movies i wish were re-released on dvd with english subtitles

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1. Lost in Siberia (1991)

Not Rated | 140 min | Drama, Romance

A political drama about Stalin's prison-camp system in Russia.

Director: Aleksandr Mitta | Stars: Anthony Andrews, Vladimir Ilin, Elena Mayorova, Irina Mikhalyova

Votes: 270

Movie is available as a czech release with english and russian dialogue , however no english subtitles

2. Coming Out of the Ice (1982 TV Movie)

104 min | Biography, Drama

Victor and his family moved to the USSR in the mid '30's. When he refused to sign his skydiving accomplishment as a citizen of the USSR, he was not tried but simply sent to prison. His ... See full summary »

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: John Savage, Willie Nelson, Francesca Annis, Ben Cross

Votes: 169

3. The Penal Battalion (2004)

550 min | Action, Drama, War

The authors of the television series studied archival materials and military chronicles. The last series ends with a demonstration of the list of penalty parts, which from 1942 to 1945 fought on the Soviet fronts.

Stars: Aleksey Serebryakov, Yuriy Stepanov, Aleksandr Bashirov, Aleksey Zharkov

Votes: 1,231

4. The Fall of the Empire (2005– )

520 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

The Fall of the Great Russian Empire is the main storyline of this 10 episode mini series, however, every episode has a separate detective story of its own.

Stars: Galina Anisimova, Ville Haapasalo, Andrey Zibrov, Natalya Akimova

Votes: 332

The one i would really like to get-check youtube for portions of the series

5. Afghan Breakdown (1991)

140 min | War

The film opens with a scene of an Islamic circumcision. After the opening credits, a line of Mujahedin are shown approaching a roadway where a squad of Soviet soldiers has been slaughtered.... See full synopsis »

Director: Vladimir Bortko | Stars: Michele Placido, Tatyana Dogileva, Mikhail Zhigalov, Filipp Yankovskiy

Votes: 386

6. March of millions (2007 TV Movie)

180 min | Drama, History, Thriller

In 1944 many Germans in Eastern Prussia believed like Lena von Mahlenberg, daughter of a local aristocrat, that Hitler would surrender and spare them from being invaded by the vengeful Russian Red Army. He didn't and they had to flee.

Director: Kai Wessel | Stars: Maria Furtwängler, Jean-Yves Berteloot, Tonio Arango, Gabriela Maria Schmeide

Votes: 526

7. Taiheiyô kiseki no sakusen: Kisuka (1965)

105 min | Drama, War

In 1943, the Aleutian island of Kiska was fortified by a small contingent of Japanese soldiers. When word arrived of an impending attack by an overwhelming force of Americans, the Japanese ... See full summary »

Director: Seiji Maruyama | Stars: Toshirô Mifune, Sô Yamamura, Makoto Satô, Tadao Nakamaru

Votes: 35

9. Leftenan Adnan (2000)

127 min | Biography, History, Romance

This film is about a Malaysian soldier, Lieutenant Adnan Saidi, who fought bravely against the Japanese Imperial Army during World War 2.

Director: Aziz M. Osman | Stars: Hairie Othman, Umie Aida, Faizal Hussein, Johan Abdullah

Votes: 79

10. A Town Like Alice (1981)

301 min | Drama, Romance, War

Set against the brutal chaos of World War II, a love story begins that will take two lovers through a living nightmare of captivity, across three continents and two decades. From the steamy... See full summary »

Stars: Helen Morse, Bryan Brown, Gordon Jackson, Dorothy Alison

Votes: 831

11. Silent Cries (1993)

120 min | Drama, War

In 1942, the Japanese occupied the island of Singapore. During the take-over, not only military soldiers were taken prisoner, but also innocent civilians, particularly women and children. ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Page | Stars: Gena Rowlands, Annabeth Gish, Chloe Webb, Gail Strickland

Votes: 100

12. Heroes II: The Return (1991 TV Movie)

240 min | Drama, War

The true and tragic story of Operation Rimau, one of the most daring raids of WW2. In September 1944 Ivan Lyon and 22 Australian and British troops attempted to blow up Japanese ships in ... See full summary »

Director: Donald Crombie | Stars: Nathaniel Parker, Christopher Morsley, John Bach, Simon Burke

Votes: 76

13. The Heroes (1989 TV Movie)

208 min | Drama, War

In 1943 a group of Australian and British Commandos used a captured Japanese fishing boat to sail from Australia to Singapore to attack Japanese shipping in Singapore harbour. Using canoes ... See full summary »

Director: Donald Crombie | Stars: Paul Rhys, John Bach, John Hargreaves, Bill Kerr

Votes: 149

14. Death Is My Trade (1977)

145 min | Biography, Drama

The disturbing biography of Auschwitz commander Rudolf Höss.

Director: Theodor Kotulla | Stars: Götz George, Elisabeth Schwarz, Kurt Hübner, Hans Korte

Votes: 260

15. The Final Solution: The Wannsee Conference (1984 TV Movie)

87 min | Drama, History

At the Wannsee Conference on January 20, 1942, senior Nazi officials meet to determine the manner in which the so-called "Final Solution to the Jewish Question" can be best implemented.

Director: Heinz Schirk | Stars: Dietrich Mattausch, Gerd Böckmann, Friedrich G. Beckhaus, Robert Atzorn

Votes: 874

16. Embun (2002)

135 min | Romance, War

Set in Malaya during the Japanese occupation in the 1940s, this film tells the story of a girl, Embun, who's thrown into the forefront of the struggle against the Japanese when her ... See full summary »

Director: Erma Fatima | Stars: Umie Aida, Aqasha, Normah Damanhuri, Hani Mohsin Hanafi

Votes: 44

17. The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944)

Passed | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

When the U.S. forces withdraw from Java, ahead of the Japanese invasion, U.S. Navy doctor Corydon M. Wassell coordinates the remaining wounded servicemen and leads them to safety towards the last Allied evacuation points.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille | Stars: Gary Cooper, Laraine Day, Signe Hasso, Dennis O'Keefe

Votes: 790

18. Haber (2008)

34 min | Short, Biography, Drama

In 1914, Fritz Haber is Germany's greatest chemist. His Nobel prize-winning synthetic fertilizers have saved the world from mass starvation. But as World War I breaks out across Europe, ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Ragussis | Stars: Christian Berkel, Juliane Köhler, Wolf Kahler, Mark Margolis

Votes: 101

19. 72 Meters (2004)

115 min | Drama, Action, Thriller

Every second is precious for a Russian submarine crew, as they are stranded 72 meters below the ocean's surface.

Director: Vladimir Khotinenko | Stars: Sergey Makovetskiy, Marat Basharov, Andrey Krasko, Dmitriy Ulyanov

Votes: 1,477

21. One War (2009)

89 min | Drama

May, 8, 1945. Maxim Prokhorov, major of People's Commissariat of Internal Affairs, arrives at a small northern island. There live eleven people: five young women, five children from one to ... See full summary »

Director: Vera Glagoleva | Stars: Aleksandr Baluev, Michael Khmurov, Natalya Kudryashova, Yuliya Melnikova

Votes: 129

22. Krupp: A Family Between War and Peace (2009– )

270 min | Biography, Drama, History

The story of Alfried Krupp and his family and of the Krupp company, which has been preeminent in German industry. The family company was a key supplier of weapons and material to the Nazi regime during WWII.

Stars: Iris Berben, Benjamin Sadler, Valerie Koch, Barbara Auer

Votes: 174

23. Jew Suss: Rise and Fall (2010)

Not Rated | 114 min | Biography, Drama, War

Rise and fall of actor Ferdinand Marian, who takes the chance and stars in the anti-semitic movie Jud Süß (1940).

Director: Oskar Roehler | Stars: Tobias Moretti, Martina Gedeck, Moritz Bleibtreu, Justus von Dohnányi

Votes: 971

26. Eichmanns Ende (2010 TV Movie)

89 min | Documentary, Drama

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Director: Raymond Ley | Stars: Herbert Knaup, Ulrich Tukur, Axel Milberg, Michael Hanemann

Votes: 124

27. Forest of the Gods (2005)

120 min | Biography, Drama, War

The story about one man- an artist and an intellectual- who was imprisoned by two brutal regimes, the Nazis and the Soviets. 'The Professor' is a man who lives by his own personal version ... See full summary »

Director: Algimantas Puipa | Stars: Valentinas Masalskis, Steven Berkoff, Liubomiras Laucevicius, Sarunas Puidokas

Votes: 1,693

The movie is available as a promo included in a limited supply of newspapers with greek dialogue and english subtitles

28. The Last Englishman (1995 TV Movie)

60 min | Biography, Comedy, War

Biopic about a real eccentric ultra-patriotic British army officer and war hero called Lt. Col. Alfred D. Wintle, who fought in both World Wars against both the enemy and his higher-ups with the same passion.

