Check out the top 10 war movies to watch

Check out the top 10 war movies to watch

Movies they are part of an art that portrays reality, from the point of view of its author. These realities involve both pleasant and unpleasant themes, such as wars. Check here the 10 best war movies.

The best war movies

1. (2017)

Directed by Christopher Nolan, it narrates the siege of the allies carried out by the Germans on the beach of Dunkirk, in France, through two perspectives: an aerial and a land.

The film was nominated for seven Academy Awards in 2018, including Best Film, and won three: Sound Editing and Mixing, and Best Editing.

2. (1998)

tells the story of the trajectory of Captain John H. Miller (Tom Hanks), who receives a mission to command a group of the Second Battalion, with the aim of rescuing Private James Ryan (Matt Damon), the last living son of a widow.

The film won five Academy Awards in 1999, including Best Director for Steven Spielberg.

3. (1979)

Starring Marlon Brando, this Francis Ford Coppola film chronicles Captain Willard’s (Charlie Sheen) dangerous journey to kill Colonel Kurtz (Marlon Brando), who has gone mad.

In addition to the Oscars for Best Photography and Best Sound Mixing, was awarded the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 1979.

4. (1987)

Adapted from Gustav Hasford’s novel, it depicts the preparation of soldiers by Sergeant Hartman (R. Lee Ermey), who applies abusive methods in his training. While some succumb to pressure, others feel like great war machines.

Stanley Kubrick’s film was nominated for an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay at the 1988 ceremony.

R. Lee Ermey

5. (1957)

Also by Stanley Kubrick, and with Kirk Douglas playing Colonel Dax, the film tells the story of an imprudent mission ordered by Commander General George Broulard (Adolphe Menjou). When the plan fails miserably, three soldiers are chosen to be executed, while Dax protests against the court.

Based on the book of the same name by Humphrey Cobb, the film is considered one of the best anti-war films of all time.

6. (2009)

tells the story of American sergeants William James (Jeremy Renner) and JT Sanborn (Anthony Mackie), members of a bomb squad operating in Iraq.

The film won six Oscars in 2010, including Best Picture and Best Director for Kathrin Bigelow, being the first woman to win the award.

7. (1998)

With a cast made up of names like Sean Penn, Jim Caviezel and Adrien Brody, it portrays the struggle of Battalion Charlie members at the Battle of Guadalcanal during World War II.

Directed by Terrence Malick, the film was nominated for seven Oscars in 1999, but won none.

8. (1985)

Filmed in the former Soviet Union by Elem Klimov, this anti-war film tells the story of Florya (Aleksei Kravchenko), a young man separated from his commanders during World War II.

The film won the Golden Prize at the Moscow International Film Festival in 1985 and the Best Restored Film at the 2017 Venice Film Festival.

9. (1962)

This epic David Lean film tells the story of British officer TE Lawrence (Peter O ‘Toole), sent to Arabia with the aim of finding Prince Faisal and helping the Arabs in the fight against the Turks. Lawrence rebels against his superiors and faces a long journey through the desert to attack a well-protected Turkish point.

The film was nominated for ten gold statuettes from the Academy, and won seven, including Best Picture.

10. (2009)

Directed by Quentin Tarantino, tells the story of a group of American soldiers who, commanded by Lieutenant Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt), are tasked with scalping Nazi soldiers. At the same time, Jewish Shoshanna plans revenge on the Nazis, especially Colonel Hans Landa (Christoph Waltz).

The film was nominated for eight Academy statuettes, winning Best Supporting Actor, given to Christoph Waltz.

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