Best War Movies of 2000

1.

The Patriot

6.0
7.2/10 IMDB

After proving himself on the field of battle in the French and Indian War, Benjamin Martin wants nothing more to do with such things, preferring the simple life of a farmer. But when his son Gabriel enlists in the army to defend their new nation, America, against the British, Benjamin reluctantly returns to his old life to protect his son.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson, Jason Isaacs, Tchéky Karyo, Chris Cooper, Lisa Brenner, Tom Wilkinson, Leon Rippy, Donal Logue ..
Directed by: Roland Emmerich
Release date: 2000-06-28
2.

Tigerland

5.0
7.0/10 IMDB

A group of recruits go through Advanced Infantry Training at Fort Polk, Louisiana's infamous Tigerland, last stop before Vietnam for tens of thousands of young men in 1971.

Starring: Colin Farrell, Matthew Davis, Clifton Collins Jr., Tom Guiry, Shea Whigham, James MacDonald, Michael Shannon, Cole Hauser, Neil Brown Jr., Matt Gerald ..
Directed by: Joel Schumacher
Release date: 2000-10-06
3.

U-571

4.9
6.6/10 IMDB

In the midst of World War II, the battle under the sea rages and the Nazis have the upper hand as the Allies are unable to crack their war codes. However, after a wrecked U-boat sends out an SOS signal, the Allies realise this is their chance to seize the 'enigma coding machine'.

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Bill Paxton, Harvey Keitel, Jon Bon Jovi, David Keith, Thomas Kretschmann, Jake Weber, Jack Noseworthy, Tom Guiry, Will Estes ..
Directed by: Jonathan Mostow
Release date: 2000-04-20
4.

Rules of Engagement

4.7
6.4/10 IMDB

A Marine Colonel is brought to court-martial after ordering his men to fire on demonstrators surrounding the American embassy in Yemen.

Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Samuel L. Jackson, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley, Bruce Greenwood, Anne Archer, Blair Underwood, Philip Baker Hall, Dale Dye, Amidou ..
Directed by: William Friedkin
Release date: 2000-04-07
5.

The Man Who Cried

4.5
6.1/10 IMDB

A young refugee travels from Russia to America in search of her lost father and falls in love with a gypsy horseman.

Starring: Christina Ricci, Johnny Depp, Cate Blanchett, John Turturro, Harry Dean Stanton, Oleg Yankovskiy, Don Fellows ..
Directed by: Sally Potter
Release date: 2000-08-29
6.

Into the Arms of Strangers: Stories of the Kindertransport

4.0
7.8/10 IMDB

In the nine months prior to World War II, 10.000 innocent children left behind their families, their homes, their childhood, and took the journey... to Britain to escape the Nazi Holocaust.

Starring: Judi Dench ..
Directed by: Mark Jonathan Harris
Release date: 2000-09-15
7.

The Crossing

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

A made-for-TV dramatization of George Washington's perilous gamble of crossing the Delaware River and attacking the British forces at Trenton.

Starring: Jeff Daniels, Steven McCarthy, John Henry Canavan, Sebastian Roché, Roger Rees ..
Directed by: Robert Harmon
Release date: 2000-01-10
8.

Harrison's Flowers

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

1991. Harrison Lloyd, a renowned photojournalist covering the war in Yugoslavia, is reported missing. Sarah, his wife, convinced that he is not dead, decides to go to Bosnia to find him.

Starring: Andie MacDowell, Elias Koteas, Brendan Gleeson, Adrien Brody, David Strathairn, Quinn Shephard, Gerard Butler, Alun Armstrong, Caroline Goodall, Diane Baker ..
Directed by: Élie Chouraqui
Release date: 2000-09-23
Best War Movies of 2000 : Leftenan Adnan
9.

