Top 10 Best Hollywood Movies Based on War

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6. La Grand Illusion


This movie La Grand Illusion was released way back in the year 1937, and was one of the greatest war movies directed by Jean Renoir. This movie focused on the lives and struggles of French prisoners of war during the World War I. the director was completely successful in depicting the hard life of the POW’s, and when the Nazis came to power, this movie was banned in France and all the copies and negatives of this war movie was seized.

7. Where Eagles Dare


Where Eagles Dare was a 1969 war movie directed by filmmaker Brian G. Hutton. Starring the very famous and popular actor at that time, Clint Eastwood, this movie focuses on how some army men disguise themselves as Nazi officers, and get out on the mission to rescue an American General. This movie is mainly known for its twists and turns, inspite of being a straight and factual movie based on war.

8. The Battle of Algiers


This movie directed by Gillo Pontecorvo focuses on the liberation movement by the Algiers, who were oppressed under the French colonization. The main realms of oppression and brutality were brought in light to the audience through the Battle of Algiers. This movie released in the year 1966 and deeply impacted the dimension of war movies through its depiction of violence and oppression.

9. The Big Red One


The Big Red One is basically a compilation of various small anecdotes and deals with the First Infantry Division from Africa to Europe, stretched between the time period of 1942 to 1945. This movie directed by Samuel Fuller was based on Fuller’s own personal experiences, due to which this 1980 released movie had won a lot of critical acclaim and appreciation.

10.  Das Boot


Das Boot was a movie released in 1981 and was directed by Wolfgang Peterson. This movie is known to be one of the best war movies ever made as it was made based on the autobiographical novel by German World War II photographer Lothar Guenther Buchheim. With epic battle scenes and intricate details of violence and strategy, this movie based on war is pretty gripping and catching. It grasps viewer attention, though the length of the movie is a little long to handle.


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