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Period and Historical, War Films
Another First World War tale from War Horse author Michael Morpurgo, this gut-wrenching drama focuses on two brothers, Tommo and Charlie Peaceful and their journey from the idyllic English countryside to the hell of no-man’s-land. There is a terrible injustice at the heart of this story which has haunted many families in real life: the execution of soldiers for cowardice. This makes for gripping viewing and carries a genuine emotional impact – you’ll want to know more about this fascinating and tragic issue.
This resource covers a range of book adaptations on film.
Our Introduction to the Private Peaceful resource offers a range of exciting activities for studying World War One...
Kathryn Bigelow became the first female Best Director Oscar-winner for this tense action film about mentally pressured bomb squad specialists in Iraq.
14–16 years 126 mins
Set during World War One, this film from legendary director Jean Renoir about three French soldiers in a prison camp portrays war's harsh realities.
14+ years 109 mins
The conflict in Vietnam provides the backdrop for one of the best and most visceral war movies of all-time.
16+ years 147 mins
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With the start of a new school year upon us, we've highlighted some of our great free resources for use with key calendar events and throughout the Autumn term.
Reading time 4 mins
How World War One drama 'Journey's End' captures an authentic portrait of life in the trenches and the personal cost of war for a contemporary audience.
Reading time 7 mins
We explore how film can be used to teach young people about the far-reaching impact and effect that war and conflict can have, on both soldiers and civilians.
Reading time 4 mins
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