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51. Dogfight (1991)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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Before leaving to fight in Vietnam, a group of teenagers play a game where they try to seduce the ugliest girl they can find.

Director: Nancy Savoca | Stars: River Phoenix, Lili Taylor, Richard Panebianco, Anthony Clark

Votes: 7,686 | Gross: $0.39M

52. Mohawk (2017)

91 min | Action, Drama, History

4.5
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70 Metascore

Late in the War of 1812, a young Mohawk woman and her two lovers battle a squad of American soldiers hell-bent on revenge.

Director: Ted Geoghegan | Stars: Kaniehtiio Horn, Ezra Buzzington, Eamon Farren, Justin Rain

Votes: 1,068

53. Battle of the Bulge (1965)

Not Rated | 167 min | Drama, History, War

6.8
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A dramatization of Nazi Germany's final Western Front counterattack of World War II.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan, Dana Andrews

Votes: 13,665

54. Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)

R | 122 min | Documentary, Drama, War

7.5
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67 Metascore

Michael Moore's view on what happened to the United States after September 11; and how the Bush Administration allegedly used the tragic event to push forward its agenda for unjust wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Director: Michael Moore | Stars: Michael Moore, George W. Bush, Ben Affleck, Stevie Wonder

Votes: 123,191 | Gross: $119.19M

55. Call of Duty: Black Ops (2010 Video Game)

M | Action, Horror, Mystery

8.3
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Former Marine Captain and CIA operative Alex Mason, upon interrogation by an unknown party, recounts his violent experiences with the Bay of Pigs, a radical Soviet conspiracy, and the Vietnam war.

Director: Dave Anthony | Stars: James C. Burns, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Ice Cube, Ed Harris

Votes: 15,691

56. The Dead (2010)

R | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.8
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59 Metascore

An American mercenary, the sole survivor of a plane crash, has to run the gauntlet across Africa, battling with the living dead.

Directors: Howard J. Ford, Jonathan Ford | Stars: Rob Freeman, Prince David Oseia, David Dontoh, Ben Crowe

Votes: 8,458

57. The Green Berets (1968)

G | 142 min | Drama, War

5.8
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Col. Mike Kirby picks two teams of crack Green Berets for a mission in South Vietnam. First off is to build and control a camp that is trying to be taken by the enemy the second mission is to kidnap a North Vietnamese General.

Directors: Ray Kellogg, John Wayne, Mervyn LeRoy | Stars: John Wayne, David Janssen, Jim Hutton, Aldo Ray

Votes: 11,448 | Gross: $21.71M

58. The Enemy Below (1957)

Approved | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.5
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During World War II, an American destroyer meets a German U-Boat. Both captains are experts, and so begins a deadly game of cat-and-mouse.

Director: Dick Powell | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Curd Jürgens, David Hedison, Theodore Bikel

Votes: 9,075

59. The War (2007)

TV-14 | 124 min | Documentary, History, War

9.0
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A seven-part series focusing on the many ways in which the Second World War impacted the lives of American families.

Stars: Keith David, Katharine Phillips, Tom Hanks, Paul Fussell

Votes: 4,233

60. My Mother and Other Strangers (2016– )

60 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.5
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In 1943, the Coyne family and their neighbours struggle to maintain a normal life after a US Army Air Force base is set up in the middle of their rural parish.

Stars: Ciarán Hinds, Michael Nevin, Hattie Morahan, Owen McDonnell

Votes: 1,086

61. Rambo (1986)

TV-Y7 | 30 min | Animation, Action

6.4
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On Colonel Trautman's request, John Rambo leads special unit The Force of Freedom against paramilitary terrorist organization S.A.V.A.G.E. (Specialist-Administrators of Vengeance, Anarchy and Global Extortion) all over the globe.

Stars: Neil Ross, Alan Oppenheimer, Mona Marshall, James Avery

Votes: 557

62. The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)

R | 120 min | Drama

7.8
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A World War II widow seeks to adjust to life in postwar Germany.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Klaus Löwitsch, Ivan Desny, Gisela Uhlen

Votes: 11,148

63. The Bridge at Remagen (1969)

R | 115 min | Action, Drama, War

6.7
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As the Allied armies close in, the Germans decide to blow up the last Rhine bridge, trapping their own men on the wrong side. But will it happen?

