Best War Movies of 1943

1.

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp

5.6
8.0/10 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.

Sahara

4.6
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 Aherne, Dan Duryea, Carl Harbord, Patrick O'Moore, Louis Mercier ..
Directed by: Zoltan Korda
Release date: 1943-09-22
3.

For Whom the Bell Tolls

4.3
6.8/10 IMDB

Spain in the 1930s is the place to be for a man of action like Robert Jordan. There is a civil war going on and Jordan—who has joined up on the side that appeals most to idealists of that era—has been given a high-risk assignment up in the mountains. He awaits the right time to blow up a crucial bridge in order to halt the enemy's progress

Starring: Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Akim Tamiroff, Arturo de Córdova, Vladimir Sokoloff, Mikhail Rasumny, Fortunio Bonanova, Eric Feldary, Victor Varconi, Katina Paxinou ..
Directed by: Sam Wood
Release date: 1943-07-12
4.

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
5.

Action in the North Atlantic

3.9
7.0/10 IMDB

Merchant Marine sailors Joe Rossi (Humphrey Bogart) and Steve Jarvis (Raymond Massey) are charged with getting a supply vessel to Russian allies as part of a sea convoy. When the group of ships comes under attack from a German U-boat, Rossi and Jarvis navigate through dangerous waters to evade Nazi naval forces. Though their mission across the Atlantic is extremely treacherous, they are motivated by the opportunity to strike back at the Germans, who sank one of their earlier ships.

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
6.

Destination Tokyo

3.9
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
7.

This Land Is Mine

3.8
7.5/10 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
8.

Hangmen Also Die!

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

During the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia, surgeon Dr. Franticek Svoboda, a Czech patriot, assassinates the brutal "Hangman of Europe", Reichsprotektor Reinhard Heydrich, and is wounded in the process. In his attempt to escape, he is helped by history professor Stephen Novotny and his daughter Mascha.

Starring: Brian Donlevy, Walter Brennan, Anna Lee, Gene Lockhart, Hans Heinrich von Twardowski, Nana Bryant, Margaret Wycherly, Dennis O'Keefe, Tonio Selwart, Alexander Granach ..
Directed by: Fritz Lang
Release date: 1943-04-15
9.

Edge of Darkness

3.7
7.2/10 IMDB

The film pivots around the local Norwegian doctor and his family. The doctor's wife (Ruth Gordon) wants to hold on to the pretence of gracious living and ignore their German occupiers. The doctor, Martin Stensgard (Walter Huston), would also prefer to stay neutral, but is torn. His brother-in-law, the wealthy owner of the local fish cannery, collaborates with the Nazis. The doctor's daughter, Karen (Ann Sheridan), is involved with the resistance and with its leader Gunnar Brogge (Errol Flynn). The doctor's son has just returned to town, having been sent down from the university, and is soon influenced by his Nazi-sympathizer uncle. Captain Koenig (Helmut Dantine), the young German commandant of the occupying garrison, whose fanatic determination to do everything by the book and spoutings about the invincibility of the Reich hides a growing fear of a local uprising.

Starring: Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan, Walter Huston, Nancy Coleman, Helmut Dantine, Judith Anderson, Ruth Gordon, John Beal, Morris Carnovsky, Charles Dingle ..
Directed by: Lewis Milestone
Release date: 1943-04-09
Best War Movies of 1943 : Falling Hare
10.

Falling Hare

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

Relaxing with a carrot at an army air field, Bugs is reading "Victory Through Hare Power," and scoffs at the notion of "gremlins," little creatures who wreak havoc on planes with their "dia-bo-lickal sabo-tay-gee." His reading is interrupted by a clanging sound, and it turns out to be a little wing-headed being pounding on a bockbuster bomb with a mallet.

Starring: Mel Blanc, Robert Clampett ..
Directed by: Robert Clampett
Release date: 1943-10-30
Best War Movies of 1943 : Why We Fight: The Battle of Russia
11.

Why We Fight: The Battle of Russia

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

The fifth film of Frank Capra's Why We Fight propaganda film series, revealing the nature and process of the fight between the Soviet Union and Germany in the Second World War.

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: 1943-11-13
12.

A Guy Named Joe

3.7
6.9/10 IMDB

A cocky Air Force pilot stationed in England during World War II falls for a daring female flier. After he's killed on a mission, he is sent back to Earth by heavenly General with a new assignment.

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
13.

