20 the Best 60s War Movies




20. 633 Squadron

Cliff Robertson, Harry Andrews

Released: 1964

Directed by: Walter Grauman

633 Squadron is a 1964 British film, which depicts the exploits of a fictional Second World War British fighter-bomber squadron and stars Cliff Robertson, George Chakiris and Maria Perschy.

19.Lawrence of Arabia

Omar Sharif, Peter O’Toole

Released: 1962

Directed by: David Lean

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Lawrence of Arabia is a 1962 British epic adventure drama film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence. It was directed by David Lean and produced by Sam Spiegel. The film stars Peter..


Kirk Douglas, Laurence Olivier

Released: 1960

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Spartacus is a 1960 American epic historical drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay by Dalton Trumbo was based on the novel Spartacus by Howard Fast. It was..


Rock Hudson, George Peppard

Released: 1967

Directed by: Arthur Hiller

Tobruk is a 1967 American war film starring Rock Hudson and George Peppard and directed by Arthur Hiller. The film was written by Leo Gordon and released through Universal Pictures. Set in..

16.The Green Berets

John Wayne, George Takei

Released: 1968

Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy, John Wayne, Ray Kellogg

The Green Berets is a 1968 American film set in Vietnam, featuring John Wayne, George Takei, David Janssen, Jim Hutton and Aldo Ray, nominally based on the eponymous 1965 book by…

15.PT 109

Robert Blake, Cliff Robertson

Released: 1963

Directed by: Leslie H. Martinson

PT 109 is a 1963 biographical war film which depicts the actions of John F. Kennedy as an officer of the United States Navy in command of Motor Torpedo Boat PT-109 during the Pacific…


Michael Caine, Stanley Baker

Released: 1964

Directed by: Cy Endfield

Zulu is a 1964 epic film depicting the Battle of Rorke’s Drift between the British Army and the Zulus in January 1879. It depicts 150 British soldiers who successfully held off a force of 4,000..

13. Sink the Bismarck!

Kenneth More, Dana Wynter

Released: 1960

Directed by: Lewis Gilbert

Sink the Bismarck! is a 1960 black-and-white CinemaScope British war film based on the book Last Nine Days of the Bismarck by C. S. Forester. It stars Kenneth More and Dana Wynter and..

12.The Bridge at Remagen

Robert Vaughn, George Segal

Released: 1969

Directed by: John Guillermin

The Bridge at Remagen is a 1969 film starring George Segal, Ben Gazzara and Robert Vaughn. It was directed by John Guillermin and was shot on location in Czechoslovakia. The film is based..

11.The Sand Pebbles

Steve McQueen, Candice Bergen

Released: 1966

Directed by: Robert Wise

The Sand Pebbles is a 1966 American period film directed by Robert Wise. It tells the story of an independent, rebellious U.S. Navy Machinist’s Mate, First Class aboard the fictional gunboat USS…

10.Von Ryan’s Express

Frank Sinatra, James Brolin

Released: 1965

Directed by: Mark Robson

Von Ryan’s Express is a 1965 WWII adventure film about a group of Allied prisoners who after Italy’s armistice with the Allies in September 1943, conduct a daring mass escape by hijacking a..

9.The Blue Max

Ursula Andress, George Peppard

Released: 1966

Directed by: John Guillermin

The Blue Max is a 1966 British war film in DeLuxe Color and filmed in CinemaScope, about a German fighter pilot on the Western Front during World War I. It was directed by John..

8.Battle of Britain

Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier

Released: 1969

Directed by: Guy Hamilton

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Battle of Britain is a 1969 British action film directed by Guy Hamilton. In 1940, the British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle to prevent the Luftwaffe from gaining air superiority over..

7.The Guns of Navarone

Gregory Peck, David Niven

Released: 1961

Directed by: J. Lee Thompson, Alexander Mackendrick

The Guns of Navarone is a 1961 British-American action/adventure film directed by J. Lee Thompson. The screenplay by producer Carl Foreman was based on Alistair MacLean’s 1957..

6.Battle of the Bulge

Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson

Released: 1965

Directed by: Ken Annakin

Battle of the Bulge is an American widescreen epic film produced in Spain that was released in 1965. It was directed by Ken Annakin. It starred Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Telly Savalas, Robert..

5.In Harm’s Way

John Wayne, Kirk Douglas

Released: 1965

Directed by: Otto Preminger

In Harm’s Way is a 1965 American epic film produced and directed by Otto Preminger and starring John Wayne, Kirk Douglas, Patricia Neal, Tom Tryon, Paula Prentiss, Stanley Holloway..

4.The Dirty Dozen

Jim Brown, Donald Sutherland

Released: 1967

Directed by: Robert Aldrich

The Dirty Dozen is a 1967 film directed by Robert Aldrich, released by MGM, and starring Lee Marvin. The picture was filmed in England and features an ensemble supporting cast including

3.Where Eagles Dare

Clint Eastwood, Richard Burton

Released: 1968

Directed by: Brian G. Hutton

Where Eagles Dare is a 1968 WWII action film starring Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood and Mary Ure. It was directed by Brian G. Hutton and shot on location in Austria and Bavaria. Alistair..

2.The Great Escape

Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough

Released: 1963

Directed by: John Sturges

The Great Escape is a 1963 American WWII epic film based on an escape by British and Commonwealth POW from a German POW camp during WWII, starring Steve McQueen, James



1.The Longest Day

Sean Connery, John Wayne

Released: 1962

Directed by: Darryl F. Zanuck, Ken Annakin, Bernhard Wicki, Andrew Marton, Gerd Oswald

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The Longest Day is a 1962 film based on the 1959 history book The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan, about D-Day, the Normandy landings on June 6, 1944, during WWII. The film was
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