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

The Deer Hunter
The Deer Hunter (1978)

In 1968, Michael, Nick and Steven, lifelong friends from a working-class Pennsylvania steel town, prepare to ship out overseas following Steven's elaborate wedding and one final group hunting trip....

9/10

Director: Michael Cimino

Writer: Deric Washburn

Stars: Robert De Niro, John Cazale, John Savage

The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker (2008)

Sergeant William James is tasked with training a bomb disposal team during the Iraq War. His ideologies and reckless approach towards the job gives rise to conflicts with his subordinates.

8/10

Director: Kathryn Bigelow

Writer: Mark Boal

Stars: Jeremy Renner, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty

Black Hawk Down
Black Hawk Down (2001)

Captain Mike Steele leads a team of nearly 100 US Army Rangers who travel to the capital city of Mogadishu to nab the top two lieutenants of a Somali warlord.

8/10

Director: Ridley Scott

Writer: Ken Nolan

Stars: Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Jason Isaacs

The Thin Red Line
The Thin Red Line (1998)

A group of soldiers face an unlikely battle at the Guadalcanal, where they fight all odds in order to survive.

8/10

Director: Terrence Malick

Writer: Terrence Malick

Stars: Sean Penn, Adrien Brody, Jim Caviezel

The Dirty Dozen
The Dirty Dozen (1967)

Twelve condemned soldiers are pressed into service as a crack commando team to undertake a daring mission in Nazi-occupied France.

7.5/10

Director: Robert Aldrich

Writer: Nunnally Johnson, Lukas Heller

Stars: Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson

From Here to Eternity
From Here to Eternity (1953)

The lives of soldiers who are stationed at the Schofield Barracks on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, take an unexpected turn when the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

7.5/10

Director: Fred Zinnemann

Writer: Daniel Taradash, James Jones

Stars: Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr

The Big Red One (1980)

A hardened sergeant and the four core members of his infantry unit try to survive World War II as they move from battle to battle throughout Europe.

7/10

Director: Samuel Fuller

Writer: Samuel Fuller

Stars: Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine