Category Archives: War

The Deer Hunter (1978)

A small town in Western Pennsylvania is going to lose some of its favourite sons. Like in so many towns in the late 60s and early 70s of suburban America, the most young and vital are taken,... Read synopsis

300 (2006)

Spartan traditions are harsh traditions, born of a savage and unremitting age. Each Spartan, as an infant, is inspected to ensure that it does not suffer a weak constitution, a deformity, or... Read synopsis

Das Boot (1981)

War correspondent, Lt. Werner (Herbert Gronemeyer) has been assigned to the German submarine, U-96. It is October 1941, and he meets the command staff of the vessel in a nightclub at their home... Read synopsis

Red Dawn (1984)

The United States stands alone after many European Nations leave NATO. Meanwhile the Soviet Union and its partners expand their territories, ready for the ultimate and aggressive attack. In a... Read synopsis

Memphis Belle (1990)

1943 is the year that brings the end to the engagement of the Memphis Belle crew. Whilst on rest, as their B-17 Flying Fortress is being repaired, a military publicist, Lt. Col. Bruce Derringer... Read synopsis

Apocalypse Now (1979)

Captain Benjamin L. Willard (Martin Sheen) drinks alone in his room in Saigon, haunted by memories and hallucinations. He is not stuck in that room for too long, as his skills in covert... Read synopsis

The Patriot (2000)

Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) has seen enough death in his life. As a widower and seasoned veteran of The French and Indian War, all Benjamin wants is to live in peace as a farmer and part time... Read synopsis

Legends of the Fall (1994)

Colonel William Ludlow (Anthony Hopkins) decides that he is sick of the atrocities visited upon the Native Americans, and decides to retire with his wife and family to Montana. There they build a... Read synopsis

The Book Thief (2013)

Liesel Meminger (Sophie Nelisse) is travelling with her mother and brother from Germany to escape persecution for her being a communist sympathiser. The train journey results in the death of her... Read synopsis

Enemy at the Gates (2001)

Vassili Zaitsev (Jude Law) is a Red Army soldier in the Battle of Stalingrad. The Russian battle plan, thus far, is to send waves and waves of men to slaughter, with little or no weaponry. Cut... Read synopsis

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

Parris Island 1967, senior drill instructor, Gunnery Sergeant Hartman (R. Lee Ermey) berates his new recruits as a precursor to their inevitable introduction to combat in Vietnam. The 15-minute... Read synopsis

Braveheart (1995)

Based on real events, Braveheart tells the story of William Wallace, celebrated Scottish nationalist, as he defeats the English army but is eventually betrayed. Overzealous lords and soldiers... Read synopsis

Pearl Harbor (2001)

Danny and Rafe grow up together in Tennessee watching Rafe’s father crop dusting, and pretending to be fighter pilots. Danny’s father is a fierce drunk, scarred by the effects of World War... Read synopsis

Platoon (1986)

Idealistic, intelligent and privileged college dropout, Chris, volunteers to fight in Vietnam in an attempt to find his soul. Chris joins his unit, only to find that his presence is not embraced... Read synopsis