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From director Roland Emmericah (2012, The Day After Tomorrow, Independence Day, Godzilla) comes this explosive tale about the Battle of Midway, a clash between the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy which marked a pivotal turning point in the Pacific Theater during WWII.
The film, based on the real-life events of this heroic feat, tells the story of the leaders and soldiers who used their instincts, fortitude and bravery to overcome the odds.
At the height of the First World War, two young British soldiers, Schofield and Blake are given a seemingly impossible mission.
In a race against time, they must cross enemy territory and deliver a message that will stop a deadly attack on hundreds of soldiers—Blake’s own brother among them.
(Winner of 3 Academy Awards: Best Cinematography, Best Visual Effects, Best Sound Mixing. Also nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, Best Production Design, Best Make-Up & Hairstyling, Best Musical Score, Best Sound Editing)
Auschwitz 1944. A Polish midwife is incarcerated in the infamous concentration camp, and is soon recruited to help Dr Mengele in the camp hospital. Discovering that he is experimenting on the children and pregnant women in the camp she vows to do whatever she can to save as many children as possible.
This is the incredible true story of Stanislawa Leczenska, who would go on to deliver 3,000 babies in terrifying conditions and earn herself the name The Angel Of Auschwitz.
War drama based on true events and set during WWII in which U.S. Air Force commander Jack Johnson is tasked with preparing Chinese pilots to take on the ruthless Japanese fighter planes.
While they deflect attack from the air, a team on the ground must escort a decoder device through the countryside and ultimately get it in safe hands while they evade the constant onslaught of war around them.
(Please Note: This movie is mainly subtitled with Chinese being the dominant spoken language)
On the brink of the First World War, The Ottoman Lieutenant tells the story of a strong-willed American woman who, frustrated by ongoing injustices at home, follows an American doctor to a medical mission in the exotic Ottoman Empire.
However, her loyalty to both the doctor and the mission’s founder is soon tested when she falls in love with Ismail, a lieutenant in the Ottoman Imperial Army. With the invading army forces at their doorstep and the world about to plunge into war, she soon realizes that the most dangerous place to be during war, is in love.
Using state of the art technology to restore original archival footage which is more than a 100-years old, Jackson brings to life the people who can best tell this story: the men who were there.
Driven by a personal interest in the First World War, Jackson set out to bring to life the day-to-day experience of its soldiers. After months immersed in the BBC and Imperial War Museums’ archives, narratives and strategies on how to tell this story began to emerge for Jackson. Using the voices of the men involved, the film explores the reality of war on the front line; their attitudes to the conflict; how they ate; slept and formed friendships, as well what their lives were like away from the trenches during their periods of downtime.
(The film was created using original footage of World War I from the Imperial War Museum's archives, most of it previously unseen, alongside audio from BBC and IWM interviews of British servicemen who fought in the conflict. Most of the footage has been colourised and transformed with modern production techniques, with the addition of sound effects and voice acting to be more evocative and feel closer to the soldiers' actual experiences.)
In 1939 Poland, Antonina Żabińska and her husband, Dr. Jan Żabiński, have the Warsaw Zoo flourishing under his stewardship and her care. When their country is invaded by the Nazis, Jan and Antonina are stunned – and forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist, Lutz Heck.
To fight back on their own terms, Antonina and Jan covertly begin working with the Resistance – and put into action plans to save lives out of what has become the Warsaw Ghetto, with Antonina putting herself and even her children at great risk.
In Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, Desmond Doss saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun.
He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic, he single-handedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers.
Doss was the first conscientious objector awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor and this is his gripping story, directed by Mel Gibson.
(Academy Award winner for Best Editing, Best Sound Mixing. Also nominated for: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Sound Editing)
A young lawyer makes a stand against the oppression of the Nazis as the Second World War draws to a close.
Infiltrating the German military, Sonson sows chaos amid their ranks in an effort to drive them out, enlisting the aid of the rebellious locals eager to liberate their home.
Based on the widely-acclaimed bestselling novel, the film is told from the point of view of 19-year-old private Billy Lynn who, along with his fellow soldiers in Bravo Squad, becomes a hero after a harrowing Iraq battle and is brought home temporarily for a victory tour.
Through flashbacks, culminating at the spectacular halftime show of the Thanksgiving Day football game, the film reveals what really happened to the squad - contrasting the realities of the war with America's perceptions.
Hans was a grade-A student, but now he is an SS officer stationed at the infamous Auschwitz Birkenau concentration camp.
Charged by his superior officer with building a new, efficient gas chamber Hans slowly starts to realise the atrocity of what he is constructing. And when he befriends one of the intended victims little does he know that she has a secret that could change his life forever.
The Guard Of Auschwitz is a harrowing story of the human spirit's ability to survive even the most horrific of situations.
Set in 1901, this period epic follows Willem Morkel - a Boer and family man whose wife and son are murdered during the Anglo-Boer War. Captured as a prisoner of war, Willem must survive incarceration in the notorious St. Helena concentration camp and defeat the ruthless Colonel Swannell, at his own game... Rugby.
Allied is the story of intelligence officer Max Vatan, who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour on a deadly mission behind enemy lines.
Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war.
