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An action comedy about a group of self-absorbed actors who set out to make the most expensive war film ever made.
After ballooning costs force the studio to cancel the movie, the frustrated director refuses to stop shooting, leading his cast into the jungles of Southeast Asia, where they encounter real bad guys.
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.
Gary Ross directs this war drama inspired by the life of southern farmer Newton Knight, played by Matthew McConaughey. During the Civil War Knight flees from the battlefield after seeing the destruction of war when his son is killed and his wife and daughters are left starving and destitute. Gathering together other deserters, mainly poor farmers, Knight leads a rebellion against the Confederate Army and creates a free state. The cast also includes Keri Russell, Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Sean Bridgers.
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
A Clockwork Orange (1971)
Barry Lyndon (1975)
The Shining (1980)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
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.
Black Hawk Down is the action packed true harrowing account of US Military action in Mogadishu, Somalia. As part of a UN Peacekeeping force, a group of elite US soldiers undertake a mission to abduct several top lieutenants of a Somalian warlord to stop the civil war that has been tearing the country apart. The carefully planned mission goes terribly wrong, resulting in the US military`s single biggest firefight since Vietnam.
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
In a British base hospital near the front, a team of doctors, nurses and VADs are working together to heal the bodies and souls of the men in their care.
This hospital on the coast of France is a frontier between two worlds: between the trenches and the home front, between the old rules, regulations, hierarchies, class distinctions and a new way of thinking.
Written by Sarah Phelps (Great Expectations and Oliver Twist), this is the story of World War One’s front line medics - their love affairs, professional triumphs, personal tragedies, fears and hopes as they fight for the future.
Seen through the eyes of a squad of American soldiers, Saving Private Ryan begins with World War II's historic D Day invasion, then moves beyond the beach as the men embark on a dangerous special mission.
Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) must take his men behind enemy lines to find Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have been killed in combat. Faced with impossible odds, the men question their orders: Why are eight men risking their lives to save just one?
Surrounded by the brutal realities of war, each man searches for his own answer--and the strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honor, decency and courage.
This is the remarkable true story of Douglas Bader, a pilot in the RAF who overcomes every obstacle to prove his worth.
He is a young and ambitious pilot who, after a plane crash, is badly injured. Although doctors expect him to die, he survives but loses both his legs.
As his colleagues prepare for his horror and devastation, they find instead a determination in him which refuses to be changed by the accident. He re-enters the RAF where he is determined to continue his career as a pilot.
In the midst of a global crisis, the USS Alabama receives unconfirmed orders to launch its nuclear missiles - signaling the start of World War III.
The tension escalates as the sub's respected commander and his brilliant executive officer clash over the validity of their orders...battling each other for control of the sub.
As this epic struggle rages under the sea, you take command of edge-of-your-seat excitement.
Triple-bill of war features. 'Lebanon' (2009), directed by Samuel Maoz, depicts 24 hours in the life of four Israeli paratroopers at the outset of the 1982 Lebanon invasion. Shot almost entirely from inside the tank in which they are travelling, the film follows the soldiers as they attempt to clear an area of hostile fighters while suffering from the multiple stresses of combat. Yoav Donat, Itay Tiran, Oshri Cohen and Michael Moshonov star. 'Saints and Soldiers' (2003) is set in Belgium in December 1944, where German troops open fire on unarmed American prisoners of war in what would be dubbed the Malmedy Massacre. A stranded R.A.F. pilot, Oberon Winley (Kirby Heyborne), holds the key to German intelligence which could prevent further atrocities, but can the Americans help free him from his perilous position behind enemy lines? 'Assault On the Pacific: Kamikaze' (2007) is a Japanese World War II drama about a squadron of Kamikaze pilots fighting in the Pacific. The film follows the training and final moments in the lives of the young pilots as they bid farewell to their families and girlfriends and prepare to embark on their suicidal missions against the US Navy over the Pacific Ocean. Toru Emori and Katsutaka Furuhata star.
Russian war drama based on events which took place during the war with Afghanistan in the 1980s. Journalist Charlie Palmer (Barry Kushner) and medic Victor Davis (Victor Verzhbitski) arrive at a P.O.W. camp near the Afghanistan/Pakistan border in order to document the sub-human conditions which the prisoners are forced to endure. During their visit, the prisoners seize control of the camp and begin to enact a series of terrible and bloody punishments on their captors. Held as hostages, Palmer and Davis are forced to witness acts of barbarity unlike any they have ever seen before.
December 1944. The German army rampages through the frozen wastes of Belgium's Ardennes Forest.
Among the many Allied prisoners taken en route, a small band of American soldiers manages to escape. Without weapons and without food, ravaged by the cold, the men are determined to make it back to their own frontline...but as their perilous journey takes its toll, loyalties become divided and lives hang in the balance.
A mesmerising, hallucinatory journey through the hellish landscape of war-ravaged Europe, based on real life events, Saints & Soldiers tells the story of ordinary men and the mission that made them heroes.
