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1960s War Movies

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Battle of the Bulge(1965)

NR
| 2h 47min | Drama, History, War
3.4/5 (with 64 votes)

In the winter of 1944, the Allied Armies stand ready to invade Germany at the coming of a New Year. To prevent it, Hitler orders an all-out offensive to re-take French territory and capture the major port city of Antwerp.

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb(1964)

PG
| 1h 35min | Drama, Comedy, War
4.1/5 (with 1,847 votes)

After the insane General Jack D. Ripper initiates a nuclear strike on the Soviet Union, a war room full of politicians, generals and a Russian diplomat all frantically try to stop the nuclear strike.

Where Eagles Dare(1968)

PG
| 2h 35min | Action, Adventure, War
3.8/5 (with 260 votes)

World War II is raging, and an American general has been captured and is being held hostage in the Schloss Adler, a Bavarian castle that's nearly impossible to breach. It's up to a group of skilled Allied soldiers to liberate the general before it's too late.

Battle of Britain(1969)

G
| 2h 12min | History, War
3.5/5 (with 83 votes)

In 1940, the Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle against the might of the Luftwaffe for control of the skies over Britain, thus preventing the Nazi invasion of Britain.

The Longest Day(1962)

G
| 2h 58min | Drama, History, War
3.8/5 (with 284 votes)

The retelling of June 6, 1944, from the perspectives of the Germans, US, British, Canadians, and the Free French. Marshall Erwin Rommel, touring the defenses being established as part of the Reich's Atlantic Wall, notes to his officers that when the Allied invasion comes they must be stopped on the beach. "For the Allies as well as the Germans, it will be the longest day".

The Dirty Dozen(1967)

2h 30min | Action, Adventure, War
3.9/5 (with 343 votes)

12 American military prisoners in World War II are ordered to infiltrate a well-guarded enemy château and kill the Nazi officers vacationing there. The soldiers, most of whom are facing death sentences for a variety of violent crimes, agree to the mission and the possible commuting of their sentences.

The Bridge at Remagen(1969)

R
| 1h 57min | History, War, Action
3.4/5 (with 43 votes)

In March of 1945, as the War in Europe is coming to a close, fighting erupts between German and American troops at the last remaining bridgehead across the Rhine.

The Heroes of Telemark(1965)

2h 11min | War, Action
3.4/5 (with 43 votes)

Set in German-occupied Norway, resistance fighter Knut Straud enlists the reluctant physicist Rolf Pedersen in an effort to destroy the German heavy water production plant in rural Telemark.

Zulu(1964)

NR
| 2h 18min | Action, Drama, History, War
3.7/5 (with 138 votes)

In 1879, during the Anglo-Zulu War, man-of-the-people Lt. Chard and snooty Lt. Bromhead are in charge of defending the isolated and vastly outnumbered Natal outpost of Rorke's Drift from tribal hordes.

Shenandoah(1965)

NR
| 1h 45min | Western
3.5/5 (with 39 votes)

Charlie Anderson, a farmer in Shenandoah, Virginia, finds himself and his family in the middle of the Civil War he wants nothing to do with. When his youngest boy is taken prisoner by the North the Civil War is forced upon him.

Triple Cross(1966)

2h 20min | Adventure, War, Action
3.1/5 (with 18 votes)

A safecracker turns double agent during WWII.

The Blue Max(1966)

2h 36min | War, Action, Adventure, Drama
3.5/5 (with 31 votes)

A young pilot in the German air force of 1918, disliked as lower-class and unchivalrous, tries ambitiously to earn the medal offered for 20 kills.

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The Green Berets(1968)

G
| 2h 22min | War, Drama
2.9/5 (with 46 votes)

Col. Mike Kirby picks two teams of crack Green Berets for two missions in South Vietnam. The first is to strengthen a camp that is trying to be taken by the enemy. The second is to kidnap a North Vietnamese General.

Hell Is for Heroes(1962)

NR
| 1h 30min | Action, War
3.4/5 (with 31 votes)

World War II drama where the action centers around a single maneuver by a squad of GIs in retaliation against the force of the German Siegfried line. Reese joins a group of weary GIs unexpectedly ordered back into the line when on their way to a rest area. While most of the men withdraw from their positions facing a German pillbox at the far side of a mine-field, half a dozen men are left to protect a wide front. By various ruses, they manage to convince the Germans that a large force is still holding the position. Then Reese leads two of the men in an unauthorized and unsuccessful attack on the pillbox, in which the other two are killed; and when the main platoon returns, he is threatened with court-martial. Rather that face the disgrace, and in an attempt to show he was right, he makes a one-man attack on the pillbox.

The Hill(1965)

2h 3min | Drama, War
3.8/5 (with 53 votes)

North Africa, World War II. British soldiers on the brink of collapse push beyond endurance to struggle up a brutal incline. It's not a military objective. It's The Hill, a manmade instrument of torture, a tower of sand seared by a white-hot sun. And the troops' tormentors are not the enemy, but their own comrades-at-arms.

Von Ryan's Express(1965)

NR
| 1h 57min | Action, Drama, History, Thriller, War
3.6/5 (with 57 votes)

Von Ryan's Express stars Frank Sinatra as a POW colonel who leads a daring escape from WWII Italy by taking over a freight train, but he has to win over the British soldiers he finds himself commanding.

Operation Crossbow(1965)

PG-13
| 1h 55min | Action, Thriller, War, Drama
3.4/5 (with 31 votes)

Allied agents infiltrate the Nazi rocket complex at Peenemunde in order to obtain their secrets and sabotage the plant.The film alternates between German developments of the V-1 missile and V-2 rocket (with a German cast speaking their own language) and discovery by British Intelligence of the weapon.

