Tag: 1940s

Japan’s Longest Day (1967) 7.7

Japan’s Longest Day (1967)

Following the detonation of the atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Japanese military and the government clash over the demand from the Allies for unconditional surrender. Minister of the Army Anami leads the mil...

Is Paris Burning? (1966) 6.9

Is Paris Burning? (1966)

In this sprawling, star-laden film, we see the struggles of various French resistance factions to regain control of Paris near the end of World War II. The Nazi general in charge of Paris, Dietrich von Cholitz (Fröbe), i...

Walt & El Grupo (2008) 6.4

Walt & El Grupo (2008)

The story of the 1941 Goodwill Tour to South America made by Walt Disney and his staff.::Anonymous...

Fighter in the Wind (2004) 7

Fighter in the Wind (2004)

A young Korean man arrives in Japan near the end of World War II with hopes of being a fighter pilot, but ends up on the streets battling racism, organized crime, occupying American servicemen, and his own fear of failur...

The Prowler (1981) 6.1

The Prowler (1981)

The film begins with the return home of a wwII veteran who was the recipient of a "Dear John Letter". After swiftly dispatching a courting couple in a Gazebo we leap to present day where a college celebration becomes the...

The Runaway (2000) (TV) 6.3

The Runaway (2000) (TV)

In a Dixie small-town, the late sheriff was quite content to preside over a truly segregated community. There the rich brothers, Harlan and Mason Davis, are lords. His successor, Word War II veteran Frank Richards, has a...

It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947) 7.7

It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947)

Every winter, Michael J. O'Connor, the second richest man in the world, vacates his 5th Avenue mansion for his winter home in warmer climes. Every winter, Aloysius T. McKeever, a homeless man, and his dog moves into vaca...

Bon Voyage (1944) 6.2

Bon Voyage (1944)

A young Scottish R.A.F. gunner is debriefed by French officials about his escape from occupied territory, and in particular one person who may or may not have been a German Agent....

The Black Dahlia (2006) 5.6

The Black Dahlia (2006)

In 1946, the former boxers Dwight "Bucky" Bleichert and Lee Blanchard are policemen in Los Angeles. Lee has a good relationship with his chief and uses a box fight between them to promote the department and get a raise t...

Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed (2012) 5.7

Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed (2012)

On August 15, 1944 the 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team (PRCT) jumped over the south of France. Their mission was to support and protect the Allied Troops marching to Berlin. Landing in enemy territory, they fell u...

Kon-Tiki (2012) 7.2

Kon-Tiki (2012)

The Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdahl crossed the Pacific Ocean in a balsawood raft in 1947, together with five men, to prove that South Americans back in pre-Columbian times could have crossed the ocean and settled on P...

Brecht (2019) 6.2

Brecht (2019)

Bertolt Brecht, a theatre revolutionary, poet of the state, outsider, looks back on his life in 1956, the year of his death, in East Berlin: from provocations in the Augsburg of the First World War, to the early poetic a...

Mank (2020) 7.7

Mank (2020)

Follows screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz's tumultuous development of Orson Welles' iconic masterpiece Citizen Kane (1941)....

The Last Train (1973) 6.9

The Last Train (1973)

May 1940 - Germany invades Europe, people panic and try to flee by any means possible. In France, Julien, a radio repairman, boards a train with his wife and child. As the men are placed in cattle cars with only the wome...

En dag i oktober (1991) 6.4

En dag i oktober (1991)

This story, based on fact, is about the movement of Danish Jews out of Denmark to neutral Sweden in the 1940's. It focuses on a single family and tells of their involvement with the underground and of their own, initiall...

Calling Dr. Death (1943) 6.1

Calling Dr. Death (1943)

Losing his memories of the last few days, neurologist Dr. Steele is told that his wife has been brutally murdered. Steele, aware of his conniving wife's infidelity, believes he may have been the killer and enlists the ai...

The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story (1996) 7.1

The Line King: The Al Hirschfeld Story (1996)

The childhood, adolescence, and incredible adult years of Al Hirshfeld, celebrated creator of thousands of line drawings of famous people - many in the entertainment industry - over a span of more than sixty years. He is...

De Gaulle (2020) 5.9

De Gaulle (2020)

Paris, June 1940. The de Gaulle couple is confronted with the military and political collapse of France. Charles de Gaulle joins London while Yvonne, his wife, finds herself with her three children on the road of the exo...

Soldier of Orange (1977) 7.7

Soldier of Orange (1977)

This film depicts World War II through the eyes of several Dutch students. It follows them through the beginning of the war, the Nazi occupation and the liberation....

Escape to Athena (1979) 5.7

Escape to Athena (1979)

During World War II, the prisoners of a German camp on a Greek island are trying to escape. They don't want only their freedom, but they also seek an ineffable treasure hidden in a monastery at the top of the island's mo...

La dame d’onze heures (1948) 6.6

La dame d’onze heures (1948)

Stanislas Oscar Seminario, aka SOS, is a young explorer, just back from Africa, visiting old friends: the Pescara's. But the father keeps receiving anonymous letters. And soon a mysterious murder is committed. SOS begins...

The Travelling Players (1975) 8

The Travelling Players (1975)

A group of traveling players peregrinates through Greece attempting to perform the popular erotic drama Golfo The Shepherdess. In a first level the film focuses on the historical events between 1939 and 1952 as they are ...

My Dog Skip (2000) 7

My Dog Skip (2000)

A shy boy is unable to make friends in Yazoo City, Mississippi in 1942, until his parents give him a terrier puppy for his ninth birthday. The dog, which he names Skip, becomes well known and loved throughout the communi...

White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (2007) 8.3

White Light/Black Rain: The Destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki (2007)

As global tensions rise, the unthinkable threat of nuclear war has become very real--and very frightening. Through the powerful recollections of the survivors of the atomic bombs that leveled two Japanese cities in 1945,...

The Scarlet and the Black (1983) (TV) 7.6

The Scarlet and the Black (1983) (TV)

Fr. Hugh O'Flaherty is a Vatican official in 1943-45 who has been hiding downed pilots, escaped prisoners of war, and Italian Resistance families. His diplomatic status in a Catholic country prevents Colonel Kappler from...

Flying Leathernecks (1951) 6.4

Flying Leathernecks (1951)

Major Daniel Kirby takes command of a squadron of Marine fliers just before they are about to go into combat. While the men are well meaning, he finds them undisciplined and prone to always finding excuses to do what is ...

The Way We Were (1973) 7.1

The Way We Were (1973)

The often unlikely joint lives of Katie Morosky and Hubbell Gardiner from the late 1930s to the late 1950s is presented, over which time, they are, in no particular order, strangers, acquaintances, friends, best friends,...

Anne Frank Remembered (1995) 8

Anne Frank Remembered (1995)

Using previously unreleased archival material in addition to contemporary interviews, this academy award-winning documentary tells the story of the Frank family and presents the first fully-rounded portrait of their bras...

The Express (2008) 7.3

The Express (2008)

This biopic focuses on the relationship of Ernie Davis (1939-1963), a gifted African-American athlete, and his coach from 1958 to 1962 at Syracuse University, Ben Schwartzwalder (1909-1993). Schwartzwalder recruits Davis...

The Bamboo House of Dolls (1973) 5.5

The Bamboo House of Dolls (1973)

A nurse in a Japanese women's POW camp during World War II masterminds an escapee.::...

Graveyard of Honor (1975) 7.3

Graveyard of Honor (1975)

A look at the life of renegade yakuza, Rikio Ishikawa, particularly the years from 1946 to 1950 when his violent antics get him in trouble with his own clan, Kawada, and then with the clan of his protector, Kozaburo Imai...

The Naked Civil Servant (1975) (TV) 7.9

The Naked Civil Servant (1975) (TV)

The life and times of Quentin Crisp, an outrageous and flamboyant homosexual, coming of age and growing into old age in conservative England....

The Bridge at Remagen (1969) 6.7

The Bridge at Remagen (1969)

In the last days of World War II, the Allied Army desperately searched for a bridgehead across the impenetrable Rhine River, in order to launch a major assault into the center of Germany. "Bridge at Remagen" tells the tr...

The Edelweiss Pirates (2004) 6.1

The Edelweiss Pirates (2004)

Cologne-Ehrenfeld, November 1944. They're young, wild and rebellious, like young people anywhere and in any time. But working-class boys Karl and his younger brother Peter are Edelweiss Pirates. They oppose the Nazis, an...

Female Agents (2008) 6.8

Female Agents (2008)

In 1944, in London, Lieutenant Pierre Desfontaines assigns his sister Louise Desfontaines to convince three other women to form a five-woman task force under his command to rescue a British geologist from a German hospit...

Charlotte Gray (2001) 6.4

Charlotte Gray (2001)

Charlotte (Cate Blanchett), a young Scottish woman, who has studied in France, is living in London during World War II. Within a few weeks she falls in love with a young pilot and is recruited by the Secret Service to ac...

“The Restaurant” (2017) 8.2

“The Restaurant” (2017)

In May 1945, peace is proclaimed all over Europe. The Löwander family runs their old fashioned restaurant in Stockholm, but the small amount of patrons worries them. The eldest son, Gustaf, is willing to resort to unconv...

Cannery Row (1982) 6.7

Cannery Row (1982)

Monterey, California in the 1940's. Cannery Row - the section of town where the now closed fish canneries are located - is inhabited primarily by the down and out, although many would not move away even if they could. Pr...

American Pastime (2007) 6.6

American Pastime (2007)

The dramatic impact W.W.II had in the home-front as U.S. Japanese families were uprooted from their daily lives and placed in internment camps in western States in the early 1940s.::Anonymous...

Jungle Woman (1944) 5

Jungle Woman (1944)

Paula the ape woman (Acquanetta) is alive and well, and running around a creepy old sanitarium run by the kindly Dr. Fletcher (J. Carrol Naish), also reverting to her true gorilla form every once in a while to kill someb...