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Top 10 War Movies Of All Time

If you're a movie enthusiast, you know your list of top movies can never be complete without some movies portraying war. Here's a list of some of the most amazing war movies of all time.

1

Paths of Glory

Paths of Glory

This 1957 drama/ anti war film is about the futility and irony of the war in the trenches, is shown as a unit commander in the French army must deal with the mutiny of his men and a glory-seeking general. Directed by Stanley Kubrick, this movie is much watch for every serious movie lover.

2

Apocalyse Now

Apocalyse Now

Captain Willard is sent to Cambodia on a dangerous mission to assassinate a renegade colonel who has won the trust of a local tribe. Francis Ford Coppola has directed this masterpiece that shows the true chaos in war. The movie earned 150 million USD and won a lot of awards like the Palme d'Or, Academy Award for Best Cinematography,etc.

3

Scindler's List

Scindler's List

Oskar Schindler, a German industrialist and member of the Nazi party, tries to save his Jewish employees after witnessing the persecution of Jews in Poland. Released in 1993 and directed by none other than Steven Spielberg, this movie struck a chord with everyone and shows how nazi torn germany's bleak present cast a shadow on the future of the jews only to be protected by one man.It earned 321.2 million USD in the box office.

4

Inglorious Bastards

Inglorious Bastards

A young Jewish refugee living in Nazi-occupied France plans to eliminate elite German officers. Her scheme coincides with a Jewish-American troop of guerilla soldiers famously known as 'Basterds'. Screenplay and direction by one of the best director's in the world, Quentin Tarantino, the movie won millions of fans when it came out and is still on people's favourite war movies' list.

5

The Thin Red Line

The Thin Red Line

A group of soldiers face an unlikely battle at the Guadalcanal, where they fight all odds in order to survive. As the war progresses, they lose out on each other while still hoping to win the war.

6

The Deer Hunter

The Deer Hunter

In the backdrop of the US-Vietnam war, three friends who join the army to fight in Vietnam are later captured by the enemy forces. They manage to escape but are soon separated and imprisoned again.The movie won awards like Academy Award for Best Picture, Academy Award for Best Director, Academy Award for Best Actor in a supporting role, etc

7

Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan

This 1998 drama directed by Steven Spielberg won him an academy award for best director. During the Normandy invasion of World War II, Captain John Miller is assigned the task of searching for Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have already been killed in the war.

8

Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down

Captain Mike Steele leads a team of nearly 100 US Army Rangers who travel to the capital city of Mogadishu to nab the top two lieutenants of a Somali warlord. This two and a half hours' movie by Ridley Scott garnered 173 million dollars in the box office worldwide!

9

The Pianist

The Pianist

Gifted pianist Wladyslaw Szpilman is a Polish Jew. When the Nazis round up his family for the Nazi labour camps, he escapes and avoids capture by hiding in the ruins of Warsaw. Adrien Brody's brilliant acting chops makes this movie, he won the Academy award for best actor.

10

Platoon

Platoon

A platoon of American soldiers patrols, fights and dies in the jungles of Vietnam, dealing with the horrors of bloodthirsty warfare and the immorality of their political masters.