Best War Movies of 1970

1.

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
2.

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
3.

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
4.

Waterloo

3.9
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
5.

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
6.

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
Best War Movies of 1970 : The McKenzie Break
7.

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 : Julius Caesar
8.

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
9.

Sad Song of Yellow Skin

3.1
7.4/10 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
Best War Movies of 1970 : Hell Boats
10.

Hell Boats

2.9
5.3/10 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

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