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1. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

R | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.2
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71 Metascore

WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer

Votes: 314,353 | Gross: $67.21M

2. Death Wish (1974)

R | 93 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.0
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51 Metascore

A New York City architect becomes a one-man vigilante squad after his wife is murdered by street punks in which he randomly goes out and kills would-be muggers on the mean streets after dark.

Director: Michael Winner | Stars: Charles Bronson, Hope Lange, Vincent Gardenia, Steven Keats

Votes: 29,073 | Gross: $22.00M

3. Gosford Park (2001)

R | 131 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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90 Metascore

The lives of upstairs guests and downstairs servants at a party in 1932 in a country house in England as they investigate a murder involving one of them.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Maggie Smith, Ryan Phillippe, Michael Gambon, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 70,280 | Gross: $41.31M

4. Ali (2001)

R | 157 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.8
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65 Metascore

A biography of sports legend Muhammad Ali, focusing on his triumphs and controversies between 1964 and 1974.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight, Mario Van Peebles

Votes: 85,002 | Gross: $58.20M

5. The Four Feathers (2002)

PG-13 | 132 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.5
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49 Metascore

A British officer resigns his post just before battle and subsequently receives four white feathers from his friends and fiancee as symbols of what they believe to be his cowardice.

Director: Shekhar Kapur | Stars: Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Kate Hudson, Mohamed Bouich

Votes: 30,022 | Gross: $18.31M

6. Ginger & Rosa (2012)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama

6.3
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69 Metascore

A look at the lives of two teenage girls - inseparable friends Ginger and Rosa -- growing up in 1960s London as the Cuban Missile Crisis looms, and the pivotal event that comes to redefine their relationship.

Director: Sally Potter | Stars: Elle Fanning, Alice Englert, Annette Bening, Oliver Platt

Votes: 9,049 | Gross: $1.01M

7. Sergeant York (1941)

Not Rated | 134 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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A marksman is drafted in World War I and ends up becoming one of the most celebrated war heroes.

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie, George Tobias

Votes: 13,435 | Gross: $16.40M

8. Birdy (1984)

R | 120 min | Drama, War

7.3
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After two friends return home from the Vietnam War one becomes mentally unstable and obsesses with becoming a bird.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Matthew Modine, Nicolas Cage, John Harkins, Sandy Baron

Votes: 18,955 | Gross: $1.46M

9. Queen & Country (2014)

TV-14 | 114 min | Drama

6.3
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68 Metascore

In this sequel to Hope and Glory (1987), Bill Rohan has grown up and is drafted into the army, where he and his eccentric best mate, Percy, battle their snooty superiors on the base and look for love in town.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Callum Turner, Caleb Landry Jones, Pat Shortt, David Thewlis

Votes: 1,190 | Gross: $0.03M

10. I Am Curious (Yellow) (1967)

X | 121 min | Drama

6.1
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Lena, aged twenty, wants to know all she can about life and reality. She collects information on everyone and everything, storing her findings in an enormous archive. She experiments with ... See full summary »

Director: Vilgot Sjöman | Stars: Lena Nyman, Vilgot Sjöman, Börje Ahlstedt, Peter Lindgren

Votes: 3,092 | Gross: $20.24M

11. Castle Keep (1969)

R | 107 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

6.2
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During the Battle of the Bulge, an anachronistic count shelters a ragtag squad of Americans in his isolated castle hoping they will defend it against the advancing Germans.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Patrick O'Neal, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Peter Falk

Votes: 2,190

12. The Human Condition I: No Greater Love (I) (1959)

Not Rated | 208 min | Drama, War

8.6
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A Japanese pacifist, unable to face the dire consequences of conscientious objection, is transformed by his attempts to compromise with the demands of war-time Japan.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Chikage Awashima, Ineko Arima

Votes: 4,572

13. Carrington (1995)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.9
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The platonic relationship between artist Dora Carrington and writer Lytton Strachey in the early 20th century.

Director: Christopher Hampton | Stars: Emma Thompson, Jonathan Pryce, Steven Waddington, Samuel West

Votes: 4,679 | Gross: $3.24M

14. Punishment Park (1971)

R | 91 min | Drama, Thriller

7.9
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"Punishment Park" is a pseudo-documentary purporting to be a film crews's news coverage of the team of soldiers escorting a group of hippies, draft dodgers, and anti-establishment types ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Watkins | Stars: Patrick Boland, Kent Foreman, Carmen Argenziano, Luke Johnson

Votes: 5,194

15. The Greatest (1977)

PG | 101 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

5.9
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Muhammad Ali stars as himself in this dramatized version of his life story up to the late 1970s. It includes his Olympic triumphs as Cassius Clay, his conversion to Islam, his refusal of ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Gries | Stars: Muhammad Ali, Ernest Borgnine, John Marley, Lloyd Haynes

Votes: 1,146

16. Children of the Revolution (1996)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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76 Metascore

Few knew that Stalin spent his last night in the arms of a young Australian woman. Few still knew that their "love-child" brought Australia to the brink of civil war. Until now ...

Director: Peter Duncan | Stars: Judy Davis, Sam Neill, F. Murray Abraham, Richard Roxburgh

Votes: 2,129 | Gross: $0.83M

17. The Steel Helmet (1951)

Approved | 85 min | Action, Drama, War

7.5
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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: 3,055

18. Vietnam (1987– )

45 min | Drama, War

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This 10 part series follows a family affected by the Vietnam war, Nicole Kidman plays a young woman who becomes an anti war activist, when she sees what is happening in Veitnam after the ... See full summary »

Stars: Barry Otto, Nicole Kidman, Nicholas Eadie, Veronica Lang

Votes: 399

19. Bartleby (2001)

PG-13 | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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48 Metascore

A clueless boss has no idea what to do with his mundane office worker whose refusal of duties only gets worse each passing minute.

Director: Jonathan Parker | Stars: David Paymer, Crispin Glover, Glenne Headly, Maury Chaykin

Votes: 1,649 | Gross: $0.15M

20. The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity (II) (1959)

Not Rated | 181 min | Drama, History, War

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As a conscript in war-time Japan's military, a pacifist struggles to maintain his determination to keep his ideals.

Director: Masaki Kobayashi | Stars: Tatsuya Nakadai, Michiyo Aratama, Kokinji Katsura, Jun Tatara

Votes: 3,568

21. The Deep Six (1958)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, War

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The conflict between duty and conscience is explored in this WWII drama. Alan Ladd stars as Naval gunnery sergeant Alec Austin, a Quaker whose sincere pacifist sentiments do not sit well ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 289

22. The Conscientious Objector (2004)

TV-MA | 101 min | Documentary, War

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The story of Desmond Doss, a US Army medic who was the first conscientious objector to be awarded the Medal of Honor.

Director: Terry Benedict | Stars: Ralph Baker, Carl Bentley, Alessandro Bianchi, James Boylan

Votes: 240

23. To the Lighthouse (1983 TV Movie)

115 min | Drama

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A faithful dramatization of Virginia Woolf's novel. A lecturer, his family, the spinster Aunt Lily, an old friend, and a student, Charles Tansley, spend a summer in an isolated house in ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Gregg | Stars: Rosemary Harris, Michael Gough, Suzanne Bertish, Lynsey Baxter

Votes: 179

24. The Year That Trembled (2002)

R | 104 min | Drama, Romance, War

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34 Metascore

The Year That Trembled is a 1970 coming-of-age story set in the shadow of Kent State that focuses on a group of young characters facing the Vietnam Draft Lottery.

Director: Jay Craven | Stars: Jonathan Brandis, Charlie Finn, Jay R. Ferguson, Meredith Monroe

Votes: 172

25. Age of Innocence (1977)

101 min | Drama

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A troubled love story brews in a town where a conscientious objector comes to stay.

