Best War Movies of 2010

1.

The Pacific

5.9
8.3/10

A 10-part mini-series from the creators of "Band of Brothers" telling the intertwined stories of three Marines during America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II.

Release date: 2010-03-15
2.

Green Zone

5.5
6.8/10

During the U.S.-led occupation of Baghdad in 2003, Chief Warrant Officer Roy Miller and his team of Army inspectors are dispatched to find weapons of mass destruction believed to be stockpiled in the Iraqi desert. Rocketing from one booby-trapped and treacherous site to the next, the men search for deadly chemical agents but stumble instead upon an elaborate cover-up that threatens to invert the purpose of their mission.

Starring: Matt Damon, Greg Kinnear, Brendan Gleeson, Amy Ryan, Jason Isaacs
Directed by: Paul Greengrass
Release date: 2010-03-11
3.

Restrepo

5.5
7.5/10

Winner of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for a Documentary, Restrepo chronicles the deployment of a U.S. platoon of courageous American soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, considered to be one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military.

Starring: Juan "Doc" Restrepo, Dan Kearney, LaMonta Caldwell, Aron Hijar
Directed by: Tim Hetherington, Sebastian Junger
Release date: 2010-06-25
4.

Dear John

5.4
6.3/10

While Sergeant John Tyree is home on two weeks leave from Germany, he meets Savannah after he dives into the ocean to retrieve Savannah's purse that had fallen off a pier. John eventually falls in love with Savannah, who promises to write to him until he returns from overseas.

Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Channing Tatum, Henry Thomas, Richard Jenkins, Scott Porter
Directed by: Lasse Hallström
Release date: 2010-02-04
5.

Beneath Hill 60

3.7
7.1/10

The true story of Australia's cat-and-mouse underground mine warfare—one of the most misunderstood, misrepresented and mystifying conflicts of WW I. It was secret struggle BENEATH the Western Front that combined daring engineering, technology and science. Few on the surface knew of the brave, claustrophobic and sometimes barbaric work of these tunnellers.

Starring: Brendan Cowell, Harrison Gilbertson, Steve Le Marquand, Gyton Grantley, Alan Dukes
Directed by: Jeremy Sims
Release date: 2010-04-15
6.

Essential Killing

3.1
6.1/10

A Taliban soldier struggles to survive after he escapes his captors and flees into the Polish countryside.

Starring: Vincent Gallo, Emmanuelle Seigner, David L. Price, Zach Cohen, Iftach Ophir
Directed by: Jerzy Skolimowski
Release date: 2010-09-06
7.

Joanna

3.0
6.9/10
Joanna
In an era in which it is difficult for the true emotion and excitement, Feliks Falk found the key to the human heart. How many of us love? How much we are able to self-sacrifice? Is there a price that can not pay, when it comes to life of a loved one? Are we really as good as we think about yourself? In Joanna's life is given forever. Today's friend suddenly becomes an enemy. Reflex heart turns into a curse. When one of the lonely woman takes care of little girls-czynk? do not know that from now on, her life will be sweet - bitter taste. Fate in this film is everything. Allows people to find that in a moment blow and lead to separation. After-forgives love, for which you have to pay a huge price. Fulfills the promise of happiness loneliness, brittle as glass.
Starring: Urszula Grabowska, Sara Knothe, Stanislawa Celinska, Kinga Preis, Halina ?abonarska
Directed by: Feliks Falk
Release date: 2010-11-26
8.

Storming Juno

3.0
6.9/10

Storming Juno is a film based on the remarkable and determined actions of a handful of young Canadian men who stormed Juno Beach on June 6, 1944. D-Day.

Starring: Benjamin Muir, Kevin Walker, Drew Dafoe, Alex Dault, Jesse Nerenberg
Directed by: Tim Wolochatiuk
Release date: 2010-11-11
9.