Leftenan Adnan

3.3
6.9/10 IMDB

This is a film about a Malaysian soldier, Lt. Adnan, who gave his life in defending Malaya from the Japanese invasion during World War II. It exemplifies an example of the patriotic spirit that should be in every Malaysian. Lt. Adnan was a courageous individual who was willing to give everything, including his life, for the people and nation. He also succeeded in destroying the widely held myth that Malays were good only as rebels and pirates. He believed that no matter what, as a patriotic citizen, one had to fight until the last drop of blood to defend the nation.

Starring: Hairie Othman, Umie Aida, Farid Amirul, Faizal Hussein, Rusdi Ramli, Wahid Senario, Shaharuddin Thamby, Sherie Merlis, M. Osman ..
Directed by: Aziz M. Osman
Release date: 2000-08-28
Best War Movies of 2000 : Britannic
10.

Britannic

3.0
5.1/10 IMDB

It was the sister ship of the infamous Titanic... and its final destiny was the same. Experience the true untold story of Britannic, a tumultuous, epic voyage of human passion, courage and betrayal aboard an ill-fated ocean liner bound for a shattering demise. With the world at war, an undercover British agent (Amanda Ryan), embarks the Britannic in search of a German spy believed to be on board to sabotage the ship. Posing as a governess, the undercover agent finds herself falling in love with the ship's chaplain (Edward Atterton). In a stunning discovery, the lovers suddenly find themselves enemies of war. And when a massive explosion deals a deathblow to the ship, their battle becomes one for their own survival. With a dynamic, international cast and a story line that hosts a chilling tale of espionage, politics and romance, Britannic brings one of history's most devastating events to riveting, new life.

Starring: Jacqueline Bisset, Edward Atterton, Amanda Ryan, Ben Daniels, John Rhys-Davies, Bruce Payne, Susannah Wise ..
Directed by: Brian Trenchard-Smith
Release date: 2000-01-10
Best War Movies of 2000 : Shooting War
11.

Shooting War

2.9
7.9/10 IMDB

A remarkable film that takes a special look at the first war to be truly reported and recorded by one of the more unsung heroes of World War II: the combat photographer. Through the unflinching eye of their camera's lenses, these courageous soldiers continually risked their lives in their brave attempts to capture history.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Stephen Ambrose, Russ Meyer, John Ford ..
Directed by: Richard Schickel
Release date: 2000-12-07
12.

Horror in the East: Japan and the Atrocities of World War II

2.9
7.7/10 IMDB

Two-part documentary on Japan at war, examining the Japanese treatment of Allied prisoners of war. Turning Against the West Using Japanese archive footage and interviews with both prisoners and their guards, this film investigates why, having treated their POW's comparatively well during World War I, their attitudes had altered so dramatically by World War II Death Before Surrender Conclusion of a two-part documentary on Japan at war, examining why, when the Second World War turned against Japan, so many Japanese soldiers chose death rather than surrender. Archive footage and interviews with veterans form a comprehensive portrait of a nation in crisis, revealing how Japan's inability to surrender would have terrible consequences for all the countries touched by the war in the East

Release date: 2000-01-01
13.

Hop, Skip & Jump

2.9
7.0/10 IMDB

Two former lovers worlds collide during the tragic background of The Bosnian War.

Starring: Nataša Barbara Gra?ner, Miraj Grbi?, Davor Janji?, Mustafa Nadarevi? ..
Directed by: Sr?an Vuleti?
Release date: 2000-02-09
Best War Movies of 2000 : The Patriot: The Art of War
14.

The Patriot: The Art of War

2.8
4.8/10 IMDB

A 10 minute featurette that details thoughts from the cast and crew about the reality of the battles shown in the film and also, how these scenes were filmed. It makes for moderately interesting viewing, especially hearing about some of the details, such as the massive amount of extras and equipment needed.

Starring: Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Jason Isaacs, Roland Emmerich, R. A. Rondell ..
Release date: 2000-10-24
Best War Movies of 2000 : Vola sciusciù
15.

