Best War Movies of 1966

1.

The Sand Pebbles

5.4
7.6/10 IMDB

Engineer Jake Holman arrives aboard the gunboat USS San Pablo, assigned to patrol a tributary of the Yangtze in the middle of exploited and revolution-torn 1926 China. His iconoclasm and cynical nature soon clash with the 'rice-bowl' system which runs the ship and the uneasy symbiosis between Chinese and foreigner on the river. Hostility towards the gunboat's presence reaches a climax when the boat must crash through a river-boom and rescue missionaries upriver at China Light Mission.

Starring: Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Richard Crenna, Candice Bergen, Mako, Larry Gates, Charles Robinson, Simon Oakland, Ford Rainey, Joe Turkel ..
Directed by: Robert Wise
Release date: 1966-12-20
2.

The Blue Max

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

A young pilot in the German air force of 1918, disliked as lower-class and unchivalrous, tries ambitiously to earn the medal offered for 20 kills.

Starring: George Peppard, James Mason, Ursula Andress, Jeremy Kemp, Karl Michael Vogler, Anton Diffring, Harry Townes, Peter Woodthorpe, Derek Newark, Derren Nesbitt ..
Directed by: John Guillermin
Release date: 1966-06-21
3.

The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!

3.5
7.1/10 IMDB

When a Soviet submarine gets stuck on a sandbar off the coast of a New England island, its commander orders his second-in-command, Lieutenant Rozanov, to get them moving again before there is an international incident. Rozanov seeks assistance from the island locals, including the police chief and a vacationing television writer, while trying to allay their fears of a Communist invasion by claiming he and his crew are Norwegian sailors.

Starring: Carl Reiner, Eva Marie Saint, Alan Arkin, Brian Keith, Paul Ford, Theodore Bikel, Jonathan Winters, Tessie O'Shea, John Phillip Law, Ben Blue ..
Directed by: Norman Jewison
Release date: 1966-05-25
4.

Khartoum

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

English General Charles George Gordon is appointed military governor of Anglo-Egyptian Sudan by the Prime Minister. Ordered to evacuate Egyptians from the Sudan, Gordon stays on to protect the people of Khartoum, who are under threat of being conquered by a Muslim army.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Laurence Olivier, Richard Johnson, Ralph Richardson, Alexander Knox, Johnny Sekka, Nigel Green, Michael Hordern, Peter Arne, Hugh Williams ..
Directed by: Basil Dearden, Eliot Elisofon
Release date: 1966-06-09
5.

Cast a Giant Shadow

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

An American Army officer is recruited by the yet to exist Israel to help them form an army. He is disturbed by this sudden appeal to his jewish roots. Each of Israel's Arab neighbors has vowed to invade the poorly prepared country as soon as partition is granted. He is made commander of the Israeli forces just before the war begins.

Starring: Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas, John Wayne, Senta Berger, Angie Dickinson, James Donald, Stathis Giallelis, Luther Adler, Frank Sinatra, Yul Brynner ..
Directed by: Melville Shavelson
Release date: 1966-03-30
Best War Movies of 1966 : Alvarez Kelly
6.

Alvarez Kelly

3.4
6.4/10 IMDB

In 1864, during the American Civil War, Mexican cattleman Alvarez Kelly supplies the Union with cattle until unexpected circumstances force him to change his customers.

Starring: William Holden, Richard Widmark, Janice Rule, Patrick O'Neal, Victoria Shaw, Roger C. Carmel, Richard Rust, Arthur Franz, Don Barry, Harry Carey, Jr. ..
Directed by: Edward Dmytryk
Release date: 1966-10-06
7.

Triple Cross

3.3
6.3/10 IMDB

A safecracker turns double agent during WWII.

Starring: Christopher Plummer, Gert Fröbe, Claudine Auger, Romy Schneider, Trevor Howard, Yul Brynner, Harry Meyen, Jess Hahn, Howard Vernon, Gordon Jackson ..
Directed by: Terence Young
Release date: 1966-12-09
8.

Lost Command

3.3
6.4/10 IMDB

After being freed from a Vietnamese war prison, French Lt. Col. Pierre Raspeguy is sent to help quell resistance forces in Algeria. With the help of the Capt. Esclavier, who has grown weary of war, and Capt. Boisfeuras, who lives for it, Raspeguy attempts to convert a rugged band of soldiers into a formidable fighting unit, with the promise of marrying a beautiful countess if he's made a general.

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Alain Delon, George Segal, Michèle Morgan, Maurice Ronet, Claudia Cardinale, Grégoire Aslan, Jean Servais, Maurice Sarfati, Jean-Claude Bercq ..
Directed by: Mark Robson
Release date: 1966-05-01
9.

It Happened Here

2.9
6.7/10 IMDB

It is the Second World War. The Nazis have invaded Britain. There is a split between the resistance and those who prefer to collaborate with the invaders for a quiet life. The protagonist, a nurse, is caught in the middle.

Starring: Pauline Murray, Sebastian Shaw, Bart Allison, Reginald Marsh, Pauline Murray, Frank Bennett, Miles Halliwell, Peter Dyneley, Derek Milburn, Nicolette Bernard ..
Directed by: Kevin Brownlow, Andrew Mollo
Release date: 1966-05-01
Best War Movies of 1966 : Beau Geste
10.

Beau Geste

2.6
6.1/10 IMDB

In 1906, two American brothers join the French Foreign Legion and, led by a sadistic Sergeant-Major, they defend a fort against Berber and Tuareg attack.

Starring: Guy Stockwell, Doug McClure, Leslie Nielsen, Telly Savalas, David Mauro, Robert Wolders, Leo Gordon, Michael Constantine, Malachi Throne, Joe De Santis ..
Directed by: Douglas Heyes
Release date: 1966-09-07

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