Director: John Henderson | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Tony Haygarth, Matthew Ashforde, James Warrior

Votes: 46

Is now available on amazon.ca but at the price of $211 !!!!

29. Sunny (2008)

126 min | Music, Romance, War

In hot pursuit of the husband that left her to fight in the Vietnam War, a woman becomes the lead singer of a traveling band that she hopes will cross paths with him again.

Director: Joon-ik Lee | Stars: Soo Ae, Jin-young Jung, Wipawee Charoenpura, Mi-ryeong Cho

Votes: 340

30. Cow (2009)

105 min | Drama

A Chinese peasant is given the responsibility of protecting his village's special dairy cow during a particularly harsh winter in 1940.

Director: Hu Guan | Stars: Bo Huang, Ni Yan, Hu Gao, Tsukagoshi Hirotaka

Votes: 698

31. Postcard (2010)

114 min | Drama, Romance, War

Toward the end of World War II, middle-aged soldier Keita is entrusted with a postcard from a comrade who is sure he will die in battle. After the war ends, Keita visits his comrade's wife ... See full summary »

Director: Kaneto Shindô | Stars: Etsushi Toyokawa, Shinobu Ôtake, Naomasa Musaka, Akira Emoto

Votes: 205

32. Shores of Hope (2012)

116 min | Drama, History

The dream of two young men to become sailors collides with the harsh realities of life in East Germany.

Director: Toke Constantin Hebbeln | Stars: Alexander Fehling, August Diehl, Ronald Zehrfeld, Thao Vu

Votes: 471

33. A Hijacking (2012)

R | 103 min | Drama, Thriller

82 Metascore

The crew of a Danish cargo ship is hijacked by Somali pirates who proceed to engage in escalating negotiations with authorities in Copenhagen.

Director: Tobias Lindholm | Stars: Pilou Asbæk, Søren Malling, Dar Salim, Roland Møller

Votes: 15,138 | Gross: $0.41M

34. Drei Tage im April (1995 TV Movie)

105 min | Drama

This feature film is set in the small Swabian village of Nesselbühl, Germany, in April 1945, shortly before the end of the war. The roaring guns of the approaching American troops can be ... See full summary »

Director: Oliver Storz | Stars: Karoline Eichhorn, April Hailer, Eva Michel, Birke Bruck

Votes: 64

35. Nacht über Berlin (2013 TV Movie)

108 min | Drama

Berlin, 1932. The Weimar Republic is torn apart in the struggle between right- and left-wing extremists and Berlin is a powder keg. Nightclub singer Henny Dalgow get to know the Social ... See full summary »

Director: Friedemann Fromm | Stars: Anna Loos, Jan Josef Liefers, Sven Lehmann, Claudia Eisinger

Votes: 225

36. Remembrance (2011)

105 min | Drama, Romance, War

A Polish man rescues a Jewish woman during the chaos of WWII, but they become separated until a chance encounter over thirty years later in New York reunites them.

Director: Anna Justice | Stars: Alice Dwyer, Mateusz Damiecki, Dagmar Manzel, Lech Mackiewicz

Votes: 1,891

37. The Turning Point (1983)

102 min | Drama

Teenage German soldier is falsely accused of being a war criminal and arrested in Poland of 1945.

Director: Frank Beyer | Stars: Sylvester Groth, Fred Düren, Matthias Günther, Klaus Piontek

Votes: 127

38. Rommel (2012 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 120 min | Action, Biography, Drama

The story of the final seven months in the life of German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel.

Director: Niki Stein | Stars: Ulrich Tukur, Tim Bergmann, Johannes Silberschneider, Benjamin Sadler

Votes: 1,660

39. The Officer Factory (1989– )

367 min | Crime, Drama

Based on the book by Kirst, this is the story of the investigation concerning the death of a young lieutenant at a German school for officers. The story takes place in the last year of WW2 ... See full summary »

Stars: Christian Rode, Kurt Conradi, Brigitte Karner, Rosel Zech

Votes: 97

40. Gentlemen Officers: Save the Emperor (2008)

104 min | Action, History

During the Civil War in Russia a group of White Guard officers is trying to rescue the family of the tsar Nicholas II captured by Bolsheviks. The officers face betrayal and fight a Red Army... See full summary »

Director: Oleg Fomin | Stars: Oleg Fomin, Aleksandr Bukharov, Sergey Batalov, Anna Azarova

Votes: 226



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