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Subject: Modern Warfare

In the 20th century, nationalism, air power, and chemical weapons became major components of battle, whether they were used by all parties involved or not. (World War I and World War II are divided into separate categories.)

5 Days of War (5 Days of August)

  • Director: Renny Harlin
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Production Country: United States

A United States film crew visits a friend in Georgia, suspecting that something may be brewing, only to find themselves caught in the cross-fire when Georgia moves against separatist groups and the Russians step in to help out the separatists.

A Hill in Korea (Hell in Korea)

  • Director: Julian Amyes
  • Release Date: 1956
  • Production Country: United Kingdom

A group of young, inexperienced British soldiers is cut off from Allied lines and trapped between advancing groups of Chinese soldiers—all that before the United States Air Force accidentally bombs their location. The British sergeant is determined to do his duty and follow orders, as well as to get his men back alive.

A Rumor of War

  • Director: Richard T. Heffron
  • Release Date: 1980
  • Production Country: United States

Lt. Philip Caputo is sent to Vietnam with the first American troops, believing that this will be nothing more than a small and insignificant war. During his tour of duty, Caputo is transferred from the front lines to a post where he documents the casualties for both sides before being returned to the front, discovering along the way how very wrong his original assessment was—and how very different this war is from any the United States has fought before.

Apocalypse Now

  • Director: Francis Ford Coppola
  • Release Date: 1979
  • Production Country: United States

Sent into the jungles of Vietnam to assassinate a rogue general, Willard journeys through the increasingly macabre and insane landscapes of the Vietnam war and those doomed to be part of it.


  • Director: Peter Markle
  • Release Date: 1988
  • Production Country: United States

An American intelligence officer crashes in North Vietnam and navigates his way toward safety, while his superiors order an all-out rescue attempt for him, no matter the cost in lives or equipment.

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