief Marshall Sir Arthur "Bomber" Harris.

Director: Michael Darlow | Stars: John Thaw, Robert Hardy, Frederick Treves, Bernard Kay

Votes: 143

47. The Pathfinders (1972– )

60 min | Drama, War

7.6
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World war 2 RAF squadron behind enemy lines.

Stars: Robert Urquhart, Jack Watling, Julian Orchard, Jack May

Votes: 45

48. The Battle of Britain (1943)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary, History, War

7.5
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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: 788

49. Guy Martin: The Last Flight of the Vulcan Bomber (2015 TV Movie)

72 min | Documentary

7.5
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Guy Martin helps restore XH558, the last airworthy Avro Vulcan bomber, to prepare it for its last ever flight, a 1000-mile farewell tour of Great Britain, before it is grounded.

Director: James Woodroffe | Stars: Guy Martin, Shaun Dooley, Kevin Stone, Ray Watts

Votes: 163

50. Stalag Luft (1993 TV Movie)

103 min | Comedy, Drama, War

6.9
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During WW2, after the 'ingenious' desertion of the German guards, the Allied prisoners of a POW camp decide to remain in the camp, some masquerading as German guards, in order to fool the frequent SS inspections.

Director: Adrian Shergold | Stars: Stephen Fry, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Geoffrey Palmer, Sam Kelly

Votes: 140



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