50's WWII Movies

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1. American Guerrilla in the Philippines (1950)

Approved | 105 min | Drama, War

American soldiers stranded in the Philippines after the Japanese invasion form guerrilla bands to fight back.

Director: Fritz Lang | Stars: Tyrone Power, Micheline Presle, Tom Ewell, Robert Patten

Votes: 923

2. Breakthrough (1950)

Approved | 91 min | Drama, War

An American infantry unit, from its pre-invasion training to combat in Europe.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: David Brian, John Agar, Frank Lovejoy, William Campbell

Votes: 322

3. Der Rat der Götter (1950)

105 min | History

Based on the 1947 book I.G. Farben, by American author Richard Sasuly, and records from the Nuremberg Trial of the chemical giant I.G. Farben, Council of the Gods is a story about the ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Maetzig | Stars: Paul Bildt, Fritz Tillmann, Willy A. Kleinau, Hans-Georg Rudolph

Votes: 101

4. The Fall of Berlin (1950)

167 min | Drama, War

Surrounded by a few party officials, Alexei Ivanov, a stakhanovist smelter, is decorated by Stalin. The "Little Father of the Peoples" takes this opportunity to invoke threats of war.... ... See full summary »

Director: Mikheil Chiaureli | Stars: Mikheil Gelovani, Boris Andreyev, Vladimir Savelev, Marina Kovalyova

Votes: 373

5. Halls of Montezuma (1951)

Approved | 113 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

A company of Marines races against the clock to find a Japanese rocket base.

Director: Lewis Milestone | Stars: Richard Widmark, Jack Palance, Reginald Gardiner, Robert Wagner

Votes: 2,373

6. Mystery Submarine (1950)

Approved | 78 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

Posing as an ex-German medical officer, a U.S. Navy Intelligence Officer sets out to rescue a kidnapped scientist, and sink a Nazi submarine, hiding off the coast of South America.

Director: Douglas Sirk | Stars: Macdonald Carey, Märta Torén, Robert Douglas, Carl Esmond

Votes: 106

7. Odette (1950)

105 min | Drama, History, War

During WW2, a French woman living in England volunteers to work for British Intelligence in Nazi-occupied France.

Director: Herbert Wilcox | Stars: Anna Neagle, Trevor Howard, Marius Goring, Peter Ustinov

Votes: 591

8. Operation Disaster (1950)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, History, War

The crew of a submarine is trapped on the sea floor when it sinks. How can they be rescued before they run out of air?

Director: Roy Ward Baker | Stars: John Mills, Nigel Patrick, Peter Hammond, Andrew Crawford

Votes: 675

9. Robinson warszawski (1950)

86 min | Drama, War

The story of those who stayed in the ruins and rubbles of Warsaw after the failure of the 1944 uprising.

Director: Jerzy Zarzycki | Stars: Jan Kurnakowicz, Zofia Mrozowska, Igor Smialowski, Jerzy Rakowiecki

Votes: 32

AKA: Unvanquished City

10. They Were Not Divided (1950)

102 min | Drama, War

This movie begins in a World War II training depot of a British Guards armored regiment where recruits from many walks of life learn to survive the strict discipline and training together ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Young | Stars: Edward Underdown, Ralph Clanton, Helen Cherry, Stella Andrew

Votes: 219

11. Three Came Home (1950)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama, War

During Word War II, American author Agnes Newton Keith is imprisoned by the Japanese in various POW camps in North Borneo and Sarawak.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Claudette Colbert, Patric Knowles, Florence Desmond, Sessue Hayakawa

Votes: 1,573

12. When Willie Comes Marching Home (1950)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, War

Willie Kluggs enters the service with hopes of going overseas, but his uncanny marksmanship keeps him at home as a shooting instructor... much to his embarrassment.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Dan Dailey, Corinne Calvet, Colleen Townsend, William Demarest

Votes: 593

13. The Wooden Horse (1950)

101 min | Drama, History, War

True story of three British POWs and their attempt to escape from Nazi Germany.

Directors: Jack Lee, Ian Dalrymple | Stars: Leo Genn, David Tomlinson, Anthony Steel, David Greene

Votes: 1,225

14. Attention! Bandits! (1951)

90 min | Drama, War

About a group of Italian resistance fighters from Genoa and led by Commander Vento. They must seize a shipment of weapons destined for the German occupation.

Director: Carlo Lizzani | Stars: Gina Lollobrigida, Andrea Checchi, Vittorio Duse, Lamberto Maggiorani

Votes: 200

15. Bright Victory (1951)

Approved | 97 min | Drama, Romance, War

After he gets blinded by a German sniper's bullet in 1943, Sergeant Larry Nevins begins the long and painful road to recovery.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Arthur Kennedy, Peggy Dow, Julie Adams, James Edwards

Votes: 749

16. Decision Before Dawn (1951)

Not Rated | 119 min | Drama, War

As the US Army approaches Nazi Germany, they recruit German prisoners to spy behind German lines.

Director: Anatole Litvak | Stars: Richard Basehart, Gary Merrill, Oskar Werner, Hildegard Knef

Votes: 2,210

17. Der Verlorene (1951)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

German scientist murders his fiancée during World War II when he learns that she has been selling the results of his secret research to the enemy.

Director: Peter Lorre | Stars: Peter Lorre, Karl John, Helmuth Rudolph, Johanna Hofer

Votes: 856

18. The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951)

Approved | 88 min | Biography, Drama, War

The story of the final years of the respected World War II German general, Erwin Rommel.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: James Mason, Cedric Hardwicke, Jessica Tandy, Luther Adler

Votes: 5,366

19. Fighting Coast Guard (1951)

Approved | 86 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Story of how the Coast Guard trained to help win World War II.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: Brian Donlevy, Forrest Tucker, Ella Raines, John Russell

Votes: 60

20. Flying Leathernecks (1951)

Approved | 102 min | Action, Drama, War

Major Kirby leads The Wildcats squadron into the historic WWII battle of Guadalcanal.

Director: Nicholas Ray | Stars: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Don Taylor, Janis Carter

Votes: 4,230

21. Force of Arms (1951)

Approved | 99 min | Drama, Romance, War

During World War II in Italy, an American sergeant and WAC lieutenant take time out for romance.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: William Holden, Nancy Olson, Frank Lovejoy, Gene Evans

Votes: 492

22. The Frogmen (1951)

Approved | 96 min | Adventure, Drama, War

The new commander of a Navy Underwater Demolition Team--nicknamed "Frogmen"--must earn the respect of the men in his unit, who are still grieving over the death of their former commander and resentful of the new one.

Director: Lloyd Bacon | Stars: Richard Widmark, Dana Andrews, Gary Merrill, Jeffrey Hunter

Votes: 1,017

23. Go for Broke! (1951)

Passed | 92 min | Drama, History, War

The story of Japanese-American soldiers who fought in Europe during World War II.

Director: Robert Pirosh | Stars: Van Johnson, Lane Nakano, George Miki, Akira Fukunaga

Votes: 1,143

24. Hotel Sahara (1951)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Romance, War

In World War II, desert hotel proprietors Emad (Sir Peter Ustinov) and Yasmin (Yvonne De Carlo) are caught between the warring armies and have to constantly shift their political allegiance to whichever army happens to control the area.

Director: Ken Annakin | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Peter Ustinov, David Tomlinson, Roland Culver

Votes: 229

25. I Was an American Spy (1951)

Approved | 85 min | Biography, Drama, War

During WW2, an American woman posing as an Italian cabaret owner spies on the Japanese in Manila but becomes the target of a suspicious Japanese intelligence officer.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Ann Dvorak, Gene Evans, Douglas Kennedy, Richard Loo

Votes: 182

26. Lilli Marlene (1950)

74 min | Drama, War

A French girl singer is captured by the Nazis, and made to broadcast for them.

Director: Arthur Crabtree | Stars: Lisa Daniely, Hugh McDermott, Richard Murdoch, Leslie Dwyer

Votes: 87

27. The Magic Face (1951)

88 min | Drama, War

Actor becomes Hitler's valet, murders him, takes his place and ruins Nazi Germany's war efforts.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Luther Adler, Patricia Knight, William L. Shirer, Jaspar von Oertzen

Votes: 71

28. Operation Pacific (1951)

Approved | 111 min | Drama, War

During WWII, a submarine's second in command inherits the problem of torpedoes that don't explode. When on shore, he is eager to win back his ex-wife.

Director: George Waggner | Stars: John Wayne, Patricia Neal, Ward Bond, Scott Forbes

Votes: 3,024

29. Purple Heart Diary (1951)

Approved | 73 min | Drama

A trio of singers is entertaining wounded soldiers of WWII. They encourage a mutilated soldier in his love to a nurse.

Director: Richard Quine | Stars: Frances Langford, Judd Holdren, Ben Lessy, Tony Romano

Votes: 16

30. Sealed Cargo (1951)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Romance, War

In 1943, an American fishing boat has a fateful encounter with a seriously damaged Danish schooner off of Canada's Atlantic coast.

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Dana Andrews, Carla Balenda, Claude Rains, Philip Dorn

Votes: 629

31. The Tanks Are Coming (1951)

90 min | Action, Drama, War

An American tank crew fights its way into Germany in World War II.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Steve Cochran, Philip Carey, Mari Aldon, Paul Picerni

Votes: 213

32. Target Unknown (1951)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, War

In 1944, an American bomber squadron is tense and discontented from too many missions over France. Luck runs out for Capt. Stevens and his crew; they must bail out and are promptly taken ... See full summary »

Director: George Sherman | Stars: Mark Stevens, Alex Nicol, Robert Douglas, Don Taylor

Votes: 51

33. Up Front (1951)

Approved | 92 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Based on the famed W.W.II cartoons: Lowbrow G.I.s Willie and Joe, on the Italian front, are good soldiers in combat, but meet the antics of gung-ho Captain Johnson and other military snafus... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Hall | Stars: David Wayne, Tom Ewell, Marina Berti, Jeffrey Lynn

Votes: 76

34. The Wild Blue Yonder (1951)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, War

Training Boeing B-29 Superfortress Crew.

Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Wendell Corey, Vera Ralston, Forrest Tucker, Phil Harris

Votes: 84

35. You're in the Navy Now (1951)

Unrated | 93 min | Comedy, War

When a new commander is assigned to a submarine chaser with an experimental engine, he finds the entire crew has as little experience as he does.

Director: Henry Hathaway | Stars: Gary Cooper, Jane Greer, Millard Mitchell, Eddie Albert

Votes: 544

36. 5 Fingers (1952)

Approved | 108 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

During WWII the valet to the British Ambassador to Ankara sells British secrets to the Germans while trying to romance a refugee Polish countess.

Director: Joseph L. Mankiewicz | Stars: James Mason, Danielle Darrieux, Michael Rennie, Walter Hampden

Votes: 4,007

37. Above and Beyond (1952)

Approved | 122 min | Action, Biography, Drama

Col. Paul Tibbetts piloted the plane that dropped the atomic bomb on Hiroshima in World War 2.

Directors: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama | Stars: Robert Taylor, Eleanor Parker, James Whitmore, Larry Keating

Votes: 1,026

38. Angels One Five (1952)

TV-G | 98 min | Drama, War

The story of an RAF fighter squadron at the height of the Battle of Britain.

Director: George More O'Ferrall | Stars: Jack Hawkins, Michael Denison, Andrew Osborn, Cyril Raymond

Votes: 814

39. Eight Iron Men (1952)

Approved | 80 min | Drama, War

During WW2 in Italy, Sergeant Joe Mooney is leading his small squad on the front-lines but is ordered to avoid rescuing a soldier trapped in no man's land.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Bonar Colleano, Arthur Franz, Lee Marvin, Richard Kiley

Votes: 477

40. The Flame of Freedom (1952)

73 min | Drama, War

During the Occupation, a young girl is hired by the Gestapo as a secretary. She helps members of the national resistance in any way she can, but at the same time she faces the disapproval ... See full summary »

Director: Panayiotis Spyrou | Stars: Rena Galani, Haralabos Angelopoulos, Evgenia Daneiou, Vasileios Fragedakis

41. Flat Top (1952)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, War

During the Korean War, aboard the U.S.S. Princeton, Navy Commander Dan Collier reminisces about his first assignment on the same aircraft carrier in the war against Japan.

Director: Lesley Selander | Stars: Sterling Hayden, Richard Carlson, William Phipps, John Bromfield

Votes: 401

42. Forbidden Games (1952)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, War

A young French girl orphaned in a Nazi air attack is befriended by the son of a poor farmer, and together they try to come to terms with the realities of death.

Director: René Clément | Stars: Georges Poujouly, Brigitte Fossey, Amédée, Laurence Badie

Votes: 10,480 | Gross: $0.01M

43. Glory at Sea (1952)

100 min | Adventure, Drama, War

In 1940, the Captain of an old Royal Navy destroyer struggles with his crew, as well as the Nazis.

Director: Compton Bennett | Stars: Trevor Howard, Richard Attenborough, Sonny Tufts, James Donald

Votes: 461

44. Emergency Landing (1952)

100 min | Drama, Crime, War

An American bomber is shot down over the western side of the Oslo fjord during World War II, and survivors are hidden in a church by local citizens to escape German occupiers.

Director: Arne Skouen | Stars: Henki Kolstad, Jack Kennedy, Randi Kolstad, Bjarne Andersen

Votes: 80

AKA: Emergency Landing

45. Okinawa (1952)

Passed | 67 min | Action, Drama, History