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Films 2020

In Military History, Featured

For the past few years, we have shared our film-picks for the year, and this year is no different. We’ve compiled a list of a few military history-related movies that are currently set for release this year. Let us know in the comments which movie you're most excited to watch.



Director: Sam Mendes,
Starring: George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, with Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch 


Two young British privates during the First World War are given an impossible mission: deliver a message deep in enemy territory that will stop 1,600 men, and one of the soldier's brothers, from walking straight into a deadly trap.
Source: IMDB

Even though 1917 is already out in some countries, it will be available everywhere in January 2020. Based on the reviews and trailer, this looks like it will be another WWI epic.



Director: Aaron Schneider
Starring: Tom Hanks

During World War II, a Merchant Marine skipper must maintain his ship's place in a convoy being stalked by Nazi U-boat wolf packs.
Source: IMDB

This film originally had a 2019 release date, but it got pushed back to 2020. With, Academy Award winner Aaron Schneider as the director and Oscar-winner Tom Hanks in the leading role, it sounds like Greyhound will be worth the wait.


The Last Fall Measure

Director: Todd Robinson
Starring: Sebastian Stan, Christopher Plummer, William Hurt, Ed Harris, Samuel L. Jackson

Thirty-four years after his death, Airman William H. Pitsenbarger, Jr. ("Pits") is awarded the nation's highest military honor, for his actions on the battlefield.
Source: IMDB

This movie, features an all-star cast who come together to document the life of USAF pararescueman William Pitsenbarger. Pitsenbarger gave his life aiding a unit of soldiers pinned down by an enemy assault in Vietnam This looks like it will be another fantastic film.


Wolf Hound

Director: Michael B. Chait
Starring: Trevor Donovan, James Maslow

Based on the real life Nazi program KG 200, Wolf Hound chronicles the story of a Jewish-American pilot shot down behind enemy lines. With little more than his wits and a sidearm, he must outsmart a brilliant enemy, rescue his captured crew, and foil a plot that could change the course of the war.
Source: IMDB

Director Michael B. Chait has already directed the short film B-52: Three Generations, so his passion for aviation history and filmmaking is abundantly clear. Wolf Hound definitely has potential to be a fast-paced and exciting story.

Post Comments

PAUL W posted on 7 Jan 2020 13:29:05
Definitely going to see 1917, saw a trailer at the cinema on boxing day and certainly deserves to be seen on the big screen.
brianwithani posted on 3 Jan 2020 14:22:52
I think the IMDB review is wrong - Hanks' character is the skipper of a US Navy destroyer that is escorting the convoy.

I also .... find the post-"Saving Private Ryan" Tom Hanks to be overrated.
Paintybeard posted on 2 Jan 2020 10:39:21
"1917" looks very good indeed, I plan to see that at the first opportunity.

Not so sure about "Greyhound". Mr Hanks was... unconvincing... in "Captain Philips", so I don't have high hopes for this one.

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