Biography, Drama, History: A German businessman finds his humanity when he shelters Jews during World War II. Courage takes many forms.
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.
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.
Comedy, Drama, War: In his controversial masterpiece The Great Dictator, Charlie Chaplin offers both a cutting caricature of Adolf Hitler and a sly tweaking of his own comic persona. Chaplin, in his first pure talkie, brings his sublime physicality to two roles: the cruel yet clownish “Tomainian” dictator and the kindly Jewish barber who is mistaken for him. Featuring Jack Oakie and Paulette Goddard in stellar supporting turns, The Great Dictator, boldly going after the fascist leader before the U.S.’s official entry into World War II, is an audacious amalgam of politics and slapstick that culminates in Chaplin’s famously impassioned speech.
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.
Drama, War: Stanley Kubrick's Paths of Glory is among the most powerful antiwar films ever made. A fiery Kirk Douglas stars as a World War I French colonel who goes head-to-head with the army’s ruthless top brass when his men are accused of cowardice after being unable to carry out an impossible mission. This haunting, exquisitely photographed dissection of the military machine in all its absurdity and capacity for dehumanization (a theme Kubrick would continue to explore throughout his career) is assembled with its legendary director’s customary precision, from its tense trench warfare sequences to its gripping courtroom climax to its ravaging final scene. Paths of Glory was restored by the UCLA Film & Television Archive in cooperation with MGM Studios, with funding provided by The Film Foundation and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Drama, Mystery, War: In the highly-acclaimed suspense thriller Incendies, a mother's dying wish creates a painful puzzle her children are forced to solve. At the reading of their mother's will, twins Jeanne and Simon are given instructions to locate the father they believed was dead and the brother neither knew existed. They travel to the Middle East, to piece together the story of the woman who brought them into the world only to make a shocking discovery.
Drama, War: A hardened unit of soldiers in Vietnam closes in on an unseen enemy with deadly aim. Can this battle be won?
Action, Adventure, Drama: During World War II, a fierce band of Nazi hunters close in on the biggest prize of all. Oh, sweet revenge!
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.
Action, Adventure, Drama: To avenge his father's death, a young man leads an army into battle against a cruel tyrant in this Tamil conclusion to the historic saga.
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.
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.
Action, Adventure, Drama: Villagers in the kingdom of Mahismati rescue a baby who is destined to embark on a heroic quest in this English version of S.S. Rajamouli's epic.
Biography, Drama, History: He's heading up the most highly classified project of World War II while concealing the truth about his own life.
Drama, War: The film follows a group of German schoolboys, talked into enlisting at the beginning of World War I by their jingoistic teacher. The story is told entirely through the experiences of the young German recruits and highlights the tragedy of war through the eyes of individuals.
Action, Adventure, Drama: An aimless rich kid enlists in the army on a lark. But when the going gets tough, he's got to choose whether to man up.
Action, Adventure, Drama: Academy Award® winner* Clint Eastwood directs the untold story of Japanese soldiers defending their homeland against invading American forces during World War II. With little defense beyond sheer will and the terrain of Iwo Jima itself, the tactics of General Tadamichi Kuribayashi (Ken Watanabe of The Last Samurai) and his men transform what might have been swift defeat into nearly 40 days of heroic combat. Their sacrifices, struggles, courage and compassion live on in the taut, gripping film Rolling Stone calls "unique and unforgettable" and which won -- among 4 Academy Award nominations* including Best Picture -- the Oscar for Best Sound Editing (2006). MPAA Rating: R Rated "R" by the MPAA for graphic war violence. © 2006 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Dream Works LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Animated, Biography, Drama: He dreamed of flight, but was forever grounded. So why not build the greatest fighter plane anyone's ever seen?
Action, Adventure, Drama: From Lucasfilm comes the first of the Star Wars stand-alone films — Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. In a time of conflict, a group of unlikely heroes band together on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star, the Empire’s ultimate weapon of destruction. This key event in the Star Wars timeline brings together ordinary people who choose to do extraordinary things, and in doing so, become part of something greater than themselves. Some flashing lights sequences or patterns may affect photosensitive viewers.
Drama, Mystery, Romance: A jealous girl makes a horrible accusation. If one lie ruins everything, can she make amends with another?
Animated, Drama, Family: Though the war rages on, consuming life around them, her relentless will and infallible love fuels their survival.
Action, Adventure, Crime: Set in 1971, when the winds of war were blowing between India and Pakistan, Raazi – an adaptation of Harinder Sikka’s novel “Calling Sehmat” – is a true-life story involving a 20-year-old Kashmiri girl. Sehmat, a Delhi University student, is suddenly called back home to Kashmir by her parents. Her father Hidayat Khan, an influential businessman, has close ties with the Pakistani army. He has fixed Sehmat’s marriage with a Pakistani Brigadier's son. Hidayat Khan is also an asset for the Indian Intelligence and the real reason for Sehmat's marriage is a covert mission: Sehmat is to be sent as a spy into a Pakistani military family and source out all the information that she can get on Pakistan’s strategy in the impending war. Sehmat accepts her fate and is ready to do anything that is required for the country. Sehmat enters the new family and a new country on a mission for her motherland. CBFC U/A (DIL/2/134/2018-MUM)
Action, Adventure, Drama: The Sultan of Egypt and Syria launches a campaign to retake Jerusalem amid the Crusades.