The Deer Hunter
The Deer Hunter is one of the more polarizing movies to come out during the 1970s. It was the first movie with a deeply controversial subject of the Vietnam war to become both a critical and commercial success.
Starred by the legendary Robert De Niro, this movie is a 1978 classic that shows the story of three friends who join the army and are imprisoned by the enemy. They escape the prison together but are again separated from each other and imprisoned.
It is one of the first movies to successfully cover the time of the Vietnam War. The Vietnam sequences take place midway through the movie, serving as a connection between the beginning and the end, both of which study the lives of the men involved and not the war around them.
The film may be controversial, and it may be hard to watch as it effectively covers the themes ranging from PTSD to male bonding and friendship, but it is the one of a kind you will remember forever.
The film was nominated for 9 Oscars and it won 5 out of them including Best Picture and also won 1 Golden Globe Award.
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This is one of the World War II films and is utterly Tarantino style in every sense, from its constant banter, shifting allegiances, and sudden shocks of violence. This is one of the best War movies of modern times directed by probably the best in the genre, Quentin Tarantino and Eli Roth.
Set in World War II times, this dark and comic violent fantasy movie depicts the true story of a group of Jewish U.S soldiers who plan to assassinate Nazi leaders. Their plans coincide with that of a theater owner’s plans and then the disaster occurs.
The movie is engrossing in a way that it gives the picture of the entire war showing not only British, American and German soldiers, but also gives the glimpses into the world of French and German Civilians, both collaborators and Resistance.
The story is marvelously camouflaged with great dialogue and some superb performances by Brad Pitt and Christoph Waltz. However, with such star-spangled cast including Tarantino himself to act, the movie could only bag a single Golden Globe and Oscar.