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1970s War Drama Movies

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Apocalypse Now(1979)

2h 27min | Drama, War
4.1/5 (with 3,606 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.

The Deer Hunter(1978)

R
| 3h 4min | Drama, War
4.0/5 (with 1,727 votes)

A group of working-class friends decide to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined. Before they left, Steven married his pregnant girlfriend -- and Michael and Nick were in love with the same woman. But all three are different men upon their return.

All Quiet on the Western Front(1979)

NR
| 2h 30min | War, Drama, TV Movie
3.3/5 (with 75 votes)

At the start of World War I, Paul Baumer is a young German patriot, eager to fight. Indoctrinated with propaganda at school, he and his friends eagerly sign up for the army soon after graduation. But when the horrors of war soon become too much to bear, and as his friends die or become gravely wounded, Paul questions the sanity of fighting over a few hundreds yards of war-torn countryside.

Cross of Iron(1977)

R
| 2h 12min | Drama, Action, History, War
3.5/5 (with 156 votes)

It is 1943, and the German army—ravaged and demoralised—is hastily retreating from the Russian front. In the midst of the madness, conflict brews between the aristocratic yet ultimately pusillanimous Captain Stransky and the courageous Corporal Steiner. Stransky is the only man who believes that the Third Reich is still vastly superior to the Russian army. However, within his pompous persona lies a quivering coward who longs for the Iron Cross so that he can return to Berlin a hero. Steiner, on the other hand is cynical, defiantly non-conformist and more concerned with the safety of his own men rather than the horde of military decorations offered to him by his superiors.

Salon Kitty(1976)

2h 10min | Drama, War
2.8/5 (with 50 votes)

Kitty runs a brothel in Nazi Germany where the soldiers come to "relax". Recording devices have been installed in each room by a power hungry army official who plans to use the information to blackmail Hitler and gain power himself. A girl named Margherita discovers the little ploy and with Kitty's help plans to take on the dangerous task of exposing the conspiracy.

Barry Lyndon(1975)

PG
| 3h 5min | Drama, Romance / Love, War
4.0/5 (with 1,241 votes)

An Irish rogue uses his cunning and wit to work his way up the social classes of 18th century England, transforming himself from the humble Redmond Barry into the noble Barry Lyndon.

The Tin Drum(1979)

R
| 2h 42min | Drama, History, War
3.5/5 (with 189 votes)

Repulsed by the hypocrisy of adults and the irresponsibility of society, a boy refuses to grow older after his third birthday.

The Message(1976)

PG
| 2h 58min | Adventure, Drama, Action, History
3.7/5 (with 143 votes)

Handsomely-mounted historical epic concerns the birth of the Islamic faith and the story of the prophet Mohammed.

Coming Home(1978)

R
| 2h 7min | Drama, Romance / Love, War
3.5/5 (with 80 votes)

The wife of a Marine serving in Vietnam, Sally Hyde decides to volunteer at a local veterans hospital to occupy her time. There she meets Luke Martin, a frustrated wheelchair-bound vet who has become disillusioned with the war. Sally and Luke develop a friendship that soon turns into a romance.

The Wild Geese(1978)

R
| 2h 14min | Action
3.5/5 (with 113 votes)

A British multinational company seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but imprisoned opposition leader who is also critically ill and due for execution. Just when the team has performed a perfect rescue, the multinational does a deal with the vicious dictator leaving the mercenary band to escape under their own steam and exact revenge.

The Desert of the Tartars(1976)

2h 20min | History, Drama
3.3/5 (with 35 votes)

Lieutenant Giovanni Drogo is assigned to the old Bastiani border fortress where he expects an imminent attack by nomadic fearsome Tartars.

The Ascent(1977)

1h 51min | Drama, War
3.9/5 (with 76 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.

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The Old Gun(1975)

1h 43min | Drama, History
3.8/5 (with 91 votes)

In Montauban in 1944, Julien Dandieu in a surgeon in the local hospital. Frightened by the German army entering Montauban, he asks his friend Francois to drive his wife and his daughter in the back country village where Julien has an old castle. One week later, Julien decided to meet then for the week end, but the Germans are already occupying the village.

Soldier of Orange(1977)

R
| 2h 28min | Drama, Thriller, War
3.5/5 (with 63 votes)

The lives of Erik Lanshof and five of his closest friends take different paths when the German army invades the Netherlands in 1940: fight and resistance, fear and resignation, collaboration and high treason.

Waterloo(1970)

2h 8min | History, Drama, War
3.6/5 (with 83 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.

