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218. Ran (1985)

Film 86 in C4 Top 100 War Films An old king in feudal Japan decides to abdicate in favour of his eldest son. His third son tries to warn him that this will cause in-fighting and that his older siblings … Continue reading

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217. Hell in the Pacific (1968)

Film 85 in C4 Top 100 War Films An American pilot and a Japanese officer are both marooned on a remote Pacific island. The Japanese man has become fairly self-sufficient – collecting drinking water and setting fishing traps, but the … Continue reading

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216. Regeneration (1997)

Film 84 in C4 Top 100 War Films Shell-shocked officers from the Great War are sent to Craiglockhart Hospital to recuperate. Of these men, poet Wilfred Owen meets fellow writer Siegfried Sassoon, where the latter encourages Owen to write truthfully … Continue reading

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215. Braveheart (1995)

Film 83 in C4 Top 100 War Films When young William Wallace’s father and older brother are killed fighting the hated English, he is taken to live with his uncle, a nationalist. When he grows up, he returns to his … Continue reading

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214. Master and Commander (2003)

Film 82 in C4 Top 100 War Films I wasn’t really looking forward to this much at all, as I’m not a huge Russell Crowe fan, and I’m not generally particularly keen on Hornblower-type films. However, it is actually rather … Continue reading

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213. Went the Day Well? (1942)

Film 81 in C4 Top 100 War Films Masquerading as British soldiers on a training exercise, pesky Nazis invade a genteel English village. Only an observant vicar’s daughter and a young lad notice anything astray at first, but when German … Continue reading

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212. Apocalypse Now (1979)

Film 80 in C4 Top 100 War Films During the Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on an odd and dangerous assignment to locate and kill a renegade Colonel Kurtz, a man who has set himself as some kind of … Continue reading

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