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“The Hurt Locker” (2008)
When a new sergeant, James, takes over a highly trained bomb disposal team amidst violent conflict, he surprises his two subordinates, by plunging them into a deadly game of urban combat.
“The English Patient” (1996)
During World War II, when a mysterious stranger is rescued from a fiery plane crash, he is cared for by American allies unaware of the dangerous secrets of his past.
Mel Gibson is William Wallace, a bold Scotsman who used the steel of his blade and the fire of his intellect to rally his countrymen to liberation.
“Schindler’s List” (1993)
The indelible true story of the enigmatic Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson), a member of the Nazi party, womanizer, and war profiteer who saved the lives of more than 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust.
This film probes the psyche of the young soldiers who fought in Vietnam – their camaraderie and their struggle for survival amid terrifying violence and the madness of combat.
Winner of 7 Oscars in 1971 including Best Picture. The story how General Patton made his mark as one of the most resourceful and daring leaders in military history.
The Bridge On The River Kwai. Allied commandos are dispatched deep inside the Burmese jungle to blow up a strategic bridge built by British POWs.
The loyalties of Rick (Humphrey Bogart), a jaded nightclub owner in war-torn Casablanca, are put to the test when his old flame (Ingrid Bergman) reappears to seek his help in escaping from the Nazis.
All Quiet On The Western Front. One of the most influential anti-war films ever made, this drama follows a group of young men as they join the German Army during World War I and are sent to the Western Front.