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War! Vol. I
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A playlist of movies and tv shows dedicated to all things related to War, Warfare, Historical Battles, Docu-dramas, Documentaries and/or events that took place before, during & after. The serious drama as well as the humorous side


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Movie: Apocalypse Now ( 1979 )
A U.S. Army officer serving in Vietnam is tasked with assassinating a renegade Special Forces Colonel who sees himself as a god.
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Movie: Platoon ( 1987 )
Chris Taylor, a neophyte recruit in Vietnam, finds himself caught in a battle of wills between two sergeants, one good and the other evil. A shrewd examination of the brutality of war and the duality of man in conflict.
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Movie: Saving Private Ryan ( 1998 )
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
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Movie: The Boat ( 1982 )
A German U-boat stalks the frigid waters of the North Atlantic as its young crew experience the sheer terror and claustrophobic life of a submariner in World War II.
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TV Show: Das Boot ( 2018 )
An inexperienced U-boat crew has to survive a secret mission and a young German woman is torn between loyalty for her home country and the French resistance in the WWII drama.
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Movie: Jarhead ( 2005 )
A psychological study of Marine's state of mind during the Gulf War. Told through the eyes of a U.S. Marine sniper who struggles to cope with boredom, a sense of isolation, and other issues back home.
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Movie: Full Metal Jacket ( 1987 )
A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.
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Movie: The Hurt Locker ( 2009 )
During the Iraq War, a Sergeant recently assigned to an army bomb squad is put at odds with his squad mates due to his maverick way of handling his work.
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Movie: American Sniper ( 2015 )
Navy S.E.A.L. sniper Chris Kyle's pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and turns him into a legend. Back home with his family after four tours of duty, however, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.
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Movie: Black Hawk Down ( 2002 )
Action/war drama based on the best-selling book detailing a near-disastrous mission in Somalia on October 3, 1993. On this date nearly 100 U.S. Army Rangers, commanded by Capt. Mike Steele, were dropped by helicopter deep into the capital city of Mogadishu to capture two top lieutenants of a Somali warlord. This led to a large and drawn-out firefight between the Army Rangers, US Special Forces, and hundreds of Somali gunmen, resulting in the destruction of two U.S. Black Hawk helicopters. The film focuses on the heroic efforts of various Rangers to get to the downed helicopters, centering on SSG Eversmann, leading the Ranger unit Chalk Four to the first crash site, Chief Warrant Officer Durant who was captured after being the only survivor of the second crash, as well as many others who were involved.
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Movie: Dunkirk ( 2017 )
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.
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Movie: 1917 ( 2020 )
April 6th, 1917. As an infantry battalion assembles to wage war deep in enemy territory, two soldiers are assigned to race against time and deliver a message that will stop 1,600 men from walking straight into a deadly trap.
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Movie: Windtalkers ( 2002 )
Two U.S. Marines in World War II are assigned to protect Navajo Marines, who use their native language as an unbreakable radio cypher.
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Movie: Letters from Iwo Jima ( 2006 )
The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.
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Movie: The Dirty Dozen ( 1967 )
During World War II, a rebellious U.S. Army Major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers.
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Movie: The Great Escape ( 1963 )
Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.
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Movie: Patton ( 1970 )
"Patton" tells the tale of General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War II. The film begins with Patton's career in North Africa and progresses through the invasion of Europe and the fall of the Third Reich. Side plots also speak of Patton's numerous faults such his temper and tendency toward insubordination, faults that would prevent him from becoming the lead American general in the Normandy Invasion as well as to his being relieved as Occupation Commander of Germany.
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Movie: Fury ( 2014 )
A grizzled tank commander makes tough decisions as he and his crew fight their way across Germany in April, 1945.
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Movie: Flags of Our Fathers ( 2006 )
The life stories of the six men who raised the flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in World War II.
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Movie: Hacksaw Ridge ( 2016 )
World War II 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.
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Movie: The Patriot ( 2000 )
Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son.
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Movie: Glory ( 1990 )
Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the Confederates.
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Movie: Lone Survivor ( 2014 )
Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare.
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Movie: Pearl Harbor ( 2001 )
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.
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Movie: Enemy at the Gates ( 2001 )
A Russian and a German sniper play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad.
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Movie: Tora! Tora! Tora! ( 1970 )
In 1941, following months of economic embargo, Japan prepares to open its war against the United States with a surprise attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbor.
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Movie: Gallipoli ( 1981 )
Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I.
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Movie: The Imitation Game ( 2014 )
During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians while attempting to come to terms with his troubled private life.
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Movie: Rescue Dawn ( 2007 )
A U.S. fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.
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Movie: War Horse ( 2011 )
Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and to the front lines as the war rages on.
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Movie: Private Benjamin ( 1980 )
A sheltered young high-society woman joins the United States Army on a whim and finds herself in a trickier situation than she ever expected.
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Movie: Stripes ( 1981 )
At the end of a very bad day when he realizes his life has gone and is going nowhere, John Winger is able to convince his best friend, Russell Ziskey, whose life is not much better, to enlist in the army, despite they not being obvious soldier material. In basic training, they are only two of a bunch of misfits that comprise their platoon. However, it is still John that is constantly butting heads with their drill sergeant, Sergeant Hulka. Two of their saving graces are Stella and Louise, two MPs who get them out of one scrape after another. Their entire platoon is in jeopardy of not graduating. But what happens during basic leads to their entire platoon being assigned to an overseas mission in Italy, to test a new urban assault vehicle, the EM-50 project. John and Russell decide to take the EM-50 for an unauthorized test drive to visit Stella and Louise who have been reassigned to West Germany. In the process, the rest of the platoon, Hulka, and Hulka's immediate superior, self-absorbed Captain Stillman, get caught unofficially behind enemy Communist lines in Czechoslovakia. John and Russell, with Stella and Louise's help, will have to show their true mettle as US army soldiers and in the process test the capabilities of the EM-50 to rescue their platoon without the rest of the US army knowing what's going on, and thus without any assistance beyond themselves.
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Movie: Courage Under Fire ( 1996 )
A U.S. Army officer, despondent about a deadly mistake he made, investigates a female chopper commander's worthiness for the Medal of Honor.
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Movie: Born on the Fourth of July ( 1990 )
The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.
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Movie: Good Morning, Vietnam ( 1988 )
A new Disc Jockey is shipped from Crete to Vietnam to bring humor to Armed Forces Radio. He turns the studio on its ear and becomes wildly popular with the troops but runs afoul of the middle management who think he isn't G.I. enough. While he is off the air, he tries to meet Vietnamese especially girls, and begins to have brushes with the real war that never appears on the radio.
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Movie: The Deer Hunter ( 1979 )
An in-depth examination of the ways in which the U.S. Vietnam War impacts and disrupts the lives of people in a small industrial town in Pennsylvania.
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Movie: Hunter Killer ( 2018 )
An untested American submarine captain teams with U.S. Navy Seals to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rogue general.
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Movie: U-571 ( 2000 )
A German submarine is boarded by disguised American submariners trying to capture their Enigma cipher machine.
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Movie: Crimson Tide ( 1995 )
On a U.S. nuclear missile sub, a young First Officer stages a mutiny, to prevent his trigger happy Captain from launching his missiles, before confirming his orders to do so.
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Movie: Empire of the Sun ( 1987 )
A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation of China during World War II.
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Movie: Stalingrad ( 1993 )
The story follows a group of German soldiers, from their Italian R&R in the summer of 1942 to the frozen steppes of Soviet Russia and ending with the battle for Stalingrad.
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Movie: Behind Enemy Lines ( 2001 )
A Navy navigator is shot down over enemy territory and is ruthlessly pursued by a secret police enforcer and the opposing troops. Meanwhile his commanding officer goes against orders in an attempt to rescue him.
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Movie: K-19: The Widowmaker ( 2002 )
When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.
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Movie: Flyboys ( 2006 )
The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.
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Movie: Operation Finale ( 2018 )
A team of secret agents set out to track down the Nazi officer who masterminded the Holocaust.
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Movie: Midway ( 1976 )
A dramatization of the battle that was widely heralded as a turning point of the Pacific Theatre of World War II.
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Movie: Hamburger Hill ( 1987 )
A very realistic interpretation of one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.
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Movie: The Green Berets ( 1968 )
U.S. Special Forces troops ("Green Berets") under the command of Colonel Mike Kirby defend a firebase during the Vietnam war. War correspondent George Beckwith accompanies Kirby and objects to both the war and the means by which it is executed. Kirby's firebase is overrun and his troops fight bravely to retake it. Kirby and a select group of his men are then ordered on a special mission to capture a high-level Viet Cong officer.
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Movie: Valkyrie ( 2008 )
A dramatization of the July 20, 1944 assassination and political coup plot by desperate renegade German Army officers against Adolf Hitler during World War II.
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TV Show: Band of Brothers ( 2001 )
Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company parachuting into Normandy early on D-Day morning, participants in the Battle of the Bulge, and witness to the horrors of war, the men of Easy knew extraordinary bravery and extraordinary fear - and became the stuff of legend. Based on Stephen E. Ambrose's acclaimed book of the same name.
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Movie: Greyhound ( 2020 )
Based upon the novel "The Good Shepherd" by C S Forester, this is the thrilling story of an Allied convoy crossing the North Atlantic in 1942 as it faces relentless attack by a German submarine wolf pack. The leader of the convoy's destroyer screen is a US Navy commander making his first Atlantic crossing. The story focuses on his command responsibility as he fights the cold, the relentless night, the brutal sea, and his deep fatigue as he chases down the attacking submarines in the deadly game of cat and mouse. The exciting story, a thrilling ride-along with the beleaguered captain, so deeply portrays the elements of battle command that for a long period of time the book was used as a text at the US Naval Academy.
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Movie: MASH ( 1970 )
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.
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TV Show: M*A*S*H ( 1972 )
Loosely based on the real-life M*A*S*H unit 8055, life at the 4077 revolved around the day-to-day routines of Captain "Hawkeye" Pierce, Captain "Trapper" McIntyre, Lieutenant Colonel Henry Blake, Major Margaret Houlihan, Major Franklin Burns and Corporal "Radar" O'Reilly. Through these characters, viewers traveled beyond the long hours and the horrors of the operating room to a place where friendships were forged, laughter was found and drinks were served.
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Movie: Gods and Generals ( 2003 )
The rise and fall of confederate general Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, as he meets with military success against the Union from 1861 to 1863, when he is accidentally killed by his own soldiers.
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Movie: Fat Man and Little Boy ( 1989 )
This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.
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Movie: Anthropoid ( 2016 )
ANTHROPOID is based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the World War II mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich. The Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler, Heydrich was the main architect behind the Final Solution and the leader of occupying Nazi forces in Czechoslovakia whose reign of terror prompted self-exiled Czech and Slovak soldiers (played by Cillian Murphy and Jamie Dornan) to hatch a top-secret mission that would change the face of Europe forever.i
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Movie: Midway ( 2019 )
The story of the Battle of Midway, told by the leaders and the sailors who fought it.
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TV Show: Herman Wouk's War and Remembrance ( 1988 )
Filmed on location in ten countries, this extraordinary production is the largest and most ambitious undertaking in television and motion picture history. Featuring an all-star cast and spectacular reenactments of the Allied invasions at Normandy and the Philippines, Herman Wouk s classic novel is brought to life in an award-winning mini-series that vividly recreates one of history s most unforgettable chapters.
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Movie: Twelve O'Clock High ( 1950 )
A hard-as-nails general takes over a bomber unit suffering from low morale and whips them into fighting shape.
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TV Show: Herman Wouk's The Winds of War ( 1983 )
The Winds of War captures the world changing events leading up to WWII and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941.
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TV Show: China Beach ( 1988 )
A group of women just trying to do their jobs at the 510th Evac Hospital at China Beach Vietnam in 1967 includes cool but callous Army nurse Colleen McMurphy, naive Red Cross newcomer Cherry White, singer Laurette Barber, and cynical civilian worker/prostitute K.C. Koloski. They are trying to cope with the horrors of war which are never far away from the base and deal with their own lives.
