1960s war movies list
1960s war movies list

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1960s war movies

During 1960s in American war movies the topic of Korean War seemed to be long forgotten and the creators were concentrating on the glory of World War 2 operations rather than current conflicts (like Battle of the Bulge, Battle of Britain, The Longest Day, In Harmís Way). Contrary to 1940s and 1950s more war time comedies were filmed and more often the historic conflicts were displayed (like Zulu, The Alamo, The Charge of the Light Brigade). Also the new type of war movies was introduced - the adventures movies loosely connected to real adventures during the war taht had more in common with westerns than war movie (f.e. Hell Is for Heroes, Where Eagles Dare, The Dirty Dozen). Vietnam War caused army to cut down on expenses on movie production, so the creators could not count on military equipment being provided to them. Due to next stage of Cold War tension the creators of war movies again prepared few productions to remind politicians that they are playing with the future of whole humanity (f.e. Fail-Safe, The Bedford Incident).


Knights of the Teutonic Order 1960 war movie

Knights of the Teutonic Order (1960)

The tensions between Polish Kingdom and Teutonic order leads to one of largest battles of medieval Europe.

Battle of Blood Island 1960 war movie

Battle of Blood Island (1960)

Two Americans survive the landing on the island occupied by Japanese and have to find way to stay alive.

The Alamo 1960 war movie

The Alamo (1960)

When Mexican General Santa Anna is marching towards Texas defenders of mission in Alamo decides to sacrifice their lives and give Texans time to prepare defence.

Sink the Bismarck! 1960 war movie

Sink the Bismarck! (1960)

Bismarck, the most powerful battleship of its era, is about to enter the Atlantic Ocean. Royal Navy has to stop the warship before it will be able to attack the convoys.

Judgment at Nuremberg 1961 war movie

Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)

Part of the Nuremberg Trials of Nazi war criminals - the movie concentrates on the German judicial officials.

The Guns of Navarone 1961 war movie

The Guns of Navarone (1961)

Group of commandos take up difficult mission to silence the German guns on small Greek island.

Very Important Person 1961 war movie

Very Important Person (1961)

British scientist is put into POW camp and the officers are trying to find the way to send him back to England.

The Road West 1961 war movie

The Road West (1961)

Retired train driver agrees to take over military train that goes into frontline zone.

The Affair Gleiwitz 1961 war movie

The Affair Gleiwitz (1961)

On the dawn of he war Germans prepare one more covert operation to justify the invasion of Poland - they plan to dress up us Polish radicals and break into radio station.

April 1961 war movie

April (1961)

In last weeks of the war Colonel Czapran plans to make a brave push on the enemy lines, but his soldiers are not so keen to follow him, especially since their orders from HQ are different.

The Longest Day 1962 war movie

The Longest Day (1962)

The real events that took place before and during D-Day.

Hell Is for Heroes 1962 war movie

Hell Is for Heroes (1962)

Small unit of American infantry is left to defend the part of Siegfried Line against German division.

The Password Is Courage 1962 war movie

The Password Is Courage (1962)

Story of British officer that took every chance to escape from the Stalags.

Raid on Drvar 1963 war movie

Raid on Drvar (1963)

Hitler plans to finally defeat Yugoslavian partisans - by the paratroopers attack on their headquarters. Based on real events.

Where is the General? 1963 war movie

Where is the General? (1963)

Clumsy private that jinx his whole unit stumbles upon a castle with cellar full of wine and also accidentally arrests the German general that is hiding there from Soviet Army.

On the White Trail 1963 war movie

On the White Trail (1963)

Weather station on Greenland picks up strange radio signal coming from the area and soon they are attacked by Nazi soldiers. German officer and the commander of the weather station have to find the way to cooperate in order to survive.

The Hook 1963 war movie

The Hook (1963)

Three soldiers are given the order to kill the prisoner they are escorting. It seems easy since he is enemy that probably just killed their friend, but in war nothing is easy.

The Great Escape 1963 war movie

The Great Escape (1963)

Germans gather all the Allied officers that frequently try to escape from the POW camps in one place - built from the scratch to prevent any escapes. But the Allied soldiers not only will attempt to escape, but they have plan for largest escape Germans have ever seen before.

Zulu 1964 war movie

Zulu (1964)

British soldiers in the secluded outpost in the middle of Africa have to face the army of Zulus.

King & Country 1964 war movie

King & Country (1964)

British soldier is accused of desertion during the Battle of Passchendaele and put in front of court-martial, but the case isnít as simple as it seems.

Fail-Safe 1964 war movie

Fail-Safe (1964)

American nuclear defence system produces a small failure that might start the global war. The final global war.

McHaleís Navy 1964 war movie

McHaleís Navy (1964)

Lieutenant Quinton McHale is captain of torpedo boat PT 73, but his crew has very little to do with real navy - they spend most of their time taking bets and making money on the side.

The Starfighters 1964 war movie

The Starfighters (1964)

Group of pilots arrive to air base, where they will train on the most advanced fighter of its times - F-104 Starfighter. Especially the mid-air refuelling.

Dr. Strangelove 1964 war movie

Dr. Strangelove (1964)

During Cold War General Jack D. Ripper orders his strategic bombers to perform nuclear attack on the targets in Soviet Union. When the information reaches the American president it seems to be already too late to stop the nuclear holocaust.

