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: 1970-01-01
3.

Tora! Tora! Tora!

5.4
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
4.

M*A*S*H

5.3
7.4/10 IMDB

The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and hijinks 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
5.

Waterloo

5.2
7.2/10 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
6.

Two Mules for Sister Sara

5.1
7.0/10 IMDB

When a wandering mercenary named Hogan rescues a nun called Sister Sara from the unwanted attentions of a band of rogues on the Mexican plains, he has no idea what he has let himself in for. Their chance encounter results in the blowing up of a train and a French garrison, as well as igniting a spark between them that survives a shocking discovery.

Starring: Shirley MacLaine, Clint Eastwood, Alberto Morin, John Kelly, Enrique Lucero, David Povall, Ada Carrasco, Pancho Córdova, José Chávez, Armando Silvestre ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1970-03-02
7.

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
8.

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
Best War Movies of 1970 : Too Late the Hero
9.

Too Late the Hero

3.5
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
10.

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
Best War Movies of 1970 : You Can't Win 'Em All
11.

You Can't Win 'Em All

3.2
5.7/10 IMDB

Two American adventurers eye women and gold during a power struggle in 1920s Turkey.

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
Best War Movies of 1970 : Julius Caesar
12.

Julius Caesar

3.1
6.1/10 IMDB

All-star cast glamorizes this lavish 1970 remake of the classic William Shakespeare play, which portrays the assassination of Julius Caesar on the Ides of March, and the resulting war between the faction led by the assassins and the faction led by Mark Anthony.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Jason Robards, John Gielgud, Robert Vaughn, Richard Chamberlain, Christopher Lee, Richard Johnson, Diana Rigg, Michael Gough, Peter Eyre ..
Directed by: Stuart Burge
Release date: 1970-06-04
13.

Sad Song of Yellow Skin

3.1
7.6/10 IMDB

A film about the people of Saigon told through the experiences of three young American journalists who, in 1970, explored the consequences of war and of the American presence in Vietnam. It is not a film about the Vietnam War, but about the people who lived on the fringe of battle. The views of the city are arresting, but away from the shrines and the open-air markets lies another city, swollen with refugees and war orphans, where every inch of habitable space is coveted. (NFB)

Starring: Michael Rubbo, Richard Hughes ..
Directed by: Michael Rubbo
Release date: 1970-01-01
14.

Hornets' Nest

3.0
5.7/10 IMDB

An American commando who's the sole survivor of a parachute jump into WWII-era Italy leads a group of children in a campaign of sabotage against the Nazis.

Starring: Rock Hudson, Sylva Koscina, Sergio Fantoni, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Jacques Sernas, Mark Colleano, Mauro Gravina, John Fordyce, Rod Dana, Tom Felleghy ..
Directed by: Phil Karlson
Release date: 1970-09-08
Best War Movies of 1970 : Hell Boats
15.

Hell Boats

2.9
5.4/10 IMDB

A war drama of motor torpedo boats which did much unsung work in WW2, but the naval battles merely provide an exciting story in which an even more special romantic drama is wrapped up.

Starring: James Franciscus, Elizabeth Shepherd, Ronald Allen, Magda Konopka, Drewe Henley, Reuven Bar-Yotam, Mark Hawkins, Inigo Jackson, Philip Ettington, Moultrie Kelsall ..
Directed by: Paul Wendkos
Release date: 1970-03-20
Best War Movies of 1970 : The Last Escape
16.

The Last Escape

2.6
5.1/10 IMDB

During World War II, American officer Capt. Lee Mitchell (Stuart Whitman) and a British military unit boldly infiltrate German-occupied enemy territory and attempt to kidnap brilliant Nazi scientist Dr. Von Heinken (Pinkas Braun) and bring him back in one piece. While shuttling their prized captive to safety, the Allied forces courageously assist desperate refugees and tussle with overpowering German and Russian forces.

Starring: Stuart Whitman, John Collins, Martin Jarvis, Pinkas Braun, Günther Neutze, Margit Saad, Patrick Jordan, Johnny Briggs, Harald Dietl, Gerd Vespermann ..
Directed by: Walter Grauman
Release date: 1970-05-06
Best War Movies of 1970 : To Speak or Not to Speak
17.

To Speak or Not to Speak

2.6
7.1/10 IMDB

In a world where people are easily indoctrinated by speech, a reporter wants to know what people think about the actual political situation?

Directed by: Raoul Servais
Release date: 1970-01-01
18.

Which Way to the Front?

2.6
4.6/10 IMDB

Brendan Byers III, one of the richest men in America, has been pronounced 4-F and can't serve his country in its war against Hitler. Byers does not takes "No" for an answer and recruits other 4-F's to fight against Hitler.

Starring: Jerry Lewis, Jan Murray, John Wood, Steve Franken, Willie Davis, Dack Rambo, Robert Middleton, Kaye Ballard, Harold J. Stone, Paul Winchell ..
Directed by: Jerry Lewis
Release date: 1970-09-03
19.

The Only Way

2.5
6.0/10 IMDB

In April 1940, the armies of Nazi Germany invaded Denmark. The Danish government promised peaceful cooperation on the condition that Denmark s Jews remain free. The Nazi s agreed. In October, 1943, the agreement was broken...This is the true and magnificent saga of Denmark s valorous actions to save Danish Jews from Nazi extermination at peril of death!

Starring: Jane Seymour, Ebbe Rode, Helle Virkner, Martin Potter, Bendt Rothe, Bjørn Watt-Boolsen, Claus Nissen, Elsa Marianne von Rosen ..
Directed by: Bent Christensen
Release date: 1970-01-01
Best War Movies of 1970 : Carter's Army
20.

Carter's Army

2.2
5.1/10 IMDB

A racist officer is put in charge of an all-black squad of troops charged with the mission of blowing up an important hydro-dam in Nazi Germany. Their failure would delay the Allies' advance into Germany, thus prolonging the war. These African-Americans have little military training, but Captain Beau Carter has no choice. He leads the rag-tag and they turn out to be heroic.

Starring: Stephen Boyd, Robert Hooks, Billy Dee Williams, Richard Pryor, Moses Gunn, Susan Oliver, Roosevelt Grier, Glynn Turman, Paul Mooney, Rosey Grier ..
Directed by: George McCowan
Release date: 1970-01-27
Best War Movies of 1970 : Shangani Patrol
21.

Shangani Patrol

1.8
8.1/10 IMDB

Set in the First Matabele War in what was then Rhodesia; a scouting group from the British South African Company are chasing the Ndebele king Lobengula when they are ambushed by a massive Ndebele forced and must take a desperate last stand.

Starring: Brian O'Shaughnessy, Will Hutchins, Adrian Steed, Patrick Mynhardt, Don McCorkingdale ..
Directed by: David Millin
Release date: 1970-12-03
Best War Movies of 1970 : The Challenge
22.

The Challenge

1.6
6.9/10 IMDB

All-out war between the United States and an Asian country is averted when the two sides agree to settle their differences by each choosing a single soldier as champion and having the two men fight to the death on an isolated island.

Starring: Darren McGavin, Broderick Crawford, Mako, James Whitmore, Paul Lukas, Sam Elliott, Adolph Caesar, Skip Homeier, Gene LeBell, Andre Philippe ..
Directed by: George McCowan
Release date: 1970-02-10
Best War Movies of 1970 : Menace on the Mountain
23.

Menace on the Mountain

1.5
7.0/10 IMDB

A period piece about the McIver family trying to protect there home from Civil War deserters. Actor Jodie Foster, then approximately 8, plays Suellen McIver. Actor Mitch Vogel, Jamie, is their protector.

Starring: Pat Crowley, Albert Salmi, Charles Aidman, Mitch Vogel, Richard Anderson, Dub Taylor, Eric Shea, Jodie Foster, Dan Ferrone, James Nusser ..
Directed by: Vincent McEveety
Release date: 1970-03-01
24.

1917

1.2
5.8/10 IMDB

A British short film about World War I, directed by Stephen Weeks and starring Timothy Bateson, David Leland, and Geoffrey Davies.

Starring: Timothy Bateson, David Leland, Geoffrey Davies ..
Directed by: Stephen Weeks
Release date: 1970-01-01
Best War Movies of 1970 : Underground
25.

Underground

1.2
5.1/10 IMDB

An American intelligence agent attempts to kidnap a top Nazi general.

Starring: Robert Goulet, Danièle Gaubert, Lawrence Dobkin, Carl Duering, Joachim Hansen, Roger Delgado, Alexander Peleg, George Pravda, Sebastian Breaks, Leon Lissek ..
Directed by: Arthur H. Nadel
Release date: 1970-10-07
Best War Movies of 1970 : There Is No Return, Johnny
26.

There Is No Return, Johnny

0.0
5.6/10 IMDB

An American officer and a North Vietnamese prisoner of war are stranded and chained together in the jungle during the Vietnam War.

Starring: W?odzimierz Bednarski, Jerzy Kaczmarek, Jan Kasprzykowski, Nguyen Thi Lap, Józef Morga?a, Jack Recknitz, Vuong Van Cat, Nguyen Van Quynh ..
Directed by: Kaveh Pur Rahnama
Release date: 1970-04-28

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