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Movie: Battle of Britain ( 1969 )
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.
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Movie: Sands of Iwo Jima ( 1950 )
Haunted by personal demons, Marine Sgt. John Stryker is hated and feared by his men, who see him as a cold-hearted sadist. But when their boots hit the beaches, they begin to understand the reason for Stryker's rigid form of discipline.
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TV Show: TURN: Washington's Spies ( 2014 )
Turn: Washington's Spies takes viewers into the stirring and treacherous world of the Revolutionary War and introduces Abraham Woodhull who, after aligning with a group of childhood friends, forms the Culper Ring--America's first spy ring.
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Movie: Fatherland ( 1994 )
In April 1964, more than 20 years after the Nazis won World War II, an SS officer named Xavier March uncovers a plot to eliminate the attendees of the Wannsee Conference so that Germany can establish better relations with the US.
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TV Show: Tour of Duty ( 1987 )
As the first television drama series about the Vietnam War, Tour of Duty focuses on a single platoon of young U.S. soldiers through their one-year tour of combat duty in Vietnam during the late 1960's. While their own country is rocked by a massive anti-war movement, these young men find themselves thrown into combat in Southeast Asia, where they face enemy troops they can not see and sometimes can not kill. They also face their own fears, as they struggle in a hostile environment just to keep themselves and their fellow soldiers alive.
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Movie: For Whom the Bell Tolls ( 1944 )
During the Spanish Civil War, an American allied with the Republicans finds romance during a desperate mission to blow up a strategically important bridge.
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TV Show: The Pacific ( 2010 )
The Pacific is an epic ten-part miniseries. The Pacific tracks the intertwined real-life stories of three U.S. Marines – Robert Leckie, John Basilone, and Eugene Sledge – across the vast canvas of the Pacific Theater during World War II. The miniseries follows these men and their fellow Marines from their first battle with the Japanese on Guadalcanal, through the rain forests of Cape Gloucester and the strongholds of Peleliu, across the bloody sands of Iwo Jima and through the horror of Okinawa, and finally to their triumphant but uneasy return home after V-J Day.
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Movie: Eye of the Needle ( 1981 )
A ruthless German spy, trying to get out of Britain with vital information about D-Day, must spend time with a young woman and her crippled husband.
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Movie: Bat*21 ( 1988 )
During the Vietnam War, Colonel Hambleton's aircraft is shot down over enemy territory and a frantic rescue operation ensues.
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Movie: Michael Collins ( 1996 )
Neil Jordan's historical biopic of Irish revolutionary Michael Collins, the man who led a guerrilla war against the UK, helped negotiate the creation of the Irish Free State, and led the National Army during the Irish Civil War.
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Movie: Force 10 from Navarone ( 1978 )
Mallory and Miller are back. It seems that there was traitor with them at Navarone, whom they thought was executed. But it seems that not only was he not executed, and he was not a traitor but a German spy. Intelligence believes he made it to Yugoslavia and is now with the Partisans. So, Mallory and Miller being the only ones who can positively identify him are sent along with a unit called Force 10, which is led by Colonel Barnsby, who objects to their presence. It seems that Force 10 has a mission of their own which Mallory and Miller know nothing about. When their plane is shot and most of the team is killed, they mistakenly believe that some of the locals they meet are Partisans but in reality are German Allies, so they are taken prisoner, and have to convince the German commander that they are not spies or else they will be killed.
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Movie: Enigma ( 2001 )
A young genius frantically races against time to crack an enemy code and solve the mystery surrounding the woman he loves.
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Movie: Judgment at Nuremberg ( 1961 )
In 1948, an American court in occupied Germany tries four Nazis judged for war crimes.
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Movie: The Big Red One ( 1980 )
A hardened sergeant and the four core members of his infantry unit try to survive World War II as they move from battle to battle throughout Europe.
