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The Battle of Algiers
One of the most influential political films in history, THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS, by Gillo Pontecorvo, vividly re-creates a key year in the tumultuous Algerian struggle for independence from the occupying French in the 1950s. As violence escalates on both…
The Long Voyage Home
In the early days of World War II, the crew of English cargo ship the SS Glencairn -- including Swede Olsen (John Wayne), Englishman Smitty (Ian Hunter), American Yank (Ward Bond), and Irishmen Driscoll (Thomas Mitchell) and Cocky (Barry Fitzgerald)…
Outside The Law - Hors la loi
This Oscar-nominated drama tells the story of a family fighting for Algeria's independence from France after World War II. After losing their family home in Algeria, three brothers are scattered across the globe. Messaoud joins the French army fighting in…
Stagecoach
This is where it all started. John Ford's smash hit and enduring masterpiece revolutionized the western, elevating it from B movie to the A-list and establishing the genre as we know it today. The quintessential tale of a group of…
Wings
Two young men, one rich, one middle class, who are in love with the same woman (Hollywood's first "It-girl," Clara Bow), become fighter pilots in World War I. Stunningly realistic flying sequences, all filmed without faking or processing shots, highlight…
Stalag 17
Two worthy Academy Award nominees from 1950's Sunset Boulevard - actor William Holden and director Billy Wilder - re-teamed three years later for the gripping World War II drama, STALAG 17. The result was another Best Director nomination for Wilder…
In Harm's Way
Director Otto Preminger's epic treatment of the bombing of Pearl Harbor details the devastating attack on the Hawaiian naval base as well as the explosive, behind-the-scenes stories. An awesome cast - including John Wayne, Kirk Douglas and Henry Fonda is…
The Buccaneer
A swashbuckling tale of the sea and the life and loves of the well-known pirate, Jean Lafitte. Directed by legendary Oscar-winning director, Cecil B. DeMille. Nominated for Best Cinematography at the Academy Awards .
War and Peace
Leo Tolstoy's literary masterpiece comes to life in this epic film classic, featuring the talents of some of the greatest names from Hollywood's Golden Age. Starring Audrey Hepburn as Natasha, Henry Fonda as Pierre, and Mel Ferrer as Prince Andrei,…
The Men
In this emotional drama, the incomparable Marlon Brando plays former GI, Ken, who has become paralyzed as a result of the war. After fighting through an intense battle with depression following his injuries, Ken soon focuses on his physical therapy…
Shok
Based on true events, SHOK is set during the escalation of the Kosovan War when the country was occupied by Serbia. Two young Kosovan boys, Petrit and Oki, are the best of friends. After Oki buys a bike, Petrit is…
Paisan
Roberto Rossellini's follow-up to his breakout Rome Open City was the ambitious, enormously moving Paisan (Paisa), which consists of six episodes set during the liberation of Italy at the end of World War II, and taking place across the country,…
The Tin Drum
Oskar is born in Germany in 1924 with an advanced intellect. Repulsed by the hypocrisy of adults and the irresponsibility of society, he refuses to grow older after his third birthday. While the chaotic world around him careers toward the…
Lacombe, Lucien
One of the first French films to address the issue of collaboration during the German occupation, Louis Malle's brave and controversial LACOMBE, LUCIEN traces a young peasant's journey from potential Resistance member to Gestapo recruit. At once the story of…
Au revoir les enfants
This late work from French writer-director Louis Malle tells a heartbreaking story of friendship and devastating loss concerning two boys living in Nazi-occupied France. At a provincial Catholic boarding school, the precocious youths enjoy true camaraderie--until a secret is revealed.…