Dave Tompkins :: DVD Library :: 2-Genre Table :: War :: Romance


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The African Queen (1951)

In Africa during WW1, a gin-swilling riverboat owner/captain is persuaded by a strait-laced missionary to use his boat to attack an enemy warship.

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Alexander (2004)

Alexander, the King of Macedonia and one of the greatest military leaders in the history of warfare, conquers much of the known world.

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Atonement (2007)

Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a 13-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit. Based on the British romance novel by Ian McEwan.

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Australia (2008)

Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.

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Ballad of a Soldier (1959)

During World War II, 19 year old soldier Alyosha gets a medal as a reward for a heroic act at the front...

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Barry Lyndon (1975)

An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's position in 18th Century aristocracy.

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The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Three WWII veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.

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The Birth of a Nation (1915)

The Civil War divides friends and destroys families, but that's nothing compared to the anarchy in the black-ruled South after the war.

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The Caine Mutiny (1954)

When a US Naval captain shows signs of mental instability that jeopardizes the ship, the first officer relieves him of command and faces court martial for mutiny.

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Casablanca (1942)

Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

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Cloak and Dagger (1946)

Toward the end of World War II, the allied secret service receives a partial message indicating that the Germans are researching nuclear energy to build atomic bombs. In Midwestern ...

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Cold Mountain (2003)

In the waning days of the American Civil War, a wounded soldier (Law) embarks on a perilous journey back home to Cold Mountain, North Carolina to reunite with his sweetheart (Kidman). Based on the novel by Charles Frazier.

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Coming Home (1978)

A woman whose husband is fighting in Vietnam falls in love with another man who suffered a paralyzing combat injury there.

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The Cranes are Flying (1957)

Veronica plans a rendezvous with her lover, Boris, at the bank of river, only for him to be drafted into World War II shortly thereafter.

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Dear John (2010)

A romantic drama about a soldier who falls for a conservative college student while he's home on leave.

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Doctor Zhivago (1965)

Life of a Russian doctor/poet who, although married, falls for a political activist's wife and experiences hardships during the Bolshevik Revolution.

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El Cid (1961)

Epic film of the legendary Spanish hero, Rodrigo Diaz (''El Cid'' to his followers), who, without compromising his strict sense of honour...

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The English Patient (1996)

At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.

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Fanfan la Tulipe (1952)

Fanfan is a young handsome peasant. He joins the army to escape marriage and because a gipsy girl predicted he will get glory and the king's daughter as a wife...

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Farewell My Concubine (1993)

The story of two men, who met as apprentices in the Peking Opera, and stayed friends for over 50 years.

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A Farewell to Arms (1932)

A tale of the love between ambulance driver Lt. Henry and Nurse Catherine Barkley during World War I...

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Father Goose (1964)

During WW2, a man persuaded to live on an isolated island and spot aircraft finds himself responsible for a teacher and several students, all female.

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For Whom the Bell Tolls (1943)

During the Spanish Civil War, an American allied with the Republicans finds romance during a desperate mission to blow up a strategically important bridge.

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Foreign Correspondent (1940)

On the eve of WW2, a young American reporter tries to expose enemy agents in London.

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The Four Feathers (1939)

A British army officer who resigns his commission on the eve of his unit's embarkation to a mission against Egyptian rebels seeks to redeem his cowardice by secretly aiding his former ...

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From Here to Eternity (1953)

In 1941 Hawaii, a private is cruelly punished for not boxing on his unit's team, while his captain's wife and second in command are falling in love.

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The General (1926)

When Union spies steal an engineer's beloved locomotive, he pursues it single handedly and straight through enemy lines.

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Gone with the Wind (1939)

American classic in which a manipulative woman and a roguish man carry on a turbulent love affair in the American south during the Civil War and Reconstruction.

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Hatfields & McCoys (2012)

Dramatization of the bitter blood feud between the two families on the West Virginia/Kentucky border in the years after the Civil War.

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Henry V (1989)

The gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.

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Hiroshima mon Amour (1959)

1959. A French young woman has spent the night with a japanese man, at Hiroshima where she went for the shooting of a film about peace...

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The Last Command (1928)

A former Imperial Russian general and cousin of the Czar ends up in Hollywood as an extra in a movie directed by a former revolutionary.

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The Last Metro (1980)

In occupied Paris, an actress married to a Jewish theater owner must keep him hidden from the Nazis while doing both of their jobs.

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The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

Three trappers protect a British Colonel's daughters in the midst of the French and Indian War.

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Legends of the Fall (1994)

Epic tale of three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of 1900s USA and how their lives are affected by nature, history, war, and love.

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The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)

Portrays in warm-hearted detail the life and loves of one extraordinary man. We meet the imposingly rotund General Clive Wynne-Candy...

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Life is Beautiful (1997)

A Jewish man has a wonderful romance with the help of his humour, but must use that same quality to protect his son in a Nazi death camp.

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Love and Honor (2013)

When a young soldier in Vietnam gets dumped by his hometown girl, he and his best friend decide to go AWOL and return to the States to win her back.

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Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)

A widowed doctor of both Chinese and European descent falls in love with a married American correspondent in Hong Kong during China's Communist revolution.

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The Messenger (2009)

An American soldier struggles with an ethical dilemma when he becomes involved with a widow of a fallen officer.

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The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944)

After an all-night send-off party for the troops, a small-town girl wakes up to find herself married and pregnant, but with no memory of her husband's identity.

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Mrs. Miniver (1942)

The Minivers, an English ''middle-class'' family experience life in the first months of World War II. While dodging bombs...

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Pearl Harbor (2001)

Pearl Harbor follows the story of two best friends, Rafe and Danny, and their love lives as they go off to join the war.

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Private Snuffy Smith (1942)

Snuffy Smith, moonshining hillbilly, grows tired of dodging revenue agents, headed by Cooper, and decides...

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Ride with the Devil (1999)

Jake Roedel and Jack Bull Chiles are friends in Missouri when the Civil War starts. Women and Blacks have few rights...

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Senso (1954)

A troubled and neurotic Italian Countess betrays her entire country for a self-destructive love affair with an Austrian Lieutenant.

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South Pacific (1958)

On a South Pacific island during World War II, love blooms between a young nurse and a secretive Frenchman who's being courted for a dangerous military mission.

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That Hamilton Woman (1941)

Sir William Hamilton, a widower of mature years, is British ambassador to the Court of Naples. Emma...

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To Have and Have Not (1944)

Harry Morgan and his alcoholic sidekick, Eddie, are based on the island of Martinique and crew a boat available for hire...

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A Very Long Engagement (2004)

Tells the story of a young woman's relentless search for her fiancÚ, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War One.

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War and Peace (1967)

Eight-hour epic based on the eponymous book by Leo Tolstoy.

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Waterloo Bridge (1940)

On the eve of World War II, a British officer revisits Waterloo Bridge and recalls the young man he...

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