Best War Movies of 1988

1.

Rambo III

5.0
5.8/10 IMDB

Combat has taken its toll on Rambo, but he's finally begun to find inner peace in a monastery. When Rambo's friend and mentor Col. Trautman asks for his help on a top secret mission to Afghanistan, Rambo declines but must reconsider when Trautman is captured.

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Kurtwood Smith, Spiros Focás, Sasson Gabai, Doudi Shoua, Randy Raney, Marcus Gilbert, Alon Aboutboul, Mahmoud Assadollahi ..
Directed by: Peter MacDonald
Release date: 1988-05-24
Best War Movies of 1988 : Hôtel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie
2.

Hôtel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

Winner of a Best Documentary Academy Award, Marcel Ophuls' riveting film details the heinous legacy of the Gestapo head dubbed "The Butcher of Lyon." Responsible for over 4,000 deaths in occupied France during World War II, Barbie would escape--with U.S. help--to South America in 1951, where he lived until a global manhunt led to his 1983 arrest and subsequent trial.

Starring: Klaus Barbie, Marcel Ophüls, Serge Klarsfeld, Beate Klarsfeld, Claude Lanzmann, Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Günter Grass, Jacques Vergès, Régis Debray, Bertrand Tavernier ..
Directed by: Marcel Ophüls
Release date: 1988-11-01
3.

The Beast of War

3.8
7.3/10 IMDB

During the war in Afghanistan a Soviet tank crew commanded by a tyrannical officer find themselves lost and in a struggle against a band of Mujahadeen guerrillas in the mountains.

Starring: George Dzundza, Jason Patric, Steven Bauer, Stephen Baldwin, Don Harvey, Kabir Bedi, Erick Avari, Chaim Girafi, Shoshi Marciano, Yitzhak Ne'eman ..
Directed by: Kevin Reynolds
Release date: 1988-09-14
4.

Bat*21

3.6
6.5/10 IMDB

Lt. Col. Iceal "Ham" Hambleton is a weapons countermeasures expert and when his aircraft is shot over enemy territory the Air Force very much wants to get him back. Hambleton knows the area he's in is going to be carpet-bombed but a temporary shortage of helicopters causes a delay. Working with an Air Force reconnaissance pilot, Capt. Bartholomew Clark, he maps out an escape route.

Starring: Gene Hackman, Danny Glover, Jerry Reed, David Marshall Grant, Clayton Rohner, Erich Anderson, Joe Dorsey, Michael Ng, Theodore Chan Woei-Shyong, Don Ruffin ..
Directed by: Peter Markle
Release date: 1988-07-21
5.

Braddock: Missing in Action III

3.5
4.9/10 IMDB

When Colonel James Braddock is told that his Asian wife and 12-year-old son are still alive in Communist Vietnam, he mounts a one-man assault to free them. Armed with the latest high-tech firepower, Braddock fights his way into the heart of the country and ends up battling his way out with several dozen abused Amerasian children in tow! Struggling to keep them alive while outmaneuvering a sadistic Vietnamese officer, Braddock ignites the jungle in a blazing cross-country race for freedom.

Starring: Chuck Norris, Aki Aleong, Roland Harrah III, Miki Kim, Yehuda Efroni, Ron Barker, Floyd Levine, Jack Rader, Melinda Betron, Rick Prieto ..
Directed by: Aaron Norris
Release date: 1988-01-22
6.

1969

3.2
5.8/10 IMDB

Two rebellious youths, Ralph and Scott, find themselves struggling with adulthood as the Vietnam War rages. Feeling trapped in their small town, Scott battles with his conservative veteran father, Cliff, and Ralph deals with his desperately sexual mother, Ev. When tragic news arrives from overseas, the entire town, inspired by Ralph and Scott's antiwar efforts, reevaluates its attitude toward the war.

Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Kiefer Sutherland, Bruce Dern, Mariette Hartley, Winona Ryder, Joanna Cassidy, Christopher Wynne, Kara Zielke ..
Directed by: Ernest Thompson
Release date: 1988-08-18
Best War Movies of 1988 : Journey's End
7.

Journey's End

3.1
7.5/10 IMDB

A British Company in the WWI trenches await an inevitable German attack in this 1988 adaptation of R.C. Sherriff's play.

Starring: Edward Petherbridge, Jeremy Northam, Mark Payton, Timothy Spall, Gary Cady, Dorian Healy, George Baker, Clive Swift, John Forgeham, Anthony Herrick ..
Directed by: Michael Simpson
Release date: 1988-01-01
Best War Movies of 1988 : Hanna's War
8.

Hanna's War

3.1
6.3/10 IMDB

Hanna's War is the true story of Hanna Senesh, a Hungarian-Jewish WW2 resistance fighter, who would become Israel's "Joan of Arc". As a young person, she fled Nazi-occupied Hungary for Palestine, where she was recruited and trained by the British to serve as a commando. After completing her training in Britain, she parachutes into Yugoslavia with a commando team to establish escape routes across the Hungarian-Yugoslavian border for downed British pilots. Her attempts to save Hungarian Jews in Nazi-occupied Hungary, however, leads to her capture, torture and demise at the hands of the Gestapo and the Nazi-controlled Hungarian police.

Starring: Ellen Burstyn, Maruschka Detmers, Anthony Andrews, Donald Pleasence, David Warner, Vincent Riotta, Christopher Fairbank, Rob Jacks, Serge El-Baz, Eli Gorenstein ..
Directed by: Menahem Golan
Release date: 1988-04-14
9.

Platoon Leader

2.9
5.4/10 IMDB

West Point graduate lieutenant Jeff Knight meets cynicism when taking command of sergeant Michael McNamara's tour veterans platoon in a Vietnamese trench camp. Unlike his predecessor, who hid till the end of his tour, Jeff takes charge, experiences the manual doesn't allow coping with all realities and gets wounded. He returns, now fully respect by men and superiors. Besides the Vietcong, the platoon wrestles with the inscrutable villagers, which the G.I.'s officially protect, but also fear as some collaborate with them, other covertly with the Cong, either way subject to bloody reprisals.

Starring: Michael Dudikoff, Robert F. Lyons, Michael DeLorenzo, Jesse Dabson, Daniel Demorest, Rick Fitts, Tony Pierce, Brian Libby, Michael Rider, William Smith ..
Directed by: Aaron Norris
Release date: 1988-10-01
Best War Movies of 1988 : Tumbledown
10.

Tumbledown

2.9
7.4/10 IMDB

The film centres on the experiences of Robert Lawrence MC (played by Colin Firth), an officer of the Scots Guards during the Falklands War of 1982. While fighting at the Battle of Mount Tumbledown, Lawrence is shot in the head by an Argentine sniper, and left paralysed on his left side. He then must learn to adjust to his new disability.

Starring: Colin Firth, Paul Rhys, Paul Rhys, David Calder, Barbara Leigh-Hunt, Sophie Thompson, Dan Hildebrand, Mark Williams, Paul Higgins, Timothy Carlton ..
Directed by: Richard Eyre
Release date: 1988-05-29

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