Director: John Guillermin | Stars: George Segal, Robert Vaughn, Ben Gazzara, Bradford Dillman

Votes: 7,961

64. To Hell and Back (1955)

Approved | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.2
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The true WWII story of Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier in U.S. history. Based on the autobiography of Audie Murphy who stars as himself in the film.

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake, Jack Kelly

Votes: 4,542

65. Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)

Approved | 100 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.1
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A dramatization of the World War II Battle of Iwo Jima.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: John Wayne, John Agar, Adele Mara, Forrest Tucker

Votes: 8,812

66. G.I. Blues (1960)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Musical

6.3
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Tulsa, a soldier with dreams of running his own nightclub, places a bet with his friend Dynamite that he can win the heart of an untouchable dancer...but when Dynamite is transferred, Tulsa must replace him in the bet.

Director: Norman Taurog | Stars: Elvis Presley, Juliet Prowse, Robert Ivers, James Douglas

Votes: 2,982 | Gross: $4.30M

67. My Way (2011)

R | 137 min | Action, Drama, War

7.7
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30 Metascore

In World War II-era Korea, rival runners, one Korean (Jang Dong-gun) and one Japanese (Joe Odagiri), go to war together against the Soviets.

Director: Je-kyu Kang | Stars: Dong-Gun Jang, Joe Odagiri, Bingbing Fan, In-kwon Kim

Votes: 9,527 | Gross: $0.07M

68. Sahara (1995 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, War

6.8
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A tank commander and his men along with a group of assorted stragglers they picked up along the way try to keep a limited supply of water away from the Nazis.

Director: Brian Trenchard-Smith | Stars: Jim Belushi, Alan David Lee, Simon Westaway, Mark Lee

Votes: 2,555

69. Saints and Soldiers (2003)

PG-13 | 90 min | Action, Drama, War

6.7
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56 Metascore

Four American soldiers and one Brit fighting in Europe during World War II struggle to return to Allied territory after being separated from U.S. forces during the historic Malmedy Massacre.

Director: Ryan Little | Stars: Corbin Allred, Alexander Polinsky, Kirby Heyborne, Larry Bagby

Votes: 19,450 | Gross: $1.31M

70. When Trumpets Fade (1998 TV Movie)

R | 95 min | Action, Drama, War

7.1
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A private in the latter days of WWII on the German front struggles between his will to survive and what his superiors perceive as a battlefield instinct.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Ron Eldard, Zak Orth, Frank Whaley, Dylan Bruno

Votes: 6,223

71. Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)

PG-13 | 127 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.5
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This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.

Director: Roland Joffé | Stars: Paul Newman, Dwight Schultz, Bonnie Bedelia, John Cusack

Votes: 6,490 | Gross: $3.56M

72. Attack (1956)

Approved | 107 min | Action, Drama, War

7.4
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In 1945, an American Infantry company sets up an artillery observation post, but tensions between Captain Cooney and Lieutenant Costa run high.

Director: Robert Aldrich | Stars: Jack Palance, Lee Marvin, Eddie Albert, Robert Strauss

Votes: 4,347

73. Pork Chop Hill (1959)

Approved | 97 min | Action, Drama, War

7.1
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During the Korean War peace talks, U.S. troops fight to retake a hill from the Communist Chinese forces.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Gregory Peck, Harry Guardino, Rip Torn, George Peppard

Votes: 3,954 | Gross: $4.02M

74. Rough Riders (1997– )

240 min | Action, Drama, History

7.4
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Undersecretary of the Navy Theodore Roosevelt resigns to form a volunteer militia unit called "The Rough Riders" to fight in the Spanish-American War.

Stars: Tom Berenger, Sam Elliott, Gary Busey, Brad Johnson

Votes: 1,710

75. Sahara (I) (1943)

Approved | 97 min | Action, Drama, War

7.5
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After the fall of Tobruk in 1942, during the Allied retreat in the Libyan desert, an American tank picks-up a motley group of survivors but they face advancing Germans and a lack of water.

Director: Zoltan Korda | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Bruce Bennett, J. Carrol Naish, Lloyd Bridges

Votes: 7,448

76. Fort Bliss (2014)

TV-14 | 116 min | Drama, War

6.4
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68 Metascore

After returning home from an extended tour in Afghanistan, a decorated U.S. Army medic and single mother struggles to rebuild her relationship with her young son.

Director: Claudia Myers | Stars: Emmanuelle Chriqui, Michelle Monaghan, Pablo Schreiber, Oakes Fegley

Votes: 2,809

77. The Bridge (1959)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, War

8.0
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In 1945, Germany is being overrun, and nobody is left to fight but teenagers.

Director: Bernhard Wicki | Stars: Folker Bohnet, Fritz Wepper, Michael Hinz, Frank Glaubrecht

Votes: 6,468

78. Fixed Bayonets! (1951)

Not Rated | 92 min | Action, Drama, War

6.9
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The story of a platoon during the Korean War. One by one Corporal Denno's superiors are killed until it comes to the point where he must try to take command responsibility.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Richard Basehart, Gene Evans, Michael O'Shea, Richard Hylton

Votes: 1,556

79. Best Defense (1984)

R | 94 min | Comedy, War

3.8
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29 Metascore

A military weapons engineer struggles to do his job responsibly, while a hapless tank commander has to live with the consequences in combat years later.

Director: Willard Huyck | Stars: Dudley Moore, Eddie Murphy, Kate Capshaw, George Dzundza

Votes: 5,225 | Gross: $19.27M

80. Captured! (1933)

Unrated | 69 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.6
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Captain Fred Allison has been in a German Prisoner of War Camp for a long time. It has been two years since he last saw Monica, a girl he met, married and bought a house with in six days ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Leslie Howard, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Paul Lukas, Margaret Lindsay

Votes: 351

81. A Farewell to Arms (1932)

Unrated | 80 min | Drama, Romance, War

6.5
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An American ambulance driver and an English nurse fall in love in Italy during World War I.

Director: Frank Borzage | Stars: Gary Cooper, Helen Hayes, Adolphe Menjou, Mary Philips

Votes: 4,573

82. Call of Duty: World at War (2008 Video Game)

M | Action, Adventure, Thriller

8.2
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An epic story of an American marine and a Soviet soldier in WWII.

Director: Margaret Tang | Stars: Gary Oldman, Kiefer Sutherland, Craig Houston, Chris Fries

Votes: 9,844

83. After Life (1998)

R | 119 min | Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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91 Metascore

After death, people have just one week to choose only a memory to keep for eternity.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Arata Iura, Erika Oda, Susumu Terajima, Takashi Naitô

Votes: 9,010 | Gross: $0.80M

84. Rider on the Rain (1970)

PG-13 | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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A US Army colonel in France tries to track down an escaped sex maniac.

Director: René Clément | Stars: Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Marlène Jobert, Gabriele Tinti

Votes: 2,551

85. Labyrinth of Lies (2014)

R | 124 min | Drama, History

7.3
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62 Metascore

A story that exposes the conspiracy of prominent German institutions and government branches to cover up the crimes of Nazis during World War II.

Director: Giulio Ricciarelli | Stars: André Szymanski, Alexander Fehling, Friederike Becht, Johannes Krisch

Votes: 10,687 | Gross: $0.79M

86. In Praise of Older Women (1978)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.8
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Andras Vajda grows up in a turbulent, war-torn Hungary, where he procures local girls for the occupying G.I.'s during World War II. Disappointed by girls of his age, he meets Maya, a ... See full summary »

Director: George Kaczender | Stars: Tom Berenger, Karen Black, Susan Strasberg, Helen Shaver

Votes: 564

87. The Tiger and the Snow (2005)

110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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22 Metascore

A love-struck Italian poet is stuck in Iraq at the onset of an American invasion.

Director: Roberto Benigni | Stars: Roberto Benigni, Jean Reno, Nicoletta Braschi, Tom Waits

Votes: 12,940 | Gross: $0.01M

88. The Victors (1963)

175 min | Drama, War

7.0
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Intelligent, sprawling saga of a squad of American soldiers, following them through Europe during World War II.

Director: Carl Foreman | Stars: Vince Edwards, Albert Finney, George Hamilton, Melina Mercouri

Votes: 1,301

89. Naked Among Wolves (2015 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, History, War

7.2
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As WWII comes to an end, a group of Buchenwald's emaciated prisoners risk their lives for the safety of the camp's youngest inmate: a four-year-old Auschwitz-born Jewish prisoner. Is there a future for the Buchenwald boy?

