Best War Movies of 1976

1.

The Eagle Has Landed

4.8
6.9/10 IMDB

When the Nazi high command learns in late 1943 that Winston Churchill will be spending time at a country estate in Norfolk, it hatches an audacious scheme to kidnap the prime minister and spirit him to Germany for enforced negotiations with Hitler.

Starring: Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, Jenny Agutter, Donald Pleasence, Anthony Quayle, Jean Marsh, Sven-Bertil Taube, John Standing, Judy Geeson ..
Directed by: John Sturges
Release date: 1976-12-24
2.

Midway

4.8
6.8/10 IMDB

This war drama depicts the U.S. and Japanese forces in the naval Battle of Midway, which became a turning point for Americans during World War II.

Starring: Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda, James Coburn, Glenn Ford, Hal Holbrook, Robert Mitchum, Toshir? Mifune, Cliff Robertson, Robert Wagner, Robert Webber ..
Directed by: Jack Smight
Release date: 1976-06-18
Best War Movies of 1976 : The Memory of Justice
3.

The Memory of Justice

3.6
8.4/10 IMDB

This exceptional, disturbing and thought-provoking documentary compares the atrocities committed by the Nazis as revealed during the Nuremberg trials to those committed by the French in Algeria and those done by the Americans in Vietnam. The four hour epic questions the right of any country to pass self-righteous moral judgements upon the actions of another country.

Starring: Joan Baez, Karl Dönitz, Edgar Faure, John Kenneth Galbraith, Hermann Göring, Johanna Hofer, Beate Klarsfeld, Serge Klarsfeld, Eugen Kogon, Hans-Joachim Kulenkampff ..
Directed by: Marcel Ophüls
Release date: 1976-10-04
Best War Movies of 1976 : Raid on Entebbe
4.

Raid on Entebbe

3.4
6.7/10 IMDB

Based on a true Military operation by Israeli commandos. An Air France flight is hijacked by the PFLP. The plane has about 100 Jewish passengers. The plane is grounded in Uganda. Israelis would not negotiate. The movie then shows how less than 500 soldiers actually flew so far and rescued the passengers in one of the most successful Military operations in history. The only casualty for Israeli soldiers was Lt. Col. Jonathan "Yoni" Netanyahu..

Starring: Charles Bronson, Peter Finch, Yaphet Kotto, John Saxon, Jack Warden, Sylvia Sidney, Robert Loggia, James Woods, Martin Balsam, Horst Buchholz ..
Directed by: Irvin Kershner
Release date: 1976-12-26
5.

Voyage of the Damned

3.3
6.5/10 IMDB

A luxury liner carries Jewish refugees from Hitler's Germany in a desperate fight for survival.

Starring: Max von Sydow, Faye Dunaway, Oskar Werner, Lee Grant, Sam Wanamaker, Malcolm McDowell, Jonathan Pryce, Orson Welles, Fernando Rey, Denholm Elliott ..
Directed by: Stuart Rosenberg
Release date: 1976-12-22
Best War Movies of 1976 : Aces High
6.

Aces High

3.3
6.6/10 IMDB

The first World War is in its third year and aerial combat above the Western Front is consuming the nation's favored children at an appalling rate. By early 1917, the average life-span of a British pilot is less than a fortnight. Such losses place a fearsome strain on Gresham, commanding officer of the squadron. Aces High recreates the early days of the Royal Flying Corps with some magnificently staged aerial battles, and sensitive direction presents a moving portrayal of the futilities of war.

Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Christopher Plummer, Simon Ward, Peter Firth, David Wood, John Gielgud, Trevor Howard, Richard Johnson, Ray Milland, Gilles Béhat ..
Directed by: Jack Gold
Release date: 1976-05-19
7.

Shout at the Devil

3.2
6.2/10 IMDB

During World War One an English adventurer, an American elephant poacher and the latter's attractive young daughter, set out to destroy a German battle-cruiser which is awaiting repairs in an inlet just off Zanzibar. The story is based on a novel by Wilbur Smith, which in turn is very loosely based on events involving the light cruiser SMS Königsberg, which was sunk after taking refuge in Rufigi delta in 1915.

Starring: Lee Marvin, Roger Moore, Barbara Parkins, Ian Holm, Reinhard Kolldehoff, Gernot Endemann, Karl Michael Vogler, Horst Janson, Gerard Paquis, Maurice Denham ..
Directed by: Peter R. Hunt
Release date: 1976-04-12
Best War Movies of 1976 : Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks
8.

Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks

2.6
5.1/10 IMDB

Ilsa works for an Arab sheik who enjoys importing females to use as sex slaves.

Starring: Dyanne Thorne, Max Thayer, Jerry Delony, Uschi Digard, Colleen Brennan, Haji, Tanya Boyd, Marilyn Joi, Su Ling, Richard Kennedy ..
Directed by: Don Edmonds
Release date: 1976-02-29
Best War Movies of 1976 : The Paradise Run
9.

The Paradise Run

1.4
5.9/10 IMDB

Johnny has joined the army because he likes canoeing, but ends up in a war-torn city and is compromised into helping the enemy. However, desertion will not be a solution, and he finds himself more distressed than ever.

Starring: Kevin McNally, Ian Charleson, Sarah Porter, Dickie Arnold, Maurice O'Connell, Daphne Heard, Ken Sicklen, Terence Davies, Pete Postlethwaite, Denis Lawson ..
Directed by: Michael Apted, Roger Woodburn
Release date: 1976-04-05
Best War Movies of 1976 : No Hard Feelings
10.

No Hard Feelings

1.3
5.5/10 IMDB

This short feature, an early directing credit for Alan Parker, shows the reality of life during the WWII air raids with none of the traditional 'Blitz spirit' so often portrayed. Eric spends the nights crammed into a brick shelter with his dad, sister and her screaming kids, and every bombardment brings tears over the loss of his mother in an earlier raid. When he learns his sweetheart is to be evacuated, he finally buckles under the stress.

Starring: Joe Gladwin, Kate Williams, Anthony Allen, Mary Larkin, Jane Baker, Jane Collins, Cheryl Hall, Rose Hiller, Liz Mackenzie, Eunice Box ..
Directed by: Alan Parker
Release date: 1976-06-13

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