Top Warrior Movies Of All Times
By Balogun Kamilu Lekan
Films about warriors may seek to illustrate the carnage and futility of war in graphic detail. They may still fantasise about the heroic, noble guys who fight against them.
They may also serve as propaganda, implying that the soldiers we follow are fighting for a fair and righteous cause or against some evil, depending on the war.
Below is a list of the top war movies of all times
5. The Hurt Locker
The Hurt Locker, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, comments on the cruelty of the Iraq war. When a new sergeant is assigned to a bomb squad, tensions rise almost immediately due to his dangerous but very effective methods.
As a result, this sergeant’s tactics are questioned by others around him in a dramatic military drama. In an early performance, Jeremy Renner portrays a terrible but typical side effect of war: addiction to the lifestyle.
Ran, Akira Kurosawa’s penultimate samurai epic, is a film about how quickly power can corrupt people. The film released in 1985 was based on the story of King Lear and follows an old emperor who seeks to hand over his realm to his offspring, only to witness them argue and struggle with one another as they vie for control.
The film has a remarkable sense of scale, but it also knows how to make war, and the petulant men who frequently wage it, appear little and insignificant.
3. Lawrence of Arabia
Lawrence of Arabia is a war film released in 1962. It is an epic and a biographical movie, but its grandeur stems, at least in part, from how enthralled it looks by its major character’s fixation with the assignment he’s been assigned.
T.E. Lawrence (Peter O’Toole) is a British lieutenant ordered to gain the cooperation of Arab tribes in their struggle against the Turks. Lawrence is an intriguing figure, but Lawrence of Arabia is arguably one of the most gorgeous and absorbing films ever made, despite being a little low on fights for a war film.
2. Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan, with the most startling opening scene on this list, begins its story on the gory beaches of Normandy, letting the viewer know what they are in for right away.
When Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks) is assigned a mission to relieve a specific Private Ryan (whose three brothers were killed in war), he must lead his troops inside enemy lines and face the bulk of German forces.
This film, loosely based on an actual event, takes us beyond the front lines and makes us wonder if any individual is worth this much sacrifice.
1. Apocalypse Now
This movie, released in 1979, is a visionary account of the Vietnam War portrayed through scenes rich with allegorical appeal and seductive imagery from famed director/writer Francis Ford Coppola.
The plot revolves around a Vietnam officer tasked with tracking down and assassinating a rogue Special Forces Colonel who has convinced himself and several locals that he is a deity.
The film’s magnificent cinematography helped seal its place in history as a truly innovative work of filmmaking, starring rising star Martin Sheen and the great Marlon Brando.
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