Best War Movies of 2012

1.

Into the White

5.2
7.2/10

Based on a true story. On 27 April 1940, Luftwaffe pilot Horst Schopis' Heinkel 111 bomber is shot down near Grotli by an RAF Blackburn Skua L2940 fighter, which then crash-lands. The surviving German and English crew members begin to at shoot each other, but later find themselves huddled up in the same cabin. In order to survive the harsh winter in the Norwegian wilderness, they have to stand together. An unlikely, lifelong friendship blossoms.

Starring: Stig Henrik Hoff, Lachlan Nieboer, Rupert Grint, Florian Lukas, David Kross
Directed by: Petter Næss
Release date: 2012-03-09
2.

Act of Valor

4.7
6.5/10

When a covert mission to rescue a kidnapped CIA operative uncovers a chilling plot, an elite, highly trained U.S. SEAL team speeds to hotspots around the globe, racing against the clock to stop a deadly terrorist attack.

Starring: Roselyn Sánchez, Emilio Rivera, Nestor Serrano, Gonzalo Menendez, Alexander Asefa
Directed by: Mike McCoy, Scott Waugh
Release date: 2012-02-24
3.

Emperor

4.7
6.5/10

As the Japanese surrender at the end of WWII, Gen. Fellers is tasked with deciding if Emperor Hirohito will be hanged as a war criminal. Influencing his ruling is his quest to find Aya, an exchange student he met years earlier in the U.S.

Starring: Matthew Fox, Tommy Lee Jones, Eriko Hatsune, Masayoshi Haneda, Kaori Momoi
Directed by: Peter Webber
Release date: 2012-09-14
4.

Red Tails

4.5
5.9/10

The story of the Tuskegee Airmen, the first African-American pilots to fly in a combat squadron during World War II.

Starring: Bryan Cranston, David Oyelowo, Cuba Gooding Jr., Daniela Ruah, Terrence Howard
Directed by: Anthony Hemingway
Release date: 2012-01-19
5.

Red Dawn

4.1
5.4/10

A city in Washington state awakens to the surreal sight of foreign paratroopers dropping from the sky—shockingly, the U.S. has been invaded and their hometown is the initial target. Quickly and without warning, the citizens find themselves prisoners and their town under enemy occupation. Determined to fight back, a group of young patriots seek refuge in the surrounding woods, training and reorganizing themselves into a guerrilla group of fighters.

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Isabel Lucas, Adrianne Palicki, Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Directed by: Dan Bradley
Release date: 2012-11-21
6.

Parade's End

3.9
7.7/10
Parade's End
In the years before the First World War, three Britons are drawn into fraught and ultimately tragic relations: Anglican Christopher Tietjens, second son of the lord of the manor of Groby, Yorkshire, who is a disconsolate, Tory statistician in London; Catholic Sylvia Satterthwaite, his promiscuous and self-centered socialite wife who has married him only to hide the fact that their son is not really his; and freethinking Valentine Wannop, a young suffragette and daughter of a lady novelist, who is torn between her idealism and her attraction to "Chrissy". As the war works a profound change on Europe, and Chrissy is badly wounded in France, the conflict shatters and rearranges the lives of all three principals, as well as virtually everyone else in their elite circle.
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rebecca Hall, Adelaide Clemens, Miranda Richardson, Freddie Fox
Directed by: Susanna White
Release date: 2012-08-24
7.

Henry IV, Part 1

3.9
8.2/10
Henry IV, Part 1
Prince Hal, son of King Henry IV, seems to be squandering his life away with the fat knight Sir John Falstaff and the whores, boozers and petty rogues of Eastcheap. But beside these scenes of glorious misrule gathers a nationwide rebellion led by the Duke of Northumberland and his charismatic son, Hotspur. The first installment of Shakespeare's gripping account of the rise of Hal from idle barfly to monarch-in-waiting combines compelling power politics with the hilarious antics of Falstaff, Shakespeare's greatest comic creation.
Starring: Roger Allam, Jason Baughan, Jason Baughan, Daon Broni, Phil Cheadle
Directed by: Dominic Dromgoole
Release date: 2012-05-27
8.

Zaytoun

3.7
6.6/10

Beirut, 1982: a young Palestinian refugee and an Israeli fighter pilot form a tentative bond in their attempt to make their way across war-torn Lebanon back to their home.

Starring: Stephen Dorff, Ashraf Barhom, Alice Taglioni, Abdallah El Akal
Directed by: Eran Riklis
Release date: 2012-10-14
9.

No Place on Earth

2.9
7.0/10

This extraordinary testament to survival from Emmy-winning producer/director Janet Tobias brings to light a story that remained untold for decades: that of thirty-eight Ukrainian Jews who survived World War II by living in caves for eighteen months. (TIFF)

Starring: Chris Nicola, Saul Stermer, Sam Stermer, Sonia Dodyk, Sima Dodyk
Directed by: Janet Tobias
Release date: 2012-09-10
10.

