Top Military & War Dramas movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent The Hurt Locker on DVD The Hurt Locker
Synopsis
Kathryn Bigelow directs this gripping drama that follows a U.S. Army explosive ordnance disposal team operating in Iraq. Amid the dangers of their work, the squad also contends with the pressures that arise from living in constant peril.
Cast
Cast
Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Guy Pearce, Ralph Fiennes, David Morse, Evangeline Lilly, Christian Camargo, Justin Campbell, Malcolm Barrett
Director
Director
Kathryn Bigelow
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Action Thrillers, Suspense
Rent Valkyrie on DVD Valkyrie
Synopsis
Wounded in Africa during World War II, a disillusioned Nazi colonel returns to his native Germany and joins the Resistance in a daring plan to create a shadow government and assassinate Adolf Hitler.
Cast
Cast
Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Carice van Houten, Thomas Kretschmann, Terence Stamp, Eddie Izzard, Kevin McNally, Christian Berkel
Director
Director
Bryan Singer
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Espionage Thrillers, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Suspense, Period Pieces
Rent Charlie Wilson's War on DVD Charlie Wilson's War
Synopsis
Texas congressman Charlie Wilson sets a series of earth-shaking events in motion when he conspires with a CIA operative (Philip Seymour Hoffman, in an Oscar-nominated role) to aid Afghan mujahideen rebels in their fight against the Soviet Red Army.
Cast
Cast
Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams, Ned Beatty, Emily Blunt, Om Puri, Ken Stott, John Slattery, Denis O'Hare
Director
Director
Mike Nichols
Genres
Genres
Drama, Political Dramas, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, 20th Century Period Pieces
Rent Hotel Rwanda on DVD Hotel Rwanda
Synopsis
Amid the holocaust of internecine tribal fighting in Rwanda that sees the savage butchering of hundreds of thousands of men, women and children, one ordinary hotel manager musters the courage to save more than 1,000 helpless refugees.
Cast
Cast
Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Joaquin Phoenix, Nick Nolte, Desmond Dube, David O'Hara, Cara Seymour, Fana Mokoena, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Tony Kgoroge, Mosa Kaiser, Mathabo Pieterson, Ofentse Modiselle
Director
Director
Terry George
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Political Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Inspirational Stories, United Kingdom
Rent Atonement on DVD Atonement
Synopsis
When 13-year-old Briony discovers a lustful letter and witnesses a sexual encounter between her older sister and a servant's son, her confusion prompts her to finger the young man for a violent crime. Her half-truth changes their lives forever.
Cast
Cast
Keira Knightley, James McAvoy, Romola Garai, Saoirse Ronan, Vanessa Redgrave, Brenda Blethyn, Juno Temple, Patrick Kennedy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Harriet Walter, Michelle Duncan
Director
Director
Joe Wright
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, 20th Century Period Pieces, United Kingdom, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces, Foreign Regions
Rent Defiance on DVD Defiance
Synopsis
In this action-packed drama based on an extraordinary true story, four brothers fight back against Nazi soldiers and create a hidden community in the woods of Belarus to protect more than 1,000 Jewish refugees during World War II.
Cast
Cast
Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, Alexa Davalos, Allan Corduner, Mark Feuerstein, Tomas Arana, Jodhi May, George MacKay, Kate Fahy, Mark Margolis, Mia Wasikowska
Director
Director
Edward Zwick
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Military & War Action, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent The Guardian on DVD The Guardian
Synopsis
When legendary rescue swimmer Ben Randall is appointed to teach at an elite Coast Guard school, he's compelled to skillfully train and inspire cocky upstart Jake Fischer to excellence, courtesy of some unorthodox coaching methods.
Cast
Cast
Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher, Sela Ward, Shelby Fenner, Neal McDonough, Travis Willingham, Scott Mueller, Brian Geraghty, Clancy Brown, John Heard
Director
Director
Andrew Davis
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Military & War Action
Rent Brothers on DVD Brothers
Synopsis
When traumatized Capt. Sam Cahill returns home from a military mission in Afghanistan after he is presumed dead, he becomes obsessed with the idea that his brother and his wife have developed a physical relationship.
Cast
Cast
Tobey Maguire, Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Sam Shepard, Mare Winningham, Bailee Madison, Taylor Geare, Patrick John Flueger, Clifton Collins Jr., Carey Mulligan
Director
Director
Jim Sheridan
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas
Rent Flags of Our Fathers on DVD Flags of Our Fathers
Synopsis
Based on the book of the same name, this World War II drama reconstructs the events surrounding the six U.S. soldiers who were instantly immortalized when they were photographed raising the American flag atop Iwo Jima's Mount Suribachi.
Cast
Cast
Paul Walker, Ryan Phillippe, Jesse Bradford, Jamie Bell, Adam Beach, Melanie Lynskey, Robert Patrick, Barry Pepper, George Grizzard, John Slattery
Director
Director
Clint Eastwood
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Action, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Lincoln on DVD Lincoln
Synopsis
Director Steven Spielberg takes on the towering legacy of Abraham Lincoln, focusing on his stewardship of the Union during the Civil War years. The biographical saga also reveals the conflicts within Lincoln's cabinet regarding the war and abolition.
Cast
Cast
Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader, Hal Holbrook, Tommy Lee Jones, Jackie Earle Haley, John Hawkes, Jared Harris, Joseph Cross, Tim Blake Nelson, David Oyelowo, Bruce McGill
Director
Director
Steven Spielberg
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Political Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters
Rent Letters from Iwo Jima on DVD Letters from Iwo Jima
Synopsis
As tens of thousands of Allied troops push further inland, the Japanese troops defending Iwo Jima during World War II prepare to meet their fate in this Clint Eastwood-directed Oscar nominee, a companion piece to his hit film Flags of Our Fathers. Ken Watanabe stars as a Japanese general who knows his men are outnumbered and, with no hope of rescue, that most will eventually die in battle -- or end up killing themselves.
Cast
Cast
Ken Watanabe, Shido Nakamura, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Ryô Kase, Yuki Matsuzaki, Hiroshi Watanabe, Takashi Yamaguchi, Nae, Evan Ellingson, Kazunari Ninomiya
Director
Director
Clint Eastwood
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Military & War Action, Foreign Dramas, Japanese Language, Foreign Languages
Rent War Horse on DVD War Horse
Synopsis
Adapted from a novel by Michael Morpurgo, this majestic World War I drama centers on Devon lad Albert and his steadfast horse, Joey, whose faithful bond cannot be shaken -- even when Joey is sold to the cavalry and sent off to France.
Cast
Cast
Emily Watson, David Thewlis, Peter Mullan, Niels Arestrup, Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy Irvine, Benedict Cumberbatch, Toby Kebbell, David Kross, Eddie Marsan, Nicolas Bro, Rainer Bock, Patrick Kennedy, Leonhard Carow, Celine Buckens
Director
Director
Steven Spielberg
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent Cold Mountain on DVD Cold Mountain
Synopsis
This epic tale of love and loss follows a wounded Civil War soldier making a long, treacherous journey home. All the while, his faraway love fights for her own sanity and survival on her deceased father's farm.
Cast
Cast
Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renée Zellweger, Eileen Atkins, Brendan Gleeson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Natalie Portman, Giovanni Ribisi, Donald Sutherland, Ray Winstone, Kathy Baker, James Gammon, Charlie Hunnam, Jack White, Ethan Suplee
Director
Director
Anthony Minghella
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Military & War Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters
Rent In the Valley of Elah on DVD In the Valley of Elah
Synopsis
When an exemplary soldier disappears after returning from Iraq, his concerned father -- a retired sergeant -- works with a gutsy police detective to investigate in this drama based on actual events.
