Some of the Most Memorable War Movies of All Time

Hollywood has always seemed to love films about war. War movies usually reflect true events in some point in time, and usually are serious in nature due to the subject matter. For any great war in history, there seems to have been a movie created about it.

But which films regarding the topic of war are the best of all time? The following are some of my favorites.

Say what you want about Mel Gibson. Yes, he is crazy and clearly has some issues based on the recent phone recordings that have leaked of his. But that does not take away from the masterpiece that is Braveheart. Based on the legend of William Wallace, this film remains one of my favorites.

A film taking place during the age of the Roman empire that certainly makes my list is Gladiator. Russell Crowe stars as Maximus, a fugitive general who is on a crusade for vengeance as he attempts to bring down an evil emperor, played by Joaquin Phoenix.

Tackling the subject matter of World War II is one of the greatest films ever made, Schindler’s List. People think of movies like Jaws, Jurassic Park and E.T. when they think of Steven Spielberg, but in my opinion, this is the most important movie he has ever made.

How to pick from the myriad great movies regarding subject matter from the Vietnam War? My personal favorite movie regarding Vietnam is Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now. I love everything about this movie, as it gives a terrifying look to the shock and trauma that Vietnam had on many of its soldiers.

When it comes to films about the Civil War, it does not get better than Glory. This film stars Denzel Washington in one of his greatest roles of all time. This is a character building film.

It is amazing to look at this list and realize how many other great films could have made it. I just may have to make another list.