Best War Movies of 1969

1.

Battle of Britain

5.0
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 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
Best War Movies of 1969 : Oh! What a Lovely War
3.

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
4.

The Bridge at Remagen

3.5
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
5.

Play Dirty

3.4
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 ..
Directed by: André De Toth
Release date: 1969-01-01
6.

Castle Keep

3.1
6.2/10 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
7.

The Virgin Soldiers

2.8
6.1/10 IMDB

The core of the plot is the romantic triangle formed by the protagonist, a conscripted soldier named Private Brigg; a worldly professional soldier named Sergeant Driscoll, and Phillipa Raskin, the daughter of the Regimental Sergeant Major. The location is a British army base in Singapore during the Malayan Emergency.

Starring: Hywel Bennett, Lynn Redgrave, Nigel Davenport, Jack Shepherd, Nigel Patrick, Rachel Kempson, Michael Gwynn, Tsai Chin, Christopher Timothy, Don Hawkins ..
Directed by: John Dexter
Release date: 1969-10-14
8.

Mosquito Squadron

2.8
5.7/10 IMDB

In WW2, a RAF squadron leader mourns the death of a comrade and 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
Best War Movies of 1969 : The Gladiators
9.

The Gladiators

2.7
6.7/10 IMDB

Some time in the future, East and West have stopped maintaining standing armies and nuclear weapons. Instead, to settle their differences they pit different teams of crack combat specialists against each other.

Starring: Arthur Pentelow, Frederick Danner, Hans Bendrik, Daniel Harle, Björn Franzén, Kenneth Lo, Hans Berger, Rosario Gianetti, Tim Yum, Stefan Dillan ..
Directed by: Peter Watkins
Release date: 1969-06-25
Best War Movies of 1969 : The Thousand Plane Raid
10.

The Thousand Plane Raid

2.6
5.7/10 IMDB

In 1943, Colonel Greg Brandon, stationed at an United States Army Air Forces 8th Air Force, 103rd Bomb Group base in England, repeatedly attempts to persuade superiors that massive daylight bombing will hasten the end of World War II. In spite of the mission's extreme difficulty, his plan is finally put into effect against a German aircraft factory. During preparation for the raid, Brandon alienates his men by insisting that normal bombing operations continue. His disdain for cautious Lieutenant Archer and brash RAF Wing Commander Trafton Howard further antagonizes his associates, including his girl friend, WAC Lieutenant Gabrielle Ames. When his bomber crashes the morning of the mission, Brandon boards a bomber manned by Archer and Howard. During the effective air raid, he is impressed by Archer's courage and Howard's judgment.

Starring: Christopher George, Laraine Stephens, J.D. Cannon, Gary Marshall, Michael Evans, Gavin MacLeod, Ben Murphy, Bo Hopkins, Tim McIntire, Barry Atwater ..
Directed by: Boris Sagal
Release date: 1969-07-15

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