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CertificationPG Our Rating

The original and best adaptation of Hemingway's sweeping WW1 novel. Cooper positively smoulders as the US ambulanceman who falls in love with an English nurse and finally goes AWOL to join her only to find, tragically, that he may be too late. Oscars for Best Cinematography and Sound. find out more...

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A somewhat luke-warm version of RC Sherriff's play "Journey's End", following a young pilot through his brief active service. The on-ground shenanigans are fairly run of the mill, but there are some excellent aerial action scenes. find out more...

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The classic anti-war film of the classic anti-war book. The story follows a group of naive young patriots from school in Germany through the horrors of WW1 and their gradual annihilation in the trenches. As the angry, bewildered boys witness death and mutilation all around them, all ideas about "the enemy" and the "rights and wrongs" of the conflict disappear. This is highlighted in the scene where Paul mortally wounds a French soldier and then weeps bitterly as he fights to save his life whi find out more...


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A more than adequate remake of the classic anti-war tale. The story follows a group of naive young patriots from school in Germany through the horrors of WW1 and their gradual annihilation in the trenches. As the angry, bewildered boys witness death and mutilation all around them, all ideas about "the enemy" and the "rights and wrongs" of the conflict disappear. But watch the 1930 version, that's the one. find out more...

Certification18 Our Rating

The greatest movie ever made? A soldier is sent into the Heart of Darkness to retrieve a commander gone AWOL in an insane reality of tin-pot power, paranoia and inglorious killing. The horror of war is stripped naked in a surreal twilight world. The crew nearly went mad making it, Martin Sheen suffered a heart attack and Coppola flew so far beyond budget that the word 'bankrupt' was nearly redefined. See "Heart of Darkness"... find out more...

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The definitive 'Apocalypse Now' (as if the original wasn't pretty definitive) this has nearly an hour of extra footage fleshing out the surreal journey of our central protagonists and, though it brings the film to a whisker short of three and a half hours, much of it explains what happens to the eclectic characters we meet. The cut version of 'Apocalypse Now' stands as one of the most awesome films of modern cinema, anyone who has seen it will inevitably see it again, it's just that now you have find out more...

CertificationPG Our Rating

Winner of four Oscars, this film is shot with the most beautifully scenic backgrounds and with great attention to costume detail. An Irish adventurer, Barry Lyndon, crosses Europe from woman to job, but in the end returns to Britain seeking a wealthy marriage. find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

The story takes place during the Italian occupation of Greece during WW2. At first Captain Corelli and his troops are treated with contempt by the islanders but it soon becomes obvious that the two nationalities have much in common and a friendship forms between occupiers and occupied. Into this unlikely scenario is added the love that has blossomed between the Captain and beautiful young islander, Pelagia, but the idyll is soon to be shattered by the harsher realities of war. Captain Corelli's find out more...
CATCH-22 (1970)

Certification15 Our Rating

Adapted from the classic, absurdist, anti-war novel by Joseph Heller. "Catch-22" is the story of Yossarian, a pilot who trys to opt out of flying bombing missions by being declared insane, the catch being that anyone trying to avoid bombing missions by being insane must be sane. This dark classic catches much of the flavour of the book, the insanity, the corruption and the absurdity of war. Think MASH, but non-linear - flawed but awesome. find out more...