(Academy Award nomination for: Best Costume Design)
War drama based on the autobiographical book by Ron Kovic.
Tom Cruise plays Kovic, a man brought up in the God-fearing All-American tradition, the perfect material to fight for the US cause in Vietnam. However, nothing could prepare the young Marine for the horrors of the frontline and he returns home paralysed from the chest down.
Embittered, Kovic goes into a self-destructive downward spiral, until he finds new direction by joining the anti-war movement.
This is the true story of the six members of a security team who fought to defend the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, after the attack by Islamic terrorists on September 11, 2012.
(Academy Award nomination for: Best Sound Mixing)
Jarhead 2: Field Of Fire (2014)
An epic film that re-creates in stunning detail one of the most disastrous battles of World War 2, A Bridge Too Far is a spectacular war picture.
Painstakingly recreated; on actual battlefield locations and boasting a remarkable cast, A Bridge Too Far accurately recaptures the monumental scope, excitement and danger behind one of the biggest military gambles in history.
In September 1944, flush with success after the Normandy Invasion. the Allies confidently launched Operation Market Garden, a wild scheme intended to put an early end to the fighting by invading Germany and smashing the Reich's war plants. But a combination of battlefield politics, faulty intelligence, bad luck and even worse weather led to disaster beyond the Allies' darkest fears.
With only hours until D-Day, a team of American paratroopers drop into Nazi-occupied France to carry out a mission that s crucial to the invasion's success. Tasked with destroying a radio transmitter atop a fortified church, the desperate soldiers join forces with a young French villager to penetrate the walls and take down the tower. But, in a mysterious Nazi lab beneath the church, the outnumbered G.I.s come face-to-face with enemies unlike any the world has ever seen. From producer J.J. Abrams, Overlord is a thrilling, pulse-pounding action adventure with a twist.
March, 1918. C-company arrives to take its turn in the front-line trenches of northern France, led by the war-weary Captain Stanhope.
With a German offensive imminently approaching, the officers and their cook use food and the memories of their lives before the war to distract themselves, while Stanhope soaks his fear in whisky, unable to deal with the dread of the inevitable. A young officer, Raleigh, arrives fresh out of training and abuzz with the excitement of his first real posting – not least because he is to serve under Stanhope, his former school house monitor and the object of his sister’s affections.
Each man is trapped, the days ticking by, the tension rising and the attack drawing ever closer.
12 Strong is set in the harrowing days following 9/11 when a U.S. Special Forces team, led by their new Captain, Mitch Nelson, is chosen to be the first U.S. troops sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission.
There, in the rugged mountains, they must convince Northern Alliance General Dostum to join forces with them to fight their common adversary: the Taliban and their Al Qaeda allies. In addition to overcoming mutual distrust and a vast cultural divide, the Americans—accustomed to state-of- the-art warfare—must adopt the rudimentary tactics of the Afghan horse soldiers.
But despite their uneasy bond, the new allies face overwhelming odds: outnumbered and outgunned by a ruthless enemy that does not take prisoners.
Joseph J. Lawson directs this war action film set during the Battle of the Bulge in 1944. When an American tank unit gets caught behind enemy lines the commanding officer puts his entire crew in danger with his decision to rescue nuns and children from a nearby orphanage. The cast includes Analiese Anderson, Frank Arend and Elvin Manges.
Vicente Ferraz directs this war drama based on real events of World War II. Set during the winter of 1944, a Brazilian Expeditionary Force on a minesweeping patrol in Italy find themselves lost in a land far from their base in the mountains. As they embark on an horrific journey back to camp they come across two army deserters; one Italian and one German. Forming an unlikely group of renegades the men set about crossing the infamous Road 47 to achieve safe passage to their futures.
Canadian war drama told in real time. Led by Sergeant Mac Reid (Clayton Garrett), Canada's 21st Battalion prepare for the fight ahead at Courcellette during the First World War. With the impending battle drawing closer, the sergeant must deal with supply problems and wounded troops while also trying to retrieve an underage soldier from the front line.
Quentin Tarantino directs this ensemble action drama set in Europe during World War Two.
In the first of two converging storylines, Shosanna (Melanie Laurent), a young Jewish woman in occupied France, seeks to avenge the death of her parents by the Nazis after narrowly escaping execution herself and fleeing to Paris. There she creates a new identity for herself as the owner and manager of a cinema. Meanwhile, a group of Jewish American soldiers known as 'The Basterds', led by First Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt), joins forces with German actress and undercover agent Bridget von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger) to take down the leaders of The Third Reich.
The Basterds cross paths with Shosanna when her cinema, which has been commandeered by the Nazis for the screening of their latest propaganda film, becomes the target for their next attack. However, unbeknown to them, Shosanna has devised a revenge plan of her own.
Christoph Waltz gained the Best Supporting Actor Awards at both the 2010 BAFTAs and Academy Awards for his portrayal of the devious Colonel Hans Landa.
World War I action drama. Set in France during the Great War, the film follows the story of three British soldiers stranded in no man's land after a failed attack on enemy lines. Facing heavy artillery and a relentless onslaught of machine gun fire from enemy troops, the trio must struggle through the bloody wasteland to reunite with Allied forces.
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