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1. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

R | 169 min | Drama, War

8.6
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91 Metascore

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.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns

Votes: 1,143,251 | Gross: $216.54M

2. We Were Soldiers (2002)

R | 138 min | Action, Drama, History

7.1
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65 Metascore

The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War, and the soldiers on both sides that fought it, while their wives wait nervously and anxiously at home for the good news or the bad news.

Director: Randall Wallace | Stars: Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe, Greg Kinnear, Sam Elliott

Votes: 123,311 | Gross: $78.12M

3. Journey Back to Christmas (2016 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

7.1
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A WWII era nurse is transported in time to 2016 and meets a man who helps her discover the bonds of family and that the true meaning of Christmas is timeless.

Director: Mel Damski | Stars: Candace Cameron Bure, Oliver Hudson, Brooke Nevin, Meghan Heffern

Votes: 1,708

4. The Killing (2007–2012)

TV-MA | 57 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.4
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Police detective Sarah Lund investigates difficult cases with personal and political consequences.

Stars: Sofie Gråbøl, Morten Suurballe, Lars Mikkelsen, Bjarne Henriksen

Votes: 22,449

5. The Majestic (2001)

PG | 152 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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27 Metascore

Set in 1951, a blacklisted Hollywood writer gets into a car accident, loses his memory and settles down in a small town where he is mistaken for a long-lost son.

Director: Frank Darabont | Stars: Jim Carrey, Martin Landau, Bob Balaban, Jeffrey DeMunn

Votes: 50,323 | Gross: $27.81M

6. A Christmas Visitor (2002 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

7.0
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A father struggles with the past. A daughter fights for the future. A mother searches for answers. The Boyajians have not celebrated Christmas in 11 years. They lost their faith when they ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Leitch | Stars: William Devane, Meredith Baxter, Dean McDermott, Reagan Pasternak

Votes: 887

7. Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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A French actress filming an anti-war film in Hiroshima has an affair with a married Japanese architect as they share their differing perspectives on war.

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Emmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada, Stella Dassas, Pierre Barbaud

Votes: 25,551 | Gross: $0.09M

8. The History Boys (2006)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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74 Metascore

An unruly class of gifted and charming teenage boys are taught by two eccentric and innovative teachers, as their headmaster pushes for them all to get accepted into Oxford or Cambridge.

Director: Nicholas Hytner | Stars: Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, Clive Merrison, Samuel Anderson

Votes: 19,610 | Gross: $2.71M

9. Rhapsody in August (1991)

PG | 98 min | Drama

7.2
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Three generations' responses to the atomic bombing of Nagasaki.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Sachiko Murase, Richard Gere, Hisashi Igawa, Narumi Kayashima

Votes: 5,798 | Gross: $0.52M

10. Heimat: A Chronicle of Germany (1984– )

924 min | Drama, History, War

8.7
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The village of Schabbach experiences the shifting fortunes of Germany from 1919 to 1982.

Stars: Marita Breuer, Rüdiger Weigang, Kurt Wagner, Gertrud Bredel

Votes: 2,859

11. Last Orders (2001)

R | 109 min | Drama

6.9
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78 Metascore

A group of old friends reminisce about their lives over the years after the death of one of their crew.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Michael Caine, Bob Hoskins, Tom Courtenay, David Hemmings

Votes: 5,416 | Gross: $2.33M

12. Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.1
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Three ancient guardian beasts awaken to protect Japan against Godzilla.

Director: Shûsuke Kaneko | Stars: Chiharu Niiyama, Ryûdô Uzaki, Masahiro Kobayashi, Shirô Sano

Votes: 4,751

13. King & Country (1964)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, War

7.4
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During World War I, Army Private Arthur James Hamp is accused of desertion during battle. The officer assigned to defend him at his court-martial, Captain Hargreaves, finds out there is more to the case than meets the eye.

Director: Joseph Losey | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Tom Courtenay, Leo McKern, Barry Foster

Votes: 1,732

14. Common Ground (2000 TV Movie)

R | 105 min | Drama

7.1
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This movie contains three short stories dealing with the theme of homosexuality. In "A Friend of Dorothy", a woman joins the Navy during the 1950's and discovers lesbianism. In "Mr. Roberts... See full summary »

Director: Donna Deitch | Stars: Erik Knudsen, Brittany Murphy, Jason Priestley, Margot Kidder

Votes: 947

15. The Crossing (1990)

92 min | Drama, Romance

5.5
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After 18 months Sam returns to his place of birth. He wants to ask his girlfriend Meg who he had let down when he left, to go with him to the big city. However Meg was deeply sad because of... See full summary »

Director: George Ogilvie | Stars: Russell Crowe, Robert Mammone, Danielle Spencer, Emily Lumbers

Votes: 541

16. Lafayette Escadrille (1958)

Approved | 93 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.7
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American youth and flying ace flies for France in World War I, meets and loves a French girl and a prostitute.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Tab Hunter, Clint Eastwood, Etchika Choureau, Marcel Dalio

Votes: 601

17. My Afternoons with Margueritte (2010)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

7.2
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59 Metascore

A semi-literate and lonely odd-job man bonds with a much older and well-read woman.

Director: Jean Becker | Stars: Gérard Depardieu, Gisèle Casadesus, Maurane, Sophie Guillemin

Votes: 6,401

18. Life and Nothing But (1989)

PG | 135 min | Drama, War

7.5
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Intense character study of men and women driven by an overpowering obsession with the past.

Director: Bertrand Tavernier | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Sabine Azéma, Pascale Vignal, Maurice Barrier

Votes: 1,442 | Gross: $0.43M

19. Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

5.8
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20 Metascore

A vulnerable teenager with a deep perception of the world and no idea how to live in it.

Director: Roberto Faenza | Stars: Toby Regbo, Marcia Gay Harden, Peter Gallagher, Lucy Liu

Votes: 2,433

20. The Sorrow and the Pity (1969)

PG | 251 min | Documentary, History, War

8.2
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An in-depth exploration of the various reactions by the French people to the Vichy government's acceptance of Nazi invasion.

Director: Marcel Ophüls | Stars: Georges Bidault, Matthäus Bleibinger, Charles Braun, Maurice Buckmaster

Votes: 3,308

21. The Negro Soldier (1944)

43 min | Documentary, Drama, War

5.9
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Documentary focusing on the contributions to the American war effort of African-American soldiers.

Director: Stuart Heisler | Stars: Gertrude Elise Ayer, Richmond Barthé, Erich Borchmeyer, William Broadus

Votes: 531

22. Today We Live (1933)

Approved | 113 min | Drama, Romance, War

5.9
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During WWI, two officers, one a pilot and the other in the navy, compete for the same beautiful young woman.

Directors: Howard Hawks, Richard Rosson | Stars: Joan Crawford, Gary Cooper, Robert Young, Franchot Tone

Votes: 911

23. What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown? (1983 TV Movie)

23 min | Animation, Family, History

7.8
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On their return trip through France, Charlie Brown and the gang visit various memorials to the World Wars.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Victoria Vargas, Brad Kesten, Jeremy Schoenberg, Stacy Heather Tolkin

Votes: 448

24. Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision (1994)

105 min | Documentary, Biography

7.4
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A film about the work of the artist most famous for her monuments such as the Vietnam Memorial Wall and the Civil Rights Fountain Memorial.

Director: Freida Lee Mock | Star: Maya Lin

Votes: 401 | Gross: $0.06M

25. To Heal a Nation (1988 TV Movie)

M | 105 min | Drama

7.6
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The true story of Jan Scruggs, an embittered Vietnam veteran who returns from the war a broken man. However, with the help of his loving wife Becky, he begins to find a new life for himself... See full summary »

Director: Michael Pressman | Stars: Eric Roberts, Glynnis O'Connor, Marshall Colt, Scott Paulin

Votes: 100

26. La cuisine au beurre (1963)

100 min | Comedy

6.5
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After thirteen years in Germany, Fernand is coming back to his wife and his restaurant. But since his disparition, his wife as made her life with a norman chef, sympathetic but a specialist... See full summary »

Director: Gilles Grangier | Stars: Fernandel, Bourvil, Claire Maurier, Andrex

Votes: 684

27. Long Shadow (2014– )

Not Rated | Documentary, History, War

7.7
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The legacy of World War I is examined in depth.

Star: David Reynolds

Votes: 82

28. Smart Politics (1948)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.8
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The growth of juvenile crime in a small town starts a movement for the building of a youth center. The project leaders discuss with the town mayor Phineas Wharton Sr. about buying an old ... See full summary »

Director: Will Jason | Stars: Freddie Stewart, June Preisser, Frankie Darro, Warren Mills

Votes: 12

29. Stone Mountain (2005)

23 min | Documentary, Short

7.2
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A visit to Georgia's Stone Mountain Park: Confederate Civil War Memorial, Ku Klux Klan meeting place, and the state's most popular amusement park.

