33 Of The Best War Movies, From Historical Dramas To Gut-Wrenching Blockbusters (2023)

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Dunkirk (2017)

Set during World War II, Christopher Nolan's film chronicled the desperate Dunkirk evacuation of 335,000 Allied soldiers from the titular port in France. The ambitious war movie is segmented into three perspectives that follow a Royal Air Force pilot in the sky, civilians at sea, and troops stranded on Dunkirk. Shot on location with practical effects, the film was nominated for eight Academy Awards and made more than $500,000,000.Warner Bros. Pictures

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Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Universally praised for its harrowing realism in depicting the Allied invasion of Normandy, Saving Private Ryan employed real amputees to portray wounded soldiers and hundreds of authentic military uniforms. Its narrative of an American platoon rescuing a soldier whose brothers had died in battle was based on real military policy and the true case of Fritz Niland.DreamWorks Pictures

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The Last Samurai (2003)

Edward Zwick's sweeping epic chronicles the transformative journey of Nathan Algren (played by Tom Cruise) from former U.S. Army Captain to active ally of the samurai. Initially tasked to train the newly-formed Imperial Japanese Army to quash rural rebellions, Algren decides to help Japan's last remaining warriors, instead. Remarkably, his character was based on the real-life actions of French officer Jules Brunet, who helped the samurai resist Emperor Meiji's modernization efforts in the 1800s.Warner Bros. Pictures

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1917 (2019)

Directed by Sam Mendes, the World War I drama was set in the last remaining months of the continent-wide conflict. It depicted two young British soldiers sent across No Man's Land to alert high command of a trap set by German forces. While those two soldiers were fictional creations, their mission was in response to a real military maneuver known as Operation Alberich, which saw the Germans feigning retreat only to lure British troops to their deaths. DreamWorks Pictures

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Unbroken (2014)

Directed by Angelina Jolie, Unbroken chronicled the true journey of Louis Zamperini from running in the 1936 Olympics to surviving two years in a Japanese POW camp. The former Olympian had joined the U.S. Army Air Corps only to crash his faulty B-24 bomber into the ocean. Captured and tortured, he was only liberated after Japan's formal surrender in September 1945.Left: Wikimedia Commons; Right: Legendary Entertainment

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Braveheart (1995)

Based on the real historical figure of William Wallace, Mel Gibson's Braveheart took certain creative liberties while depicting the Scottish resistance against English rule in the 13th century. While the costumes were inaccurate, for instance, the film accurately captured a desperate group of colonized people fighting for independence. But the real execution of William Wallace was far worse than anything shown onscreen.Icon Entertainment International

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Andersonville (1996)

John Frankenheimer's historical drama depicted the brutal conditions of the Confederate Andersonville prison at the height of the Civil War. Loosely based on the diary of Union soldier John Ransom, the Emmy Award-winning TV movie explored the harrowing realities endured by prisoners of war — from meager rations to the deadly consequences of attempting to escape.Gideon Productions

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Pearl Harbor (2001)

For his one and only World War II film, director Michael Bay set his sights on the Pearl Harbor attack of Dec. 7, 1941. Equal parts romantic drama and historical action, the war movie followed two childhood friends into pilot school as the global conflict hit home. While rightfully criticized for its creative liberties, Bay's direction vividly captured how paralyzing Japan's bombing and kamikaze attacks must have been on American troops.Touchstone Pictures

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Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970)

Unlike Michael Bay's Pearl Harbor, this 1970 war epic was widely praised for how it detailed the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack. Universally considered a classic, the film explores Japan's preparations for war, U.S. military intelligence trying to decipher enemy communications, and the tragic catastrophe in Hawaii. Perhaps most admirable was that the film was directed by filmmakers from both countries — with Toshio Masuda and Kinji Fukasaku shooting the Japanese segments and Richard Fleischer manning the American portion.Twentieth Century Fox

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Downfall (2004)

Adolf Hitler's suicide on April 30, 1945, marked the end of Nazi Germany. It had been 10 days since his 56th birthday, and the Soviet Union had brought the dictatorship to its knees. Set in the Führer's Berlin bunker in the days before he swallowed cyanide and shot himself, Downfall explored the tragedy of Germany under the Third Reich. From Hitler's terrified secretaries and high-ranking zealots to brainwashed Nazi youths and desperate doctors, the Oscar-nominated war movie is an epic to behold.Constantin Film

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Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

