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Top 10 War Movies (Hollywood)

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Every year, there is a bunch of new blockbuster movies that earn huge applauses at cinemas and theaters as they are released that the audiences undoubtedly enjoy. But what makes a war movie great? It must have suspense, it must have drama and it must have some nail-biting scenes! Any movie that tends to romanticize the terror of war and panic of bloodshed will clearly be the best! Though the American film institute and other movie rating organizations improve their top movies list every year, however, their rankings may change from time to time. Here are mentioned the movies that are constantly ranked at the top when it comes to the theme “War”


#Apocalypse Now: - A 1979 American Heroic adventure War movie produced and directed by Francis Ford Coppola that was visually his great masterpiece and a ground-breaking symbol of his naturalistic skills. The movie is packed with the symbolic sequences featuring the violence, thriller, confusion and horrific madness of the Vietnam War. The film was also nominated for the eight Academy awards that included Best Picture, Best supporting actors, Best directors and Best screenplay awards. Starring Martin Sheen, Marlon Brando, and Robert Duvall, the story of the movie revolves around Captain Willard who was sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia in order to murder a traitorous colonel who has set himself up as their god among a regional tribe.

The Thin Red Line: - The Thin Red Line is a 1998 American Epic War film both written and directed by Terrence Malick. The film is based on the novel written by James Jones that tells a fictionalized version of the Battle of Mount Austen that took place on 15th December 1942. Starring Jim Vaciezel, Sean Penn, and Nick Nolte as leading characters, the movie focuses on the dispute at Guadalcanal during the World War-II.


Saving Private Ryan: - A 1998 American Epic War Adventure film that is based on the Invasion of Normandy in World War-II. The film is Directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Robert Rodat. The film earned huge fame due to its fantabulous graphics and a realistic sketch of War. Starring Tom Hanks, Matt Damon and Tom Sizemore, the plot follows the Normandy landings, a troop of U.S soldiers go behind the opponent lines to recoup a paratrooper whose brothers have been murdered during the War.

Empire of the Sun: - Based on a J.G. Ballard’s Autobiographical novel, Steven Spielberg directed this movie packed with Terror of war and drama. Starring Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, and Nigel Havers, the film tells the story of a young boy from a wealthy British family who becomes a prisoner in a Japanese internment war during the world war-II.

Full Metal Jacket: - A 1987 war film both produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. The screenplay of the movie is based in Hasford’s Novel “The Short-Timers”. Starring Matthew Herr, Adam Baldwin and Vincent D`Onofrio, the storyline of the movie gathers around a platoon of U.S Marines through their training and experiences the Platoon’s Marines in the Tet Offensive during the Vietnam War.


Enemy at the Gates: - A 2001 American adventure and thriller film directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. The screenplay of the film is based on William Craig`s nonfiction book “Enemy at the gates: The Battle for Stalingrad”. The story describes the events that surround the Battle of Stalingrad that happened in the winter of 1942-43. The whole plot of the film is based on war stories that were told by Soviet Sniper Vasily Zaytsev.

Platoon: - Platoon is an American Adventure and War film written and directed by Oliver Stone. The movie first came on the screen in 1986. Starring Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe and Charlie Sheen, stone wrote the film based upon his personal experiences as a U.S infantryman during the war of Vietnam. The film won Best Director award for Oliver Stone, as well as the Best sound Mixing and Film Editing. The movie was also added in the list of top 100 movies in 1998.

We were soldiers: - A 2002 War Film that sketches the Battle of La Drang happened on November 1965. The film was directed by Randall Wallace. The Plot of the film is based on the book We Were Soldiers Once…And Young. The story marvelously schemes the first major battle of American Phase of Vietnam War and the soldiers who fought it.

Tears of Sun: - Tears of the sun is a 2003 American Drama and Action war film portraying the U.S Navy Seal. The film was directed by Antoine Fuqua and was written by Alex Lasker and Patrick cirillio.


Black Hawk Down: - An American-British War film that appeared on the screen in 2002. The film is directed by Ridley Scott and It is an adaptation of the 1999 book of the same name by Mark Bowden based on his series of articles published in The Philadelphia Inquirer.. The film features a wonderful cast starring Josh Hartnett, Eric Bana, and Ewan McGregor. The film also won two Oscar awards at the 74th Academy Awards.


So if you like adventurous movies packed with the thrill of and War and fight, then you must go through these top ten Blockbuster and award-winning movies!

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