Cry 'Havoc'

3.7
6.9/10 IMDB

The Army nurses on Bataan need help badly, but when it arrives, it sure isn't what they expected. A motley crew, including a Southern belle, a waitress, and a stripper, show up. Many conflicts arise among these women who are thrown together in what is a desperate and ultimately hopeless situation.

Starring: Margaret Sullavan, Ann Sothern, Joan Blondell, Fay Bainter, Ella Raines, Marsha Hunt, Frances Gifford, Diana Lewis, Heather Angel, Dorothy Morris ..
Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Release date: 1943-11-23
14.

Sherlock Holmes in Washington

3.6
6.7/10 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
Best War Movies of 1943 : Did You Ever See a Dream Talking
15.

Did You Ever See a Dream Talking

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

Propaganda comedy promoting the benefits of saving for the war effort.

Directed by: Basil Dearden
Release date: 1943-01-01
16.

Bataan

3.6
6.9/10 IMDB

During Japan's invasion of the Philippines in 1942, Capt. Henry Lassiter, Sgt. Bill Dane and a diverse group of American soldiers are ordered to destroy and hold a strategic bridge in order to delay the Japanese forces and allow Gen. MacArthur time to secure Bataan. When the Japanese soldiers begin to rebuild the bridge and advance, the group struggles with not only hunger, sickness and gunfire, but also the knowledge that there is likely no relief on the way.

Starring: Robert Taylor, George Murphy, Thomas Mitchell, Lloyd Nolan, Lee Bowman, Robert Walker, Desi Arnaz, Barry Nelson, Phillip Terry, Roque Espiritu ..
Directed by: Tay Garnett
Release date: 1943-06-03
17.

Air Force

3.5
7.0/10 IMDB

The crew of an Air Force bomber arrives in Pearl Harbor in the aftermath of the Japanese attack and is sent on to Manila to help with the defense of the Philippines.

Starring: John Ridgely, Gig Young, Arthur Kennedy, Charles Drake, Harry Carey, George Tobias, John Garfield, James Brown, Stanley Ridges, Willard Robertson ..
Directed by: Howard Hawks
Release date: 1943-03-20
18.

So Proudly We Hail

3.5
7.5/10 IMDB

A group of U.S. Army nurses leaves San Francisco for their tour of duty in Hawaii in December 1941. The attack on Pearl Harbor changes their destination and their lives. Sent to Bataan, Philippines, the nurses are led by Lt. Janet Davidson. She is faced with untested nurses who expected an easy time in Honolulu, but who quickly become battle-weary veterans dealing with daily bombardments by the Japanese, overwhelmed by the numbers of wounded, and dwindling supplies. Some of "Davey's" unit also have to deal with romantic entanglements with men they met onboard ship. When Bataan falls, the American forces flee to the offshore island of Corregidor, where they find the Japanese assault just as intense.

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Paulette Goddard, Veronica Lake, George Reeves, Barbara Britton, Walter Abel, Sonny Tufts, Mary Servoss, Ted Hecht, John Litel ..
Directed by: Mark Sandrich
Release date: 1943-09-09
Best War Movies of 1943 : Destroyer
19.

Destroyer

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

Flagwaving story of a new American destroyer, the JOHN PAUL JONES, from the day her keel is laid, to what was very nearly her last voyage. Among the crew, is Steve Boleslavski, a shipyard welder that helped build her, who reenlists, with his old rank of Chief bosuns mate. After failing her sea trials, she is assigned to the mail run, until caught up in a disparate battle with a Japanese sub. After getting torpedoed, and on the verge of sinking, the Captain, and crew hatch a plan to try and save the ship, and destroy the sub.

Starring: Edward G. Robinson, Glenn Ford, Marguerite Chapman, Edgar Buchanan, Leo Gorcey, Regis Toomey, Edward Brophy, Warren Ashe, Lloyd Bridges, Tris Coffin ..
Directed by: William A. Seiter
Release date: 1943-08-19
20.

Background to Danger

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

An American gets caught up in wartime action in Turkey.

Starring: George Raft, Brenda Marshall, Sydney Greenstreet, Peter Lorre, Osa Massen, Turhan Bey, Willard Robertson, Kurt Katch, Nino Bellini, Eumenio Blanco ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1943-07-03
Best War Movies of 1943 : Fires Were Started
21.

Fires Were Started

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

British film written and directed by Humphrey Jennings, filmed in documentary style showing the lives of firefighters through the Blitz in World War II.

