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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.
World War Two action adventure based on the true story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the squadron of African-American fighter pilots who overcame both American racism and the German Luftwaffe to prove their courage and skills in the air. In 1944, the all-black 332 Fighter Group led by Major Stance (Cuba Gooding Jr), having hitherto been kept on the ground and refused actual combat on the grounds of subservience and segregation, is called into air duty under the guidance of Colonel A.J. Bullard (Terrence Howard).
Two versions of Francis Ford Coppola's multi-million dollar war epic starring Martin Sheen and Marlon Brando. In 'Apocalypse Now', US Captain Willard (Sheen) is sent on a mission to assassinate Colonel Kurtz (Brando), a renegade American officer who has set up his own kingdom in the heart of the jungle at the height of the Vietnam war. Willard's journey begins with a devastating aerial assault on a small Vietnamese village, the attacking helicopters booming Wagner's 'Ride of the Valkyrie' out of their speakers, and becomes progressively more deranged as it moves up the river. 'Apocalype Now Redux' (2001) is an extended cut of the movie, with director Francis Ford Coppola adding 55 minutes of deleted scenes.
Jarhead follows 'Swoff' from a sobering stint in boot camp to active duty. Sporting a sniper's rifle through Middle East deserts with no cover from intolerable heat or from Iraqi soldiers, Swoff and his fellow Marines, who have been trained to kill, find themselves in a brutal situation, fighting a war they don't understand for a cause they don't fully grasp.
From the Academy Award - winning director of American Beauty, Jarhead is a powerful story, told with painful honestly and irreverence, with spectacular cinematography.
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.
Lewis Gilbert directs this British war drama starring Anthony Steel. In 1944, a group of prisoners in camp Marlag 'O' believe they have an informer among them after a series of failed escape attempts. Former artist Lieutenant Geoffrey Ainsworth (Steel) devises a plan to create a papier mâché dummy, which they christen Albert, to cover an escapee's absence and fool the German guards at roll call. But will Albert's presence be enough to secure their escape?
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.
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 chest down. Embittered, Kovic goes into a self-destructive downward spiral, until he finds new direction by joining the anti-war movement.
In this outstanding Oscar winning, psychological and political thriller, we get a fascinating insight into the lengths and depths that the East European government went to in order to keep tabs on the lives of its population in the 80's.
When cold and brutal official Wiesler is given the task of spying on acclaimed playright Dreyman and his actress girlfriend, he relishes the task, knowing that if he uncovers subversive behaviour he will gain favour with his boss. But the longer he listens in on the couple, their friendships, passions and ideas, the more he realises that his own life and the harsh political regime are lacking in colour and joy in many respects. Slowly he begins to doubt the morality of his job and politics.
As the lines between orders and compassion become blurred, Wiesler becomes more involved with his subject, walking a dangerous path between his duty and his new found reality. (German with English subtitles)
Wolfgang Petersen's Das Boot is regarded as one of the most outstanding and accurate representations of Germany's elite U-boat crewmen during World War II.
Told from the German perspective the crew aboard the U-96 are portrayed in a hopeless life-and-death struggle coping with endless hours of loneliness and desperation, giving way to terror when confronted by the enemy.
German-occupied Norway 1942: physics professor Dr Pederson and underground leader Straud must convince British Intelligence that the Nazis are planning to build the A-bomb.
The Norse Hydro Plant at Telemark is central to enemy strategy and the Allies decide to send in a task force to destroy it.
Legendary action director Anthony Mann tells the story of nine courageous and indomitable Norwegians, without whom the Second World War may have had a very different outcome.
This film is dedicated to the men and women of Norway whose bravery prevented Nazi Germany from getting the Atomic Bomb.
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.
Under the Nazi occupation of Holland, the Dutch people are forced to choose between collaboration and resistance. Armed with the knowledge that those choices made by fellow countrymen will forever change the fate of their homeland, six college students set out on an epic adventure that will involve courage, betrayal and survival.
A superb ensemble falls in for Stanley Kubrick's brilliant saga about the Vietnam War and the dehumanising process that turns people into trained killers.
Joker (Matthew Modine), Animal Mother (Adam Baldwin), Gomer (Vincent D'Onofrio), Eightball (Dorian Harewood), Cowboy (Arliss Howard) and more experience boot-camp hell pitbulled by a leathering D.I. (Lee Ermey) viewing would-be devil dogs as grunts, maggots or something less.
The action is savage, the story unsparing, the dialogue spiked with scathing humour. From basic training rigours to Hue City combat nightmare, Full Metal Jacket scores a cinematic direct hit.
The story of the 1879 battle of Isandlhwana, one of the worst defeats in British colonial history, 'Zulu Dawn' describes the diplomatic errors and ill-advised military decisions which led to a confrontation between 1,500 British soldiers and a 25,000 strong Zulu army. A prequel to the 1963 classic (and schoolboy's favourite) 'Zulu', the emphasis is again placed upon huge, awe-inspiring battle scenes and the brave stand the soldiers take against unsurmountable odds.
