1917
1917 (2019)

Two young British soldiers embark on a dangerous mission to save 1,600 men from certain doom during World War I.

9/10

Director: Sam Mendes

Writer: Sam Mendes, Krysty Wilson-Cairns

Stars: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong

The English Patient
The English Patient (1996)

Hana, a nurse, tends to a plane crash victim who is on his deathbed. While doing so, she discovers a way to heal herself.

9/10

Director: Anthony Minghella

Writer: Anthony Minghella

Stars: Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche, Willem Dafoe

Dunkirk
Dunkirk (2017)

During World War II, soldiers from the British Empire, Belgium and France try to evacuate from the town of Dunkirk during an arduous battle with German forces.

8.5/10

Director: Christopher Nolan

Writer: Christopher Nolan

Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy

Barry Lyndon
Barry Lyndon (1975)

An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's aristocratic position in 18th-century England.

8.5/10

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Writer: Stanley Kubrick

Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Marisa Berenson, Hardy Krüger

The Third Man
The Third Man (1949)

A man's investigation of a friend's death uncovers corruption in post-World War II Vienna.

8.5/10

Director: Carol Reed

Writer: Graham Greene

Stars: Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles

The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

After settling his differences with a Japanese PoW 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...

8/10

Director: David Lean

Writer: Carl Foreman, Michael Wilson

Stars: William Holden, Alec Guinness, Jack Hawkins

War Horse
War Horse (2011)

Albert and his horse Joey are inseparable friends. When Joey is sold off to the British cavalry, Albert follows him in the hope of reuniting with his best buddy.

7.5/10

Director: Steven Spielberg

Writer: Lee Hall, Richard Curtis

Stars: Jeremy Irvine, Peter Mullan, Emily Watson

The Water Diviner
The Water Diviner (2014)

Joshua Connor's three sons are presumed dead in the Battle of Gallipoli. After his wife commits suicide, Connor goes to Turkey to find the bodies of his three sons to bury them with their mother.

7/10

Director: Russell Crowe

Writer: Andrew Knight, Andrew Anastasios

Stars: Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko, Jai Courtney

Zulu
Zulu (1964)

Outnumbered British soldiers do battle with Zulu warriors at Rorke's Drift.

7/10

Director: Cy Endfield

Writer: John Prebble, Cy Endfield

Stars: Stanley Baker, Jack Hawkins, Ulla Jacobsson

Sea of Sand
Sea of Sand (1958)

A small British army team is sent deep behind enemy lines to destroy a German petrol dump as part of the preparation for a major attack in the North African campaign.

6.5/10

Director: Guy Green

Writer: Robert Westerby

Stars: Richard Attenborough, John Gregson, Michael Craig

The Four Feathers
The Four Feathers (2002)

A British officer resigns his post just before battle and subsequently receives four white feathers from his friends and fiancee as symbols of what they believe to be his cowardice.

6/10

Director: Shekhar Kapur

Writer: Michael Schiffer, Hossein Amini

Stars: Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Kate Hudson