Tuvia (Daniel Craig), Zus (Liev Schreiber), Asael (Jamie Bell) and Aron Bielski (George MacKay), four Jewish brothers, escape Nazi-occupied Poland and join a group of Russian resistance fighters. While building a village deep inside the forest to be a home for other Jewish refugees, the brothers help to save hundreds of lives and prepare to protect themselves from the Nazi's wrath. Directed by Edward Zwick. With Tomas Arana and Alexa Davalos. Categories: Drama, War, Independent Film, Based on a True Story. Year: 2008.
Edward Zwick in Defiance
The very different lives of Danny Archer (Leonardo DiCaprio), an ex-mercenary, and Solomon Vandy (Djimon Hounsou), a poor African fisherman, converge in the search for a rare and precious pink diamond. While in jail for smuggling, Danny learns that Solomon has hidden the precious stone. Knowing this, he convinces Solomon to trade the diamond in exchange for his assistance in locating his lost family. Aided by an idealistic American journalist, Maddy Bowen (Jennifer Connelly), the two journey through rebel territory in war-torn Sierra Leone in search for the diamond that can dramatically alter both of their lives. Directed by Edward Zwick. With Kagiso Kuypers, Arnold Vosloo, Antony Coleman and Benu Mabhena. Categories: Drama, Thriller. Year: 2006.
Edward Zwick in Blood Diamond
Captain Nathan Algren (Tom Cruise), a hero of the American Civil War, has become a self-destructive alcoholic, disillusioned by his role in the bloody Indian Campaigns. Far away in Japan, Katsumoto (Ken Watanabe), the last leader of the Samurai, sees that his centuries-old way of life is about to come to an end. The paths of these two warriors converge when Algren is hired to train Japan's first modern army. Seeing that the Japanese government intends to eradicate Katsumoto's men, Algren leaves his post and chooses to fight beside the Samurai in an attempt to regain his honor and save his soul. Directed by Edward Zwick. With William Atherton, Billy Connolly, Tony Goldwyn, Timothy Spall, Shin Koyamada and Koyuki. Categories: Action, Adventure, Drama, War. Year: 2003.
Edward Zwick in The Last Samurai
After the American military abducts an Islamic leader, New York City becomes the target of escalating terrorist attacks. Anthony Hubbard (Denzel Washington), the head of the FBI's Counter-Terrorism Task Force, teams up with CIA operative Elise Kraft (Annette Bening) to hunt down the terrorist cells responsible for the attacks. But the bombings continue, and the president declares martial law. The troops marching into the city are led by Gen. Devereaux (Bruce Willis), who will stop at nothing to restore order. Directed by Edward Zwick. Categories: Action, Crime, Thriller. Year: 1998.
Edward Zwick in The Siege
Lt. Colonel Nathaniel Serling (Denzel Washington) is trying to do the right thing. An army officer haunted by a command mistake, he is selected to assess a helicopter commander's eligibility for the Medal of Honor. Captain Karen Walden (Meg Ryan) died in a heroic rescue attempt of a downed chopper and appears to be a hero. As Serling investigates, conflicting accounts from her crew cause him to question her actions. Directed by Edward Zwick. With Lou Diamond Phillips, Michael Moriarty and Matt Damon. Categories: Action, Drama, War. Year: 1996.
Edward Zwick in Courage Under Fire
After being discharged from the Army, Colonel William Ludlow (Anthony Hopkins) takes his three sons (Brad Pitt, Aidan Quinn and Henry Thomas) and moves to the mountains of Montana in order to escape the corruption of early 20th century American society. As the three brothers grow up in the wide, open country, they become inseparably close. But, when Samuel returns from Harvard with the beautiful Susannah Fincannon (Julia Ormond), the resulting romantic feud sets of a series of tragedies, stetching from World War I through Prohibition, that rip the family apart. Directed by Edward Zwick. With Karina Lombard. Categories: Politics, Drama, Romance, Western. Year: 1994.
Edward Zwick in Legends of the Fall
Col. Robert Gould Shaw (Matthew Broderick), a determined, demanding military man, volunteers to head up the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment, one of the first units of the US Army to be made up entirely of black men. Joining Shaw in battle are Pvt. Trip (Denzel Washington), a hardened, escaped slave, and Sgt. Maj. Rawlins (Morgan Freeman), a leader amongst the black soldiers. Together, they must not only contend with the hatred and prejudices of the Confederates, but also with the distrust of their fellow Union soldiers. Directed by Edward Zwick. With Cary Elwes and Andre Braugher. Categories: Action, Drama, History, War. Year: 1989.
Edward Zwick in Glory