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1. The Great Escape (1963)

Not Rated | 172 min | Adventure, Drama, History

8.2
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86 Metascore

Allied prisoners of war plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.

Director: John Sturges | Stars: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson

Votes: 216,572 | Gross: $12.10M

2. Dear John (I) (2010)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.3
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43 Metascore

A romantic drama about a soldier who falls for a conservative college student while he's home on leave.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried, Richard Jenkins, Henry Thomas

Votes: 134,848 | Gross: $80.01M

3. Vanity Fair (2018)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

7.3
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An adaptation of the 1848 novel by William Makepeace Thackeray.

Stars: Michael Palin, Olivia Cooke, Tom Bateman, Johnny Flynn

Votes: 3,153

4. Gallipoli (1981)

PG | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, History

7.4
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65 Metascore

Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I.

Director: Peter Weir | Stars: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Kerr, Harold Hopkins

Votes: 35,634 | Gross: $5.73M

5. The Alamo (1960)

Passed | 162 min | Adventure, Drama, History

6.9
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In 1836, a small band of soldiers sacrifice their lives in hopeless combat against a massive army in order to prevent a tyrant from smashing the new Republic of Texas.

Director: John Wayne | Stars: John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Laurence Harvey, Frankie Avalon

Votes: 13,890 | Gross: $17.26M

6. The Horse Soldiers (1959)

Approved | 120 min | Adventure, Romance, War

7.2
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In 1863, a Union outfit is sent behind Confederate lines in Mississippi to destroy enemy railroads but a captive southern belle and the unit's doctor cause frictions within ranks.

Director: John Ford | Stars: John Wayne, William Holden, Constance Towers, Judson Pratt

Votes: 8,937

7. Exodus (1960)

Approved | 208 min | Action, Drama, History

6.7
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The state of Israel is created in 1948, resulting in war with its Arab neighbors.

Director: Otto Preminger | Stars: Paul Newman, Eva Marie Saint, Ralph Richardson, Peter Lawford

Votes: 8,570 | Gross: $18.97M

8. Massacre River (1949)

Approved | 78 min | Western

6.4
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Two cavalry officers clash over the colonel's daughter at a remote outpost with Indian troubles.

Director: John Rawlins | Stars: Guy Madison, Rory Calhoun, Carole Mathews, Cathy Downs

Votes: 133

9. The Cat from Outer Space (1978)

G | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

6.1
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58 Metascore

Three scientists help an Alien feline, stranded on Earth, to repair its damaged spacecraft in order to return home but their efforts are hampered by inept army officials and foreign spies.

Director: Norman Tokar | Stars: Ken Berry, Sandy Duncan, Harry Morgan, Roddy McDowall

Votes: 4,236

10. Rotten to the Core (1965)

90 min | Comedy, Crime

5.8
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Rogues Jelly Knight, Scapa Flood, and Lennie the Dip leave prison expecting boss The Duke to have their stash ready to share out. Instead, Duke's girl Sara gives them the news Duke is dead ... See full summary »

Director: John Boulting | Stars: Anton Rodgers, Charlotte Rampling, Eric Sykes, Ian Bannen

Votes: 158

11. The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp (1955–1961)

TV-PG | 30 min | Western

7.6
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Loosely based on historical fact, the series portrays the gunslinging Wyatt Earp and his successful determination for law and order.

Stars: Hugh O'Brian, Jimmy Noel, Ethan Laidlaw, Bill Coontz

Votes: 677

12. Deathwatch (2002)

R | 94 min | Drama, Horror, War

6.0
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In the middle of World War I, nine British soldiers caught behind enemy lines seek refuge in a complex network of German trenches. What they soon discover is that they aren't alone - and it isn't a German soldier that's hunting them down.

Director: M.J. Bassett | Stars: Jamie Bell, Rúaidhrí Conroy, Mike Downey, Laurence Fox

Votes: 10,420

13. The Man from Laramie (1955)

Not Rated | 103 min | Western

7.3
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Newcomer Will Lockhart defies the local cattle baron and his sadistic son by working for one of his oldest rivals.

Director: Anthony Mann | Stars: James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, Donald Crisp, Cathy O'Donnell

Votes: 9,069

14. Irumbu Thirai (2018)

Not Rated | 160 min | Action, Thriller

7.7
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A soldier takes on a gang of cyber criminals when money goes missing from his account.

Director: P.S. Mithran | Stars: Vishal, Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Arjun Sarja, Delhi Ganesh

Votes: 3,315

15. Theeb (2014)

Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

7.2
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80 Metascore

In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming-of-age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.

Director: Naji Abu Nowar | Stars: Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat, Hussein Salameh Al-Sweilhiyeen, Hassan Mutlag Al-Maraiyeh, Jack Fox

Votes: 9,673 | Gross: $0.28M

16. Billy Liar (1963)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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82 Metascore

A lazy, irresponsible young clerk (Sir Tom Courtenay) in provincial Northern England lives in his own fantasy world and makes emotionally immature decisions as he alienates friends and family.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Tom Courtenay, Julie Christie, Wilfred Pickles, Mona Washbourne

Votes: 5,667 | Gross: $0.04M

17. Restrepo (2010)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, War

7.5
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85 Metascore

A year with one platoon in the deadliest valley in Afghanistan.

Directors: Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger | Stars: The Men of Battle Company 2nd of the 503rd Infantry Regiment 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Juan 'Doc Restrepo, Dan Kearney, LaMonta Caldwell

Votes: 21,597 | Gross: $1.33M

18. The Major and the Minor (1942)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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A woman disguises herself as a child to save on a train fare and is taken in charge by an army man who doesn't notice the truth.

Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Ray Milland, Rita Johnson, Robert Benchley

Votes: 5,900 | Gross: $6.38M

19. The Gay Deceivers (1969)

R | 97 min | Comedy

5.8
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Danny and Elliot avoid military service by pretending to be gay, but they have to act the part when the recruiting officer doesn't buy it.

Director: Bruce Kessler | Stars: Kevin Coughlin, Brooke Bundy, Lawrence P. Casey, Jo Ann Harris

Votes: 440

20. Odds Against Tomorrow (1959)

Approved | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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Dave Burke hires two very different debt-burdened men for a bank robbery. Suspicion and prejudice threaten to end their partnership.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Harry Belafonte, Robert Ryan, Gloria Grahame, Shelley Winters

Votes: 3,502

21. Shaurya: It Takes Courage to Make Right... Right (2008)

Not Rated | 149 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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An army lawyer goes out of his way to defend an army officer charged with the homicide of a decorated officer.

Director: Samar Khan | Stars: Rahul Bose, Javed Jaffrey, Minissha Lamba, Seema Biswas

Votes: 3,619

22. Roja (1992)

137 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

8.2
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A woman from a village in Tamil Nadu marries a sophisticated city dweller and moves with him to Kashmir, where all is rosy - until he gets kidnapped by militants.

Director: Mani Ratnam | Stars: Arvind Swamy, Madhoo, Pankaj Kapur, Nassar

Votes: 11,128

23. Thuppakki (2012)

Not Rated | 165 min | Action, Thriller

7.9
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An army captain is on a mission to track down and destroy a terrorist gang and deactivate the sleeper cells under its command.

Director: A.R. Murugadoss | Stars: Joseph Vijay, Kajal Aggarwal, Vidyut Jammwal, Sathyan

Votes: 22,478

24. The Aryan Couple (2004)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, War

6.3
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29 Metascore

A WWII Drama about a German/Jewish industrialist who, in order to ensure his family's safe passage out of Germany, is forced to hand over his business to the Nazis.

Director: John Daly | Stars: Martin Landau, Kenny Doughty, Caroline Carver, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 1,047

25. Hotel Sahara (1951)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Romance, War

6.2
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In World War II, desert hotel proprietors Emad (Sir Peter Ustinov) and Yasmin (Yvonne De Carlo) are caught between the warring armies and have to constantly shift their political allegiance to whichever army happens to control the area.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Peter Ustinov, David Tomlinson, Roland Culver

Votes: 232

26. Zero Motivation (2014)

Unrated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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69 Metascore

A unit of female Israeli soldiers at a remote desert base bide their time as they count down the minutes until they can return to civilian life.

Director: Talya Lavie | Stars: Dana Ivgy, Nelly Tagar, Shani Klein, Heli Twito

Votes: 3,834 | Gross: $0.10M

27. Bronco (1958–1962)

60 min | Western

7.2
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A former confederate soldier wanders the old west, and meets such famous characters as Jesse James, William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody, and Theodore Roosevelt.

Stars: Ty Hardin, Robert Colbert, Mike Road, Morris Ankrum

Votes: 292

28. Behind the Lines (1997)

R | 96 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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Based on Pat Barker's novel of the same name, 'Regeneration' tells the story of soldiers of World War One sent to an asylum for emotional troubles. Two of the soldiers meeting there are ... See full summary »

Director: Gillies MacKinnon | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, James Wilby, Jonny Lee Miller, Stuart Bunce

Votes: 2,152 | Gross: $0.02M

29. Genocyber (1994– )

Unrated | 46 min | Animation, Action, Horror

6.2
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A nightmarish combination of cybernetics and psychic potential. At its core: the tortured souls of 2 human beings. Many desire to control this monstrosity, but can its hatred be contained? ... See full summary »

Stars: Rosemary Elliot, Stuart Milligan, William Roberts, Vincent Bagnall

Votes: 849

30. Soldier (II) (1998)

156 min | Action, Drama, Musical

6.1
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The story follows a young man (Bobby Deol) who flees India and arrives in Australia seeking vengence for something that started in India. In Australia he meets and falls in love with the daughter of a rich and powerful man(Suresh Oberoi). The story keeps the covers on Bobby Deols plan until the end when everything is revealed as to why he is a SOLDIER.

Directors: Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla, Mastan Alibhai Burmawalla | Stars: Bobby Deol, Preity Zinta, Rakhee Gulzar, Farida Jalal

Votes: 2,446

31. O Countrymen, We Entrust This Nation in You (2004)

193 min | Action, Drama, War

4.6
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Major General Amarjeet Singh (Amitabh Bachchan) is a dedicated officer for the Indian army. His son Lieutenant Commander Vikramjeet Singh (Bobby Deol) follows in his footsteps and joins the... See full summary »

Directors: Anil Sharma, Sanjay Sharma | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Bobby Deol, Divya Khosla Kumar

Votes: 1,360

32. Morgiana (1972)

106 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

7.4
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Klara and Viktoria are sisters. Their father dies, leaving most of his property to Klara. When Klara becomes involved with a man that her sister loves, Viktoria begins to plot her murder.

Director: Juraj Herz | Stars: Iva Janzurová, Josef Abrhám, Nina Divísková, Petr Cepek

Votes: 889

33. Geronimo (1962)

Approved | 101 min | Action, Biography, History

5.8
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In 1880s Arizona, General Crook and his troops are trying to subdue the last tribe of Apache led by Geronimo.

Director: Arnold Laven | Stars: Chuck Connors, Kamala Devi, Pat Conway, Armando Silvestre

Votes: 981

34. Home of the Brave (1949)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, War

7.0
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During WW2, a reconnaissance platoon is sent to map out a Japanese-held island but racial tensions arise between the white soldiers and the only black member of the group.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Jeff Corey, James Edwards, Lloyd Bridges, Douglas Dick

Votes: 532

35. Passion in the Desert (1997)

PG-13 | 91 min | Adventure, Drama

6.6
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Young French officer Augustin Robert escorts artist Jean-Michel Venture de Paradis to Egypt during Napoleon's Egyptian campaign. Napoleon sent de Paradis to record Egypt's great monuments ... See full summary »

Director: Lavinia Currier | Stars: Ben Daniels, Michel Piccoli, Paul M. Meston, Kenneth Collard

Votes: 797 | Gross: $0.25M

36. Junooniyat (2016)

Not Rated | 155 min | Drama, Romance

4.2
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Captain Jahan Bakshi rescues a Punjabi girl, Suhani. This starts a friendship that evolves into a passionate love affair.

Director: Vivek Agnihotri | Stars: Pulkit Samrat, Yami Gautam, Gulshan Devaiah, Hrishitaa Bhatt

Votes: 640

37. Land (2003)

154 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

5.4
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Colonel Ranvir and ACP Jaideep joins forces to fight against Pakistani terrorists, who hijacks an Indian airplane and demands to free their militant leader in return.

