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Saving Private Ryan

by:Spielberg, Steven, 1946-

Captain John Miller must take his men behind enemy lines to find Private Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Faced with impossible odds, the men question their orders. Why are eight men risking thir lives to save just one? Surrounded by the brutal realities of war each man searches for his own answer and the strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honor, decency and courage.

Editions:267  Date:1998 - 2021  Rating:MPAA rating: R.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, War films, War films, War films

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Platoon

by:Stone, Oliver

Platoon is the story of every soldier whose innocence was lost in the war-torn jungles of Vietnam. Chris Taylor arrives in Vietnam and quickly discovers that his worst enemies are not just the Viet Cong, but gnawing fear, physical exhaustion and the anger growing within himself.

Editions:320  Date:1966 - 2020  Rating:MPAA rating: R.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, War films, War films, War films

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"Casablanca"

by:Curtiz, Michael, 1886-1962

"Casablanca: easy to enter, but much harder to leave, especially if your name is on the Nazi's most-wanted list. Atop that list is Czech Resistance leader Victor Laszlo ... whose only hope is Rick Blaine ... a cynical American who sticks his neck out for no one ... especially Victor's wife Ilsa...the ex-lover who broke his heart. So when Ilsa offers herself in exchange for Laszlo's safe transport out of the country, the bitter Rick must decide what's more important--his own happiness or the countless lives that hang in the balance."-- Container.

Editions:155  Date:1930 - 2016  Rating:MPAA rating: PG.  Genre(s):Feature films, Drama, War films, War films, Feature films

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The Bridge on the River Kwai

by:Lean, David, 1908-1991

British soldiers captured by the Japanese during World War II are forced to construct a strategic railroad bridge which a commando team is instructed by the British High Command to destroy.

Editions:209  Date:1957 - 2017  Rating:MPAA rating: PG; Canadian Home Video Rating: PG  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, War films, War films, History

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The deer hunter

by:Cimino, Michael

Five friends, Michael, Nick, Steven, Stan, and Axel, who are from a small town in middle America, work in the stifling heat and infernal din of a steel mill. They blow off steam after work at a neighborhood tavern. They go deer hunting every fall. One day late in 1968, Michael, Steven, and Nick leave for a tour of duty in Vietnam. Before they go, Steven marries the pregnant Angela; their wedding reception serves as the friend's farewell party. 30 years after it appeared, this film can still generate intense responses and controversy. Perhaps the best description of the subject was offered by film critic Roger Ebert, who said, "'The Deer Hunter' is said to be about many subjects: About male bonding, about mindless patriotism, about the dehumanizing effects of war, about Nixon's "silent majority." It is about any of those things that you choose, if you choose, but more than anything else, it is a heartbreakingly effective fictional machine that evokes the agony of the Vietnam time."

Editions:249  Date:1976 - 2020  Rating:MPAA rating: R.  Genre(s):War films, Drama, Feature films, War films, War films

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Full metal jacket

by:Kubrick, Stanley

Vietnam war drama which begins with a depiction of the brutality of Marine Corps training and then shifts to Vietnam, focusing mainly on a group of Marines responding to the Tet Offensive of 1968.

Editions:272  Date:1976 - 2020  Rating:MPAA rating: R.  Genre(s):War films, War films, Feature films, Drama, Film adaptations

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The African Queen

by:Huston, John, 1906-1987

At the start of World War I, German imperial troops burn down a mission in Africa. The mission's reverend was so overtaken with disappointment that he passes away. Shortly after his well-educated, snooty sister Rose buries her brother, she must leave on the only available transport, the 'African Queen' steamboat. The boat is manned by the ill-mannered bachelor, Charlie. Together they embark on a long difficult journey, without any comfort. Rose grows determined to assist in the British war effort and presses Charlie until he finally agrees and together they steam up the Ulana encountering an enemy fort, raging rapids, bloodthirsty parasites and endlessly branching streams which always seem to lead them to what appear to be impenetrable swamps. Despite their opposing personalities, the two grow closer to each other and ultimately carry out their plan to destroy a German warship.

Editions:245  Date:1930 - 2018  Rating:MPAA: Not rated.  Genre(s):Feature films, Drama, War films, War films, Action and adventure films

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All quiet on the western front

by:Milestone, Lewis, 1895-1980

A group of young World War I German recruits pass from idealism to disillusionment with war.

Editions:204  Date:1929 - 2021  Rating:MPAA Rating: Not rated.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, War films, War films, Film adaptations

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Glory

by:Zwick, Edward

A story of the first black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War. Robert Gould Shaw and Cabot Forbes are two idealistic young Bostonians that lead the regiment; Sgt. Maj. John Rawlins is the inspiration who unites the troops; Pvt. Trip is a runaway slave who joins the regiment.

Editions:147  Date:1989 - 2016  Rating:MPAA rating: R.  Genre(s):History, Drama, Feature films, War films, War films

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Patton

by:Schaffner, Franklin J.

Story of General Patton in World War II whose military brilliance was balanced by his inability to deal with the social and political aspects of war, causing him difficulties in his dealings with the War Department.

Editions:138  Date:1970 - 2015  Rating:MPAA rating: PG.  Genre(s):Drama, War films, Feature films, War films, Biographical films

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