Best War Movies of 2009

1.

Inglourious Basterds

6.8
8.3/10 IMDB

In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis. The Basterds, lead by Lt. Aldo Raine soon cross paths with a French-Jewish teenage girl who runs a movie theater in Paris which is targeted by the soldiers.

Starring: Brad Pitt, Mélanie Laurent, Christoph Waltz, Eli Roth, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger, Daniel Brühl, Til Schweiger, Gedeon Burkhard, Jacky Ido ..
Directed by: Quentin Tarantino
Release date: 2009-08-18
2.

Brothers

5.7
7.1/10 IMDB

When his helicopter goes down during his fourth tour of duty in Afghanistan, Marine Sam Cahill is presumed dead. Back home, brother Tommy steps in to look over Sam’s wife, Grace, and two children. Sam’s surprise homecoming triggers domestic mayhem.

Starring: Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Sam Shepard, Mare Winningham, Bailee Madison, Taylor Geare, Patrick John Flueger, Clifton Collins Jr., Carey Mulligan ..
Directed by: Jim Sheridan
Release date: 2009-01-27
3.

The Messenger

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

Will Montgomery (Ben Foster), a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant who has returned home from Iraq, is assigned to the Army’s Casualty Notification service. Montgomery is partnered with Captain Tony Stone (Woody Harrelson), to give notice to the families of fallen soldiers. The Sergeant is drawn to Olivia Pitterson (Samantha Morton), to whom he has delivered news of her husband’s death.

Starring: Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone, Eamonn Walker, Samantha Morton, Steve Buscemi, Dale Soules, Stevie Ray Dallimore, Michael Chernus, Marceline Hugot ..
Directed by: Oren Moverman
Release date: 2009-11-13
4.

The Men Who Stare at Goats

5.0
6.2/10 IMDB

A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army's New Earth Army, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions.

Starring: George Clooney, Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Spacey, Robert Patrick, Stephen Lang, Waleed Zuaiter, Stephen Root, Glenn Morshower, Nick Offerman ..
Directed by: Grant Heslov
Release date: 2009-10-17
5.

Che: Part Two

4.9
6.9/10 IMDB

After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes a small group of Cuban comrades and Bolivian recruits to start the great Latin American Revolution. Through this story, we come to understand how Che remains a symbol of idealism and heroism that lives in the hearts of people around the world.

Starring: Benicio del Toro, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Franka Potente, Demián Bichir, Óscar Jaenada, Rodrigo Santoro, María D. Sosa, Othello Rensoli, Norman Santiago, Joaquim de Almeida ..
Directed by: Steven Soderbergh
Release date: 2009-01-24
Best War Movies of 2009 : Taking Chance
6.

Taking Chance

4.6
7.4/10 IMDB

Lt. Col. Michael Strobl, a volunteer military escort accompanies the body of Lance Cpl. Chance Phelps to his hometown in Wyoming.

Starring: Kevin Bacon, Tom Aldredge, Nicholas Art, Blanche Baker, Guy Boyd, Gordon Clapp, Emily Wickersham, Mike Colter, Enver Gjokaj, Ann Dowd ..
Directed by: Ross Katz
Release date: 2009-09-21
Best War Movies of 2009 : The Diary of Anne Frank
7.

The Diary of Anne Frank

3.9
7.5/10 IMDB

BBC miniseries adaptation. During World War II, a teenage Jewish girl named Anne Frank and her family are forced into hiding in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands.

Starring: Kate Ashfield, Geoffrey Breton, Ron Cook, Nicholas Farrell, Iain Glen, Tamsin Greig, Felicity Jones, Ellie Kendrick, Lesley Sharp, Tim Dantay ..
Directed by: Jon Jones
Release date: 2009-01-05
8.

John Rabe

3.8
7.2/10 IMDB

A true-story account of a German businessman who saved more than 200,000 Chinese during the Nanjing massacre in 1937-38.

Starring: Ulrich Tukur, Dagmar Manzel, Steve Buscemi, Daniel Brühl, Zhang Jingchu, Teruyuki Kagawa, Anne Consigny, Gottfried John, Mathias Herrmann, Tetta Sugimoto ..
Directed by: Florian Gallenberger
Release date: 2009-04-02
9.

Glorious 39

3.2
6.4/10 IMDB

A mysterious tale set around a traditional British family on the eve of World War Two. Oblivious to the looming shadow of World War II, the wealthy Keyes maintain a confident façade in the British countryside until daughter Anne becomes an unexpected pawn. Her accidental discovery of secret recordings creates a rift in the family.

Starring: Romola Garai, Bill Nighy, Julie Christie, Eddie Redmayne, Juno Temple, David Tennant, Charlie Cox, Jeremy Northam, Christopher Lee, Corin Redgrave ..
Directed by: Stephen Poliakoff
Release date: 2009-11-20
10.

Leningrad

3.1
6.1/10 IMDB

When in 1941 Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union, their troops quickly besieged Leningrad. Foreign journalists are evacuated but one of them, Kate Davies, is presumed dead and misses the plane. Alone in the city she is helped by Nina Tsvetnova a young and idealist police officer and together they will fight for their own survival and the survival of the people in the besieged Leningrad. Written by Marcio Eduardo

Starring: Gabriel Byrne, Mira Sorvino, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Alexander Beyer, Christian Berkel, Eckehard Hoffmann, Olga Sutulova, Aleksandr Abdulov, Mikhail Efremov, Vladimir Ilin ..
Directed by: Aleksandr Buravsky
Release date: 2009-01-01

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