War Films 2009

Sunday, February 6 by Andrea Miller

If you're a movie buff, you probably want to check out some of the war films that came out in 2009. Though most of these 2009 war movies are dramas, a few have comedic elements as well. Read on for the list:

  1. "Inglorious Bastards" Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, and Eli Roth star in writer/director Quentin Tarantino's follow-up to 2007's "Grindhouse." The film focuses on a group of Jewish soldiers who brutally kill Nazis during World War II. This war film was nominated for eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and Christoph Waltz won the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his role.
  2. "Brothers" This war drama stars Tobey Maguire and Natalie Portman as a married couple whose lives are shattered when Maguire returns from active duty and must deal with the mental anguish brought on by his service. Jake Gyllenhaal, playing Maguire's brother, also stars. Maguire was nominated for a Golden Globe for his heart-wrenching performance.
  3.  "The Men Who Stare at Goats" In this comedic war movie, George Clooney plays a journalist reporting in Iraq who meets a man claiming to have paranormal powers. Ewan McGregor, Jeff Bridges, and Kevin Spacey also star in this unconventional, hilarious film.
  4. "The Messenger" This wartime drama stars Ben Foster as an American soldier who falls for his fallen officer's widow. The movie received two Academy Award nominations; one for Best Screenplay, and one for costar Woody Harrelson's Best Supporting Actor performance.
  5. "Triage" Colin Farrell and Jamie Sives star as photojournalist colleagues who specialize in covering wars. When one goes missing, his wife sets out to investigate his disappearance.