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1940s War Movies

Public list by WPS with 182 movies or TV shows/series

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Rome, Open City(1945)

1h 43min | Drama, History
4.0/5 (with 306 votes)

A realistic portrayal of the underground resistance in Italy in 1945. The film has strong impacting imagery with its mix of fiction and reality that strengthened Italian Neo-realism and the film industry.

Sahara(1943)

1h 37min | Action, Adventure, Drama, War
3.7/5 (with 42 votes)

Sergeant Joe Gunn and his tank crew pick up five British soldiers, a Frenchman and a Sudanese man with an Italian prisoner crossing the Libyan Desert to rejoin their command after the fall of Tobruk. Tambul, the Sudanese leads them to an abandoned desert fortress where they hope to find water. Soon a detachment of German soldiers arrives and attempts to barter food for water, but Gunn and his followers refuse. When the Germans attack, Gunn leads his desert-weary men in a desperate battle, hoping that British reinforcements can arrive in time.

Sergeant York(1941)

NR
| 2h 14min | Drama, History, Romance / Love, War
3.7/5 (with 64 votes)

Alvin York a hillbilly sharpshooter transforms himself from ruffian to religious pacifist. He is then called to serve his country and despite deep religious and moral objections to fighting becomes one of the most celebrated American heroes of WWI.

To Have and Have Not(1945)

3.8/5 (with 185 votes)

A Martinique charter boat skipper gets mixed up with the underground French resistance operatives during WWII.

49th Parallel(1941)

NR
| 2h 3min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller, War
3.5/5 (with 37 votes)

In the early days of World War II, a German U-boat is sunk in Canada's Hudson Bay. Hoping to evade capture, a small band of German soldiers led by commanding officer Lieutenant Hirth attempts to cross the border into the United States, which has not yet entered the war and is officially neutral. Along the way, the German soldiers encounter brave men such as a French-Canadian fur trapper, Johnnie, a leader of a Hutterite farming community, Peter, an author, Philip and a soldier, Andy Brock.

They Were Expendable(1945)

2h 15min | Drama, War
3.3/5 (with 40 votes)

Shortly after Pearl Harbor, a squadron of PT-boat crews in the Philippines must battle the Navy brass between skirmishes with the Japanese. The title says it all about the Navy's attitude towards the PT-boats and their crews.

Twelve O'Clock High(1949)

2h 12min | War, Action, Drama
3.6/5 (with 44 votes)

In the early days of daylight bombing raids over Germany, General Frank Savage must take command of a 'hard luck' bomber group. Much of the story deals with his struggle to whip his group into a disciplined fighting unit in spite of heavy losses, and withering attacks by German fighters over their targets.

Battleground(1949)

1h 58min | Action, Adventure, Drama, War
3.4/5 (with 33 votes)

The film concentrates on the camaraderie and the divisions between the troops as they ready for the big offensive. Told in a taut narrative, the men of the 101st, led by Van Johnson, wait out the winter in the Ardennes forest to confront the German army in what would be the last major offensive of World War II. The men are demoralized and trapped, with no hope of support from the Allies.

Paisan(1946)

2h 5min | History, Drama, War
3.9/5 (with 113 votes)

Six vignettes follow the Allied invasion from July 1943 to winter 1944, from Sicily north to Venice.

Flying Tigers(1942)

1h 42min | War, Action, Drama, History
3.1/5 (with 14 votes)

Jim Gordon commands a unit of the famed Flying Tigers, the American Volunteer Group which fought the Japanese in China before America's entry into World War II. Gordon must send his outnumbered band of fighter pilots out against overwhelming odds while juggling the disparate personalities and problems of his fellow flyers.

Directed by David Miller - With John Wayne, John Carroll, Anna Lee, John Carroll, Paul Kelly, Mae Clarke, ...

Destination Tokyo(1943)

NR
| 2h 15min | War
3.5/5 (with 21 votes)

During World War II, Captain Cassidy and his crew of submariners are ordered into Tokyo Bay on a secret mission. They are to gather information in advance of the planned bombing of Tokyo. Along the way, the crew learn about each other as they face the enemy and some of them lose their lives.

Objective, Burma!(1945)

2h 22min | Action, Drama, War, Adventure
3.5/5 (with 26 votes)

A group of men parachute into Japanese-occupied Burma with a dangerous and important mission: to locate and blow up a radar station. They accomplish this well enough, but when they try to rendezvous at an old air-strip to be taken back to their base, they find Japanese waiting for them, and they must make a long, difficult walk back through enemy-occupied jungle.

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Air Force(1943)

NR
| 2h 4min | Action, Drama, History, War
3.2/5 (with 16 votes)

The crew of an Air Force bomber arrives in Pearl Harbor in the aftermath of the Japanese attack and is sent on to Manila to help with the defense of the Philippines.

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo(1944)

NR
| 2h 18min | Drama, History, War
3.3/5 (with 17 votes)

In the wake of Pearl Harbor, a young lieutenant leaves his expectant wife to volunteer for a secret bombing mission which will take the war to the Japanese homeland.

So Proudly We Hail(1943)

NR
| 2h 6min | Drama, Romance / Love, War
2.7/5 (with 8 votes)

A group of U.S. Army nurses leaves San Francisco for their tour of duty in Hawaii in December 1941. The attack on Pearl Harbor changes their destination and their lives. Sent to Bataan, Philippines, the nurses are led by Lt. Janet Davidson. She is faced with untested nurses who expected an easy time in Honolulu, but who quickly become battle-weary veterans dealing with daily bombardments by the Japanese, overwhelmed by the numbers of wounded, and dwindling supplies. Some of "Davey's" unit also have to deal with romantic entanglements with men they met onboard ship. When Bataan falls, the American forces flee to the offshore island of Corregidor, where they find the Japanese assault just as intense.

