During the Cold War the American submarine was sent with a mission to the North Pole. It is very good thriller with many twists and surprising ending.
The film is set during the Cold War. With the Soviet military base flows submarine "Red October", the ship captain wants to convey to Americans and ask for political asylum. But the Russians are shipped in pursuit of his ship the entire fleet of the Atlantic.
During Cold War recently reactivated German Air Force needed new interceptors and Lockheed F-104 Starfighter seemed perfect. Soon after entering the service F-104 was nicknamed Widowmaker by the pilots, and not for being a deadly weapon.
Strategic bombers receive orders to perform Wing Attack Plan R, which means nuclear attack on targets deep inside Soviet Union. This is not an exercise, nor a mistake, but this does not mean that United States are in war with Soviets.
Soviet pilot defects to United States on board of a jet warplane, but when it turns out the pilot is in fact an attractive woman the story starts to be baffling for Americans.
American early warning system detects Soviet attack and gives order for bombers to prepare the counter-strike. Unfortunately something goes wrong.
The film tells the story of atomic holocaust Earth and the last months of his life in Australia, which arrives later than radioactive cloud.
War films are not always showing the war per se - often the main theme is the influence of the conflict on lives of people involved, but also their families and friends. War is seldom a local thing - the trauma, the pain, the death they put their mark on people from around the world.