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.