Best War Movies of 1950


Three Came Home

7.3/10 IMDB

Borneo, 1941, during World War II. When the Japanese occupy the island, American writer Agnes Newton Keith is separated from her husband and imprisoned with her son in a prison camp run by the enigmatic Colonel Suga.

Starring: Claudette Colbert, Patric Knowles, Florence Desmond, Sessue Hayakawa, Sylvia Andrew, Mark Keuning, Phyllis Morris, Howard Chuman ..
Directed by: Jean Negulesco
Release date: 1950-02-20
Best War Movies of 1950 : The Wooden Horse

The Wooden Horse

7.0/10 IMDB

True story of three British POWs and their attempt to escape from Nazi Germany

Starring: Leo Genn, David Tomlinson, Anthony Steel, David Greene, Peter Burton, Patrick Waddington, Michael Goodliffe, Anthony Dawson, Bryan Forbes, Danny Cunningham ..
Directed by: Jack Lee
Release date: 1950-10-16
Best War Movies of 1950 : The Black Rose

The Black Rose

6.3/10 IMDB

In the time of the crusades, a Saxon youth is forced to run away from England. He goes with his loyal retainer who brings along a British long bow. The two go all the way to China where they become involved in intrigues in the court of Kubla Kahn.

Starring: Tyrone Power, Orson Welles, Cécile Aubry, Jack Hawkins, Michael Rennie, Finlay Currie, Herbert Lom, Mary Clare, Robert Blake, Alfonso Bedoya ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1950-09-01

The Big Lift

6.4/10 IMDB

The Berlin Air Lift from the point of view of two NCOs.

Starring: Montgomery Clift, Paul Douglas, Cornell Borchers, Bruni Löbel, O.E. Hasse, Dante V. Morel, John R. Mason, Gail R. Plush, Mack Blevins, William A. Stewart ..
Directed by: George Seaton
Release date: 1950-04-26
Best War Movies of 1950 : Francis


6.5/10 IMDB

The truthful soldier Stirling didn't know how to lie about his source of information, the talking army Mule, Francis, so he was treated as a lunatic and led to one after another hilarious situations, where the mule was the only one that appeared in his right mind. In the process of all this, the mule assisted in uncovering a spy, Mareen, who pretended to be lost among the jungles, but was actually...

Starring: Donald O'Connor, Patricia Medina, Zasu Pitts, Ray Collins, John McIntire, Eduard Franz, Howland Chamberlain, James Todd, Robert Warwick, Frank Faylen ..
Directed by: Arthur Lubin
Release date: 1950-02-08

Chain Lightning

6.0/10 IMDB

Matt Brennan runs into Jo Holloway, the Red Cross girl he romanced in Europe when he was a flyer in World War II when he is offered a job by jet manufacturer Leland Willis as a test pilot. Carl Troxell wants to sell an escape cockpit to the Air Force. He wants Matt to stall the presentation of JA-3, the prototype that doesn't include the ejection seat, to give him more time for the experimental JA-4. But Matt doesn't believe it is yet safe enough to try.

Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Eleanor Parker, Raymond Massey, Richard Whorf, James Brown, Roy Roberts, Morris Ankrum, Fay Baker, Fred Sherman ..
Directed by: Stuart Heisler
Release date: 1950-02-18
Best War Movies of 1950 : Kansas Raiders

Kansas Raiders

6.2/10 IMDB

Outraged by Redleg atrocities, the James and Younger Brothers along with Kit Dalton join Quantrill's Raiders and find themselves participating in even worse war crimes.

Starring: Audie Murphy, Brian Donlevy, Marguerite Chapman, Scott Brady, Tony Curtis, Richard Arlen, Richard Long, James Best, John Kellogg, Dewey Martin ..
Directed by: Ray Enright
Release date: 1950-08-19
Best War Movies of 1950 : Breakthrough


6.7/10 IMDB

Filmed with the full cooperation of the U.S. Army, Breakthrough is a lean, no-nonsense war film set during the 1944 invasion of the continent.

Starring: David Brian, John Agar, Frank Lovejoy, William Campbell, Paul Picerni, Greg McClure, Richard Monahan ..
Directed by: Lewis Seiler
Release date: 1950-11-17
Best War Movies of 1950 : Odette


7.0/10 IMDB

The film is based on the true story of Special Operations Executive French-born agent Odette Sansom, who was captured by the Germans in 1943, condemned to death and sent to Ravensbrück concentration camp to be executed. However, against all odds she survived the war and testified against the prison guards at the Hamburg Ravensbrück Trials. She was awarded the George Cross in 1946; the first woman ever to receive the award, and the only woman who has been awarded it while still alive. (From Wikipedia, licensed under CC-BY-SA)

Starring: Anna Neagle, Trevor Howard, Marius Goring, Peter Ustinov, Bernard Lee, Alfred Schieske, Gilles Quéant, Marianne Walla, Fritz Wendhausen, Marie Burke ..
Directed by: Herbert Wilcox
Release date: 1950-10-02
Best War Movies of 1950 : They Were Not Divided

They Were Not Divided

6.3/10 IMDB

The film begins in a WW II training depot of a British Guards armoured regiment where recruits from many walks of life learn to survive the strict discipline and training together before going into battle in tanks. There is a cameo appearance by the real Sgt. Major Brittain who was famous in the British guards regiments.

Starring: Edward Underdown, Ralph Clanton, Helen Cherry, Stella Andrew, Michael Brennan, Michael Trubshawe, Rupert Gerard, Desmond Llewelyn, Anthony Dawson, Estelle Brody ..
Directed by: Terence Young
Release date: 1950-04-24

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