Classic War Movies-Index/Discussion

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  • CLASSIC WAR MOVIES


    Index of Movies Reviewed, In chronological order.


    BLUE- Duke's Movies
    RED-...Profiled in our Classic War Movies


    War Movies


    Battleship Potemkin (1925) Sergei Eisenstein (Alexander Antonov) Odessa Mutiny (1905)
    The Big Parade (1925) King Vidor (John Gilbert, Renée Adorée) World War I
    Wings (1927) William Wellman (Clara Bow, Charles "Buddy" Rogers, Gary Cooper) World War I
    All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)( Lewis Milestone, Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim) World War I
    The Dawn Patrol (1938) Edmund Goulding (Errol Flynn, David Niven) World War I
    Sergeant York (1941) Howard Hawks (Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan) World War I
    In Which We Serve (1942) Noel Coward, David Lean (Noel Coward, John Mills) World War II
    Wake Island (1942) John Farrow (Robert Preston, Macdonald Carey) World War II
    Flying Tigers (1942) David Miller (John Wayne, John Carroll, Anna Lee) World War II
    The Lost Patrol (1943) John Ford (Victor McLaglen, Boris Karloff) World War I
    Guadalcanal Diary (1943) Lewis Seiler (Preston Foster, Anthony Quinn) World War II
    Air Force (1943) Howard Hawks (John Ridgely, Gig Young) John Ridgely, Gig Young) World War II
    Sahara (1943) Zoltan Korda (Humphrey Bogart, Lloyd Bridges) World War II
    Destination Tokyo (1943) Delmer Daves (Cary Grant, John Forsythe) World War II
    The Story of Dr. Wassell (1944) Cecil B. DeMille (Gary Cooper, Laraine Day) World War II
    Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944) Mervyn LeRoy (Van Johnson, Robert Walker) World War II
    The Fighting Seabees (1944) Howard Lydecker/ Edward Ludwig (John Wayne, Susan Hayward) World War II
    Back to Bataan (1944) Edward Dmytryk (John Wayne, Anthony Quinn)World War II
    The Fighting Sullivans (1944) Lloyd Bacon (Thomas Mitchell, Ward Bond) World War II
    Objective, Burma! (1945) Raoul Walsh (Errol Flynn, Henry Hull) World War II
    A Walk in the Sun (1945) Lewis Milestone (Dana Andrews, Lloyd Bridges) World War II
    They Were Expendable (1945) John Ford, WWII) (Robert Montgomery, John Wayne) World War II
    The Story of G.I. Joe (1945) William Wellman (Robert Mitchum, Burgess Meredith) World War II
    Open City (1945) (Italy) Roberto Rossellini (Vito Annicchiarico, Nando Bruno) World War II
    Twelve O'Clock High (1949) Henry King (Gregory Peck, Hugh Marlowe) World War II
    Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) Allan Dwan (John Wayne, John Agar) World War II
    Battleground (1949) William Wellman (Van Johnson, Ricardo Montalban) World War II
    Breakthrough (1950) Lewis Seiler (David Brian, John Agar, Frank Lovejoy ) World War II
    Halls of Montezuma (1950) Lewis Milestone (Richard Widmark, Karl Malden) World War II
    Operation Pacific (1951) George Waggner (John Wayne, Patricia Neal) World War II
    The Tanks Are Coming (1951) Lewis Seiler (Steve Cochran, Philip Carey) World War II
    The Desert Fox (1951) Henry Hathaway (James Mason, Richard Boone) World War II
    Flying Leathernecks (1951) Nicholas Ray (John Wayne, Robert Ryan) World War II
    Decision Before Dawn (1951) Anatole Litvak (Richard Basehart, Gary Merrill) World War II
    Captain Horatio Hornblower R.N. (1951) Raoul Walsh (Gregory Peck, Virginia Mayo) Napoleonic Wars
    From Here to Eternity (1953) Fred Zinnemann, (Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift) World War II
    The Desert Rats (1953) Robert Wise (Richard Burton, James Mason) World War II
    Stalag 17 (1953) Billy Wilder (William Holden, Otto Preminger) World War II
    The Caine Mutiny (1954) Edward Dmytryk (Humphrey Bogart, José Ferrer) World War II
    The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954) Mark Robson (William Holden, Mickey Rooney) Korea
    Battle Cry (1955) Raoul Walsh (Van Heflin, James Whitmore, Anne Francis) World War II