Cast
Cast
Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, Jason Patric, Susan Sarandon, James Franco, Barry Corbin, Josh Brolin, Frances Fisher, Jonathan Tucker, Rick Gonzalez, Wayne Duvall, Kathy Lamkin, Mehcad Brooks
Director
Director
Paul Haggis
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Crime Dramas, Mystery
Rent The Reader on DVD The Reader
Synopsis
In this haunting drama, middle-aged lawyer Michael Berg reflects on the brief but formative sexual relationship he had as a teen with an older woman in 1950s Germany -- and his feelings years later upon learning she was on trial for Nazi war crimes.
Cast
Cast
Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, David Kross, Lena Olin, Bruno Ganz, Matthias Habich, Susanne Lothar, Karoline Herfurth, Alexandra Maria Lara, Volker Bruch, Burghart Klaussner, Hannah Herzsprung, Vijessna Ferkic
Director
Director
Stephen Daldry
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent Flyboys on DVD Flyboys
Synopsis
Farm boy Blaine Rawlings and his fellow soldiers become the world's first fighter pilots when they join the Lafayette Escadrille, a squadron of Americans who are volunteering for the French military at the dawn of World War I.
Cast
Cast
James Franco, Martin Henderson, David Ellison, Jennifer Decker, Jean Reno, Tyler Labine, Abdul Salis, Philip Winchester, Daniel Rigby, Tim Pigott-Smith
Director
Director
Tony Bill
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Military & War Action, Military & War Dramas, Adventures, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Period Pieces
Rent Captain Phillips on DVD Captain Phillips
Synopsis
In this exciting adventure based on true events that made international headlines, Tom Hanks portrays Capt. Richard Phillips, who is taken hostage by Somali pirates after they hijack his cargo ship, and the U.S. Navy's efforts to rescue him.
Cast
Cast
Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi, Barkhad Abdirahman, Faysal Ahmed, Mahat M. Ali, Michael Chernus, Corey Johnson, Max Martini, Chris Mulkey, Yul Vázquez, David Warshofsky, Catherine Keener
Director
Director
Paul Greengrass
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Adventures, Dramas Based on Real Life
Rent The Last Samurai on DVD The Last Samurai
Synopsis
Nathan is an American hired to instruct the Japanese army in the ways of modern warfare. Pressed to destroy the samurai's way of life in the name of modernization, Algren soon learns to respect the samurai and the honorable principles that rule them.
Cast
Cast
Tom Cruise, Billy Connolly, Tony Goldwyn, Timothy Spall, Ken Watanabe, Hiroyuki Sanada, Koyuki, Shun Sugata, Masato Harada, William Atherton
Director
Director
Edward Zwick
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Military & War Action, Military & War Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Adventures, Period Pieces, Blockbusters
Rent Rescue Dawn on DVD Rescue Dawn
Synopsis
Captured by the enemy and held in a Laotian torture camp after his plane is shot down during a bombing mission, fighter pilot Dieter Dengler defies death by organizing one of the most daring escapes of the Vietnam conflict.
Cast
Cast
Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies, Toby Huss, James Oliver, Evan Jones, Zach Grenier, Craig Gellis, Marshall Bell
Director
Director
Werner Herzog
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Military & War Action, Dramas Based on Real Life, Military & War Dramas, Indie Action
Rent Zero Dark Thirty on DVD Zero Dark Thirty
Synopsis
Directed by Kathryn Bigelow, this gripping dramatization -- seen through the eyes of a tenacious CIA operative -- chronicles the decade-long search for Osama bin Laden in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Cast
Cast
Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Ehle, Mark Strong, Kyle Chandler, Édgar Ramírez , James Gandolfini, Chris Pratt, Reda Kateb, Scott Adkins, Taylor Kinney
Director
Director
Kathryn Bigelow
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Military & War Action, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Period Pieces
Rent The Monuments Men on DVD The Monuments Men
Synopsis
In a race against time, a crew of art historians and museum curators unite to recover renowned works of art stolen by Nazis before Hitler destroys them. Written, directed and starring George Clooney.
Cast
Cast
George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, Cate Blanchett
Director
Director
George Clooney
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on the Book, 20th Century Period Pieces
Rent Kingdom of Heaven on DVD Kingdom of Heaven
Synopsis
During the 12th century in the holy city of Jerusalem, a young peasant blacksmith takes up the mantle of knighthood so he can help repel the army of Islamic crusaders that took control of the city in the year 1099.
Cast
Cast
Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Liam Neeson, Jeremy Irons, Edward Norton, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson, Marton Csokas, Michael Sheen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Director
Director
Ridley Scott
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Military & War Action, Military & War Dramas, Adventures, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Epics, Period Pieces
Rent Elizabeth: The Golden Age on DVD Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Synopsis
Cate Blanchett reprises her role as the Virgin Queen in this lushly costumed but historically muddy sequel to 1998's Elizabeth which focuses on the queen's tempestuous relationship with the adventurer Sir Walter Raleigh.
Cast
Cast
Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Clive Owen, Rhys Ifans, Jordi Mollà, Abbie Cornish, Samantha Morton, Tom Hollander, Antony Carrick, David Threlfall
Director
Director
Shekhar Kapur
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Romantic Dramas, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, United Kingdom
Rent Dear John on DVD Dear John
Synopsis
A U.S. soldier falls for a Southern college student, but their love is put on hold when terrorist attacks prompt him to reenlist. Now, handwritten letters hold the lovers together in this modern romance based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks.
Cast
Cast
Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried, Richard Jenkins, Henry Thomas, D.J. Cotrona, Cullen Moss, Gavin McCulley, Jose Lucena Jr., Keith Robinson, Scott Porter, Leslea Fisher
Director
Director
Lasse Hallström
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent The Boy in the Striped Pajamas on DVD The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Synopsis
When his family moves to Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence, where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a Jewish prisoner, Bruno embarks on a dangerous journey.
Cast
Cast
Vera Farmiga, David Thewlis, Rupert Friend, David Heyman, Asa Butterfield, Jack Scanlon, Amber Beattie, Sheila Hancock, Richard Johnson, Jim Norton
Director
Director
Mark Herman
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Tearjerkers, United Kingdom, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent Taking Chance on DVD Taking Chance
Synopsis
Based on an article by Marine Lt. Col. Michael Strobl, this HBO original film tells the story of Strobl's emotional experience traveling across America as a volunteer escort officer for the body of fallen 19-year-old Marine Chance Phelps. Along the 2004 journey to Phelps' hometown in Wyoming, Strobl (portrayed by Golden Globe winner Kevin Bacon) witnesses -- and is moved by -- acts of respect by everyday American.
Cast
Cast
Kevin Bacon, Tom Aldredge, Nicholas Art, Blanche Baker, Guy Boyd, Dominic Colon, Liza Colon-Zayas, Mike Colter
Director
Director
Ross Katz
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life
Rent Schindler's List on DVD Schindler's List
Synopsis
Liam Neeson stars as Oskar Schindler, a greedy German factory owner made rich by exploiting cheap Jewish labor. But as World War II unfolds, he becomes an unlikely humanitarian, spending his entire fortune to help save 1,100 Jews from Auschwitz.
