The Serviceby hollowcommander | created - 30 Jan 2013 | updated - 16 Jan 2017 | Public
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2. Brass Target (1978)
PG | 111 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
In 1945, General Patton sends Germany's confiscated gold reserves to Frankfurt, but the Army train is robbed by plotters who also hire a Swiss hitman to kill the General.
Votes: 1,028 | Gross: $5.01M
3. The Domino Principle (1977)
R | 100 min | Drama, Thriller
A Vietnam War veteran, imprisoned for murder, is offered his freedom if he accepts to undertake a contract killing for a shady organization.
5. Europa (1991)
R | 112 min | Drama, Thriller
Just after W.W.II, an American takes a railway job in Germany, but finds his position politically sensitive with various people trying to use him.
Votes: 18,541 | Gross: $1.01M
6. The African Queen (1951)
PG | 105 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
In WWI Africa, a gin-swilling riverboat captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.
Votes: 67,454 | Gross: $0.54M
7. Battleship Potemkin (1925)
Not Rated | 66 min | Drama, History, Thriller
In the midst of the Russian Revolution of 1905, the crew of the battleship Potemkin mutiny against the brutal, tyrannical regime of the vessel's officers. The resulting street demonstration in Odessa brings on a police massacre.
Votes: 49,000 | Gross: $0.05M
8. Stalag 17 (1953)
Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, War
When two escaping American World War II prisoners are killed, the German P.O.W. camp barracks black marketeer, J.J. Sefton, is suspected of being an informer.
9. The Officer's Ward (2001)
135 min | Drama, Romance, War
The first days of WWI. Adrien, a young and handsome lieutenant, is wounded by a piece of shrapnel. He will spend the entire wartime at the Val-de-Grâce Hospital, in Paris. Five long years, ... See full summary »
11. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
PG | 161 min | Adventure, Drama, War
After settling his differences with a Japanese P.O.W. camp commander, a British Colonel co-operates to oversee his men's construction of a railway bridge for their captors, while oblivious to a plan by the Allies to destroy it.
Votes: 189,307 | Gross: $44.91M
13. Come and See (1985)
Not Rated | 142 min | Drama, War
After finding an old rifle, a young boy joins the Soviet resistance movement against ruthless German forces and experiences the horrors of World War II.
17. Special Forces (2003 Video)
R | 93 min | Action, Thriller, War
In a former Soviet Republic, the President is oppressing the people and with help from a former Bosnian General who's a sadist, he is extremely hated. An American reporter goes there to ... See full summary »
18. Play Dirty (1969)
R | 118 min | Adventure, Drama, War
During World War II in North Africa, a group of British commandos disguised in Italian soldiers must travel behind enemy lines and destroy a vital Nazi oil depot.
19. Who'll Stop the Rain (1978)
R | 126 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Vietnam veteran Ray Hicks gets conned into helping his buddy John Converse smuggle some heroin, only to wind up on the lam with John's wife when the deal goes sour.
20. Inescapable (2012)
R | 93 min | Action, Drama, Mystery
Years after he left Damascus under suspicious circumstances, Adib Abdel Kareem must confront what he left behind when his daughter goes missing.
Votes: 2,432 | Gross: $0.00M
21. Utopia (I) (2013–2014)
TV-MA | 50 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
After a group of people, who meet online, discover a bizarre graphic novel which seems to hold mysterious answers, they find themselves being tracked down by a merciless organization known merely as 'The Network'.
22. The Crying Game (1992)
R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A British soldier kidnapped by IRA terrorists soon befriends one of his captors, who then becomes drawn into the soldier's world.
Votes: 48,033 | Gross: $62.55M
23. Jacob's Ladder (I) (1990)
R | 113 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Mourning his dead child, a haunted Vietnam War veteran attempts to uncover his past while suffering from a severe case of dissociation. To do so, he must decipher reality and life from his own dreams, delusions, and perceptions of death.
Votes: 92,297 | Gross: $26.12M
24. Johnny Got His Gun (1971)
R | 111 min | Drama, War
In this tragic, dark, anti-war satire, a patriotic young American in WW1 is rendered blind, deaf, limbless, and mute by a horrific artillery shell attack. Trapped in what's left of his body, he desperately looks for a way to end his life.
25. Paths of Glory (1957)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, War
After refusing to attack an enemy position, a general accuses the soldiers of cowardice and their commanding officer must defend them.
28. Defense of the Realm (1985)
PG | 96 min | Thriller
After a newspaper reporter helps expose a Member of Parliament as a possible spy, he finds that there's much more to the story than that.
