Best War Movies of 1950


Sands of Iwo Jima

7.0/10 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 : Three Came Home

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

The Wooden Horse

6.9/10 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

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 : The Black Rose

The Black Rose

6.2/10 IMDB

In the 13th century, Walter of Gurnie, a disinherited Saxon youth, is forced to flee England. With his friend, Tristram, he falls in with the army of the fierce but avuncular General Bayan, and journeys all the way to China, where both men become involved in intrigues in the court of Kublai Khan.

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

Chain Lightning

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

Kansas Raiders

6.1/10 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: 1950-11-15
Best War Movies of 1950 : Francis


6.4/10 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 : American Guerrilla in the Philippines

American Guerrilla in the Philippines

5.9/10 IMDB

American soldiers stranded in the Philippines after the Japanese invasion form guerrilla bands to fight back.

Starring: Tyrone Power, Micheline Presle, Tom Ewell, Robert Patten, Tommy Cook, Juan Torena, Jack Elam, Robert Barrat, Miguel Anzures, Erlinda Cortes ..
Directed by: Fritz Lang
Release date: 1950-11-08
Best War Movies of 1950 : Odette


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
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 : They Were Not Divided

They Were Not Divided

6.1/10 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

Two Flags West

6.7/10 IMDB

A group of confedarate prisoners is sent to a unionist fort in the west to help the local garrison to fight the indians.

Starring: Joseph Cotten, Linda Darnell, Jeff Chandler, Cornel Wilde, Dale Robertson, Jay C. Flippen, Noah Beery Jr., Johnny Sands, Arthur Hunnicutt, Harry von Zell ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1950-10-12

Captain Carey, U.S.A.

6.2/10 IMDB

Near the end of World War II, a secret American raid on an enemy transportation hub goes very wrong when a turncoat warns the enemy. Led by Capt. Webster Carey, the mission causes the deaths of many bystanders -- among them, Carey believes, his Italian girlfriend, Giulia de Graffi. Back home, Carey stumbles across evidence that might uncover the identity of the informant. But, when he returns to Italy to get even, Carey is stunned by what he finds.

Starring: Alan Ladd, Wanda Hendrix, Francis Lederer, Joseph Calleia, Celia Lovsky, Richard Avonde, Frank Puglia, Luis Alberni, Angela Clarke, Roland Winters ..
Directed by: Mitchell Leisen
Release date: 1950-02-21
Best War Movies of 1950 : Last of the Buccaneers

Last of the Buccaneers

5.2/10 IMDB

Swashbuckler about the adventures of pirate Jean Lafitte after he helped save New Orleans from a British invasion during the War of 1812.

Starring: Paul Henreid, Jack Oakie, Karin Booth, Mary Anderson, Edgar Barrier, John Dehner, Harry Cording, William Fawcett, Ross Elliott, Pierre Watkin ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1950-10-25
Best War Movies of 1950 : The Torch

The Torch

5.5/10 IMDB

The story of a fear-inspiring revolutionary general who develops a passion for the daughter of a wealthy villager. It's hate at first sight so far as the girl is concerned, but this will soon change.

Starring: Paulette Goddard, Pedro Armendáriz, Gilbert Roland, Walter Reed, Julio Villarreal, Carlos Múzquiz, Margarito Luna, José Torvay, Pascual García Peña, Antonia Kaneem ..
Directed by: Emilio Fernández
Release date: 1950-06-02
Best War Movies of 1950 : Tyrant of the Sea

Tyrant of the Sea

6.2/10 IMDB

In 1803, the only thing standing between Napoleon and his plan of world domination is England and the British Navy. The admiralty, learning that Napoleon has assembled an invasion fleet decides to send out one of its vessels to destroy it the French flagship under cover of fog. Forced out of retirement, ruthless, tyrannical and temperamental Captain William Blake is put in command. He wields his command with sadistic fury until an epidemic of scurvy attacks the crew and, when he refuses to go ashore for needed provision, mutiny and insubordination results...and, then, the French flagship arrives.

Starring: Rhys Williams, Ron Randell, Valentine Perkins, Doris Lloyd, Lester Matthews, Harry Cording, Terry Kilburn, Maurice Marsac, William Fawcett, Ross Elliott ..
Directed by: Lew Landers
Release date: 1950-02-22
Best War Movies of 1950 : Second Chance

Second Chance

5.5/10 IMDB

A bank president and his wife, facing a crisis in their life and both nearing the age of fifty, look back on what has happened to them over the years of their marriage.

Starring: Ruth Warrick, John Hubbard, David Holt, Hugh Beaumont, John Holland, Joan Carroll, Pat Combs, Ellye Marshall, John Marston, Jamesson Shade ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1950-09-06
Best War Movies of 1950 : The Crime Of Korea

The Crime Of Korea

0.0/10 IMDB

A 1950 propaganda film produced by the US Army Signal Corps mainly concerning the war crimes committed by the North Koreans.

Release date: 1950-01-01
Best War Movies of 1950 : The U.N. Aids Republic Of Korea In The Fight Against Aggression

The U.N. Aids Republic Of Korea In The Fight Against Aggression

0.0/10 IMDB

A rarely-seen documentary report on the United Nations's preservation of South Korea.

Release date: 1950-01-01

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