Desmond Doss had just become an adult when he registered for the World War II draft. Though the Seventh-Day Adventist was revolted by guns, he nonetheless felt an overwhelming urge to aid in the war effort. The conscientious objector signed up to be a medic and found himself on the Okinawa Maeda Escarpment in 1945. The plateau was aptly named "Hacksaw Ridge" as Japanese troops strategically used it to fell U.S. soldiers with abandon. Remarkably, Doss saved the lives of 75 Americans without firing a single shot.Left: Wikimedia Commons; Right: Summit Entertainment

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Enemy at the Gates (2001)

Based on William Craig's 1973 nonfiction book of the same name, Enemy at the Gates chronicles the events surrounding the Battle of Stalingrad in the winter of 1942. The film's protagonist, Vasily Zaytsev, is based on a real Soviet sniper who tallied 242 kills in four months.Paramount Pictures

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Defiance (2008)

Set in Nazi-occupied Belarus in August 1941, Edward Zwick's Defiance follows the fictionalized Bielski brothers as they flee the Nazi forces sweeping through Eastern Europe. Determined not to be liquidated, the siblings form a resistance and decide to fight back. Filmed in the Lithuanian wilderness, the war movie explores human resilience in the face of annihilation — and what people will do to retain their dignity. Paramount Vantage

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Schindler's List (1993)

Directed by Steven Spielberg, Schindler's List chronicles the unspeakable liquidation of European Jews during World War II by Nazi Germany. The tragic drama follows the real Holocaust hero Oskar Schindler and his efforts to save as many "unwanted" persons as possible by hiring them as workers producing kitchenware in his factory. Armed with the special privilege of the Germans deeming his "business essential to the war effort," Schindler protected 1,200 Jews from extermination.Amblin Entertainment

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Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959)

Spurred by the socio-economic consequences of World War II, the French New Wave movement was defined by portable equipment, fragmented editing, and documentary-like realism. Director Alain Resnais used those then-unorthodox techniques to explore the nuclear aftermath of Hiroshima, crafting a nonlinear romantic drama that chronicles the memories of a couple who met in the Japanese city.Argos Films

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The Thin Red Line (1998)

Adapted from James Jones' 1962 novel of the same name, Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line dramatizes the Battle of Mount Austen during the Guadalcanal Campaign of World War II. With breathtaking cinematography and a cast of Oscar winners, the film depicts the harrowing onslaught endured by C Company troops of the U.S. Army in the Pacific Theater. Fox 2000 Pictures

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Apocalypse Now (1979)

Adapted from Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, Apocalypse Now follows a collection of soldiers on foot in war-torn Vietnam in the 1960s. Filmed in the Philippines in what has famously become one of the most grueling productions in cinematic history, the Vietnam War movie followed a U.S. Army Captain tasked to assassinate a decorated colonel who went rogue. A project that saw director Francis Ford Coppola risk financial ruin, the film won two Academy Awards and grossed over $100,000,000, instead.United Artists

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The Hurt Locker (2008)

Preserved in the United States Film Registry by the Library of Congress, Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker chronicles the adrenaline-fueled days of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team after the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq. While the high-octane action scenes brought audiences to theaters, the movie also introduced many viewers to the harrowing realities of post-traumatic stress disorder endured by American servicemen. Voltage Pictures

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Das Boot (1981)

While many of the best war movies follow soldiers in distant lands, Wolfgang Peterson's claustrophobic thriller was set beneath the surface of the sea during the World War II Battle of the Atlantic. Chronicling the unseen terrors encountered by a German u-boat crew, Das Boot humanizes naval service members of the most fascist regime of the 20th century. Bavaria Film

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Inglourious Basterds (2009)

Many of the best war movies exaggerate the facts in order to provide a captivating narrative. Quentin Tarantino, too, decided to approach World War II from an angle of alternate history with 2009's Inglourious Basterds. The film brought audiences into the fold of a rag-tag team of American soldiers tasked with eradicating Nazi Germany's high command at all costs — and offered a salacious alternative to Adolf Hitler's suicide, to boot.A Band Apart

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The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Director David Lean adapted The Bridge on the River Kwai from Pierre Bouelle's 1952 novel. The war movie explores the plight of British POWs who are forced to construct a strategically important bridge by their Japanese captors — as well as their risky efforts to delay its completion to protect their fellow Allies.Horizon Pictures

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The Great Escape (1963)

Directed by John Sturges, The Great Escape portrays Allied soldiers and their death-defying escape attempt from a German POW camp during World War II. Although the desperate American and British prisoners band together in a successful escape, any semblance of safety continues to elude them.The Mirisch Company

