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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2021 2:28 p.m. PST

"Celebrating the endurance and ingenuity of soldiers in captivity, movies about prisoners of war make for compelling cinema. We round up 10 of the best…"

See them here


Dukewilliam18 Jan 2021 5:43 p.m. PST

The MacKensie (sp) Break.

German POW's in Scottish camp.

William Warner18 Jan 2021 7:05 p.m. PST

And celebrating the entire genre of WWII prisoner of war escape movies: "Chicken Run." If you haven't seen it, you really should.

Huscarle19 Jan 2021 4:21 a.m. PST

I haven't heard of "The Round-up" before, a detention camp after the collapse of the 1848 revolution; I'll have to pick up the DVD. Surprised that the Deer Hunter" was included in this list, although the POW scene from "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly" could be worthy of mention using the same criteria.

I'll suggest "The Hill" and "The Wooden Horse" too.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2021 11:26 a.m. PST



dBerczerk19 Jan 2021 12:43 p.m. PST

"King Rat" (1965) and "Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence" (1983) are two of my personal favorites.

USAFpilot20 Jan 2021 8:25 a.m. PST

"The Hanoi Hilton", based on the book by the same name. A realistic view of how our POW's were mistreated during the Vietnam conflict. The movie became an embarrassment to Jane Fonda and her friends in the leftist press who tried to prevent this movie from ever seeing the light of day.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2021 11:41 a.m. PST

Thanks also!.


Jeffers20 Jan 2021 3:05 p.m. PST

The Captive Heart & The Wooden Horse are worth watching. Sadly, The Tunnel, the prequel to Wooden Horse, never made the silver screen.

Major Mike23 Jan 2021 9:51 a.m. PST

I'll second the MacKensie Break. Many other also not mentioned, Decision Before Dawn, Von Ryans Express, The Raid. I did really like A Gentleman Escapes.

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