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.
For American pilots in China World War 2 started earlier - as volunteers they joined the Flying Tigers squadrons to fight the Japanese air force.
Crew of American M3 Lee tank is stuck in the oasis in the middle of Sahara, while whole German battalion is on the way desperate for water.
After their tanker was sunked on Atlantic by German U-Boat, crew members take part in another risky journey - large Allied convoy to Soviet Union aboard brand new Liberty class ship.
Policeman Davis joins the United States Air Force, but when he signs up for course for bomber crews. Unfortunately he knows the instructor...
Old navy veteran, now foreman in shipyard building destroyers, returns to active service during World War 2.
Stranded in the woods ballet dancer Nina Ivanova is found the partisans. Despite the initial mistrust the unit commander falls in love with her.
Sergeant Stryker leads his Marines platoon with iron hand, for which his men frankly hate him, but during the battles he is a leader they need.
German prisoners of war put in front of moral dilemma at the end of World War 2 - join the American intelligence and work for the enemy or risk being killed by Nazi fanatics in POW camp.
Four young cadets decide to switch from merchant navy to U-Boats after their ship is sunk by British airplanes.
A film about the construction of a bridge over the British prisoners in the Far East. The film is not realistic war movies, but rather a duel between the different ethical attitudes of people.
American submarine commander Barney Doyle has to make a decision if it is worth to attack Japanese carrier and risk killing his own family or let the enemy just leave.
Captain Chodakiewicz tries to save his cavalry unit from being surrounded by Germans. The horse that was gave to him, Lotna, proves to be beautiful and deadly.
In 1943 group of commandos has to get on the small island of Navarone, which is occupied by the Germans and blow up the 2 huge guns. The problem is there might be a traitor among them.
During Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor Captain Torrey lost heavy cruiser due to his irresponsible decision. Months later he is given a second chance.
High rank American officer is abducted by German agents, who are determined to learn the details of upcoming D-Day operation. But what they have prepared for him is not typical interrogation.
Germans are preparing heavy water as a part of program to build atomic bomb. Norwegian resistance finds the plans and together with Allied forces has to find a way to stop the Nazis.
Polish doppelganger is put in place of Abwehra officer and, while keeping his true identity a secret, work as agent for Soviet intelligence and Polish resistance.
In 1939, at the beginning of World War II, Polish garrison at Westerplatte defended heroically against the onslaught of the German land and naval forces for 7 days.
Anti-war film about inept Lieutenant Goodbody put in charge of vital mission for the army - building a good cricket field in North Africa.
American soldiers convicted of serious crimes are given chance to avoid spending their lives in prison if they take part in suicidal mission behind enemy lines.
Canadian major tries to get over the trauma of his men being killed in disastrous landing operation. He comes up with a daring plan to strike on the French coast.
During the Second World War, special group must acquire the castle Schloss Adler, a fortress high in the Alps of southern Bavaria.
Yugoslavian partisans are preparing to attack the strategic bridge located high in the mountains. Reach it will be difficult, but blowing it up seems impossible.
American officer Lieutenant Morris is assigned to British daring raid behind enemy lines with General Rommel as their target.
American brigade consisting of black soldiers is given chance to enter the active service, but their first assignment could be their last.
Joint production of USA and Japan showing the events that preceded the attack on Pearl Harbor on both sides of future conflict.
Polish forces attack the port city of Kolobrzeg, but it turns out Germans are well prepared for the defence with bunkers, tanks and artillery.
The film tells the story of the shares of German soldiers in the UK, the aim of which was to kidnap or eliminate Winston Churchill.
In 1942 the clash between Imperial Navy and US Navy was about to decide the fate of whole war of Pacific - both sides have a lot to gain and a lot to lose.
The film tells the story of Operation Market Garden in 1944, aimed at opening the way to Berlin. The action failed, and the film is very realistic.
Group of deserters are trying to reach the Swiss border to avoid being executed. On the way they stumble upon American officers, who are trying to steal V-2 rocket from Germans.
December 13, 1941, one week after the attack on Pearl Harbor Japanese submarine surfaces near the coast of California and causes havoc among the American forces in the area.
In summer 1939 Hitler was looking for a pretext to start the war with Poland. Head of the Gestapo, Heydrich, come up with a risky plan that could give Nazis that pretext.
History German spy acting during World War II in the UK, which must provide discovered by the Germans themselves important information.
British teenager is separated from his parents while Japanese intern foreigners living in Shanghai.
Crew of B-17 bomber prepares for their 25th mission - last one needed to complete their tour of duty and return home.
Adaptation of William Wharton novel - platoon of American soldiers are sent to secluded area in days before Battle of the Bulge, but what they find there is far from what they expected.
During the Allied landing in Normandy in June 1944 small group of soldiers is chosen to find the last of four Ryan brothers and bring him safely home.
During the Second World War on the Atlantic has been damaged German submarine (U-571) and Americans wanting to take advantage of the situation, they send their disguised as a German submarine to win the Enigma machine, which is the secret of success in Germany.
The film tells the story of the Battle of Stalingrad in 1942. The main theme, in addition to scenes of fighting, a great duel between the Russian sniper Vasily Zaytsev and Major Erwin German Königiem. It is very realistic, well-realized film.
Love story set at the beginning of World War 2 - two American pilots fall in love with the same nurse, but Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor puts their problem in different perspective.
Six men that survived the ambush now try to find the refuge in isolated bunker. Inside they find two frightened soldiers and doors that lead to underground tunnels.
Young Italian student joins the army. His naive look on war soon fades away when he clashes with the brutal reality of the war.
American submarine picks up three survivors from British hospital ship torpedoed in the middle of North Atlantic. This triggers series of strange events.
The film is about the judicial process in a POW camp during World War II. Preserver is recently arrived William Hurt, who is embroiled in a difficult game.
True story of American Navajo Indians, who played important part in Pacific campaign of coded communication between units - their unique language was perfect way to encode messages.
Six men are cut off behind enemy lines in the middle of New Guinea jungle. With one of them wounded they have to find a way to return to their unit surrounded by Japanese.
Four Algerians join the Free French army, but while risking their lives in Italy and Southern France they learn the colonial soldiers are just used as cannon fodder.
Inglorious Basterds operate behind German lines and do what they can to put fear into the Nazi hearts.
In 1937, during the Nanking Massacre, American mortician is trapped in the city surrounded by Japanese army. Involuntary he becomes a guardian of group of teenage schoolgirls.
Polish double agent Hand Kloss tries to stop Germans from moving the Amber Room treasure from Königsberg to Berlin.
In the dawn of World War 2 Polish outpost called Westerplatte is preparing to hold German attack for few hours before they will be reinforced, but the commander of Westerplatte has no doubts that in case of war there will be no reinforcements.
Soviet recon platoon pushes towards one of the ruined building near Stalingrad main square to setup observation point. When they reach the destination it turns out building is full of civilians.
Australian pilot Jim shot down near Singapore has to face the enemy and the overwhelming jungle without any weapon to defend himself.
Squad of American soldiers is cut off behind enemy lines, where they find evidence that Germans are close to building super-bombs that could change the balance of whole war.
Veteran crew of M4 Sherman, nicknamed Fury, has to face the Nazi defence with completely green new member - young clerk with no experience whatsoever. It will be test for all of them.
Small unit of experts is formed in 1943 to preserve what is left of the great works of art around the Europe. Convincing president Roosevelt was easy, now they have to convince the frontline officers.
Louie Zamperini was a noted athlete, who even took part in Olympic Games of 1936, but World War 2 changed his life completely - stuck in the middle of the ocean he ended up in Japanese POW camp.