If it were not for WWII would the film still be able to operate? I feel like even as just a background the war plays a crucial part in making the films I chose, LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN and THE SOUND OF MUSIC, they would not be able to exist or have the drama that makes them so intriguing. The bloody parts of the war, the psychological effects of fighting are interesting, are sufficient, but not necessary to provide great drama. I think a film about the effects on lives as a result of the war are equally important and can make for good drama/comedy/insert genre. The easiest one that fits this mold is SCHLINDER'S LIST, there are some German troops, but there isn't any fighting or crucial battles mentioned, so does that not make it a war film?