movies on the subject tend to be pretty heartbreaking as well. If you're in the mood for some genocidal entertainment, you might want to see a therapist or something. But here are five movies about genocide anyway.
"Full Metal Jacket"
Kubrick's war/anti-war masterpiece, it will be hard to disagree. The real heartbreak in the movie though comes from watching the relatively innocent recruits become killing machines.
"New Jack City"
No one could argue that "Schindler's List" isn't about genocide – in fact it's about the most famous instance of genocide in history: The Holocaust. Steven Spielberg manages to wring both tears and inspiration from the true story of one German who managed to save hundreds of Jewish lives during World War II.
"Black Hawk Down"
Although it doesn't deal with Somalian genocide directly, Ridley Scott's war film "Black Hawk Down" shows in horrifying detail the ripple effect of such events. Josh Hartnett leads a group of Army Rangers sent to Somalia to intervene in civil war and genocide, and the results are unforgettably violent and bloody.
One good thing about movies about genocide is that they can bring attention to genocides that may have passed under the radar. That was the case with the horrible situation in Rwanda, which was illuminated in the minds of many moviegoers with "Hotel Rwanda" starring Don Cheadle. In fact, one of the themes of the movie is the apathy of those lucky enough to not live in affected areas.