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Amit Gupta directs this adaptation of Owen Sheers' debut novel starring Andrea Riseborough and Michael Sheen. It's 1944 and D-Day has failed. The United Kingdom is now under Nazi occupation. In the remote Welsh village of Olchon, farmer's wife Sarah Lewis (Riseborough) wakes up one morning to find her husband has mysteriously disappeared along with all the other men in the village. Then, as they wait for news, a German patrol arrives in their valley on an undisclosed mission. During the harsh winter that follows, the two groups are forced to pull together to survive the last days of the war. Cut off from the conflict around them, both the villagers and the Nazis find the lines between collaboration, duty, occupation and survival becoming less defined as time goes on...
Double bill featuring movies that focus on America's recent involvement in foreign countries. In 'The Kingdom' (2007), when a terrorist bomb detonates inside a Western housing compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, an international incident is ignited. While diplomats slowly debate equations of territorialism, FBI Special Agent Ronald Fleury (Jamie Foxx) quickly assembles an elite team and negotiates a secret five-day trip into Saudi Arabia to locate the madman behind the bombing. Upon landing in the desert kingdom, however, Fleury and his team discover Saudi authorities suspicious and unwelcoming of American interlopers into what they consider a local matter. Hamstrung by protocol, and with the clock ticking on their five days, the FBI agents find their expertise worthless without the trust of their Saudi counterparts who want to locate the terrorist in their homeland on their own terms. Fleury's crew finds a like-minded partner in Saudi Police Captain Al-Ghazi (Ashraf Barhom), who helps them navigate royal politics and unlock the secrets of the crime scene and the workings of an extremist, hell bent on further destruction. 'Jarhead' (2006) is an adaptation of former Marine Anthony Swofford's Gulf War memoir. Young recruit Swofford (Jake Gyllenhaal) joins up with the US Marines (nicknamed 'Jarheads' because of their distinctive haircuts) on the eve of the 1990 Gulf War. After a brutal spell in boot camp, during which Swofford and his fellow recruits are systematically geared up for the conflict, the Marines are dispatched to the deserts of the Persian Gulf to take part in a war that sees them required to do very little in the way of fighting. Bored and frustrated in the middle of nowhere, the young soldiers resort to a macabre sense of humour as they wait for the war to happen to them.
Based on the true story of the greatest treasure hunt in history, The Monuments Men focuses on an unlikely World War II platoon, tasked by Franklin D. Roosevelt to go into Germany, rescue artistic masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their rightful owners.
It would be an impossible mission: with the art trapped behind enemy lines, and with the German army under orders to destroy everything as the Reich fell, how could these guys - seven museum directors, curators, and art historians, all more familiar with Michelangelo than the M-1 - possibly hope to succeed?
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)
Action thriller sequel starring Joe Manganiello and WWE's Mr Kennedy. In the jungles of war-torn Colombia, a covert team of US Navy SEALs mount an attack on Colombian special forces in order to rescue a hostage and clear their own names after being framed for murder.
Movie deals with the South African border war, touching not just on the bush war itself but also the human drama behind those soldiers involved in the fight against the insurgents. A soldier is captured during a skirmish and a daring rescue attempt is made to recover the wounded soldier.
War drama from director Renny Harlin which follows two journalists striving to uncover the truth about the Russian-Georgian war in 2008. Thomas Anders (Rupert Friend), a reporter from the USA, and his cameraman Chris Bailot (Dean Cain) become immersed in finding out what is really behind the fighting in South Ossetia. After being caught in the crossfire and witnessing executions in a small Georgian village, it becomes a race against time for the journalists to broadcast these horrific crimes to the watching world. Andy Garcia and Val Kilmer also star.
War drama set during the final stages of the Second World War in Germany where a group of American troops must try to overcome racial barriers in order to defeat the Nazi's. Despite their reluctance, the predominantly white American crew are forced to turn to the expericenced African American SGT Jesse Owens (K. Danor Gerald). However, their faith is put to the test when war escalates and tension rises, with hundreds of lives at stake.
Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding Jr. and Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard lead a powerful ensemble cast in this high-flying epic inspired by the real-life adventures of the first African-American combat unit to serve in World War II.
Italy, 1944. As the war takes its toll on Allied forces in Europe, a squadron of black pilots known as the Tuskagee Airmen are finally given the chance to prove themselves in the sky... even as they battle discrimination on the ground.
Featuring jaw-dropping aerial action and thrilling special effects, Red Tails is a breathtaking tribute to the unsung heroes who rose above extraordinary challenges and ultimately soared into history.
They were goldbricks until they found out about the gold bricks -- a fortune in Nazi-confiscated bullion! Clint Eastwood reups with the director of his Where Eagles Dare for this alternately action-filled and tongue-in-cheek tale of GIs who decide to get something extra out of the war. Eastwood, North America's #2 box-office star at the time, plays Lt. Kelly, mastermind of a scheme to slip behind enemy lines and steal the loot. Co-stars include a trio on the verge of big-time TV success: Carroll O'Connor, Telly Savalas and Gavin MacLeod. Plus, Don Rickles plays the expectedly outspoken Crapgame. And in the same year as his starmaking M*A*S*H, Donald Sutherland is Oddball, World War II's only hippie
From legendary director Steven Spielberg comes the epic adventure War Horse, a tale of incredible loyalty, hope, and tenacity.
Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway play, and set against the sweeping canvas of World War I, this deeply heartfelt story begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and his young trainer Albert. When they’re forced apart by war, we follow Joey’s extraordinary journey as he changes and inspires the lives of everyone he meets.
Filled with spectacularly rich visuals — and complete with never-before-seen bonus features — War Horse is one of the most powerful and moving stories of friendship ever told.
Second World War action drama directed by Don Michael Paul and starring Tom Sizemore, Vinnie Jones and Neal McDonough. It is 1944 and the Allied advance into Europe is proceeding well. However, Hitler unleashes a counterattack known as the Battle of the Bulge which catches the US Army by surprise and leaves one company stranded behind German lines. When the soldiers stumble across Hitler's last desperate attempt to turn the war in his favour - a plan to build a super bomb - they understand that duty calls and abandon their attempts to make their way back to Allied lines and set out to thwart the development of the weapon.
The mission is clear. Get in. Get the general. Get out.
Commandos charged with freeing a U.S. general from an Alpine fortress should also be told to trust nothing – including the search-and-rescue orders just issued.
Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood go Where Eagles Dare in this twisty World War II thriller written by action master Alistair MacLean.
When Evelyn, a beautiful Navy nurse, meets dashing ace Army fighter pilot Rafe, the two fall madly in love, only to be separated abruptly when he is called upon to help fight the war in Europe. Unforeseen circumstances lead Evelyn into the arms of Danny, another fighter pilot and Rafe's best friend since childhood.
In the meantime, the Japanese military is planning the surprise early morning raid on Hawaii that will pull the United States into World War II.
Spectacular special effects vividly recreate the attack in devastating detail as bombs explode, torpedoes shoot through the water, and bullets fly, shaking tranquil Pearl Harbor to its core.
Russian post-war drama directed by Aleksey Uchitel. When ex-Russian tank commander Ignat (Vladimir Mashkov) appears at a Siberian labour camp and disturbs the peace by shifting the power of authority in his favour, the labourers begin to question the motives of this decorated war hero. Troubled by hallucinations and migraines, he carries the pains of war around with him from day to day, but his relationship with Elsa (Anjorka Strechel), a German who has been on the run since before the war, may offer him some respite.
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.
