Best War Movies of 2005

1.

Kingdom of Heaven

5.8
7.2/10 IMDB

After his wife dies, a blacksmith named Balian is thrust into royalty, political intrigue and bloody holy wars during the Crusades.

Starring: Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Jeremy Irons, Marton Csokas, Brendan Gleeson, Liam Neeson, Edward Norton, Michael Sheen, Ghassan Massoud, Velibor Topic ..
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Release date: 2005-05-03
2.

Jarhead

5.6
7.0/10 IMDB

Jarhead is a film about a US Marine Anthony Swofford’s experience in the Gulf War. After putting up with an arduous boot camp, Swofford and his unit are sent to the Persian Gulf where they are eager to fight, but are forced to stay back from the action. Swofford struggles with the possibility of his girlfriend cheating on him, and as his mental state deteriorates, his desire to kill increases.

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Jake Gyllenhaal, Scott MacDonald, Lucas Black, Peter Sarsgaard, Laz Alonso, Chris Cooper, Brian Geraghty, Damion Poitier, John Krasinski ..
Directed by: Sam Mendes
Release date: 2005-11-04
3.

The Great Raid

5.0
6.7/10 IMDB

As World War II rages, the elite Sixth Ranger Battalion is given a mission of heroic proportions: push 30 miles behind enemy lines and liberate over 500 American prisoners of war.

Starring: Benjamin Bratt, James Franco, Connie Nielsen, Marton Csokas, Joseph Fiennes, Mark Consuelos, Max Martini, Logan Marshall-Green, Robert Mammone, Cesar Montano ..
Directed by: John Dahl
Release date: 2005-08-12
4.

Sometimes in April

4.0
7.9/10 IMDB

Debra Winger, Oris Erhuero and Idris Elba star in this drama framed by the Rwandan genocide.

Starring: Idris Elba, Carole Karemera, Pamela Nomvete, Oris Erhuero, Fraser James, Abby Mukiibi Nkaaga, Cleophas Kabasita, Noah Emmerich, Debra Winger, Peninah Abatoni ..
Directed by: Raoul Peck
Release date: 2005-02-17
Best War Movies of 2005 : Gallipoli
5.

Gallipoli

4.0
7.4/10 IMDB

The Gallipoli campaign of World War I was so controversial & devastating, it changed the face of battle forever. Using diaries, letters, photographs and memoirs, acclaimed director, Tolga Ornek, traces the personal journeys of Australian, New Zealand, British and Turkish soldiers, from innocence and patriotism to hardship and heartbreak.

Starring: Jeremy Irons, Sam Neill, Zafer Ergin ..
Directed by: Tolga Örnek
Release date: 2005-03-18
6.

Valiant

4.0
5.5/10 IMDB

Set in 1944, Valiant is a woodland pigeon who wants to become a great hero someday. When he hears they are hiring recruits for the Royal Homing Pigeon Service, he immediately sets out for London. On the way, he meets a smelly but friendly pigeon named Bugsy, who joins him, mainly to get away from clients he cheated in a game of find-the pebble, and helps him sign up for the war.

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Ricky Gervais, Tim Curry, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Laurie, John Cleese, John Hurt, Pip Torrens, Rik Mayall, Olivia Williams ..
Directed by: Gary Chapman
Release date: 2005-03-25
Best War Movies of 2005 : Ike: Countdown to D-Day
7.

Ike: Countdown to D-Day

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

This is the story of the senior-level preparations for the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944 from the time of Dwight D. Eisenhower's appointment as the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, to the establishment of the beachhead in Normandy. The film recounts many of the trials and tribulation Ike had to face, not the least of which were the many prima donnas surrounding him (Patton, Montgomery and especially de Gaulle) and the need for tact and diplomacy to bring all sides together for what would be the largest amphibious assault ever attempted.

Starring: Tom Selleck, James Remar, Timothy Bottoms, Gerald McRaney, Ian Mune, Bruce Phillips, John Bach, Nick Blake, Kevin J. Wilson, Christopher James Baker ..
Directed by: Robert Harmon
Release date: 2005-02-01
Best War Movies of 2005 : Colditz
8.

Colditz

3.6
6.8/10 IMDB

During World War II, four Britons tunnel out of a German POW camp. One is killed, two are recaptured and one escapes. Scottish Corporal Nicholas McGrade, the lone escapee, is a slacker and reluctant soldier, but is coerced into the secret MI9 Unit and participates in the facilitation of other escapes. Wills and Jack Rose, the two escapees who were recaptured, are transferred to Colditz, a medieval castle in Saxony which has been refitted as an escape-proof, high security institution to house recitative prisoners who repeatedly attempt to escape. At Rose's request, McGrade looks up Rose's girlfriend in Britain only to find out he is falling in love with her. When the faithful Lizzie rejects the advances of the smitten McGrade, he uses his influence to fake Jack's death so as to clear any obstacles to Lizzie.

Starring: Damian Lewis, Sophia Myles, Tom Hardy, Laurence Fox, James Fox, Timothy West, Jason Priestley, Guy Henry, Robert Whitelock, Scott Handy ..
Directed by: Stuart Orme
Release date: 2005-05-27
Best War Movies of 2005 : Colditz
9.

Colditz

3.5
6.8/10 IMDB

Three prisoners, Jack Rose, Tom Willis and Nick McGrade, embark on an heroic plan to escape from a World War Two POW camp. As Rose And Willis are recaptured by the Germans, McGrade manages to traverse their clutches and travels to London to inform Rose's girlfriend of his capture. So begins a complex love story...

Release date: 2005-03-27
10.

River Queen

3.3
6.0/10 IMDB

An intimate story set during the 1860s in which a young Irish woman Sarah and her family find themselves on both sides of the turbulent wars between British and Maori during the British colonization of New Zealand.

Starring: Samantha Morton, Kiefer Sutherland, Cliff Curtis, Stephen Rea, Temuera Morrison, Wi Kuki Kaa ..
Directed by: Vincent Ward
Release date: 2005-09-12

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