Cast
Cast
Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, Caroline Goodall, Jonathan Sagall, Embeth Davidtz, Malgoscha Gebel, Shmulik Levy, Mark Ivanir, Beatrice Macola, Friedrich von Thun, Andrzej Seweryn
Director
Director
Steven Spielberg
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Biographies, 20th Century Period Pieces, Inspirational Stories, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters
Rent The Imitation Game on DVD The Imitation Game
Synopsis
Chronicling mathematical wizard Alan Turing's key role in Britain's successful effort to crack Germany's Enigma code during World War II, this historical biopic also recounts how his groundbreaking work helped launch the computer age.
Cast
Cast
Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech , Matthew Beard, Charles Dance, Mark Strong, James Northcote, Tom Goodman-Hill
Director
Director
Morten Tyldum
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Military & War Dramas
Rent Jarhead on DVD Jarhead
Synopsis
Based on Marine Anthony Swofford's biting memoir about his stint as a sniper in Operation Desert Storm, this film focuses on the long, lonely days spent at war, and the cynicism and caustic humor soldiers employ to deal with unimaginable conditions.
Cast
Cast
Jake Gyllenhaal, Scott MacDonald, Peter Sarsgaard, Jamie Foxx, Ming Lo, Lucas Black, Kevin Foster, Brian Geraghty, Damion Poitier, Chris Cooper, Dennis Haysbert, Jacob Vargas, Laz Alonso
Director
Director
Sam Mendes
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent The Book Thief on DVD The Book Thief
Synopsis
Young Liesel steals books to teach herself to read, giving her refuge from the horrors of Nazi Germany and her cold foster parents. When not reading, she forms a bond with the Jewish man her adoptive family is hiding in their home.
Cast
Cast
Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Sophie Nélisse, Ben Schnetzer, Nico Liersch, Barbara Auer, Levin Liam, Rainer Bock, Carina N. Wiese, Roger Allam
Director
Director
Brian Percival
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Tearjerkers, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Black Book on DVD Black Book
Synopsis
Rachel Stein is a beautiful Jewish woman who averts Nazi capture, then assumes a new Aryan identity and joins the Dutch resistance movement. A local leader persuades her to seduce a Nazi commander and take down the enemy from within.
Cast
Cast
Carice van Houten, Sebastian Koch, Thom Hoffman, Halina Reijn, Waldemar Kobus, Derek de Lint, Christian Berkel, Dolf de Vries, Michiel Huisman
Director
Director
Paul Verhoeven
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Military & War Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Foreign Dramas, Period Pieces, Dutch Language, Netherlands
Rent We Were Soldiers on DVD We Were Soldiers
Synopsis
This Vietnam War epic tells the true story of the 1965 Battle of Ia Drang through the eyes of Lt. Col. Hal Moore, who led 450 American soldiers into battle against thousands of well-armed Vietnamese troops.
Cast
Cast
Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe, Greg Kinnear, Sam Elliott, Chris Klein, Keri Russell, Barry Pepper, Duong Don, Ryan Hurst, Robert Bagnell
Director
Director
Randall Wallace
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Military & War Action, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Blockbusters
Rent The Great Raid on DVD The Great Raid
Synopsis
In World War II, a battalion goes on a daring rescue mission to liberate the Americans and Filipinos who've been captured by the Japanese and thrown into brutal POW camps in the city of Cabanatuan.
Cast
Cast
Benjamin Bratt, James Franco, Connie Nielsen, Marton Csokas, Joseph Fiennes, Motoki Kobayashi, Robert Mammone, Natalie Mendoza, Cesar Montano, James Carpinello, Mark Consuelos, Sam Worthington, Craig McLachlan, Max Martini, Clayne Clawford
Director
Director
John Dahl
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Military & War Action, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent Enemy at the Gates on DVD Enemy at the Gates
Synopsis
Set during the infamous World War II siege of Stalingrad, this suspenseful drama follows a battle of wits and wills between renowned Russian sharpshooter Vassili Zaitsev and top German sniper Maj. König.
Cast
Cast
Jude Law, Ed Harris, Rachel Weisz, Joseph Fiennes, Bob Hoskins, Ron Perlman, Eva Mattes, Gabriel Thomson, Matthias Habich, Sophie Rois
Director
Director
Jean-Jacques Annaud
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Military & War Action, Suspense, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent American Sniper on DVD American Sniper
Synopsis
Based on his memoir of the same name, this military biopic centers on legendary sniper Chris Kyle, who amassed a record number of kills on the battlefield during his 10-year career as a Navy SEAL.
Cast
Cast
Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes, Jake McDorman, Kevin Lacz, Cory Hardrict, Navid Negahban
Director
Director
Clint Eastwood
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Action, Action Thrillers, Biographies, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life
Rent High Crimes on DVD High Crimes
Synopsis
San Francisco attorney Claire Kubik (Ashley Judd) teams up with a former military attorney (Morgan Freeman) to defend her husband, Tom (James Caviezel), in court when the military declares Tom a deserter, charging him with participating in a mass killing in El Salvador. But even if Claire can clear Tom's name, she begins to question whether she <i>wants</i> to ... particularly when she uncovers some disturbing, top-secret details about the crime.
Cast
Cast
Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman, Jim Caviezel, Bruce Davison, Amanda Peet, Adam Scott, Jude Ciccolella, Michael Gaston
Director
Director
Carl Franklin
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Courtroom Dramas, Mystery, Military & War Dramas
Rent Life Is Beautiful on DVD Life Is Beautiful
Synopsis
A Jewish Italian waiter named Guido is sent to a Nazi concentration camp, along with his wife and their young son. Refusing to give up hope, Guido tries to protect his son's innocence by pretending that their imprisonment is an elaborate game.
Cast
Cast
Roberto Benigni, Nicoletta Braschi, Giorgio Cantarini, Giustino Durano, Sergio Bini Bustric, Marisa Paredes, Horst Buchholz, Lidia Alfonsi, Giuliana Lojodice, Amerigo Fontani
Director
Director
Roberto Benigni
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Tearjerkers, Foreign Dramas, Italian Language, Italy, Period Pieces
Rent Saving Private Ryan on DVD Saving Private Ryan
Synopsis
As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger Capt. John Miller and seven of his men are ordered to penetrate German-held territory and bring the man home.
Cast
Cast
Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Barry Pepper, Adam Goldberg, Vin Diesel, Giovanni Ribisi, Jeremy Davies, Matt Damon, Ted Danson, Paul Giamatti, Dennis Farina
Director
Director
Steven Spielberg
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Military & War Action, Blockbusters
Rent Fury on DVD Fury
Synopsis
During the waning days of World War II in Europe, U.S. Army Sgt. Wardaddy leads his tank crew against overwhelming German forces. As both sides prepare for a last bloody battle, Wardaddy embarks on a mission behind enemy lines.
Cast
Cast
Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Jon Bernthal, Scott Eastwood, Jim Parrack
Director
Director
David Ayer
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Military & War Action, Military & War Dramas
Rent Mongol on DVD Mongol
Synopsis
In 12th-century Asia, an orphaned slave named Temudjin escapes the clutches of his captors and begins a journey that will lead him to become one of the greatest conquerors the world has ever known: Genghis Khan.
Cast
Cast
Tadanobu Asano, Honglei Sun, Khulan Chuluun, Aliya, Ba Sen, Amadu Mamadakov, He Qi, Ben Hon Sun, Ji Ri Mu Tu, You Er, Huntun Batu, Deng Ba Te Er
Director
Director
Sergei Bodrov
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Biographies, Military & War Action, Military & War Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Epics, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Dramas, Russia
Rent Red Tails on DVD Red Tails
Synopsis
The 332nd Fighter Group -- an all-black World War II unit made up of the best U.S. escort pilots and known as the Red Tails -- fights racism at home while fighting the Nazis abroad in this drama based on the true story of the Tuskegee Airmen.
