Landmines at the Movies!
Have you seen a movie where landmines are included as part of the plot? If so, we want to know about it!
The MBCBL is studying the role played by landmines in popular films and is compiling a list of films that include landmines in the plot.
Many documentaries have been made to raise awareness of the devastating effects that landmines have on individuals and communities. But antipersonnel and antivehicle landmines have also appeared in popular films for decades.As part of its project, the MBCBL also wants to learn if the attitude towards landmines has evolved in popular movies in the same way it has in the global community which created an international treaty in 1997 to ban antipersonnel landmines.
If you know of a movie that makes reference to or shows landmines, click here to send us a message! Let us know the name of the movie and how landmines are included in the plot. Clicking on the movie title will direct you to the Internet Movie Database page for the film (in progress).
MOVIE DIRECTOR STARRING ROLE of LANDMINES
Monuments Men (2013) George Clooney George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray Visual - character steps on but does not trigger landmine (trailer)
Exporting Raymond (2010) Philip Rosenthal Philip Rosenthal Reference - former Russian soldier describes injury received from landmine.
Terminator Salvation (2009) McG Christian Bale Visual - characters walk through marked minefield containing magnetic AP mines.
Micmacs (2009) Jean-Pierre Jeunet Dany Boon Visual - numerous references
Triage (2009) Danis Tanovic Colin Farrell Visual - vehicle hits mine
Defiance (2008) Edward Zwick Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber Visual - partisans place mines underneath railway track
Get Smart (2008) Peter Segal Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway Reference - threat of punishment to find landmines with a hammer.
Traitor (2008) Jeffrey Nachmanoff Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce Reference - character makes reference to dismantling Soviet AP mines in Afghanistan.
War Inc. (2008) Joshua Seftel John Cusack, Hilary Duff, Marisa Tomei Visual and Reference
Rambo (2008) Sylvester Stallone Sylvester Stallone Visual - main character eliminates enemy using claymore munitions.
Charlie Wilson's War (2007) David Abbott Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts Effect of landmines on refugees and children.
The Hunting Party (2007) Richard Shepard Richard Gere, Terrence Howard Reference - mine contamination in Bosnia, demining, characters jokingly warn to look out for landmines
Sicko (2007) Michael Moore Michael Moore Reference - warning of mines at Guantanamo.
Hot Fuzz (2007) Edgar Wright Simon Pegg Visual - A naval mine is collected as evidence and later explodes destroying a police station.
Days of Glory (2006) Rachid Bouchareb Jamel Debbouze, Samy Naceri, Roschdy Zem Visual - Trip-wire mines are set off by victims during World War II.
You for Smoking (2005)
Jason Reitman Aaron Eckhart, William H. Macy, Robert Duvall Visual - Landmine salesman shown suffering from lack of sales due to public backlash.
Jarhead (2005) Sam Mendes Jake Gyllenhaal Reference - clearing minefield as part of Operation Desert Storm. Visual - soldier training with claymore munition.
Lord of War (2005) Andrew Niccol Nicholas Cage Reference - landmines as part of arms trade.
9th Company (2005) Fedor Bondarchuk Artur Smolyaninov Visual - Soviet troops in Afghanistan encounter their own butterfly mine - soldier detonates mine by throwing large rock on it.
Fateless (2005) Lajos Koltai
Reference - concentration camp worker mentions past work in Ukraine clearing landmines during World War II.
The Interpreter (2005) Sydney Pollack Sean Penn, Nicole Kidman Reference - character's family killed by mines.
The Punisher (2004) Jonathan Hensleigh Thomas Jane, John Travolta Visual - main character eliminates enemy using claymore munitions.
Turtles Can Fly (2004) Bahman Ghobadi Soran Ebrahim Visual - children have lost limbs to landmines, children gather and sell landmines for money.
Bad Boys II (2003) Michael Bay Will Smith, Martin Lawrence Visual - characters encounter bounding mines at Guantanamo fenceline in Cuba.
Beyond Borders (2003) Martin Campbell Angelina Jolie Visual - character killed by landmine.
Tears of the Sun (2003) Antoine Fuqua Bruce Willis Visual - main character uses claymore munitions to slow down pursuers.
S.W.A.T. (2003) Clark Johnson Colin Farrell, Samuel L. Jackson Visual - criminals plant claymore mine to ambush police.
Sniper 2 (2002) Craig R. Baxley Tom Berenger Visual - main character escapes booby traps composed of MRUD claymore munitions.
