The Top 50 War Movies of All Time

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1

Casablanca 1942, 102 min.

Michael Curtiz     Starring: Humphrey BogartIngrid BergmanPaul Henreid

Drama    Romance    Romantic Drama

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Lawrence of Arabia 1962, 227 min.

David Lean     Starring: Peter O'TooleAlec GuinnessAnthony Quinn

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Drama

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Stalag 17 1953, 120 min.

Billy Wilder     Starring: Robert StraussHarvey LembeckOtto Preminger

Comedy Drama    Drama    Ensemble Film

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Ran 1985, 162 min.

Akira Kurosawa     Starring: Tatsuya NakadaiAkira TeraoJinpachi Nezu

Action    Based-on-Shakespeare    Drama

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Platoon 1986, 120 min.

Oliver Stone     Starring: Charlie SheenTom BerengerWillem Dafoe

Action    Anti-War Film    Combat Films

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Band of Brothers 2001, 705 min.

David Frankel     Starring: Scott GrimesDamian LewisRon Livingston

Docudrama    Drama    Epic

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MASH 1970, 116 min.

Robert Altman     Starring: Donald SutherlandElliott GouldTom Skerritt

Anti-War Film    Black Comedy    Comedy Drama

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Lifeboat 1944, 96 min.

Alfred Hitchcock     Starring: Tallulah BankheadWilliam BendixWalter Slezak

Adventure    Drama    Ensemble Film

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Kelly's Heroes 1970, 144 min.

Brian G. Hutton     Starring: Clint EastwoodTelly SavalasDon Rickles

Adventure    Anti-War Film    Comedy

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The Pianist 2002, 150 min.

Roman Polanski     Starring: Maureen LipmanAdrien BrodyFrank Finlay

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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The Guns of Navarone 1961, 158 min.

J. Lee Thompson     Starring: Gregory PeckDavid NivenAnthony Quinn

Adventure    War    War Adventure

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Three Kings 1999, 114 min.

David O. Russell     Starring: George ClooneyMark WahlbergIce Cube

Adventure    Anti-War Film    Caper

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