    The Colditz Story (1955) Guy Hamilton (John Mills, Christopher Rhodes, Lionel Jeffries) World War II
    To Hell and Back (1955) Jesse Hibbs (Audie Murphy, David Janssen) World War II
    The Dam Busters (1955) Michael Anderson (Richard Todd, Michael Redgrave) World War II
    Above Us the Waves (1955) Ralph Thomas (John Mills, John Gregson, Donald Sinden) World War II
    The Battle of the River Plate (1956) Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger (John Gregson, Anthony Quayle, Ian Hunter) World War II
    Reach for the Sky(1956) Lewis Gilbert (Kenneth More, Muriel Pavlow) World War II
    War and Peace (1956) King Vidor (Audrey Hepburn, Henry Fonda, Mel Ferrer) Napoleonic Wars
    The Enemy Below (1957) Dick Powell (Robert Mitchum, Curd Jürgens) World War II
    The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)David Lean (Alec Guinness, William Holden) World War II
    Kanal(1957) (Poland) Andrzej Wajda (Wienczyslaw Glinski) World War II
    Paths Of Glory (1957) Stanley Kubrick (Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker) World War I
    The Young Lions (1958) Edward Dmytryk (Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift) World War II
    A Time to Love and a Time to Die (1958) Douglas Silk ( John Gavin, Liselotte Pulver , Jock Mahoney) World War II
    Dunkirk (1958) Leslie Norman (John Mills, Richard Attenborough) World War II
    Run Silent, Run Deep (1958)Robert Wise (Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster) World War II
    The Naked and the Dead (1958) Raoul Walsh (Aldo Ray, Cliff Robertson) World War II
    Torpedo Run (1958) Joseph Pevney (Glenn Ford, Ernest Borgnine) World War II
    Pork Chop Hill (1959) Lewis Milestone (Gregory Peck, George Peppard) Korea
    Sink the Bismarck (1960, Lewis Gilbert (Kenneth More, Dana Wynter) World War II
    The Guns of Navarone (1961) J. Lee Thompson (Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn) World War II
    The Longest Day (1962) Ken Annakin, (John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum) World War II
    Merrill's Marauders (1962) Samuel Fuller (Jeff Chandler, Ty Hardin, Claude Akins) World War II
    Hell Is For Heroes (1962) Don Siegel (Steve McQueen, James Coburn) World War II
    The Great Escape (1963) John Sturges (Steve McQueen, James Garner) World War II
    633 Squadron (1964) Walter Grauman (Cliff Robertson, Harry Andrews) World War II
    The Heroes of Telemark (1965) Anthony Mann (Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris) World War II
    Von Ryan's Express (1965) Mark Robson (Frank Sinatra, Trevor Howard) World War II
    The Train (1965) John Frankenheimer (Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield) World War II
    In Harm's Way (1965) Otto Preminger (John Wayne, Kirk Douglas) World War II
    Operation Crossbow (1965) Michael Anderson (George Peppard, Sophia Loren) World War II
    King Rat (1965) Bryan Forbes (George Segal, Denholm Elliott) World War II
    Cast A Giant Shadow (1966) Melville Shavelson (Kirk Douglas, Sanat Berger, Angie Dickenson, John Wayne) Israeli War
    The Sand Pebbles (1966) Robert Wise (Steve McQueen) China Uprising (1926)
    Battle of the Bulge (1966) Ken Annakin (Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw) World War II
    Closely Watched Trains (1966) (Czechoslovakia) Jirí Menzel (Vaclav Neckar, Jitka Bendova) World War II
    The Blue Max (1966) John Guillermin (George Peppard, James Mason) World War II
    The Dirty Dozen (1967) Robert Aldrich (Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, Telly Savalas) World War II
    The Green Berets (1968) Ray Kellogg, (John Wayne, David Janssen) Vietnam
    Battle of Britain (1969) Guy Hamilton (Michael Caine, R. Shaw, Laurence Olivier) World War II
    Too Late the Hero (1969) Robert Aldrich (Michael Caine, Denholm Elliott) World War II
    Where Eagles Dare (1969) Brian G. Hutton (Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood) World War II
