Best War Movies of 1996

1.

The English Patient

6.0
7.4/10 IMDB

In the 1930s, Count Almásy is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of love, betrayal, and politics.

Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas, Naveen Andrews, Colin Firth, Julian Wadham, Torri Higginson, Jürgen Prochnow, Kevin Whately ..
Directed by: Anthony Minghella
Release date: 1996-11-05
2.

Courage Under Fire

4.8
6.6/10 IMDB

A US Army officer, who made a "friendly fire" mistake that was covered up, has been reassigned to a desk job. He is tasked to investigate a female chopper commander's worthiness to be awarded the Medal of Honor. At first all seems in order. But then he begins to notice inconsistencies between the testimonies of the witnesses...

Starring: Denzel Washington, Meg Ryan, Lou Diamond Phillips, Matt Damon, Michael Moriarty, Michole Briana White, Bronson Pinchot, Amy Hathaway, Diane Baker, Seth Gilliam ..
Directed by: Edward Zwick
Release date: 1996-07-04
Best War Movies of 1996 : Sharpe's Siege
3.

Sharpe's Siege

4.0
8.0/10 IMDB

Sharpe, with his new commanding officer, is sent to capture a castle when news comes of locals who will rise against Bonaparte. However, he is somewhat distracted by thoughts of his wife whom he was forced to leave while stricken with fever.

Starring: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, James Laurenson, Féodor Atkine, Christian Brendel, Christopher Villiers, Amira Casar, Hugh Fraser, Peter Wear ..
Directed by: Tom Clegg
Release date: 1996-05-08
Best War Movies of 1996 : Sharpe's Regiment
4.

Sharpe's Regiment

4.0
7.9/10 IMDB

Told his battalion is to be split up due to lack of recruits at home, Sharpe and Harper return to England to investigate. What should have been a simple query turns politically explosive as they come nearer to exposing profiteering on the home front that could jeopardize the Wellington's war.

Starring: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, Michael Cochrane, Caroline Langrishe, James Laurenson, John Tams, Nicholas Farrell, Julian Fellowes, Norman Rossington ..
Directed by: Tom Clegg
Release date: 1996-05-01
Best War Movies of 1996 : Sharpe's Mission
5.

Sharpe's Mission

4.0
7.9/10 IMDB

Sharpe is teamed with a Colonel he helped promote and they are tasked to destroy a powder magazine, but an alliance with the French may threaten their success. Meanwhile, Jane is wearying of the army life and Harper and Ramona are at odds.

Starring: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, James Laurenson, Hugh A. Robertson, Mark Strong, John Tams, Hugh Fraser ..
Directed by: Tom Clegg
Release date: 1996-05-15
6.

Andersonville

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

This lengthy docudrama records the harrowing conditions at the Confederacy's most notorious prisoner-of-war camp. The drama unfolds through the eyes of a company of Union soldiers captured at the Battle of Cold Harbor, VA, in June 1864, and shipped to the camp in southern Georgia. A private, Josiah Day, and his sergeant try to hold their company together in the face of squalid living conditions, inhumane punishments, and a gang of predatory fellow prisoners called the Raiders.

Starring: Frederic Forrest, Jarrod Emick, Cliff DeYoung, William H. Macy, William Sanderson, Matt McGrath, Ted Marcoux, Carmen Argenziano, Frederick Coffin, Jan T?íska ..
Directed by: John Frankenheimer
Release date: 1996-03-03
7.

Carla's Song

3.7
6.8/10 IMDB

A Glasgow man visits war-torn Nicaragua with a refugee tormented by her memories.

Starring: Robert Carlyle, Oyanka Cabezas, Scott Glenn, Louise Goodall, Salvador Espinoza, Margaret McAdam, Gary Lewis, Subash Singh Pall, Stewart Preston, Richard Loza ..
Directed by: Ken Loach
Release date: 1996-10-30
Best War Movies of 1996 : Twilight of the Gods
8.

Twilight of the Gods

2.9
7.3/10 IMDB

A Maori warrior comes upon the aftermath of a battle to find that the only survivor is a wounded enemy soldier. His wishes to avenge his fallen countrymen by finishing off this helpless enemy but the gods won't allow it (as conveyed to him through a spirit bird). Anguished that he must instead treat the soldier's wounds, he's further repelled by the soldier's incessant homosexual advances. Slowly and surprisingly, a change comes over the warrior to accept the soldier's advances, but the war all too soon intrudes upon them.

Starring: Greg Mayor, John Maunsell, Tony Kingi, Wayne Pivac, Marton Csokas, Joel Lund, Adam Cohen, Craig Jenkins, Nick Abbs, Gregan Songhurst ..
Directed by: Stewart Main
Release date: 1996-06-24
Best War Movies of 1996 : Crazy Horse
9.

Crazy Horse

2.8
6.4/10 IMDB

The legendary Native American chieftain refuses to go with his people peacefully to the reservation and starts a rebellion.

Starring: Michael Greyeyes, Ned Beatty, John Finn, Peter Horton, Zahn McClarnon, Karl Makinen, August Schellenberg, Wes Studi, Gordon Tootoosis, Tuck Milligan ..
Directed by: John Irvin
Release date: 1996-07-07
10.

The Man Who Captured Eichmann

2.8
6.5/10 IMDB

Set in 1960, the story follows the efforts of the Mossad, the Israeli Secret Service, to find former SS Colonel Adolf Eichmann, who ran from Germany to Argentina and took the name Ricardo Clement. He was wanted for the murders of both Europeans and Jews during the Holocaust. Learning of Eichmann's living in Argentina, the Mossad sends a team to capture him, led by agent Peter Malkin. The standing order: bring Eichmann back alive to Israel for trial.

Starring: Robert Duvall, Arliss Howard, Jeffrey Tambor, Jack Laufer, Nicolas Surovy, Joel Brooks, Michael Laskin, Sam Robards, Michael Tucci, Rusty Schwimmer ..
Directed by: William A. Graham
Release date: 1996-11-08

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