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1970s War Drama Movies

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Apocalypse Now(1979)

2h 33min | Drama, War
4.2/5 (with 2,268 votes)

At the height of the Vietnam war, Captain Benjamin Willard is sent on a dangerous mission that, officially, "does not exist, nor will it ever exist." His goal is to locate - and eliminate - a mysterious Green Beret Colonel named Walter Kurtz, who has been leading his personal army on illegal guerrilla missions into enemy territory.

Waterloo(1970)

2h 8min | History, Action, Drama
3.7/5 (with 36 votes)

After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on Elba, ending two decades of war, Europe is shocked to find Napoleon has escaped and has caused the French Army to defect from the King back to him. The best of the British generals, the Duke of Wellington, beat Napolean's best generals in Spain and Portugal, but now must beat Napoleon himself with an Anglo Allied army.

Only Old Men Are Going to Battle(1973)

G
| 1h 32min | War, Drama, Comedy
4.0/5 (with 26 votes)

Bogdan Titarenko is very talented pilot and brave leader of "Singing group". He also must look after some new cadets and fight together with them against German Luftwaffe planes. Close to Bogdan always are his friends, they are all from different parts of the country, but they all became real brothers.

The Ascent(1977)

1h 51min | Drama, War
4.1/5 (with 32 votes)

Two Soviet partisans leave their starving band to get supplies from a nearby farm. The Germans have reached the farm first, so the pair must go on a journey deep into occupied territory, a voyage that will also take them deep into their souls.

Soldier of Orange(1977)

R
| 2h 27min | Drama, History, Thriller, War
3.7/5 (with 38 votes)

This film depicts World War II through the eyes of several Dutch students. It follows them through the beginning of the war, the Nazi occupation and the liberation.

The Dawns Here Are Quiet(1972)

3h 8min | Drama, History, War
3.9/5 (with 20 votes)

Based on the eponymous book by Boris Vasilyev, the film is set in Karelia (North-West of Russia, near Finland) in 1941 during WWII. In a beautiful and quiet wilderness far from the front-line there is an anti-aircraft artillery point, where corporal Vaskov is stationed with a group of many young women in training.

Lacombe, Lucien(1974)

2h 18min | Drama, War
3.6/5 (with 29 votes)

In Louis Malle's lauded drama, Lucien Lacombe is a young man living in rural France during World War II who seeks to join the French Resistance. When he is rejected due to his youth, the resentful Lucien allies himself with the Nazis and joins the Gallic arm of their Gestapo. Lucien grows to enjoy the power that comes with his position, but his life is complicated when he falls for France Horn, a beautiful young Jewish woman.

Yanks(1979)

R
| 2h 18min | Romance / Love, Drama, War
3.0/5 (with 12 votes)

During WWII, the United States set up army bases in Great Britain as part of the war effort. Against their proper sensibilities, many of the Brits don't much like the brash Yanks, especially when it comes to the G.I.s making advances on the lonely British girls. One relationship that develops is between married John, an Army Captain, and the aristocratic Helen, whose naval husband is away at war. Helen loves her husband, but Helen and John are looking for some comfort during the difficult times.

Overlord(1975)

NR
| 1h 23min | War, Drama, History
3.5/5 (with 15 votes)

During the war a young lad is called up and, with an increasing sense of foreboding, undertakes his army training ready for D-day.

Directed by Stuart Cooper

The Boys in Company C(1978)

R
| 2h 5min | War
3.3/5 (with 18 votes)

Disheartened by futile combat, appalled by the corruption of their South Vietnamese ally, and constantly endangered by the incompetence of their own company commander, the young men find a possible way out of the war. They are told that if they purposely lose a soccer game against a South Vietnamese team, they can spend the rest of their tour playing exhibition games behind the lines.

Many Wars Ago(1970)

1h 41min | Drama, War
3.7/5 (with 23 votes)

On the Italian/Austrian front during World War I, a disastrous Italian attack upon the Austrian positions leads to a mutiny among the decimated Italian troops.

Go Tell the Spartans(1978)

1h 54min | War
3.2/5 (with 16 votes)

Go Tell the Spartans is a 1978 American war film based on Daniel Ford's 1967 novel "Incident at Muc Wa." It tells the story about U.S. Army military advisers during the early part of the Vietnam War. Led my Major Asa Barker, these advisers and their South Vietnamese counterparts defend the village of Muc Wa against multiple attacks by Viet-Cong guerrillas.

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The Last Valley(1971)

2h 8min | Action, Drama, War
3.2/5 (with 10 votes)

People in a small German village in the last valley to remain untouched by the devastating Thirty Years' War try to exist in peace with a group of soldiers occupying the valley.

Special Section(1975)

1h 58min | Drama, War, History, Mystery
3.4/5 (with 5 votes)

In occupied France during the WWII, a German officer is murdered. The collaborationist Vichy government decides to pin the murder on six petty criminals. Loyal judges are called in to convict them as quickly as possible.