    The Bridge at Remagen (1969)John Guillermin (George Segal, Robert Vaughn) World War II
    Many Wars Ago (aka Uomini Contro) (1970) (Italy/ Yugoslavia) Francesco Rosi (Mark Frechette, Alain Cuny) World War I
    Kelly's Heroes (1970) Brian G. Hutton (Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland) World War II
    Patton (1970) Franklin J. Schaffner (George C. Scott, Karl Malden) World War II
    Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) Richard Fleischer (Martin Balsam, Joseph Cotten) World War II
    Midway (1976) Jack Smight (Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, Toshiro Mifune) World War II
    The Boys in Company C (1977) Sidney J. Furie (Stan Shaw, Andrew Stevens) Vietnam
    MacArthur (1977) Joseph Sargent (Gregory Peck, Ed Flanders) World War II / Korea
    A Bridge Too Far (1977) Richard Attenborough (Dirk Bogarde, Michael Caine) World War II
    Cross of Iron (1977) Sam Peckinpah (James Coburn, James Mason) World War II
    Force 10 From Navarone (1978) Guy Hamilton (Robert Shaw, Harrison Ford) World War II
    Go Tell the Spartans (1978) Ted Post (Burt Lancaster, Craig Wasson) Vietnam
    Soldier of Orange (1978) (Netherlands) Paul Verhoeven (Rutger Hauer) World War II
    The Deer Hunter (1978 ) Michael Cimino (Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep) Vietnam
    The Wild Geese (1978) Andrew V. McLaglen (Richard Burton, Roger Moore, Richard Harris) Mercenaries
    Apocalypse Now (1979) Francis Ford Coppola (Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, M. Brando) Vietnam
    The Big Red One (1980)Samuel Fuller (Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine) World War II
    Gallipoli (1981) Peter Weir (Mel Gibson, Mark Lee) World War I
    Das Boot (1981) (Germany) Wolfgang Peterson (Jurgen Procnow) World War II
    Platoon (1986) Oliver Stone (Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen) Vietnam
    Heartbreak Ridge (1986) Clint Eastwood, Grenada) (Clint Eastwood, Mario Van Peebles) Grenada
    Hamburger Hill (1987) John Irvin (Anthony Barrile, Michael Boatman) Vietnam
    Full Metal Jacket. (1987) Stanley Kubrick (Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin) Vietnam
    Casualties of War (1989) Brian De Palma (Sean Penn, Michael J. Fox) Vietnam
    Memphis Belle (1990) Michael Caton-Jones (Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz) World War II
    A Midnight Clear (1992) Keith Gordon (Ethan Hawke, Gary Sinise) World War II
    Stalingrad (1992) (Germany) Joseph Vilsmaier (Dominique Horwitz) World War II
    Schindler's List (1993) Steven Spielberg (Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley)World War II
    The Tuskegee Airmen (1995) Robert Markowitz (Laurence Fishburne, Allen Payne) World War II
    Courage Under Fire (1996) Edward Zwick (Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan) Iraq (1991)
    The Thin Red Line (1998) Terrence Malick (Sean Penn, Nick Nolte) World War II
    Saving Private Ryan (1998) Steven Spielberg) (Tom Hanks, Edward Burns)World War II
    Three Kings (1999) David O. Russell (George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg) Iraq (1991)
    Black Hawk Down (2001) Ridley Scott) (Ewan McGregor, Josh Hartnett) Somalia (1993)
    Enemy at the Gates (2001) Jean-Jacques Annaud (Joseph Fiennes, Ed Harris) World War II
    Band of Brothers (2001) (TV) David Frankel (Scott Grimes, Damien Lewis) World War II
    Jarhead (2005) Sam Mendes (Jamie Foxx, Jake Gyllenhaal) Desert Storm (1995)
    Letters From Iwo Jima (2006) Clint Eastwood (Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya) World War II
    Flags of Our Fathers (2006) Clint Eastwood (Ryan Phillippe, Jesse Bradford) World War II
    The Pacific (2010) (TV) Jeremy Podeswa/ Timothy Van Patten (James Badge Dale, Joseph Mazzello, Jon Seda) World War II
    Zero Dark Thirty (2012) Kathryn Bigelow (Jason Clarke, Reda Kateb, Jessica Chastain) War Against Terrorism


    Satire/Comedy Movies


    Gunga Din (1939) George Stevens (Cary Grant, Victor McLaglen, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) British Empire
    Sailor Beware (1951) Hal Walker (Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis) World War II
    Mister Roberts (1955) John Ford (Henry Fonda, James Cagney) World War II
    Operation Petticoat (1959) Blake Edwards (Cary Grant, Tony Curtis) World War II
    Wake Me When It's Over (1960) Mervyn LeRoy (Ernie Kovacs, Dick Shawn) World War II
    Operation Snatch (1962) Robert Day (Terry-Thomas, Lionel Jeffries) World War II
    Dr. Strangelove (1964) Stanley Kubrick (Peter Sellers, George C. Scott) Cold War
    McHale's Navy - (1964) Edward J. Montagne Jr. (Ernest Borgnine, Tim Conway) World War II
    What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? - (1966) Blake Edwards (James Coburn)World War II
    How I Won the War (1967) Richard Lester, WWII) (Michael Crawford, John Lennon) World War II
    The Secret War of Harry Frigg (1968) Jack Smight (Paul Newman, Sylva Koscina) World War II
    M*A*S*H (1970) Robert Altman (Elliott Gould, Donald Sutherland) Korea
    Catch-22 (1970) Mike Nichols (Alan Arkin, Richard Benjamin) World War II
    M*A*S*H (1972–1983) (TV) Various Directors (Alan Alda, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr) Korea
    Private Benjamin (1980) Howard Zieff) (Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan) Peacetime
    Stripes (1981) Ivan Reitman (Bill Murray, Harold Ramis) Cold War
    Top Secret! (1984) Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker, David Zucker (Val Kilmer) World War II
    Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) Barry Levinson (Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker) Vietnam
    Tropic Thunder (2008) Ben Stiller (Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr.) Vietnam


    BLUE- Duke's Movies
    RED-...Profiled in our Classic War Movies


    Civil War Movies
    are reviewed here
    Civil War Movies

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

    Edited 93 times, last by ethanedwards ().

  • hi ee

    in the satire/comedy you have operation petticoat listed in both 5th and 11th place is this right or have they made a mistake if its right it sure was afunny movie maybe they just loved it so much that they had to list it twice :wink_smile:

    cheers smokey

    " its not all black and white, but different shades of grey"

  • thanks ethan really dio like that movie if they ever bring it out on dvd down under i will for sure buy it

    cheers smokey

    " its not all black and white, but different shades of grey"


  • Just testing you Mike, see if you were still around and awake!!!


    Thanks, for that, I've now highlighted it.

    Best Wishes
    Keith
    London- England

  • I didn't see flying Tigers!

    Mister you better find yourself another line of work, cause this one sure DON"T fit your PISTOL!

  • in comedy Buck privates comes to mind a very successful movie with the andrew sisters. A GOOD FUNNY MOVIE, BOOGIE woogy bugle boy in company c.

    Mister you better find yourself another line of work, cause this one sure DON"T fit your PISTOL!