Best War Movies of 1971

1.

Johnny Got His Gun

5.5
7.9/10 IMDB

Joe, a young American soldier, is hit by a mortar shell on the last day of World War I. He lies in a hospital bed with a fate worse than death as a quadruple amputee who has lost his arms, legs, eyes, ears, mouth and nose. Unbeknown to his doctors, he remains conscious and able to think, thereby reliving his life through strange dreams and memories.

Starring: Timothy Bottoms, Kathy Fields, Marsha Hunt, Jason Robards, Donald Sutherland, Charles McGraw, Sandy Brown Wyeth, Don Barry, Peter Brocco, Kendell Clarke ..
Directed by: Dalton Trumbo
Release date: 1971-08-04
2.

Macbeth

5.2
7.4/10 IMDB

Scotland, 11th century. Driven by the twisted prophecy of three witches and the ruthless ambition of his wife, warlord Macbeth, bold and brave, but also weak and hesitant, betrays his good king and his brothers in arms and sinks into the bloody mud of a path with no return, sown with crime and suspicion.

Starring: Jon Finch, Francesca Annis, Martin Shaw, Terence Bayler, John Stride, Nicholas Selby, Stephan Chase, Paul Shelley, Keith Chegwin, Mark Dightam ..
Directed by: Roman Polanski
Release date: 1971-12-20
3.

The Beguiled

5.1
7.2/10 IMDB

Offbeat Civil War drama in which a wounded Yankee soldier, after finding refuge in an isolated girls' school in the South towards the end of the war, becomes the object of the young women's sexual fantasies. The soldier manipulates the situation for his own gratification, but when he refuses to completely comply with the girls' wishes, they make it very difficult for him to leave.

Starring: Clint Eastwood, Geraldine Page, Elizabeth Hartman, Jo Ann Harris, Darleen Carr, Mae Mercer, Pamelyn Ferdin, Melody Thomas Scott, Peggy Drier, Patricia Mattick ..
Directed by: Don Siegel
Release date: 1971-03-31
4.

Nicholas and Alexandra

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

Tsar Nicholas II, the inept last monarch of Russia, insensitive to the needs of his people, is overthrown and exiled to Siberia with his family.

Starring: Michael Jayston, Janet Suzman, Roderic Noble, Ania Marson, Lynne Frederick, Candance Glendenning, Harry Andrews, Irene Worth, Tom Baker, Jack Hawkins ..
Directed by: Franklin J. Schaffner
Release date: 1971-11-29
5.

The Last Valley

3.6
7.2/10 IMDB

People in a small German village in the last valley to remain untouched by the devastating Thirty Years' War try to exist in peace with a group of soldiers occupying the valley.

Starring: Michael Caine, Omar Sharif, Florinda Bolkan, Nigel Davenport, Per Oscarsson, Madeleine Hinde, Yorgo Voyagis, Miguel Alejandro, Christian Roberts, Brian Blessed ..
Directed by: James Clavell
Release date: 1971-01-28
6.

Murphy's War

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Murphy is the sole survivor of his crew, that has been massacred by a German U-Boat in the closing days of World War II. He is rescued, and ends up at a forgotten mission station near the mouth of the Orinoco, and begins to plot his vengeance. He wishes to sink the U-Boat by means of any method imaginable to him, and sets about to make the courageous attempt, assisted by Louis, the local oil company Administrator.

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Philippe Noiret, Siân Phillips, Horst Janson, John Hallam, John Hallam, John Hallam, John Hallam ..
Directed by: Peter Yates
Release date: 1971-07-01
Best War Movies of 1971 : Zeppelin
7.

Zeppelin

3.3
6.1/10 IMDB

The outbreak of World War I places Scots officer Geoffrey Richter-Douglas in an uncomfortable position. Although his allegiance is to Britain, his mother was from an aristocratic Bavarian family, and he spent his summers in Germany as a child. When Geoffrey is approached by a German spy who offers him a chance to defect, he reports the incident to his superiors, but instead of arresting the spy they suggest that he accept her offer--and become an Allied agent. In Germany, among old friends, Geoffrey discovers that loyalty is more complicated than he expected, especially when he finds himself aboard the maiden voyage of a powerful new prototype Zeppelin, headed for Scotland on a secret mission that could decide the outcome of the war.

Starring: Michael York, Elke Sommer, Peter Carsten, Anton Diffring, Marius Goring, Andrew Keir, Andrew Keir, Rupert Davies, Alexandra Stewart, William Marlowe ..
Directed by: Etienne Périer
Release date: 1971-04-22
8.

Von Richthofen and Brown

3.2
6.0/10 IMDB

Spend time on both sides of World War I, partly with German flying ace Baron Manfred Von Richthofen (John Phillip Law), aka "The Red Baron," and his colorful "flying circus" of Fokker fighter planes, during the time from his arrival at the war front to his death in combat. On the other side is Roy Brown of the Royal Air Force, sometimes credited with shooting Richthofen down.

Starring: John Phillip Law, Don Stroud, Barry Primus, Corin Redgrave, Karen Ericson, Hurd Hatfield, Stephen McHattie, Brian Foley, Robert La Tourneaux, Peter Masterson ..
Directed by: Roger Corman
Release date: 1971-06-30
9.

Interviews with My Lai Veterans

3.0
7.5/10 IMDB

Interviews with five former American soldiers who were present at the March 16, 1968 attack on the village of My Lai during the Vietnam War; they discuss the orders that were issued leading up to the attack, their expectations of what they would find there, and the subsequent massacre of the inhabitants and destruction of the village, as well as possible motivations for the killings and rapes which took place.

Starring: Richard Hammer ..
Directed by: Joseph Strick
Release date: 1971-02-25
Best War Movies of 1971 : Raid on Rommel
10.

Raid on Rommel

3.0
5.6/10 IMDB

Captain Foster plans on raiding German-occupied Tobruk with hand- picked commandos, but a mixup leaves him with a medical unit led by a Quaker conscientious objector.

Starring: Richard Burton, John Colicos, Wolfgang Preiss, Clinton Greyn, Danielle De Metz, Karl-Otto Alberty, Christopher Cary, John Orchard, Brook Williams, Greg Mullavey ..
Directed by: Henry Hathaway
Release date: 1971-02-12

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