Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan (1998)

During the Normandy invasion of World War II, Captain John Miller is assigned the task of searching for Private James Ryan, whose three brothers have already been killed in the war.

9/10

Director: Steven Spielberg

Writer: Robert Rodat

Stars: Tom Hanks, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns

Braveheart
Braveheart (1995)

When his secret bride is executed for assaulting an English soldier who tried to rape her, Sir William Wallace begins a revolt against King Edward I of England.

9/10

Director: Mel Gibson

Writer: Randall Wallace

Stars: Mel Gibson, Catherine McCormack, Sophie Marceau

Dunkirk
Dunkirk (2017)

During World War II, soldiers from the British Empire, Belgium and France try to evacuate from the town of Dunkirk during an arduous battle with German forces.

8.5/10

Director: Christopher Nolan

Writer: Christopher Nolan

Stars: Fionn Whitehead, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy

The Last Samurai
The Last Samurai (2003)

An American military advisor embraces the Samurai culture he was hired to destroy after he is captured in battle.

7.5/10

Director: Edward Zwick

Writer: John Logan, Edward Zwick, Marshall Herskovitz

Stars: Tom Cruise, Ken Watanabe, William Atherton

Empire of the Sun
Empire of the Sun (1987)

A British boy is separated from his family at the start of World War II. Amidst shortage of food and no means of survival, he is eventually interned in a Japanese POW camp.

7.5/10

Director: Steven Spielberg

Writer: Tom Stoppard

Stars: Christian Bale, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson

Only the Brave (2017)

Members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots battle deadly wildfires to save an Arizona town.

6.5/10

Director: Joseph Kosinski

Writer: Ken Nolan,

Stars: Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges