Schindler's List
1993, Movie
8.9

Biography, Drama, History: A German businessman finds his humanity when he shelters Jews during World War II. Courage takes many forms.

Life is Beautiful
1997, Movie
8.6

Comedy, Drama, Romance: A gentle Jewish-Italian waiter, Guido Orefice (Roberto Benigni), meets Dora (Nicoletta Braschi), a pretty schoolteacher, and wins her over with his charm and humor. Eventually they marry and have a son, Giosue (Giorgio Cantarini). Their happiness is abruptly halted, however, when Guido and Giosue are separated from Dora and taken to a concentration camp. Determined to shelter his son from the horrors of his surroundings, Guido convinces Giosue that their time in the camp is merely a game.

Saving Private Ryan
1998, Movie
8.6

Drama, War: Steven Spielberg directed this powerful, realistic re-creation of WWII's D-day invasion and the immediate aftermath. The story opens with a prologue in which a veteran brings his family to the American cemetery at Normandy, and a flashback then joins Capt. John Miller (Tom Hanks) and GIs in a landing craft making the June 6, 1944, approach to Omaha Beach to face devastating German artillery fire. This mass slaughter of American soldiers is depicted in a compelling, unforgettable 24-minute sequence. Miller's men slowly move forward to finally take a concrete pillbox. On the beach littered with bodies is one with the name "Ryan" stenciled on his backpack. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George C. Marshall (Harve Presnell), learning that three Ryan brothers from the same family have all been killed in a single week, requests that the surviving brother, Pvt. James Ryan (Matt Damon), be located and brought back to the United States. Capt. Miller gets the assignment, and he chooses a translator, Cpl. Upham (Jeremy Davis), skilled in language but not in combat, to join his squad of right-hand man Sgt. Horvath (Tom Sizemore), plus privates Mellish (Adam Goldberg), Medic Wade (Giovanni Ribisi), cynical Reiben (Edward Burns) from Brooklyn, Italian-American Caparzo (Vin Diesel), and religious Southerner Jackson (Barry Pepper), an ace sharpshooter who calls on the Lord while taking aim. Having previously experienced action in Italy and North Africa, the close-knit squad sets out through areas still thick with Nazis. After they lose one man in a skirmish at a bombed village, some in the group begin to question the logic of losing more lives to save a single soldier. The film's historical consultant is Stephen E. Ambrose, and the incident is based on a true occurance in Ambrose's 1994 bestseller D-Day: June 6, 1944.

Apocalypse Now
1979, Movie
8.4

Drama, Mystery, War: Apocalypse Now is Francis Ford Coppola's stunning vision of man's heart of darkness revealed through the madness of the Vietnam War. Inspired by Joseph Conrad's 1902 novella Heart of Darkness (about a steamer journey up a river into the Congo and African jungle - and into the darkest reaches of the human psyche), the film tells the story of US Army assassin Cpt. Willard and his mental and physical mission, to 'terminate' the dangerously-lawless warlord Colonel Kurtz - who has gone AWOL, become a self-appointed god, and rules a band of native warriors in the jungle.

Kannathil Muthamittal
2002, Movie
8.4

Drama, War: A tale of a nine year old girl's determination to search for her biological mother when the adopted parents disclose it. The search takes the family to strife-torn Sri Lanka, where she comes face-to-face with reality, and reconciles herself to it.

Paths of Glory
1957, Movie
8.4

Drama, War: This powerful, fact-based absurdity-of-war film stars Kirk Douglas as a commanding officer who defends three scapegoats on trial for a failed offensive that occurred within the French Army in 1916.

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
1964, Movie
8.4

Comedy, Drama, War: Stanley Kubrick’s painfully funny take on Cold War anxiety is one of the fiercest satires of human folly ever to come out of Hollywood. The matchless shape-shifter Peter Sellers plays three wildly different roles: Royal Air Force Captain Lionel Mandrake, timidly trying to stop a nuclear attack on the USSR ordered by an unbalanced general (Sterling Hayden); the ineffectual and perpetually dumbfounded U.S. President Merkin Muffley, who must deliver the very bad news to the Soviet premier; and the titular Strangelove himself, a wheelchair-bound presidential adviser with a Nazi past. Finding improbable hilarity in nearly every unimaginable scenario, Dr. Strangelove, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb is a subversive masterpiece that officially announced Kubrick as an unparalleled stylist and pitch-black ironist.

Apocalypse Now: Final Cut
2019, Movie
8.4

Drama, Mystery, War: A never-before-seen and newly restored cut of Francis Ford Coppola's spectacular cinematic masterpiece in a way which the director believes "looks better than it has ever looked and sounds better than it has ever sounded". Apocalypse Now was nominated for 8 Academy Awards® (including Best Picture) and won 2 Academy Award® for Best Cinematography and Best Sound, 2 BAFTAs for Best Direction and Best Supporting Actor and the Palme d'Or in Cannes. Starring Academy Award® winner Marlon Brando (1972, Best Actor, The Godfather), Academy Award® winner Robert Duvall (1983, Best Actor, Tender Mercies), Golden Globe® winner Martin Sheen (2001, Best Actor – TV Series, "The West Wing"), Academy Award® nominee Dennis Hopper (1986, Best Supporting Actor, Hoosiers), Academy Award® nominee Laurence Fishburne (1993, Best Actor, What's Love Got to Do with It), and Academy Award® nominee Harrison Ford (1985, Best Actor, Witness), the film follows Army Captain Willard (Martin Sheen), a troubled man sent on a dangerous and mesmerizing odyssey into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade American colonel named Kurtz (Marlon Brando), who has succumbed to the horrors of war and barricaded himself in a remote outpost.The best visual and sound technologies have been used to present Coppola's true vision of the film: one that delivers deep, visceral visual and auditory impact. "The audience will be able to see, hear and feel this film how I always hoped it could be—from the first 'bang' to the final whimper" said the film-maker. All three versions of this film are available on this release including Apocalypse Now: The Final Cut, Apocalypse Now: Theatrical Cut, and Apocalypse Now Redux Extended Cut.

1917
2019, Movie
8.3

Action, Drama, History: At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield (Captain Fantastic's George MacKay) and Blake (Game of Thrones' Dean-Charles Chapman) are given a seemingly impossible mission. In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them. 1917 is directed by Sam Mendes, who wrote the screenplay with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Showtime’s Penny Dreadful). The film is produced by Mendes and Pippa Harris (co-executive producer, Revolutionary Road; executive producer, Away We Go) for their Neal Street Productions, Jayne-Ann Tenggren (co-producer, The Rhythm Section; associate producer, Spectre), Callum McDougall (executive producer, Mary Poppins Returns, Skyfall) and Brian Oliver (executive producer, Rocketman; Black Swan).

Full Metal Jacket
1987, Movie
8.3

Drama, War: A hardened unit of soldiers in Vietnam closes in on an unseen enemy with deadly aim. Can this battle be won?

Braveheart
1995, Movie
8.3

Action, Adventure, Biography: Love made him a leader. Freedom gave him purpose. And courage made him a legend. But not without a price.

Inglourious Basterds
2009, Movie
8.3

Action, Adventure, Drama: During World War II, a fierce band of Nazi hunters close in on the biggest prize of all. Oh, sweet revenge!

The Great Escape
1963, Movie
8.2

Action, Adventure, Drama: If they want freedom, they'll have to take it. Nothing stands in their way ... except for all of Nazi Germany.

Shop on Main Street
1965, Movie
8.2

Drama, War: It is the year 1942. The Fascist government of the Slovak Republic adopts the Nuremberg laws, transferring the Jewish enterprises into the hands of well-screened Slovak citizens. Tono Brtko, a decent and industrious cabinet-maker, lives in a small town and keeps himself away from those who are now in power. His greedy wife Evelyna, however, asks her brother-in-law Markus, member of Hlinka's guards, to pull some strings for them. Tono is involuntarily appointed the so-called aryanizer of the little haberdashery of the widow Lautmannová on the main street. Dressed for the occasion, he is sent by his wife to take over the property. The very old and almost deaf Mrs Lautmannová does not perceive the world much any more and does not understand what the puzzled Tono wants from her. Brtko's acquaintance Imro Kuchár, an esteemed member of the local Jewish community, suggests to the old woman, whom he has been caring for since the death of her husband, to take Tono as a shop assistant. Imro knows that there are almost no goods left in the little shop and thus pays Tono a small amount from the community funds. Evelyna is satisfied, considering the money to be sales from the shop. Brtko becomes friends with Lautmannová and renovates her age-old furniture in the flat behind the shop. The Jewish inhabitants of the town soon begin to be summoned to the transport. Only the old widow was forgotten by the authorities. One day, the main street is crowded with people prepared for the forced departure. The desperate Brtko, paralyzed with fear, tries to prevent the old lady from going out to the main street, which is bustling with soldiers, and pushes her harshly behind the door of the cellar. The transport leaves. Brtko discovers the body of the dead Lautmannová, who killed herself falling down the stairs to the cellar, and hangs himself.

