Christopher Nolan’s latest movie Dunkirk recently opened in theaters, and it has quickly been ranked by critics and the public as one of the greatest war movies ever made.
But there are perhaps few genres so rich in titles as the war movie. From classics like Saving Private Ryan and Schindler’s List to eccentric movies like Inglorious Bastards and Full Metal Jacket, there is a handful of war movies that will forever go to history.
Whether it examines the subject of heroism, friendship, adventure, or it’s infinite evils, these 15 titles all aim to explain the cruel and yet real complexity of war.
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