War

Waterloo Bridge (1931) James Whale, Mae Clarke, Douglass Montgomery, Doris Lloyd, Drama, Romance, War

Waterloo Bridge (1931)
In World War I London, Myra is an American out of work chorus girl making ends meet by picking up men on Waterloo Bridge. During a Zeppelin air raid she meets Roy, a naive young American who enlisted in the Canadian army. They fall for each other, and he tricks Myra into visiting his family who live in a country estate outside London, where his step-father is a retired British Major. However Myra is reluctant to continue the relationship with Roy, because she has not told him about her past.
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The Bridge / Die Brücke (1959) Bernhard Wickim, Folker Bohnet, Fritz Wepper, Michael Hinz, Drama, War

The Bridge (1959)
Bernhard Wicki’s astonishing The Bridge was the first major antiwar film to come out of Germany after World War II, as well as the nation’s first postwar film to be widely shown internationally, even securing an Oscar nomination. Set near the end of the conflict, it follows a group of teenage boys in a small town as they contend with everyday matters like school, girls, and parents, before enlisting as soldiers and being forced to defend their home turf in a confused, terrifying battle. This expressively shot, emotionally bruising drama dared to humanize young German soldiers at a historically tender moment, and proved influential for the coming generation of New German Cinema auteurs.
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Jarhead (2005) Sam Mendes, Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, Lucas Black, Action, Drama, War

Jarhead (2005)
Anthony “Swoff” Swofford, a Camus-reading kid from Sacramento, enlists in the Marines in the late 1980s. He malingers during boot camp, but makes it through as a sniper, paired with the usually-reliable Troy. The Gulf War breaks out, and his unit goes to Saudi Arabia for Desert Shield. After 175 days of boredom, adrenaline, heat, worry about his girlfriend finding someone else, losing it and nearly killing a mate, demotion, latrine cleaning, faulty gas masks, and desert football, Desert Storm begins. In less than five days, it’s over, but not before Swoff sees burned bodies, flaming oil derricks, an oil-drenched horse, and maybe a chance at killing. Where does all the testosterone go?
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Aimee and Jaguar (1999) Max Färberböck, Maria Schrader, Juliane Köhler, Johanna Wokalek, Romance, Drama, War

Aimee Jaguar (1999)
In 1943, while the Allies are bombing Berlin and the Gestapo is purging the capital of Jews, a dangerous love affair blossoms between two women. One of them, Lilly Wust, married and the mother of four sons, enjoys the privileges of her stature as an exemplar of Nazi motherhood. For her, this affair will be the most decisive experience of her life. For the other woman, Felice Schragenheim, a Jewess and member of the underground, their love fuels her with the hope that she will survive.
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Trilogie : Wohin und Zurück / Welcome in Vienna (1982-1986) Axel Corti, Gabriel Barylli, Nicolas Brieger, Claudia Messner, Drama, War

Welcome in Vienna
Wien 1945. Der Zweite Weltkrieg ist zu Ende. Freddy Wolff und Georges Adler, österreichischer und deutscher Herkunft, sind in die USA emigriert und nun Soldaten in der amerikanischen Armee. Wien ist zerstört und in vier Besatzungszonen aufgeteilt. Die Stadt wird vom Schwarzmarkt beherrscht. Österreich nimmt sich als unschuldiges Opfer des Nationalsozialismus wahr und verweigert jegliche Aufarbeitung. Die Bevölkerung passt sich mehr schlecht als recht an das neue System an. Freddy lehnt jedoch die allgemeine Heuchelei ab und leidet an seiner Liebe für die junge Schauspielerin Claudia.
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Zamani barayé masti asbha / A Time for Drunken Horses (2000) Bahman Ghobadi, Ayoub Ahmadi, Rojin Younessi, Amaneh Ekhtiar-dini, Drama, War

A Time for Drunken Horses (2000)
An Iranian Kurdish family is trying to survive after the death of its parents. Ayoub, the eldest boy in the family, becomes the head of the household and must do whatever work available to survive. Madi, Ayoub’s handicapped brother, is in need of a medical operation. Ayoub goes to great lengths to collect money for the operation by smuggling truck tires with a group of Kurdish villagers near the Iran-Iraq border…
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Richard III (1955) Laurence Olivier, Cedric Hardwicke, Nicholas Hannen, Biography, Drama, History, War

Richard III (1955)
Richard’s military skills have helped to put his older brother Edward on the throne of England. But jealousy and resentment cause Richard to seek the crown for himself, and he conceives a lengthy and carefully calculated plan using deception, manipulation, and outright murder to achieve his goal. His plotting soon has tumultuous consequences, both for himself and for England.
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What Price Glory (1952) John Ford, James Cagney, Corinne Calvet, Dan Dailey, Comedy, Drama, Musical, War

What Price Glory (1952)
In 1918 France, Captain Flagg commands a disreputable company of Marines; his new top sergeant is his old friendly enemy, Quirt. The two men become rivals for the favors of fair innkeeper’s daughter Charmaine, but the rivalry goes into reverse when Charmaine proves to be angling for a husband. When the company is ordered to the front, this comedy interlude gives way to the grim realities of war.
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Cross of Iron (1977) Sam Peckinpah, James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason, Action, Drama, War

Cross of Iron (1977)
With too much action to be lumped with “antiwar” films, and too little pro-war sentiment to satisfy the bloodthirsty, this highly individualistic treatment of a wartime situation by director Sam Peckinpah was initially given a cold shoulder by critics and is based on a novel by Willi Heinrich. The story concerns Steiner (James Coburn), an ordinary soldier in the German armies, fighting on the Russian front in 1943, who has won an Iron Cross for bravery. However, his main loyalty is to his fellow soldiers and his family – not Hitler, and certainly not the army, with its hierarchy of honors. Into his life appears a new company commander, Captain Stransky (Maximilian Schell), a true believer and army man, who would give almost anything for an Iron Cross. The captain’s obstacle in obtaining this badge of honor is that he is an abject coward. Stransky’s attempt to win Steiner to his side by promoting him to Sergeant is doomed to failure, and the conflict between them escalates from there.
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Angels One Five (1952) George More O’Ferrall, Jack Hawkins, Michael Denison, Andrew Osborn, Drama, War

Angels One Five (George More O'Ferrall, 1952)
The summer of 1940, Pilot Officer T.B. Baird arrives straight out of flight school to join a front line RAF squadron at the height of the Battle of Britain. After an unfortunate start and a drumming down from his commanding officer, Baird (nicknamed ‘Septic’ due to his initials) must balance the struggle to impress his Group Captain, regain his pride, fit in with his fellow squadron mates, and survive one of the most intense air battles in history. This is the story of just one of “The Few” and how they managed to fight off the might of the Luftwaffe, despite overwhelming German air power.
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