Don’t miss out! Argunners Magazine keeps you updated on new upcoming (top) Movie, TV-serie and Documentary releases, so that you don’t miss out anything. In this list are the new World War II Movie, Documentary and TV-series releases (and upcoming) for the Year 2016. Updated on August 22, 2016!
1944: Forced to Fight
Good news for Europeans who were waiting to have the subtitled version of the Estonian World War II Movie “1944” (in Germany released as Brüder / Feinde). The movie has been released in the United Kingdom (also available to all other European countries) as “1944: Forced to Fight”
1944: Forced to Fight deals with the events of 1944 in Estonia, from the Battle of Tannenberg Line in July until the Sõrve Peninsula fell into the hands of the Red Army in November. The film focuses on the individual within the context of war, rather than war itself, and shows the war from both perspectives – those of the Red Army and the German Army.
You can watch the trailer here and order the DVD via Amazon.
The story of intelligence officer Max Vatan (Brad Pitt), who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Marion Cotillard) on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war.
The movie will be starring: Brad Pitt, Lizzy Caplan, Marion Cotillard and Matthew Goode. The director is Robert Zemeckis, known for films such as Forest Gump, Cast Away and Flight. Allied will be released on: November 23, 2016.
You can watch the trailer here. The movie has been released.
Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer
The Allies are poised to invade France and finally defeat the German army. But in Walmington-on-Sea morale amongst the Home Guard is low. Their new mission then – to patrol the Dover army base – is a great chance to revive spirits and reputation, that is until glamorous journalist Rose Winters arrives to write about their exploits, setting the pulses racing and putting the local women on red alert.
MI5 then discover a radio signal sent direct to Berlin from Walmington-on-Sea. There’s a spy on the loose! The outcome of the war is suddenly at stake, and it falls to our unlikely heroes to stand up and be counted.
USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage
USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage is an upcoming war movie which is directed by Mario Van Peebles and written by Cam Cannon and Richard Rionda Del Castro. Star actor is Nicolas Cage who will play Captain Charles Butler McVay, other starring actors are Tom Sizemore, Thomas Jane, Matt Lanter, Brian Presley and Cody Walker. The movie is set for release on May 30, 2016 during Memorial Day however there is currently no official trailer. Hannibal Classics has developed the film for five years, consulting with survivors, the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Coast Guard.
Mel Gibson has started production on World War II drama Hacksaw Ridge in New South Wales, Australia, starring Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn and Sam Worthington. The first photographs for this new upcoming drama have been released.
The movie is based on the life of Desmond T. Doss, a medic who served during the Battle of Okinawa, who refused to kill or carry a weapon into combat and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to earn the Congressional Medal of Honor.
You can read more in this article.
It follows the stories of five highly skilled young recruits – Canadian, American and British – torn from their ordinary lives to train as agents in an ultra-secret facility on the shores of Lake Ontario. These agents parachute behind enemy lines, where they’re fair game for torture and execution. From elegant hotels to hellholes in the field, it’s one risky operation after another, masterminded by the brains of Camp X.
Home Fires (TV-Series)
Home Fires follows a group of inspirational women in a rural Cheshire community where the shadow of World War II is casting a dark cloud over their lives. The isolated village couldn’t feel further away from the impending bloodshed and battlefields and yet it is not immune from the effects of war. As the conflict takes hold, and separates the women from their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers, the women find themselves under increasing and extraordinary pressures in a rapidly fragmenting world.
Five Seconds of Silence
Set in 1942 following a French-Canadian spy who falls in love and marries a French agent during a dangerous mission in Casablanca. He is notified that his wife is likely a Nazi spy and begins his own investigation of her.
The film stars Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Lizzy Caplan, and Jared Harris. The film will be released on November 23, 2016 by Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox. Principal photography began in March 2016 in London.
ATTENTION: This Movie has been renamed to “Allied” ! See top of this article.
HHhH (Hitlers hjälte hette Heydrich)
1942: The Third Reich is at its peak. The Czech resistance in London decides to plan the most ambitious military operation of WWII: Anthropoid. Two young recruits in their late twenties, Jozef Gabcik and Jan Kubis, are sent to Prague to assassinate the most ruthless Nazi leader – Reich-protector Reinhard Heydrich, Head of the SS, the Gestapo, and the architect of the “Final Solution”.
Set between the two World Wars and based on true historical events, BITTER HARVEST conveys the untold story of the Holodomor, the genocidal famine engineered by the tyrant Joseph Stalin. The film displays a powerful tale of love, honour, rebellion and survival at a time when Ukraine was forced to adjust to the horrifying territorial ambitions of the burgeoning Soviet Union.
With an exceptional cast of established and rising stars, the film epically recreates one of the most dramatic and dangerous episodes in the history of 20th Century Europe.
The Zookeeper’s Wife
The Zookeeper’s Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the German invasion.
This new upcoming movie will tell the incredible story of a remarkable operation that took place in 1942 in Czechoslovakia. Anthropoid is based on a true event, Operation Anthropoid which was the code name for the assassination of SS-Obergruppenführer and General der Polizei Reinhard Heydrich, head of the Reichssicherheitshauptamt (Reich Main Security Office, RSHA), the combined security services of Germany, and acting Reichsprotektor of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia.
See a first view on the set here.
During the World War II, five different Chinese people fight their way through Japanese air force attacks to protect important military machine in Chongqing, 1940.
A railroad worker in China in 1941 leads a team of freedom fighters against the Japanese in order to get food for the poor. Starring Jackie Chan.
To be released October 3, 2016 in China.
Wir Waren Kameraden
“Wir Waren Kameraden” is a new upcoming World War II movie based on the true story of a German soldier, Helmut Böttger.
To be released September 26, 2016 in Norway.
All That Remains
The true story of Dr. Takashi Nagai, scientific pioneer, war hero, Christian convert and survivor of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, who worked tirelessly in his efforts to heal the wounds of a country utterly devastated by war.
The Luft Gangster: Memoirs of a Second Class Hero
In many ways, retired Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson, USAF (Ret) was fighting a fierce battle before, during and after his days as a Tuskegee fighter pilot (Red Tail) in World War II. Jefferson, 92, was shot down during a mission and spent nine months in Stalag Luft III, a German P.O.W. camp and location of ‘The Great Escape.’ When liberated by Gen. Patton’s 3rd Army, Lt. Col. Jefferson unknowingly became an eye witness to the atrocities at the Nazi Concentration Camp Dachau. It’s a fascinating account of bravery, perseverance and character. When he wasn’t fighting for his country, Jefferson was battling racism in his country.
Five runaways hurriedly find shelter in a barn hosted by the Flemish resistance in WWII. At the brink of discovery, a single tragic decision reverses their fortune.
Strike at Dawn
Belgian SAS commandos, in service of the British army, are sent out on a mission behind enemy lines in occupied France, June 1944.