Best War Movies of 1945

1.

Objective, Burma!

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

A group of men parachute into Japanese-occupied Burma with a dangerous and important mission: to locate and blow up a radar station. They accomplish this well enough, but when they try to rendezvous at an old air-strip to be taken back to their base, they find Japanese waiting for them, and they must make a long, difficult walk back through enemy-occupied jungle.

Starring: Errol Flynn, James Brown, William Prince, George Tobias, Henry Hull, Warner Anderson, John Alvin, Mark Stevens, Richard Erdman, Erville Alderson ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1945-02-17
2.

They Were Expendable

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

Shortly after Pearl Harbor, a squadron of PT-boat crews in the Philippines must battle the Navy brass between skirmishes with the Japanese. The title says it all about the Navy's attitude towards the PT-boats and their crews.

Starring: Robert Montgomery, John Wayne, Donna Reed, Jack Holt, Ward Bond, Marshall Thompson, Paul Langton, Leon Ames, Arthur Walsh, Donald Curtis ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1945-12-07
3.

Pride of the Marines

3.6
7.3/10 IMDB

Al Schmid is a happy go lucky guy in Philadephia in 1941. He likes his life, despite his landlady's attempts to get him married off. One day he meets Ruth and she steals his heart. Pearl Harbor changes all their lives, as Al joins the Marines. His unit defeats a japanese attempt to retake gualcanal, but he is blinded in the action. Al has to struggle to adjust to life as a blind man and he breaks up with Ruth, but with the help of a red cross worker, his best friend Lee Diamond , he sees that his sacrifice was not in vain and he and Ruth are reunited

Starring: John Garfield, Eleanor Parker, Dane Clark, John Ridgely, Rosemary DeCamp, Ann Doran, Ann E. Todd, Warren Douglas, Don McGuire, Tom D'Andrea ..
Directed by: Delmer Daves
Release date: 1945-08-24
Best War Movies of 1945 : Ernie Pyle's Story of G.I. Joe
4.

Ernie Pyle's Story of G.I. Joe

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

War correspondent Ernie Pyle joins Company C, 18th Infantry as this American army unit fights its way across North Africa in World War II. He comes to know the soldiers and finds much human interest material for his readers back in the States.

Starring: Burgess Meredith, Robert Mitchum, Freddie Steele, Wally Cassell, Jimmy Lloyd, John R. Reilly, Dorothy Coonan Wellman, William Murphy, William Benedict, Bob Hope ..
Directed by: William A. Wellman
Release date: 1945-07-13
5.

Back to Bataan

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

An Army colonel leads a guerrilla campaign against the Japanese in the Philippines.

Starring: John Wayne, Beulah Bondi, Anthony Quinn, Fely Franquelli, Richard Loo, Philip Ahn, Alex Havier, 'Ducky' Louie, Lawrence Tierney, Leonard Strong ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1945-05-30
Best War Movies of 1945 : San Pietro
6.

San Pietro

3.4
6.6/10 IMDB

This documentary movie is about the battle of San Pietro, a small village in Italy. Over 1,100 US soldiers were killed while trying to take this location, that blocked the way for the Allied forces from the Germans.

Starring: Mark W. Clark, John Huston ..
Directed by: John Huston
Release date: 1945-05-03
Best War Movies of 1945 : A Walk in the Sun
7.

A Walk in the Sun

3.4
7.0/10 IMDB

In the 1943 invasion of Italy, one American platoon lands, digs in, then makes its way inland to attempt to take a fortified farmhouse, as tension and casualties mount. Unusually realistic picture of war as long quiet stretches of talk, punctuated by sharp, random bursts of violent action whose relevance to the big picture is often unknown to the soldiers.

Starring: Dana Andrews, Lloyd Bridges, Richard Conte, Richard Benedict, George Tyne, John Ireland, Sterling Holloway, Norman Lloyd, Herbert Rudley, Huntz Hall ..
Directed by: Lewis Milestone
Release date: 1945-12-25
8.

Blood on the Sun

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

Nick Condon, an American journalist in 1945 Tokyo, publishes the Japanese master plan for world domination. Reaction from the understandably upset Japanese provides the action, but this is overshadowed by the propaganda of the time.

Starring: James Cagney, Sylvia Sidney, Porter Hall, John Emery, Robert Armstrong, Wallace Ford, Rosemary DeCamp, John Halloran, Leonard Strong, James Bell ..
Directed by: Frank Lloyd
Release date: 1945-04-26
Best War Movies of 1945 : To the Shores of Iwo Jima
9.

To the Shores of Iwo Jima

3.1
6.4/10 IMDB

Documentary short film depicting the American assault on the Japanese-held island of Iwo Jima and the massive battle that raged on that key island in the Allied advance on Japan. Four cameramen died bringing this footage to the public

Starring: Franklin D. Roosevelt ..
Release date: 1945-06-07
10.

God Is My Co-Pilot

3.0
6.5/10 IMDB

Robert L. Scott has dreamed his whole life of being a fighter pilot, but when war comes he finds himself flying transport planes over The Hump into China. In China, he persuades General Chennault to let him fly with the famed Flying Tigers, the heroic band of airmen who'd been fighting the Japanese long before Pearl Harbor. Scott gets his chance to fight, ultimately engaging in combat with the deadly Japanese pilot known as Tokyo Joe.

Starring: Dane Clark, Raymond Massey, Alan Hale, Andrea King, John Ridgely, Dennis Morgan, Stanley Ridges, Craig Stevens, Warren Douglas, Mark Stevens ..
Directed by: Robert Florey
Release date: 1945-04-07

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