Cast
Cast
Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr., Nate Parker, David Oyelowo, Tristan Wilds, Ne-Yo, Elijah Kelley, Marcus T. Paulk, Bryan Cranston, Lee Tergesen, Method Man, Andre Royo
Director
Director
Anthony Hemingway
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, African-American Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces
Rent Lone Survivor on DVD Lone Survivor
Synopsis
Mark Wahlberg stars as Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell in this action-drama based on an ill-fated real-life mission to bring down a Taliban boss. The stakes get even higher when Luttrell and his unit are ambushed in the Hindu Kush region of Afghanistan.
Cast
Cast
Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, Eric Bana, Ali Suliman, Alexander Ludwig, Yousuf Azami, Sammy Sheik, Dan Bilzerian
Director
Director
Peter Berg
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Military & War Action, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life
Rent Annapolis on DVD Annapolis
Synopsis
To prove himself in the cutthroat world of the U.S. Naval Academy, a struggling freshman trained in the school of hard knocks enters a fiercely competitive boxing contest -- but does he have what it takes to make it?
Cast
Cast
James Franco, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Jim Parrack, Donnie Wahlberg, Brian Goodman, Billy Finnigan, Katie Hein, Jimmy Lin, Charles Napier, Vicellous Reon Shannon, Roger Fan, McCaleb Burnett, Wilmer Calderon
Director
Director
Justin Lin
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Sports Dramas, Boxing
Rent Charlotte Gray on DVD Charlotte Gray
Synopsis
A Scottish woman searching for her missing pilot boyfriend during World War II must choose between finding her lost love and taking a stand when she meets a local farmer and his son, a leader in the resistance who's harboring two Jewish children.
Cast
Cast
Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Michael Gambon, John Pierce Jones, James Fleet, Abigail Cruttenden, Robert Hands, Hugh Ross, Michael Fitzgerald, Rupert Penry-Jones
Director
Director
Gillian Armstrong
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, 20th Century Period Pieces, Political Dramas, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent Band of Brothers on DVD Band of Brothers
Synopsis
Based on Stephen Ambrose's best-seller, this Emmy-nominated miniseries profiles the men of Easy Company, the airborne infantry regiment that parachuted into France on D-Day, fought the Battle of the Bulge and captured Hitler's Eagle's Nest. Drawn from journals and letters -- and punctuated with interviews with veterans -- the drama underscores the extraordinary fear and unflagging bravery that made these soldiers heroes.
Cast
Cast
Damian Lewis, Donnie Wahlberg, Ron Livingston, Matthew Settle, Frank John Hughes, Neal McDonough, Eion Bailey, James Madio, Kirk Acevedo, Richard Speight Jr., Dexter Fletcher, Rick Warden, Scott Grimes, Rick Gomez, Michael Cudlitz, Ross McCall, Shane Taylor, Matthew Leitch, David Schwimmer, Colin Hanks, Jimmy Fallon, Tom Hanks
Director
Director
Phil Alden Robinson, Richard Loncraine, Mikael Salomon, David Nutter, Tom Hanks, David Leland, David Frankel, Tony To
Genres
Genres
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Rent Downfall on DVD Downfall
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This portrayal of Adolf Hitler's final days is based on the memoirs of Traudl Junge, the young secretary who was with him until his death. Holed up in a bunker in Berlin, Hitler spends his last days vacillating between paranoia and defiance.
Cast
Cast
Bruno Ganz, Alexandra Maria Lara, Corinna Harfouch, Ulrich Matthes, Juliane Köhler, Heino Ferch, Christian Berkel, Matthias Habich, Thomas Kretschmann, Michael Mendl, André Hennicke, Ulrich Noethen, Birgit Minichmayr, Rolf Kanies, Justus von Dohnanyi
Director
Director
Oliver Hirschbiegel
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Military & War Dramas, Biographies, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Foreign Dramas, German Language, Germany
Rent Tears of the Sun on DVD Tears of the Sun
Synopsis
Bruce Willis stars as Lt. A.K. Waters, a Navy SEAL sent to the jungles of embattled Africa to rescue a doctor, arriving only to realize he must also save the refugees in the doctor's care -- even if it places his military career in jeopardy.
Cast
Cast
Bruce Willis, Monica Bellucci, Cole Hauser, Eamonn Walker, Johnny Messner, Nick Chinlund, Charles Ingram, Paul Francis, Chad Smith, Tom Skerritt, Malick Bowens, Awaovieyi Agie
Director
Director
Antoine Fuqua
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Synopsis
During World War II, four black American soldiers find themselves trapped in a Tuscan village behind enemy lines. As they attempt to evade German forces and reunite with their comrades, the four experience firsthand the tragedy and triumph of war.
Cast
Cast
Derek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso, Omar Benson Miller, Pierfrancesco Favino, Valentina Cervi, Matteo Sciabordi, John Turturro, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, John Leguizamo, Kerry Washington, D.B. Sweeney, Michael K. Williams, Robert John Burke, Walton Goggins, Malcolm Goodwin, Omari Hardwick, Tory Kittles
Director
Director
Spike Lee
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature
Rent Black Hawk Down on DVD Black Hawk Down
Synopsis
Based on a true story, U.S. Rangers and an elite Delta Force team attempt to kidnap two underlings of a Somali warlord, their Black Hawk helicopters are shot down, and the Americans face intense combat with the militia on the ground.
Cast
Cast
Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, Eric Bana, William Fichtner, Ewen Bremner, Sam Shepard, Gabriel Casseus, Kim Coates, Hugh Dancy, Ron Eldard, Ioan Gruffudd, Tom Guiry, Charlie Hofheimer, Danny Hoch, Jason Isaacs, Zeljko Ivanek, Glenn Morshower, Jeremy Piven
Director
Director
Ridley Scott
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Genres
Action & Adventure, Military & War Action, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, Blockbusters
Rent The Messenger on DVD The Messenger
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An injured soldier is paired with a by-the-book captain to notify families of their loss -- a job that bonds them as they debate differing views on serving America. At odds at first, the two find common ground while facing life's variety of battles.
Cast
Cast
Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson, Samantha Morton, Steve Buscemi, Jena Malone, Eamonn Walker, Yaya DaCosta, Peter Francis James, Lisa Joyce
Director
Director
Oren Moverman
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Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Social Issue Dramas
Rent Saints and Soldiers on DVD Saints and Soldiers
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In a story based on actual events, a small band of Allied soldiers are trapped behind enemy lines with information that could save thousands of American lives. Outgunned and ill-equipped, they battle a frigid wilderness and roving German troops.
Cast
Cast
Corbin Allred, Alexander Niver, Kirby Heyborne, Larry Bagby, Peter Holden, Ethan Vincent, Melinda Renee, Ruby Chase O'Neil, Jeff Birk, Benjamin Gourley, Tane Williams, Randy Beard
Director
Director
Ryan Little
Genres
Genres
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In this twisty thriller, Hardy and Osborne investigate the disappearance of a legendary Army Ranger drill sergeant and the deaths of four of his soldiers on a military training mission during a raging hurricane.
