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1. Night Train to Munich (1940)

Not Rated | 90 min | Thriller, War

When Germany invades Czechoslovakia, the German and the British intelligence services try to capture Czech scientist Dr. Axel Bomasch (James Harcourt), inventor of a new type of armor-plating.

Director: Carol Reed | Stars: Margaret Lockwood, Rex Harrison, Paul Henreid, Basil Radford

Votes: 4,120

2. Suicide Squadron (1941)

Approved | 82 min | Drama, Romance, War

During World War II, an American newswoman falls for a Polish piano virtuoso...who wants to go back and fight.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Anton Walbrook, Sally Gray, Derrick De Marney, Cecil Parker

Votes: 380

3. Went the Day Well? (1942)

Approved | 92 min | Thriller, War

An English village is occupied by disguised German paratroopers as an advance post for a planned invasion.

Director: Alberto Cavalcanti | Stars: Leslie Banks, C.V. France, Valerie Taylor, Marie Lohr

Votes: 2,876 | Gross: $0.02M

4. The Foreman Went to France (1942)

Passed | 87 min | Adventure, Drama, War

Based on the true story of Melbourne Johns, an aircraft factory foreman sent to France to prevent the Nazis getting hold of some vital equipment.

Director: Charles Frend | Stars: Tommy Trinder, Constance Cummings, Clifford Evans, Robert Morley

Votes: 278

5. One of Our Aircraft Is Missing (1942)

Not Rated | 82 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

When Nazi anti-aircraft fire damages a British bomber, its crew bails out and seeks help from the Dutch underground.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Godfrey Tearle, Eric Portman, Hugh Williams, Bernard Miles

Votes: 1,711

6. Unpublished Story (1942)

92 min | Drama, War

A journalist investigates a network of German fifth columnists operating in the midst of the Blitz.

Director: Harold French | Stars: Richard Greene, Valerie Hobson, Basil Radford, Roland Culver

Votes: 152

7. In Which We Serve (1942)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama, War

This "story of a ship", the British destroyer H.M.S. Torrin, is told in flashbacks by survivors as they cling to a life raft.

Directors: Noël Coward, David Lean | Stars: Noël Coward, John Mills, Bernard Miles, Celia Johnson

Votes: 4,723 | Gross: $0.45M

8. The Gentle Sex (1943)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

This film tells the stories of seven 'gentle' British girls who decide to "do their bit" and help out during World War II.

Directors: Leslie Howard, Maurice Elvey | Stars: Joan Gates, Jean Gillie, Joan Greenwood, Joyce Howard

Votes: 353

9. Millions Like Us (1943)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, War

Categorised as a British World War II propaganda film this less known example is a superb work of morale-boosting films from mid World War 2. Well written and directed the film has a simple... See full summary »

Directors: Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder | Stars: Patricia Roc, Gordon Jackson, Anne Crawford, Moore Marriott

Votes: 788

10. Adventure for Two (1943)

Not Rated | 114 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Ivan Kouznetsoff, a Russian engineer, recounts during World War II his stay in England prior to the war working on a new propeller for ice-breaking ships. Naive about British people, and ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Laurence Olivier, Penelope Dudley-Ward, Marjorie Fielding, Margaret Rutherford

Votes: 385

11. Yellow Canary (1943)

Approved | 84 min | Drama, Thriller

A woman wrongfully accused of being a Nazi sympathizer is forced to move to Halifax, a city in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.

Director: Herbert Wilcox | Stars: Anna Neagle, Richard Greene, Nova Pilbeam, Albert Lieven

Votes: 415

12. Thursday's Child (1943)

81 min | Drama

Family tensions arise when a schoolgirl becomes a successful child actor.

Director: Rodney Ackland | Stars: Sally Ann Howes, Wilfrid Lawson, Kathleen O'Regan, Stewart Granger

Votes: 44

13. The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

Not Rated | 163 min | Drama, Romance, War

From the Boer War through World War II, a soldier rises through the ranks in the British military.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Roger Livesey, Deborah Kerr, Anton Walbrook, James McKechnie

Votes: 12,025

14. At Dawn We Die (1943)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Thriller, War

Mayor's daughter poses as collaborator to help British agent escape to England with vital information to help the allied war effort.

Director: George King | Stars: John Clements, Godfrey Tearle, Hugh Sinclair, Greta Gynt

Votes: 95

15. Candlelight in Algeria (1944)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, War

An American sculptress in wartime Britain gets mixed up with a British agent and a Nazi spy who knows that a top-secret meeting of Allied military leaders will be taking place in Algeria--... See full summary »

Director: George King | Stars: James Mason, Carla Lehmann, Raymond Lovell, Enid Stamp-Taylor

Votes: 186

16. Two Thousand Women (1944)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy, Drama, War

Women in a French Internment camp conceal downed British airmen from Nazi soldiers, and try to help them escape. Produced by Edward Black. Written and directed by Frank Launder.

Director: Frank Launder | Stars: Phyllis Calvert, Flora Robson, Patricia Roc, Renee Houston

Votes: 379

17. Her Man Gilbey (1944)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance, War

While Lady Christabel Beauclark, a bird fancier, is scurrying about demanding certain territorial rights for British birds from other countries, Her Ladyship's niece is falling in love with... See full summary »

Director: Harold French | Stars: Michael Wilding, Margaret Rutherford, Penelope Dudley-Ward, Lilli Palmer

Votes: 175

18. A Canterbury Tale (1944)

Not Rated | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

Three modern day pilgrims investigate a bizarre crime in a small town on the way to Canterbury.

Directors: Michael Powell, Emeric Pressburger | Stars: Eric Portman, Sheila Sim, Dennis Price, John Sweet

Votes: 4,595

19. Vacation from Marriage (1945)

Passed | 102 min | Drama, Romance

A dull married couple, separated by their enlistment during World War II, reunite after three years to find that they have become very different people.

Director: Alexander Korda | Stars: Robert Donat, Deborah Kerr, Glynis Johns, Ann Todd

Votes: 977

20. Great Day (1945)

62 min | Drama

An impending V.I.P. visit causes bustle in an English village, while the Ellis family struggles with private problems.

Director: Lance Comfort | Stars: Eric Portman, Flora Robson, Sheila Sim, Isabel Jeans

Votes: 166

21. Johnny in the Clouds (1945)

87 min | Drama, Romance, War

The wartime daily routine on a British bomber base in southeastern England is revealed through the eyes of newly arrived Flying Officer Peter Penrose (Sir John Mills).

Director: Anthony Asquith | Stars: Michael Redgrave, John Mills, Rosamund John, Douglass Montgomery

Votes: 1,194

22. Piccadilly Incident (1946)

Approved | 100 min | Drama, War

Anna Neagle is a World War II W.R.E.N., the counterpart of the American W.A.V.E., who encounters Michael Wilding in a blacked-out Piccadilly during an air raid. They get married and have a ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Wilcox | Stars: Anna Neagle, Michael Wilding, Frances Mercer, Coral Browne

Votes: 177



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