With SparkeFilms History Design (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)



1. Unbroken (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 137 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.2
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59 Metascore

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.

Director: Angelina Jolie | Stars: Jack O'Connell, Miyavi, Domhnall Gleeson, Garrett Hedlund

Votes: 134,731 | Gross: $115.64M

2. The Pacific (2010)

TV-MA | 530 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

8.3
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The Pacific Theatre of World War II, as seen through the eyes of several young Marines.

Stars: James Badge Dale, Joseph Mazzello, Jon Seda, Ashton Holmes

Votes: 92,234

3. The Wolverine (2013)

PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

6.7
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61 Metascore

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.

Director: James Mangold | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima

Votes: 412,168 | Gross: $132.56M

4. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)

PG | 113 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

6.3
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53 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Ben Barnes, Skandar Keynes, Georgie Henley, Will Poulter

Votes: 133,991 | Gross: $104.39M

5. Australia (2008)

PG-13 | 165 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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53 Metascore

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.

Director: Baz Luhrmann | Stars: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Shea Adams, Eddie Baroo

Votes: 115,752 | Gross: $49.55M

6. The Railway Man (2013)

R | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.1
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59 Metascore

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.

Director: Jonathan Teplitzky | Stars: Colin Firth, Nicole Kidman, Stellan Skarsgård, Jeremy Irvine

Votes: 35,525 | Gross: $4.44M

7. Occupation (2018)

R | 119 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

5.4
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45 Metascore

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.

Director: Luke Sparke | Stars: Dan Ewing, Temuera Morrison, Stephany Jacobsen, Rhiannon Fish

Votes: 12,009

8. The Marine (2006)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

4.7
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45 Metascore

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.

Director: John Bonito | Stars: John Cena, Kelly Carlson, Robert Patrick, Anthony Ray Parker

Votes: 31,356 | Gross: $18.84M

9. The Proposition (2005)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Western

7.4
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73 Metascore

A lawman apprehends a notorious outlaw and gives him nine days to kill his older brother, or else they'll execute his younger brother.

Director: John Hillcoat | Stars: Ray Winstone, Guy Pearce, Emily Watson, Richard Wilson

Votes: 48,266 | Gross: $1.90M

10. The Great Raid (2005)

R | 132 min | Action, Drama, War

6.7
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48 Metascore

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.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Benjamin Bratt, Joseph Fiennes, James Franco, Robert Mammone

Votes: 20,668 | Gross: $10.17M

11. The Condemned (2007)

R | 113 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.0
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23 Metascore

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.

Director: Scott Wiper | Stars: Steve Austin, Vinnie Jones, Nathan Jones, Robert Mammone

Votes: 48,947 | Gross: $0.00M

12. Sanctum (2011)

R | 108 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

5.9
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42 Metascore

An underwater cave diving team experiences a life-threatening crisis during an expedition to the unexplored and least accessible cave system in the world.

Director: Alister Grierson | Stars: Rhys Wakefield, Allison Cratchley, Christopher James Baker, Richard Roxburgh

Votes: 51,877 | Gross: $23.07M

13. Sea Patrol (2007–2011)

42 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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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.

Stars: John Batchelor, Matthew Holmes, Lisa McCune, Kristian Schmid

Votes: 1,581

14. The Sapphires (2012)

PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.0
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67 Metascore

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.

Director: Wayne Blair | Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens

Votes: 12,445 | Gross: $2.45M

15. Beneath Hill 60 (2010)

R | 122 min | Drama, History, War

7.0
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In 1916, the 1st Australian Tunnelling Company is tunneling beneath German fortifications and bunkers to detonate massive explosive charges.

Director: Jeremy Sims | Stars: Brendan Cowell, Harrison Gilbertson, Steve Le Marquand, Gyton Grantley

Votes: 7,110

16. Emperor (2012)

PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, History, War

6.5
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48 Metascore

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.

Director: Peter Webber | Stars: Matthew Fox, Colin Moy, Tommy Lee Jones, Eriko Hatsune

Votes: 12,632 | Gross: $3.35M

17. Battle Ground (2013)

R | 95 min | Action, Drama, War

4.9
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Three British soldiers find themselves stranded in No Man's Land after a failed charge on the German Trenches. Set in France 1916.

Directors: Johan Earl, Adrian Powers | Stars: Johan Earl, Tim Pocock, Martin Copping, Denai Gracie

Votes: 1,828

18. Anzac Girls (2014)

60 min | Action, Drama, History

7.9
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The true stories of extraordinary young women who witness the brutality and heroism of war and rise to meet the challenge.

Stars: Georgia Flood, Antonia Prebble, Laura Brent, Anna McGahan

Votes: 963

19. Kokoda: 39th Battalion (2006)

PG-13 | 92 min | Action, Drama, War

6.1
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A bitter battle is fought between Australian and Japanese soldiers along the Kokoda trail in New Guinea during World War II.

Director: Alister Grierson | Stars: Jack Finsterer, Travis McMahon, Simon Stone, Luke Ford

Votes: 2,718

20. Jessica (I) (2004 TV Movie)

196 min | Drama

7.7
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Young Jessica is sent to a mental asylum by her rotten family on a false pretense. Her only chance is a down-on-his-luck boozing lawyer.

Director: Peter Andrikidis | Stars: Leeanna Walsman, Lisa Harrow, Sam Neill, Tony Martin

Votes: 463

21. Sisters of War (2010 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, War

6.6
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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.

Director: Brendan Maher | Stars: Claire van der Boom, Sarah Snook, Khan Chittenden, Anna Volska

Votes: 466

22. The Battle of Long Tan (2006 TV Movie)

104 min | Documentary, History, War

8.7
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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 »

Director: Damien Lay | Stars: Sam Worthington, Kristopher Bos, James Pratt, Matthew Wollaston

Votes: 91

23. Red Billabong (2016)

113 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

3.9
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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.

Director: Luke Sparke | Stars: Dan Ewing, Tim Pocock, Jessica Green, Sophie Don

Votes: 657

24. Changi (2001)

Drama, Music, Romance

8.2
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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 »

Stars: Stephen Curry, Leon Ford, Anthony Hayes, Matthew Newton

Votes: 357

25. Parer's War (2014 TV Movie)

97 min | Drama

6.8
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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.

Director: Alister Grierson | Stars: Matthew Le Nevez, Adelaide Clemens, Rob Carlton, Luke Ford

Votes: 118

26. The 34th Battalion

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.

Director: Luke Sparke | Stars: Todd Leigh, Tony Nixon

27. The Road from Coorain (2002 TV Movie)

97 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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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.

Director: Brendan Maher | Stars: Juliet Stevenson, Richard Roxburgh, Katherine Slattery, Tim Guinee

Votes: 117

28. My Brother Jack (2001 TV Movie)

182 min | Drama

7.0
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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 »

Director: Ken Cameron | Stars: Matt Day, Simon Lyndon, Claudia Karvan, William McInnes

Votes: 104

29. After the Deluge (2003 TV Movie)

194 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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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 »

Director: Brendan Maher | Stars: David Wenham, Hugo Weaving, Samuel Johnson, Aden Young

Votes: 254

30. Broken Sun (2010)

TV-14 | 93 min | Drama

5.6
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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 »

Director: Brad Haynes | Stars: Jai Koutrae, Shingo Usami, Kentaro Hara, Kuni Hashimoto

Votes: 108

31. Answered by Fire (2006 TV Movie)

190 min | Drama

7.7
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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 »

Director: Jessica Hobbs | Stars: Daniela Carvalho, Alex Tilman, Fatima Almeida, Damien Garvey

Votes: 224

32. Kapyong (2011)

54 min | War

6.6
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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.

Director: Dennis K. Smith | Stars: Steven Carroll, Cory Corbett, Marcel Gold, Takuya Iwamoto

Votes: 43

33. Yesterday Is History (2014– )

93 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.2
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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.

Stars: Ray Martin, Sophie Don, Brenton Ashe, Sean Edward Frazer

Votes: 13

34. Kokoda (2010– )

55 min | War

8.4
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Stars: Sean Barker, Kristopher Bos, Byron J. Brochmann, Shinji Ikefuji

Votes: 18

35. Desert War (2013– )

114 min | Documentary

6.6
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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.

Stars: Alexandra Nell, David Partridge, Sean Walsh, Samuel R. Wright

Votes: 18

36. The War That Changed Us (2014– )

228 min | Documentary, War

7.8
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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.

Stars: Tom Milton, Joel Horwood, Nick Maclaine, Isaac Money

Votes: 29

37. Singapore 1942: End of Empire (2012– )

118 min | Documentary

5.8
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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 »

Stars: Jos Aguiar, Yoshinao Aonuma, Yasushi Asaya, David Becconsall

Votes: 17

38. 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

39. For Valour (2009 TV Movie)

55 min | War

6.6
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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 »

Director: Serge Ou | Stars: Alex Becconsall, Kristopher Bos, Dennis Kreusler, Louis Toshio Okada

Votes: 7

40. Juan's Boots (2009)

11 min | Short, Action, Drama

8.0
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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 »

Director: Matthew Winkler | Stars: Nick Dale, Sibel Rahmanovic, Koren Kidis, Elias Fisher

Votes: 6

41. Futility (2010)

TV-G | 11 min | Short, Action, Drama

8.4
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A fallen photo makes a moment of difference in the lives of two enemy soldiers.

Director: Wayne Bradford | Stars: Evert McQueen, Shinji Ikefuji, Anna Waters-Massey, Cleo Massey

Votes: 14

42. Block 42 (2009)

9 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

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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.

Director: Mitch Kennedy | Stars: Seamus O'Kelly, Bruce Robert Notman, Alison O'Kelly, Ruby O'Kelly


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