Accurate movies are so good. They show you the truth in a way that you can’t imagine. They transport you into the story and make you feel like you’re a part of it. The best part about accurate movies is that they always have happy endings, which is just what we need in these tough times.
- Saving Private Ryan, 1998
Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 American epic war film set during the invasion of Normandy in World War II. It follows United States Army Rangers Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) and his squad, who are on a mission to find and bring home Private
- We Were Soldiers, 2002
We Were Soldiers is a 2002 American war movie based on the book We Were Soldiers Once…And Young by Lieutenant General (Ret.) Hal Moore and war correspondent Joe Galloway.
- Black Hawk Down, 2001
Director Ridley Scott (Alien, Blade Runner) delivers a passionate, intense, and riveting war movie that’s not about America’s victory – but rather the tragedy of defeat.
- Full Metal Jacket, 1987
Full Metal Jacket is a 1987 British-American war film directed by Stanley Kubrick. The film follows a group of Marine recruits from their training at Parris Island to the battlegrounds of Vietnam. This movie is not military propaganda, but more of an anti-war satire. It depicts the dehumanizing effects that come with the dehumanizing act of war, as well as the mental trauma faced by those who have been through it all before.
- Letters from Iwo Jima, 2006
This film is about how the Japanese soldiers refused to give up and fought until the end of the war. It manages to show what it was like for those soldiers who did not have enough food or ammunition, but still had to keep fighting for their country. The movie has a lot of scenes showcasing warriors being killed by snipers, American bombing runs and tanks crossing over the island.
- Lone Survivor, 2013
Lone Survivor is a true story that can be seen from the perspective of Marcus Luttrell, who was a Navy SEAL, and his team. Lone Survivor tells the inspiring story of four Navy SEALs whose mission to capture or kill a Taliban leader in Afghanistan goes awry. Faced with extraordinary odds, they fight for their lives in an epic battle against the Taliban and Afghan civilians.
- A Bridge Too Far, 1977
This movie is about the Operation Market Garden in World War II and its failure. The main protagonist is Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, who wanted to make sure that the Allies could take control of bridges in Holland before Germany could end up using them as defense lines. In this operation, he planned to go through three bridges to get quickly into Germany and end the war as soon as possible.
- Glory, 1989
Glory, 1989 movie is about the first black regiment of Union soldiers during the American Civil War and in particular about their involvement in the Battle of Fort Wagner. Glory is a 1989 American war film directed by Edward Zwick, starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington and Cary Elwes. The screenplay was adapted by Kevin Jarre from his own 1985 Academy Award-winning film scenario for Zwick’s award-winning film The Killing Fields. It was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Elwes.
- Hamburger Hill, 1987
Hamburger Hill is a dramatization of the My Lai Massacre and the siege of Hamburger Hill. It tells the story of a group of men who are sent to a small rural village in Vietnam to find out where they can find weapons that may threaten their side.
- Stalingrad, 1993
The film follows a group of Russian soldiers as they try to survive the Battle of Stalingrad. In the movie, you see many small squads and their individual stories. The story is told from the perspective of the Russians in Stalingrad and their struggle against Nazi forces.
- Tora! Tora! Tora!, 1970
Tora! Tora! Tora!, released in 1970, was an American war film. It is the English-language version of a two-part Japanese movie about the attack on Pearl Harbor. Tora! Tora! Tora!, directed by Richard Fleischer, was released in 1970. It was an American-English-Japanese film that showed the attack on Pearl Harbor and its aftermath from both Japanese and American perspectives. It is considered to be one of the most accurate films about Pearl Harbor to date.
- Enemy at the Gates, 2001
Enemy at the Gates is a 2001 war movie that depicts the events of World War II. It is written by William Nicholson and directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. It tells the story of resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied Stalingrad, who aim to defeat the German army by targeting Colonel Heinrich Amsel. The film centers on two Soviet snipers, Lev Gunsky and Vasily Zaitsev, who have different styles of shooting but are both respected for their accuracy. Enemy at the Gates was released in theaters on November 22nd 2000 and grossed more than $80 million worldwide.
- Platoon, 1986
The platoon follows the trials of a group of raw recruits in Vietnam during the war. The platoon displays a large variety in personalities, each with their own struggles and stories. In this movie, the director shows us how young men are thrown into situations they can’t control. They are not fully aware of what’s going on, they don’t know what they are doing and they just want to survive and come back home alive.
- 84C MoPic, 1989
The movie “84C MoPic” is a 1989 American science fiction horror film written and directed by George Pavlou.
- Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, 2003
The 2003 movie Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is based on an 18th-century novel by Patrick O’Brian. It is about the ship HMS “Surprise” and its crew, both in terms of their actions during a battle with French ships, as well as their relationships with each other. The film was directed by Peter Weir and stars Russell Crowe as Captain Jack Aubrey and Paul Bettany as Dr. Stephen Maturin – Aubrey’s close friend as well as his doctor for both physical and psychological ailments.