Cast
Cast
John Travolta, Connie Nielsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Tim Daly, Giovanni Ribisi, Brian Van Holt, Taye Diggs, Dash Mihok, Cristián de la Fuente, Roselyn Sanchez, Harry Connick Jr.
Director
Director
John McTiernan
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Genres
Thrillers, Military & War Dramas, Crime Thrillers, Mystery, Crime Dramas
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Synopsis
After a tour in Iraq, decorated hero Sgt. Brandon King (Ryan Phillippe) returns home to his small Texas town and tries to readjust to civilian life. But when he's called up again as part of the military's controversial stop-loss program, he decides to go AWOL. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Channing Tatum play Brandon's war buddies, and Timothy Olyphant is his stern commanding officer in this poignant antiwar drama from director Kimberly Peirce.
Cast
Cast
Ryan Phillippe, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Rob Brown, Channing Tatum, Victor Rasuk, Terry Quay, Matthew Scott Wilcox, Connett Brewer, Timothy Olyphant, Josef Sommer, Linda Emond, Ciarán Hinds, Mamie Gummer, Abbie Cornish, Alex Frost
Director
Director
Kimberly Peirce
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Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Social Issue Dramas
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Synopsis
In this epic drama, gung-ho Marine Joe Enders is assigned to protect a "windtalker," one of several Navajo Indians used to relay messages during World War II because their spoken language was indecipherable to Japanese code breakers.
Cast
Cast
Nicolas Cage, Adam Beach, Peter Stormare, Noah Emmerich, Mark Ruffalo, Brian Van Holt, Martin Henderson, Roger Willie, Frances O'Connor, Christian Slater, Jason Isaacs
Director
Director
John Woo
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Genres
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Rent Pearl Harbor on DVD Pearl Harbor
Synopsis
The friendship between two fighter pilots is put to the test when they become entangled in a love triangle with a beautiful nurse. But the rivalry is put on hold when they find themselves at the center of Japan's devastating attack on Pearl Harbor.
Cast
Cast
Ben Affleck, Josh Hartnett, Kate Beckinsale, William Lee Scott, Greg Zola, Ewen Bremner, Alec Baldwin, Jaime King, Catherine Kellner, Jennifer Garner, Jon Voight, Cuba Gooding Jr., Michael Shannon, Matthew Davis, Mako
Director
Director
Michael Bay
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Military & War Action, Romantic Dramas, Military & War Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Blockbusters
Rent Alexander: Director's Cut on DVD Alexander: Director's Cut
Synopsis
Oliver Stone takes on the saga of Alexander the Great (Colin Farrell), the legendary Macedonian warrior. Although Alexander's leadership was unflinching and his politics cunning, his interior life was quite complicated, and included a strangely twisted relationship with his mother (Angelina Jolie), a complex marriage to Roxanne (Rosario Dawson) and a male lover (Jared Leto). This cut is shorter than the theatrical version.
Cast
Cast
Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer, Anthony Hopkins, Jared Leto, Rosario Dawson, Gary Stretch, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Brian Blessed, Bin Bunluerit
Director
Director
Oliver Stone
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Military & War Action, Military & War Dramas, Biographies, Period Pieces, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces
Rent The Deer Hunter on DVD The Deer Hunter
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In this Oscar-winning epic from director Michael Cimino, a group of working-class friends decides to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos -- not the noble venture they imagined. Before they left, Steven (John Savage) married his pregnant girlfriend -- and Michael (Robert De Niro) and Nick (Christopher Walken) were in love with the same woman (Meryl Streep). But all three are different men upon their return.
Cast
Cast
Robert De Niro, John Cazale, John Savage, Christopher Walken, Meryl Streep, George Dzundza, Chuck Aspegren, Shirley Stoler, Rutanya Alda
Director
Director
Michael Cimino
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Blockbusters
Rent Home of the Brave on DVD Home of the Brave
Synopsis
This potent drama focuses on three American soldiers who encounter tough challenges as they adjust to civilian life after a harrowing tour of duty in Iraq. But their physical and psychological wounds continue to take a toll on them.
Cast
Cast
Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Biel, Brian Presley, 50 Cent, Christina Ricci, Chad Michael Murray, Victoria Rowell, Jeffrey Nordling, Vyto Ruginis, Sam Jones III
Director
Director
Irwin Winkler
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Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas
Rent The Patriot on DVD The Patriot
Synopsis
Widower Benjamin Martin wants nothing more than to live in peace and farm his land, but when a cruel British officer brings the American Revolution to Martin's door and threatens what he cherishes most, the former war hero is forced to take action.
Cast
Cast
Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson, Jason Isaacs, Chris Cooper, Tchéky Karyo, Rene Auberjonois, Tom Wilkinson, Lisa Brenner, Donal Logue, Leon Rippy, Adam Baldwin, Jay Arlen Jones, Joey D. Vieira, Gregory Smith, Mika Boorem
Director
Director
Roland Emmerich
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Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Military & War Action, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Blockbusters
Rent The Way Back on DVD The Way Back
Synopsis
After narrowly escaping from a wretched World War II Siberian labor camp, a small band of multinational soldiers desperately undertakes a harrowing journey to traverse Siberia, the Gobi Desert and the Himalayas on foot.
Cast
Cast
Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Colin Farrell, Saoirse Ronan, Mark Strong, Dragos Bucur, Gustaf Skarsgård, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Alexandru Potocean
Director
Director
Peter Weir
Genres
Genres
Drama, Adventures, Military & War Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Dramas Based on the Book, Dramas Based on Classic Literature
Rent The Counterfeiters on DVD The Counterfeiters
Synopsis
During World War II, Jewish master forger Salomon "Sally" Sorowitsch is shielded from the atrocities of the concentration camps by agreeing to create counterfeit Allied currency for the Nazis. But soon, his conscience begins to gnaw at him.
Cast
Cast
Karl Markovics, August Diehl, Devid Striesow, Veit Stübner, Sebastian Urzendowsky, August Zirner, Martin Brambach, Dolores Chaplin, Werner Daehn, Arndt Schwering-Sohnrey, Marie Bäumer, Lenn Kudrjawizki, Tilo Prückner, Andreas Schmidt
Director
Director
Stefan Ruzowitzky
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on the Book, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Foreign Dramas, German Language, Germany
Rent Empire of the Sun on DVD Empire of the Sun
Synopsis
Steven Spielberg directs a young Christian Bale in a stunning feature-film debut as Jim, a British expatriate who's separated from his parents when the Japanese army invades Shanghai at the outset of World War II. Eventually interned in a civilian prison camp, Jim hooks up with several American prisoners (led by John Malkovich) and becomes the camp mascot. Elsewhere, war tidings grow ominous for the Japanese.
Cast
Cast
Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers, Joe Pantoliano, Leslie Phillips, Masatô Ibu, Ben Stiller, Robert Stephens, Peter Copley, Burt Kwouk, Paul McGann, Ann Queensberry, Sylvia Marriott
Director
Director
Steven Spielberg
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life, 20th Century Period Pieces, Tearjerkers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book
Rent The Pacific on DVD The Pacific
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This companion piece to HBO's hit Band of Brothers follows three World War II Marines -- Eugene Sledge (Joseph Mazzello), Robert Leckie (James Badge Dale) and John Basilone (Jon Seda) -- through harrowing battles in the Pacific theater, including Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Based on memoirs by Sledge and Leckie and produced by Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, the miniseries racked up eight Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe nod.