Director: Alan Bridges | Stars: David Warner, Honor Blackman, Trudy Young, Lois Maxwell

Votes: 111

26. Hedd Wyn (1992)

Unrated | 123 min | Drama, Romance, War

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A young poet living in the North Wales countryside competes for the most coveted prize of all in Welsh Poetry - that of the chair of the National Eisteddfod, a tradition dating back a ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Turner | Stars: Huw Garmon, Catrin Fychan, Ceri Cunnington, Llio Silyn

Votes: 320

27. Field Punishment No.1 (2014 TV Movie)

90 min | Drama

7.0
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In 1916, the New Zealand Government secretly shipped 14 of the country's most outspoken conscientious objectors to the Western Front in an attempt to convert, silence, or quite possibly kill them. This is their story.

Director: Peter Burger | Stars: Fraser Brown, Byron Coll, Michael Whalley, Jason Hodzelmans

Votes: 154

28. a.k.a. Cassius Clay (1970)

PG | 79 min | Documentary, Sport

6.8
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The documentary story of Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay)--the heavyweight boxing champion whose style and courage captured the imagination of the world.

Director: Jim Jacobs | Stars: Richard Kiley, Muhammad Ali, Cus D'Amato, Floyd Patterson

Votes: 560

29. R.A.S. (1973)

110 min | Drama, War

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Three French conscripts with diverse political motives, are sent to a disciplinary battalion in the midst of the Algerian war. Major Lecoq is to build an elite unit with these wayward soldiers who are exposed to war, torture and death.

Director: Yves Boisset | Stars: Jacques Spiesser, Jacques Villeret, Jacques Weber, Claude Brosset

Votes: 118

30. Tu ne tueras point (1961)

148 min | Drama, War

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At the end of World War II, a French pacifist is arrested for refusing to fight. In prison, he befriends a German priest arrested for murder of a French Resistance fighter. They discuss morality, obedience, and religion.

Director: Claude Autant-Lara | Stars: Laurent Terzieff, Horst Frank, Mica Orlovic, Marijan Lovric

Votes: 35

31. True Heart (2017)

30 min | Short, Drama, War

9.2
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A WW2 story of Jason Carter an American soldier who attempts to rescue his soul and fight his orders as he finds a young abandoned 8 year old German girl at the end of the war.

Director: Jonathan Kingston Gameiro | Stars: Edward Tarling, Damon Driver, Rob McLoughlin, Emily Gameiro

Votes: 12

32. Jehovah's Witnesses Stand Firm Against Nazi Assault (1996)

Documentary, History

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From 1933 in Germany, the hateful Nazi propaganda machine was in full swing. This is the story of a tiny group of Germans who refused to be bullied by Hitler's thugs into doing anything ... See full summary »

Stars: Geneviève de Gaulle Anthonioz, John Barr, Wulff Brebeck, John Conway

Votes: 177

33. Love-In '72 (1970)

86 min | Drama

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A man must decide whether to flee the U.S. draft and go to Canada or stay or go fight for his country in Vietnam.

Directors: Karl Hansen, Sidney Knight, Simon Nuchtern | Stars: John Ross, Linda Southern, Sandra Peabody, Will Patent

Votes: 21

34. Querido Camilo (2007)

52 min | Documentary, War

7.4
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Dear Camilo is the story of Camilo Mejia, the first American soldier in the Iraq war to have deserted the military and publicly declared himself a conscientious objector. His two high ... See full summary »

Directors: Daniel Ross Mix, Julio Molina | Stars: Camilo Mejia, Maritza Castillo, Carlos Arredondo, Louis Font

Votes: 7

35. The Good War and Those Who Refused to Fight It (2000 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary, History, War

6.6
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The story of American conscientious objectors during World War II.

Directors: Judith Ehrlich, Rick Tejada-Flores | Star: Edward Asner

Votes: 31

36. La guerre sans nom (1992)

240 min | Documentary

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Documentary on the French-Algerian conflict 1954-1962 which was never officially called a "war", including interviews with some of the survivors.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Patrick Rotman, Bertrand Tavernier

Votes: 49

37. War Stories (1995)

95 min | Documentary, Romance, War

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Seven New Zealand women speak about their lives during World War II: some lost husbands, some got married, some went into service themselves. The director lets the women tell their stories ... See full summary »

Director: Gaylene Preston | Stars: Jean Andrews, Judith Fyfe, Rita Graham, Neva Clarke McKenna

