Top 10 War Films

Wednesday, February 2 by Yvonne Glasgow

The top 10 war films of all time are all classics, no matter how new or old they are. War film buffs will want to watch this entire list, if they haven't already. Each of these movies tell the tales of war and the people who fought in them.

  1. “Saving Private Ryan” was Spielberg's 1998 realistic, yet brutal, look at WWII. This D-day war film stars Tom hanks, Barry pepper, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns, Adam Goldberg, Vin Diesel, Giovanni Ribisi and Matt Damon.
  2. “Schindler's List” is a 1993 war film about a Nazi hero. This Steven Spielberg film stars Liam Neeson. “Schindler's List” won an Oscar.
  3. “Black Hawk Down” is a war film from 2001 that is based on the 1993 U.S. Raid on Mogadishu, Somalia. This war film tells of the choppers that were shot down during a mission and what the soldiers had to do to survive on the streets of Mogadishu. Stars Eric Bana and Josh Hartnett.
  4. “The Hurt Locker” is an award winning war film from 2008 about the Iraq war. This film took watchers right into the battle with the bomb squad. An edge-of-the seat- film. Big name stars in the film were Guy Pearce and Ralph Fiennes.
  5. “A Bridge Too Far” from 1977 is based in World War II times. This war torn film is an interesting look into the war and it is full of star. “A Bridge Too Far” stars Laurence Olivier, Gene Hackman, Michael Caine, Anthony Hopkins, Ryan O'Neal, Sean Connery and Robert Redford.
  6. “All Quiet On The Western Front” is a 1930 war film that looks at WWI. This anti-war film goes in depth into the horrors of actual combat. Stars Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim and John Wray.
  7. “The Longest Day” is a 1962 portrayal of the events of D-Day, WWII. This poignant war film star Paul Anka, Richard Burton, Red Buttons, Sean Connery and John Wayne.
  8. “Kelly's Heroes” is a 1970 WWII based war film also. It is about some soldiers that jump enemy lines for a secret Nazi treasure. Stars Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas and Don Rickles.
  9. “The Dirty Dozen” is a violent war film from 1967 about the horrible events in WWII. This is a war movie above most other war movies. It stars Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine and Charles Bronson.
  10. “Hamburger Hill,” from 1987, is about one of the bloodiest battles in the Vietnam War. This war film stars Don Cheadle and Dylan McDermott
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