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Filmography - War Movies: Cold War

Films on DVD as of June 2011. Includes films with combat and/or wartime settings

War Movies Filmography - Cold War

Titles available on DVD as of June 2011. 

Includes films with combat and/or wartime settings.

This is a selective list of video holdings in the American University Library. Filmographies are created by doing multiple keyword searches in the ALADIN catalog to capture as many titles on a topic as possible. For complete up-to-date holdings (including VHS tapes) please refer to the library ALADIN catalog (




The Bedford incident. 2003. 1 videodisc (102 min.). "Nerve-racking suspense surrounds The Bedford incident, the tale of a U.S. naval vessel on a routine NATO patrol that ends up in a freakish showdown with a Russian submarine"--Container. HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 7065

Dr. Strangelove or, How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb. 2001. 1 videodisc (90 min.). A satire in which the U.S. president and his military advisors struggle ineptly to avert a holocaust after a psychotic Air Force general launches a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union because he fears that the Russians are poisoning the water supply in the United States. The DVD also contains two shorts, "The Art of Stanley Kubrick from short films to Strangelove" and "Inside the making of Dr. Strangelove.". HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 37

Fail-safe. 2000. 1 videodisc (112 min.). A computer malfunction causes nuclear-equipped American bombers to destroy Moscow and the president of the United States has to take terrible measures to appease the Soviets and prevent all-out nuclear war. HOME USE COLLECTION DVD 4009