Starring: George Gravett, Phillip Wilson-Dickson, Fred Griffiths, Loris Rey, Johnny Houghton, T.P. Smith, John Barker ..
Directed by: Humphrey Jennings
Release date: 1943-04-12
22.

Guadalcanal Diary

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

Concentrating on the personal lives of those involved, a war correspondent takes us through the preparations, landing and initial campaign on Guadalcanal during WWII.

Starring: Preston Foster, Lloyd Nolan, William Bendix, Richard Conte, Anthony Quinn, Richard Jaeckel, Roy Roberts, Minor Watson, Ralph Byrd, Lionel Stander ..
Directed by: Lewis Seiler
Release date: 1943-01-01
23.

Victory Through Air Power

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

This is a unique film in Disney Production's history. This film is essentially a propaganda film selling Major Alexander de Seversky's theories about the practical uses of long range strategic bombing. Using a combination of animation humorously telling about the development of air warfare, the film switches to the Major illustrating his ideas could win the war for the allies.

Starring: Alexander P. de Seversky, Art Baker ..
Directed by: James Algar, Clyde Geronimi, Jack Kinney, H. C. Potter
Release date: 1943-07-17
Best War Movies of 1943 : We Dive at Dawn
24.

We Dive at Dawn

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

A gripping tale of WWII naval warfare in the Baltics, starring John Mills as Lt. Freddie Taylor, a British submarine Captain. The crew of the Sea Tiger are summoned from leave on shore with their families, and sent on a secret mission to intercept the Nazi battleship Brandenburg. In the ensuing battle the British submarine is damaged by a German destroyer. The submarine is leaking fuel so badly that the crew won't be able to make it back to Britain before running out somewhere along the Danish coast. When it seems that their only option may be to blow up the submarine and try to escape to Denmark, seaman James Hobson (Eric Portman) hatches a plan...Working from a well constructed script, Anthony Asquith adds a strong sense of dramatic tension to the interactions between the men in the dangerous, claustraphobic atmosphere of the cramped submarine. Mills and Portman also give good, realistic portrayals of men at war in this tense story.

Starring: John Mills, Eric Portman, Louis Bradfield, Ronald Millar, Jack Watling, Reginald Purdell, Caven Watson, Niall MacGinnis, Leslie Weston, Norman Williams ..
Directed by: Anthony Asquith
Release date: 1943-04-15
25.

Air Raid Wardens

3.4
6.1/10 IMDB

Two bumblers, failures as businessmen and air raid wardens, stumble across a nest of Nazi saboteurs bent on blowing up the local magnesium plant.

Starring: Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Edgar Kennedy, Jacqueline White, Stephen McNally, Nella Walker, Donald Meek, Henry O'Neill, Howard Freeman, Paul Stanton ..
Directed by: Edward Sedgwick
Release date: 1943-04-04
Best War Movies of 1943 : Stage Door Canteen
26.

Stage Door Canteen

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

A young soldier on a pass in New York City visits the famed Stage Door Canteen, where famous stars of the theater and films appear and host a recreational center for servicemen during the war. The soldier meets a pretty young hostess and they enjoy the many entertainers and a growing romance

Starring: Judith Anderson, Tallulah Bankhead, Kenny Baker, Ralph Bellamy, Helen Hayes, Katharine Hepburn, Hugh Herbert, Jean Hersholt, Lynn Fontanne, Anne G. Sterling ..
Directed by: Frank Borzage
Release date: 1943-06-24
27.

Batman

3.3
6.1/10 IMDB

Japanese master spy Daka operates a covert espionage-sabotage organization located in Gotham City's now-deserted Little Tokyo, which turns American scientists into pliable zombies. The great crime-fighters Batman and Robin, with the help of their allies, are in pursuit.

Starring: Lewis Wilson, Douglas Croft, J. Carrol Naish, Shirley Patterson, William Austin, Knox Manning, Frank Austin, Lynton Brent, Roy Bucko, George Chesebro ..
Directed by: Lambert Hillyer
Release date: 1943-07-16
28.

Northern Pursuit

3.3
6.6/10 IMDB

Canadian Mountie Steve Wagner captures a German Luftwaffe officer on a spy mission, who later escapes from the prison camp. To catch the spy ring, the Mounties employ a ruse so that the spies, believing Steve to be sympathetic, enlist him in their plans.

