Best War Movies of 1970



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


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: 1970-01-24


7.2/10 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

The Last Escape

5.2/10 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


5.7/10 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


4.9/10 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 : Hell Boats

Hell Boats

5.2/10 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 ..
Directed by: Paul Wendkos
Release date: 1970-03-20
Best War Movies of 1970 : Which Way to the Front?

Which Way to the Front?

4.5/10 IMDB

Brendan Byers III (Jerry Lewis), 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

Hornet's Nest

5.8/10 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

Kelly's Heroes

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

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