Best War Movies of 1948


The Search

7.8/10 IMDB

In postwar Germany, a displaced Czech boy, separated from his family during wartime, is befriended by an American GI while the boy's mother desperately searches for him.

Starring: Montgomery Clift, Ivan Jandl, Aline MacMahon, Wendell Corey, Jarmila Novotná, Mary Patton, Ewart G. Morrison, William Rogers, Leopold Borkowski, Claude Gambier ..
Directed by: Fred Zinnemann
Release date: 1948-03-26

Command Decision

7.3/10 IMDB

High-ranking officers struggle with the decision to prioritize bombing German factories producing new jet fighters over the extremely high casualties the mission will cost.

Starring: Clark Gable, Walter Pidgeon, Van Johnson, Brian Donlevy, Charles Bickford, John Cannon, John Hodiak, Edward Arnold, Marshall Thompson, Richard Quine ..
Directed by: Sam Wood
Release date: 1948-12-23
Best War Movies of 1948 : Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc

6.4/10 IMDB

In the 15th Century, France is a defeated and ruined nation after the One Hundred Years War against England. The fourteen-year-old farm girl Joan of Arc claims to hear voices from Heaven asking her to lead God's Army against Orleans and crowning the weak Dauphin Charles VII as King of France. Joan gathers the people with her faith, forms an army, and conquers Orleans.

Starring: Ingrid Bergman, Francis L. Sullivan, J. Carrol Naish, Ward Bond, Shepperd Strudwick, Gene Lockhart, John Emery, Leif Erickson, Cecil Kellaway, José Ferrer ..
Directed by: Victor Fleming
Release date: 1948-12-22
Best War Movies of 1948 : Homecoming


6.8/10 IMDB

Self-absorbed Dr. Lee Johnson enlists with the Army medical corps during World War II, more out of a feeling that it's "the thing to do" rather than deep-seated patriotism. On his first day, he's put into place by 'Snapshot', a sassy and attractive nurse. Their initial antagonism blossoms into romance. Lee then finds himself torn with guilt over being unfaithful to his wife, Penny, who's waiting for him back home.

Starring: Clark Gable, Lana Turner, Anne Baxter, John Hodiak, Ray Collins, Cameron Mitchell, Gladys Cooper, Alan Hale Jr., Frank Mayo, Frank McLure ..
Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
Release date: 1948-04-29
Best War Movies of 1948 : Elizabeth of Ladymead

Elizabeth of Ladymead

5.9/10 IMDB

Four generations of a British family live through their experiences in the Crimean War, Boer War, WWI and WWII.

Starring: Anna Neagle, Hugh Williams, Isabel Jeans, Michael Lawrence, Bernard Lee, Nicholas Phipps, Michael Shepley, Hilda Bayley, Henry Edwards, Jack Allen ..
Directed by: Herbert Wilcox
Release date: 1948-12-22
Best War Movies of 1948 : Fighter Squadron

Fighter Squadron

6.2/10 IMDB

During World War II, an insubordinate fighter pilot finds the shoe on the other foot when he's promoted.

Starring: Edmond O'Brien, Robert Stack, Henry Hull, Tom D'Andrea, Rock Hudson, Jack Larson, Shepperd Strudwick, John Rodney, James Holden, Walter Reed ..
Directed by: Raoul Walsh
Release date: 1948-11-27

Tap Roots

6.5/10 IMDB

Set at the beginning of the Civil War, Tap Roots is all about a county in Mississippi which chooses to secede from the state rather than enter the conflict. The county is protected from the Confederacy by an abolitionist and a Native American gentleman. The abolitionist's daughter is courted by a powerful newspaper publisher when her fiance, a confederate officer, elopes with the girl's sister. The daughter at first resists the publisher's attentions, but turns to him for aid when her ex-fiance plans to capture the seceding county on behalf of the South.

Starring: Van Heflin, Susan Hayward, Boris Karloff, Julie London, Whitfield Connor, Ward Bond, Richard Long, Arthur Shields, Griff Barnett, Sondra Rodgers ..
Directed by: George Marshall
Release date: 1948-08-25

A Southern Yankee

6.6/10 IMDB

Red Skelton plays Aubrey Filmore, a feather-brained but lovable bellboy who dreams of becoming an agent for the Union's secret service during the Civil War.

Starring: Red Skelton, Brian Donlevy, Arlene Dahl, George Coulouris, Lloyd Gough, John Ireland, Minor Watson, Charles Dingle, Joyce Compton, Louise Beavers ..
Directed by: Edward Sedgwick
Release date: 1948-08-05
Best War Movies of 1948 : Against the Wind

Against the Wind

6.4/10 IMDB

A disparate group of volunteers are trained as saboteurs and parachuted into Belgium to blow up an office containing important Nazi records and to rescue a prominent S.O.E. agent, who is being interrogated by the Germans for vital information.

