70's WWII Movies

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1. Lieutenant Natassa (1970)

136 min | War, Drama

After two decades, the poisoned memories of WWII still haunt a selfless patriot. Will she ever forget her former conservatoire classmate and relentless SS leader; the tortures, or her Resistance fighter husband? Can she forgive and forget?

Director: Nikos Foskolos | Stars: Aliki Vougiouklaki, Dimitris Papamichael, Kostas Karras, Spyros Kalogirou

Votes: 1,011

2. Carter's Army (1970 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama, War

A racist officer is put in charge of a squad of black troops charged with taking an important bridge from the Germans.

Director: George McCowan | Stars: Stephen Boyd, Robert Hooks, Susan Oliver, Roosevelt Grier

Votes: 522

3. Catch-22 (1970)

R | 122 min | Comedy, Drama, War

70 Metascore

A man is trying desperately to be certified insane during World War II, so he can stop flying missions.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Alan Arkin, Martin Balsam, Richard Benjamin, Art Garfunkel

Votes: 24,676 | Gross: $24.91M

4. Churchill's Leopards (1970)

84 min | Action, Thriller, War

The mission: The British have to carry out a plan hatched by Churchill himself to blow up a French dam, by bringing in commandos led by the twin brother of the German commander.

Director: Maurizio Pradeaux | Stars: Richard Harrison, Pilar Velázquez, Giacomo Rossi Stuart, Frank Braña

Votes: 244

6. Corbari (1970)

90 min | Action, War

The real story of the partisan Silvio Corbari. He starts his career killing publicly one of his friends that was a fascist. Than, he set up a band of partisans in north Italy, completely ... See full summary »

Director: Valentino Orsini | Stars: Giuliano Gemma, Tina Aumont, Antonio Piovanelli, Frank Wolff

Votes: 109

7. The Dove Must Not Fly (1970)

90 min | Action, War

An undercover Nazi in Libya aims to steal fuel and deliver it to a specific location in the desert where an Italian bomber would refuel on its way to Allied target.

Director: Sergio Garrone | Stars: Horst Buchholz, Sylva Koscina, William Berger, Riccardo Garrone

Votes: 56

9. The Fed One (1970)

88 min | Drama, War

Group of concentration camp prisoners is being constantly tortured by their Kappo. Since they are too weak to stand against him, they pick the strongest among themselves and feed him with ... See full summary »

Director: Vatroslav Mimica | Stars: Fabijan Sovagovic, Nikola-Kole Angelovski, Giuseppe Addobbati, Zvonimir Crnko

Votes: 62

10. The Fifth Day of Peace (1970)

GP | 110 min | Drama, War

At the end of WW II, German deserters are tried for desertion by fellow POWs inside a prisoner of war camp for Nazis.

Director: Giuliano Montaldo | Stars: Bud Spencer, Franco Nero, Richard Johnson, Larry Aubrey

Votes: 420

11. Liberation (1971)

125 min | Drama, History, Romance

This five part WW2 epic drama gives a dramatized detailed account of the five major eastern front Soviet campaigns against Nazi Germany.

Director: Yuriy Ozerov | Stars: Mikhail Nozhkin, Nikolay Olyalin, Mikhail Ulyanov, Larisa Golubkina

Votes: 608

12. Hell Boats (1970)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, War

An American commander, serving under the British Royal Navy in 1942, is assigned to blockade the island of Malta and told to formulate a plan to destroy the Nazi arsenal in Sicily.

Director: Paul Wendkos | Stars: James Franciscus, Elizabeth Shepherd, Ronald Allen, Reuven Bar-Yotam

Votes: 387

13. Hornets' Nest (1970)

R | 110 min | Action, Drama, War

In 1944, during a sabotage mission, the sole surviving U.S. paratrooper is saved by a group of Italian orphans who later aid him in blowing-up a vital enemy dam.

Directors: Phil Karlson, Franco Cirino | Stars: Rock Hudson, Sylva Koscina, Sergio Fantoni, Giacomo Rossi Stuart

Votes: 965

15. Kelly's Heroes (1970)

GP | 144 min | Adventure, Comedy, War

50 Metascore

A group of U.S. soldiers sneaks across enemy lines to get their hands on a secret stash of Nazi treasure.

Director: Brian G. Hutton | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Don Rickles, Carroll O'Connor

Votes: 48,186 | Gross: $1.38M

16. Landscape After Battle (1970)

109 min | Drama, History, Romance

Film opens with the mad rush of haphazard freedom as the concentration camps are liberated. Men are trying to grab food, change clothes, bury their tormentors they find alive. Then they are... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Daniel Olbrychski, Stanislawa Celinska, Aleksander Bardini, Tadeusz Janczar

Votes: 812

17. The Last Escape (1970)

G | 90 min | Action, Drama, War

During the final days of WW2, an Allied commando team races toward a German rocket base to abduct a Nazi scientist before the fast advancing Soviet troops could reach him.

