Best War Movies of 1997

1.

The Postman

4.6
6.1/10 IMDB

In 2013 there are no highways, no I-ways, no dreams of a better tomorrow, only scattered survivors across what was once the Unites States. Into this apocalyptic wasteland comes an enigmatic drifter with a mule, a knack for Shakespeare and something yet undiscovered: the power to inspire hope.

Starring: Kevin Costner, Will Patton, Olivia Williams, Larenz Tate, Tom Petty, Giovanni Ribisi, James Russo, Daniel von Bargen, Scott Bairstow, Roberta Maxwell ..
Directed by: Kevin Costner
Release date: 1997-12-25
Best War Movies of 1997 : Sharpe's Waterloo
2.

Sharpe's Waterloo

4.0
7.9/10 IMDB

Based on the novel by Bernard Cornwell, "Sharpe's Waterloo" brings maverick British officer Lt. Col. Richard Sharpe to his last fight against the French, in June of 1815.

Starring: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, Cecile Paoli, Paul Bettany, Alexis Denisof, Hugh Fraser, John Tams, Jason Salkey ..
Directed by: Tom Clegg
Release date: 1997-05-27
Best War Movies of 1997 : Sharpe's Revenge
3.

Sharpe's Revenge

3.9
7.7/10 IMDB

Sharpe is framed as the thief who stole Napolean's gold, and he must clear his name to avoid execution. Meanwhile his wife Jane - urged on by a friend - makes some questionable choices.

Starring: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, Philip Whitchurch, Cecile Paoli, Féodor Atkine, James Laurenson, John Benfield, Alexis Denisof ..
Directed by: Tom Clegg
Release date: 1997-05-07
Best War Movies of 1997 : Sharpe's Justice
4.

Sharpe's Justice

3.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Napoleon has been exiled to Elba, the English have returned from the wars, and Major Richard Sharpe finds himself in a sort of exile to lead a company of Yorkshire Yeomen. His duties include protecting mill owners from restless workers who are on the verge of strike or outright revolt. Meanwhile, Sharpe's faithless wife and her lover fall within range of Sharpe's wrath. Sharpe, with his two of his devoted Chosen Men nearby, must decide whether to continue to protect the mill owners or to take the side of their fiercely downtrodden workers.

Starring: Sean Bean, Daragh O'Malley, Abigail Cruttenden, Caroline Langrishe, Philip Glenister, John Tams, Alexis Denisof ..
Directed by: Tom Clegg
Release date: 1997-05-14
5.

The Long Way Home

3.8
7.6/10 IMDB

The story of the post World War II Jewish refugee situation from liberation to the establishment of the modern state of Israel.

Starring: Morgan Freeman, Ed Asner, Sean Astin, Martin Landau, Miriam Margolyes, David Paymer, Nina Siemaszko, Helen Slater, Michael York ..
Directed by: Mark Jonathan Harris
Release date: 1997-09-19
Best War Movies of 1997 : The Island on Bird Street
6.

The Island on Bird Street

3.7
7.1/10 IMDB

Alex is an 11-year old boy who, during WWII, hides in the Jewish ghetto from Nazis after all his relatives have been sent to the concentration camp. The movie portrays the ghetto through his eyes.

Starring: Patrick Bergin, Jack Warden, James Bolam, Michael Byrne, Stefan Sauk, Suzanna Hamilton, Jordan Kiziuk ..
Directed by: Søren Kragh-Jacobsen
Release date: 1997-04-11
7.

Welcome to Sarajevo

3.6
6.7/10 IMDB

Follow a group of international journalists into the heart of the once cosmopolitan city of Sarajevo—now a danger zone of sniper and mortar attacks where residents still live. While reporting on an American aid worker who’s trying to get children out of the country, a British correspondent decides to take an orphaned girl home to London.

Starring: Stephen Dillane, Woody Harrelson, Marisa Tomei, Goran Visnjic, Emira Nuševi?, Kerry Fox, James Nesbitt, Emily Lloyd, Igor Džambazov, Gordana Gadži? ..
Directed by: Michael Winterbottom
Release date: 1997-05-09
8.