Cast
Cast
Joseph Mazzello, James Badge Dale, Jon Seda, William Sadler, Ashton Holmes, Jacob Pitts, Matt Craven, Brendan Fletcher, Nathan Corddry, Jon Bernthal, Rami Malek, Isabel Lucas, Joshua Close, Damon Herriman, Joshua Biton
Director
Director
Carl Franklin, Timothy Van Patten
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Military & War Action, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, TV Miniseries, HBO, Period Pieces
Rent Antwone Fisher on DVD Antwone Fisher
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A young sailor, Antwone Fisher (Derek Luke), is ordered to see a Navy psychiatrist (Denzel Washington) who aims to help him get a handle on debilitating anger that causes many shipboard scraps -- and that also led Fisher to a life of crime before he joined the Navy. Via therapy, Antwone seeks out the family that abandoned him as a child and experiences a catharsis that leads him to a career as a Hollywood screenwriter. Based on a true story.
Cast
Cast
Derek Luke, Denzel Washington, Joy Bryant, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Leonard Earl Howze, Kente Scott, Kevin Connolly, Rainoldo Gooding, Novella Nelson, Stephen Snedden, Yolonda Ross, Viola Davis, Earl Billings, Malcolm David Kelley, Cory Hodges
Director
Director
Denzel Washington
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Military & War Dramas, African-American Dramas
Rent Glory on DVD Glory
Synopsis
Loosely based on the letters of Union commander Col. Robert G. Shaw, this Academy Award-winning drama follows the first group of African-Americans to serve in combat during the Civil War -- and shows how they helped turn the tide of the war.
Cast
Cast
Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, Cary Elwes, Jihmi Kennedy, Andre Braugher, John Finn, Donovan Leitch, JD Cullum, Alan North
Director
Director
Edward Zwick
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Military & War Action, Epics, Political Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces
Rent Full Metal Jacket on DVD Full Metal Jacket
Synopsis
Vietnam-era Marine recruits endure the grueling ordeal of basic training and later face the unrelenting Viet Cong during the 1968 Tet Offensive in this grim Stanley Kubrick drama based on a novel by Gustav Hasford.
Cast
Cast
Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin, Vincent D'Onofrio, R. Lee Ermey, Dorian Harewood, Arliss Howard, Kevyn Major Howard, Ed O'Ross, John Terry, Kieron Jecchinis, Kirk Taylor, Tim Colceri, Jon Stafford, Bruce Boa, Ian Tyler
Director
Director
Stanley Kubrick
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Military & War Action, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces, Classic War Stories
Rent The Last Castle on DVD The Last Castle
Synopsis
Sentenced for disobeying orders, war hero General Irwin is sent to a military prison run by a hard-nosed disciplinarian. A battle of wills emerges between the two men as the prisoners and guards are drawn to Irwin's natural leadership abilities.
Cast
Cast
Robert Redford, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo, Steve Burton, Delroy Lindo, Paul Calderon, Sam Ball, Jeremy Childs, George Scott, Addison Pate, Nick Kokich
Director
Director
Rod Lurie
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Military & War Action, Military & War Dramas, Crime Action, Crime Dramas
Rent Behind Enemy Lines on DVD Behind Enemy Lines
Synopsis
While flying a routine reconnaissance mission over Bosnia, fighter pilot Chris Burnett photographs something he wasn't supposed to see and gets shot down behind enemy lines, where he must outrun an army led by a ruthless Serbian general.
Cast
Cast
Owen Wilson, Gene Hackman, Gabriel Macht, Charles Malik Whitfield, David Keith, Olek Krupa, Joaquim de Almeida, Eyal Podell, Elizabeth P. Perry, Vladimir Mashkov
Director
Director
John Moore
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Military & War Action, Military & War Dramas, Action Thrillers
Rent Merry Christmas on DVD Merry Christmas
Synopsis
As French, Scottish and German soldiers prepare to open their presents on Christmas Eve 1914, a momentous event occurs that changes the destinies of four people: an Anglican priest, a French lieutenant, a world-class tenor and his soprano lover.
Cast
Cast
Diane Kruger, Benno Fürmann, Guillaume Canet, Gary Lewis, Dany Boon, Daniel Brühl, Lucas Belvaux, Alex Ferns, Ian Richardson, Steven Robertson, Christopher Fulford, Robin Laing, Bernard Le Coq
Director
Director
Christian Carion
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Drama, Foreign Dramas, Winter Holidays, Military & War Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, France, French Language, Period Pieces
Rent The Last of the Mohicans on DVD The Last of the Mohicans
Synopsis
When rugged frontiersman Hawkeye (Daniel Day-Lewis) saves the Munro sisters -- two newly arrived English settlers -- from a Huron ambush, he ends up in the midst of the battle between the British and the French for control of the American colonies. Director Michael Mann's first-rate production also stars Madeleine Stowe as the Munro sister who wins Hawkeye's heart, and Wes Studi as the Huron warrior who has a score to settle with her father.
Cast
Cast
Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means, Eric Schweig, Jodhi May, Steven Waddington, Wes Studi, Maurice Roëves, Patrice Chéreau, Edward Blatchford, Terry Kinney, Tracey Ellis, Justin M. Rice, Dennis Banks, Pete Postlethwaite, Colm Meaney, Mac Andrews, Malcolm Storry, David Schofield
Director
Director
Michael Mann
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Military & War Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Blockbusters
Rent K-19: The Widowmaker on DVD K-19: The Widowmaker
Synopsis
On board Russia's first nuclear ballistic submarine, Capt. Vostrikov must race against time to prevent a Chernobyl-like explosion that not only threatens the lives of the crew but could also ignite a world war between the superpowers.
Cast
Cast
Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson, Peter Sarsgaard, Sam Spruell, Joss Ackland, Peter Stebbings, Christian Camargo, Sam Redford, John Shrapnel, Donald Sumpter
Director
Director
Kathryn Bigelow
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Military & War Action, Military & War Dramas, Political Thrillers, 20th Century Period Pieces, Suspense, Period Pieces
Rent The Bridge on the River Kwai on DVD The Bridge on the River Kwai
Synopsis
Director David Lean's sweeping epic -- best known for a whistling work theme that became legendary -- is set in a World War II Japanese prison camp, where British prisoners are forced to build a railway bridge as a morale-building exercise.
Cast
Cast
William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins, Sessue Hayakawa, James Donald, Geoffrey Horne, André Morell , Peter Williams, John Boxer, Percy Herbert
Director
Director
David Lean
Genres
Genres
Classics, Classic Dramas, Classic War Stories, Action Classics, Military & War Action, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, Dramas Based on the Book, United Kingdom
Rent The Railway Man on DVD The Railway Man
Synopsis
Decades after his brutal captivity under the Japanese during World War II, Eric Lomax still has nightmares about the ordeal. But when he unexpectedly meets and falls for Patti, a bizarre coincidence brings his past back into focus.
Cast
Cast
Nicole Kidman, Stellan Skarsgård, Colin Firth, Hiroyuki Sanada, Jeremy Irvine, Sam Reid, Marta Dusseldorp
Director
Director
Jonathan Teplitzky
Genres
Genres
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Rent Whiskey Tango Foxtrot on DVD Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Synopsis
Based on reporter Kim Barker's memoirs about her experiences covering the Afghanistan war, this satirical look at a hopelessly confused conflict also chronicles the obstacles encountered by female journalists in a rigidly conservative region.