Director: Walter Grauman | Stars: Stuart Whitman, John Collin, Martin Jarvis, Pinkas Braun

Votes: 213

18. Maharlika (1970)

86 min | Action, War

Based on the World War II adventures of Ferdinand Marcos, who fought against the Japanese occupation of the Philippines.

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: Paul Burke, Dovie Beams, Broderick Crawford, Farley Granger

Votes: 24

AKA: Guerrilla Strike Force

19. The McKenzie Break (1970)

PG | 108 min | Action, Drama, War

During WW2, German POWs in Britain plot to escape from their prison camp in Scotland.

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Brian Keith, Helmut Griem, Ian Hendry, Jack Watson

Votes: 1,513

20. The Only Way (1970)

G | 86 min | Drama, War

A Jewish family try to escape from Denmark in October 1943 during the German occupation.

Director: Bent Christensen | Stars: Ebbe Rode, Helle Virkner, Jane Seymour, Ove Sprogøe

Votes: 264

21. Patton (1970)

GP | 172 min | Biography, Drama, War

91 Metascore

The World War II phase of the career of controversial American general George S. Patton.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner | Stars: George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young, Michael Strong

Votes: 99,901 | Gross: $61.70M

23. Rosolino Paternò, soldato... (1970)

95 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

In WWII, a commando was sent in a secret mission in Sicily. They had a reluctant Italian prisoner of war to help them.

Director: Nanni Loy | Stars: Nino Manfredi, Jason Robards, Peter Falk, Martin Landau

Votes: 87

AKA: Operation Snafu

24. Saigo no tokkôtai (1970)

122 min | Drama, War

With World War II is coming to its end and Japan nearing defeat, Japanese military leaders step up suicide attacks on Allied ships. A Kamikaze squad leader has second thoughts about the suicide runs.

Director: Jun'ya Satô | Stars: Kôji Tsuruta, Ken Takakura, Shin'ichi Chiba, Tatsuo Umemiya

Votes: 49

AKA: The Last Kamikaze

25. Sole Survivor (1970 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy

This story is loosely based on the discovery of the B-24 "Liberator" bomber the "Lady Be Good" that was found in the Libyan desert after the crew got lost on their 1st bombing mission to Italy.

Director: Paul Stanley | Stars: Vince Edwards, Richard Basehart, William Shatner, Lou Antonio

Votes: 878

26. Too Late the Hero (1970)

PG | 145 min | Action, Drama, War

A reluctant hero, American Lieutenant Sam Lawson, is seconded to a motley British unit tasked with destroying a Japanese radio on a Philippine island.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Michael Caine, Cliff Robertson, Ian Bannen, Harry Andrews

Votes: 3,548 | Gross: $0.31M

27. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

G | 144 min | Action, Drama, History

46 Metascore

The story of the 1941 Japanese air raid on Pearl Harbor, and the series of preceding American blunders that aggravated its effectiveness.

Directors: Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku, Toshio Masuda, Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Martin Balsam, Sô Yamamura, Jason Robards, Joseph Cotten

Votes: 33,605 | Gross: $29.55M

28. Underground (1970)

PG-13 | 100 min | Drama, Thriller, War

Occupied France during WWII. The American Dawson parachutes over France and gets in contact with the French resistance. He has a plan to kidnap the German general Stryker.

Director: Arthur H. Nadel | Stars: Robert Goulet, Danièle Gaubert, Lawrence Dobkin, Carl Duering

Votes: 76

29. When Heroes Die (1970)

90 min | War

The story of a group of American commandos assigned to kidnap General Rommel. But the soldiers are caught by the Germans who decide to use their plan against them. Replacing the American ... See full summary »

Director: José Luis Merino | Stars: Craig Hill, Manuel Zarzo, Annabella Incontrera, Carlos Quiney

Votes: 81

31. The Birdmen (1971 TV Movie)

74 min | Drama, History, War

During World War II, American soldier Harry Cook is sent to Norway to aid in the defection of a scientist working on the atomic bomb for the Germans. Before they can escape Europe, they are... See full summary »

Director: Philip Leacock | Stars: Doug McClure, Rene Auberjonois, Richard Basehart, Max Baer Jr.

Votes: 294

32. Battle of Okinawa (1971)

TV-14 | 149 min | Drama, History, War

Told from the Japanese perspective, this war drama captures the events of World War II's Battle of Okinawa - a massive amphibious assault by U.S. troops that left more than 150,000 Japanese civilians dead.

Director: Kihachi Okamoto | Stars: Keiju Kobayashi, Yûzô Kayama, Tetsurô Tanba, Tatsuya Nakadai

Votes: 379

AKA: Battle of Okinawa

33. The Key (1971)

97 min | Drama, History, War

Jan Zika is the legendary hero of the communist resistance movement during World War II and leading functionary of the second underground Central Committee of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia.

