Lawrence of Arabia
This classic war movie, again directed by David Lean, was released in the year 1962. It depicts the true story of T. E. Lawrence a lieutenant in the British Army. He was sent to Arabia to find Prince Faisal and serves as a liaison between the Arabs and the British in their fight against the Turks.
Lawrence, played by Peter O’ Toole leads a revolt with Faisal’s men against their enemy the Turks. This is one of the best war movies that show the sacrifices of war and how unity can make a tyrant empire fall. The music is extraordinary and captures each scene very well.
All in all, David Lean’s masterpiece is a timeless, must-see movie that has not been diminished by time. The movie won 7 Academy Awards out of 10 nominations and also 4 Golden Globe Awards.
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Full Metal Jacket
This movie may not be as good a movie as those mentioned above but nonetheless, this still gives a shiver down the spine due to its accurate and heartbreaking description of the Vietnam War.
The first half of this movie is set at the Parris Island training facility where the drill instructor employs forceful methods to turn the recruits into combat-ready Marines or simply put as Killing machines.
The less discussed second half shows one of the recruits named “Joker” covering the war as a correspondent focusing on the Tet offensive. This is where we see the end result of turning men into killing machines and it’s like gazing into the abyss.
Starred by Matthew Modine, portraying as a sensible and kind U.S Marine this movie shows the inhuman environment that the marines had to live in during the Vietnam War.
This movie directed by Stanley Kubrick is one of the most unnerving contributions to war movies and even though it may not have won the Academy Awards or the Golden Globe but still it is considered as a must-watch for all those looking for the best war movies.