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Movie: The Man Who Would Be King ( 1975 )
Two British former soldiers decide to set themselves up as Kings in Kafiristan, a land where no white man has set foot since Alexander the Great.
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Movie: The Diary of Anne Frank ( 1959 )
During World War II, a teenage Jewish girl named Anne Frank and her family are forced into hiding in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands.
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Movie: Uncommon Valor ( 1983 )
Ten years after his son went M.I.A. in Vietnam, U.S. Marine retired Colonel Jason Rhodes assembles a private rescue team to find Americans held in P.O.W. camps in Laos.
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Movie: Gettysburg ( 1993 )
In 1863, the Northern and Southern forces fight at Gettysburg in the decisive battle of the American Civil War.
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Movie: Rules of Engagement ( 2000 )
An attorney defends an officer on trial for ordering his troops to fire on civilians after they stormed a U.S. embassy in a Middle Eastern country.
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Movie: Memphis Belle ( 1990 )
In 1943, the crew of a B-17 based in UK prepares for its 25th and last bombing mission over Germany before returning home to the USA.
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Movie: Restrepo ( 2010 )
A year with one platoon in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan.
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Movie: G.I. Jane ( 1997 )
Lt. Jordan, a US Navy topographic analyst, joins the US Navy Special Warfare Group and struggles to prove her worth in a unit dominated by men. But a cynical woman Texan senator has sold her out.
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Movie: The Alamo ( 2004 )
Based on the 1836 standoff between a group of Texan and Tejano men, led by Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, and Mexican dictator Santa Anna's forces at the Alamo in San Antonio Texas.
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Movie: The Beast of War ( 1988 )
During the war in Afghanistan a Soviet tank crew commanded by a tyrannical officer find themselves lost and in a struggle against a band of Mujahadeen guerrillas in the mountains. A unique look at the Soviet 'Vietnam' experience sympathetically told for both sides.
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Movie: Stop-Loss ( 2008 )
A veteran soldier returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army.
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Movie: Halls of Montezuma ( 1951 )
The Marines attack a strongly held enemy island in the Pacific. We follow them from the beach to a Japanese rocket site through enemy infested jungle as their ex-school teacher leader is transformed into a battle veteran and his squad becomes a tight fighting unit.
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Movie: Lawrence of Arabia ( 1962 )
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.
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Movie: Flying Tigers ( 1942 )
Capt. Jim Gordon's command of the famed American mercenary fighter group in China is complicated by the recruitment of an old friend who is a reckless hotshot.
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Movie: Sniper ( 1993 )
A US Marine sniper is partnered with a SWAT member to take out rebel leaders in the jungles of Panama.
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Movie: Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence ( 1983 )
In 1942 British soldier Jack Celliers comes to a Japanese prison camp. The camp is run by Yonoi, who has a firm belief in discipline, honor and glory. In his view, the allied prisoners are cowards when they chose to surrender instead of committing suicide. One of the prisoners, interpreter John Lawrence, tries to explain the Japanese way of thinking, but is considered a traitor.
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Movie: The Monuments Men ( 2014 )
An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.
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Movie: 13 Hours ( 2016 )
During an attack on a U.S. compound in Libya, a security team struggles to make sense out of the chaos.
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Movie: Red Dawn ( 1984 )
It is the dawn of World War III. In the west mountains of America, a group of teenagers band together to defend their town, and their country, from invading Soviet forces.
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Movie: Missing in Action ( 1984 )
Colonel Braddock launches a mission deep into the jungles of Vietnam to find the POW camp that he escaped from and free the Americans still held captive there.
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Movie: Salvador ( 1986 )
An American photojournalist gets caught in a political struggle at El Salvador in 1980.
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Movie: Breaker Morant ( 1980 )
Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers.
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Movie: Eye in the Sky ( 2016 )
Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.
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Movie: Hotel Rwanda ( 2005 )
Paul Rusesabagina was a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.
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Movie: The Year of Living Dangerously ( 1982 )
A young Australian reporter tries to navigate the political turmoil of Indonesia during the rule of President Sukarno with the help of a diminutive photographer.