Starring: Robert Beatty, Simone Signoret, Jack Warner, Gordon Jackson, Paul Dupuis, James Robertson Justice, André Morell, Eugene Deckers, John Slater, Peter Illing ..
Directed by: Charles Crichton
Release date: 1948-02-01
Best War Movies of 1948 : Shades of Gray

Shades of Gray

5.9/10 IMDB

After the suppression of "Let There Be Light" (a documentary about combat-induced post-traumatic stress disorders which presented many inconvenient and demoralizing truths), the U.S. Army Signal Corp created this dramatized up-beat remake of the film. Only this time, the production excluded the involvement of John Houston, the producer of the original documentary.

Starring: Sandy Campbell, Edward Kreisler, Paul Larson, Val Vinson, Lewis Howard, Michael Higgins ..
Directed by: Joseph Henabery
Release date: 1948-05-20

Always Another Dawn

5.5/10 IMDB

Featuring Charles 'Bud' Tingwell in only his second film and first lead role, which helped prepare him for his part in the 1953 World War Two Hollywood action drama, 'The Desert Rats'. 'Always Another Dawn' celebrates the Australian Navy's contribution to the Allied victory in WW2. The ship (Dauntless) is based on the real-life HMAS Yarra, which was sunk by a Japanese cruiser squadron on 4 March 1942 with 138 lives lost. Assisted by the Royal Australian Navy, filming took place at Flinders Naval Depot Melbourne and aboard the destroyer HMAS Bataan.

Starring: Charles Tingwell, Guy Doleman, Queenie Ashton, Betty McDowall, Douglas Herald, Charles Zoli ..
Directed by: T.O. McCreadie
Release date: 1948-09-24
Best War Movies of 1948 : Outrages of the Orient

Outrages of the Orient

4.9/10 IMDB

Recreation of the widespread rapes and murders of Filipina women by Japanese soldiers during WWII.

Starring: Linda Estrella, Fernando Royo, Teddy Benavidez, Alma Rosa Aguirre, Mona Lisa, Rosa Aguirre, Bimbo Danao, Cris de Vera ..
Directed by: Director X., Carlos Vander Tolosa
Release date: 1948-12-08

Jungle Patrol

6.1/10 IMDB

Eight fighter pilots hold off constant Japanese attacks during the construction of an airstrip in New Guinea.

Starring: Kristine Miller, Arthur Franz, Ross Ford, Tommy Noonan, Gene Reynolds, Richard Jaeckel, Mickey Knox ..
Directed by: Joseph M. Newman
Release date: 1948-01-01

Swab Your Choppers

0.0/10 IMDB

U.S. Navy instructional film about proper oral hygiene. After prolonged dental neglect, seaman Humphrey learns the proper technique for brushing and flossing one's teeth.

Directed by: John Hubley
Release date: 1948-01-01

Rhin et Danube

0.0/10 IMDB

A documentary produced by the French armed forces which chronicles the way of France’s “1ere armée” in the second world war from the days it first crossed the Rhine in March of 1945, through the liberation of a POW-camp in Swabia, until the forces reached the Danube and the Alps at the end of the war and the day French troops marched in the victory parade in Berlin.

Starring: C. Taven, Jean de Lattre de Tassigny, Charles de Gaulle, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Bernard Montgomery, Georgi Zhukov ..
Release date: 1948-01-01
Best War Movies of 1948 : Night Wind

Night Wind

0.0/10 IMDB

A boy tries to protect his dog, a German shepherd that served with U.S. Army forces after it begins attacking strangers several years after the war.

Starring: Charles Russell, Virginia Christine, Gary Gray, John Ridgely, James Burke, Konstantin Shayne, William Stelling, Guy Kingsford, Charles Lang, Flame ..
Directed by: James Tinling
Release date: 1948-09-01
Best War Movies of 1948 : Nuremberg


0.0/10 IMDB

The official U.S. government film about the 1st Nuremberg trial (The Trial of the Major Nazi War Criminals) which lasted from November 20, 1945 to October 1, 1946.

Starring: Francis Biddle, Karl Dönitz, Hans Frank, Wilhelm Frick, David Maxwell Fyfe, Joseph Goebbels, Hermann Göring, Rudolf Hess, Heinrich Himmler, Adolf Hitler ..
Directed by: Stuart Schulberg
Release date: 1948-01-01

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