Director: Kevin McGowan

Votes: 19

30. Mr. Dreyfuss Goes to Washington (2001 TV Movie)

92 min | Documentary

7.2
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Richard Dreyfuss explores the history of the city of Washington D.C., with emphasis on its founding and the building of its most well-known monuments and memorials.

Director: Rachel Lyon | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, Ross Dillman, Steven Edenbo, Robert Gleason

Votes: 14

31. Mighty Niagara (1943)

9 min | Documentary, Short, History

6.6
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This Traveltalks entry visits places along the Niagara River and gives the viewer spectacular images of Niagara Falls.

Star: James A. FitzPatrick

Votes: 62

32. Charles Bean's Great War (2010 TV Movie)

52 min | Documentary, History, War

8.8
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Director: Wain Fimeri | Stars: Ben Bordeau, Shaun Brown, Pier Carthew, Lee Cormie

Votes: 6

33. Mediterranean Ports of Call (1941)

Approved | 9 min | Documentary, Short

5.9
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A James A. FitzPatrick short in his Traveltalk series, concentrating on the ports of Algiers and Monaco in the Mediterranean.

Director: James A. FitzPatrick | Star: James A. FitzPatrick

Votes: 30

34. Passing Through (1952)

20 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

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36. Stanley's Vision (1988 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography

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Channel 4 docudrama about celebrated English painter Sir Stanley Spencer (1891-1959) famous for painting landscapes, World War I memorials and Biblical scenes that he'd often set in his small hometown of Cookham.

Director: Rosemary Shepherd | Stars: Ben Kingsley, Brigit Forsyth, Sarah Simmons, Edmund Kingsley

37. Who Will Stand (2008)

107 min | Documentary, War

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It is about the post war plight of the severely wounded.

Director: Phil Valentine | Star: Phil Valentine

38. La France à Rome (1957)

6 min | Short, News

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Stars: René Coty, Giovanni Gronchi, Jacques Fouques-Duparc, Pope Pius XII

39. C'est un village d'Algérie... (1949)

13 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Philippe Este

41. Vlast vítá (1945)

89 min | Documentary

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Directors: J.A. Holman, Otakar Vávra | Stars: Ladislav Bohác, Július Pántik

42. Tea and Destiny (2010)

6 min | Short, Drama, Family

7.8
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Celeste Guilliams confronts her father head-on in this short, intimate drama. A tense discussion ensues as she tries to explain her reason for joining the Army. Her conviction is unclear to... See full summary »

Director: R. Christian Anderson | Stars: Heather Hermann, Jim Waters

Votes: 6

43. Voyage de Monsieur Martinaud-Déplat en Algérie (1954)

13 min | Documentary, Short, News

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Stars: Léon Martinaud-Déplat, Marcel Augiéras, Abderrahmane Farès, Mouloud Feraoun

44. Tunisie: Voyage du Général Mast (1945)

7 min | Documentary, Short, News

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Star: Charles Mast

45. L'Afrique noire française (1944)

10 min | Documentary, Short, War

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Stars: Charles de Gaulle, René Pleven, Félix Éboué

46. Inauguration du monument de Wissembourg (1909)

Documentary, Short

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47. Honor Flight (2007 TV Movie)

Documentary

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World War II veterans fly from Columbus, Ohio to visit the World War Two Memorial in Washington, D.C.

Star: Bob Dole

48. Our World War One: Remembering Mitcham Camp (2016 Video)

31 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

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Director: Linda Kennedy

49. The First Anzac Day (2015 Video)

66 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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This documentary follows the formation of the 10th Battalion and what became of the No.1 section scouts who were amongst the first men ashore at Gallipoli. Meanwhile Australians were ... See full summary »

Director: Ashley Starkey | Stars: Robin Ashwin, Margie Forbes, Bill Gammage, Peter Goers

50. Boys of the Dardanelles (1984 Video)

22 min | Documentary, Short, History

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Directors: Dick Dennison, Richard Dennison, Richard Dennison | Stars: Winston Churchill, Hugh Bond, Leopold de Saxe, Roger Malone



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