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1. Glory (1989)

R | 122 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.8
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78 Metascore

Robert Gould Shaw leads the U.S. Civil War's first all-black volunteer company, fighting prejudices from both his own Union Army, and the Confederates.

Director: Edward Zwick | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 115,489 | Gross: $26.83M

2. Casualties of War (1989)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, War

7.1
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75 Metascore

During the Vietnam War, a soldier finds himself the outsider of his own squad when they unnecessarily kidnap a female villager.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Sean Penn, Don Harvey, John C. Reilly

Votes: 39,078 | Gross: $18.67M

3. The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)

R | 120 min | Drama

7.8
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A World War II widow seeks to adjust to life in postwar Germany.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Klaus Löwitsch, Ivan Desny, Gisela Uhlen

Votes: 11,326

4. Carolina Skeletons (1991 TV Movie)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama

6.1
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After a long time in the Army, an African-American soldier returns to his hometown, where, years ago, his brother was executed for the rape and murder of two white girls. The commando ... See full summary »

Director: John Erman | Stars: Louis Gossett Jr., Bruce Dern, Melissa Leo, Paul Roebling

Votes: 322

5. Lost Boundaries (1949)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

7.1
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This story is a true account of the lives of Scott and Marsha Carter. Having graduated from medical school, Scott Carter, a fair-skinned African American, marries Marsha Mitchell and moves ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred L. Werker | Stars: Beatrice Pearson, Mel Ferrer, Susan Douglas Rubes, Robert A. Dunn

Votes: 354

6. The Affair (1995 TV Movie)

R | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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A love story, set amongst the beginnings of the integration of Negro soldiers from America to England during World War II. A tragic tale of war, love, desire and injustice.

Director: Paul Seed | Stars: Courtney B. Vance, Kerry Fox, Leland Gantt, Ned Beatty

Votes: 372

7. Home of the Brave (1949)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, War

6.9
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During WW2, a reconnaissance platoon is sent to map out a Japanese-held island but racial tensions arise between the white soldiers and the only black member of the group.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Jeff Corey, James Edwards, Lloyd Bridges, Douglas Dick

Votes: 514

8. The Bamboo Prison (1954)

Approved | 79 min | Drama, War

6.1
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Corporal Brady (Brian Keith) an American soldier captured during the Korean War, is taken to a POW camp. There he meets Sergeant Rand (Robert Francis) a prisoner who is cooperating with the... See full summary »

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Robert Francis, Dianne Foster, Brian Keith, Jerome Courtland

Votes: 161

9. A Place in Hell (1969)

107 min | War

5.5
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After the U.S. defeat in the Philippines, Madison leads a rag-tag group of U.S. soldiers against the Japanese occupiers. In this WW II drama, the Japanese set an island trap for the American troops.

Director: Giuseppe Vari | Stars: Guy Madison, Maurice Poli, Hélène Chanel, Sandro Pizzochero

Votes: 82

10. Sir! No Sir! (2005)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, War

7.7
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74 Metascore

This feature-length documentary focuses on the efforts by troops in the U.S. military during the Vietnam War to oppose the war effort by peaceful demonstration and subversion. It speaks ... See full summary »

Director: David Zeiger | Stars: Michael Alaimo, Edward Asner, Joe Bangert, Tom Bernard

Votes: 627 | Gross: $0.11M

11. Liberators: Fighting on Two Fronts in World War II (1992 TV Movie)

90 min | Documentary, War

4.7
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An account of Black American soldiers in World War II who combated racism in the segregated military and on the home front. In April 1945, some Black American soldiers were among the first ... See full summary »

Directors: William Miles, Nina Rosenblum | Stars: Denzel Washington, Louis Gossett Jr., Leon Bass, Benjamin Bender

Votes: 54

12. Péché véniel... péché mortel... (1995)

75 min | Drama, Romance

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Director: Pomme Meffre | Stars: Nini Crépon, Edmonde Benoist, Isabelle Sadoyan, Philippe Adrien

13. Our Colored Fighters (1918)

Documentary, Short

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This World War I documentary showcases the 15th New York Infantry Regiment of the US Army, known as the "Harlem Hellfighters", which was an all-black unit. The Regiment was being deployed ... See full summary »

14. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Frederick Douglass (1996)

Documentary, Biography

8.1
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The life, times, and accomplishments of American abolitionist leader Frederick Douglass.

Director: Craig Haffner | Stars: Thomas Battle, David W. Blight, Peter Graves, William Gwaltney

Votes: 53

15. The Loner (1965–1966)
Episode: The Homecoming of Lemuel Stove (1965)

30 min | Western

9.0
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While traveling, William Colton meets an ex-Union soldier who fought in the war for three years. Before that, he had been a slave. His father had traveled out west to find a better life for... See full summary »

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Brock Peters, Russ Conway, Don Keefer

Votes: 8



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