Rape in war and genocide

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1. Men Behind the Sun 4 (1995)

91 min | Drama, History, War

In 1937, Japanese troops raid the Chinese city of Nanking to execute a planned massacre by subjecting over 300,000 helpless civilians to various tortures and atrocities before slaughtering them all.

Director: Tun Fei Mou | Stars: Liang Zhang, Yung Pan, Shao-tien Hsiung, Wen-ting Chiang

Votes: 694

2. A Woman in Berlin (2008)

Unrated | 131 min | Biography, Drama, History

74 Metascore

A woman tries to survive the invasion of Berlin by the Soviet troops during the last days of World War II.

Director: Max Färberböck | Stars: Nina Hoss, Evgeniy Sidikhin, Irm Hermann, Rüdiger Vogler

Votes: 5,657 | Gross: $0.29M

3. Vukovar Poste Restante (1994)

Unrated | 96 min | Drama, Romance, War

This movie describes the violent break-up of former Yugoslavia from the Serbian point of view, using the story of ethnicly mixed couple in war-torn city of Vukovar as metaphore.

Director: Boro Draskovic | Stars: Mirjana Jokovic, Boris Isakovic, Svetlana Bojkovic, Predrag Ejdus

Votes: 640

4. Savior (1998)

R | 103 min | Drama, War

A hardened mercenary in the Foreign Legion begins to find his own humanity when confronted with atrocities during the fighting in Bosnia.

Director: Predrag Antonijevic | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Nastassja Kinski, Pascal Rollin, Catlin Foster

Votes: 9,784 | Gross: $0.01M

5. A Sunday in Kigali (2006)

118 min | Drama

In April 1994, the middle-aged Canadian journalist Bernard Valcourt is making a documentary in Kigali about AIDS. He secretly falls in love for the Tutsi waitress of his hotel Gentille, who... See full summary »

Director: Robert Favreau | Stars: Luc Picard, Fatou N'Diaye, Céline Bonnier, Luck Mervil

Votes: 614

6. Calling the Ghosts (1996)

Unrated | 60 min | Documentary, War

Movie about tortured and humiliated women in concentration camps in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Directors: Mandy Jacobson, Karmen Jelincic | Stars: Jadranka Cigelj, Nusreta Sivac

Votes: 54

7. Attack on Darfur (2009)

R | 98 min | Drama, War

American journalists in Sudan are confronted with the dilemma of whether to return home to report on the atrocities they have seen, or to stay behind and help some of the victims they have encountered.

Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Kristanna Loken, David O'Hara, Noah Dalton Danby, Matt Frewer

Votes: 2,365

8. City of Life and Death (2009)

R | 133 min | Drama, History, War

85 Metascore

In 1937, Japan occupied Nanjing, the Chinese capital. There was a battle and subsequent atrocities against the inhabitants, especially those who took refuge in the International Security Zone.

Director: Chuan Lu | Stars: Ye Liu, Wei Fan, Hideo Nakaizumi, Yuanyuan Gao

Votes: 9,732 | Gross: $0.12M

9. My Mother's Courage (1995)

89 min | Drama, War

The deportation of 4000 Jews from Budapest to Auschwitz in July 1944, as told by George Tabori, and how the narrator's mother escaped it, owing to coincidence, courage and some help from ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Verhoeven | Stars: Pauline Collins, George Tabori, Ulrich Tukur, Natalie Morse

Votes: 165

10. Auction of Souls (1919)

80 min | Drama, History, Romance

Aurora Mardiganian, a young and beautiful Armenian girl, lives with her parents in the Turkish city of Havpoul. Her father, a prosperous merchant, was preparing to send her to the West to ... See full summary »

Director: Oscar Apfel | Stars: Aurora Mardiganian, Irving Cummings, Anna Q. Nilsson, Henry Morgenthau

Votes: 934

11. Soldier Blue (1970)

R | 112 min | Western

After a cavalry patrol is ambushed by the Cheyenne, the two survivors, a soldier and a woman, must reach the safety of the nearest fort.

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Candice Bergen, Peter Strauss, Donald Pleasence, John Anderson

Votes: 4,546

12. Two Women (1960)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, War

In the Italy of WWII, a widow and her lonely daughter seek for distance between them and the horrors of war.

Director: Vittorio De Sica | Stars: Sophia Loren, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Raf Vallone, Eleonora Brown

Votes: 8,249

13. Town Without Pity (1961)

Approved | 105 min | Crime, Drama

Four American soldiers stationed near a German village face death in the rape of a local girl, and are defended by outside counsel Major Steve Garrett.

Director: Gottfried Reinhardt | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Barbara Rütting, Christine Kaufmann, E.G. Marshall

Votes: 1,455

14. As If I Am Not There (2010)

109 min | Drama

A harsh dose of cinematic realism about a harsh time-the Bosnian War of the 1990s-Juanita Wilson's drama is taken from true stories revealed during the International Criminal Tribunal in ... See full summary »

Director: Juanita Wilson | Stars: Natasha Petrovic, Fedja Stukan, Jelena Jovanova, Sanja Buric

Votes: 1,011

15. The Abandoned (2010)

88 min | Crime, Drama

The story of a boy from a home for abandoned children who tries to find out the truth about his origins.