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Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)

Based on the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II, Clint Eastwood's historical drama chronicles the conflict from a Japanese perspective. Narratively centered on real-life Lieutenant General Tadamichi Kuribayashi as portrayed by Ken Watanabe, the tragic war movie depicts his last hopeless stand against invading American troops.Amblin Entertainment

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Platoon (1986)

A Vietnam War veteran himself, director Oliver Stone used his own experiences to craft the 1986 film. With a roster of A-list talent, the movie depicts a U.S. Army volunteer finding himself conflicted about the human atrocities his platoon commits on innocent Vietnamese citizens during the conflict.Hemdale

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The Battle of Algiers (1966)

Following 130 years of French rule over the African nation of Algeria, a group of young Muslim resistance fighters take up arms and rise against the colonial government in their country. Based on the French-Algerian War from 1954 to 1962, The Battle of Algiers was heavily inspired by the French New Wave movement and provided a harrowing documentary-like look into the war-torn capital of Algiers.Casbah Film

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Gallipoli (1981)

Centered around two men forbidden from enlisting in the Australian Army for being too young, Peter Weir's 1981 drama explores how a sense of patriotic duty can lead to fatal consequences. Depicting a side rarely seen in the genre, Gallipoli chronicles the rigors of a Western boot camp in Egypt — and the siblings' journey to the front lines of World War I.R&R Films

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Da 5 Bloods (2020)

Spike Lee's Da 5 Bloods is centered on a group of aging Vietnam War veterans and friends who return to the Southeast Asian country in search of buried treasure and the remains of a fallen, fellow soldier. With an all-Black cast of esteemed actors and a budget of $35 million, the war movie was released on Netflix to positive reactions — and an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score.40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks

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The Deer Hunter (1978)

The Deer Hunter is widely considered one of the greatest American films of all time. Directed by Michael Cimino, the three-hour-long Vietnam War epic transports viewers from the melancholy of being shipped off to war and the torturous ramifications endured by American POWs. It won the Best Picture Oscar at the 51st Academy Awards and was inducted into the Library of Congress in 1996.EMI Productions

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Three Kings (1999)

David O. Russell's satirical black comedy Three Kings starred George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, and Ice Cube as the titular U.S. soldiers embarking on a gold heist during the 1991 uprisings in Iraq against Saddam Hussein. Arguably the most unconventional Gulf War movie ever made, it's as biting and incisive as it is emotionally weighty.Village Roadshow Pictures

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Black Hawk Down (2001)

Based on journalist Mark Bowden's book of the same name, Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down revolves around the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu between the U.S. military and Somalian forces. Based on true events, it depicts the harrowing survival of American soldiers after the downing of two helicopters — and the relentless gunfire that ensued.Columbia Pictures

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War Horse (2011)

Directed by Steven Spielberg, War Horse is set in the British countryside during the outbreak of World War I. It follows a horse owner whose equine friend is sold off to English forces — and his desperate attempt across the battlefields to find him.DreamWorks Pictures

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Full Metal Jacket (1987)

Stanley Kubrick's Vietnam War movie follows a group of American soldiers as they endure the hardships of boot camp and lose their humanity while fighting in Southeast Asia. Famously averse to airplane travel after moving to the United Kingdom, Kubrick decided to film the entire movie in England. While the film opened to lukewarm reception, it has since been praised as one of the best war movies ever made.Harrier Films

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The Last of the Mohicans (1992)

Set in the New York area of Lake George during the French and Indian War in 1757, The Last of the Mohicans is a sweeping historical adventure film. Centered on the transport of Colonel Munro's two daughters to Fort William Henry, the movie explores how both the French and British relied on Native American allies during their westward expansion.Morgan Creek Productions

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What is considered the best Vietnam War movie? ›

Must-Watch Vietnam War Films – Military Connection's Top Ten List
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  6. Hamburger Hill (1987) ...
  7. Born on the Fourth of July (1989) ...
  8. Casualties of War (1989)

What movie has the most accurate depiction of war? ›

Top 10 Most Accurate War Movies
  • #8: “Come and See” (1985) ...
  • #7: “Das Boot” (1981) ...
  • #6: “We Were Soldiers” (2002) ...
  • #5: “Glory” (1989) ...
  • #4: “Black Hawk Down” (2001) ...
  • #3: “Platoon” (1986) ...
  • #2: “Letters from Iwo Jima” (2006) ...
  • #1: “Saving Private Ryan” (1998)
23 Nov 2019

What movie made fun of war of the Worlds? ›

Scary Movie 4, with all the core regulars back in action, makes fun of War of the Worlds, The Grudge, The Village, Saw and Saw II, Million Dollar Baby, and Brokeback Mountain.

