War and Anti-War Films

"War and Anti-War Films" often acknowledge the horror and heartbreak of war, letting the actual combat fighting or conflict (against nations or humankind) provide the primary plot or background for the action of the film. Typical elements in the action-oriented war plots include POW camp experiences and escapes, submarine warfare, espionage, personal heroism, "war is hell" brutalities, air dogfights, tough trench/infantry experiences, or male-bonding buddy adventures during wartime. Themes explored in war films include combat, survivor and escape stories, tales of gallant sacrifice and struggle, studies of the futility and inhumanity of battle, the effects of war on society, and intelligent and profound explorations of the moral and human issues. Listed below are all the very best of this genre. Scroll yer heart out....

Un village francais: Volume 6 ( A French Village ) (2016)

Starring: Robin Renucci, Emmanuelle Bach, Nade Dieu, Audrey Fleurot, Marie Kremer, Francoi...

Volume 6 contains Series 7. Autumn 1945. And so, after years of war, the peace has arrived, and with it comes the commissions and the public hearings... Read more

Un village francais: Volume 7 ( A French Village ) (2017)

Starring: Robin Renucci, Nade Dieu, Audrey Fleurot, Emmanuelle Bach, Marie Kremer, Thierry...

This is it. After the longest war in history, some resolution. And some flash forward sequences that will complete the story. Read more

Unbroken (2014)

Director: Angelina Jolie
Starring: Jack O'Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, Garrett Hedlund, Finn Wittrock

Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie directs and produces Unbroken, an epic drama that follows the incredible life of olympian and war hero Louis "Loui... Read more

Unbroken: Path to Redemption (2014)

Starring: Samuel Hunt, Merritt Patterson, Vincenzo Amato

Haunted by nightmares of his horrific experiences, World War II hero Louis Zamperini meets Cynthia Applewhite, a young woman who becomes his wife. Zam... Read more

Uncle Adolf (2004)

Director: Nicholas Renton
Starring: Ken Stott, Christine Tremarco, Stacy Hart, Elaine Cassidy, Ron Donachie

This major TV drama explores the real Hitler through his relationship with teenage niece Geli Raubal. As the shells rain down on his battered Berlin... Read more

Under Fire (1983)

Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Starring: Joanna Cassidy, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Nick Nolte, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Ric...

Nick Nolte, Gene Hackman and Joanna Cassidy are three American journalists in war-ravaged Nicaragua in 1979, struggling to maintain their objectivity... Read more

Under Heavy Fire (2001)

Director: Sidney J Furie
Starring: Carre Otis, Casper Van Dien

AKA: "Going Back." A Vietnam War officer (Casper Van Dien) is forced to relive a harrowing combat experience when soldiers under his command are accid... Read more

Unknown Soldier (Tuntematon sotilas) (Blu-ray) (2017)

Starring: Johannes Holopainen

A film adaptation of Väinö Linna's best selling novel The Unknown Soldier (1954) and the novel's unedited manuscript version, Sotaromaani. Read more

Up Periscope (1959)

Director: Gordon Douglas
Starring: James Garner, Edmond O'Brien, Andrea Martin, Alan Hale, Warren Oates

A thrilling, intelligent WWII tale about a tough by-the-book captain of a submarine (Edmond O'Brien) whose problems with a young demolitions expert (... Read more

Uprising (2001)

Director: Jon Avnet
Starring: Hank Azaria, Leelee Sobieski, Jon Voight, Donald Sutherland

An all-star cast is featured in this account of the true story behind the resistance of the residents of the Warsaw ghetto against their Nazi oppresso... Read more