Votes: 48

38. The Volunteer (1917)

50 min | Drama

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Director: Harley Knoles | Stars: Madge Evans, Henry Hull, Muriel Ostriche, Victor Kennard

39. Contempt of Conscience (2008)

50 min | Documentary, War

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Contempt of Conscience was filmed over five years and details the campaign by the Peace Tax Seven to redirect the portion of their taxes, that would normally go to military funding, to be ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Jenkins

40. Full Blossom: The Life of Poet/Actor Roberts Blossom (2000)

75 min | Documentary, Biography

9.0
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Director: James Brih Abee | Stars: Roberts Blossom, Edward Asner, Beverly Blossom, Debbie Blossom

Votes: 6

41. Aktivisti (2000)

34 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Visa Koiso-Kanttila | Stars: Otso Kivekäs, Jukka Kivekäs

42. Valtio vapauden vei (2004)

66 min | Documentary

7.0
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Directors: Joonas Berghäll, Mika Hotakainen | Stars: Ilmari Suominen, Esa Juntunen, Mika Leinonen, Juha Keltti

Votes: 25

43. Foyle's War (2002–2015)
Episode: A Lesson in Murder (2002)

TV-14 | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Foyle investigates the suicide of a pacifist and death threats to the judge who ruled against his conscientious objector status.

Director: David Thacker | Stars: Nicholas Audsley, Madeleine Worrall, Oliver Ford Davies, Ian Peck

Votes: 427

44. Foyle's War (2002–2015)
Episode: Bad Blood (2006)

TV-14 | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.6
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Foyle investigates a mysterious disease affecting local farm animals and looks into the stabbing of a war hero.

Director: Jeremy Silberston | Stars: Peter Sandys-Clarke, Ben Meyjes, Philip Franks, Honeysuckle Weeks

Votes: 324

45. P.O.V. (1988– )
Episode: Brother Outsider: The Life of Bayard Rustin (2003)

83 min | Documentary

7.8
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Documentary on Bayard Rustin, best-remembered as the organizer of the 1963 March on Washington.

Directors: Nancy D. Kates, Bennett Singer | Stars: Bayard Rustin, Dorothy Jackson, John Rodgers, Louis John

Votes: 143

46. Foyle's War (2002–2015)
Episode: Killing Time (2010)

TV-14 | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.0
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Foyle goes head to head against the might of the US army when a local girl is found murdered and the finger of suspicion points to a black GI at the US military base.

Director: David Richards | Stars: John Sharian, Obi Abili, Gary Carr, Michael Kitchen

Votes: 317

47. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Conscience (1979)

TV-G | 48 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.3
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Jason expresses doubt to the army recruiters that he could ever kill a person. Ben is embarrassed by his hesitation to serve. Meanwhile, Jim-Bob cannot wait to serve.

Director: Gwen Arner | Stars: Ralph Waite, Michael Learned, Ellen Corby, Judy Norton

Votes: 29

48. Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008–2015)
Episode: The Deserter (2010)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

8.0
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Obi-Wan and a detachment of the 501st track down General Grievous on Saleucami. When Captain Rex is injured he is taken to a farmhouse to recuperate, only to find the farmer has a familiar face.

Director: Robert Dalva | Stars: James Arnold Taylor, Dee Bradley Baker, Matthew Wood, Nika Futterman

Votes: 605

49. All in the Family (1971–1979)
Episode: The Draft Dodger (1976)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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It's Christmas again and the Bunker's are preparing for their holiday meal with Archie's buddy Pinky. Mike's old friend David Brewster drops by unexpectedly and Mike is concerned because he... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Carroll O'Connor, Jean Stapleton, Rob Reiner, Sally Struthers

Votes: 121

50. The Vietnam War (2017)
Episode: The History of the World (April 1969-May 1970) (2017)

TV-MA | 108 min | Documentary, History, War

8.8
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President Richard Nixon begins withdrawing American troops from Vietnam, but his authorization of the invasion of Cambodia sparks large protests in America.

Directors: Ken Burns, Lynn Novick | Stars: Peter Coyote, Nancy Biberman, Nguyen Thoi Bung, Carol Crocker

Votes: 160