Best War Movies of 1972



6.8/10 IMDB

Billy Pilgrim, a veteran of the Second World War, finds himself mysteriously detached from time, so that he is able to travel, without being able to help it, from the days of his childhood to those of his peculiar life on a distant planet called Tralfamadore, passing through his bitter experience as a prisoner of war in the German city of Dresden, over which looms the inevitable shadow of an unspeakable tragedy.

Starring: Michael Sacks, Ron Leibman, Eugene Roche, Sharon Gans, Valerie Perrine, Holly Near, Perry King, Kevin Conway, Friedrich von Ledebur, Ekkehardt Belle ..
Directed by: George Roy Hill
Release date: 1972-03-15
Best War Movies of 1972 : Winter Soldier

Winter Soldier

8.2/10 IMDB

For three days in 1971, former US soldiers who were in Vietnam testify in Detroit about their war experiences. Nearly 30 speak, describing atrocities personally committed or witnessed, telling of inaccurate body counts, and recounting the process of destroying a village.

Starring: Rusty Sachs, Kenneth Campbell, Joe Bangert, Scott Shimabukuro, Scott Camil, John Kerry, Steve Pitkin, Jonathan Birch, Charles Stevens, Fred Nienke ..
Directed by: Rusty Sachs, Michaƫl Weill
Release date: 1972-01-27

Young Winston

6.7/10 IMDB

This historical drama is an account of the early life of British politician Winston Churchill, including his childhood years, his time as a war correspondent in Africa, and culminating with his first election to Parliament.

Starring: Robert Shaw, Anne Bancroft, Simon Ward, Jack Hawkins, Ian Holm, Anthony Hopkins, Edward Woodward, John Mills, Patrick Magee, James Cosmo ..
Directed by: Richard Attenborough
Release date: 1972-07-20
Best War Movies of 1972 : The Triple Echo

The Triple Echo

6.4/10 IMDB

After her husband is captured during WWII, homesteader Alice is forced to maintain their land herself. One day, a wandering soldier named Barton stops by the farm and the pair begin a relationship. When the military police pass through the area looking for deserters, Barton is forced to disguise himself as a woman to stay with Alice. But he soon catches the eye of a sergeant posted nearby.

Starring: Glenda Jackson, Oliver Reed, Brian Deacon, Anthony May, Jenny Lee Wright, Kenneth Colley, Daphne Heard, Zelah Clarke, Colin Rix, Gavin Richards ..
Directed by: Michael Apted
Release date: 1972-01-01
Best War Movies of 1972 : To Speak or Not to Speak

To Speak or Not to Speak

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: 1972-11-01


6.4/10 IMDB

A documentary about a political troupe headed by actors Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland which traveled to towns near military bases in the US in the early 1970s. The group put on shows called "F.T.A.", which stood for "F**k the Army", and was aimed at convincing soldiers to voice their opposition to the Vietnam War, which was raging at the time. Various singers, actors and other entertainers performed antiwar songs and skits during the show.

Starring: Jane Fonda, Donald Sutherland, Pamela Donegan, Len Chandler, Michael Alaimo, Holly Near, Paul Mooney, Rita Martinson, Peter Boyle, Steve Jaffe ..
Directed by: Francine Parker
Release date: 1972-07-21
Best War Movies of 1972 : Limbo


6.2/10 IMDB

A ride to the airport unites three women whose husbands are either prisoners or missing in Vietnam.

Starring: Kate Jackson, Katherine Justice, Stuart Margolin, Hazel Medina, Kathleen Nolan, Russell Wiggins, Joan Murphy, Mike Bersell, Kim Nicholas, Ken Kornbluh ..
Directed by: Mark Robson
Release date: 1972-10-31
Best War Movies of 1972 : Fireball Forward

Fireball Forward

6.1/10 IMDB

A hard-nose general takes over a division with a bad combat record.

Starring: Ben Gazzara, Anne Francis, Ricardo Montalban, Dana Elcar, Edward Binns, Morgan Paull, Curt Lowens, L.Q. Jones, Eddie Albert, Robert Patten ..
Directed by: Marvin J. Chomsky
Release date: 1972-03-05
Best War Movies of 1972 : Raid on the White Tiger Regiment

Raid on the White Tiger Regiment

5.7/10 IMDB

This classic revolutionary model opera is based on a true story during the relatively short-term military conflict in which South Korea's best elite troop the White Tiger Regiment, that was a mechanized force fully equipped by the United States and boasted of being invincible (in a typical South Korean manner of bragging and fabricating), was destroyed in a raid.

Starring: Wei Huili ..
Directed by: Wang Yan, Su Li
Release date: 1972-02-24
Best War Movies of 1972 : Neither by Day Nor by Night

Neither by Day Nor by Night

5.9/10 IMDB

An American soldier is wounded in Israel and slowly begins to lose his sight while hospitalized.

Starring: Zalman King, Miriam Bernstein-Cohen, Dalia Friedland, Edward G. Robinson, Misha Asherov, Haim Anitar, Eli Cohen, Mona Silberstein ..
Directed by: Steven Hilliard Stern
Release date: 1972-06-01


3.5/10 IMDB

An edited version of the Pathfinders TV drama set in the Second World War, telling the story of the fictitious Royal Air Force 192 Pathfinder squadron.

Starring: John Bluthal, Patrick Durkin, Paul Shelley, Ian Stirling ..
Directed by: Jeremy Summers
Release date: 1972-01-01

The Red Baron

0.0/10 IMDB

This animated feature casts the Red Baron as a hero, in a world of heroic anthropomorphic dogs and villainous anthropomorphic cats.

Starring: Allen Swift, Bob McFadden, Rhoda Mann, Bradley Bolke ..
Directed by: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin, Jr.
Release date: 1972-12-09

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