H.M.S. Defiant(1962)

1h 41min | Adventure, History
3.2/5 (with 14 votes)

Defiant's crew is part of a fleet-wide movement to present a petition of grievances to the Admiralty. Violence must be no part of it. The continual sadism of Defiant's first officer makes this difficult, and when the captain is disabled, the chance for violence increases.

In Harm's Way(1965)

NR
| 2h 45min | War, Drama
3.4/5 (with 30 votes)

A naval officer reprimanded after Pearl Harbor is later promoted to rear admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese.

633 Squadron(1964)

PG
| 1h 42min | War
3.1/5 (with 15 votes)

When Norwegian resistance leader Lieutenant Erik Bergman reports the location of a German V-2 rocket fuel plant, the Royal Air Force's 633 Squadron is assigned the mission to destroy it. The plant is in a seemingly-impregnable location beneath an overhanging cliff at the end of a long, narrow fjord lined with anti-aircraft guns. The only way to destroy the plant is by collapsing the cliff on top of it.

Sink the Bismarck!(1960)

1h 37min | Action, Drama, History, War
3.5/5 (with 28 votes)

The story of the breakout of the German battleship Bismarck—accompanied by the heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen—during the early days of World War II. The Bismarck and her sister ship, Tirpitz, were the most powerful battleships in the European theater of World War II. The British Navy must find and destroy Bismarck before it can escape into the convoy lanes to inflict severe damage on the cargo shipping which was the lifeblood of the British Isles. With eight 15 inch guns, it was capable of destroying every ship in a convoy while remaining beyond the range of all Royal Navy warships.

Merrill's Marauders(1962)

1h 38min | Action, Drama, War
3.1/5 (with 15 votes)

Brigadier General Frank D. Merrill leads the 3,000 American volunteers of his 5307th Composite Unit (Provisional), aka "Merrill's Marauders", behind Japanese lines across Burma to Myitkyina, pushing beyond their limits and fighting pitched battles at every strong-point.

The Devil's Brigade(1968)

2h 10min | War
3.2/5 (with 21 votes)

1968 American war film about the formation and first mission of the joint Canadian-American WWII special forces winter and mountain unit formally called 1st Special Service Force, but commonly known as “The Devil’s Brigade”. The film dramatises the Brigade's first mission in the Italian Campaign, the task of capturing the German mountain stronghold Monte la Difensa, in December 1943. The film is based on the 1966 book of the same name, co-written by American novelist and historian Robert H. Adleman and Col. George Walton, a member of the brigade.

The Charge of the Light Brigade(1968)

PG-13
| 2h 19min | Drama, History
3.1/5 (with 17 votes)

A chronicle of events that led to the British involvement in the Crimean War against Russia and which led to the siege of Sevastopol and the fierce Battle of Balaclava on October 25, 1854 which climaxed with the heroic, but near-disastrous calvary charge made by the British Light Brigade against a Russian artillery battery in a small valley which resulted in the near-destruction of the brigade due to error of judgement and rash planning on part by the inept British commanders.

None But the Brave(1965)

1h 46min | War
3.1/5 (with 10 votes)

American and Japanese soldiers, stranded on a tiny Pacific island during World War II, must make a temporary truce and cooperate to survive various tribulations. Told through the eyes of the American and Japanese unit commanders, who must deal with an atmosphere of growing distrust and tension between their men.

Tobruk(1967)

1h 47min | Drama, History, War
3.1/5 (with 14 votes)

In September 1942, the German Afrika Korps under Rommel have successfully pushed the Allies back into Egypt. A counter-attack is planned, for which the fuel dumps at Tobruk are a critical impediment. In order to aid the attack, a group of British commandos and German Jews make their way undercover through 800 miles of desert, to destroy the fuel dumps starving the Germans of fuel.

Castle Keep(1969)

R
| 1h 45min | Comedy, Drama, War
2.8/5 (with 16 votes)

During the Battle of the Bulge, an anachronistic count shelters a ragtag squad of Americans in his isolated castle hoping they will defend it against the advancing Germans.

Le Petit Soldat(1963)

1h 27min | Drama, War
3.6/5 (with 37 votes)

During the Algerian war for independence from France, a young Frenchman living in Geneva who belongs to a right-wing terrorist group and a young woman who belongs to a left-wing terrorist group meet and fall in love. Complications ensue when the man is suspected by the members of his terrorist group of being a double agent.

Directed by Jean-Luc Godard - With Michel Subor, Anna Karina, László Szabó, Jean-Luc Godard, Georges de Beauregard, Gilbert Edard, ...

King Rat(1965)

2h 14min | Drama, War
3.6/5 (with 22 votes)

When Singapore surrendered to the Japanese in 1942, the Allied POWs, mostly British but including a few Americans, were incarcerated in Changi prison. There were no walls or barbed-wire fences for the simple reason that there was no place for the prisoners to escape to. Included among the prisoners is the American Cpl. King, a wheeler dealer who has managed to established a pretty good life for himself in the camp. While most of the prisoners are near starvation and have uniforms that are in tatters, King eats well and and has crisp clean clothes to wear every day. King soon forms a friendship with Lt. Peter Marlowe, an upper class British officer who is fascinated with King's élan approach to life.

Austerlitz(1960)

2h 46min | War, Drama, History
3.3/5 (with 4 votes)

The first half of this film covers Napoleon's coronation as Emperor and political manoeuvrings while the second half covers the actual battle.

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