Director: Adis Bakrac | Stars: Tony Grga, Mirsad Tuka, Mira Furlan, Mirela Lambic

Votes: 256 | Gross: $12.44M

16. The Devil Came on Horseback (2007)

85 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

A documentary that exposes the genocide raging in Darfur, Sudan as seen through the eyes of a former U.S. marine who returns home to make the story public.

Directors: Ricki Stern, Anne Sundberg | Stars: Nicholas Kristof, Brian Steidle

Votes: 1,497 | Gross: $0.13M

18. Esma's Secret - Grbavica (2006)

107 min | Drama

71 Metascore

A woman and her daughter struggle to make their way through the aftermath of the Bosnian War.

Director: Jasmila Zbanic | Stars: Mirjana Karanovic, Luna Zimic Mijovic, Leon Lucev, Kenan Catic

Votes: 5,608 | Gross: $0.04M

19. Fighting the Silence (2007)

53 min | Documentary

The Democratic Republic of the Congo's seven year war was the deadliest ever recorded in Africa. More than 80.000 women and girls were raped. When the country is formally at peace the consequences of the brutality become truly visible.

Directors: Femke van Velzen, Ilse van Velzen

Votes: 9

20. The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo (2007)

76 min | Documentary, War

Jackson travels to remote villages in the war zones of the Congo to meet rape survivors, providing a piercing, intimate look into the struggle of their lives.

Director: Lisa F. Jackson

Votes: 158

21. In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011)

R | 127 min | Drama, Romance, War

56 Metascore

During the Bosnian War, Danijel, a soldier fighting for the Serbs, re-encounters Ajla, a Bosnian who's now a captive in his camp he oversees. Their once promising connection has become ambiguous as their motives have changed.

Director: Angelina Jolie | Stars: Zana Marjanovic, Goran Kostic, Rade Serbedzija, Vanessa Glodjo

Votes: 32,872 | Gross: $0.30M

22. Intended Consequences (2008)

Short, War

In 1994, in the East African nation of Rwanda, one million ethnic Tutsi people were slaughtered, in a genocide committed by their Hutu countrymen. But the scars left by these murderous ... See full summary »

23. Keepers of Memory (2004)

54 min | Documentary

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Director: Eric Kabera

Votes: 8

25. Weapon of War: Confessions of rape in Congo (2009)

60 min | Documentary

Wherever war breaks out, men with guns rape. During the decades of conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo possibly hundreds of thousands of women and girls were brutally raped. In ... See full summary »

Directors: Femke van Velzen, Ilse van Velzen

Votes: 10

27. 60 Minutes (1968– )
Episode: The King of Sushi/War Against Women/The Face Behind Facebook (2008)

TV-PG | Documentary, News

"The King of Sushi" examines the fishing for and consumption of rare Bluefin tuna. "War Against Women" investigates how the civil war in the Congo has begun to target women. "The Face ... See full summary »

Stars: Scott Pelley, Bob Simon, Ted Bestor, Tsunenori Ida

29. Worse Than War (2009 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 114 min | Documentary

An exploration of the nature of genocide, ethnic cleansing and large-scale mass murder in our time.

Director: Mike DeWitt | Star: Daniel J. Goldhagen

Votes: 79

30. For Those Who Can Tell No Tales (2013)

82 min | Drama

An Australian tourist discovers the silent legacy of wartime atrocities when she arrives in a seemingly idyllic little town on the border of Bosnia and Serbia.

Director: Jasmila Zbanic | Stars: Kym Vercoe, Boris Isakovic, Simon McBurney, Branko Cvejic

Votes: 231

31. L'homme qui répare les femmes: la colère d'Hippocrate (2015)

Not Rated | 112 min | Documentary, Biography, News

Winner of the Sakharov Prize 2014, Doctor Mukwege is internationally known as the man who mends thousands of women who have been raped during the 20 years of conflicts in the East of the ... See full summary »

Director: Thierry Michel | Stars: Martin Spinhayer, Denis Mukwege Mukengere, Hillary Clinton

Votes: 98

32. The Uncondemned (2015)

Not Rated | 81 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

In 1997, a group of lawyers and activists prosecuted rape as a crime against humanity. This is the story of their fight for the first conviction.

Directors: Nick Louvel, Michele Mitchell | Stars: Pierre-Richard Prosper, Sara Darehshori, Thierry Cruvellier, Mukasarasi Godelieve

Votes: 19 | Gross: $0.01M

33. The Flowers of War (2011)

R | 146 min | Drama, History, Romance

46 Metascore

An American finds refuge during the 1937 Japanese invasion of Nanking in a church with a group of women. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.

Director: Yimou Zhang | Stars: Christian Bale, Ni Ni, Xinyi Zhang, Tianyuan Huang

Votes: 46,264 | Gross: $0.01M

34. The Whistleblower (2010)

R | 112 min | Action, Biography, Crime

59 Metascore

A drama based on the experiences of Kathryn Bolkovac, a Nebraska cop who served as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia and outed the U.N. for covering up a sex trafficking scandal.

Director: Larysa Kondracki | Stars: Rachel Weisz, Monica Bellucci, Vanessa Redgrave, David Strathairn

Votes: 30,111 | Gross: $1.12M



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