The Bedford Incident 1965 war movie

The Bedford Incident (1965)

During Cold War American destroyer is hunting Russian submarine in the Arctic area.

Operation Crossbow 1965 war movie

Operation Crossbow (1965)

British intelligence sends agents to Germany in order to find more about the V-1 flying bombs.

Battle of the Bulge 1965 war movie

Battle of the Bulge (1965)

Based on true events surrounding the last German offensive during World War 2.

The Hill 1965 war movie

The Hill (1965)

British penal unit in the middle of the desert is the place where brutality and discipline are the only rules.

In Harmís Way 1965 war movie

In Harmís Way (1965)

American navy commander gets the chance to prove his worth by preparing the attack on the Japanese-held islands.

The Adventures of Werner Holt 1965 war movie

The Adventures of Werner Holt (1965)

Young Werner Holt disillusioned with the Nazi ideals during his service in German army during World War 2.

36 Hours 1965 war movie

36 Hours (1965)

American officer is kidnapped by German intelligence in order to gain informations about the D Day.

The Heroes of Telemark 1965 war movie

The Heroes of Telemark (1965)

Norwegian resistance discovers German heavy water plant that could give Nazis the resources to build atomic bombs. Allies prepare plan to destroy the installation.

Four Tankmen and a Dog 1966 war movie

Four Tankmen and a Dog (1966)

Story of Polish T-34 tank crew that joins the offensive towards Berlin.

Cast a Giant Shadow 1966 war movie

Cast a Giant Shadow (1966)

Former US Army colonel accepts the offer to become military advisor and helps the Israelis form their defence against upcoming Arab invasion.

What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? 1966 war movie

What Did You Do in the War, Daddy? (1966)

During World War II Lieutenant Christian is given a task of taking over a small village of Valerno in Sicily held by Italian forces, but when he arrives to Valerno the situation gets out of hand.

The Dirty Dozen 1967 war movie

The Dirty Dozen (1967)

Twelve American soldiers sentenced to death for their crimes are given a chance to avoid being executed if they will join the suicidal mission behind enemy lines.

Stake Higher Than Life 1967 war movie

Stake Higher Than Life (1967)

Polish agent disguised as German officer infiltrates the Abwehra to pass the informations to Allies.

The Night of the Generals 1967 war movie

The Night of the Generals (1967)

German general becomes suspect in the murder investigation.

Beach Red 1967 war movie

Beach Red (1967)

Marines land on the Japanese-held island and have to penetrate the well prepared defence lines.

Westerplatte 1967 war movie

Westerplatte (1967)

True story of Polish outpost near Gdansk that held the superior force of Germans for several days at the beginning of World War II in Europe.

Frozen Flashes 1967 war movie

Frozen Flashes (1967)

While Germans are working on their secret weapon Allied intelligence tries to gain access to their high security base.

The 25th Hour 1967 war movie

The 25th Hour (1967)

During World War 2 simple Romanian villager Johann Moritz is denounced as being Jew. This lie changed his life and threw him in the middle of world conflict.

How I Won the War 1967 war movie

How I Won the War (1967)

Lieutenant Goodbody is put in charge of a platoon despite the fact that he lacks skills, charisma or even good judgement to be an officer.

The Charge of the Light Brigade 1968 war movie

The Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)

Based on real events of suicidal charge of the British cavalry.

Attack on the Iron Coast 1968 war movie

Attack on the Iron Coast (1968)

Canadian major is determined to carry out the special operation against German dry dock in St Nazaire. Loosely based on real events.

Ice Station Zebra 1968 war movie

Ice Station Zebra (1968)

American nuclear submarine is sent on a secret mission towards the Arctic glacier.

Where Eagles Dare 1968 war movie

Where Eagles Dare (1968)

Small unit of commandos is dropped in the Alps, where they have to infiltrate the castle on the top of a mountain. Their mission seems to be impossible to fulfil, but British intelligence selected their best men for the job.

The Green Berets 1968 war movie

The Green Berets (1968)

American Green Berets fly to a jungle to help defend the base and if possible kill the Viet Cong general.

Destination Berlin 1968 war movie

Destination Berlin (1968)

In 1945 Polish units attached to Russian army prepares to make a final push over the Oder River.

Battle of Britain 1969 war movie

Battle of Britain (1969)

True story of Battle of Britain - the epic fight between RAF and Luftwaffe that stopped the German invasion on United Kingdom.

The Bridge At Remagen 1969 war movie

The Bridge At Remagen (1969)

Americans and Germans fight for the vital bridge - last one over the Rhein.

The Bridge 1969 war movie

The Bridge (1969)

Yugoslavian partisans set up a small team to attack the strategic and heavily guarded bridge high in the mountains.

The Last Days 1969 war movie

The Last Days (1969)

The last days of World War 2 in Europe seen from point of view of Polish soldiers assaulting Berlin in 1945.

Kill Rommel 1969 war movie

Kill Rommel (1969)

British unit takes up daring mission through desert to kill Rommel when he will arrive in Africa.

Play Dirty 1969 war movie

Play Dirty (1969)

British special forces in North Africa prepare for another raid behind enemy lines, but the choice of people involved puts the whole operation in the risk.

Oh! What a Lovely War 1969 war movie

Oh! What a Lovely War (1969)

Film adaptation of popular stage play that showed all the insanity behind World War I by presenting the songs that were popular at that time, the atmosphere among soldiers on the front and their families back home.