Cast
Cast
Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Alfred Molina, Billy Bob Thornton, Nicholas Braun, Christopher Abbott, Sheila Vand, Stephen Peacocke, Evan Jonigkeit, Josh Charles
Director
Director
Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
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Genres
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Rent The Alamo on DVD The Alamo
Synopsis
Based on actual events, this period drama tells the story of a small Texas mission where, in 1836, nearly 200 men stood their ground for two weeks as they were attacked by Mexican forces led by President Santa Anna.
Cast
Cast
Dennis Quaid, Billy Bob Thornton, Jason Patric, Patrick Wilson, Emilio Echevarría, Jordi Mollà, Leon Rippy, Tom Davidson, Marc Blucas, Robert Prentiss
Director
Director
John Lee Hancock
Genres
Genres
Action & Adventure, Military & War Action, Military & War Dramas, Pre-20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on Real Life, Period Pieces
Rent Les Misérables on DVD Les Misérables
Synopsis
The lush adaptation of Victor Hugo's novel stars Liam Neeson as Jean Valjean, an ex-convict trying to build a new life of nobility and compassion, only to be pursued by the callous Inspector Javert, who doesn't intend to let Valjean escape his past.
Cast
Cast
Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman, Claire Danes, Hans Matheson, Reine Brynolfsson, Peter Vaughan, Mimi Newman, Kathleen Byron, Toby Jones
Director
Director
Bille August
Genres
Genres
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Rent The Lucky Ones on DVD The Lucky Ones
Synopsis
Three soldiers injured in the Iraq War return to native soil, only to find that their tour of duty has taken its toll on the home front. Hoping to repair their tattered lives, Colee (Rachel McAdams), Cheaver (Tim Robbins) and T.K (Michael Pe&#241;a) set off on an impromptu cross-country road trip. While Colee seeks to repay her dead boyfriend's family, Cheaver dreams of a big win in Las Vegas, and T.K. tries to regain his confidence.
Cast
Cast
Rachel McAdams, Tim Robbins, Michael Peña, Molly Hagan, Mark L. Young, Howard Platt, Arden Myrin, Coburn Goss, John Heard, Jennifer Joan Taylor
Director
Director
Neil Burger
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Indie Dramas
Rent Lust, Caution on DVD Lust, Caution
Synopsis
Set in World War II-era Shanghai, this drama follows the complex machinations of a group of actors and resistance fighters whose most beautiful member, the virginal Chia Chi, is tasked with seducing their most dangerous foe, the traitorous Mr. Yee.
Cast
Cast
Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Wei Tang, Joan Chen, Lee Hom Wang, Chung Hua Tou, Chih-ying Chu, Ying-hsien Kao, Ko Yu-Luen, Johnson Yuen, Kar Lok Chin, Yan Su, Anupam Kher, Saifei He
Director
Director
Ang Lee
Genres
Genres
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Rent Das Boot: Director's Cut on DVD Das Boot: Director's Cut
Synopsis
Nominated for six Oscars, this edge-of-your-seat dramatic triumph follows the trials of a German U-boat crew during World War II. Upon its restored re-release in 1997, an hour was added to the original film, which further augmented its impact. It also played as a six-hour German miniseries. In all its forms, the realistic and gripping battle scenes and palpable human struggle make Das Boot a critical hit.
Cast
Cast
Jürgen Prochnow, Klaus Wennemann, Herbert Gronemeyer, Hubertus Bengsch, Martin Semmelrogge, Bernd Tauber, Erwin Leder, Martin May, Heinz Hoenig, Uwe Ochsenknecht, Claude-Oliver Rudolph, Jan Fedder, Ralf Richter, Joachim Bernhard, Oliver Stritzel
Director
Director
Wolfgang Petersen
Genres
Genres
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Rent Eye in the Sky on DVD Eye in the Sky
Synopsis
Leading an operation to nab a terrorist and her collaborators in Kenya, Col. Katherine Powell ends up in a political and moral quagmire as the mission changes and a drone strike is ordered, putting a young girl at risk of becoming collateral damage.
Cast
Cast
Helen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Barkhad Abdi, Iain Glen, Phoebe Fox, Richard McCabe, Jeremy Northam, Carl Beukes, Kim Engelbrecht
Director
Director
Gavin Hood
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Genres
Thrillers, Military & War Dramas, Military & War Action, Suspense
Rent Three Kings on DVD Three Kings
Synopsis
When three American soldiers stationed in Iraq find a map they believe will take them to a huge cache of stolen Kuwaiti gold hidden near their base, they embark on a secret mission that's destined to change everything.
Cast
Cast
George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Ice Cube, Spike Jonze, Cliff Curtis, Nora Dunn, Jamie Kennedy, Saïd Taghmaoui, Mykelti Williamson, Holt McCallany
Director
Director
David O. Russell
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Genres
Action & Adventure, Military & War Dramas
Rent The Quiet American on DVD The Quiet American
Synopsis
Based on the novel by Graham Greene, this murder mystery centers on a love triangle set against the French Indochina War in 1952 Vietnam -- a world suffused with opium, intrigue and betrayal. A British reporter, Fowler (Michael Caine, in an Oscar-nominated performance), falls in love with a young Vietnamese woman, Phuong (Do Thi Hai Yen), and is dismayed when an American (Brendan Fraser) also begins vying for her attention.
Cast
Cast
Michael Caine, Brendan Fraser, Do Thi Hai Yen, Rade Serbedzija, Tzi Ma, Robert Stanton, Quang Hai, Holmes Osborne
Director
Director
Phillip Noyce
Genres
Genres
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Rent Thirteen Days on DVD Thirteen Days
Synopsis
When a nuclear missile presence escalates in Cuba, the world's fate hangs by a thread as President John F. Kennedy tries to curb the threat with help from his aides, military brass and his brother Bobby, the U.S. attorney general.
Cast
Cast
Kevin Costner, Bruce Greenwood, Steven Culp, Dylan Baker, Michael Fairman, Henry Strozier, Charles Esten, Alan Francis, Lucinda Jenney, Bill Smitrovich
Director
Director
Roger Donaldson
Genres
Genres
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Rent The English Patient on DVD The English Patient
Synopsis
Set against the backdrop of World War II, this Oscar-winning drama stars Ralph Fiennes as a badly burned pilot who recounts a tale of doomed romance to the nurse tending him. As his story spills out via flashback, so do secrets about his identity.
Cast
Cast
Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe, Kristin Scott Thomas, Naveen Andrews, Colin Firth, Julian Wadham, Jürgen Prochnow, Kevin Whately, Clive Merrison
Director
Director
Anthony Minghella
Genres
Genres
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Rent The Thin Red Line on DVD The Thin Red Line
Synopsis
In director Terrence Malick's lyrical and beautiful retelling of James Jones's novel about the 1942 battle for Guadalcanal, the men of C-Company become a tight-knit group as they each individually struggle with the horrors of war.
Cast
Cast
Sean Penn, Adrien Brody, Jim Caviezel, Ben Chaplin, George Clooney, John Cusack, Woody Harrelson, Elias Koteas, Jared Leto, Dash Mihok, Tim Blake Nelson, Nick Nolte, John C. Reilly
Director
Director
Terrence Malick
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Classic Literature, 20th Century Period Pieces, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces
Rent The Four Feathers on DVD The Four Feathers
Synopsis
In Victorian-era Sudan, British officer Harry Faversham resigns right before a battle against Mahdi rebels, prompting his fiancée and friends to brand him a coward. Little do they know he's going undercover for a chance to redeem himself.