Miss Evers' Boys

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

The true story of the US Government's 1932 Tuskeegee Syphilis Experiments, in which a group of black test subjects were allowed to die, despite a cure having been developed.

Starring: Alfre Woodard, Laurence Fishburne, Craig Sheffer, Joe Morton, Obba Babatundé, Ossie Davis, Peter Stelzer, Donzaleigh Abernathy, Robert Benedetti, Von Coulter ..
Directed by: Joseph Sargent
Release date: 1997-02-22
9.

Paradise Road

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

A group of English, American, Dutch and Australian women creates a vocal orchestra while being imprisoned in a Japanese POW camp on Sumatra during World War II.

Starring: Glenn Close, Frances McDormand, Pauline Collins, Cate Blanchett, Julianna Margulies, Jennifer Ehle, Wendy Hughes, Johanna ter Steege, Elizabeth Spriggs, Pamela Rabe ..
Directed by: Bruce Beresford
Release date: 1997-02-11
Best War Movies of 1997 : Regeneration
10.

Regeneration

3.5
7.0/10 IMDB

Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon, two of England's most important World War I poets are sent, along with other traumatized combatants, to a rest home in order to treat their emotional troubles, caused by the psychological fatigue that suffer the soldiers fighting in the no man's land.

Starring: Jonathan Pryce, James Wilby, Jonny Lee Miller, Stuart Bunce, Tanya Allen, Dougray Scott, David Hayman, John Neville, Paul Young, Alastair Galbraith ..
Directed by: Gillies MacKinnon
Release date: 1997-08-27
11.

Hostile Waters

3.2
6.2/10 IMDB

Based on true events, an American submarine collides into a Soviet sub of the coast of America and an ensuing standoff occurs that could lead to total annihilation.

Starring: Rutger Hauer, Martin Sheen, Max von Sydow, Colm Feore, Rob Campbell, Harris Yulin, Regina Taylor, Dominic Monaghan ..
Directed by: David Drury
Release date: 1997-10-18
Best War Movies of 1997 : Sharpe: The Legend
12.

Sharpe: The Legend

3.1
7.8/10 IMDB

Several years after the battle of Waterloo, a former soldier from Shoreditch sits in a London inn reminiscing about the brave and determined officer who took him to hell and back. The narrator is Rifleman Cooper, and the officer whose fame he recalls is the legendary Richard Sharpe.

Starring: Sean Bean, Michael Mears, David Troughton ..
Directed by: Paul Wilmshurst
Release date: 1997-10-13
Best War Movies of 1997 : The Informant
13.

The Informant

2.7
6.3/10 IMDB

A former Irish Republican Army fighter, Gingy McAnally (Anthony Brophy), is reluctant about being called back into service after serving time in prison. He executes the grisly task but ends up captured by a sympathetic British police lieutenant named Ferris (Cary Elwes). The intimidating Chief Inspector of the Belfast Police (Timothy Dalton) convinces Gingy that his best hope is to become an informant and turn in other IRA operatives. As Gingy's marriage unravels under the stress, he is forced to come to terms with the fact that in this war both sides lose. Three men, three political circles, each fighting for their lives, each with their own agenda in the battle for Northern Ireland.

Starring: Anthony Brophy, Timothy Dalton, Maria Lennon, Cary Elwes, John Kavanagh, Sean McGinley, Frankie McCafferty, Stuart Graham, Gary Lydon, Sean Kearns ..
Directed by: Jim McBride
Release date: 1997-03-15
14.

Goodbye America

2.2
5.1/10 IMDB

It is November 1992 and the US Navy is preparing to surrender its largest overseas facility at Subic Bay, Philippines, after almost a century. For both countries, and for the navy, it is a time of change. Violence erupts shortly after the U.S. Navy announces plans to withdraw from a Philippine base in 1992.

