War Films

War Films Blocks 01 & Block 02

Block 01


Eagle in a Cage (1972) Rated PG
In 1815 a soldier becomes the governor of St. Helena and jailer of Napoleon.   

Fighting Seabees (1944) Rated PG
During WW2, the U.S. Navy implements a new idea of forming construction battalions that also are fighting units, in case of Japanese attack.  

Yellowneck (1955) Rated PG
5 Confederate soldiers desert, make their way through the Everglades and try to make it to Cuba.  

Three Came Home (1950) Rated PG 

During Word War II, American author Agnes Newton Keith is imprisoned by the Japanese in various POW camps in North Borneo and Sarawak.  

Gung Ho! (1943) Rated PG 

Seven weeks after Pearl Harbor, volunteers form the new 2nd Marine Raider Battalion whose purpose is to raid Japanese-held islands.   


Blood on the Sun (1945) Rated PG 

A dedicated American reporter in 1930s Japan is determined to expose that government's plan for world domination.


Away All Boats (1956) Rated PG

The story of USS 'Belinda', Attack Transport PA22, launched late 1943 with regular-navy captain Hawks and ex-merchant captain MacDougall as boat commander. 


The Fighting Lady (1944) Rated PG

The film follows the WWII exploits of the Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Yorktown in its first major operations following its commissioning in 1943.   The life of the crew is documented from July 1943 to June 1944, from its passage through the Panama Canal through assaults on Marcus, Kwajalein, Truk and Tinian Islands, and culminating with the Battle of the Philippine Sea. Spectacular 16mm Kodachrome footage of combat operations and naval aviation is prominent throughout.


Block 02


The Thin Red Line  (1964) Rated PG-13
In Guadalcanal during World War II, a private and his sergeant clash during the heat of battle with the Japanese.


To the Shores of Tripoli (1942) Rated PG-13
Life at the Marine Training Base in San Diego on the eve of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

The Wild Geese (1978) Rated R
A British banker hires a group of British mercenaries to rescue a deposed African President from the hands of a corrupt African dictator.

The 49th Parallel (1941) Rated PG-13
A World War II U-boat crew are stranded in northern Canada. To avoid internment, they must make their way to the border and get into the still-neutral USA.


Submarine Seahawk (1958) Rated PG-13
For his first command in the Pacific war a by-the-book officer is ordered to take his submarine on a reconnaissance mission to locate a fleet of Japanese fighting ships the Allies have lost track of. At first, the rest of the crew resent his distant manner and the way he keeps avoiding taking on the Japanese.

Hell in Normandy (1968) Rated PG-13
Original Title: Testa di sbarco per otto implacabili

The movie is set during World War II in the days just prior to the D-Day invasion. A special parachute unit is sent to destroy a German flame thrower installation on Omaha Beach.

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