Cast
Cast
Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Kate Hudson, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Sheen, Rupert Penry-Jones, Kris Marshall, Alex Jennings, Lucy Gordon, Alek Wek
Director
Director
Shekhar Kapur
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Rent Hacksaw Ridge on DVD Hacksaw Ridge
Synopsis
Based on a true story, this World War II drama focuses on Desmond T. Doss, a conscientious objector who becomes a hero while serving as an unarmed medic during the brutal and bloody fight for Okinawa.
Cast
Cast
Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, Vince Vaughn
Director
Director
Mel Gibson
Genres
Genres
Drama, Military & War Dramas, Dramas Based on Real Life
Rent The Pillars of the Earth on DVD The Pillars of the Earth
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Political conflict, grand passions and epic ambition fuel this Golden Globe-nominated miniseries that centers on the struggles of a pious prior and a master builder devoted to the construction of a cathedral in 12th-century England.
Cast
Cast
Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Matthew Macfadyen, Eddie Redmayne, Hayley Atwell, Sarah Parish, Natalia Wörner, David Oakes, Tony Curran, Sam Claflin, Anatole Taubman, Liam Garrigan, Götz Otto, Jody Halse, David Bark-Jones, Alison Pill, Donald Sutherland
Director
Director
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Rent The General's Daughter on DVD The General's Daughter
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Respected Army Gen. Joe Campbell is headed for a hero's retirement -- until his daughter is raped and murdered on his military base, and warrant officers and ex-lovers Paul Brenner and Sara Sunhill are given 36 hours to solve the convoluted case.
Cast
Cast
John Travolta, Madeleine Stowe, James Cromwell, Timothy Hutton, Leslie Stefanson, Daniel von Bargen, Clarence Williams III, James Woods, Peter Weireter, Mark Boone Junior
Director
Director
Simon West
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Rent The Great Escape on DVD The Great Escape
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Based on a true story, this tension-filled epic adventure centers on an audacious plan by Allied officers who've escaped their Nazi captors time and again to stage a massive breakout, this time from an ostensibly escape-proof German prison camp.
Cast
Cast
Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Donald, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence, James Coburn, Hannes Messemer, David McCallum, Gordon Jackson
Director
Director
John Sturges
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Rent Paradise Now on DVD Paradise Now
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Hany Abu-Assad's disturbing yet moving tale examines two young Palestinians who are drafted as suicide bombers for an assignment in Tel Aviv. Both commit to their mission but have second thoughts after spending a final night with friends and family.
Cast
Cast
Kais Nashif, Ali Suliman, Lubna Azabal, Amer Hlehel, Hiam Abbass, Ashraf Barhom, Mohammad Bustami
Director
Director
Hany Abu-Assad
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Genres
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Rent Waltz with Bashir on DVD Waltz with Bashir
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In this quasi-documentary -- which won a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film -- director Ari Folman uses vivid animation to depict his struggle to unlock suppressed memories from his Israeli army service during the 1982 Lebanon War.
Cast
Cast
Ari Folman, Ori Sivan, Ronny Dayag, Shmuel Frenkel, Zahava Solomon, Ron Ben-Yishai, Dror Harazi, Mickey Leon, Yehezkel Lazarov
Director
Director
Ari Folman
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Rent Gods and Generals on DVD Gods and Generals
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Director-producer Ron Maxwell mines America's history in this epic movie chronicling the Civil War's beginnings in 1861 to the tragic Battle of Chancellorsville in 1863 and the heroes who defended their honor on both fronts. Robert Duvall is Gen. Robert E. Lee, who leads the Confederates; Jeff Daniels is Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, a Bowdoin College professor who fights for the Union army, and Stephen Lang portrays Gen. Stonewall Jackson.
Cast
Cast
Jeff Daniels, Stephen Lang, Robert Duvall, Mira Sorvino, C. Thomas Howell, Bruce Boxleitner, Kevin Conway, Royce D. Applegate, Cooper Huckabee, Billy Campbell, Frankie Faison, Alex Hyde-White, Andrew Prine, Kali Rocha, Jeremy London, Mia Dillon, Patrick Gorman, Stephen Spacek, Chris Conner, William Sanderson, Brian Mallon, Matt Lindquist, Bo Brinkman, Miles Fisher, Mark J. Nichols
Director
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Ronald F. Maxwell
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Jewish-American teen Hannah Stern (Kirsten Dunst) isn't much interested in her family's religious tradition. But her blas&#233; attitude changes radically when she's suddenly transported back to a 1941 Nazi concentration camp. There, Hannah learns firsthand the horrors of the holocaust and the price her family and other Jews paid because of their heritage. Brittany Murphy, Louise Fletcher and Mimi Rogers co-star in director Donna Deitch's film.
Cast
Cast
Kirsten Dunst, Brittany Murphy, Paul Freeman, Mimi Rogers, Louise Fletcher, Nitzan Sharron, Shelly Skandrani, Daniel Brocklebank, Heather Bertram, Caterina Scorsone
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Donna Deitch
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Tom Cruise stars as a hotshot flyboy who struggles to control himself, responsibility and a steamy love affair while competing at the U.S. Navy's fighter-weapons school, better known as Top Gun. Anthony Edwards plays his loyal co-pilot.
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Cast
Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Tom Skerritt, Michael Ironside, John Stockwell, Barry Tubb, Rick Rossovich, Tim Robbins, Clarence Gilyard Jr, Whip Hubley, James Tolkan, Meg Ryan, Adrian Pasdar
Director
Director
Tony Scott
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Danijel, a Bosnian Serb soldier serving under his father's command, reunites with Ajla, a Bosnian Muslim woman he was involved with before the war, when she is captured by his camp and forced to work as a sex slave.
Cast
Cast
Zana Marjanovic, Goran Kostic, Rade Serbedzija, Branko Djuric, Nikola Djuricko, Dolya Gavanski
Director
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Angelina Jolie
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Helmed by Oliver Stone, this searing autobiographical drama chronicles the Vietnam experiences of naive volunteer soldier Chris Taylor, whose view of the conflict starts to change after witnessing murder and rape at the hands of his compatriots.
Cast
Cast
Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen, Forest Whitaker, Francesco Quinn, John C. McGinley, Richard Edson, Kevin Dillon, Reggie Johnson, Keith David, Johnny Depp
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Oliver Stone
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Rent Into the Storm on DVD Into the Storm
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As World War II rages, Winston Churchill (Brendan Gleeson) employs inspiring rhetoric and shrewd leadership as he steers Britain through several tumultuous years. But his political victories sharply contrast with the struggles that beset his marriage to Clemmie (Janet McTeer). Nominated for three acting Emmys, this war biopic also features Len Carious, Patrick Malahide and James D'Arcy.
Cast
Cast
Brendan Gleeson, Janet McTeer, Adrian Scarborough, Len Cariou, James D'Arcy, Emma Hamilton, Patrick Malahide, Robert Pugh, Donald Sumpter, James Fiddy
Director
Director
Thaddeus O'Sullivan
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Rent Enigma on DVD Enigma
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During the early days of World War II, the Nazis change the Enigma Code that commandeers their fleet of U-boats -- and now it's up to brilliant code breaker Tom Jericho (Dougray Scott) to crack the new encryption. As if that alone weren't trouble enough, he suspects a German agent may have infiltrated the British code-breaking team. Kate Winslet co-stars, along with Saffron Burrows as Jericho's fianc&#233;e who mysteriously goes missing.
Cast
Cast
Dougray Scott, Saffron Burrows, Kate Winslet, Jeremy Northam, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau , Tom Hollander, Corin Redgrave, Matthew Macfadyen
Director
Director
Michael Apted
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