Director: Vladimír Cech | Stars: Frantisek Vicena, Wilhelm Koch-Hooge, Zdenek Kampf, Vlasta Vlasáková

Votes: 38

35. Murphy's War (1971)

GP | 107 min | Drama, War

A lone survivor from a British naval ship is obsessed with getting revenge on a German U-boat crew that massacred his shipmates in the water.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Siân Phillips, Philippe Noiret, Horst Janson

Votes: 3,220 | Gross: $0.21M

37. Raid on Rommel (1971)

GP | 99 min | Drama, War

In 1942 Libya, a German-speaking British Intelligence officer uses former British POWs, some dressed in German uniforms, to fulfill a secret sabotage mission inside German-captured Tobruk.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Richard Burton, John Colicos, Clinton Greyn, Wolfgang Preiss

Votes: 2,224

39. The Third Part of the Night (1971)

107 min | Drama, Horror, War

Set during the occupation of Poland during World War II. Some German soldiers, slaughter a woman, her son and daughter-in-law. The husband and his father escape by being in the forest. The ... See full summary »

Director: Andrzej Zulawski | Stars: Malgorzata Braunek, Leszek Teleszynski, Jan Nowicki, Jerzy Golinski

Votes: 2,121

40. Trial on the Road (1986)

96 min | Drama, War

The Russian POW joins the partisan guerrillas and proves his loyalty fighting the Nazis.

Director: Aleksey German | Stars: Rolan Bykov, Anatoliy Solonitsyn, Vladimir Zamanskiy, Oleg Borisov

Votes: 2,216

41. Trimata ot zapasa (1971)

97 min | Comedy, Drama, War

In 1945, on the battlefields in Hungary, three Bulgarian soldiers from the reserve have to fight for the liberation of the country. They are totally unprepared for the war and have no ... See full summary »

Director: Zako Heskiya | Stars: Nikola Anastasov, Kiril Gospodinov, Georgi Partsalev, Valcho Kamarashev

Votes: 583

AKA: Three Reservists

42. Twarz aniola (1971)

91 min | Drama, War

The story of Jewish boy Tadek Raniecki who befriends a German guard in a Nazi concentration camp. The guard wants to adopt the boy provided that he forgets his parents and Jewish culture.

Director: Zbigniew Chmielewski | Stars: Jirí Vrstála, Marek Dudek, Zygmunt Malawski, Wojciech Pszoniak

Votes: 19

AKA: Face of an Angel

43. Agent nr 1 (1972)

97 min | Action, Drama, History

Jerzy Szajnowicz-Ivanov, the son of Polish mother and Russian father, raised in Greece, reports to the Carpathian Brigade in the spring of 1941. Poles are wary at first. English recommend ... See full summary »

Director: Zbigniew Kuzminski | Stars: Karol Strasburger, Adriana Andreeva, Barbara Bargielowska, Aleksander Iwaniec

Votes: 90

44. Cabaret (1972)

PG | 124 min | Drama, Music, Musical

80 Metascore

A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them.

Director: Bob Fosse | Stars: Liza Minnelli, Michael York, Helmut Griem, Joel Grey

Votes: 52,916 | Gross: $42.77M

45. Goryachiy sneg (1972)

99 min | Drama, War

In November, 1942, near the Volga, Stanlingrad is under siege of Commander Friederich Paulus and his 330,000 men. The Soviet high command unleashes an operation to protect the Mishkova ... See full summary »

Director: Gavriil Egiazarov | Stars: Georgi Zhzhyonov, Anatoliy Kuznetsov, Vadim Spiridonov, Boris Tokarev

Votes: 486

AKA: Hot Snow

46. Lalkar (The Challenge) (1972)

Action, Drama, Romance

India is in a state of war with Japan and former Colonel Kapoor's sons, Rajan and Ram are both with the Indian Armed Forces. While Rajan is a Wing Commander with the Indian Air Force, Ram ... See full summary »

Director: Ramanand Sagar | Stars: Rajendra Kumar, Dharmendra, Mala Sinha, Dara Singh

Votes: 120

47. The Triple Echo (1972)

R | 90 min | Drama, War

Deserting soldier dresses as a woman to escape detection; liking the female role he goes to a dance with another soldier and is exposed.

Director: Michael Apted | Stars: Glenda Jackson, Oliver Reed, Brian Deacon, Anthony May

Votes: 844

48. Under the Flag of the Rising Sun (1972)

96 min | Drama, Mystery, War

One woman's search to find the truth about her husband's death in World War II.

Director: Kinji Fukasaku | Stars: Tetsurô Tanba, Sachiko Hidari, Shinjirô Ebara, Isao Natsuyagi

Votes: 979

49. The Dawns Here Are Quiet (1972)

PG-13 | 188 min | Drama, History, War

During WWII in a small village outpost, a commander has his troop replaced by an all female unit. As they finally begin to appreciate one another, German paratroopers are spotted nearby and the realities of war emerge.

Director: Stanislav Rostotskiy | Stars: Andrey Martynov, Irina Dolganova, Elena Drapeko, Ekaterina Markova

Votes: 4,182

AKA: The Dawns Here Are Quiet

50. The Battle of Sutjeska (1973)

PG | 130 min | War