Pan's Labyrinth
2006, Movie
8.2

Drama, Fantasy, War: An Academy Award–winning dark fable set five years after the end of the Spanish Civil War, Pan’s Labyrinth encapsulates the rich visual style and genre-defying craft of Guillermo del Toro. Eleven-year-old Ofelia (Ivana Baquero, in a mature and tender performance) comes face to face with the horrors of fascism when she and her pregnant mother are uprooted to the countryside, where her new stepfather (Sergi López), a sadistic captain in General Francisco Franco’s army, hunts down Republican guerrillas refusing to give up the fight. The violent reality in which Ofelia lives merges seamlessly with her fantastical interior world when she meets a faun in a decaying labyrinth and is set on a strange, mythic journey that is at once terrifying and beautiful. In his revisiting of this bloody period in Spanish history, del Toro creates a vivid depiction of the monstrosities of war infiltrating a child’s imagination and threatening the innocence of youth.

Baahubali 2: The Conclusion
2017, Movie
8.2

Action, Adventure, Drama: To avenge his father's death, a young man leads an army into battle against a cruel tyrant in this Malayalam conclusion to the historic saga.

The Great Mughal
1960, Movie
8.2

Drama, Romance, War: Saleem, the son of the emperor of the Mughal Empire, Akbar, falls utterly in love with a beautiful court dancer, Anarkali. He is determined to marry her, even if it means waging a hopeless war against his father Akbar.

Downfall
2004, Movie
8.2

Biography, Drama, History: Berlin, 1945. Allies are marching. Nazis are fleeing. And Hitler is locked in a bunker, refusing to face the music.

Hotel Rwanda
2004, Movie
8.1

Biography, Drama, History: He risked his life to save hundreds of others. It's true. It's horrific. And it happened in our lifetime.

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
1943, Movie
8.1

Drama, Romance, War: From the celebrated Powell And Pressburger comes this artistic masterpiece detailing the experiences of a British officer, Clive Candy, through the trials and tribulations of his army career. During the Boer War, Candy is sent to Berlin to trap a spy. There he befriends a German Officer, Theo, who marries the girl Candy is in love with. During the First World War, Candy marries a girl who resembles her and helps Theo - now a POW - to get repatriated. He comes back in the Second World War as a Brigadier General and once again encounters Theo. He is captured, however, and the two are forced to either aid or betray each other.

Platoon
1986, Movie
8.1

Action, Adventure, Drama: Chris Taylor is a young, naive American who, upon his arrival in Vietnam, quickly discovers that he must do battle not only with the Viet Cong, but also with the gnawing fear, physical exhaustion and intense anger growing within him. While his two commanding officers draw a fine line between the war they wage against the enemy and the one they fight with each other, the conflict, chaos and hatred permeate Taylor, suffocating his realities and numbing his feelings to man's highest value... life.

Gone with the Wind
1939, Movie
8.1

Drama, History, Romance: Producer David O. Selznick’s acclaimed screen adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s best-selling novel tells of the romance between the tempestuous Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh) and the dashing Rhett Butler (Clark Gable), against the tragic backdrop of the Civil War. This legendary classic earned 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actress, (Leigh) Best Director (Victor Fleming), and Best Supporting Actress to Hattie McDaniel, the first Oscar ever awarded to an African American performer.  One of the highest-grossing films of all time (when adjusted for inflation), it is also very much a product of its time, and unfortunately reflects depictions of characters and themes which are offensive and problematic when viewed by contemporary audiences. The film is presented here as originally released in 1939, because to do otherwise would be the equivalent of stating the prejudices and attitudes never existed.

Barry Lyndon
1975, Movie
8.1

Drama, History, Romance: In the Eighteenth Century, in a small village in Ireland, Redmond Barry is a young farm boy in love with his cousin Nora Brady. When Nora gets engaged to the British Captain John Quin, Barry challenges him to a duel of pistols. He wins and escapes to Dublin but is robbed on the road. Without an alternative, Barry joins the British Army to fight in the Seven Years War. He deserts and is forced to join the Prussian Army where he saves the life of his captain and becomes his protégé and spy of the Irish gambler Chevalier de Balibari. He helps Chevalier and becomes his associate until he decides to marry the wealthy Lady Lyndon. They move to England and Barry, in his obsession of nobility, dissipates her fortune and makes a dangerous and revengeful enemy.

A Matter of Life and Death
1946, Movie
8.1

Comedy, Drama, Fantasy: Squadron Leader Peter Carter is alone in a blazing plane. As he prepares himself for death he confides his innermost secrets to a radio operator. After jumping out of the plane he miraculously survives, meets the woman he spoke to and they fall in love. Although he appears to be unhurt, he has in fact suffered severe concussion which is accompanied by a series of strange hallucinations. During a brain operation, he meets characters from another world, and whilst he undergoes this dangerous operation, his spirit is put on trial. The verdict will decide whether he will live or die.