The Battle of Britain

3.0
8.0/10
The Battle of Britain
Seventy years on, brothers Colin and Ewan McGregor take viewers through the key moments of the Battle of Britain, when 'the few' of the RAF faced the might of the Nazi Luftwaffe. As they fly historic planes, meet the veterans, explore the tactics and technology, Colin and Ewan discover the importance of the Battle and the surviving legacy of the 1940's campaign for the modern RAF.
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Colin McGregor, Cliff Spink, Winston Churchill, Adolf Hitler
Directed by: Ashley Gething
Release date: 2010-09-19
10.

As If I Am Not There

3.0
7.2/10
As If I Am Not There
A harsh dose of cinematic realism about a harsh time-the Bosnian War of the 1990s-Juanita Wilson's drama is taken from true stories revealed during the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague. Samira is a modern schoolteacher in Sarajevo who takes a job in a small country village just as the war is beginning to ramp up. When Serbian soldiers overrun the village, shoot the men and keep the women as laborers (the older ones) and sex objects (the younger ones), Samira is subjected to the basest form of treatment imaginable
Starring: Nataša Petrovi?, Fe?a Štukan, Stellan Skarsgård, Miraj Grbi?, Jelena Jovanova
Directed by: Juanita Wilson
Release date: 2010-07-26
11.

We Are from the Future 2

3.0
5.2/10

Two young Russian historians are going to Ukraine to take part in the reconstruction of the Lvov-Sandomierz operation in July 1944. On sight they fall into conflict with Ukrainian nationalists, and some magical twist of fate, move into the middle of real warfare from more than 60 years. Miraculously avoiding death at the hands of Ukrainian nationalists, caught in the middle of fighting between the Red Army and the Nazis.

Starring: Vladimir Yaglych, Ekaterina Klimova, Igor Petrenko, Dmitriy Stupka, Vladislav Reznik
Directed by: Dmitri Voronkov
Release date: 2010-02-18
12.

Wartorn: 1861-2010

2.9
7.8/10
Wartorn: 1861-2010
With suicide rates among active military servicemen and veterans currently on the rise, this documentary brings urgent attention to the invisible wounds of war. Drawing on personal stories of American soldiers whose lives and psyches were torn asunder by the horrors of battle and PTSD, the documentary chronicles the lingering effects of combat stress and post-traumatic stress on military personnel and their families throughout American history, from the Civil War through today's conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Starring: James Gandolfini
Directed by: Jon Alpert, Ellen Goosenberg Kent
Release date: 2010-11-11
13.

Jackboots on Whitehall

2.8
5.2/10

A satirical alternative history of World War II where the Nazis seize London and England must band together to prevent a full on invasion.

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Rosamund Pike, Richard E. Grant, Timothy Spall, Tom Wilkinson
Directed by: Edward McHenry, Rory McHenry
Release date: 2010-10-08
14.

First Light

2.5
7.0/10

In May 1940, feeling the RAF needs every man to fight to Luftwaffe, Geoffrey 'Geoff'/'Boy' Wellum joins at 18, becoming the youngest ever Spitfire pilot. After an intense training, he soon bonds with the flying men of his squadron. In the air, danger is great, but on the ground drinks, sports and girls, in Geoff's case Sarah, provide great comfort. However in time, the casualties exact a grueling psychological toll, until his tour of duty is ended after 18 months.

Starring: Sam Heughan, Paul Kinman, Paul Linto, Gary Lewis, Ben Aldridge
Directed by: Matthew Whiteman
Release date: 2010-09-14
15.

Sisters of War

2.5
6.7/10
Sisters of War
Sisters of War is a World War II memoir that re-creates events in New Britain during the Japanese invasion and occupation. It is a story about the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, especially Sister Berenice Twohill and her working friendship with nursing sister, Lorna Whyte. The Australians pulled out of the mission in Vunapope outside Rabaul, leaving the nurses and wounded who took refuge there. They were captured and about to be executed when Bishop Leo Scharmach MSC bluffed the Japanese by saying that he was the representative of Hitler and his people could not be executed.
Starring: Claire van der Boom, Sarah Snook, Susie Porter, Gerald Lepkowski, Anna Volska
Directed by: Brendan Maher
Release date: 2010-11-11
16.

Amigo

2.3
5.8/10
Amigo
Rafael, a village mayor caught in the murderous crossfire of the Philippine-American War. When U.S. troops occupy his village, Rafael comes under pressure from a tough-as-nails officer to help the Americans in their hunt for Filipino guerilla fighters. But Rafael's brother is the head of the local guerillas, and considers anyone who cooperates with the Americans to be a traitor. Rafael quickly finds himself forced to make the impossible, potentially deadly decisions faced by ordinary civilians in an occupied country.
Starring: Chris Cooper, DJ Qualls, Garret Dillahunt, Yul Vazquez, Lucas Neff
Directed by: John Sayles
Release date: 2010-07-14
17.

East Wind Rain

2.2
4.8/10
East Wind Rain
Year 1941, a roll of film is delivered to Shanghai and a Chinese spy named Gong An Ming (Liu Yun Long) must decide what he should do with the film, which turns out containing a great secret that could shock the whole world. He discovers the plan code named 'East Wind Rain' and passes the information to the American that their territory will soon be invaded by the Japanese. The code is aired during the weather report from Radio Tokyo on Dec 4, 1941. While in Shanghai An Ming meets with a singer cum pianist, Huan Yan (Fan Bing Bing) and falls in love with her, not realizing that she is also one of the spies. Soon An Ming realizes that his effort found no success and have been ignored due to some reason. And now by risking his own life he must also decide whether to make Huan Yan his lover or his enemy? Will the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor in the end? Which country is Huan Yan working as a spy for? Will An Ming get caught by his enemy?
Directed by: Liu Yunlong
Release date: 2010-04-22
18.

The Cross Roads

1.8
4.4/10

Europe, autumn 1944. In the middle of a platoon of the 82nd Airborne, errors of command are going to isolate a small group of men who are under the command of Sgt. Pallumbo. Their destiny, mingled with hope and death, is going cross that of a family of citizens who struggle to survive too.

Starring: Manuel Goncalves, Christian Perrette, Lucas Pedroni
Directed by: David Aboucaya
Release date: 2010-06-11
19.

Otto Frank, the Father of Anne

0.0
0/10
Director David de Jongh represents the life Otto Frank in his documentary Otto Frank, the father of Anne. The film deals with various facets of Otto Frank’s life: his youth in Germany, including his military service during the First World War, his marriage to Edith Holländer and the birth of their daughters Margot and Anne, their flight to the Netherlands, the time in hiding and the deportation to Auschwitz, his life after the Second World War and his dedication to the diary and the ideals of his daughter Anne, and his second marriage to Fritzi Geiringer. The documentary features many photos and film images, as well as interviews, including new ones, with people who knew Otto Frank. His stepdaughter Eva Schloss is one of the interviewees. The film is produced by Pieter van Huystee Film.
Starring: Otto Frank, Anne Frank
Directed by: David de Jongh
Release date: 2010-02-01
20.

Lancaster Bombers

0.0
0/10
Lancaster Bombers
There is something delightfully nostalgic about the Lancaster Bomber that aircraft experts and enthusiasts alike will always appreciate. Reliable, versatile and readily available, the Avro Lancaster's arrival in 1942 made way for a new calibre of the four-engined bomber that would become Bomber Command's primary weapon during the Second World War. Participating in some of the most daring and famous missions of the day, the Lancaster marked a momentous period in British aviation history, and has maintained an iconic status ever since. Using original wartime footage and recent colour film of one of the few operational Lancaster's remaining in the world, this programme relays a full and fascinating account of the Lancaster's story, which will prove both informative and highly dramatic.
Release date: 2010-01-01

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