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63 Ratings

Battle of Britain

Directed by Guy Hamilton
United Kingdom, 1969
Action, Drama, History


In 1940, the British Royal Air Force fights a desperate battle vs. the Nazi Germany Air Force for control of British air space to prevent a Nazi invasion of Britain.

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Battle of Britain Directed by Guy Hamilton

Awards & Festivals

National Board of Review

1970 | Winner: Top Ten Films

BAFTA Awards

1970 | Nominee: Best Sound Track

What are people saying?

  • melly's rating of the film Battle of Britain

    Plenty of dashing pilots, but the main characters of this film are not any of those introduced on ground--none of them have a proper story arc, let alone proper 40s hairdo--they are the aerial battles themselves. Despite some inaccuracies, they are magnificent, riveting, and virtually unrivaled in film. BoB also includes what is possibly the highest number of bailing-out scenes ever captured on film.

  • Federico Di Folco's rating of the film Battle of Britain

    Un buon film per tutti gli appassionati del genere bellico,in cui Hamilton dosa gli eventi in maniera nettamente marcata:a terra succede poco e niente,solo fase logistica,mentre in aria sfoggia ottimi movimenti,fotografia notevole e sequenze di assoluto livello.Anche la pungente ironia,tipica del cinema bellico americano,è azzeccata,sdrammatizza il tutto e lo rende più piacevole e godibile. Buono.

  • Stu Witmer's rating of the film Battle of Britain

    This is not a great motion picture. The story here Is unimportant. The parade of familiar British faces and the lack of a story actually helps this picture because the thing to watch is the planes! The aerial ballet is superb! If machines can be romantic this is it. Here, it is always a gloriously cloudy day over England but that's perfect for showing off he stunts with the marvelous machines.