What is the greatest movie ending of all time? ›

Best Movie Endings of All Time, Ranked
  • 8/10 The Notebook.
  • 7/10 Eyes Wide Shut.
  • 6/10 Fargo.
  • 5/10 The Godfather.
  • 4/10 Se7en.
  • 3/10 Psycho.
  • 2/10 Titanic.
  • 1/10 The Shawshank Redemption.
10 May 2022

Who was the best Vietnam soldier? ›

Sergeant First Class Jorge A. Otero Barreto (born 7 April 1937), a.k.a. "the Puerto Rican Rambo" and "Sergeant Rock", is a former United States Army soldier. He earned 38 military decorations during his career, and has been called the most decorated U.S. soldier of the Vietnam War.

Which movie has best battle scene? ›

Let's look at some of the best movies and television have to offer.
  • Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers - Battle of the Hornburg. ...
  • GOT - The Battle of the Bastards. ...
  • 300 - First Battle Scene. ...
  • Spartacus - Final Battle. ...
  • Avengers Infinity War - The Battle of Wakanda. ...
  • The Hobbit - The Battle of the Five Armies.

What's that song in every Vietnam movie? ›

John Fogerty claims he wrote “Fortunate Son” in just 20 minutes. But the music he made with Creedence Clearwater Revival has soundtracked visions of the Vietnam War in pop culture for what feels like an eternity.

Which country did the most to win World War 2? ›

Outside Britain, Europeans tend to say it was the United States that contributed most to winning WWII – and relatively few credit the USSR. Next week will mark the 70th anniversary of VE day, the day Nazi Germany officially surrendered in the Second World War.

What was the highest grossing movie in 1944? ›

Going My Way

What was the most critically acclaimed film in 1939? ›

Academy Awards
  • Best Picture: Gone with the Wind – David O. ...
  • Best Director: Victor Fleming – Gone with the Wind.
  • Best Actor: Robert Donat – Goodbye, Mr. ...
  • Best Actress: Vivien Leigh – Gone with the Wind.
  • Best Supporting Actor: Thomas Mitchell – Stagecoach.

What is the most brutal war movie? ›

15 Intense War Movies So Real, They're Almost Too Hard To Watch
  • The Pianist (2002) ...
  • Fury (2014) ...
  • The Thin Red Line (1998) ...
  • Glory (1989) ...
  • Apocalypse Now (1979) ...
  • Full Metal Jacket (1987) Director: Stanley Kubrick. ...
  • Platoon (1986) Director: Oliver Stone. ...
  • Schindler's List (1993) Director: Steven Spielberg.
4 Jul 2017

What war movie is based on a true story? ›

The Best War Movies Based on True Stories List
  • Platoon.
  • Saving Private Ryan.
  • Full Metal Jacket.
  • Black Hawk Down.
  • The Pianist.
  • We Were Soldiers.
  • Letters from Iwo Jima.
  • American Sniper.
21 Nov 2022

Which movie version of war and Peace is the best? ›

Of the major versions, the best version is the 1972 mini-series with Anthony Hopkins, not only an ideal adaptation of the book and as faithful as one could get but also brilliant in its own right, one of the best the BBC ever produced.

Are there any World War 1 movies? ›

Best World War I movies
  • They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) Film. ...
  • Journey's End (2018) Film. ...
  • Gallipoli (1981) Film. ...
  • All Quiet on the Western Front (2022) Film. ...
  • 1917 (2020) Film. ...
  • Wooden Crosses (1932) Film. ...
  • Aces High (1976) Film. ...
  • All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) Film.
2 Nov 2022

What should I watch after War of the Worlds? ›

Earth: Final Conflict (1997-2002)

Filled with mystery and suspense, Final Conflict is the perfect companion piece to War of the Worlds because it is still very much about analyzing human society in the face of crisis.

What was the first War of the Worlds film? ›

The War of the Worlds (also known in promotional material as H. G. Wells' The War of the Worlds) is a 1953 American science fiction film from Paramount Pictures, produced by George Pal, directed by Byron Haskin, and starring Gene Barry and Ann Robinson.

