Best War Movies of 1970

1.

Patton

5.6
7.9/10 IMDB

"Patton" tells the tale of General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War II. The film begins with patton's career in North Africa and progresses through the invasion of Germany and the fall of the Third Reich. Side plots also speak of Patton's numerous faults such his temper and habit towards insubordination.

Starring: George C. Scott, Karl Malden, Stephen Young, Michael Strong, Carey Loftin, Albert Dumortier, Frank Latimore, Morgan Paull, Karl Michael Vogler, Bill Hickman ..
Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner
Release date: 1970-01-25
2.

Kelly's Heroes

5.5
7.6/10 IMDB

A misfit group of World War II American soldiers goes AWOL to rob a bank behind German lines.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Don Rickles, Carroll O'Connor, Donald Sutherland, Gavin MacLeod, Hal Buckley, Stuart Margolin, Jeff Morris, Richard Davalos ..
Directed by: Brian G. Hutton
Release date: 1970-06-22
3.

M*A*S*H

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.

Starring: Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt, Sally Kellerman, Robert Duvall, Roger Bowen, René Auberjonois, David Arkin, Jo Ann Pflug, Gary Burghoff ..
Directed by: Robert Altman
Release date: 1970-02-18
4.

Tora! Tora! Tora!

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

In the summer of 1941, the United States and Japan seem on the brink of war after constant embargos and failed diplomacy come to no end. "Tora! Tora! Tora!", named after the code words use by the lead Japanese pilot to indicate they had surprised the Americans, covers the days leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor, which plunged America into the Second World War.

Starring: Martin Balsam, S? Yamamura, Joseph Cotten, Tatsuya Mihashi, E.G. Marshall, James Whitmore, Takahiro Tamura, Jason Robards, Wesley Addy, Frank Aletter ..
Directed by: Richard Fleischer, Kinji Fukasaku, Toshio Masuda
Release date: 1970-01-26
5.

Catch-22

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

A bombardier in World War II tries desperately to escape the insanity of the war. However, sometimes insanity is the only sane way to cope with a crazy situation.

Starring: Alan Arkin, Martin Balsam, Richard Benjamin, Art Garfunkel, Jack Gilford, Buck Henry, Bob Newhart, Anthony Perkins, Paula Prentiss, Orson Welles ..
Directed by: Mike Nichols
Release date: 1970-06-24
6.

Waterloo

4.6
7.3/10 IMDB

After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on Elba, ending two decades of war, Europe is shocked to find Napoleon has escaped and has caused the French Army to defect from the King back to him. The best of the British generals, the Duke of Wellington, beat Napolean's best generals in Spain and Portugal, but now must beat Napoleon himself with an Anglo Allied army.

Starring: Rod Steiger, Christopher Plummer, Orson Welles, Jack Hawkins, Virginia McKenna, Dan O'Herlihy, Rupert Davies, Philippe Forquet, Gianni Garko, Ivo Garrani ..
Directed by: Sergey Bondarchuk
Release date: 1970-10-26
7.

Cromwell

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

Disgusted with the policies of King Charles I, Oliver Cromwell plans to take his family to the New World. But on the eve of their departure, Cromwell is drawn into the tangled web of religion and politics that will result in the English Civil War.

Starring: Richard Harris, Alec Guinness, Robert Morley, Dorothy Tutin, Frank Finlay, Timothy Dalton, Patrick Wymark, Patrick Magee, Nigel Stock, Charles Gray ..
Directed by: Ken Hughes
Release date: 1970-09-16
8.

Too Late the Hero

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

A WWII film set on a Pacific island. Japanese and allied forces occupy different parts of the island. When a group of British soldiers are sent on a mission behind enemy lines, things don't go exactly to plan. This film differs in that some of the 'heroes' are very reluctant, but they come good when they are pursued by the Japanese who are determined to prevent them returning to base.

Starring: Michael Caine, Cliff Robertson, Henry Fonda, Ian Bannen, Harry Andrews, Denholm Elliott, Ronald Fraser, Lance Percival, Percy Herbert, Ken Takakura ..
Directed by: Robert Aldrich
Release date: 1970-05-20
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9.

The McKenzie Break

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

A German U-Boat commander and 600 prisoners plan a daring escape from a PoW camp in Scotland.

Starring: Brian Keith, Helmut Griem, Ian Hendry, Jack Watson, Horst Janson, Patrick O'Connell, Alexander Allerson, John Abineri, Constantine Gregory, Tom Kempinski ..
Directed by: Lamont Johnson
Release date: 1970-10-28
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10.

You Can't Win 'Em All

3.2
5.8/10 IMDB

Two former U.S. Army soldiers, Adam Dyer and Josh Corey, join a band of Turkish mercenaries in 1922 Turkey whom are hired by Osman Bey, a local governor, to escort his three daughters to Smyran and to protect a gold shipment that is to accompany them. Nobody is aware that Elci, a local colonel, plans to steal the gold for himself, while a rebel general persues all parties involved.

Starring: Tony Curtis, Charles Bronson, Michèle Mercier, Patrick Magee, Grégoire Aslan, Fikret Hakan, Horst Janson, Leo Gordon, John Alderson, Tony Bonner ..
Directed by: Peter Collinson
Release date: 1970-07-23

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