The Battle of the Rails(1946)

NR
| 1h 25min | History, Drama, Action, War
3.5/5 (with 14 votes)

A 1946 war movie which tells the courageous efforts by French railway workers to sabotage Nazi reinforcement-troop trains.

Bon Voyage(1944)

26min | War
2.8/5 (with 21 votes)

A young, Scottish RAF gunner is debriefed by French officials about his escape from Nazi-occupied territory. They are particularly interested in one person who may or may not have been a German agent.

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock - With John Blythe

Bataan(1943)

1h 54min | Action, Drama, War
3.3/5 (with 12 votes)

During Japan's invasion of the Philippines in 1942, Capt. Henry Lassiter, Sgt. Bill Dane and a diverse group of American soldiers are ordered to destroy and hold a strategic bridge in order to delay the Japanese forces and allow Gen. MacArthur time to secure Bataan. When the Japanese soldiers begin to rebuild the bridge and advance, the group struggles with not only hunger, sickness and gunfire, but also the knowledge that there is likely no relief on the way.

Went the Day Well?(1942)

1h 28min | Thriller, War
3.7/5 (with 23 votes)

The quiet village of Bramley End is taken over by German troops posing as Royal Engineers. Their task is to disrupt England's radar network in preparation for a full scale German invasion. Once the villagers discover the true identity of the troops, they do whatever they can to thwart the Nazis plans.

The Fighting 69th(1940)

PG
| 1h 30min | Action, Drama, War
2.7/5 (with 10 votes)

Although loudmouthed braggart Jerry Plunkett alienates his comrades and officers, Father Duffy, the regimental chaplain, has faith that he'll prove himself in the end.

Crash Dive(1943)

3.0/5 (with 8 votes)

A US Navy submarine, the USS Corsair, is operating in the North Atlantic, hunting German merchant raiders that are preying on Allied shipping. Its new executive officer, Lt. Ward Stewart (Power), has been transferred back into submarines after commanding his own PT boat. At the submarine base in New London, Connecticut, he asks his new captain, Lt. Cmdr. Dewey Connors (Andrews), for a weekend leave to settle his affairs before taking up his new assignment. On a train bound for Washington D.C., Stewart accidentally encounters New London school teacher Jean Hewlett (Baxter) and her students. Despite her initial resistance to his efforts, he charms her and they fall in love.

Wake Island(1942)

1h 27min | Action, Drama, War
2.8/5 (with 9 votes)

In November 1941, Major Caton takes command of the small Marine garrison on Wake Island. His tendency toward spit and polish upsets the men's tropical lassitude, but Pearl Harbor changes everything. Soon the island is attacked and the Marines pull together day by day; but how long can they hold out?

We Dive at Dawn(1943)

1h 38min | War
3.1/5 (with 9 votes)

A gripping tale of WWII naval warfare in the Baltics, starring John Mills as Lt. Freddie Taylor, a British submarine Captain. The crew of the Sea Tiger are summoned from leave on shore with their families, and sent on a secret mission to intercept the Nazi battleship Brandenburg. In the ensuing battle the British submarine is damaged by a German destroyer. The submarine is leaking fuel so badly that the crew won't be able to make it back to Britain before running out somewhere along the Danish coast. When it seems that their only option may be to blow up the submarine and try to escape to Denmark, seaman James Hobson (Eric Portman) hatches a plan...Working from a well constructed script, Anthony Asquith adds a strong sense of dramatic tension to the interactions between the men in the dangerous, claustraphobic atmosphere of the cramped submarine. Mills and Portman also give good, realistic portrayals of men at war in this tense story.

Ernie Pyle's Story of G.I. Joe(1945)

1h 48min | Drama, War
3.2/5 (with 10 votes)

War correspondent Ernie Pyle joins Company C, 18th Infantry as this American army unit fights its way across North Africa in World War II. He comes to know the soldiers and finds much human interest material for his readers back in the States.

Immortal Sergeant(1943)

1h 31min | War, Drama
3.1/5 (with 2 votes)

During WWII, a corporal in the desert reminisces about the love he left behind and faces uncertainty about his strength as a leader.

The Foreman Went to France(1942)

1h 27min | War, Drama
3.0/5 (with 4 votes)

Based on the true story of Melbourne Johns, an aircraft factory foreman sent to France to prevent the Nazis getting hold of some vital equipment.

Against the Wind(1948)

1h 36min | War, Drama
2.9/5 (with 3 votes)

A disparate group of volunteers are trained as saboteurs and parachuted into Belgium to blow up an office containing important Nazi records and to rescue a prominent S.O.E. agent, who is being interrogated by the Germans for vital information.

Forty Thousand Horsemen(1940)

1h 40min | Drama, War
2.3/5 (with 3 votes)

Charles Chauvel's 1940 cinematic tribute to the mounted troops of the Australian Light Horse regiments is a rousing call to arms, giving life to the heroic tales of mateship during the Great War.

Lady from Chungking(1942)

1h 8min | Drama, War
2.5/5 (with 2 votes)

In World War II, Chinese guerrillas fight against the occupying Japanese forces. A young woman is the secret leader of the villagers, who plot to rescue two downed Flying Tigers pilots who are currently in the custody of the Japanese. The rescue mission takes on even more importance with the arrival of a Japanese general, which signals a major offensive taking place in the area.

One of Our Aircraft Is Missing(1942)

1h 42min | War, Drama
3.3/5 (with 13 votes)

During the Allied Bombing offensive of World War II the public was often informed that "A raid took place last night over ..., One (or often more) of Our Aircraft Is Missing". Behind these sombre words hid tales of death, destruction and derring-do. This is the story of one such bomber crew who were shot down and the brave Dutch patriots who helped them home.

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