In the first year of the German occupation of France, Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the execution of her family at the hand of Nazi Colonel Hans Landa. Shosanna narrowly escapes and flees to Paris where she forges a new identity as the owner and operator of a cinema.
Elsewhere in Europe, lieutenant Aldo Raine organizes a group of Jewish American soldiers to perform swift, shocking acts of retribution. Later known to their enemy as "the basterds," Raine's squad joins German actress and undercover agent Bridget von Hammersmark on a mission to take down the leaders of the Third Reich.
Fates converge under a cinema marquis, where Shosanna is poised to carry out a revenge plan of her own.
During World War Two in occupied France, a group of soldiers led by Kelly (Clint Eastwood) capture a German general. He reveals the location of a bank housing 14,000 bars of Nazi gold, which Kelly and his men set out to steal. The only problem is that the bank lies thirty miles behind enemy lines.
Auschwitz has a unique place in history. It is where the largest mass murder ever recorded occurred. It is hard to grasp how and why such a chilling place existed. This untold story of Auschwitz marks the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the camp.
Written and produced by BAFTA Award winning producer Laurence Rees, and using fresh new research, Auschwitz offers a unique perspective on the camp in which more than one million people were ruthlessly murdered.
The series follows the trail of evil from the very first origins of Auschwitz as a place to hold Polish political prisoners, through the Nazi solution for what they called 'the Jewish problem', to the development of the camp as a mechanised factory for mass murder. It interweaves exceptional new testimony from camp survivors and members of the SS with archive footage and drama reconstructions of some of the key decision-making moments.
The series is the result of three years of in-depth research, drawing on the close involvement of the world experts on the period. It is based on nearly 100 interviews with survivors and perpetrators, many of whom are speaking in detail for the first time.
Sensitively shot drama sequences, filmed on location using German and Polish actors, bring recently discovered documents to life on screen, whilst specially commissioned computer images give a historically accurate view of Auschwitz-Birkenau at all its many stages.
The computer animated images are based on plans from the Auschwitz construction office, which were captured after the war, eye-witness testimony and aerial photos.
A controversial film that wasn't released in Britain until 1952, seven years after it's original opening. Errol Flynn and his American troops land in Burma, dropping from the sky with parachutes, on a mission to wipe out a Japanese radio station. Lots of action and the horrors of war in gruesome detail make for a fast-action-with-morals movie.
Angelina Jolie directs this Academy Award-nominated war drama telling the story of former Olympic champion runner Louis Zamperini (Jack O'Connell), who, after surviving a plane crash in the Pacific, was interred at numerous Japanese concentration camps over the course of the Second World War. The film follows Zamperini's life story, through the success and fame he found through his running career in the United States and his appearance at the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics, to his experiences as a Japanese POW. Held until the end of the war in August 1945, Louis was subjected to terrible physical and mental abuse as the notorious prison guard Mutsuhiro Watanabe (Miyavi) believed the former champion's reputation and worldwide fame a threat to his authority in the camps.
George Patton was the only Allied general truly feared by the Nazis. Charismatic and flamboyant, Patton designed his own uniforms, sported ivory-handled six-shooters and believed he was a warrior in past lives. He outmanuevered Rommel in Africa and after D-Day led his troops in an unstoppable campaign across Europe. But he was rebellious as well as brilliant, and as this movie shows with insight and poignancy, his own volatile personailty was the one enemy he could never defeat.
A critically acclaimed film that won a total of eight 1970 Academy Awards (Including Best Picture), Patton is a riveting portrait of one of the 20th century's greatest military geniuses.
All The King's Men is the story of the rise of politician Willie Starks from a rural county seat to the spotlight. Along the way, he loses his initial innocence, and becomes just as corrupt as those who he assaulted before for this characteristic. Also included is the romance between one of his "right hand women" and the up-and-coming journalist who brings Starks to prominence.
Fictional recreation of the WWII Battle of Arnhem featuring performances from soldiers who fought in the actual battle. The Battle of Arnhem occurred in September 1944, when British and American forces led by Field Marshall Montgomery attempted to cross the Rhine and establish a presence in Holland. The ensuing fighting was frantic and chaotic and gave rise to the popular movie 'A Bridge Too Far'. This earlier effort, filmed little more than a year after the battle itself and featuring men such as Stanley Maxted and Thomas Scullion who actually participated in the conflict, provides a dramatic and hard-hitting insight into the experience of war.
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.
In the aftermath of the Gulf War, US soldiers Major Archie Gates (George Clooney), Sergeant Troy Barlow (Mark Wahlberg), Staff Sergeant Chief Elgin (Ice Cube) and Private Conrad Vig (Spike Jonze) discover an Iraqi map revealing the location of Saddam Hussein's hidden gold bullion. The men set out to appropriate the booty for themselves, but upon arrival at the village where it is buried become involved with the local rebels' battle with Hussein's troops.
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