Best War Movies of 2012

1.

Into the White

5.2
7.2/10 IMDB

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 IMDB

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, Jeffrey Barnachea, Kenny Calderon, Raul Canizales II, Drea Castro, Sam Cespedes ..
Directed by: Mike McCoy, Scott Waugh
Release date: 2012-02-24
3.

Emperor

4.7
6.5/10 IMDB

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, Toshiyuki Nishida, Colin Moy, Masat? Ibu, Isao Natsuyagi, Takatarô Kataoka ..
Directed by: Peter Webber
Release date: 2012-09-14
4.

Red Tails

4.5
5.9/10 IMDB

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, Andre Royo, Robert Kazinsky, Lee Tergesen, Matthew Leitch, Michael B. Jordan ..
Directed by: Anthony Hemingway
Release date: 2012-01-19
5.

Red Dawn

4.1
5.4/10 IMDB

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, Edwin Hodge, Michael Beach, Connor Cruise, Alyssa Diaz, Matt Gerald ..
Directed by: Dan Bradley
Release date: 2012-11-21
Best War Movies of 2012 : Parade's End
6.

Parade's End

3.9
7.6/10 IMDB

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, Janet McTeer, Ned Dennehy, Alan Howard, Rupert Everett, Stephen Graham ..
Directed by: Susanna White
Release date: 2012-08-24
Best War Movies of 2012 : Henry IV Part 1: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
7.

Henry IV Part 1: Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

3.8
8.0/10 IMDB

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, Oliver Coopersmith, Sam Crane, William Gaunt, Sean Kearns, James Lailey ..
Directed by: Dominic Dromgoole
Release date: 2012-05-27
8.

Zaytoun

3.7
6.6/10 IMDB

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, ??????? ???-???? ..
Directed by: Eran Riklis
Release date: 2012-10-14
9.

Mr. Pip

3.5
7.1/10 IMDB

As a war rages on in the province of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, a young girl becomes transfixed by the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations, which is being read at school by the only white man in the village. In 1991, a war over a copper mine in the South Pacific tore the island of Bougainville apart. The reclusive “Popeye” (Hugh Laurie) offers the children in fourteen-year-old Matilda’s tiny village an escape with Charles Dickens' Great Expectations. But on an island at war, fiction can have dangerous consequences.

Starring: Hugh Laurie, Xzannjah Matsi, Healesville Joel, Eka Darville, Kerry Fox, Florence Korokoro, Tapiwa Soropa, Marcellin Ampa'oi ..
Directed by: Andrew Adamson
Release date: 2012-09-08
10.

Private Peaceful

3.4
6.2/10 IMDB

Set in the fields of Devon and the WW1 battlefields of Flanders, two brothers fall for the same girl while contending with the pressures of their feudal family life, the war, and the price of courage and cowardice.

Starring: Jack O'Connell, George MacKay, Richard Griffiths, Frances de la Tour, Maxine Peake, Alexandra Roach, John Lynch, Anthony Flanagan, Paul Ready, Eline Powell ..
Directed by: Pat O'Connor
Release date: 2012-10-12

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