Category Archives: War

Lincoln

Release 2012

Genre Biography, Drama, War

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Director: Steven Spielberg
Writers: Tony Kushner, Doris Kearns Goodwin
Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0443272/

As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.

Saving Private Ryan

Release 1998

Genre Action, Drama, War

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Director: Steven Spielberg
Writers: Robert Rodat
Stars: Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Barry Pepper, Adam Goldberg
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120815/

Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.

The Monuments Men

Release 2014

Genre Biography, Drama, War

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Director: George Clooney
Writers: George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Robert M. Edsel, Bret Witter
Stars: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett, John Goodman
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2177771/

An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.

The Book Thief

Release 2013

Genre Drama, War

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Director: Brian Percival
Writers: Markus Zusak, Michael Petroni
Stars: Roger Allam, Sophie NĂ©lisse, Heike Makatsch, Julian Lehmann, Gotthard Lange
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0816442/

While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.

The Wind Rises

Release 2013

Genre Animation, Biography, Drama, Romance, War

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Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt, Martin Short, Stanley Tucci
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2013293/

A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.

Lone Survivor

Release 2013

Genre Action, Biography, Drama, Thriller, War

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Director: Peter Berg
Writers: Peter Berg, Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, Yousuf Azami
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1091191/

Marcus Luttrell and his team set out on a mission to capture or kill notorious Taliban leader Ahmad Shah, in late June 2005. Marcus and his team are left to fight for their lives in one of the most valiant efforts of modern warfare.

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