A group of Allied P.O.W.'s plan an intricate
escape from a Nazi prison camp during WWII.
The Great Escape (1963)
Directed by John Sturges
Written by James Clavell and W.R. Burnett
Starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence, James Coburn, Gordon Jackson
Based on the book by Paul Brickhill
Oscar Nominations - Best Film Editing
The Great Escape was an awesome film that showed just how much of a badass Steve McQueen was. In this film, we get to see one of the most complicated escape plans in history succeed and the journey their is quite amazing.
This film boasts an all star cast featuring some of the best actors of all time, all brought together to stick it to the Nazis. If there's ever been a movie that made me cheer for the Allies, it's The Great Escape. Of course, the ending is considerably bleak and slightly infuriating but it rounds out what I think is a great film.
Though the run-time is nearly three hours, it's not hard to get sucked into the narrative and find yourself lost in the movie. It's a solid war film that shows what can be accomplished by coming together for a common goal.