World War II drama starring Rupert Grint in which the crews of English and German planes who shoot each other down are forced to band together to survive a tough Norwegian winter. It is 1940 and the conflict between Britain and Germany is in its infancy when an aerial clash results in planes from both sides crashing in a remote area of Norway. The survivors of the incident seek refuge in the same mountain cabin and are forced to try and put their differences aside to deal with the merciless conditions. Will the men, who include Gunner Robert Smith (Grint) and Unteroffizier Josef Schwartz (David Kross), be able to develop a relationship or will the divisiveness of the war tear them apart?
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.
An Academy Award winner for Best Visual Effects, ''Bedknobs and Broomsticks'' features a spellbinding mix of live action and animation that makes it one of Disney's most delightfully endearing classics!
Screen legend Angela Lansbury gives a bewitching performance as an amateur witch who reluctantyt akes in three precocious orphans. The children soon find themselves swept aboard a flying bed, its magic brass bedknob their ticket to one fantastic adventure after the other - including a visit to anenchanted island inhabited by wondrous animal characters and the most hilarious soccer match in motion picture history!
Now it's your turn to take a ride on ''Bedknobs and Broomsticks'', a fun-filled flight on fantasy, music and Disney magic for allages!
An all-star cast lights up the screen in this riveting epic hailed as "a vivid dramatization of one of history's titanic turning points." (Gene Shalit, TODAY)
The year is 1942 and the Nazis are cutting a deadly swath through Russia. Under the leadership of Khrushchev (Bob Hoskins), the citizens of Stalingrad are mounting a brave resistance, spurred by the exploits of their local hero, Vassili Zaitsev (Jude Law). An expert sniper, Vassili's deeds have become legendary - thanks to propaganda produced by Vassili's best friend, a political officer named Danilov (Joseph Fiennes). To stop Vassili, the Germans dispatch their best sniper, Major Konig (Ed Harris), to Stalingrad. When Vassili and Danilov both fall in love with a beautiful soldier (Rachel Weisz), Danilov deserts his friend, leaving Vassili to face his German counterpart alone. As the city burns, Vassili and Konig begin a cunning game of cat and mouse, waging a private war for courage, honor and country.
World War II prequel following the journey of a group of airborne infantry soldiers who are parachuted into occupied France in 1944. The Parachute Regimental Combat Team jumped into the south of France on the 15th of August 1944, landing behind enemy lines. The men's mission was to help clear a path for the main bulk of British and US soldiers advancing towards Berlin. However, landing in occupied territory is always a dangerous business and the soldiers soon find themselves fighting in close combat with German troops and teaming up with members of the French resistance who seek their help. Corbin Allred, David Nibley and Jasen Wade star.
The German high command has filtered out all the most talented escape artists of the Allies' and placed them in a POW camp specifically designed to foil any unwanted departures. Of course, as soon as they arrive, the prisoners begin work on a series of tunnels under the direction of Roger Big X Bartlett.
He assigns the POWs to jobs according to their specialties: Bob Scrounger Hendley steals necessary items, Eric Dispersal Ashley-Pitt hides the soil being dug from the tunnels, and Danny the Tunnel King Willinski and Colin the Forger Blythe have self-explanatory handles.
For more than a year, 600 prisoners, most of whom won't be leaving, work toward an escape that will temporarily disrupt the operations of the German army.
Triple bill of World War Two dramas. 'Everyman's War' (2009) is an American drama based on the personal wartime experiences of director Thad Smith's father. Don Smith (Cole Carson), a young sergeant in the 94th Infantry Division, finds himself unarmed and wounded on the frontline of the Battle of the Bulge, the largest and bloodiest battle involving American forces in the entire war. As the Allies advance through the snow-packed, densely-forested mountains of Ardennes, Don's sweetheart Dorine (Lauren Bair) waits at home in Oregon, desperate for news. 'Anonyma: The Downfall of Berlin' (2008) is a German drama set in Berlin in the final days of the war. The events of the film are based on the real diary of an anonymous woman who lived through the liberation of Berlin by Soviet troops in 1945, suffering shockingly brutal treatment by the city's captors. Living in the basement of her bombed-out apartment building with a handful of similarly destitute neighbours, the woman - known only as 'Anonyma' (Nina Foss) - endures repeated rape by Russian soldiers, and tries to wrestle a modicum of control over her destiny by using sex as a tool for survival, forging an uneasy sexual alliance with Russian leader Major Andrei Rybkin (Yevgeni Sidikhin). Brad Haynes directs the Australian drama 'Broken Sun' (2008). In 1944, a group of Japanese soldiers held in a P.O.W. camp deep in the Australian outback make an escape attempt. One young soldier, Masaru (Shingo Usami), ends up hiding in the remote hilltop farm of reclusive farmer Jack (Jai Koutrae), a World War One veteran who never recovered from the traumas he experienced as a soldier. Despite their differences and mutual suspicions, it soon becomes evident that the two men share the understanding that war is not simply a question of good versus evil but a complex set of rules by which each of them is duty-bound to abide.
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.
An all-star international cast re-tells the events of the Allied Landings in Normandy in 1944. Events are seen from various points of view, including the Germans', in an epic and spectacular style. Along with the 43 international stars, the film used 23,000 Allied troops and despite costing over $10 million to make, it has now become one of the most successful films of its genre. John Wayne, Robert Mitchum and Henry Fonda head the cast.
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