Battleground (1949)

This dramatization of the battles of Bastogne and the Bulge in the waning days of WWII concentrates on a single infantry unit. Van Johnson and John Hodiak are the ostensible stars, but the film is stolen by James Whitmore as the… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 4, 2004
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Emanuel Levy

Though shot on the back lot, William Wellman's Oscar-nominated recreation of Battle of the Bulge is one of the better WWII movies, serving as blueprint for later Vietnam War films.

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Dennis Schwartz
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Gritty re-enactment of the Battle of the Bulge.

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Steve Crum

Sterling, memorable WWII classic directed by Wellman.

Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
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One of the best films to depict World War II to be made by people who experienced it.

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Jim Hunter
An infantry unit fights in the Battle of the Bulge. This is a claustrophobic, character-driven war film that proves that very little in modern-day film is… More
Walter M.
The good news is that Hooper(Scotty Beckett) and Layton(Marshall Thompson) are two hours away from Paris. The bad news is that there is still a war going on,… More
Cindy I
A war movie that's not a fighting movie., This film tells one story of the many companies who fought in the "Battle of the Bulge", the WWII… More
John Ballantine
War movies continued to be popular after the war was over. I am truly amazed that those who have endured a war can relive it in a cinema so soon after it… More
Randy Tippy
If you've seen the landmark mini-series <i>Band of Brothers</i> then you've seen a gritty, less stylized version of William Wellman's… More
A war film from the late forties, possibly the first time that World War 2 looked like it wasn?t a fun adventure in a studio film. It was a grim and gritty… More