Best War Movies of 1939


Peace on Earth

7.4/10 IMDB

Two baby squirrels ask grandpa to explain what "men" are when he comes in singing "peace on earth, goodwill to men". Grandpa tells the story of man's last war. This classic animation short was an Academy Award Best Short Subject, Cartoons nominee.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Hugh Harman
Release date: 1939-12-09
Best War Movies of 1939 : The Four Feathers

The Four Feathers

7.5/10 IMDB

A disgraced officer risks his life to help his childhood friends in battle.

Starring: John Clements, Ralph Richardson, C. Aubrey Smith, June Duprez, Allan Jeayes, Jack Allen, Donald Gray, Frederick Culley, Clive Baxter, Robert Rendel ..
Directed by: Zoltan Korda
Release date: 1939-04-20

Beau Geste

7.6/10 IMDB

Academy Award winners Gary Cooper and Ray Milland star along with Robert Preston in the epic adventure Beau Geste. When three brothers join the Foreign Legion to escape a troubled past, they find themselves trapped under the command of a sadistic sergeant deep in the scorching Sahara. Now the brothers must fight for their lives as they plot mutiny against tyranny and defend a desert fortress against a brutal enemy. Nominated for 2 Academy Awards, Beau Geste has been universally acclaimed by generations of critics and audiences alike as a true motion picture classic.

Starring: Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, Robert Preston, Brian Donlevy, Susan Hayward, J. Carrol Naish, Albert Dekker, Broderick Crawford, Charles Barton, James Stephenson ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1939-07-24

Drums Along the Mohawk

7.1/10 IMDB

Albany, New York, 1776. After marrying, Gil and Lana travel north to settle on a small farm in the Mohawk River Valley, but soon their growing prosperity and happiness are threatened by the sinister sound of drums that announce dark times of revolution and war.

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Henry Fonda, Edna May Oliver, Eddie Collins, John Carradine, Dorris Bowdon, Jessie Ralph, Arthur Shields, Robert Lowery, Roger Imhof ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1939-11-10

The Spy in Black

6.9/10 IMDB

A German submarine is sent to the Orkney Isles in 1917 to sink the British fleet.

Starring: Conrad Veidt, Sebastian Shaw, Valerie Hobson, Marius Goring, June Duprez, Athole Stewart, Agnes Lauchlan, Helen Haye, Cyril Raymond, George Summers ..
Directed by: Michael Powell
Release date: 1939-10-07

Confessions of a Nazi Spy

6.7/10 IMDB

FBI agent Ed Renard investigates the pre-War espionage activities of the German-American Bund.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Francis Lederer, George Sanders, Paul Lukas, Henry O'Neill, Dorothy Tree, Lya Lys, Grace Stafford, James Stephenson, Hedwiga Reicher ..
Directed by: Anatole Litvak
Release date: 1939-05-06
Best War Movies of 1939 : Nurse Edith Cavell

Nurse Edith Cavell

6.5/10 IMDB

British nurse Edith Cavell (Anna Neagle) is stationed at a hospital in Brussels during World War I. When the son of a former patient escapes from a German prisoner-of-war camp, she helps him flee to Holland. Outraged at the number of soldiers detained in the camps, Edith, along with a group of sympathizers, devises a plan to help the prisoners escape. As the group works to free the soldiers, Edith must keep her activities secret from the Germans

Starring: Anna Neagle, Edna May Oliver, George Sanders, May Robson, Zasu Pitts, H.B. Warner, Sophie Stewart, Mary Howard, Robert Coote, Martin Kosleck ..
Directed by: Herbert Wilcox
Release date: 1939-08-31
Best War Movies of 1939 : The Monroe Doctrine

The Monroe Doctrine

6.2/10 IMDB

The story of President Monroe's response to attempts by Spain to interfere in South America.

Starring: Grant Mitchell, Charles Waldron, James Stephenson, Frank Wilcox, George Reeves, Nanette Fabray, Sidney Blackmer, Tom Chatterton, Ted Osborne, Emmett Vogan ..
Directed by: Crane Wilbur
Release date: 1939-10-14
Best War Movies of 1939 : Pack Up Your Troubles

Pack Up Your Troubles

5.8/10 IMDB

Three American soldiers help a young girl deliver a secret message across enemy lines.

Starring: Jane Withers, Joseph Schildkraut, Lynn Bari, Leon Ames, Fritz Leiber, Lionel Royce, Irving Bacon, Robert Emmett Keane, William Benedict, Billy Bevan ..
Directed by: H. Bruce Humberstone
Release date: 1939-10-24
Best War Movies of 1939 : The Real Glory

The Real Glory

6.6/10 IMDB

In the wake of the Spanish-American war, military doctor Bill Canavan (Cooper) arrives at a war-torn Filipino outpost. Infested with cholera and under attack from a vicious local Moro chieftain, the troops are terrified and their commanding officer has all but given up hope. Outnumbered and out of supplies, Canavan decides to trade his scalpel for a rifle and rally the few remaining troops into one last stand before the outpost and everyone inside becomes just another footnote in history.

Starring: Gary Cooper, David Niven, Andrea Leeds, Reginald Owen, Broderick Crawford, Kay Johnson, Russell Hicks, Vladimir Sokoloff, Charles Waldron, Rudy Robles ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1939-09-29

Also check Best war movies of 1940.

Check out our top containing the Best War Movies of 1939 - This top was obtained with our unique algorithm ordered by our unique ranking system.