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

American Sniper
American Sniper (2014)

Even after returning home from the war in Iraq, Chris Kyle, a SEAL sniper, cannot let go of the horrors he has experienced. This begins to affect his marriage and his life.

8/10

Director: Clint Eastwood

Writer: Jason Hall, Scott McEwen, Chris Kyle

Stars: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Kyle Gallner

The Best Years of Our Lives
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Three World War II veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed.

8/10

Director: William Wyler

Writer: Robert E. Sherwood

Stars: Fredric March, Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews

The Water Diviner
The Water Diviner (2014)

Joshua Connor's three sons are presumed dead in the Battle of Gallipoli. After his wife commits suicide, Connor goes to Turkey to find the bodies of his three sons to bury them with their mother.

7/10

Director: Russell Crowe

Writer: Andrew Knight, Andrew Anastasios

Stars: Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko, Jai Courtney

Out of the Furnace
Out of the Furnace (2013)

Two brothers live in the economically-depressed Rust Belt, when a cruel twist of fate lands one in prison. His brother is then lured into one of the most violent crime rings in the Northeast.

7/10

Director: Scott Cooper

Writer: Scott Cooper, Brad Ingelsby

Stars: Christian Bale, Zoe Saldana, Woody Harrelson

The Railway Man
The Railway Man (2013)

A victim from World War II's "Death Railway" sets out to find those responsible for his torture.

7/10

Director: Jonathan Teplitzky

Writer: Frank Cottrell Boyce, Andy Paterson

Stars: Jeremy Irvine, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård

Reign Over Me
Reign Over Me (2007)

A man who lost his family in the September 11 attack on New York City runs into his old college roommate. Rekindling the friendship is the one thing that appears able to help the man recover from his...

7/10

Director: Mike Binder

Writer: Mike Binder

Stars: Adam Sandler, Don Cheadle, Jada Pinkett Smith

Born on the Fourth of July
Born on the Fourth of July (1989)

The biography of Ron Kovic. Paralyzed in the Vietnam war, he becomes an anti-war and pro-human rights political activist after feeling betrayed by the country he fought for.

7/10

Director: Oliver Stone

Writer: Ron Kovic, Oliver Stone, Ron Kovic

Stars: Tom Cruise, Raymond J. Barry, Caroline Kava