Best War Movies of 1989

1.

Glory

5.6
7.8/10 IMDB

Robert Gould Shaw leads the US Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices of both his own Union army and the Confederates.

Starring: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman, Jihmi Kennedy, Andre Braugher, John Finn, Donovan Leitch, JD Cullum, Bob Gunton ..
Directed by: Edward Zwick
Release date: 1989-12-15
2.

Henry V

5.3
7.5/10 IMDB

Gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.

Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Brian Blessed, James Larkin, Paul Scofield, Emma Thompson, Judi Dench, Simon Shepherd, James Simmons, Charles Kay ..
Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
Release date: 1989-10-05
3.

Casualties of War

5.2
7.1/10 IMDB

During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager. Based on the actual events of an incident on Hill 192 in November, 1966.

Starring: Michael J. Fox, Sean Penn, Don Harvey, John C. Reilly, John Leguizamo, Ving Rhames, Thuy Thu Le, Erik King, Jack Gwaltney, Dan Martin ..
Directed by: Brian De Palma
Release date: 1989-08-18
4.

Born on the Fourth of July

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.

Starring: Tom Cruise, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava, Holly Marie Combs, Kyra Sedgwick, Tom Berenger, Rob Camilletti, Stephen Baldwin, Mark Moses, Vivica A. Fox ..
Directed by: Oliver Stone
Release date: 1989-03-02
Best War Movies of 1989 : 84C MoPic
5.

84C MoPic

3.5
6.9/10 IMDB

A cameraman embedded with a reconnaissance patrol charts their mission across territory controlled by the Vietnamese. An impressively naturalistic Vietnam film. Impressive performance by unknown actors in this low-budget Vietnam drama. The story is being told in the form of a documentary; a camera team follows an Army unit in pursuit of 'Charlie'. Filmed in Southern California. The movie's producing company itself is called '84 Charlie MoPic'.

Starring: Jonathan Emerson, Nicholas Cascone, Jason Tomlins, Christopher Burgard, Glenn Morshower, Sonny Carl Davis, Byron Thames ..
Directed by: Patrick Sheane Duncan
Release date: 1989-03-22
6.

Bugs and Daffy: The Wartime Cartoons

3.4
8.1/10 IMDB

Leonard Maltin introduces us to and takes us back to a theatre showing Wartime cartoon shorts and explains how Bugs and Daffy and the gang, through a collection/sampling of 11 cartoon shorts which served the war effort.

Starring: Leonard Maltin ..
Directed by: Donald R. Beck
Release date: 1989-03-07
7.

Farewell to the King

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

An American soldier who escapes the execution of his comrades by Japanese soldiers in Borneo during WWII becomes the leader of a personal empire among the headhunters in this war story told in the style of Joseph Conrad and Rudyard Kipling. The American is reluctant to rejoin the fight against the Japanese on the urging of a British commando team but conducts a war of vengeance when the Japanese attack his adopted people.

Starring: Nigel Havers, Frank McRae, Gerry Lopez, Nick Nolte, Marilyn Tokuda, Choy Chang Wing, Aki Aleong, Marius Weyers, William Wise, Wayne Pygram ..
Directed by: John Milius
Release date: 1989-03-03
8.

The Siege of Firebase Gloria

3.4
6.9/10 IMDB

A Marine patrol stops at Firebase Gloria at the start of the Tet Offensive during the Vietnam war. With the firebase attacked, the patrol remains to help defend it. The Marines barely hold off the VC (Viet Cong), but in the end, hold the base.

Starring: Wings Hauser, R. Lee Ermey, Robert Arevalo, Mark Neely, Gary Hershberger, Clyde Jones, Margi Gerard, Richard Kuhlman, John Calvin, Albert Popwell ..
Directed by: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Release date: 1989-01-27
9.

Fat Man and Little Boy

3.4
6.5/10 IMDB

This film reenacts the Manhattan Project, the secret wartime project in New Mexico where the first atomic bombs were designed and built.

Starring: Paul Newman, Dwight Schultz, Bonnie Bedelia, John Cusack, Laura Dern, Ron Frazier, John C. McGinley, Natasha Richardson, Ron Vawter, Michael Brockman ..
Directed by: Roland Joffé
Release date: 1989-10-20
10.

Murderers Among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story

3.2
7.6/10 IMDB

A biographical portrayal of Simon Wiesenthal, famous Nazi Hunter. From his imprisonment in a Nazi Concentration Camp, the film follows his liberation and his rise to become one of the leading Nazi hunters in the world, bringing such criminals to justice as Adolf Eichmann and Klaus Barbee. (Written by Anthony Hughes)

Starring: Ben Kingsley, Craig T. Nelson, David Threlfall, Paul Freeman, Jack Shepherd, Anton Lesser, Christopher Rozycki, Renée Soutendijk, Louisa Millwood-Haigh ..
Directed by: Brian Gibson
Release date: 1989-04-22

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