Starring: Errol Flynn, Julie Bishop, Helmut Dantine, John Ridgely, Gene Lockhart, Tom Tully, Bernard Nedell, John Forsythe, Warren Douglas, Monte Blue ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1943-11-07
Best War Movies of 1943 : Crash Dive
29.

Crash Dive

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

A US Navy submarine, the USS Corsair, is operating in the North Atlantic, hunting German merchant raiders that are preying on Allied shipping. Its new executive officer, Lt. Ward Stewart (Power), has been transferred back into submarines after commanding his own PT boat. At the submarine base in New London, Connecticut, he asks his new captain, Lt. Cmdr. Dewey Connors (Andrews), for a weekend leave to settle his affairs before taking up his new assignment. On a train bound for Washington D.C., Stewart accidentally encounters New London school teacher Jean Hewlett (Baxter) and her students. Despite her initial resistance to his efforts, he charms her and they fall in love.

Starring: Tyrone Power, Anne Baxter, Dana Andrews, James Gleason, May Whitty, Harry Morgan, Ben Carter, Stanley Andrews, John Archer, Gene Rizzi ..
Directed by: Archie Mayo
Release date: 1943-04-22
30.

Tarzan Triumphs

3.3
6.2/10 IMDB

Zandra, white princess of a lost civilization, comes to Tarzan for help when Nazis invade the jungle with plans to conquer her people and take their wealth. Tarzan, the isolationist, becomes involved after the Nazis shoot at him and capture Boy: "Now Tarzan make war!"

Starring: Johnny Weissmüller, Johnny Sheffield, Frances Gifford, Stanley Ridges, Sig Ruman, Philip Van Zandt, Rex Williams, Pedro de Cordoba ..
Directed by: Wilhelm Thiele
Release date: 1943-01-20
31.

Tarzan's Desert Mystery

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

A letter from Jane, who is nursing British troops, asks Tarzan's help in obtaining a malaria serum extractable from jungle plants. Tarzan and Boy set out across the desert looking for the plants. Along the way they befriend a stranded American lady magician.

Starring: Johnny Weissmüller, Nancy Kelly, Johnny Sheffield, Otto Kruger, Joe Sawyer, Lloyd Corrigan, Robert Lowery, Frank Puglia, Philip Van Zandt ..
Directed by: Wilhelm Thiele
Release date: 1943-12-26
Best War Movies of 1943 : They Stooge to Conga
32.

They Stooge to Conga

3.2
7.8/10 IMDB

The stooges are repairmen who get a job fixing the doorbell in large house which is the secret headquarters of some Nazi spies. They manage to ruin most of the house while working on the wiring and then subdue the spies and sink an enemy submarine by remote control.

Starring: Curly Howard, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Lloyd Bridges, Vernon Dent, Minerva Urecal, Dudley Dickerson, Christine McIntyre ..
Directed by: Del Lord
Release date: 1943-01-01
Best War Movies of 1943 : Back from the Front
33.

Back from the Front

3.2
7.5/10 IMDB

The Stooges join the war effort by enlisting at Merchant Marines. While aboard, they have a brief run-in with (a secret German Nazi officer) Lt. Dungen (Vernon Dent), and then mistake a torpedo for a beached whale. Moe says they have to kill it, and it promptly explodes. After being lost at sea for several days, they come across the SS Schicklgruber and climb aboard. Now with fully grown beards, they come across Lt. Dungen again, who does not recognize them. After realizing they are in with a nest of German sailors, they eventually overtake the crew and toss them overboard.

Starring: Curly Howard, Larry Fine, Moe Howard, Stanley Blystone, Vernon Dent, Bud Jamison, Adele Mara, Al Thompson ..
Directed by: Jules White
Release date: 1943-05-28
34.

This Is the Army

3.2
5.8/10 IMDB

In WW I dancer Jerry Jones stages an all-soldier show on Broadway, called Yip Yip Yaphank. Wounded in the War, he becomes a producer. In WW II his son Johnny Jones, who was before his fathers assistant, gets the order to stage a knew all-soldier show, called THIS IS THE ARMY. But in his pesonal life he has problems, because he refuses to marry his fiancée until the war is over.

Starring: George Murphy, Joan Leslie, George Tobias, Alan Hale, Charles Butterworth, Dolores Costello, Una Merkel, Stanley Ridges, Rosemary DeCamp, Ruth Donnelly ..
Directed by: Michael Curtiz
Release date: 1943-08-14
Best War Movies of 1943 : The North Star
35.

