The Thin Red Line
Boasting about an ensemble cast, The Thin Red Line is a 1998 war epic directed by Terrence Malick who returned to filmmaking after 20 year-long break. The movie is based on the novel with the same title written by James Jones and talks about the fictionalized version of the Battle of Mount Austen during World War II. The movie stars an ensemble cast of long list of actors such as Sean Penn, George Clooney, Jim Caviezel, Nick Nolte, John Travolta, Woody Harrelson, Adrien Brody, and many others.
Letters from Iwo Jima
Being a companion film to another Clint Eastwood movie, Letters from Iwo Jima is a Japanese-American war Epic that portrays the Battle of Iwo Jima from the perspective of Japanese soldiers in contradiction with its companion movie, Flags of Our Fathers, again directed by Clint Eastwood which revolves around the same battle but talks from an American perspective. The movie stars Ken Watanabe and Kazunari Ninomiya in the lead roles.
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Based on the novel with the same title, The Bridge on the River Kwai is a 1957 war epic directed by David Lean starring William Holden, Jack Hawkins, Alec Guinness and Sessue Hayakawa in pivotal roles. The movie flows around as a fictionalized version about the construction of the Burma Railway in 1942-43 as its base for historical setting. The movie was highly appraised and went on to grab 7 Academy Awards that year.
Pearl Harbor is a 2001 Hollywood War film including both romance and action sequences as well. Directed by Michael Bay, the movie is set on the events of Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December, 1941 which opened the gates for U.S. Army to enter World War 2. With an ensemble cast of Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett and Kate Beckinsale in pivotal roles, Pearl Harbor is a treat to watch for anyone who loves action, drama and romance. The film also received four nominations at the Oscars and won the Academy Award for Best Sound Editing that year.
Das Boot is a German World War film directed by Wolfgang Petersen based on the novel with the same title authored by Lothar-Gunther Buchheim. The film is a fictional story that revolves around U-96 German submarine and its crew during the events of World War 2. Das Boot has Jurgen Prochnow, Herbert Gronemeyer and Klaus Wennemann in the lead roles and is among one of those movies that is exhibited both as a theatrical release and as a TV miniseries. It is also released in several home video versions as well because of its popularity and being one of the expensive movies in the history of German cinema.