Houston: The Legend of Texas

Houston: The Legend of Texas 1986

Rating : 8.8/10 by 4 user

Sam Elliot stars as Sam Houston, the visionary who nearly single-handedly forged the state of Texas into a powerful entity in its own right. Refusing to forget the Alamo (as if anyone could), Houston led the military in Texas' rebellion against Mexico. G.D. Spradlin co-stars as President Andrew Jackson, with Michael Beck appearing as Jim Bowie, James Stephens as Stephen Austin, and Richard Yniguez as Mexican General Santa Anna. Lensed on location in the Lone Star state, this sweeping made-for-TV film originally occupied three hours' screen time on November 22, 1986. Its title at that time was Houston: The Legend of Texas. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Admiral Yamamoto

Admiral Yamamoto 1968

Rating : 8.3/10 by 5 user

As Japan joins in a political pact with Nazi Germany and fascist Italy, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto is appointed supreme commander of the Japanese fleet. With Japan headed inexorably toward war, Yamamoto, despite his misgivings, believes the only possible victory lies in destroying the American fleet by surprise at Pearl Harbor. The attack succeeds, but fails to sink the American carrier fleet. Thus Yamamoto must lead the Japanese navy into war with ever-diminishing likelihood of success.

The Butcher of Prague

The Butcher of Prague 2011

Rating : 6.8/10 by 16 user

Czechoslovakia, 1941. As the war continues, Reich Protector Reinhard Heydrich arrives in Nazi-occupied Prague and establishes a regime of terror that will force freedom fighters to act. But the price to pay will be too high…

Ay, Carmela!

Ay, Carmela! 1990

Rating : 6.7/10 by 36 user

Paulino and Carmela are husband and wife, troubadours touring the countryside during the Spanish Civil War. They are Republicans, and with their mute assistant, Gustavete, they journey into rebel territory by mistake. They are arrested, fear a firing squad, and receive a reprieve from an Italian Fascist commander who loves the theatre. He arranges a performance for his troops, bargaining with Paulino to stage a burlesque of the republic in exchange for the actors' freedom. Will the fiery and patriotic Carmela consent?

Of Men and War

Of Men and War 2014

Rating : 7.2/10 by 6 user

Filmed over five years, this documentary charts the progress of several veterans dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder at a California clinic.

South Sea Woman

South Sea Woman 1953

Rating : 5.3/10 by 4 user

Marine Sergeant James O'Hearn is being tried at the San Diego Marine base for desertion, theft, scandalous conduct and destruction of property in time of war. He refuses to testify or plead guilty or not guilty to the charges. Showgirl Ginger Martin takes the stand against his protest. She testifies O'Hearn won't talk because he is protecting the name of his pal, Marine Private Davey White. Ginger tells how she, broke and stranded, met the two marines in Shanghai two weeks before Pearl Harbor.

Distant Journey

Distant Journey 1950

Rating : 6.4/10 by 7 user

Distant Journey follows Hana, a Jewish eye doctor who falls in love and marries a Gentile named Toník. Their simple love story becomes a nightmare when the government begins the systematized extermination of the Jews. Hana's family is transported to Theresienstadt, and the romance becomes a struggle for survival.

Air Strike

Air Strike 2004

Rating : 4.4/10 by 5 user

En plein coeur de l'Europe de l'Est, dans une ancienne république du bloc communiste. Un puissant cartel de la drogue organise des raids destinés à destabiliser le pouvoir en place afin de prendre progressivement le contrôle de la région. Seul moyen de mettre fin aux ambitions de cette dangereuse organisation : l'emploi de la force militaire. En l'occurence, l'intervention d'une escadrille d'hélicoptères de combat commandée par le ranger Ben Garrett...

The Battle of the Rails

The Battle of the Rails 1946

Rating : 6.7/10 by 16 user

A 1946 war movie which tells the courageous efforts by French railway workers to sabotage Nazi reinforcement-troop trains.

Attention! Bandits!

Attention! Bandits! 1951

Rating : 6/10 by 16 user

During the winter of 1944, the partisans stationed in the Ligurian Apennines must go to a factory in Genoa, in order to pick up a delivery of weapons. Meanwhile, there's a strike in the city and the Nazis are trying to suppress it violently. The factory becomes the scene of fighting between the Germans and the partisans but the latter, aided by the workers, will be able to get the better.

The Boxer and Death

The Boxer and Death 1963

Rating : 7/10 by 6 user

Concentration camp commander Kraft finds out that prisoner Kominek is a former professional boxer. Overnight, the prisoner is made Kraft's exercise partner and unwillingly rises to a privileged position at the camp. His anger over the death of his friend and co-prisoner leads to open revolt. The film brings a new view of human degradation during fascism by a tragic story of one man whose only chance for survival is to accept the rules of an unequal game.

Mother of Mine

Mother of Mine 2005

Rating : 6.7/10 by 24 user

1943: Nine-year-old Eero whose father is killed during the war is brought to Sweden to foster parents to his protection like thousands of other Finnish children. Eero feels lost, particularly as his foster mother Signe behaves very unfriendly. She was expecting a little girl and still mourns for her daughter who drowned in the sea.