The North Star

3.1
5.9/10 IMDB

A Ukrainian village must suddenly contend with the Nazi invasion of June 1941. Later re-edited and released as "Armored Attack."

Starring: Dana Andrews, Anne Baxter, Erich von Stroheim, Walter Huston, Walter Brennan, Ann Harding, Jane Withers, Farley Granger, Dean Jagger, Eric Roberts ..
Directed by: Lewis Milestone
Release date: 1943-11-04
Best War Movies of 1943 : The Bells Go Down
36.

The Bells Go Down

3.1
6.7/10 IMDB

Comedian Tommy Trinder plays it straight in this tribute to the wartime AFS (Auxiliary Fire Service). The dedicated band who kept the fires of London under control during the blitz and fire bombings of WWII.

Starring: Tommy Trinder, James Mason, Philip Friend, Mervyn Johns, William Hartnell, Finlay Currie, Philippa Hiatt, Meriel Forbes, Beatrice Varley, Norman Pierce ..
Directed by: Basil Dearden
Release date: 1943-05-16
Best War Movies of 1943 : Why We Fight: The Battle of Britain
37.

Why We Fight: The Battle of Britain

3.1
7.2/10 IMDB

The fourth of Frank Capra's Why We Fight series of seven propaganda films, which made the case for fighting and winning the Second World War. It was released in 1943 and concentrated on the German bombardment of the United Kingdom in anticipation of Operation Sea Lion, the planned German invasion.

Starring: Walter Huston, Frieda Inescort, John B. Hughes ..
Directed by: Frank Capra, Anthony Veiller
Release date: 1943-10-10
Best War Movies of 1943 : The Silent Village
38.

The Silent Village

3.0
7.0/10 IMDB

The true story of the massacre of a small Czech village by the Nazis is retold as if it happened in Wales.

Directed by: Humphrey Jennings
Release date: 1943-09-30
Best War Movies of 1943 : Why We Fight: Divide and Conquer
39.

Why We Fight: Divide and Conquer

3.0
7.2/10 IMDB

The third film of Frank Capra's 'Why We Fight" propaganda film series, dealing with the Nazi conquest of Western Europe in 1940.

Starring: Knox Manning, Murray Alper, General Bergeret, Monte Blue, Karl Brandt, Maurice Brierre, Winston Churchill, Ann Codee, Richard Walther Darré, Charles de Gaulle ..
Directed by: Anatole Litvak, Frank Capra
Release date: 1943-01-02
Best War Movies of 1943 : Gung Ho!
40.

Gung Ho!

3.0
6.0/10 IMDB

A true-life epic that revolves around an exclusive bataillon of the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II, "Carlson's Raiders," whose assignment is to take control of a South Pacific island once possessed by the United States but now under Japanese command.

Starring: Randolph Scott, Alan Curtis, Noah Beery Jr., J. Carrol Naish, Sam Levene, Robert Mitchum, Louis Jean Heydt, David Bruce, Richard Lane, Walter Sande ..
Directed by: Ray Enright
Release date: 1943-12-20
Best War Movies of 1943 : Why We Fight: The Nazis Strike
41.

Why We Fight: The Nazis Strike

2.9
7.0/10 IMDB

The second film of Frank Capra's Why We Fight propaganda film series. It introduces Germany as a nation whose aggressive ambitions began in 1863 with Otto von Bismarck and the Nazis as its latest incarnation.

Starring: Edvard Beneš, Neville Chamberlain, Clementine Churchill, Winston Churchill, Galeazzo Ciano, Édouard Daladier ..
Directed by: Frank Capra, Anatole Litvak
Release date: 1943-01-01
Best War Movies of 1943 : China
42.

China

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

Shortly before Pearl Harbor, American opportunist Jones and partner Johnny are in China to sell oil to the invading Japanese army. Cynical about the sufferings of the Chinese, Jones meets compassionate teacher Carolyn Grant while travelling cross-country to Shanghai. Sparks fly between these strong-willed characters, neither budging an inch. But when Jones witnesses a Japanese atrocity, his feelings toward his customers (and Carolyn) begin to change...

Starring: Alan Ladd, Loretta Young, William Bendix, Philip Ahn, Iris Wong, Victor Sen Yung, Marianne Quon, Richard Loo, Ching Wah Lee, Soo Yong ..
Directed by: John Farrow
Release date: 1943-04-21
43.