Vola sciusciù

2.7
7.0/10 IMDB

by joseph sargent

Starring: Lino Banfi, Mario Adorf, Antonella Attili, Franco Barbero, László I. Kish, Markus Knüfken, Carlo Croccolo, Paolo De Vita, Gianfranco Barra ..
Directed by: Joseph Sargent
Release date: 2000-05-30
16.

Battlefield Earth

2.3
2.5/10 IMDB

In the year 3000, man is no match for the Psychlos, a greedy, manipulative race of aliens on a quest for ultimate profit. Led by the powerful Terl, the Psychlos are stripping Earth clean of its natural resources, using the broken remnants of humanity as slaves. What is left of the human race has descended into a near primitive state. After being captured, it is up to Tyler to save mankind.

Starring: John Travolta, Barry Pepper, Forest Whitaker, Kim Coates, Sabine Karsenti, Christian Tessier, Sylvain Landry, Michael Byrne, Richard Tyson, Christopher Freeman ..
Directed by: Roger Christian
Release date: 2000-05-12
Best War Movies of 2000 : Comanche
17.

Comanche

1.8
7.9/10 IMDB

The heart warming true story of the only U.S. survivor of The Battle of Little Big Horn... the horse named Comanche.

Starring: Wilford Brimley, Kris Kristofferson, Gerald McRaney, Buck Taylor, Ethan Wayne, Marvin Schroeder ..
Directed by: Burt Kennedy
Release date: 2000-01-10
Best War Movies of 2000 : House of the Generals
18.

House of the Generals

1.6
7.2/10 IMDB

Based on a true story. The life of a Ukrainian Jewish girl from the last days of the Russian Czarist regime through the end of WWII and the affects of the political turmoil and Jewish persecution on her and those closest to her. Ukraine amassed thousands of WWII monuments. 600,000 Ukrainian Jews perished as victims of Hitler and Stalin, and half of the Russian losses occurred in Ukraine.

Starring: Farah White, Michelle Irving, Elena Burunova, Grant James, Jennifer Harris, Luke Adams, Stephanie Garner ..
Directed by: Dan Spigel
Release date: 2000-01-01
Best War Movies of 2000 : The Patriot: True Patriots
19.

The Patriot: True Patriots

1.3
5.6/10 IMDB

A featurette that shows how the filmmakers tried to accurately re-create the look of that time in history.

Starring: Robert Rodat, Mark Gordon, Dean Devlin, Rex Ellis, Deborah Lynn Scott ..
Release date: 2000-10-24
20.

Steel Tempest

0.9
3.6/10 IMDB

This is the story of a Waffen-Ss unit attacking an American held town in the Ardennes in 1945.

Starring: Roy Cane, Keith Fredericks, Simon Kirke, Rob Whelan ..
Directed by: Bob Carruthers, David Mcwhinnie
Release date: 2000-12-04
Best War Movies of 2000 : Babitsky's War
21.

Babitsky's War

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Documentary of the Second Chechen War, centered on the work of war journalist Andrei Babitsky..

Starring: Alan Rickman ..
Directed by: Paul Yule
Release date: 2000-09-04
Best War Movies of 2000 : Miss Saigon Manila
22.

Miss Saigon Manila

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

This performance of Boublil and Schönberg's award-winning musical Miss Saigon — staged in Manila at the Cultural Center of the Philippines in 2000 — tells the epic and tragic tale of a young Vietnamese bar girl, Kim, who falls in love with Chris, an American GI, as their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon.

Starring: Lea Salonga, Will Chase, Leo Valdez, Lisa Capps, Ronn K. Smith, Isay Alvarez, Robert Seña ..
Directed by: Peter Lawrence
Release date: 2000-01-01
Best War Movies of 2000 : Sheik Attack
23.

Sheik Attack

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

Sheik Attack is a contemporary non/fiction horror film woven from pop nostalgia, computer war games, the sweat of virtual commandos, the blood of Sheiks and a mis-remembrance of a long lost Zionist Utopia.

Directed by: Eddo Stern
Release date: 2000-01-01

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