What is the top 5 biggest movies of all time? ›

Top 10 highest grossing films of all time
  • Avatar (2009), $2.8 billion.
  • Avengers: Endgame (2019), $2.7 billion.
  • Titanic (1997), $2.2 billion.
  • Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015), $2.06 billion.
  • Avengers: Infinity War (2018), $2.04 billion.
  • Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021), $1.9 billion.
19 Oct 2022

What is the best movie scene of all time? ›

We've compiled a list of the 10 most iconic movie scenes of all time.
  • The Shower Scene – Psycho (1960)
  • “I am your father” Scene – Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  • “I'm Flying” Scene – Titanic (1997)
  • “D-Day” Scene – Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  • “Bullet Time” Scene – The Matrix (1999)
24 Jun 2022

What is the best movie of all time according to critics? ›

1. "The Godfather" (1972)

Who was the best soldier to ever exist? ›

Top 10 greatest warriors in history
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  3. Sun Tzu. ...
  4. Hannibal Barca. ...
  5. Gaius Julius Caesar. ...
  6. Miyamoto Musashi. ...
  7. Lieutenant Audie Murphy. ...
  8. Saladin.
20 May 2022

Which country has the greatest soldiers? ›

According to Statista, the most powerful military in the world is the United States military. Statista uses an index with 50 different factors such as military might to budget to give each country a score. The top eight most powerful militaries as of January 2022: United States.

What were Vietnam soldiers called? ›

They were the North Vietnamese Army, the NVA, the People's Army of Vietnam and they were the People's Liberation Armed Forces of South Vietnam. Collectively the United States often called them the Viet Cong. It was commonly shortened to VC, which in military alphabet code was spoken as Victor Charlie.

What movie has the largest battle scene? ›

Game of Thrones just made history with “The Long Night.” The Battle of Winterfell is the longest battle sequence in film/tv history, according to Vox. At nearly 80 minutes, it took 750 people and 11 weeks of “freezing night shoots.” But Winterfell's not the only gigantic battle.

What movie has the best sword fights? ›

10 of the Best Movie Sword Fights of All Time
  • 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' (2000) ...
  • 'The Duellists' (1977) ...
  • 'Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace' (1999) ...
  • 'John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum' (2019) ...
  • 'The Adventures of Robin Hood' (1938) ...
  • 'Kill Bill: Volume 1' (2003)
1 Jul 2022

What was the number one Vietnam song? ›

1. “We Gotta Get Outta This Place” – The Animals (1965) – while not explicitly about Vietnam, the song's themes became a popular anthem with the troops.

What was the most famous song during the Vietnam War? ›

Fortunate Son (Creedence Clearwater Revival)

Likely the song most immediately associated with the Vietnam War, CCR's 'Fortunate Son' was penned by John Fogerty. This song almost immediately became an anti-war anthem used to oppose the US military in Vietnam and solidarity with those currently there.

What did Tom Hanks say about Vietnam? ›

Trivia (145) When Forrest gets up to talk at the Vietnam rally in Washington, the microphone plug is pulled and you cannot hear him. According to Tom Hanks he said, "Sometimes when people go to Vietnam, they go home to their mommas without any legs. Sometimes they don't go home at all.

What family lost the most sons in ww2? ›

13, 1942, Waterloo's five Sullivan brothers -- George, Francis, Joseph, Madison and Albert -- died aboard the USS Juneau when the ship was torpedoed and sunk off Guadalcanal during World War II. It remains the greatest combat-related loss of life by a single family at one time in American military history.

What country was hurt most by ww2? ›

Belarus suffered the worst devastation of any country during the war in terms of a percentage of its population. Over a quarter of its population, 2,290,000 people, died during the conflict. In terms of total numbers, the Soviet Union bore an incredible brunt of casualties during WWII.

Which country benefited the most after ww2? ›

The United States benefited the most from WWII as it had a large population, technological prowess, and the capital necessary to change WWII machinations into business and industry that benefited the civilian. Europe saw great growth post-WWII; it just happened slower than it did in the United States and Japan.

What was the number 1 movie in 1943? ›

This is the Army

What was the number one movie in 1945? ›

The Bells of St. Mary's

What was the number one movie in 1936? ›

The Great Ziegfeld

What was the biggest movie of 1941? ›

Sergeant York

What was the number one movie in 1935? ›

Mutiny on the Bounty

What was the saddest war in history? ›

World War II (1938-1945) – With a death toll between 40 and 85 million, the Second World War was the deadliest and worst war in history. Experts estimate with such a high death toll, about three percent of the world's population in 1940 died.

What was the most traumatizing war? ›

World War One and Vietnam are the wars most closely associated with post-traumatic stress - but it was also a huge problem for the combatants in World War Two, and one that may still be affecting their children and grandchildren today.

