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Casablanca

by:Curtiz, Michael, 1888-1962

In World War II Morocco, seething with European refugees desperate for passage to neutral Lisbon, only a world-weary and bitter nightclub owner can help his former lover and her Resistance-hero husband escape from the Nazis.

Editions:235  Date:1924 - 2016  Rating:MPAA rating: PG.  Genre(s):Feature films, Drama, War films, War films, History

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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:237  Date:1998 - 2019  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:292  Date:1966 - 2017  Rating:MPAA rating: R.  Genre(s):Drama, War films, War films, Feature films, War films

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Glory

by:Zwick, Edward

Two idealistic young Bostonians lead the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, America's first Black regiment in the Civil War.

Editions:141  Date:1989 - 2013  Rating:Rated R.  Genre(s):History, Drama, Feature films, War films, War 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:172  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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Gone with the wind

by:Fleming, Victor, 1889-1949

Presents the story of Scarlett O'Hara, a Southern belle who enjoys her socialite lifestyle and the attention of many eligible single rich men. This idyllic lifestyle is shattered by the onset of the U.S. Civil War that eventually reduces her home to near ruins. Robbed of the luxuries she loved, she vows to grow strong so she will never be poor again. She begins to ruthlessly climb to the top of the new social order. Scarlett also has a complex, love-hate relationship with Rhett Butler, a man of questionable morals.

Editions:89  Date:1927 - 2016  Rating:MPAA rating: G.  Genre(s):Feature films, History, Drama, Film adaptations, War films

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The deer hunter

by:Cimino, Michael

Tracks a group of steelworker pals from a Pennsylvania blast furnace to the cool hunting grounds of the Alleghenies to the lethal cauldron of Vietnam. Shows what happens to friendship and courage under stress.

Editions:221  Date:1976 - 2019  Rating:MPAA rating: R.  Genre(s):War films, Drama, Feature films, War films, War films

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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:231  Date:1942 - 2018  Rating:MPAA: Not rated.  Genre(s):Feature films, Drama, War films, War films, Action and adventure 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:238  Date:1976 - 2018  Rating:MPAA rating: R.  Genre(s):War films, War films, Feature films, Drama, Film adaptations

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All quiet on the western front

by:Milestone, Lewis, 1895-1980

"This story is neither an accusation nor a confession, and least of all an adventure, for death is not an adventure to those who stand face to face with it. It will try simply to tell of a generation of men who, even though they may have escaped its shells, were destroyed by the war. . ." Title screens. 1914. War has broken out in Europe. A group of German college students are convinced to enlist after their teacher, Professor Kantorek, gives an impassioned speech about the honor of dying for their Fatherland. Paul Ba╠łumer--sent to the Western Front where the fighting is most severe--is soon stripped of illusions about war being glorious. There is nothing but fear, pain, and the randomness of death. Paul is the sole survivor of his group and when he returns home, he denounces the war and his professor. Returned to the action, Paul tries to cope with the incessant fear that eats away at a soldier's insides, turning them hollow and empty.

Editions:184  Date:1929 - 2018  Rating:MPAA Rating: Not rated.  Genre(s):Drama, Feature films, War films, War films, Film adaptations

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