Officers(1971)

1h 36min | Drama, Romance / Love, War
3.7/5 (with 12 votes)

Two friends are army officers, and the turbulent times throw them from the Civil War in the early 20s to the Soviet conflict in Finland, from China to the Urals.

One-Two, Soldiers Were Going...(1976)

1h 27min | Drama, War
3.8/5 (with 4 votes)

The families of 18 soldiers who heroically died in 1944 are meeting at the place of the squad last battle.

Eight Hundred Heroes(1975)

1h 52min | War
3.3/5 (with 1 vote)

The film is based on the true story of a regiment of nationalist troop fighting Japanese forces several times of their strength. Due to the political reasons, such historical topic is avoided in China, and even after the reform, the cautious approach needs outside help from Hong Kong, but such attempts still deserves a great salute.

Directed by Ting Shan-hsi - With Ko Chun-hsiung

Corbari(1970)

1h 30min
2.3/5 (with 1 vote)

The real story of the partisan Silvio Corbari. He starts his career killing publicly one of his friends that was a fascist. Than, he set up a band of partisans in north Italy, completely independent from the Italian organized resistance (CLN). Ines, leave his husband to join the band and became Silvio's lover. Silvio Corbari succeeded also to set up a free-zone, his personal republic, independent from the Nazi occupied Italy, in a little village called Tregnano. But the opponent Nazi-Fascist army is too much for any kind of resistance, especially if not included in the organized CNL. All his partisan friends are captured and sentenced to death, Ines, close to be captured, suicides. Corbari, even if survives to a first hanging, can't escape to a second one. After WWII he deserved a gold medal to the memory from the Italian Republic.

What Did You Do in the War, Thanassi?(1971)

1h 25min | Drama, Comedy
4.0/5 (with 3 votes)

A wild tale of mistaken identity set during the Nazi occupation of Greece and starring the great Thanasis Vengos. Thanasis is called upon, during the Occupation, to testify at the trial of a tavern owner accused of serving cat meat to his customers. He too is accused of perjury and imprisoned with some resistance fighters. The resistance fighters escape, but Thanasis remains in his cell. He is accused of being Ivan, the notorious ringleader of certain revolutionaries.

Albino(1976)

1h 37min | Adventure, Action
2.7/5 (with 2 votes)

A colonial police officer in Rhodesia hunts down the albino terrorist who raped and murdered his fiancee.

Remember Your Name(1974)

1h 37min | War, Drama
3.0/5 (with 2 votes)

Beginning of WWII. Zinaida, a Russian woman, is taken prisoner by the Germans and sent to Auschwitz concentration camp together with several other women. She is imprisoned with her baby son, Gena, who is learning to walk and takes his first steps in the snow, in the concentration camp. They spend a few years together in the camp until they are separated, first within Auschwitz itself, then, for good, when the Germans are losing the war and decide to evacuate.

The Captain of the Lucky 'Pike'(1972)

1h 41min | War, Action, Adventure, Drama
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

A heroic drama about a submarine sailors of Russian Northern Fleet during the WWII.

Directed by Boris Volchek - With Pyotr Velyaminov, Donatas Banionis, Aleksandr Borisov

Game For Vultures(1980)

R
| 1h 53min | Action
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

The South African businessman David Swansey is delivering illegal German helicopters to Rhodesia. That makes the patriot Gideon Marunga an angry man.

Liberation: The Last Assault(1972)

1h 15min | War, Drama

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Between Wars(1974)

This film traces the career of Dr Edward Trenbow (Corin Redgrave), who becomes a well-respected Sydney psychiatrist. In the 1920s, he takes up residence at Callan Park Asylum. The film touches on issues of psychoanalysis and physical treatments, such as fever treatment.

Directed by Michael Thornhill - With Corin Redgrave

Doctor Mladen(1975)

1h 39min | Drama, War
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

The story begins in 1941 and shows one of the people who which were actually, very brave and proudly fought against the Ustasha, Germans and other butchers, not related to that ideology was tied. The film is about Dr. Mladen Stojanovic legend of Kozara and Krajina, great man, humanist, friend, and finally the commander one of a the proud partisan detachment, which is that area brought for a moment bring much desired freedom.

Destiny(1977)

2h 50min | History, Drama, War
4.0/5 (with 1 vote)

A war comes to the life of the heroes of "Earthy Love" (1975).

Argentino hasta la muerte(1971)

Story that takes place during the so-called War of Paraguay or War of the Triple Alliance.

Dawn Over the Drava(1974)

2h 41min | Drama, War

In 1944 Bulgaria switches sides and joins the war against Germany. The story focuses on the advance of the Bulgarian army through Yugoslavia and Hungary, as well as its internal struggles.

Directed by Zako Heskiya

My Old Man's Place(1971)

1h 33min | War, Drama
3.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Two soldiers return from Vietnam with serious PTSD. They decide to go for a couple of days to a peaceful farm owned by the father of one of the men. A psychotic sergeant who also did tours in Nam, joins them. Personalities clash hard.

Directed by Edwin Sherin
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