What is the best movie based on a True Story? ›

The best movies based on true stories
  1. All the President's Men (1976) Film. Drama. ...
  2. In Cold Blood (1967) Film. ...
  3. Hustlers (2019) Film. ...
  4. Argo (2012) Film. ...
  5. The Social Network (2010) Film. ...
  6. Dog Day Afternoon (1975) Film. ...
  7. Dallas Buyers Club (2014) Film. ...
  8. Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) Film.
15 Mar 2022

What movie was about faking a war? ›

Wag the Dog

Which movie is based on Vietnam War? ›

Platoon (1986)

Oliver Stone's “Platoon” delivered Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director, and its cemented status as an authoritative Vietnam War film makes it No. 1 on our list.

What is considered the most realistic war movie? ›

The Most Realistic War Films
  • Band of Brothers (2001) ...
  • Downfall (2004) ...
  • Schindler's List (1993) ...
  • Black Hawk Down (2001) ...
  • War Horse (2011) PG-13 | 146 min | Action, Adventure, Drama. ...
  • The Hurt Locker (2008) R | 131 min | Drama, Thriller, War. ...
  • Come and See (1985) Not Rated | 142 min | Drama, Thriller, War. ...
  • 1917 (2019)

What is the best movie of all time according to the AFI? ›

1. Citizen Kane (1941)

Is Apocalypse Now the best Vietnam movie? ›

Apocalypse Now is arguably the best movie about the conflict, but while the war was raging on and beyond, plenty of masterpieces got made about it.

What was the most feared army in the Vietnam War? ›

Tiger Force (Recon) 1-327th was a highly decorated small unit in Vietnam, and paid for its reputation with heavy casualties. In October 1968, Tiger Force's parent battalion was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation by President Lyndon B.

Which movie break all the records? ›

Avatar, the highest-grossing film, was written and directed by James Cameron.

What is the best movie performance of all time? ›

The 35 Greatest Acting Performances of All-Time
  • Marlon Brando in “The Godfather” (1972)
  • Dustin Hoffman in “Rain Man” (1988)
  • Al Pacino in “The Godfather: Part II” (1974)
  • Daniel Day-Lewis in “My Left Foot” (1989)
  • Jack Nicholson in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest” (1975)

What rank is Martin Sheen in Apocalypse Now? ›

Martin Sheen as U.S. Army Captain Benjamin Willard, a veteran assassin who is serving his third tour in Vietnam. The soldier who escorts him at the start of the film recites that Willard is from the 505th Battalion, of the elite 173rd Airborne Brigade, assigned to MACV-SOG.

Was Apocalypse Now a flop? ›

After all the madness, “Apocalypse Now” proved a hit. Off of a budget of $31 million the movie made $100 million worldwide. It also received eight Oscar nominations, including one for Best Picture and Best Director.

Are there any Vietnamese movies about the Vietnam War? ›

His first movie was "Platoon" (1986), his second "Born on the Fourth of July" (1989) and the third one was "Heaven & Earth" (1993). In Heaven & Earth he tells the true story of a Vietnamese village girl who survives a life of suffering and hardship during and after the Vietnam war.

What was the deadliest job in Vietnam? ›

Overall, the U.S. military used nearly 12,000 helicopters in Vietnam, of which more than 5,000 were destroyed. To be a helicopter pilot or crew member was among the most dangerous jobs in the war.

What was the deadliest day in Vietnam? ›

The deadliest day of the Vietnam War for the U.S. was 31 January at the start of the Tet Offensive when 246 Americans were killed in action.

What unit lost the most soldiers in Vietnam? ›

US units with most casualties per conflict
UnitConflictWIA
Harlem HellfightersWorld War I
3rd Infantry DivisionWorld War II18,766
1st Marine DivisionKorean War25,864
1st Cavalry DivisionVietnam War26,592
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What did the Vietnam CALL US soldiers? ›

grunt Slang term used for an American infantry soldier.

Why did Bruce Springsteen not serve in Vietnam? ›

Called for the draft when he was 19, Springsteen failed the physical examination and avoided service in the Vietnam War. The concussion he suffered in a motorcycle accident when he was 17 and his behavior at induction reportedly made him unacceptable for service.

Who turned down the role of Forrest Gump? ›

But the first choice for the role actually belonged to John Travolta. Having starred in many hugely popular films in the 1970s, such as Grease and Saturday Night Fever, by the 1990s Travolta was in need of a career resurgence.

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