My Top Six Favorite War Movies

When it comes to movies, one of the most revered genres is War. War films have a certain prestige to them, and are expected to be great. It is not a coincidence that so many of the best award winning films of all time happen to be based around historical wars and battles.

This article will discuss some of the greatest movies of this genre to ever be released.

One film that I regretfully have to put on this list is Braveheart. Regardless of Mr. Gibson’s personality and beliefs in real life, he knocked it out of the park with this film. It is not a coincidence that it won the Academy Award for Best Picture of the Year.

Released in 1970, Patton was one of the best biopics of all time, about the controversial United States General of the same name. This film also won best picture of the year, and is considered a classic by any US film history enthusiast.

Schindler’s List is probably the most upsetting movie I have ever seen. Spielberg delivers on all accounts with this film that plays out more like a documentary than an original work. If you are looking for a World War II-based film that will change your way of thinking, this is it.

Saving Private Ryan is another movie that has to make my list. Also brought to us from the lens of Steven Spielberg, and based on the same war as Schindler’s List, this movie takes more of a look at the battle front. According to veterans of this war, the Battle of Normandy is depicted incredibly accurately in this film.

I also have to mention Lawrence of Arabia. Peter O’Toole stars as P.E. Lawrence in this film about a controversial British military figure and his inner conflicts during war. This film is the definition of a classic.

Platoon also is worth mentioning, even if I do not care for Oliver Stone. Charlie Sheen delivers in this Vietnam War epic.