seldonp38 (seldonp38) wrote,

Favorite Movies Set During WORLD WAR II BRITAIN

Below is a list of my favorite movies set in Britain during World War II:


1. "Dunkirk" (2017) - Christopher Nolan wrote and directed this Oscar nominated film about the British Expeditionary Force’s evacuation from Dunkirk, France in 1940. Fionn Whitehead, Tom Hardy and Mark Rylance starred.

2. "Bedknobs and Broomsticks" (1971) - Angela Landsbury and David Tomlinson starred in this entertaining adaptation of Mary Norton's novels about a woman studying to become a witch, who takes in three London children evacuated to the country during World War II. Robert Stevenson directed.

3. "Hope and Glory" (1987) - John Boorman wrote and directed this fictionalized account of his childhood during the early years of World War II in England. Sarah Miles, David Hayman and Sebastian Rice-Edwards starred.

4. "The Imitation Game" (2014) - Oscar nominees Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley starred in this intriguing adaptation of Andrew Hodges' 1983 book, "Alan Turing: The Enigma". Morten Tyldum directed.

5. "Darkest Hour" - Joe Wright directed this Oscar nominated film about Winston Churchill's early weeks as Great Britain's Prime Minister during the spring of 1940. The movie starred Oscar winner Gary Oldman, Kristen Scott-Thomas and Lily James.

6. "Enigma" (2001) - Dougary Scott and Kate Winslet starred in this entertaining adaptation of Robert Harris' 1995 novel about Enigma codebreakers of Bletchley Park. Michael Apted directed.

7. "The Americanization of Emily" (1964) - James Garner and Julie Andrews starred in this excellent adaptation of William Bradford Huie's 1959 about a U.S. Navy adjutant in Britain during the period leading to the Normandy Invasion. Written by Paddy Chayefsky, the movie was directed by Arthur Hiller.

8. "Atonement" (2007) - Joe Wright directed this Oscar nominated adaptation of Ian McEwan's 2001 novel about the consequences of a crime. James McAvoy, Keira Knightley and Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan starred.

9. "On the Double" (1961) - Danny Kaye starred in this comedy about a U.S. Army soldier assigned to impersonate a British officer targeted by Nazi spies for assassination. Co-written and directed by Melville Shavelson, the movie co-starred Dana Wynter and Wilfrid Hyde-White.

10. "Sink the Bismarck!" (1960) - Kenneth More and Dana Wynter starred in this adaptation of C.S. Forester's 1959 book, "The Last Nine Days of the Bismarck". Lewis Gilbert directed.
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