Director: Philipp Kadelbach | Stars: Florian Stetter, Peter Schneider, Sylvester Groth, Sabin Tambrea

Votes: 3,418

90. The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956)

Approved | 153 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.1
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An ex-soldier faces ethical questions as he tries to earn enough to support his wife and children well.

Director: Nunnally Johnson | Stars: Gregory Peck, Jennifer Jones, Fredric March, Marisa Pavan

Votes: 3,048 | Gross: $10.88M

91. A Marine Story (2010)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.0
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51 Metascore

Marine officer Alexandra is tough enough to kick any guy's ass in a bar fight, but there's one opponent she can't beat: military policy. When she returns to her conservative hometown from ... See full summary »

Director: Ned Farr | Stars: Dreya Weber, Paris P. Pickard, Anthony Michael Jones, Christine Mourad

Votes: 2,073

92. The Teahouse of the August Moon (1956)

Approved | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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In post-WWII Japan, an American captain is brought in to help build a school, but the locals want a teahouse instead.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Marlon Brando, Glenn Ford, Machiko Kyô, Eddie Albert

Votes: 2,980

93. The Crossing (2000 TV Movie)

89 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.1
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A dramatization of George Washington's perilous gamble of crossing the Delaware River and attacking the Hessian forces at Trenton.

Director: Robert Harmon | Stars: Jeff Daniels, Roger Rees, Sebastian Roché, Steven McCarthy

Votes: 1,697

94. 55 Days at Peking (1963)

Unrated | 154 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.7
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During the 1900 Boxer Rebellion against foreigners in China, U.S. Marine Major Matt Lewis, aided by British Consul Sir Arthur Robertson, devises a strategy to keep the rebels at bay until an international military relief force arrives.

Directors: Nicholas Ray, Guy Green | Stars: Charlton Heston, Ava Gardner, David Niven, Flora Robson

Votes: 5,569

95. Call of Duty (2003 Video Game)

T | Action, War

8.6
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You play as three different Allied nations: the Americans, the British, and the Russians. From 1944 to 1945, you must answer the call of duty and defeat the domination-bent Germans.

Director: Keith Arem | Stars: Steve Blum, Jason Statham, Giovanni Ribisi, Gregg Berger

Votes: 5,770

96. Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous (2008)

PG-13 | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

4.3
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When fluffy, bubble gum movie star Megan Valentine suddenly finds herself broke and humiliated in the public eye, she wanders from the wreckage of a car accident and witlessly enlists in the U.S. Army hoping in vain that it will change her life.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Jessica Simpson, Vivica A. Fox, Steve Guttenberg, Aimee Garcia

Votes: 3,818

97. None But the Brave (1965)

Approved | 106 min | Adventure, Drama, War

6.5
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During WW2, a platoon of Marines crash-lands on a tiny Pacific island occupied by a small Japanese unit.

Director: Frank Sinatra | Stars: Frank Sinatra, Clint Walker, Tatsuya Mihashi, Takeshi Katô

Votes: 1,502

98. The Sun (2005)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, History

7.3
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85 Metascore

Third part in Aleksandr Sokurov's quadrilogy of Power, following Moloch (1999) and Taurus (2001), focuses on Japanese Emperor Hirohito and Japan's defeat in World War II when he is finally confronted by General Douglas MacArthur who offers him to accept a diplomatic defeat for survival.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Issei Ogata, Robert Dawson, Kaori Momoi, Shirô Sano

Votes: 2,475 | Gross: $0.08M

99. Scottish Mussel (2015)

96 min | Comedy

5.4
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Ritchie is a Glaswegian chancer with low hopes and no prospects. Disillusioned with city life, he goes undercover at a Highland conservation centre to make his fortune as an illegal pearl ... See full summary »

Director: Talulah Riley | Stars: Martin Compston, Talulah Riley, Morgan Watkins, Joe Thomas

Votes: 428

100. Inchon (1981)

PG | 140 min | Drama, History, War

2.5
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During the Korean War, General Douglas MacArthur masterminds the amphibious invasion of Inchon in September 1950.

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Jacqueline Bisset, Ben Gazzara, Toshirô Mifune

Votes: 604 | Gross: $5.20M



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