By Jenn Jacques
As we ready ourselves for the Memorial Day Weekend, why not take note of a few of the best war movies of all times? You know, just in case the weather fails to cooperate with your plans.
In no particular order, here are twenty of the best military movies to watch over Memorial Day Weekend!
- The Hurt Locker
Between this film and director Kathryn Bigelow’s follow-up, Zero Dark Thirty, we have the two finest modern-day studies of what it means to fight in today’s confusing war against terrorism. The slightest edge goes to The Hurt Locker, which dives deeply into the process of Iraq-based bomb defusing and the personal detachment that can result from putting oneself in harm’s way on an hourly basis.
- Black Hawk Down
The film takes place in 1993 when the U.S. sent special forces into Somalia to destabilize the government and bring food and humanitarian aid to the starving population. Using Black Hawk helicopters to lower the soldiers onto the ground, an unexpected attack by Somalian forces brings two of the helicopters down immediately. From there, the U.S. soldiers must struggle to regain their balance while enduring heavy gunfire.
- American Sniper
A slow-building and unlikely blockbuster (the biggest film of 86-year-old director Clint …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms