Best War Movies of 1990


Memphis Belle

6.9/10 IMDB

The "Memphis Belle" is a World War II bomber, piloted by a young crew on dangerous bombing raids into Europe. The crew only have to make one more bombing raid before they have finished their duty and can go home. In the briefing before their last flight, the crew discover that the target for the day is Dresden, a heavily-defended city that invariably causes many Allied casualties

Starring: Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz, Tate Donovan, D.B. Sweeney, Billy Zane, Sean Astin, Harry Connick Jr., Bradley Lavelle, Reed Diamond, Courtney Gains ..
Directed by: Michael Caton-Jones
Release date: 1990-09-07
Best War Movies of 1990 : The Mahabharata

The Mahabharata

7.8/10 IMDB

One of the great masterpieces of world literature comes to vivid life in an elaborate production from acclaimed theater and film innovator Peter Brook. This collection of ancient Sanskrit stories (composed into the longest book ever written) comprises a series of enlightened fables at the heart of countless beliefs, legends, and teachings; indeed, its very title means "the great story of mankind." Brook and writer Jean-Claude Carriere worked for eight years to develop this epic concerning two sides of a royal family, the Pandavas and the Kauravas, whose struggle leads to a fascinating voyage of emotions, passion and vision of glory. Briefly, the Mahabharata is a tale of two rival sets of brothers, cousins to eachother, each born into royalty and with divinely guided paths in life. The result, however, is a great war, death, destruction - a vast epic.

Starring: Vittorio Mezzogiorno, Bruce Myers, Miriam Goldschmidt, Robert Langdon Lloyd, Andrzej Seweryn, Yoshi Oida, Tuncel Kurtiz, Georges Corraface, Sotigui Kouyaté ..
Directed by: Peter Brook
Release date: 1990-01-24
Best War Movies of 1990 : Archangel


6.4/10 IMDB

A surrealistic film in which a strangely assorted group of people come together in the Russian Arctic at the height of the revolution and World War One.

Starring: Michael Gottli, David Falkenburg, Michael O'Sullivan, Margaret Anne MacLeod, Ari Cohen, Sarah Neville, Kathy Marykuca, Kyle McCulloch, Victor Cowie, Ihor Procak ..
Directed by: Guy Maddin
Release date: 1990-09-01

Fatal Mission

4.4/10 IMDB

A CIA Agent must rely on reluctant help from a female spy in the North Vietnam jungle in order to pass through enemy lines.

Starring: Peter Fonda, Tia Carrere, Mako, Ted Markland, James Mitchum ..
Directed by: George Rowe
Release date: 1990-07-25

Captain America

3.2/10 IMDB

During World War II, a brave, patriotic American Soldier undergoes experiments to become a new supersoldier, "Captain America". Racing to Germany to sabotage the rockets of Nazi baddie "Red Skull", Captain America winds up frozen until the 1990s. He reawakens to find that the Red Skull has changed identities and is now planning to kidnap the President of the United States.

Starring: Matt Salinger, Ronny Cox, Scott Paulin, Ned Beatty, Darren McGavin, Michael Nouri, Kim Gillingham, Melinda Dillon, Bill Mumy, Francesca Neri ..
Directed by: Albert Pyun
Release date: 1990-12-14
Best War Movies of 1990 : Max and Helen

Max and Helen

6.6/10 IMDB

In trying to bring a former concentration camp commandant to justice, Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal uncovers the tragic story of two lovers separated by the war.

Starring: Treat Williams, Martin Landau, Alice Krige, Jonny Phillips, Adam Kotz, Jodhi May, Nicholas Woodeson, Lulee Fisher, Ian Bartholomew, Zoltán Gera ..
Directed by: Philip Saville
Release date: 1990-01-08
Best War Movies of 1990 : The Plot to Kill Hitler

The Plot to Kill Hitler

6.2/10 IMDB

A historical recreation of the 1944 attempt by several German High Command Officers to assassinate Adolf Hitler and take control of the German government.

Starring: Brad Davis, Madolyn Smith Osborne, Ian Richardson, Kenneth Colley, Michael Byrne, Helmuth Lohner, Rupert Graves, Helmut Griem, Christoph Eichhorn ..
Directed by: Lawrence Schiller
Release date: 1990-01-30
Best War Movies of 1990 : Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes

Hiroshima: Out of the Ashes

6.1/10 IMDB

The movie follows the perspective of several characters (such as Japanese victims, soldiers, American prisoners of war and others) and how they lived or tried to survive the effects felt during the aftermath of the Atomic Bomb dropping by the Enola Gay at Hiroshima, during World War II.

Starring: Max von Sydow, Judd Nelson, Mako, Tamlyn Tomita, Stan Egi, Brady Tsurutani, Sab Shimono, Shizuko Hoshi, Ben Wright, Pat Morita ..
Directed by: Peter Werner
Release date: 1990-08-06
Best War Movies of 1990 : Blood Oath

Blood Oath

6.5/10 IMDB

On an obscure Pacific Island just north of Australia, the Japanese Empire has operated a prisoner of war camp for Australian soldiers. At the close of World War II, the liberated POWs tell a gruesome tale of mass executions of over eight hundred persons as well as torture style killings of downed Australian airmen. In an attempt to bring those responsible to justice, the Australian Army establishes a War Crimes Tribunal to pass judgement on the Japanese men and officers who ran the Ambon camp. In an added twist, a high ranking Japanese admiral is implicated, and politics become involoved with justice as American authorities in Japan lobby for the Admiral's release. Written by Anthony Hughes

Starring: Bryan Brown, George Takei, Terry O'Quinn, John Bach, Toshi Shioya, Deborah Kara Unger, John Clarke, Russell Crowe, John Polson, Tetsu Watanabe ..
Directed by: Stephen Wallace
Release date: 1990-07-26
Best War Movies of 1990 : Battle Rats

Battle Rats

5.3/10 IMDB

During the Vietnam war, the American army forms a special unit called "tunnel rats" to go down into the elaborate system of underground tunnels constructed by the Vietcong, kill anyone they find in it and destroy the system.

Starring: Brent Gilbert, Corwin Sperry, Mylene Nocon, Paul John, Eric Hahn, Chris Anderson, Louie Katana, Tony Lao, David Giberson, Albert Bronski ..
Directed by: Ben Yalung
Release date: 1990-01-23
Best War Movies of 1990 : From 5 p.m. to 5 a.m.

From 5 p.m. to 5 a.m.

3.6/10 IMDB

A squadron of North Korean soldiers during the Korean war must scramble across dangerous terrain to cut off an American attack (with only the eponymous 12 hours in which to do it). With a commander whose health is failing him, a group of young but fiercely patriotic soldiers the DPRK army manage to hold off the Yanks (who foolishly informed the press of their planned attack before going through with it).

Starring: Hyun Chang-Gyeol, James Joseph Dresnok, Jung Eui-Gyeom, Jeong Woon Kim, Yong-ho Ri ..
Directed by: Kim Yu Sam
Release date: 1990-01-30

The Lost Platoon

4.2/10 IMDB

An American reporter covering a civil war in Nicaragua discovers that four soldiers that he used to know during World War II are there and they are actual vampires fighting their own personal war against an evil Nicaraguan general and his own personal army of vampires terrorizing the country.

Starring: David Parry, William Knight, Stephen Quadros, Michael Wayne, Sean Heyman, Michi McGee, Jack Forcinito, Lew Sleeman, Joe Morton ..
Directed by: David A. Prior
Release date: 1990-06-01

Crossing to Freedom

6.9/10 IMDB

A very proper Englishman becomes saddled with youngsters that he has to help escape Nazi Germany. Adaptation of Nevil Shute's novel.

Starring: Peter O'Toole, Mare Winningham, Susan Wooldridge, Michael Kitchen, Juliette Mole, Alastair Haley, Claire Drummond, Ron Donachie, James Gaddas, Annette Badland ..
Directed by: Norman Stone
Release date: 1990-04-08
Best War Movies of 1990 : African Express

African Express

3.4/10 IMDB

The adventures of three friends running an air charter business in Africa during WW II and their race to prevent a Nazi Baron from escaping to Germany with vital radar equipment.

Starring: Patrick Dollaghan, Karen Mayo-Chandler, Russel Savadier, Trish Downing, Norman Anstey, Danny Keogh, Crispin De Nuys, Al Karaki, Phillip Wolfaardt, John Pasternack ..
Directed by: Bruce McFarlane
Release date: 1990-07-01
Best War Movies of 1990 : Waffen SS: Hitler's Elite Fighting Force

Waffen SS: Hitler's Elite Fighting Force

6.7/10 IMDB

A historical documentary production company owning more 5,000 hours of footage and 800 hours of finished programs. Eagle Media is well known for their work with A&E Network, the History Channel, PBS, The Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel and others. As an Emmy Award winning Production Company, Eagle Media has a reputation for excellence in historical productions of all kinds. The company offers some truly unique resources as the foremost producer of historical reenactment and a pioneer in the use of 3D graphics to animate historical locations.

Directed by: Michael Campbell
Release date: 1990-02-07
Best War Movies of 1990 : Vestige of Honor

Vestige of Honor

5.4/10 IMDB

A hospital administrator and a former Green Beret join forces to try to aid a group of Montagnards, a pro-American people who were trapped in Thailand following the Vietnam War.

Starring: Gerald McRaney, Michael Gross, Cliff Gorman, Season Hubley, Jason Scott Lee, Kaiulani Lee, R. Pickett Bugg, Angie Davis, Kenny Lao, Mark Jeffrey Miller ..
Directed by: Jerry London
Release date: 1990-12-30
Best War Movies of 1990 : Richard Edlund VS His Sons

Richard Edlund VS His Sons

0.0/10 IMDB

All 14,000 of Richard Edlund’s illegitimate sons come for retribution in a single file line, where they are helplessly slaughtered by their father and his proud confidant.

Starring: Rich Evans, Ron Kosary ..
Directed by: Mike Stoklasa
Release date: 1990-01-01
Best War Movies of 1990 : Sweet Nothing

Sweet Nothing

0.0/10 IMDB

A youth abandoned by his family joins a group of homeless people.

Starring: Lee Ross, Charlotte Coleman, Ron Donachie, Andrew Tiernan, Alan Stocks, Janet McTeer, Trevor Peacock, Sandi Toksvig, Victor Maddern, Joan Heal ..
Directed by: Tony Smith
Release date: 1990-09-23

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