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71 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?

  • FISCHER's rating of the film Battle of Britain

    Les scènes aériennes sont l'occasion de grandes prouesses techniques, mais elles se succèdent avec une trop grande rapidité. Le film est néanmoins un monument à la gloire des pilotes de l'aviation militaire, dans les limites du "talent" de Guy Hamilton... >>> Donc, pourquoi pas...

  • melly's rating of the film Battle of Britain

    Despite big stars playing dashing pilots, the main characters of this film are not human. (None of the characters have a proper story arc, let alone proper 40s hairdo.) The stars are the planes themselves, and their magnificent, riveting aerial battles. Even with their inaccuracies, they are virtually unrivaled in film. BoB also includes 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.

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