Fortress

2.8
5.1/10

When the commander of the crew of a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber is killed in action in a raid over Sicily in 1943, his replacement, a young, naive pilot struggles to be accepted by the plane's already tight-knit Irish American crew.

Starring: Bug Hall, Donnie Jeffcoat, Sean McGowan, Chris Owen, Edward Finlay
Directed by: Mike Phillips
Release date: 2012-04-01
11.

Battle of the Pacific

2.6
6.2/10
Battle of the Pacific
After being confronted by an experienced fisherman, a city-guy husband tries to impress his disappointed wife during their first fishing trip.
Starring: Sean McGowan, Daniel Baldwin, Yutaka Takenouchi
Directed by: Hideyuki Hirayama
Release date: 2012-01-01
12.

War Flowers

2.1
4.2/10
War Flowers
North Carolina 1863, the Civil War is raging. In this inspired story of tragedy and love we follow the lives of Melody, a precocious seven-year old, and her young mother Sarah as they struggle on their farm to survive during the Civil War.
Starring: Christina Ricci, Tom Berenger, Jason Gedrick, Jordan Brun, Cole Corey
Directed by: Serge Rodnunsky
Release date: 2012-08-31
13.

American Warships

1.8
2.8/10

When an alien force wages war on Earth, only the crew of the USS Iowa - the last American battleship, stands in their way.

Starring: Mario Van Peebles, Carl Weathers, Johanna Watts, Nikki McCauley, Devin McGee
Directed by: Thunder Levin
Release date: 2012-05-15
14.

Access to the Danger Zone

1.7
7.6/10

Directed by Peter Casaer and narrated by Daniel Day-Lewis, this documentary provides a harrowing look at the challenges of delivering humanitarian aid in armed conflicts. “Access to the Danger Zone” explores the strategies that Doctors Without Borders has employed to save lives in the world’s worst war zones, including Afghanistan, Somalia, and eastern Democratic Republic of Congo—strategies that are tested each and every day. Interviews with key experts from Doctors Without Borders, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and the United Nations are accompanied by dramatic footage shot in these countries in 2011 and 2012.

Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis
Directed by: Peter Casaer
Release date: 2012-06-01
15.

From Two Worlds as a Keepsake

1.5
5.7/10
From Two Worlds as a Keepsake
In Soviet Azerbaijan, a divorced Armenian couple fights over the custody of their daughter, Ashen. Stolen from one parent to another, Ashen's guardians are tragically killed in the bloody war surrounding them. Will the arrival of a new savior finally bring Ashen freedom? Official selection of the Global Lens Collection presented by the Global Film Initiative.
Starring: Armine Anda
Directed by: Nika Shek
Release date: 2012-01-01
16.

Team Fabulous 2

0.0
0/10
Team Fabulous 2
In this fabulous adventure, a once madness-ridden landscape of every common Team Fortress 2 server turns into a young little gamer's nightmare. Upon accidentally opening a portal to another dimension and video game engines, it's up to the one and only unique Engineer to fix what he has started. A dastardly little demon rounds up all of his friends and turn against him, so that the Moon will not delay in destroying mankind as we know it. Will the Engineer vanquish all evil and return the land to back the way it came, or will he fail unwillingly from the overpowering menaces that plague the atmosphere? It's up to YOU..................to find out
Starring: Gary Schwartz, Grant Goodeve, Nathan Vetterlein, Robin Atkin Downes, Dennis Bateman
Directed by: Colin Wyckoff
Release date: 2012-02-22
17.

The Riverbed

0.0
0/10
The Riverbed
Two soldiers lost behind enemy lines reminisce about their lives before war stole their identities.
Starring: Nick Smerkanich, Sebastian Downs, Maggie Farrell, Lina Pearson, Sarah Duff
Directed by: Scout Tafoya
Release date: 2012-06-24
18.

Far from Afghanistan

0.0
6.5/10
Far from Afghanistan
Taking inspiration from the collaborative 1967 militant anthology film Far from Vietnam, five of the boldest and most prominent American militant filmmakers unite to create this searing (and seething) omnibus work, employing a variety of approaches to reveal the hidden costs of the United States' (and Canada's) most expensive and longest-running war. (TIFF)
Directed by: John Gianvito, Travis Wilkerson, Jon Jost, Minda Martin, Soon-Mi Yoo
Release date: 2012-08-22
19.

Ghost Recon: Alpha

0.0
7.6/10
Ghost Recon: Alpha
Ghost Recon: Alpha sees a team led by Ghost Leader infiltrate a trade at a Russian depot between a general and a mysterious other figure.
Starring: Radek Bruna, Mark Ivanir, Keith Gilmore, Pavel Ledinsky, Charlotte Rampling
Directed by: François Alaux, Hervé de Crécy
Release date: 2012-05-03

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