Best War Movies of 1969

1.

Battle of Britain

4.9
7.0/10 IMDB

In 1940, the Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle against the might of the Luftwaffe for control of the skies over Britain, thus preventing the Nazi invasion of Britain.

Starring: Harry Andrews, Michael Caine, Trevor Howard, Curd Jürgens, Ian McShane, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer, Kenneth More, Nigel Patrick, Michael Redgrave ..
Directed by: Guy Hamilton
Release date: 1969-09-15
2.

The Bridge at Remagen

4.2
6.7/10 IMDB

In March of 1945, as the War in Europe is coming to a close, fighting erupts between German and American troops at the last remaining bridgehead across the Rhine.

Starring: George Segal, Ben Gazzara, Robert Vaughn, Bradford Dillman, Peter van Eyck, Matt Clark, Tom Heaton, Bo Hopkins, E.G. Marshall, Hans Christian Blech ..
Directed by: John Guillermin
Release date: 1969-06-25
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3.

In the Year of the Pig

3.8
7.5/10 IMDB

Both sober and sobering, producer-director Emile de Antonio’s In the Year of the Pig is a powerful and, no doubt for many, controversial documentary about the Vietnam War.

Starring: David Halberstam ..
Directed by: Emile de Antonio
Release date: 1969-02-26
4.

The Secret of Santa Vittoria

3.7
7.3/10 IMDB

During World War II, Italian villagers hide their wine from the German army.

Starring: Anthony Quinn, Anna Magnani, Giancarlo Giannini, Virna Lisi, Hardy Krüger, Wolfgang Jansen, Peter Kuiper, Sergio Franchi, Renato Rascel, Patrizia Valturri ..
Directed by: Stanley Kramer
Release date: 1969-01-01
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5.

Oh! What a Lovely War

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Satire about the First World War based on a stage musical of the same name, portraying the "Game of War" and focusing mainly on the members of one family (last name Smith) who go off to war. Much of the action in the movie revolves around the words of the marching songs of the soldiers, and many scenes portray some of the more famous (and infamous) incidents of the war, including the assassination of Duke Ferdinand, the Christmas meeting between British and German soldiers in no-mans-land, and the wiping out by their own side of a force of Irish soldiers newly arrived at the front, after successfully capturing a ridge that had been contested for some time.

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Vanessa Redgrave, Maggie Smith, John Mills, Corin Redgrave, Maurice Roeves, Ian Holm, Juliet Mills, Michael Bates, Edward Fox ..
Directed by: Richard Attenborough
Release date: 1969-03-10
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6.

Hannibal Brooks

3.5
6.6/10 IMDB

A POW in World War II is put to work in a Munich zoo, looking after an Asian elephant. The zoo is bombed by the Americans and the director of the zoo decides it is not safe for his Asian elephant Lucy to remain there. So he sends Brooks to safety with Lucy. They escape and go on the run in order to get to Switzerland.

Starring: Oliver Reed, Michael J. Pollard, Wolfgang Preiss, Karin Baal, Helmuth Lohner, Peter Carsten, Ralf Wolter, Jürgen Draeger, Ernst Fritz Fürbringer ..
Directed by: Michael Winner
Release date: 1969-04-30
7.

Play Dirty

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

The Dirty Dozen meet the Stiff Upper Lip. A British Petroleum executive is assigned to work with the British Army in North Africa handling port duties for incoming fuels.

Starring: Michael Caine, Nigel Davenport, Nigel Green, Harry Andrews, Daniel Pilon, Patrick Jordan, Bernard Archard, Aly Ben Ayed, Enrique Ávila, Mohamed Kouka ..
Directed by: André De Toth
Release date: 1969-01-02
8.

Castle Keep

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

During the Battle of the Bulge, an anachronistic count shelters a ragtag squad of Americans in his isolated castle hoping they will defend it against the advancing Germans.

Starring: Burt Lancaster, Jean-Pierre Aumont, Peter Falk, Bruce Dern, Patrick O'Neal, Astrid Heeren, Scott Wilson, Tony Bill, Al Freeman, Jr., James Patterson ..
Directed by: Sydney Pollack
Release date: 1969-07-23
9.

100 Rifles

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

When half-breed Indian Yaqui Joe robs an Arizona bank, he is pursued by dogged lawman Lyedecker. Fleeing to Mexico, Joe is imprisoned by General Verdugo, who is waging a war against the Yaqui Indians. When Lyedecker attempts to intervene, he is thrown into prison as well. Working together, the two escape and take refuge in the hills, where Lyedecker meets beautiful Yaqui freedom fighter Sarita and begins to question his allegiances.

Starring: Jim Brown, Raquel Welch, Burt Reynolds, Fernando Lamas, Dan O'Herlihy, Eric Braeden, Aldo Sambrell, Soledad Miranda, Alberto Dalbés, Charly Bravo ..
Directed by: Tom Gries
Release date: 1969-03-26
10.

Mosquito Squadron

2.9
5.7/10 IMDB

While a WW2, RAF squadron leader mourns the death of a comrade, he receives a bombing mission against a secret Nazi V-2 rocket testing facility in France.

Starring: David McCallum, Suzanne Neve, Charles Gray, David Buck, David Dundas, Dinsdale Landen, Nicky Henson, Bryan Marshall, Michael Anthony, Peggy Thorpe-Bates ..
Directed by: Boris Sagal
Release date: 1969-01-18

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