Thematically ambitious and emotionally complex, Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers is an intimate epic with much to say about war and the nature of heroism in America. Based on the non-fiction bestseller by James Bradley (with Ron Powers), and adapted by Million Dollar Baby screenwriter Paul Haggis (Jarhead screenwriter William Broyles Jr. wrote an earlier draft that was abandoned when Eastwood signed on to direct), this isn't so much a conventional war movie as it is a thought-provoking meditation on our collective need for heroes, even at the expense of those we deem heroic. In telling the story of the six men (five Marines, one Navy medic) who raised the American flag of victory on the battle-ravaged Japanese island of Iwo Jima on February 23rd, 1945, Eastwood takes us deep into the horror of war (in painstakingly authentic Iwo Jima battle scenes) while emphasizing how three of the surviving flag-raisers (played by Adam Beach, Ryan Phillippe, and Jesse Bradford) became reluctant celebrities and resentful pawns in a wartime publicity campaign after their flag-raising was immortalized by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal in the most famous photograph in military history.
The two-fisted action team of director Don Siegel and star Steve McQueen takes on the World War II foxhole drama.
A group of American G.I.s tries to defend a key battle line against enemy fire, but to do so the men must convince the Nazis that they are a large Allied task force.
Colonel William Ludlow (Anthony Hopkins - Hannibal) built a ranch in the remote foothills of the Montana Rockies, raising his three sons away from the carnage of the Indian wars. Alfred (Aidan Quinn - The Assignment), the eldest, is dutiful and reserved, Samuel (Henry Thomas - All The Pretty Horses), the beloved youngest, is compassionate and idealistic, and middle brother Tristan (Bradd Pitt - Snatch) has a wild and untameable spirit. Into this masculine world enters Susannah Finncannon (Julia Ormond - Smilla's Feeling For Snow), a beautiful, intelligent woman who stirs passions and rivalry in all three brothers - changing the course of their lives and shaping their desitinies forever...
During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his team of Army inspectors were dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert.
Rocketing from one booby-trapped and treacherous site to the next, the men search for deadly chemical agents but stumble instead upon an elaborate cover-up that inverts the purpose of their mission.
Spun by operatives with intersecting agendas, Miller must hunt through covert and faulty intelligence hidden on foreign soil for answers that will either clear a rogue regime or escalate a war in an unstable region.
And at this blistering time and in this combustible place, he will find the most elusive weapon of all is the truth.
When U.S. Navy pilot Chris Burnett is shot down during a recon mission over Bosnia, he must fight to stay alive and evade hostile Serbian forces.
With time running out, Burnett's commanding officer risks everything by launching a renegade rescue mission - against strict NATO directives - to bring an American hero home.
A triumph! A staggering study of war.
Winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and based on the first-hand experience of Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone, Platoon is powerful, intense and starkly brutal. Harrowingly realistic and completely convincing, it is a dark, unforgettable memorial to every soldier whose innocence was lost in the war-torn jungles of Vietnam.
Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen) is a young, naive American who, upon his arrival in Vietnam, quickly discovers that he must do battle not only with the Viet Cong, but also with the gnawing fear, physical exhaustion and intense anger growing within him. While his two commanding officers (Oscar-nominated Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe) draw a fine line between the war they wage against the enemy and the one they fight with each other, the conflict, chaos and hatred permeate Taylor, suffocating his realities and numbing his feelings to man's highest value... life.
A proud military man, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg is a loyal officer who serves his country all the while hoping that someone will find a way to stop Hitler before Europe and Germany are destroyed.
Realizing that time is running out, he decides that he must take action himself and joins the German resistance. Armed with a cunning strategy to use Hitler's own emergency plan - known as Operation Valkyrie - these men plot to assassinate the dictator and overthrow his Nazi government from the inside.
With everything in place, with the future of the world, the fate of millions and the lives of his wife and children hanging in the balance, von Stauffenberg is thrust from being one of many who oppose Hitler to the one who must kill Hitler himself.
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.
U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms.
His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield and, as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.” However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world.
Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying the SEAL creed to “leave no man behind.” But upon returning to his wife, Taya Renae Kyle, and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he can't leave behind.
(2015 Oscar winner for: Best Sound Editing. Also nominated for Best Motion Picture, Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Sound Mixing)
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