Famous War Movies About Love

Monday, March 28 by Irving Oala

There are a number of famous war movies about love, which seems initially strange because war and love are events that are miles apart. However, as these films teach us time and time again, love is the only thing that seems to be able to hold everything and everyone involved in the war together. Here a few of the most famous war movies about love that have ever been made.

  1. "Casablanca" Considered by many to be the greatest film ever made, this Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Berman film takes place in the titular town during World War II. It is one of the most widely recognized war movies about love that has ever been made.
  2. "The African Queen" Humphrey Bogart also stars in this classic, famous war movie about love, but this time with Katherine Hepburn at his side. He plays a drunken river boat captain in Africa that teams up with Hepburn, who plays a missionary's sister, to blow up a German U-boat.
  3. "Gone With the Wind" One of the most famous and profitable films ever made is this famous war movie about love which takes place in the waning days of the Civil War and involves a love affair between a roguish man and a manipulative woman. Clark Gable and Vivian Leigh became world famous through their starring roles in this film, especially when he tells her he "doesn't give a damn" at the end.
  4. "Doctor Zhivago" This foreign film about love in the time of war in Russia swept at the Oscars in the mid-'60s. The story follows a Russian doctor and poet played by Omar Sharif who has an affair with his mistress played by Julie Christie.
  5. "The English Patient" One of the more recent famous war movies about love stars Ralph Fiennes telling a story about his love affair during World War II in North Africa and Italy with a mistress played by Kristin Scott Thomas. The film won nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture in the mid-nineties.
  6. "From Here to Eternity" This famous war movie about love takes place in Hawaii on the eve of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, kicking off America's involvement in World War II. There is a lot of loving going on throughout this one though, especially between Burt Lancaster and his commanding officer's nymphomaniac wife, who is played by Deborah Kerr.
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