Director: Rohit Shetty | Stars: Ajay Devgn, Abhishek Bachchan, Bipasha Basu, Mukesh Tiwari

Votes: 1,372

38. Sainik (1993)

Not Rated | 145 min | Action, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Lieutenant Suraj Dutt successfully fails an arms dealing on the border.He soon comes on leave and goes to meet his sister Mini where he comes across Alka.Alka and Sooraj soon fall in love ... See full summary »

Director: Sikander Bharti | Stars: Akshay Kumar, Ashwini Bhave, Farheen, Alok Nath

Votes: 1,061

39. Tahalka (1992)

Not Rated | 168 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

5.6
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While on a yacht trip along with this daughter, Dolly, Indian army Major Krishna Rao, observes a girl in distress and goes to rescue her. He ends up rescuing dozens of girls, who have been ... See full summary »

Director: Anil Sharma | Stars: Dharmendra, Naseeruddin Shah, Mukesh Khanna, Aditya Pancholi

Votes: 270

40. Uproar (1999)

150 min | Action, Comedy, Drama

5.4
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Major Ajit is sent to nab the ex army officer Colonel Sodhi, who is hiding in the guise of Devraj Hathoda.

Director: Mehul Kumar | Stars: Amitabh Bachchan, Nana Patekar, Tabu, Jaya Prada

Votes: 555

41. Resting Place (1986 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Drama

6.3
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The mysterious death of an army officer comes under investigation by Major Kendall Laird as the young soldier's parents seek an honorable burial place, out of respect for their son. The ... See full summary »

Director: John Korty | Stars: John Lithgow, Richard Bradford, Morgan Freeman, G.D. Spradlin

Votes: 460

42. Hum Dono (1961)

164 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

7.5
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When an army officer is presumed dead in battle, his lookalike is tasked with breaking the news to his family. However, circumstances force him to impersonate the dead man.

Director: Amarjeet | Stars: Dev Anand, Nanda, Sadhana, Lalita Pawar

Votes: 367

43. A Burlesque on Carmen (1915)

Passed | 31 min | Short, Comedy

6.0
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A gypsy seductress is sent to sway a goofy officer to allow a smuggling run.

Directors: Charles Chaplin, Leo White | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Ben Turpin, Peter Sellers

Votes: 1,409

44. Sharmeelee (1971)

164 min | Mystery, Musical, Romance

7.0
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An army captain falls for an outgoing young woman, but unknowingly weds her shy twin sister.

Director: Samir Ganguly | Stars: Shashi Kapoor, Rakhee Gulzar, Nasir Hussain, Narendra Nath

Votes: 137

45. Another Way (1982)

102 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.2
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Political and sexual repression in Hungary, just after the revolution of 1956. In 1958, the body of Eva Szalanczky, a political journalist, is discovered near the border. Her friend Livia ... See full summary »

Director: Károly Makk | Stars: Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieslak, Ildikó Bánsági, Grazyna Szapolowska, Judit Hernádi

Votes: 743

46. An Unforgettable Summer (1994)

82 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.4
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Romania in the 1920s. Marie-Thérèse Von Debretsy (Dame Kristin Scott Thomas) refuses the advances of her husband's commanding officer. As a result, the cosmopolitan family is reassigned to ... See full summary »

Director: Lucian Pintilie | Stars: Kristin Scott Thomas, Claudiu Bleont, Olga Tudorache, George Constantin

Votes: 851 | Gross: $0.07M

47. Two and a Half Letters of Love (2000)

167 min | Drama, Romance

3.7
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Karan Khanna is an orphan and a captain in the Rajputana Armed Forces. He's madly in love with beautiful model Nisha, with whom he plans to tie the knot during his next leave. On the way to... See full summary »

Director: Raj Kanwar | Stars: Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Amrish Puri, Anupam Kher

Votes: 1,222

48. An Ungentlemanly Act (1992 TV Movie)

130 min | History, War

7.3
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Royal Marines defend Government House from Argentine invaders during the events that triggered the Falklands War.

Director: Stuart Urban | Stars: Ian Richardson, Rosemary Leach, Ian McNeice, James Warrior

Votes: 323

49. The Desert of the Tartars (1976)

PG | 140 min | Drama, History, War

7.6
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Lieutenant Giovanni Drogo is assigned to the old Bastiani border fortress where he expects an imminent attack by nomadic fearsome Tartars.

Director: Valerio Zurlini | Stars: Jacques Perrin, Vittorio Gassman, Giuliano Gemma, Helmut Griem

Votes: 1,827

50. Jericho (1966–1967)

60 min | Drama, War

7.5
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The Jericho team is a trio of Allied specialists who operate as intelligence agents and saboteurs behind German lines. Franklin Sheppard of American Army Intelligence is their commanding ... See full summary »

Stars: Don Francks, Marino Masé, John Leyton, Peter Mark Richman

Votes: 48



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