In no particular order here is a list of the best war movies of all time. Each flick represents a different time in our long history of war, from the ancient Battle of Thermopylae loosely represented in the epic motion picture 300, to a fictional depiction of how the war in Iraq started in the movie The Green Zone.
I tried extremely hard to keep the list under ten but the more I thought about the dozens of war movies I had seen in the past the longer the list grew. All of the movies listed are full of action, and nail biting drama. Some of the movies have a love story, all of them have big guns, a lot of dead bad guys, and even bigger explosions. In Glory the Civil War is played out in one of the best and important movies of all time in. Denzel Washington takes over with an outstanding performance, and that’s saying a lot with a cast that includes Morgan Freeman.
My favorite movie out of the short list is Black Hawk Down, it is a true story based on the life of Sergeant First Class Norm “Hoot” Gibson a member of Delta Force. Hoot is a character that keeps you hanging to his every word and squeeze of the trigger. Besides the fact the movie is thoroughly entertaining, it accurately portrays the Army and the type of men we have fighting in our elite branches of the military like Delta Force and Army Rangers. If you love watching movies and especially war flicks, you cant go wrong with this quality list. Enjoy!
1. Black Hawk Down
2. The Green Zone
3. The Kingdom
5. Saving Private Ryan
6. Tears of the Sun
8. We Were Soldiers
9. The Last Samurai
11. Inglourious Basterds
12. Behind Enemy Lines
13. The Tuskegee Airman: A movie about the first Black Americans to fly fighter jets in WWII. A true story of life in the military for Blacks during the time and their success as officers in the Air Force.
14. The Unit: Technically not a movie, but still one of the best war series of all time. Its about a branch of the military called Delta Force and their lives as secret soldiers.