Best War Movies of 2001

1.

Band of Brothers

6.5
9.4/10 IMDB

Drawn from interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as their journals and letters, Band of Brothers chronicles the experiences of these men from paratrooper training in Georgia through the end of the war. As an elite rifle company parachuting into Normandy early on D-Day morning, participants in the Battle of the Bulge, and witness to the horrors of war, the men of Easy knew extraordinary bravery and extraordinary fear - and became the stuff of legend. Based on Stephen E. Ambrose's acclaimed book of the same name.

Release date: 2001-09-09
2.

Enemy at the Gates

6.2
7.6/10 IMDB

A Russian and a German sniper play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad in WWII.

Starring: Jude Law, Rachel Weisz, Ed Harris, Joseph Fiennes, Bob Hoskins, Ron Perlman, Eva Mattes, Gabriel Thomson, Matthias Habich, Alexander Schwan ..
Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Release date: 2001-03-14
3.

Black Hawk Down

6.2
7.7/10 IMDB

When U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans suffer heavy casualties, facing intense fighting from the militia on the ground.

Starring: Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Jason Isaacs, Tom Sizemore, William Fichtner, Eric Bana, Ewen Bremner, Sam Shepard, Tom Hardy, Charlie Hofheimer ..
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Release date: 2001-12-28
4.

Pearl Harbor

5.6
6.2/10 IMDB

The lifelong friendship between Rafe McCawley and Danny Walker is put to the ultimate test when the two ace fighter pilots become entangled in a love triangle with beautiful Naval nurse Evelyn Johnson. But the rivalry between the friends-turned-foes is immediately put on hold when they find themselves at the center of Japan's devastating attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941.

Starring: Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale, Cuba Gooding Jr., Jon Voight, Alec Baldwin, Tom Sizemore, William Lee Scott, Greg Zola, Ewen Bremner ..
Directed by: Michael Bay
Release date: 2001-05-21
5.

Behind Enemy Lines

5.2
6.4/10 IMDB

While flying a routine reconnaissance mission over Bosnia, fighter pilot Chris Burnett photographs something he wasn't supposed to see and gets shot down behind enemy lines, where he must outrun an army led by a ruthless Serbian general. With time running out and a deadly tracker on his trail, Burnett's commanding officer decides to risk his career and launch a renegade rescue mission to save his life.

Starring: Owen Wilson, Gene Hackman, Gabriel Macht, Charles Malik Whitfield, David Keith, Olek Krupa, Joaquim de Almeida, Vladimir Mashkov, Marko Igonda, Eyal Podell ..
Directed by: John Moore
Release date: 2001-11-30
6.

The Grey Zone

4.9
7.0/10 IMDB

A Nazi doctor—along with the Sonderkomando, Jews who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow Jews—find themselves in a moral grey zone.

Starring: David Arquette, Daniel Benzali, Steve Buscemi, Harvey Keitel, Natasha Lyonne, Mira Sorvino, Michael Stuhlbarg, Velimir Velev ..
Directed by: Tim Blake Nelson
Release date: 2001-09-13
7.

Enigma

4.7
6.4/10 IMDB

The story of the WWII project to crack the code behind the Enigma machine, used by the Germans to encrypt messages sent to their submarines.

Starring: Dougray Scott, Kate Winslet, Saffron Burrows, Jeremy Northam, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Tom Hollander, Donald Sumpter, Matthew Macfadyen, Richard Leaf, Bohdan Poraj ..
Directed by: Michael Apted
Release date: 2001-01-22
8.

Charlotte Gray

4.5
6.4/10 IMDB

This is a drama set in Nazi-occupied France at the height of World War II. Charlotte Gray tells the compelling story of a young Scottish woman working with the French Resistance in the hope of rescuing her lover, a missing RAF pilot. Based on the best-selling novel by Sebastian Faulks.

Starring: Cate Blanchett, James Fleet, Abigail Cruttenden, Charlotte McDougall, Rupert Penry-Jones, Robert Hands, Billy Crudup, Nicholas Farrell, Charlie Condou, Anton Lesser ..
Directed by: Gillian Armstrong
Release date: 2001-12-17
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9.

We Stand Alone Together: The Men of Easy Company

4.3
8.6/10 IMDB

Over a period of two years, Mark Cowen and his crew travelled to thirty U.S. states and ten European cities, to interview the veterans of Easy Company. The stories told by the veterans themselves, create a history of the Second World War from the point of view of this heroic company of men, made famous in the mini-series Band of Brothers.

Starring: James Alley Jr., Roderick Bain ..
Directed by: Mark Cowen
Release date: 2001-11-10
10.

To End All Wars

4.2
7.0/10 IMDB

Based on a real-life story, this drama focuses on a small group of Allied soldiers in Burma who are held captive by the Japanese. Capt. Ernest Gordon (Ciaran McMenamin), Lt. Jim Reardon (Kiefer Sutherland) and Maj. Ian Campbell (Robert Carlyle) are among the military officers kept imprisoned and routinely beaten and deprived of food. While Campbell wants to rebel and attempt an escape, Gordon tries to take a more stoic approach, an attitude that proves to be surprisingly resonant.

Starring: Ciarán McMenamin, Robert Carlyle, Kiefer Sutherland, Sakae Kimura, Mark Strong, Masayuki Yui, James Cosmo, Yugo Saso, John Gregg, Shû Nakajima ..
Directed by: David L. Cunningham
Release date: 2001-09-02

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