In the WWII thriller ALLIED, an intelligence officer in North Africa (Brad Pitt) encounters a female French Resistance fighter (Marion Cotillard) on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Movie characters being in enemy territory is a perfect set up for a thriller, and having it in a war zone only heightens the tension. Here are some other films that took that classic trope and ran with it, each in their own unique way.
“ALLIED” is the story of intelligence officer Max Vatan (Pitt), who in 1942 North Africa encounters French Resistance fighter Marianne Beausejour (Cotillard) on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Reunited in London, their relationship is threatened by the extreme pressures of the war.