Best War Movies of 1950

1.

Three Came Home

3.8
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
2.

Sands of Iwo Jima

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

The relationship between Sergeant Stryker and a group of rebellious recruits is made difficult by the Sergeant's tough training tactics. At Tarawa, the leathernecks have a chance to see Stryker in action, and begin to appreciate him.

Starring: John Wayne, John Agar, Adele Mara, Forrest Tucker, Wally Cassell, James Brown, Richard Webb, Arthur Franz, Julie Bishop, James Holden ..
Directed by: Allan Dwan
Release date: 1950-01-01
Best War Movies of 1950 : The Wooden Horse
3.

The Wooden Horse

3.7
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
4.

The Black Rose

3.5
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
5.

The Big Lift

3.4
6.5/10 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.

Francis

3.3
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
Best War Movies of 1950 : Kansas Raiders
7.

Kansas Raiders

3.2
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
8.

Chain Lightning

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

Former World War II flying ace Matt Brennan takes a position as a test pilot for a commercial aircraft corporation and bumps into his old girlfriend, Jo Holloway, who now works as a receptionist for the company.

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 : Breakthrough
9.

Breakthrough

2.9
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
10.

Odette

2.9
6.9/10 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

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