War movies. I guess this is a genre that will always be around because there always seems to be war in the world.
Most war films are either based on a historical war with a fictionalized setting, or about a biographical situation and character(s) setting. Almost all war films are really anti-war stories as they bring the viewer into a world of pain, horror, or a political agenda stating a “what was the purpose of all of this” type theme. Sometimes it’s about war itself, or about a specific war like the Vietnam or Iraq war.
Many of the great films of our generation have been war films, which is why I came up with this list.
Top 50 to 26 War Films of the 2000s –
Top 25 to 1 War Films of the 2000s –
The Hurt Locker (2008) and The Pianist (2002) are basically the 1A and 1B best war movies of this millennium. Both take us into worlds through the eyes of a main character. One trying to survive the Holocaust of WWII in The Pianist. The other about a character who really likes war because it’s what he knows best, in the Iraq conflict with the US. Both take us into unique points of view of what war does to people.
The rest…take a look at the links and read the reviews for each film. Hope you enjoy.