We watch films for the sake of entertainment yet some movies leave a mark in our hearts and deeply move us. War movies have always been loved because of the emotions and pride regarding human courage they evoke in us. May it be a foreign war movie or regional ones, war movies are interesting due to the subject matter they dwell on. If you are a movie buff then you should be well acquainted with this genre of movies. Here is a list of top five war movies that you must watch if you haven’t already.
The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker is a cult classic movie directed by Katherine Bigelow. The movie dwells on the Iraq wars, the way it shaped the lives of those who fought in it, the strange comradeship etched by war and the nerve wrecking impact of war. Jeremy Renner, cast in the role of Sergeant First Class William James, has perfectly executed his part. The movie has a humane touch which sets it apart from the rest.
Rome, Open City
Another classic war film made by Roberto Rossellini, the Rome, Open City has been revered as a masterpiece for a long time. It revolves around the Nazi invasion of Rome and the Italian resistance. The best thing about the movie is that it was shot in the Rome wrecked by Nazis. During a shot of Nazis arresting a bunch of men, a streetwalker had even pulled out a gun to threat the Nazis. The authentic depiction is undoubtedly vital for enriching movie lovers.
Saving Private Ryan
Set in the backdrop of Normandy invasion at the time of Second World War, Saving Private Ryan is a favorite of many ardent movie buffs. This war movie has been directed by Steven Spielberg and considered one of his bests. It covers the story of a group of US Army rangers trying to find Private First Class James Francis Ryan played by Matt Damon.
Directed by Farhan Akhtar, the Hrithik Roshan starrer Lakshya portrays how an aimless youth finds an aim and direction in life by joining the Indian army. It also shows how the protagonist Karan rises to the post of Acting Captain and leads a small troop successfully against the Pakistani army.
A Few Good Men
This movie has been made based on the stage play written by Aaron Sorkin. Sorkin teamed up with Rob Reiner for making the film. Crisp and heart touching dialogues and emotional scenes make this Tom Cruise, Demi Moore and Jack Nicholson starred movie a favorite till date.
War movies tell stories of the courage and sincerity of the militaries and army officers. They inspire courage and love for one’s nation. Some war movies also dwell on the futility of war and violence.