With SparkeFilms History Design (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Unbroken (I) (2014)
PG-13 | 137 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.
Votes: 134,731 | Gross: $115.64M
3. The Wolverine (2013)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Wolverine comes to Japan to meet an old friend whose life he saved years ago, and gets embroiled in a conspiracy involving yakuza and mutants.
Votes: 412,168 | Gross: $132.56M
PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarves, merfolk, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world.
Votes: 133,991 | Gross: $104.39M
5. Australia (2008)
PG-13 | 165 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.
Votes: 115,752 | Gross: $49.55M
6. The Railway Man (2013)
R | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A former British Army officer, who was tortured as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II, discovers that the man responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him.
Votes: 35,525 | Gross: $4.44M
7. Occupation (2018)
R | 119 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
A small group of town residents have to band together after a devastating ground invasion. As they struggle to survive, they realize they must stay one step ahead of their attackers, and work together for a chance to strike back.
8. The Marine (2006)
PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
A group of diamond thieves on the run kidnap the wife of a recently discharged marine who goes on a chase through the South Carolinian wilderness to retrieve her.
Votes: 31,356 | Gross: $18.84M
9. The Proposition (2005)
R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Western
A lawman apprehends a notorious outlaw and gives him nine days to kill his older brother, or else they'll execute his younger brother.
Votes: 48,266 | Gross: $1.90M
10. The Great Raid (2005)
R | 132 min | Action, Drama, War
Taking place towards the end of WWII, 500 American Soldiers have been entrapped in a camp for 3 years. Beginning to give up hope they will ever be rescued, a group of Rangers goes on a dangerous mission to try and save them.
Votes: 20,668 | Gross: $10.17M
11. The Condemned (2007)
R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Jack Conrad is awaiting the death penalty in a corrupt Central American prison. He is "purchased" by a wealthy television producer and taken to a desolate island where he must fight to the death against nine other condemned killers from all corners of the world, with freedom going to the sole survivor.
Votes: 48,947 | Gross: $0.00M
12. Sanctum (2011)
R | 108 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
An underwater cave diving team experiences a life-threatening crisis during an expedition to the unexplored and least accessible cave system in the world.
Votes: 51,877 | Gross: $23.07M
13. Sea Patrol (2007–2011)
42 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Following the crew of the patrol boat HMAS Hammersley, as they patrol the northern sea border of Australia. They have to deal with foreign fishermen poaching fish, smugglers and with political unrest in a neighbouring island state.
14. The Sapphires (2012)
PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertain the US troops in Vietnam.
Votes: 12,445 | Gross: $2.45M
15. Beneath Hill 60 (2010)
R | 122 min | Drama, History, War
In 1916, the 1st Australian Tunnelling Company is tunneling beneath German fortifications and bunkers to detonate massive explosive charges.
16. Emperor (2012)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, History, War
As the Japanese surrender at the end of World War II, General Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.
Votes: 12,632 | Gross: $3.35M
21. Sisters of War (2010 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, War
The lives of two Australian women, Lorna Whyte, an army nurse, and Sister Berenice Twohill, a Catholic nun, from New South Wales during World War II.
22. The Battle of Long Tan (2006 TV Movie)
104 min | Documentary, History, War
In the gathering dusk of 18 August 1966, 108 young, inexperienced Australian and NZ soldiers are separated and surrounded, fighting for their lives, holding off an overwhelming force of ... See full summary »
23. Red Billabong (2016)
113 min | Action, Comedy, Horror
In the Australian Outback, two estranged brothers discover old secrets and family lies. As their friends start to go missing they fear they are being stalked by someone or something.
24. Changi (2001)
Drama, Music, Romance
A six-part miniseries which follows six young Australians who go to war, full of confidence and bravado. They land in Singapore in 1942, just in time for surrender. With 15,000 others, they... See full summary »
25. Parer's War (2014 TV Movie)
97 min | Drama
The story of World War II front-line cameraman Damien Parer, whose work won Australia's first Oscar, and how his desperate efforts to return to the battlefield were thwarted by his own government.
Action, Adventure, Drama | Announced
Australia. 1916. After the death toll at Gallipoli, a group of friends are forced to choose between their lives at home or the call of duty in France. They soon find themselves in some of the worst battles the world had seen.
27. The Road from Coorain (2002 TV Movie)
97 min | Biography, Drama
A compelling tale based on Australian writer Jill Ker Conway's celebrated autobiography about a heroic and ambitious woman's struggle for independence, and her complex relationship with her mother.
28. My Brother Jack (2001 TV Movie)
182 min | Drama
A boy looks up to his big brother, Jack, who is his hero and is someone that he is not - brave, noble and has the courage to stand up to their father. When their father returns from the ... See full summary »
29. After the Deluge (2003 TV Movie)
194 min | Drama, Romance
Follows the stories of the four men of the Kirby family. As Alex's marriage breaks apart, Toby tries desperately to start a family, and Marty tries to kick-start his faded music career as ... See full summary »
30. Broken Sun (2010)
TV-14 | 93 min | Drama
The film, set in 1944, follows Jack, a WWI veteran, whose lost hopes and values lead to isolation and an empty feeling that is too hard to shake. This solitude abruptly ends when he meets ... See full summary »
31. Answered by Fire (2006 TV Movie)
190 min | Drama
Set against the tumultuous lead-up to the 1999 referendum in East Timor and its horrifying aftermath, ANSWERED BY FIRE is a very personal exploration of first-world intervention in ... See full summary »
32. Kapyong (2011)
54 min | War
The story of the Forgotten Battle in the Forgotten War: how a small band of Australians, Canadians and New Zealanders in Korea gave up their Anzac Day barbecue to stop the Seoul-bound Chinese Army in its tracks.
33. Yesterday Is History (2014– )
93 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Narrated by Ray Martin, this two-part series showcases two Australian families and their survival through the worst world wars in history. The stories are told by the family members and then dramatically re-created for the modern audience.
35. Desert War (2013– )
114 min | Documentary
DESERT WAR, a two part series to TV, is an exciting, insightful and subtly revisionist account of one of the most celebrated campaigns of the Second World War - centered on the siege of Tobruk and the battle for El Alamein.
36. The War That Changed Us (2014– )
228 min | Documentary, War
The epic story of Australia and the First World War is revealed through the lives of five Australians and their transformative journeys through conflict on the battlefront and on the home front.
37. Singapore 1942: End of Empire (2012– )
118 min | Documentary
A 70th anniversary television event, Singapore 1942- End of Empire tells the story of those early shocking days of the Pacific War when belief in security and comfort from empire collapsed.... See full summary »
39. For Valour (2009 TV Movie)
55 min | War
The Victoria Cross is the most coveted and honored decoration available to members of the Australian Defence Force. Journey down the Remembrance Highway, from Sydney to Canberra's ... See full summary »
40. Juan's Boots (2009)
11 min | Short, Action, Drama
Juan's Boots is a story about the Colombian revolution. Kids are taken from their homes and forced to join the army at a young age. Families sacrifice themselves at the hands of their ... See full summary »
42. Block 42 (2009)
9 min | Short, Drama, Mystery
Slowly dying from an unknown illness and quarantined to the confines of her apartment block, Anne, a single mother, tries to escape with her children to find a better life.