Votes: 1,844 | Gross: $0.75M
29. A Very British Coup (1988– )
Not Rated | 148 min | Drama
Harry Perkins, steel worker and trade unionist from Sheffield, becomes Prime Minister of the UK by a landslide, partly because of corruption and public disillusionment with the Conservative... See full summary »
30. When Eight Bells Toll (1971)
GP | 94 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
In a vein similar to the James Bond movies, British Agent Philip Calvert (Sir Anthony Hopkins) is on a mission to determine the whereabouts of a ship that disappeared near the coast of Scotland.
31. Hidden Agenda (1990)
R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller
When an American human rights lawyer is assassinated in Belfast, it remains for the man's girlfriend, as well as a tough, no nonsense, police detective to find the truth... which they soon ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,264 | Gross: $1.03M
32. The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956)
PG | 120 min | Drama, Thriller
An American physician and his wife take matters into their own hands after assassins planning to execute a foreign Prime Minister kidnap their son.
Votes: 52,924 | Gross: $10.25M
33. Most Wanted (1997)
R | 99 min | Action, Thriller
A Marine on death row is recruited by a shadowy U.S. military officer as part of a top-secret ops team, then gets framed for murder when the team and its officer set him up as the fall guy for the assassination of the First Lady.
Votes: 5,408 | Gross: $6.32M
35. Silent Trigger (1996)
R | 93 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Waxman is a former Special Forces soldier who is now working as a heavily armed assassin for a top secret government agency. When a covert mission goes terribly wrong, Waxman and fellow assassin Clegg become that agency's prime targets.
36. Harry Brown (2009)
R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama
An elderly ex-serviceman and widower looks to avenge his best friend's murder by doling out his own form of justice.
Votes: 81,415 | Gross: $1.82M
37. Battleground (2012)
Not Rated | 85 min | Action, Horror, Thriller
A bank robbery goes awry and the robbers hold up within a forest, but there is another that dwells here, an ex Vietnam vet. Soon, a battle of survival erupts as the thieves' now have to fight for their very existence.
38. Mercenary for Justice (2006 Video)
R | 91 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A mercenary gets involved in a mission that threatens the lives of his kin. In order to succeed, he must break into one of the most wellguarded prisons in Eastern Europe and free the son of the most notorious drug lord in the world today.
39. True Justice (2010–2012)
60 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Elijah Kane, an ex-special forces operative and martial arts expert, is part of an undercover police team that carry out an often brutal style of law enforcement on the streets, similar to what Casey Ryback does on a boat.
40. Maximum Conviction (2012)
R | 98 min | Action, Thriller
When former black ops operative Cross (Seagal) and his partner Manning (Austin) are assigned to decommission an old prison, they must oversee the arrival of two mysterious female prisoners.... See full summary »
41. Belly of the Beast (2003 Video)
R | 91 min | Action
An ex-CIA agent's quest to find his kidnapped daughter leads him on a trail of political intrigue, corruption, danger and betrayal; he will stop at nothing to save her.
43. A Dangerous Man (2009 Video)
Not Rated | 94 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A man is, after 14 years in special ops and 6 years wrongfully imprisoned, in the middle of a Chinese triad/corrupt police shootout saving a Russian gangster's son and liberating a Chinese girl and a bag of money. The girl asks for help.
44. Game of Death (2011)
R | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Secret Ops agent Marcus is sent to Detroit to take out an arms dealer and the head of the hedge fund that is financing him. His CIA backup has other plans and turns on him and it's a fight to survive in a hospital.
45. Unstoppable (2004)
R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Dean has PTSD after a wet-job gone bad in Bosnia. Waiting for his police girlfriend at a diner, some bad guys inject him with a hallucinogen. It sends him back to traumatic experiences in Bosnia and he reacts violently.
46. Fay Grim (2006)
R | 118 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller
A ten-years-later continuation of Hal Hartley's "Henry Fool", where Fay Grim (Posey) is coerced by a CIA agent (Goldblum) to try and locate notebooks that belonged to her fugitive ex-husband (Ryan). Published in them is information that could compromises the security of the U.S., causing Fay to first head to Paris to fetch them ...
Votes: 3,972 | Gross: $0.13M
47. Abduction (I) (2011)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Mystery, Thriller
A thriller centered on a young man who sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website.
Votes: 73,339 | Gross: $28.09M
48. The 39 Steps (1935)
Not Rated | 86 min | Film-Noir, Mystery, Thriller
A man in London tries to help a counter-espionage Agent. But when the Agent is killed, and the man stands accused, he must go on the run to save himself and stop a spy ring which is trying to steal top secret information.
49. The 39 Steps (1959)
Approved | 93 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama