Best War Movies of 1965

1.

Doctor Zhivago

5.7
8.0/10 IMDB

The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during World War I and then the October Revolution.

Starring: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Geraldine Chaplin, Rod Steiger, Alec Guinness, Siobhán McKenna, Ralph Richardson, Gérard Tichy, Noel Willman, Jack MacGowran ..
Directed by: David Lean
Release date: 1965-12-22
2.

The Hill

5.5
7.9/10 IMDB

North Africa, World War II. British soldiers on the brink of collapse push beyond endurance to struggle up a brutal incline. It's not a military objective. It's The Hill, a manmade instrument of torture, a tower of sand seared by a white-hot sun. And the troops' tormentors are not the enemy, but their own comrades-at-arms.

Starring: Sean Connery, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen, Alfred Lynch, Ossie Davis, Roy Kinnear, Jack Watson, Ian Hendry, Michael Redgrave, Norman Bird ..
Directed by: Sidney Lumet
Release date: 1965-06-17
3.

Von Ryan's Express

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

Von Ryan's Express stars Frank Sinatra as a POW colonel who leads a daring escape from WWII Italy by taking over a freight train, but he has to win over the British soldiers he finds himself commanding.

Starring: Frank Sinatra, Trevor Howard, Raffaella Carrà, Brad Dexter, Sergio Fantoni, John Leyton, Edward Mulhare, Wolfgang Preiss, James Brolin, John van Dreelen ..
Directed by: Mark Robson
Release date: 1965-06-23
4.

Battle of the Bulge

5.0
6.8/10 IMDB

In the winter of 1944, the Allied Armies stand ready to invade Germany at the coming of a New Year. To prevent it, Hitler orders an all-out offensive to re-take French territory and capture the major port city of Antwerp.

Starring: Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan, Dana Andrews, George Montgomery, Ty Hardin, Pier Angeli, Barbara Werle, Charles Bronson, Hans Christian Blech ..
Directed by: Ken Annakin
Release date: 1965-12-16
5.

Major Dundee

4.3
6.7/10 IMDB

During the last winter of the Civil War, cavalry officer Amos Dundee leads a contentious troop of Army regulars, Confederate prisoners and scouts on an expedition into Mexico to destroy a band of Apaches who have been raiding U.S. bases in Texas.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, Jim Hutton, James Coburn, Michael Anderson Jr., Senta Berger, Mario Adorf, Brock Peters, Warren Oates, Ben Johnson ..
Directed by: Sam Peckinpah
Release date: 1965-04-07
6.

King Rat

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

When Singapore surrendered to the Japanese in 1942, the Allied POWs, mostly British but including a few Americans, were incarcerated in Changi prison. Among the American prisoners is Cpl. King, a wheeler-dealer who has managed to establish a pretty good life for himself in the camp. King soon forms a friendship with an upper-class British officer who is fascinated with King's enthusiastic approach to life.

Starring: George Segal, James Fox, Tom Courtenay, Patrick O'Neal, James Donald, John Mills, Denholm Elliott, Leonard Rossiter, Joe Turkel, Todd Armstrong ..
Directed by: Bryan Forbes
Release date: 1965-10-27
7.

The Bedford Incident

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

During a routine patrol, a reporter is given permission to interview a hardened cold-war warrior and captain of the American destroyer USS Bedford. The reporter gets more than he bargained for when the Bedford discovers a Soviet sub and the captain begins a relentless pursuit, pushing his crew to breaking point.

Starring: Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, Eric Portman, James MacArthur, Martin Balsam, Wally Cox, Michael Kane, Colin Maitland, Paul Tamarin, Frank Lieberman ..
Directed by: James B. Harris
Release date: 1965-10-11
8.

Shenandoah

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

Charlie Anderson, a farmer in Shenandoah, Virginia, finds himself and his family in the middle of the Civil War he wants nothing to do with. When his youngest boy is taken prisoner by the North the Civil War is forced upon him.

Starring: James Stewart, Doug McClure, Glenn Corbett, Patrick Wayne, Rosemary Forsyth, Phillip Alford, Katharine Ross, Jim McMullan, Tim McIntire, Gene Jackson ..
Directed by: Andrew V. McLaglen
Release date: 1965-06-03
9.

In Harm's Way

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

A naval officer reprimanded after Pearl Harbor is later promoted to rear admiral and gets a second chance to prove himself against the Japanese.

Starring: John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Tom Tryon, Paula Prentiss, Brandon De Wilde, Jill Haworth, Dana Andrews, Burgess Meredith, Carroll O'Connor ..
Directed by: Otto Preminger
Release date: 1965-04-05
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10.

Morituri

3.7
7.0/10 IMDB

A German living in India during World War II is blackmailed by the English to impersonate an SS officer on board a cargo ship leaving Japan for Germany carrying a large supply of rubber for tyres. His mission is to disable the scuttling charges so the captain cannot sink the ship if they are stopped by English warships.

Starring: Marlon Brando, Yul Brynner, Janet Margolin, Trevor Howard, Martin Benrath, Hans Christian Blech, Wally Cox, Max Haufler, Rainer Penkert, William Redfield ..
Directed by: Bernhard Wicki
Release date: 1965-08-24

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