El Alamein (2002) Enzo Monteleone Paolo Briguglia Visual - minefields and Italian soldiers falling victim to mines during World War II.
Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
John Moore Owen Wilson, Gene Hackman Visual - character steps on what appears to be bounding mine.
No Man's Land (2001) Danis Tanovic Branko Djuric, Rene Bitorajac Visual - integral part of the plot of film set during Bosnia's civil war. An excellent dark comedy.
Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001) John Madden Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, John Hurt Visual - characters seen planting anti-vehicle mines
Proof of Life (2000) Taylor Hackford Russell Crowe Visual - character plants claymore munition.
Harrison's Flowers (2000) Elie Chouraqui Andie MacDowell, Adrien Brody Reference - character warned of danger of mines.
Proof of Life (2000)High Explosive (2000) Timothy Bond Patrick Bergen, Désirée Nosbusch Visual - deminers clear mines in Angola while confronting rebels and mercenaries.
Three Kings (1999) David O. Russell George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg Visual - mines seen as obstacles during first Gulf War.
The General's Daughter (1999) Simon West John Travolta, Madeleine Stowe Visual - character activates bounding mine at end of film at military training area.
When Trumpets Fade (1999) (TV) John Irvin Ron Eldard ?
Sweepers (1998) Keoni Waxman Dolph Lundgren Visual - Former landmine specialist searches for new explosive device.
Saving Private Ryan (1998) Steven Spielberg Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore Reference and Visual - characters talk about mines as obstacles and use command detonated mines during World War Two.
Peacekeepers (1997) (TV) Brad Turner Gabriel Hogan Visual - Canadian peacekeeper clears mines from building.
Fire Down Below (1997) Felix Enriquez Alcala Steven Seagal Visual - main character uses claymore munitions to harassass opponents.
The English Patient (1996) Anthony Minghella Ralph Fiennes, Juliet Binoche Visual - characters killed by anti-vehicle landmine during World War II.
Canadian Bacon (1995)
Michael Moore Alan Alda, John Candy Reference - character talks about mining a bay.
Blown Away (1994) Stephen Hopkins Jeff Bridges, Tommy Lee Jones Visual - bomb disposal expert teaches colleagues about landmines - specifically bounding mines.
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) Barry Levinson Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker Visual - main character's jeep hits what appears to be a landmine on the road during the American war in Vietnam.
Predator (1987) John McTiernan Arnold Schwarzeneger Visual - Green Beret team uses claymore munitions to protect their over night site.
Commando (1985) Mark L. Lester Arnold Schwarzeneger Visual - main character uses claymore munitions to attack hostile bodyguards.
Red Dawn (1984) John Milius Patrick Swayze, Lea Thompson, Charlie Sheen Visual - characters detonate claymore munitions by remote control.
The Killing Fields (1984) Roland Joffe Sam Waterston, Haing S. Ngor Visual - characters killed by landmines near end of film.
Escape to Athena (1979) George P. Cosmatos Roger Moore, Telly Savalas Visual - what appear to be mine warning signs at POW camp
Kelly's Heroes (1970) Brian G. Hutton Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas Visual - characters prod their way through a minefield during World War II. Character killed by landmine.
Robert Mitchum, Peter Falk
Visual - American soldiers create safe path through minefield during World War II.
Attack on the Iron Coast (1968) Paul Wendkos Lloyd Bridges Reference - characters talk about laying naval mines during WWII.
Tobruk (1967) Arthur Hiller Rock Hudson, George Peppard ?
The Longest Day (1962) Ken Annakin et al Richard Burton, Henry Fonda Reference - German commanders discuss mines being used to defend Normandy coast
War Hunt (1962) Denis Sanders Robert Redford, Sydney Pollack Reference - characters talk of minefields during Korean War.
Hell is for Heroes (1962) Don Siegel Steve McQueen Visual - American soldiers move through minefield and mines are set off.
Sea of Sand (1958) Guy Green Richard Attenborough Visual - British soldiers create safe path through minefield during World War II.
Attack! (1956) Robert Aldrich Jack Palance, Eddie Albert, Lee Marvin
Reference - character warns that a road may be mined during World War II.
The Desert Rats (1953) Robert Wise Richard Burton Visual - Discussion of using minefields for defence of Tobruk.
The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951) Henry Hathaway James Mason Visual - marked minefields visible during World War II.