The Garden of the Finzi-Continis(1970)

R
| 1h 35min | Drama, War
3.5/5 (with 106 votes)

In late 1930s Ferrara, Italy, the Finzi-Continis are a leading family: wealthy, aristocratic, and urbane; they are also Jewish. Their adult children, Micol and Alberto, gather a diverse circle of friends for tennis and parties at their villa with its lovely grounds, and try to keep the rest of the world at bay. But tensions between them all grow as anti-Semitism rises in Fascist Italy, and even the Finzi-Continis will have to confront the Holocaust.

Go Tell the Spartans(1978)

1h 54min | War
3.2/5 (with 25 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.

The Dawns Here Are Quiet(1972)

PG-13
| 3h 8min | Drama, History, War
3.5/5 (with 58 votes)

In a remote village in Karelia, Sergeant Vaskov commands an anti-aircraft unit that protects a rail depot. While his men are transferred to the front line, he is reprimanded for their unruly behavior. He retorts that he wants replacements that aren't drunks or womanizers. In response, he is assigned a unit made up entirely of young women, fresh from training.

Many Wars Ago(1970)

1h 41min | Drama, War
3.7/5 (with 56 votes)

Time after time, soldiers of the Italian Army are forced to leave their mountain trenches in attempts to storm an enemy fortress, always with the same disastrous results. As casualties mount, indignation spreads among the rank and file. Disturbed by his superiors' decisions, Lieutenant Sassu is led to question the purpose of war and reconsider where his real duties lie.

They Fought for Their Motherland(1975)

2h 17min | War, History
3.7/5 (with 20 votes)

In July 1942, in the Second World War, the rearguard of the Russian army protects the bridgehead of the Don River against the German army while the retreating Russian troops cross the bridge. While they move back to the Russian territory through the countryside, the soldiers show their companionship, sentiments, fears and heroism to defend their motherland.

The Fifth Seal(1976)

1h 46min | Drama, War
4.1/5 (with 25 votes)

In Budapest in 1944; a watchmaker, a bookseller, and a carpenter are drinking in a bar with the owner when they are joined by a stranger. The watchmaker asks a hypothetical question that will change their lives.

Trial on the Road(1986)

1h 36min | War, Drama
3.7/5 (with 19 votes)

This distinctly Russian war story takes place in 1942 behind enemy lines. A regiment of partisans captures former Red Army lieutenant Lazarev who is dressed in a German uniform. He’s a Nazi defector and collaborator but now desires to switch back and fight with Russian partisans.

Overlord(1975)

NR
| 1h 23min | Drama, History, War
3.5/5 (with 31 votes)

During World War II, a young man is called up and, with an increasing sense of foreboding, undertakes his army training ready for D-day, June 6th, 1944.

Directed by Stuart Cooper

The Passage(1979)

R
| 1h 39min | Action, Drama, War
3.1/5 (with 18 votes)

During WW 2, a Basque shepherd is approached by the underground, who wants him to lead a scientist and his family across the Pyrenees. While being pursued by a sadistic German.

Siberiade(1979)

3.8/5 (with 15 votes)

The story about a very small god-forgotten village in Siberia reflects the history of Russia from the beginning of the century till early 80s. Three generations try to find the land of happiness and to give it to the people. One builds the road through taiga to the star over horizon, the second 'build communism' and the third searches for oil. The oil is found but the destruction of the old cemetry and everything the people of the village cared for followed to get the 'black treasure' of Siberia.

Officers(1971)

1h 36min | Drama, Romance / Love, War
3.8/5 (with 20 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.

Yanks(1979)

R
| 2h 18min | Romance / Love, Drama, War
2.9/5 (with 22 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.

At Home Among Strangers, a Stranger Among His Own(1974)

1h 37min | Action, Drama, Western
3.5/5 (with 17 votes)

Following the Russian Civil War, a loyal Red, Shilov, must prove he is at home among strangers as he attempts to recapture a shipment of gold that he was supposed to deliver to Moscow. Needed as a means of buying food for the people, the gold Shilov was entrusted with is stolen, initially by a group of assassins and then by a group of bandits. In tracking the gold’s whereabouts, Shilov’s motives are questioned and he is suspected of treason, in part because his brother was a devoted White. In an effort to clear his name, Shilov locates the gold, but he also discovers rampant greed and corruption.

Coup de Grâce(1976)

NR
| 1h 35min | War, Drama, Romance / Love
3.1/5 (with 10 votes)

A countess loves her brother's Prussian-officer friend in the 1919 Baltic area.

Massacre in Rome(1973)

1h 39min | Drama, History, War
3.1/5 (with 11 votes)

In the Nazi occupied city of Rome, an assault on an SS brigade draws retaliation from the military governship. "Massacre in Rome" is the true story of how this partisan attack led to the mass execution of Italian nationals under the orders of SS-Lieutenant Colonel Kappler.

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