Starring: Wolfgang Bodison, Corin Nemec, John Newton, Alexis Arquette, Rae Dawn Chong, Nanette Medved, Alma Concepcion, James Brolin, Maureen Flannigan, Michael York ..
Directed by: Thierry Notz
Release date: 1997-01-06
Best War Movies of 1997 : Exile in Sarajevo
15.

Exile in Sarajevo

1.7
7.5/10 IMDB

This feature length documentary is a personal account of the siege of Sarajevo from the point of view of a Bosnian Australian, Tahir Cambis, who spent the last six months of the war filming the conflict and its effects on the civilian population. The two main subjects in the film are a Sarajevo family whose young daughter is killed a day after she is filmed in a dance competition; and an 8 year old girl, Amira, whose eye witness account of murder and rape becomes a diary of catharsis.

Directed by: Tahir Cambis, Alma Sahbaz
Release date: 1997-09-04
Best War Movies of 1997 : Patton: A Tribute to Franklin J. Schaffner
16.

Patton: A Tribute to Franklin J. Schaffner

1.6
7.4/10 IMDB

Almost everyone who worked with director Franklin J. Schaeffer on the film is interviewed here, including George C. Scott (this piece was done before he died in 1999) and they all seem to unanimously agree that he was a complete and total gentleman to work with. Oliver Stone shows up here to give us his thoughts on the film and accuse it for being in some part responsible for the bombing of Cambodia, which is an interesting theory if perhaps a little misguided (he claims that Nixon was so influenced by Patton that it resulted in his decision to launch that first attack which in turn resulted in the bombing). Other interviewees in this piece include Richard Zanuck, Jerry Goldsmith, Fred Koenekamp, Franklin J. Schaeffer himself, and the film's producer, Frank McCarthy. The interviews are nicely complimented by some behind the scenes clips as well as a small assortment of camera tests.

Starring: Omar N. Bradley, Jerry Goldsmith, Fred J. Koenekamp, Frank McCarthy, Franklin J. Schaffner, George C. Scott, Oliver Stone, Richard D. Zanuck ..
Directed by: Michael Arick
Release date: 1997-05-20
Best War Movies of 1997 : Rescuers: Stories of Courage - Two Women
17.

Rescuers: Stories of Courage - Two Women

1.4
6.2/10 IMDB

The film is divided into two segments, both set in Europe during WWII.

Starring: Elizabeth Perkins, Sela Ward, Anne Jackson, Fritz Weaver, Al Waxman, Nicky Guadagni, George Morfogen, George Morfogen ..
Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich
Release date: 1997-10-05
Best War Movies of 1997 : The Spitfire Story
18.

The Spitfire Story

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The Spitfire was the plane no-one wanted - government, industry and even the Royal Air Force turned it down. Only the faith of its brilliant designer, R.J. Mitchell, kept the Spitfire project moving forward and into service - just in time to become the symbol of British pride and power as a "killer fighter" during the Battle of Britain.

Release date: 1997-01-01
Best War Movies of 1997 : Fratricide in Allah's Name
19.

Fratricide in Allah's Name

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

This film looks back at Algeria's past, covering its fight for independence and its subsequent fight against itself, being one of the few films to capture civil war Algeria and its inhabitants on camera. The filmmakers talk to politicians from both sides, past revolutionaries, and most importantly civilians, whose lives were torn apart by the conflict.

Release date: 1997-01-01
20.

Dezertir

0.0
4.1/10 IMDB

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Directed by: ???? ??????, Yury Muzyka
Release date: 1997-06-06
Best War Movies of 1997 : Das Boot: The Director's Cut
21.

Das Boot: The Director's Cut

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

The claustrophobic world of a WWII German U-boat; boredom, filth and sheer terror.

Starring: Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Klaus Wennemann, Hubertus Bengsch, Martin Semmelrogge, Bernd Tauber, Erwin Leder, Martin May, Heinz Hoenig, Uwe Ochsenknecht ..
Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen
Release date: 1997-12-11

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