Best War Movies of 2006

1.

Letters from Iwo Jima

6.3
7.9/10 IMDB

The story of the battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II, as told from the perspective of the Japanese who fought it.

Starring: Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryô Kase, Shidou Nakamura, Hiroshi Watanabe, Eijiro Ozaki, Lucas Elliot Eberl, Yuki Matsuzaki, Hiro Abe ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 2006-12-19
2.

Flags of Our Fathers

5.8
7.1/10 IMDB

There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. This is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen - John 'Doc' Bradley, Pvt. Rene Gagnon and Pvt. Ira Hayes - who fought in the battle to take Iwo Jima from the Japanese.

Starring: Ryan Phillippe, Adam Beach, Jesse Bradford, John Benjamin Hickey, John Slattery, Barry Pepper, Jamie Bell, Paul Walker, Robert Patrick, Neal McDonough ..
Directed by: Clint Eastwood
Release date: 2006-10-18
3.

The Wind That Shakes the Barley

5.4
7.5/10 IMDB

In 1920s Ireland young doctor Damien O'Donovan prepares to depart for a new job in a London hospital. As he says his goodbyes at a friend's farm, British Black and Tans arrive, and a young man is killed. Damien joins his brother Teddy in the Irish Republican Army, but political events are soon set in motion that tear the brothers apart.

Starring: Cillian Murphy, Pádraic Delaney, Liam Cunningham, Orla Fitzgerald, Gerard Kearney, William Ruane, Roger Allam, Laurence Barry, Sabrina Barry, Kieran Aherne ..
Directed by: Ken Loach
Release date: 2006-03-24
4.

Rescue Dawn

5.2
7.3/10 IMDB

A US Fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.

Starring: Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Marshall Bell, Toby Huss, Pat Healy, François Chau, James Oliver, GQ, Saichia Wongwiroj, Brad Carr ..
Directed by: Werner Herzog
Release date: 2006-09-09
5.

Flyboys

4.8
6.5/10 IMDB

The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country's first fighter pilots.

Starring: James Franco, David Ellison, Jean Reno, Philip Winchester, Abdul Salis, Todd Boyce, Karen Ford, Mac McDonald, Scott Hazell, Ruth Bradley ..
Directed by: Tony Bill
Release date: 2006-09-22
Best War Movies of 2006 : Sharpe's Challenge
6.

Sharpe's Challenge

3.7
7.5/10 IMDB

Sean Bean is back as the swashbuckling hero in Sharpe's Challenge, an action packed mini-series to be shot on location in Rajasthan, India. Two years after the Duke of Wellington crushes Napoleon at Waterloo, dispatches from India tell of a local Maharaja, Khande Rao, who is threatening British interests there. Wellington sends Sharpe to investigate on what turns out to be his most dangerous mission to date. When a beautiful general's daughter is kidnapped by the Indian warlord, the tension mounts, leaving Sharpe no option but to pursue the enemy right into its deadly lair. Deep in the heart of enemy territory he also has to keep at bay the beautiful but scheming Regent, Madhuvanthi, who is out to seduce him. The fate of an Empire and the life of a General's daughter lie in one man's hands...

Starring: Sean Bean, Padma Lakshmi, Daragh O'Malley, Toby Stephens, Lucy Brown, Michael Cochrane, Hugh Fraser, Nicholas Blane, Michael Elwyn, Lex Shrapnel ..
Directed by: Tom Clegg
Release date: 2006-04-23
7.

Battle of Long Tan

3.7
8.7/10 IMDB

In the gathering dusk of 18 August 1966, 108 young, inexperienced Australian and NZ soldiers are separated and surrounded, fighting for their lives, holding off an overwhelming force of 2,500 battle-hardened Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers. And, in the pouring rain, amid the mud and shattered trees of a rubber plantation called Long Tan, with their ammunition running out and another Vietnamese battalion massing for the final assault, the digger's situation seemed hopeless. Long Tan is the true story of ordinary boys who became extraordinary men.

Starring: Sam Worthington ..
Directed by: Damien Lay
Release date: 2006-08-16
8.

Home of the Brave

3.5
5.6/10 IMDB

The day after they get the word they'll go home in two weeks, a group of soldiers from Spokane are ambushed in an Iraqi city. Back stateside we follow four of them - a surgeon who saw too much, a teacher who's a single mom and who lost a hand in the ambush, an infantry man whose best friend died that day, and a soldier who keeps reliving the moment he killed a civilian woman.

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Biel, 50 Cent, Christina Ricci, Brian Presley, Chad Michael Murray, Victoria Rowell, Jeffrey Nordling, Vyto Ruginis, Sandra Nelson ..
Directed by: Irwin Winkler
Release date: 2006-12-15
9.

Ghetto

3.3
6.8/10 IMDB

In 1942, in Vilna, the Nazi annihilate 55,000 Jews and squeeze the 15,000 survivors in a seven blocks ghetto. The twenty-two year old sadistic commander Kittel is assigned to administrate the ghetto in the capital of Lithuania, becoming the master of life or death. When he finds the gorgeous Hayyah sneaking with one kilo of beam stolen from the German army, he sentences her to death; but when he is informed that she was a former successful singer, he decides to activate the old theater and promote shows in the ghetto. The Jew Chief of Police Gens uses the theater and a sewing factory to save as much lives as he can; in his ambiguous position, he kills Jews to save lives of others.

Starring: Heino Ferch, Sebastian Hülk, Erika Marozsán, Vytautas Šapranauskas, Asta Baukut?, Margarita Žiemelyt?, Darius Meškauskas, Mantas Vaitiek?nas, Edita Užait?, Andrius Žebrauskas ..
Directed by: Audrius Juz?nas
Release date: 2006-06-08
10.

The Ground Truth

3.2
7.5/10 IMDB

Sometimes the greatest act of courage is to tell the truth. Hear and witness our soldiers in this penetrating film. The shocking Iraq War ground conflict is only a prelude to the even more challenging battles these reluctant heroes face upon their return home.

Starring: Sean Huze, Robert Acosta, Kelly Dougherty, Patricia Foulkrod ..
Directed by: Patricia Foulkrod
Release date: 2006-09-15

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