films The Best 50s War Movies  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite war films that were released in the 1950s.

As you’ll notice on this list of the best 50s war movies, the type of subjects Hollywood began to tackle between major conflicts shifted away from the gung-ho, patriotic films of the 40s and took a more introspective note. Do you have a favorite war movie from the 1950s? Vote for your favorites below.

Among the top 50s war movies, you’ll find stories of prisoners-of-war (Stalag 17, The Bridge on the River Kwai), stories of conflict between American troops (The Caine Mutiny, From Here to Eternity) and even stories about the enemy (The Desert Fox:The Story of Rommel). Also make sure to check out The African Queen, where Humphrey Bogart and Katharine Hepburn star in the story of two misfits who join forces and sink a German supply ship during World War I.

Enjoy this list of great war movies of the 50s, and feel free to add any of your favorites that might be missing.

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The Bridge on the River Kwai Alec Guinness, William Holden, Jack Hawkins

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The Searchers John Wayne, Natalie Wood, Vera Miles

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Ben-Hur Charlton Heston, Jack Hawkins, Hugh Griffith

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Stalag 17 William Holden, Peter Graves, Otto Preminger

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The African Queen Katharine Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Robert Morley

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The Caine Mutiny Humphrey Bogart, Lee Marvin, José Ferrer

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Paths of Glory Kirk Douglas, Adolphe Menjou, Richard Anderson

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Run Silent, Run Deep Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, Don Rickles

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From Here to Eternity Frank Sinatra, Burt Lancaster, Ernest Borgnine

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The Red Badge of Courage Audie Murphy, James Whitmore, Andy Devine

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The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel Jessica Tandy, Cedric Hardwicke, Leo G. Carroll

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Dunkirk Richard Attenborough, John Mills, Bernard Cribbins

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A Man Escaped François Leterrier, Jacques Ertaud, Maurice Beerblock

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Ballad of a Soldier Lev Borisov, Nikolai Kryuchkov, Zhanna Prokhorenko

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The Bridges at Toko-Ri Grace Kelly, Mickey Rooney, William Holden

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The Desert Rats Richard Burton, Robert Newton, Robert Douglas

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The Wings of Eagles John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Ward Bond

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To Hell and Back Audie Murphy, Denver Pyle, David Janssen

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Pork Chop Hill Gregory Peck, Martin Landau, George Peppard

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The Steel Helmet Gene Evans, Richard Loo, Steve Brodie

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A Time to Love and a Time to Die John Gavin, Keenan Wynn, Erich Maria Remarque

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Throne of Blood Toshiro Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Isuzu Yamada

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Kanał Vladek Sheybal, Stanisław Mikulski, Emil Karewicz

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The Dam Busters Robert Shaw, Patrick McGoohan, Michael Redgrave

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Submarine Command William Holden, William Bendix, Don Taylor - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Attack Lee Marvin, Jack Palance, Eddie Albert

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The Young Lions Marlon Brando, Dean Martin, Montgomery Clift

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The Colditz Story John Mills, David Yates, Theodore Bikel