Twelve jurors must decide the fate of a Chechen teenager (Apti Magamaev) who allegedly killed his Russian stepfather. While all signs point to the boy being the killer, one juror (Sergei Makovetsky) votes for aquittal. With the knowledge that they hold a life in their hands, the jurors review every detail of the case to see if they can come to a unanimous decision. Directed by Nikita Mikhalkov. With Mikhail Yefremov, Nikita Mikhalkov, Sergey Garmash, Aleksei Petrenko, Yuriy Stoyanov, Sergei Gazarov, Valentin Gaft, Mikhail Yefremov, Aleksey Gorbunov, Sergei Artsybashev, Viktor Verzhbitsky and Roman Madyanov. Categories: Crime, Drama, Thriller, War, Foreign Film. Year: 2007.
During the Battle of Thermopylae, Spartan King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) leads his small army of fierce warriors against the advancing Persians, inspiring all of Greece to band together against a common enemy and helping to usher in the world's first democracy. Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel. Directed by Zack Snyder. Categories: Action, Adventure, Drama, War. Year: 2007.
Cutting edge, animated science fiction, about an artificial brain that is created and will destroy the world, if it isn't stopped. Elijah Wood is the title character, one of nine creatures still attached to some part of their humanity, who are the only hope for killing off the brain. Crispin Glover, John C. Reilly, Jennifer Connelly, Christopher Plummer and Martin Landau provide the voices for what is left of humankind. Directed by Shane Acker. Categories: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi. Year: 2009.
Alexander the Great (Colin Farrell) is barely into his twenties when he begins his conquest of the known world. By 25, he will rule 90% of it. Following the young leader as he pits his armies against the Persian Empire and beyond, this biographic epic reveals Alexander's conquests up until his death at age 33. Directed by Oliver Stone. With Anthony Hopkins, David Bedella, Jessie Kamm, Angelina Jolie, Jared Leto and Val Kilmer. Categories: Adventure, Biography, Drama, War. Year: 2004.
In 1914, Paul Baumer (Lew Ayres) is persuaded to join the German army for the glory of the Fatherland. Trained under Himmelstoss (John Wray), a brutal corporal, Baumer and the other young soldiers by his side harden, realizing the tragic futility of war as death surronds them. Directed by Lewis Milestone. With Louis Wolheim, Russell Gleason, Arnold Lucy and Ben Alexander. Categories: War, Drama, Action, Based on a Novel. Year: 1930.
All Quiet on the Western Front
During the Vietnam War, Captain Benjamin Willard (Martin Sheen) is sent on a mission into Cambodia to assassinate Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Brando), a renegade Green Beret who has installed himself as the god of a local tribe. As Willard travels up the river approaching his target, he is faced with the surreal, brutal realities of war and its effects on the minds of men. Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. With Robert Duvall, Laurence Fishburne, Dennis Hopper, Harrison Ford. Categories: Cult Classics, Action, War. Year: 1979.
After witnessing her older sister Cecilia (Keira Knightley) in a compromising situation with Robbie Turner (James McAvoy), the son of the family housekeeper, Briony Tallis (Saoirse Ronan) acts out in jealousy and bears false witness to have the young man arrested for a crime he did not commit. Kept apart by prison and war, the young lovers stay connected through hearts and letters, while Briony (Vanessa Redgrave), now an againg writer, sets out to share their bittersweet story with the world. Directed by Joe Wright. With Romola Garai. Categories: Drama, Romance, War, Based on a Novel. Year: 2007.
During WWII, English aristocrat Lady Sarah Ashley (Nicole Kidman) inherits a large cattle ranch in northern Australia. When local cattle barons plot to steal her land, Sarah reluctantly joins forces with the Drover (Hugh Jackman), a tough Outback cowboy, to drive her 2,000 head of cattle across the country. As they traverse the unforgiving lands of the continent, the Japenese bomb Darwin, engulfing their world in chaos and war. Directed by Baz Luhrmann. With David Wenham. Categories: Adventure, Drama, War, Western. Year: 2008.
Redmond Barry (Ryan O'Neal) is a roguish Irishman whose quest for fame and glory leads him across the battlefields of Europe, at various times operating as soldier, spy and con artist. After seducing the powerful Lady Lyndon (Marisa Berenson), he changes his name to Barry Lyndon and begins a spectacular fall from grace after a lifetime right out of legend. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. With Patrick Magee and Steven Berkoff. Categories: Drama, Romance, War. Year: 1975.
The great Russian battleship Potemkin is gripped by a mutiny after a rebellious sailor named Grigory Vakulinchuk (Aleksandr Antonov) convinces his mates that the conditions on board are deplorable. Forced to eat rancid meat, the men kill the officers but lose Vakulinchuk in the process. As the survivors rouse the nearby port of Odessa into revolutionary fervor, the confrontation turns into a bloodbath with the arrival of Cossack troops. Directed by Sergei M. Eisenstein. With Vladimir Barsky and Grigori Aleksandrov. Categories: Drama, History, War, Classic, Foreign Film. Year: 1925.
The Battleship Potemkin
One of the most popular movies from the silent era, this historical saga shows the origins and effects of the Civil War through the destinies of two families -- the Northern Stonemans and the Southern Camerons. Although it has been credited with securing the future of feature length films as well as solidifying the language of cinema, the film attracted controversy and justified criticism and protests for including a sympathetic depiction of the lynching of a black man by a white mob and attempting to provide historical justification for segregation. Directed by D.W. Griffith. Categories: Drama, History, War, Classic, Silent Film. Year: 1915.
The Birth of a Nation
Based on the real life destruction of two Black Hawk helicopters in Somalia that left over 100 U.S. Rangers stranded in Mogadishu in the middle of an army of opposing gunmen. Facing incredible firepower and scattered throughout the city, the troops must to repel enemy attacks while simultaneously devising a plan for extraction. Directed by Ridley Scott. Starring Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Jason Isaacs, Tom Sizemore, Eric Bana and Sam Shepard. Categories: Action, Drama, History, War. Year: 2001.
Black Hawk Down