Best War Movies of 2002

1.

K-19: The Widowmaker

4.9
6.7/10 IMDB

When Russia's first nuclear submarine malfunctions on its maiden voyage, the crew must race to save the ship and prevent a nuclear disaster.

Starring: Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson, Peter Sarsgaard, Joss Ackland, John Shrapnel, Donald Sumpter, Tim Woodward, Steve Nicolson, George Anton, James Francis Ginty ..
Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow
Release date: 2002-07-19
2.

Hart's War

4.7
6.3/10 IMDB

Fourth-generation Army Col. William McNamara is imprisoned in a brutal German POW camp. Still, as the senior-ranking American officer, he commands his fellow inmates, keeping a sense of honor alive in a place where honor is easy to destroy, all under the dangerous eye of the Luftwafe vetran Col. Wilhelm Visser. Never giving up the fight to win the war, McNamara is silently planning, waiting for his moment to strike back at the enemy. A murder in the camp gives him the chance to set a risky plan in motion. With a court martial to keep Visser and the Germans distracted, McNamara orchestrates a cunning scheme to escape and destroy a nearby munitions plant, enlisting the unwitting help of young Lt. Tommy Hart. Together with his men, McNamara uses a hero's resolve to carry out his mission, ultimately forced to weigh the value of his life against the good of his country.

Starring: Bruce Willis, Colin Farrell, Terrence Howard, Marcel Iure?, Cole Hauser, Linus Roache, Vicellous Reon Shannon, Rory Cochrane, Joe Spano, Michael Weston ..
Directed by: Gregory Hoblit
Release date: 2002-02-15
3.

Mrs. Meitlemeihr

3.0
7.9/10 IMDB

Hitler escapes the war to London, where he lives as Mrs. Meitlemeihr, in this what-if black comedy from commercial director Graham Rose.

Starring: Udo Kier, John Levitt, Hendrik Arnst, Joerg Stadler, Michael Sachs, Ralph Gassmann, Tony Parkin, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Charlie G. Hawkins, Chris Buckingham ..
Directed by: Graham Rose
Release date: 2002-11-26
4.

Wicked Spring

3.0
5.1/10 IMDB

During the 1864 battle of the Wilderness, three Union soldiers and three Confederate Soldiers get seperated from their units as twilight engulfs the ravaged battlefield. The men wander alone through the dangerous woods, separate of each other, until they meet by chance on the banks of a quiet creek. The men meet and spend the night around a campfire, not realizing they are enemies until the next morning when the sun rises and a new day of battle begins.

Starring: Brian Merrick, DJ Perry, Terry Jernigan, Aaron Jackson, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Mark Lacy, Lindsey Ingram, Rebecca Lawlor, John Pagano, Anthony Hornus ..
Directed by: Kevin R. Hershberger
Release date: 2002-03-02
5.

Price for Peace

2.8
7.4/10 IMDB

Steven Spielberg, historian Stephen E. Ambrose, and director James Moll bring us a film with firsthand accounts chronicling the unforgettable events in the Pacific Theater of World War II. From the bombing of Pearl Harbor through the American occupation of Japan in 1945, this powerful documentary depicts the strength and courage of America's youth, while examining how these brave men and women dealt with being thrust into this tremendously brutal chapter of world history.

Directed by: James Moll
Release date: 2002-01-01
Best War Movies of 2002 : Two Men Went To War
6.

Two Men Went To War

2.5
6.7/10 IMDB

Comedy drama based on the true story of two British Army dentists who in 1942, eager to see action, go AWOL and invade occupied France on their own.

Starring: Kenneth Cranham, Rosanna Lavelle, Phyllida Law, Julian Glover, Anthony Valentine, David Ryall, Richard Sutton, Paul Bayfield, Jason Round, Tim 'Nobby' Clarke ..
Directed by: John Henderson
Release date: 2002-01-01
Best War Movies of 2002 : Lapu-Lapu
7.

Lapu-Lapu

1.5
6.3/10 IMDB

A film showing the struggles of Lapu-Lapu and how he defended Mactan, Cebu from the invading Spanish forces.

Starring: Lito Lapid, Dante Rivero, Joyce Jimenez, Vic Vargas, Mark Lapid, Roi Vinzon, Jeric Raval, Ian Veneracion, Jess Lapid Jr., Julio Diaz ..
Directed by: William Mayo
Release date: 2002-12-25
Best War Movies of 2002 : The Year That Trembled
8.

The Year That Trembled

1.2
4.8/10 IMDB

The Year That Trembled is a coming-of-age story set in 1970 in the shadow of Kent State that focuses on a group of young people facing the Vietnam Draft Lottery.

Starring: Jonathan Brandis, Charlie Finn, Jay R. Ferguson, Meredith Monroe, Marin Hinkle, Fred Willard, Henry Gibson, Martin Mull, Danica McKellar, Bill Raymond ..
Directed by: Jay Craven
Release date: 2002-03-22
9.

Deathwatch

0.0
6.0/10 IMDB

In the brutal trench fighting of the First World War, a British Infantry Company is separated from their regiment after a fierce battle. Attempting to return to their lines, the British soldiers discover what appears to be a bombed out German trench, abandoned except for a few dazed German soldiers. After killing most of the Germans, and taking one prisoner, the British company fortifies to hold the trench until reinforcements can arrive. Soon, however, strange things being to happen as a sense of evil descends on the trench and the British begin turn on each other.

Starring: Jamie Bell, Rúaidhrí Conroy, Mike Downey, Laurence Fox, Roman Horák, Dean Lennox Kelly, Torben Liebrecht, Kris Marshall, Hans Matheson, Hugh O'Conor ..
Directed by: M.J. Bassett
Release date: 2002-10-06
Best War Movies of 2002 : The House Of War
10.

The House Of War

0.0
0.0/10 IMDB

What really happened at the battle of Mazar I Sharif? Using footage of combat never seen before, award-winning filmmaker Paul Yule chronicles an extraordinary ten days in November 2001 that involved the US Armed Forces, the CIA, the British SAS, the Taliban, al Qaeda, the warlords of the Northern Alliance, the Red Cross and the western media.

Directed by: Paul Yule
Release date: 2002-10-20

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