"War is hell" but it's very entertaining. My favorite war films.
Oct 15, 2009
The war movie has been around since the age of cinema began, A lot of movies about war have been made but a very few are what I consider classic films. These are my personal favorites and they deal with wars involving soldiers, partisans, rebels and sadly civilians. As always these are in no particular order and I'll add more to it in the future.
My favorite film about World War II. Sam Fuller's war classic that was based upon his own experiences whilst on the battle front. Check out the restored version and you'll see why I feel it's one of the best war films.
The dehumanization process and the breakdown of individuality. The steps that are necessary to prepare a soldier for war. Kubrick's underrated masterpiece follows one soldier from basic training to the battle front.
See the full review, "The Vietnam War through the lens of Stanley Kubrick.".
War is not created by civilians but it's fought by them. Sam Peckinpah's only war film is also one of his best works. James Coburn does a masterful job as the battle weary Sgt. Steiner.
See the full review, "An underrated classic from Sam Peckinpah.".
The Indian Wars were a bloody and mismatched conflict between the US Army and the Native Americans. This film captures the horrific and brutal warfare the US Calvary inflicted upon the plains indians. Women and children were not spared.