WORLD WAR II WAR DRAMA

by samnigam-62138 | created - 04 Jun 2018 | updated - 4 weeks ago | Public

Genre - War

(Collection of Classic Action WWII Wartime War Drama Movies, Anti War Movies, TV Movies & Documentaries.)

This List is a tribute to the men and women who served from the Allied side includes all Allied Nations. United States - US Army, Air-force, Army Air Force esp men of 8th Bomb group, Brave air crews of C-47's, Thunderbolt, P-40 War-hawks, P-51 Mustangs, Tuskegee Airmen, B-17's, B-25's and Liberator's Bomber crews.

A Tribute to War correspondents and journalists like Ernie Pyle, GI Joes's in Europe, Marines in the Pacific, Airborne paratroopers of 82nd and 101st Airborne division, Navy beach Battalions, Ranger Battalions US Army.

1) Men & Women of the US Armed Forces 2) Men and women of Royal Army, RAF, Royal Navy (esp RAF - Lancaster squadrons, Hurricane squadrons, Spitfire squadrons, Mosquito squadrons, Beau-fighter squadrons etc) 3) Canadian Armed forces 4) Australian and New Zealand Armed forces 5) Soviet armed forces 6) Royal Indian Army, Navy and Air-force who fought valiantly against the Axis forces (Nazi Germany, Fascist Italy and Imperial Japan.)

This list is also a tribute to all those unsung heroes and soldiers of Allied Nations who fought valiantly for freedom and liberty against forces of tyranny, fascism and evil - (These Nations include - USA, UK, Canada, France, Russia, Holland, Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Italy, Austria, Yugoslavia, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Philippines, China and India who bore the brunt of World War. My country India lost 87-90,000 brave men KIA and MIA. Combines Casualty statistics - (Army, Air force and Navy.)

Also a tribute to righteous men among Allied and Axis nations (Field Marshal Erwin Rommel The Desert Fox - Was forced to commit suicide by Monster Hitler and opposed him in the end. Oskar Schindler - The Nazi who saves Jews. Klaus Von Schenk Stauffenberg - the brave man who attempted Hitler's assassination. Raoul Wallenberg n The SS General - The Swedish diplomat and German General who saved 1000 jews. Rudolf Werner Best - The Wehrmacht soldier who saved approax 180-190 Jews. Irena Sendler - saved many Jews. Tina Strobos, Ho Feng Shan. - All these people did their best to save lives of innocent Jewsih people from their doom during the Nazi genocide of Jews from 1942-45 - The Holocaust.)

MOVING QUOTES ON WAR -

'IN TIME OF PEACE PREPARE FOR WAR' - PUBLIUS FLAVIUS VEGETIUS RENATUS (ROMAN GENERAL)

'Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind - JFK

'If we dont end war, it will end us' - HG Wells

'All war is a symptom of man's failure as a thinking animal'

JOHN STEINBECK

'War is an organised mass murder and nothing else' HARRY PATCH LAST SURVIVING SOLDIER OF WORLD WAR I

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1. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

R | 169 min | Drama, War

91 Metascore

Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns

Votes: 1,171,777 | Gross: $216.54M

Rescue mission after D-Day battle and landings to the Battle of Normandy. Inspired by 2 real war stories from WWII taken from Sicily Italy and Normandy invasion about 5 brothers as well as 4 Sullivan brothers in the Pacific.

2. Fury (2014)

R | 134 min | Action, Drama, War

64 Metascore

A grizzled tank commander makes tough decisions as he and his crew fight their way across Germany in April, 1945.

Director: David Ayer | Stars: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña

Votes: 403,797 | Gross: $85.82M

Combat mission of a Tank crew at the end of WWII in Germany.

3. Band of Brothers (2001)

TV-MA | 594 min | Action, Drama, History

The story of Easy Company of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division, and their mission in World War II Europe, from Operation Overlord, through V-J Day.

Stars: Scott Grimes, Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston, Shane Taylor

Votes: 347,829

True War story of the men of Easy Company 101st Airborne Division from Normandy France to Germany during WWII.

4. When Trumpets Fade (1998 TV Movie)

R | 95 min | Action, Drama, War

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: 6,370

5. The Longest Day (1962)

G | 178 min | Action, Drama, History

75 Metascore

The events of D-Day, told on a grand scale from both the Allied and German points of view.

Directors: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Gerd Oswald, Bernhard Wicki, Darryl F. Zanuck | Stars: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Richard Burton, Henry Fonda

Votes: 50,528 | Gross: $39.10M

June 6th 1944 D-Day Invasion of France Operation Overlord.

6. Battleground (1949)

Approved | 118 min | Action, Drama, History

True tale about a squad of the 101st Airborne Division coping with being trapped by the Germans in the besieged city of Bastogne, Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge in December of 1944.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Van Johnson, John Hodiak, Ricardo Montalban, George Murphy

Votes: 6,310 | Gross: $10.29M

Dramatized story based on true events of the men of 101st Airborne Div in the Battle of the Bulge Dec 1944

7. Battle of the Bulge (1965)

Not Rated | 167 min | Drama, History, War

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: 14,047 | Gross: $11.12M

Battle of the Bulge Arden counter offensive by the Nazis Dec 1944

8. To Hell and Back (1955)

Approved | 106 min | Action, Biography, Drama

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: 4,673

9. The Young Warriors (1967)

TV-PG | 93 min | Drama, War

In World War II, a tough sergeant is put in charge of a squad of young recruits and assigned to lead them on a mission against the Germans.

Director: John Peyser | Stars: James Drury, Steve Carlson, Jonathan Daly, Robert Pine

Votes: 108

10. D-Day the Sixth of June (1956)

Approved | 106 min | Drama, Romance, War

En route to Normandy, an American and a British officer reminisce in flashback about their romances with the same woman.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Robert Taylor, Richard Todd, Dana Wynter, Edmond O'Brien

Votes: 1,268

Romantic tale before and during the D-Day Invasion of France on June 6th.

11. A Bridge Too Far (1977)

PG | 175 min | Drama, History, War

Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines.

Director: Richard Attenborough | Stars: Sean Connery, Ryan O'Neal, Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier

Votes: 49,233 | Gross: $50.80M

True Story about the failure of bloody operation Market Garden

12. Theirs Is the Glory (1946)

Approved | 82 min | Documentary, War

A re-enactment of the Battle of Arnhem during the Second World War which was later lavishly remade as A Bridge Too Far (1977).

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Stanley Maxted, Thomas Scullion, Allan Wood, Leo Genn

Votes: 239

Valiant story of British paratroops at Arnhem Bridge during the disastrous Op Market Garden

13. Betrayed (1954)

Approved | 108 min | Drama, History, Romance

A Dutch intelligence officer recruits an allied woman to act as liaison with dashing Resistance leader 'The Scarf' for a British attack on Arnhem.

Director: Gottfried Reinhardt | Stars: Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Victor Mature, Louis Calhern

Votes: 1,012 | Gross: $1.97M

14. Hell Is for Heroes (1962)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, War

76 Metascore

Small squad must hold off German attack.

Director: Don Siegel | Stars: Steve McQueen, Bobby Darin, Fess Parker, Harry Guardino

Votes: 6,137

15. Breakthrough (1950)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, War

An American infantry unit, from its pre-invasion training to combat in Europe.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: David Brian, John Agar, Frank Lovejoy, William Campbell

Votes: 324

16. Cross of Iron (1977)

R | 119 min | Drama, War

German commander Captain Hauptmann Stransky (Maximilian Schell) places a squad in extreme danger after Sergeant Rolf Steiner (James Coburn) refuses to lie for him.

Director: Sam Peckinpah | Stars: James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason, David Warner

Votes: 24,241

17. Dunkirk (2017)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Drama, History

94 Metascore

Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France are surrounded by the German Army, and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy

Votes: 508,124 | Gross: $188.37M

18. Dunkirk (2004 TV Movie)

180 min | Documentary, Drama, History

A dramatized documentary about the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in May 1940.

Director: Alex Holmes | Stars: Timothy Dalton, Simon Russell Beale, Clive Brunt, Phil Cornwell

Votes: 608

19. Dunkirk (1958)

Approved | 135 min | Action, Drama, History

A dramatization of the British Expeditionary Force's 1940 retreat to the beaches of France and the extraordinary seaborne evacuation that saved it from utter destruction by Nazi Germany.

Director: Leslie Norman | Stars: John Mills, Richard Attenborough, Bernard Lee, Robert Urquhart

Votes: 2,523

20. Battle of Britain (1969)

G | 132 min | Action, Drama, History

In 1940, the British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle to prevent the Luftwaffe from gaining air superiority over the English Channel as a prelude to a possible Axis invasion of the U.K.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Harry Andrews, Curd Jürgens

Votes: 19,839 | Gross: $4.36M

21. Battle of Britain (2015– )

Documentary

As 40 Spitfires and Hurricanes assemble for a unique flypast marking the 75th anniversary of Battle of Britain Day, two special programmes commemorate the heroes Churchill famously called 'The Few'.

Stars: Mary Ellis, James Holland, Matt Jones, Thomas Neil

Votes: 6

22. Battle of Britain: The Real Story (2010)

59 min | Documentary

A historical re-examination of Britain's Finest Hour and its actual nature.

Director: Aaron Young | Stars: James Holland, Peter Caddick-Adams, Hilda Muller, Steve Prince

Votes: 73

23. The Battle of Britain (1943)

Not Rated | 54 min | Documentary, History, War

The official World War II US government account of Great Britain's stand against the Nazi war machine after the Dunkirk evacuation.

Directors: Frank Capra, Anthony Veiller | Stars: Douglas Bader, Arno Breker, Winston Churchill, Hermann Göring

Votes: 815

24. First Light (2010 TV Movie)

75 min | Biography, Drama, War

In May 1940 eighteen-year old Geoffrey Wellum joins the 92 squadron of the Royal Air Force and is taken to the pub,where pilots who have seen action sign their names on a blackboard. Next ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Whiteman | Stars: Sam Heughan, Gary Lewis, Ben Aldridge, Alex Robertson

Votes: 441

25. Dark Blue World (2001)

R | 112 min | War, Drama, Action

56 Metascore

The friendship of two men becomes tested when they both fall for the same woman.

Director: Jan Sverák | Stars: Ondrej Vetchý, Krystof Hádek, Tara Fitzgerald, Charles Dance

Votes: 5,391 | Gross: $0.26M

26. The Big Red One (1980)

R | 113 min | Drama, War

77 Metascore

A hardened sergeant and the four core members of his infantry unit try to survive World War II as they move from battle to battle throughout Europe.

Director: Samuel Fuller | Stars: Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine, Bobby Di Cicco

Votes: 17,922

27. Story of G.I. Joe (1945)

Approved | 108 min | Biography, Drama, War

During WW2, Pulitzer prize winner and war correspondent Ernie Pyle joins the army and writes articles about his comrades in his daily columns.

Director: William A. Wellman | Stars: Burgess Meredith, Robert Mitchum, Freddie Steele, Wally Cassell

Votes: 2,865

28. Miracle at St. Anna (2008)

R | 160 min | Action, Drama, War

37 Metascore

Set in 1944 Italy, the story of four black American soldiers who get trapped in a Tuscan village during WWII.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso, Omar Benson Miller

Votes: 17,492 | Gross: $7.92M

29. Anzio (1968)

PG-13 | 117 min | Drama, History, War

One of WWII's bloodiest battles as the Allies smash through the German lines which have enclosed the Anzio beachhead. Four months and 30,000 casualties before the Allies finally march to Rome.

Directors: Edward Dmytryk, Duilio Coletti | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Peter Falk, Robert Ryan, Earl Holliman

Votes: 2,851

30. Sahara (I) (1943)

Approved | 97 min | Action, Drama, War

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: 7,608

31. Sahara (1995 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, War

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: 2,629

32. Memphis Belle (1990)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Drama, War

In 1943, the crew of a B-17 based in UK prepares for its 25th and last bombing mission over Germany before returning home to the USA.

Director: Michael Caton-Jones | Stars: Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz, Tate Donovan, D.B. Sweeney

Votes: 25,901 | Gross: $27.44M

33. Twelve O'Clock High (1949)

Not Rated | 132 min | Drama, War

A hard-as-nails general takes over a bomber unit suffering from low morale and whips them into fighting shape.

Director: Henry King | Stars: Gregory Peck, Hugh Marlowe, Gary Merrill, Millard Mitchell

Votes: 11,765

34. 12 O'Clock High (1964–1967)

60 min | Drama, War

This series chronicled the adventures, in the air and on the ground, of the men of the 918th Bombardment Group of the U.S. Eighth Air Force. First commanded by irascible General Frank ... See full summary »

Stars: Frank Overton, Paul Burke, Chris Robinson, Robert Lansing

Votes: 850

35. The Thousand Plane Raid (1969)

G | 93 min | Adventure, War

A U.S. Air Force colonel convinces the Allies during World War II that a daylight bombing raid of Germany will bring a quick end to the war.

Director: Boris Sagal | Stars: Christopher George, Laraine Stephens, J.D. Cannon, Gary Marshal

Votes: 267

36. Target for Tonight (1941)

Approved | 48 min | Documentary, Drama, War

The planning and implementation of an RAF night raid on Germany in World War II, concentrating on a low level mission by a Wellington bomber on an oil storage facility by the Rhine.

Director: Harry Watt

Votes: 252

37. One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942)

Not Rated | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

When Nazi anti-aircraft fire damages a British bomber, its crew bails out and seeks help from the Dutch underground.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Godfrey Tearle, Eric Portman, Hugh Williams, Bernard Miles

Votes: 1,763

38. Dresden (2006 TV Movie)

176 min | Drama, Romance, War

A romance between a British pilot hiding in Germany and a German nurse is shown on the background of massive allied bombing of Dresden towards the end of World War 2.

Director: Roland Suso Richter | Stars: Felicitas Woll, John Light, Benjamin Sadler, Heiner Lauterbach

Votes: 2,366

39. Under Black Skies (2004)

Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Adventure, War

During WWII, a Canadian Pilot crashlands in Nazi occupied France.

Director: Tom Antos | Stars: Lukasz Antos, Tom Antos, Paul Bay, Naomi Brewer

Votes: 19

40. The Dam Busters (1955)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, History, War

The story of how the British attacked German dams in World War II by using an ingenious technique to drop bombs where they would be most effective.

Director: Michael Anderson | Stars: Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave, Ursula Jeans, Basil Sydney

Votes: 9,100

41. Red Tails (2012)

PG-13 | 125 min | Action, Drama, History

46 Metascore

A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard.

Director: Anthony Hemingway | Stars: Cuba Gooding Jr., Gerald McRaney, David Oyelowo, Andre Royo

Votes: 32,527 | Gross: $49.88M

42. The Tuskegee Airmen (1995 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, History, War

The true story of how a group of African American pilots overcame racist opposition to become one of the finest US fighter groups in World War II

Director: Robert Markowitz | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Allen Payne, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Courtney B. Vance

Votes: 5,374