Tag: 1940s

A Midnight Clear (1992) 7.1

A Midnight Clear (1992)

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Storyline:Set in 1944 France, in the Ardennes forest region, an American Intelligence Squad locates a German platoon wishing to surrender rather than die in Germany's final war offensive. The two groups of men, isolat...

My Way (2011) 7.7

My Way (2011)

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Storyline:Inspired by a true story. Jun Shik works for Tatsuo's grandfather's farm while Korea is colonized by Japan, but he has a dream to participate in Tokyo Olympics as a marathon runner. Tatsuo also aims to becom...

Oba: The Last Samurai (2011) 6.5

Oba: The Last Samurai (2011)

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Storyline:July 1944, The Imperial Japanese Army Garrison on Saipan mounted its final suicidal Banzai charge against the American Marines in the Battle for Saipan. Out of the 4000 Japanese who waged the charge there ar...

Katyn (2007) 7

Katyn (2007)

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Storyline:When the Soviet Union on 17 September 1939 invades Poland, Anna Aleksandrowna leaves her home in Krakow to search for her husband, the Polish captain Andrzej. She finds him together with other officers captu...

1944: The Final Defence (2007) 5.8

1944: The Final Defence (2007)

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Storyline:The Soviet army breaks through the Finnish defences on the Karelian Isthmus in June 1944, advancing with overwhelming force. Somehow, the Finnish troops must find the strength to fight back, with all odds ag...

The King’s Choice (2016) 7.1

The King’s Choice (2016)

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Storyline:April 1940. Norway has been invaded by Germany and King Haakon VII, the royal family and government have fled into the interior of the country. The German envoy to Norway, Curt Brauer, tries to negotiate a p...

Out Stealing Horses (2019) 6.7

Out Stealing Horses (2019)

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Storyline:November 1999: 67-year-old Trond (Stellan Skarsgård), lives in self-imposed isolation and looks forward to welcoming in the new millennium alone. As winter arrives he meets one of his few neighbors, Lars (Bj...

In the Street (1948) 6.7

In the Street (1948)

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Storyline:Images of street life in New York's Spanish Harlem during the 1940s.User Reviews: This film if it was directed at all, was 'directed' by the legendary New York writer, screenplay writer, critic and reviewer ...

The Unknown Soldier (2017) 7.8

The Unknown Soldier (2017)

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Storyline:June, 1941: Trapped between two repressive regimes, Finland has little choice but to ally itself with Nazi Germany against its traditional foe - although it manages to remain a democracy throughout. Virtuall...

Hacksaw Ridge (2016) 8.1

Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

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Storyline:The true story of Desmond T. Doss, the conscientious objector who, at the Battle of Okinawa, was awarded the Medal of Honor for his incredible bravery and regard for his fellow soldiers. We see his upbringin...

Overlord (2018) 6.6

Overlord (2018)

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Storyline:France, June 1944. On the eve of D-Day, some American paratroopers fall behind enemy lines after their aircraft crashes while on a mission to destroy a radio tower in a small village near the beaches of Norm...

Odette (1950) 6.3

Odette (1950)

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Storyline:The film is based on the true story of Special Operations Executive French-born agent Odette Sansom, who was captured by the Germans in 1943, condemned to death and sent to Ravensbrück concentration camp to ...

Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman (2005) 7.5

Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman (2005)

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Storyline:Following in his father's footsteps, Albert Pierrepoint becomes one of Britain's most prolific executioners, hiding his identity as a grocery deliveryman. But when his ambition to be the best inadvertently e...

Ivan’s Childhood (1962) 8.0

Ivan’s Childhood (1962)

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Storyline:During World War II, 12-year old Ivan works as a spy on the eastern front. The small Ivan can cross the German lines unnoticed to collect information. Three Soviet officers try to take care of this boy-child...

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983) 7.5

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983)

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Storyline:Island of Java, 1942, during World War II. British Major Jack Celliers arrives at a Japanese prison camp, run by the strict Captain Yonoi. Colonel John Lawrence, who has a profound knowledge of Japanese cult...

Jojo Rabbit (2019) 8.1

Jojo Rabbit (2019)

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Storyline:A World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother is hiding a young Jewish girl in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imagi...

The Sting II (1983) 4.5

The Sting II (1983)

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Storyline:Hooker and Gondorf pull a con on Macalinski, an especially nasty mob boss with the help of Veronica, a new grifter. They convince this new victim that Hooker is a somewhat dull boxer who is tired of taking d...

The Hill (1965) 7.5

The Hill (1965)

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Storyline:North Africa, World War II. British soldiers on the brink of collapse push beyond endurance to struggle up a brutal incline. It's not a military objective. It's The Hill, a manmade instrument of torture, a t...

The Counterfeiters (2007) 7.4

The Counterfeiters (2007)

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Storyline:The story Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon Sorowitsch, coerced into assisting the Nazi operation of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II.User Reviews:

My Childhood (1972) 6.8

My Childhood (1972)

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Storyline:The first part of Bill Douglas' influential trilogy harks back to his impoverished upbringing in early-'40s Scotland. Cinema was his only escape - he paid for it with the money he made from returning empty j...

Pollock (2000) 6.8

Pollock (2000)

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Storyline:In August of 1949, Life Magazine ran a banner headline that begged the question: User Reviews:

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005) 7.2

Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005)

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Storyline:True story of Germany's most famous anti-Nazi heroine brought to thrilling, dramatic life. Sophie Scholl stars Julia Jentsch in a luminous performance as the fearless activist of the underground student resi...

Lost in Yonkers (1993) 6.2

Lost in Yonkers (1993)

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Storyline:In the summer of 1942 two young boys are sent to stay with their stern grandmother Kurnitz and their childlike aunt Bella in Yonkers, New York.User Reviews:

Zoo (2018) 6.4

Zoo (2018)

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Storyline:Young Tom and his misfit friends fight to save 'Buster' the baby elephant during the German air raid bombings of Belfast in 1941.User Reviews: