War film

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War film is a film genre concerned with warfare, typically about naval, air, or land battles, with combat scenes central to the drama.wikipedia
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Submarine films

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There are similarly subgenres of the war film in specific theatres such as the western desert (North Africa), the Pacific in the Second World War, or Vietnam; and films set in specific domains of war, such as the infantry, the air, at sea, in submarines, or at prisoner of war camps.
The submarine film is a subgenre of war film in which the majority of the plot revolves around a submarine below the ocean's surface.

The Dirty Dozen

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James Clarke notes the similarity between a Western like Sam Peckinpah's The Wild Bunch and "war-movie escapades" like The Dirty Dozen.
The Dirty Dozen is a 1967 American war film directed by Robert Aldrich, released by MGM, starring Lee Marvin.

Downfall (2004 film)

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Beevor feels, however, that European film-makers are often "far more scrupulous"; for example, in his view the 2004 German film Downfall accurately depicted the historical events of Hitler's final days in his Berlin bunker, and he considers the 1965 French film The 317th Platoon, set in Vietnam, "the greatest war movie ever made."
Downfall (Der Untergang) is a 2004 historical war drama film directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel from a screenplay by producer Bernd Eichinger.

Gettysburg (1993 film)

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Some films such as Gettysburg focused on a single battle during the war, or even on a single incident, like the French short film, La Rivière du Hibou (An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge). Others like the 1993 miniseries North and South spanned the entire breadth of the war.
Gettysburg is a 1993 American epic war film written and directed by Ronald F. Maxwell, adapted from the historical novel The Killer Angels (1974) by Michael Shaara, about the Battle of Gettysburg (July 1–3, 1863) in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

The Battle of Algiers

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The 1966 film The Battle of Algiers is, he argues, a close second.
The Battle of Algiers (La battaglia di Algeri; معركة الجزائر) is a 1966 Italian-Algerian historical war film co-written and directed by Gillo Pontecorvo and starring Jean Martin and Saadi Yacef.

The Red Badge of Courage (film)

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Some films deal with the human aspects of the war, such as The Red Badge of Courage (1951), or Shenandoah (1965), on the tragedy that the war inflicted on the civilian population.
The Red Badge of Courage is a 1951 war film made by MGM.

The 317th Platoon

Beevor feels, however, that European film-makers are often "far more scrupulous"; for example, in his view the 2004 German film Downfall accurately depicted the historical events of Hitler's final days in his Berlin bunker, and he considers the 1965 French film The 317th Platoon, set in Vietnam, "the greatest war movie ever made."
The 317th Platoon (La 317ème section) is a 1965 French war film set during the First Indochina War (1946–54) written and directed by Pierre Schoendoerffer.

The Battle of the Somme (film)

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The 1916 British film The Battle of the Somme, by two official cinematographers, Geoffrey Malins and John McDowell, combined documentary and propaganda, seeking to give the public an impression of what trench warfare was like.
The Battle of the Somme (US title, Kitchener's Great Army in the Battle of the Somme), is a 1916 British documentary and propaganda war film, shot by two official cinematographers, Geoffrey Malins and John McDowell.

Wings (1927 film)

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William A. Wellman's Wings (1927), about the First World War, was the first film (in any genre), and the only silent film, to win an Oscar for best picture.
Wings is a 1927 American silent war film set during the First World War produced by Lucien Hubbard, directed by William A. Wellman and released by Paramount Pictures.

Geoffrey Malins

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The 1916 British film The Battle of the Somme, by two official cinematographers, Geoffrey Malins and John McDowell, combined documentary and propaganda, seeking to give the public an impression of what trench warfare was like.
Arthur "Geoffrey" Herbert Malins (18 November 1886 – 1940) was a British film director most famous for camera and editing work on the 1916 war film The Battle of the Somme, which combined documentary and propaganda, and reached an audience of over 20 million viewers.

Film genre

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War film is a film genre concerned with warfare, typically about naval, air, or land battles, with combat scenes central to the drama.
The setting is the environment where the story and action take place (e.g., a war film, a Western film, or a space-opera film).

For Whom the Bell Tolls (film)

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Sam Wood's For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943), based on Ernest Hemingway's book of the same name, portrays the fated romance between an American played by Gary Cooper and a partisan played by Ingrid Bergman against the backdrop of the civil war.
For Whom the Bell Tolls is a 1943 American war film produced and directed by Sam Wood and starring Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Akim Tamiroff, Katina Paxinou and Joseph Calleia.

Propaganda

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Subgenres, not necessarily distinct, include anti-war, comedy, animated, propaganda, and documentary.
US war films in the early 1940s were designed to create a patriotic mindset and convince viewers that sacrifices needed to be made to defeat the Axis Powers.

The Bridges at Toko-Ri

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The critic Guy Westwell notes that it questioned the conduct of the war, as did later films like The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954) and Pork Chop Hill (1959).
The Bridges at Toko-Ri is a 1954 American war film about the Korean War and stars William Holden, Grace Kelly, Fredric March, Mickey Rooney, and Robert Strauss.

The Steel Helmet

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Samuel Fuller’s The Steel Helmet (1951) was made during the Korean War (1950–1953).
The Steel Helmet is a 1951 war film directed by Samuel Fuller and produced by Lippert Studios during the Korean War.

Pork Chop Hill

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The critic Guy Westwell notes that it questioned the conduct of the war, as did later films like The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954) and Pork Chop Hill (1959).
Pork Chop Hill is a 1959 American Korean War film starring Gregory Peck, Rip Torn and George Peppard.

The Green Berets (film)

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The exceptions included The Green Berets (1968).
The Green Berets is a 1968 American war film set in Vietnam featuring John Wayne, Jim Hutton, David Janssen, Aldo Ray, Patrick Wayne, and Jack Soo, based on the 1965 book by Robin Moore.

Apocalypse Now

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Successful but very different portrayals of the war in which America had been defeated included Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter (1978), and Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now (1979).
Apocalypse Now is a 1979 American epic war film directed, produced and co-written by Francis Ford Coppola.

Oliver Stone

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With the shift in American politics to the right in the 1980s, military success could again be shown in films such as Oliver Stone's Platoon (1986), Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket (1987) and John Irvin's Hamburger Hill (1987).
Stone achieved prominence as director/writer of the war drama Platoon (1986), for which he won the Academy Award for Best Director and the film received Best Picture.

Full Metal Jacket

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With the shift in American politics to the right in the 1980s, military success could again be shown in films such as Oliver Stone's Platoon (1986), Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket (1987) and John Irvin's Hamburger Hill (1987).
Full Metal Jacket is a 1987 war film directed, co-written, and produced by Stanley Kubrick and starring Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio and Adam Baldwin.

Remake (2003 film)

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Dino Mustafić's Remake (2003), written by Zlatko Topčić, tells the parallel coming-of-age stories of a father living in Sarajevo during World War II and his son living through the Siege of Sarajevo during the Bosnian War.
Remake is a 2003 Bosnian war film directed by Dino Mustafić, produced by Enes Cviko and BAFTA Award-winning producer Martine de Clermont-Tonnerre.

Gary Cooper

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Sam Wood's For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943), based on Ernest Hemingway's book of the same name, portrays the fated romance between an American played by Gary Cooper and a partisan played by Ingrid Bergman against the backdrop of the civil war.
Looking to capitalize on Cooper's growing popularity, Paramount cast him in several Westerns and wartime dramas, including Only the Brave, The Texan, Seven Days' Leave, A Man from Wyoming, and The Spoilers (all released in 1930).

Hamburger Hill

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With the shift in American politics to the right in the 1980s, military success could again be shown in films such as Oliver Stone's Platoon (1986), Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket (1987) and John Irvin's Hamburger Hill (1987).
Hamburger Hill is a 1987 American war movie about the actual assault of the U.S. Army's 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, part of the 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division "Screaming Eagles", on a well-fortified position, including trenchworks and bunkers, of the North Vietnamese Army on Ap Bia Mountain near the Laotian border.

The Battle and Fall of Przemysl

Among these was a film shot on the Eastern Front by official war photographer to the Central Powers, Albert K. Dawson: The Battle and Fall of Przemysl (1915), depicting the Siege of Przemyśl, disastrous for the Austrians, with incidents reenacted using soldiers as extras.
The Battle and Fall of Przemysl is a 1915 documentary war film shot on the Eastern Front by official war photographer to the Central Powers, Albert K. Dawson.

In Which We Serve

The British film industry began to combine documentary techniques with fictional stories in films like Noël Coward and David Lean's In Which We Serve (1942) – "the most successful British film of the war years", Millions Like Us (1943), and The Way Ahead (1944).
In Which We Serve is a 1942 British patriotic war film directed by Noël Coward and David Lean.