Chetniks!

2.9
6.5/10 IMDB

Subtitled The Fighting Guerillas, Chetniks tells the story of Yugoslavian guerilla fighter General Draja Mihailovitch. Based on the General's own memoirs, the film depicts Mihailovitch (played here by Philip Dorn) as a selfless idealist, leading his resistance troops, known as the Chetniks, on one raid after another against the Germans during WW II.

Starring: Philip Dorn, Anna Sten, Shepperd Strudwick, Virginia Gilmore, Martin Kosleck, Felix Basch ..
Directed by: Louis King
Release date: 1943-01-11
Best War Movies of 1943 : Assignment in Brittany
44.

Assignment in Brittany

2.9
6.6/10 IMDB

A French Resistance fighter discovers he's a dead ringer for a Nazi official.

Starring: Jean-Pierre Aumont, Susan Peters, Margaret Wycherly, Signe Hasso, Richard Whorf, George Coulouris, John Emery, Darryl Hickman, Sarah Padden, Adia Kuznetzoff ..
Directed by: Jack Conway
Release date: 1943-03-11
Best War Movies of 1943 : Daffy - The Commando
45.

Daffy - The Commando

2.9
6.9/10 IMDB

Commando Daffy Duck goes behind enemy lines and causes havoc for a Nazi German officer and his troops.

Starring: Mel Blanc ..
Directed by: Friz Freleng
Release date: 1943-11-20
Best War Movies of 1943 : Don't Be a Sucker!
46.

Don't Be a Sucker!

2.9
7.6/10 IMDB

Propaganda short film depicting the rise of Nazism in Germany and how political propaganda is similarly used in the United States. The film was made to make the case for the desegregation of the United States armed forces.

Starring: Lloyd Nolan, Paul Lukas, Felix Bressart ..
Release date: 1943-06-04
Best War Movies of 1943 : San Demetrio London
47.

San Demetrio London

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

British drama documentary from 1943, based on the true story of the 1940 rescue of the tanker MV San Demetrio by parts of her own crew after she had been set afire in the middle of the Atlantic by the German heavy cruiser Admiral Scheer and then had been abandoned. When one of the lifeboats drifted back to the burning tanker the day after, and found that she still hadn't exploded, they decided to board her and put out the fires. Eventually, they managed to start the engine again and decided to try to reach Britain against all odds.

Starring: Walter Fitzgerald, Ralph Michael, Neville Mapp, Barry Letts, Michael Allen, Frederick Piper, Gordon Jackson, Robert Beatty, Mervyn Johns, James Donald ..
Directed by: Charles Frend
Release date: 1943-12-07
Best War Movies of 1943 : The Adventures of Tartu
48.

The Adventures of Tartu

2.9
7.0/10 IMDB

British Captain Terence Stevenson (Robert Donat) accepts an assignment even more dangerous than his everyday job of defusing unexploded bombs. Fluent in Romanian and German and having studied chemical engineering, he is parachuted into Romania to assume the identity of Captain Jan Tartu, a member of the fascist Iron Guard. He makes his way to Czechoslovakia to steal the formula of a new Nazi poison gas and sabotage the factory where it is being manufactured.

Starring: Robert Donat, Valerie Hobson, Walter Rilla, Glynis Johns, Phyllis Morris, Martin Miller, Anthony Eustrel, Percy Walsh ..
Directed by: Harold S. Bucquet
Release date: 1943-10-01
Best War Movies of 1943 : Victory Vehicles
49.

Victory Vehicles

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

Goofy demonstrates a number of crazy vehicles.

Starring: George Johnson, Fred Shields ..
Directed by: Jack Kinney
Release date: 1943-07-30
Best War Movies of 1943 : The Silver Fleet
50.

The Silver Fleet

2.9
6.8/10 IMDB

Jaap van Leyden is in charge of a shipyard in newly occupied Holland. At first he collaborates with the Germans because it is the easiest course to follow. Later a child's rhyme reminds him of his patriotic duty, but how best to resist the Nazis without endangering his wife and fellow workers?

Starring: Ralph Richardson, Googie Withers, Esmond Knight, Beresford Egan, Frederick Burtwell, Kathleen Byron, Willem Akkerman, Dorothy Gordon, Charles Victor, John Longden ..
Directed by: Vernon Sewell, Gordon Wellesley
Release date: 1943-03-15

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