Best War Movies of 1943

1.

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

5.7
8.1/10 IMDB

General Candy, who's overseeing an English squad in 1943, is a veteran leader who doesn't have the respect of the men he's training and is considered out-of-touch with what's needed to win the war. But it wasn't always this way. Flashing back to his early career in the Boer War and World War I, we see a dashing young officer whose life has been shaped by three different women, and by a lasting friendship with a German soldier.

Starring: Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr, Adolf Wohlbrück, Roland Culver, James McKechnie, Arthur Wontner, David Hutcheson, Ursula Jeans, John Laurie, Harry Welchman ..
Directed by: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger
Release date: 1943-07-26
2.

Five Graves to Cairo

3.9
7.3/10 IMDB

The British Army, retreating ahead of victorious Rommel, leaves a lone survivor on the Egyptian border who finds refuge at a remote desert hotel. He is helped by the hotel's owner, despite protest from the French chambermaid, afraid of the imminent arrival of Rommel and the Germans. John assumes the identity of the recently deceased waiter to survive.

Starring: Franchot Tone, Anne Baxter, Akim Tamiroff, Erich von Stroheim, Peter van Eyck, Fortunio Bonanova, Philip Ahlm, Roger Creed, Hans Moebus, Leslie Denison ..
Directed by: Billy Wilder
Release date: 1943-05-26
3.

Sahara

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

Sergeant Joe Gunn and his tank crew pick up five British soldiers, a Frenchman and a Sudanese man with an Italian prisoner crossing the Libyan Desert to rejoin their command after the fall of Tobruk. Tambul, the Sudanese leads them to an abandoned desert fortress where they hope to find water. Soon a detachment of German soldiers arrives and attempts to barter food for water, but Gunn and his followers refuse. When the Germans attack, Gunn leads his desert-weary men in a desperate battle, hoping that British reinforcements can arrive in time.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Bruce Bennett, J. Carrol Naish, Lloyd Bridges, Rex Ingram, Richard Nugent, Dan Duryea, Carl Harbord, Patrick O'Moore, Louis Mercier ..
Directed by: Zoltan Korda
Release date: 1943-09-22
4.

This Land Is Mine

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

Somewhere in Europe, in a city occupied by the Nazis, a gentle school teacher finds himself torn between collaboration and resistance, cowardice and courage.

Starring: Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, George Sanders, Walter Slezak, Kent Smith, Una O'Connor, Philip Merivale, Thurston Hall, George Coulouris, Nancy Gates ..
Directed by: Jean Renoir
Release date: 1943-05-07
5.

The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek

3.8
7.6/10 IMDB

A small-town girl with a soft spot for American soldiers wakes up the morning after a wild farewell party for the troops to find that she married someone she can't remember.

Starring: Eddie Bracken, Betty Hutton, Diana Lynn, William Demarest, Porter Hall, Emory Parnell, Al Bridge, Julius Tannen, Victor Potel, Brian Donlevy ..
Directed by: Preston Sturges
Release date: 1943-12-24
6.

A Guy Named Joe

3.8
7.0/10 IMDB

Pete Sandidge, a daredevil bomber pilot, dies when he crashes his plane into a German aircraft carrier, leaving his devoted girlfriend, Dorinda, who is also a pilot, heartbroken. In heaven, Pete receives a new assignment: He is to become the guardian angel for Ted Randall, a young Army flyer. Invisibly, Pete guides Ted through flight school and into combat, but the ghostly mentor’s tolerance is tested when Ted falls for Dorinda. Ultimately however, Pete not only comes to terms with their relationship, but also acts as Dorinda’s copilot when she undertakes a dangerous bombing raid so that Ted won’t have to.

Starring: Spencer Tracy, Irene Dunne, Van Johnson, Ward Bond, James Gleason, Lionel Barrymore, Barry Nelson, Esther Williams, Henry O'Neill, Don DeFore ..
Directed by: Victor Fleming
Release date: 1943-12-24
7.

Action in the North Atlantic

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

Lieutenant Joe Rossi is 1st Officer on a Liberty Ship in a great convoy bound from Halifax to Murmansk. After German subs crushed the convoy his ship loses the convoy and is heading alone to Murmansk. In spite of attacks by German planes and subs he get the ship safely to Murmansk.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Raymond Massey, Alan Hale, Julie Bishop, Ruth Gordon, Sam Levene, Dane Clark, Peter Whitney, Dick Hogan, Eddie Hall ..
Directed by: Lloyd Bacon, Byron Haskin
Release date: 1943-06-12
Best War Movies of 1943 : Why We Fight: The Battle of Russia
8.

Why We Fight: The Battle of Russia

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

"The Battle of Russia," Chapter V of Frank Capra's "Why We Fight" series, follows the beginning of the end for Adolph Hitler.

Starring: Anthony Veiller, Anthony Veiller, Ion Antonescu, Ion Antonescu, Nikolai Cherkasov, Nikolai Cherkasov, Miklós Horthy, Miklós Horthy, Alfred Jodl, Alfred Jodl ..
Directed by: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak
Release date: 1943-01-01
9.

Destination Tokyo

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

During World War II, Captain Cassidy and his crew of submariners are ordered into Tokyo Bay on a secret mission. They are to gather information in advance of the planned bombing of Tokyo. Along the way, the crew learn about each other as they face the enemy and some of them lose their lives.

Starring: Cary Grant, Alan Hale, John Garfield, John Ridgely, Dane Clark, Warner Anderson, William Prince, Robert Hutton, Tom Tully, Peter Whitney ..
Directed by: Delmer Daves
Release date: 1943-12-31
Best War Movies of 1943 : Sherlock Holmes in Washington
10.

Sherlock Holmes in Washington

3.7
6.8/10 IMDB

In World War II, a British secret agent carrying a vitally important document is kidnapped en route to Washington. The British government calls on Sherlock Holmes to recover it.

Starring: Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Marjorie Lord, Henry Daniell, George Zucco, John Archer, Gavin Muir, Edmund MacDonald, Don Terry, Mary Gordon ..
Directed by: Roy William Neill
Release date: 1943-03-24

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