During the first World War, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are sent to a seemingly impenetrable fortress which seems impossible to escape from.
If you're in an introductory film studies class the odds are you will have to watch the vast majority, if not all, of the films on this list. If you haven't taken one yet, why not get started on your homework in advance!
Near the end of Francis Ford Coppola's masterpiece 'Apocalypse Now', the moribund Colonel Kurtz murmurs 'The Horror, The Horror!'. Such, and other cinematic testaments, drive home the absurdity and waste inherent in warfare.
Everyone enjoys a good puzzle! Discover how these crooks escaped, or failed to escape, their life of confinement with this list of classic escape flicks, including the straightforwardly named 'Escape from Alcatraz' and French masterpiece 'Papillon'.
These classic tales of endurance will make you feel lucky to be curled up on the couch, a nice cup of tea in hand. Be sure to watch 'The Hill' a much underrated Sean Connery classic about soldiers locked up by their own army.
Watch 20th century society attempt to make sense of one of history's bloodiest confrontations through the medium of film; some of these movies condemn the madness behind the war, some merely celebrate the heroics of participants, but all carry a poignant message.