Best War Movies of 1998


The Thin Red Line

7.6/10 IMDB

Based on the graphic novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II battle of Guadalcanal. It follows their journey, from the surprise of an unopposed landing, through the bloody and exhausting battles that follow, to the ultimate departure of those who survived. A powerful frontline cast - including Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Woody Harrelson and George Clooney - explodes into action in this hauntingly realistic view of military and moral chaos in the Pacific during World War II.

Starring: Sean Penn, Adrien Brody, Jim Caviezel, Ben Chaplin, George Clooney, John Cusack, Woody Harrelson, Elias Koteas, Nick Nolte, John C. Reilly ..
Directed by: Terrence Malick
Release date: 1998-12-25
Best War Movies of 1998 : A Soldier's Sweetheart

A Soldier's Sweetheart

6.2/10 IMDB

An Army medic brings his girlfriend to stay with him at an out of the way Vietnam outpost in 1967, the woman disappears one day and he begins searching for her.

Starring: Kiefer Sutherland, Skeet Ulrich, Georgina Cates, Daniel London, Louis Vanaria, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Christopher Birt ..
Directed by: Thomas Michael Donnelly
Release date: 1998-06-09
Best War Movies of 1998 : Talk of Angels

Talk of Angels

6.0/10 IMDB

This is the story of a young Irish woman who comes to Spain to escape from the pressures she feels about her impending marriage to a political activist in Ireland. But in Spain in the 1930's, taking a job of governess in a wealthy family, she finds the same kinds of political unrest. In fact, it isn't long before she finds herself attracted to a married man who is similarly involved in the struggle against fascism and Franco. This awakens her to her nature that brings her to such men and resolves for her what she must do about the life she left in Ireland

Starring: Polly Walker, Frances McDormand, Vincent Pérez, Franco Nero, Marisa Paredes, Penélope Cruz, Ariadna Gil, Rossy de Palma, Francisco Rabal, Britta Smith ..
Directed by: Nick Hamm
Release date: 1998-10-30

A Time for Defiance

6.6/10 IMDB

After the Spanish Civil War breaks out, the Prado Museum is being evacuated. One of the guards finds a painting by the master, Goya, and takes it to prevent damage to the work of art. In the interim, he meets a young lady with whom he falls in love. Assisted by her and her family members, the soldier attempts to save Goya's masterpiece intact amidst the war and violence.

Starring: Gabino Diego, Leonor Watling, Luis Cuenca, Héctor Colomé, Ramón Agirre, Aten Soria, Juan José Otegui, Josep Maria Pou, Txema Blasco, Adriana Ozores ..
Directed by: Antonio Mercero
Release date: 1998-12-18
Best War Movies of 1998 : Rescuers: Stories of Courage – Two Couples

Rescuers: Stories of Courage – Two Couples

6.7/10 IMDB

Two fact-based tales about citizens who risked everything, including their lives, to save Holocaust victims.

Starring: Dana Delany, Martin Donovan, Hugo Haenen, Tom Jansen, Nigel Bennett ..
Directed by: Tim Hunter, Lynne Littman
Release date: 1998-05-10

Saving Private Ryan

8.6/10 IMDB

As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Barry Pepper, Adam Goldberg, Vin Diesel, Giovanni Ribisi, Jeremy Davies, Matt Damon, Ted Danson ..
Directed by: Steven Spielberg
Release date: 1998-07-24
Best War Movies of 1998 : A Bright Shining Lie

A Bright Shining Lie

6.4/10 IMDB

Something in his past keeps career Army man John Paul Vann from advancing past colonel. He views being sent to Vietnam as part of the US military advisory force a stepping stone to promotion. However, he disagrees vocally (and on the record) with the way the war is being run and is forced to leave the military. Returning to Vietnam as a civilian working with the Army, he comes to despise some South Vietnamese officers while he takes charge of some of the U.S. forces and continues his liaisons with Vietnamese women.

Starring: Bill Paxton, Amy Madigan, Donal Logue, Robert John Burke, Vivian Wu, Ed Lauter, Kurtwood Smith, Eric Bogosian, James Rebhorn ..
Directed by: Terry George
Release date: 1998-01-01
Best War Movies of 1998 : The Pentagon Wars

The Pentagon Wars

7.3/10 IMDB

From the director of “Made In America” and “The Money Pit” comes a hilarious look at one of the most expensive blunders in military history. Over 17 years and almost as many billion dollars have gone into devising the BFV (Bradley Fighting Vehicle). There's only one problem. . . it doesn't work.

Starring: Kelsey Grammer, Cary Elwes, Viola Davis, John C. McGinley, Clifton Powell, Dewey Weber, Richard Schiff, J. C. MacKenzie, Richard Benjamin, Olympia Dukakis ..
Directed by: Richard Benjamin
Release date: 1998-02-28

The Scarlet Tunic

0.0/10 IMDB

Passions erupt between a German hussar (Jean-Marc Barr) serving with King George III's personal cavalry and the only daughter of an English solicitor (Emma Fielding) in this period tearjerker adapted from a short story by Thomas Hardy. Longing to escape their own personal imprisonments -- he, his service to the king, and she, her engagement to a man she doesn't love -- they find solace in each other's arms.

Starring: Jean-Marc Barr, Emma Fielding, Simon Callow, Jack Shepherd, John Sessions, Lynda Bellingham, Thomas Lockyer, Andrew Tiernan, Gareth Hale, Lisa Faulkner ..
Directed by: Stuart St. Paul
Release date: 1998-06-12

When Trumpets Fade

7.1/10 IMDB

In WWII Western Germany, Private David Manning reluctantly leaves behind a mortally wounded fellow soldier and searches for survivors from his platoon, only to learn from commanding officer Captain Pritchett that they have all been killed in action. Despite requesting a discharge on the grounds of mental disability, Manning is promoted to sergeant and assigned to lead a new platoon of young inductees.

Starring: Ron Eldard, Zak Orth, Frank Whaley, Dylan Bruno, Devon Gummersall, Dan Futterman, Bobby Cannavale, Martin Donovan, Dwight Yoakam, Timothy Olyphant ..
Directed by: John Irvin
Release date: 1998-06-27

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