A brilliantly cast classic that not only chronicles the American effort in the build up and execution of the D-Day landings but also includes the British, French, Canadian, Polish, resistance and German points of view of the happenings on 6th June 1944.
Oliver Stone uses his experiences from the Vietnam War and makes us question who was the real enemy.
(1986) Starring:Charlie Sheen, Willem Dafoe, Tom Berenger Director:Oliver Stone Certificate:
Oliver Stone's award winning film tells the story of a young innocent 19-year-old soldier, Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen), who is thrown headfirst into the bloody Vietnam conflict. He is forced to fight not only the Viet Cong, but also his own fears and intense anger. As a result of not being able to ..read more »
The first ten minutes of this film are the best and we are lead to believe America was the only country to have an army in the Second World War, nevertheless, the battle sequences are brilliantly shot, getting you right in the action.
Saving Private Ryan
(1998) Starring:Ted Danson, Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diese Director:Steven Spielberg Certificate:
Steven Spielberg's Oscar winning, epic, World War 2 drama is set against the backdrop of the Normandy landings. A squad of American soldiers, led by Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks), receive top-level instructions to undertake an unusual mission: to rescue Private James Ryan (Matt Damon), whose ..read more »
A brilliantly shot, intense film that keeps you in the heart of the battle.
Black Hawk Down
(2001) Starring:Ewan McGregor, Kim Coates, Gabriel Casseus Director:Ridley Scott Certificate:
State-of-the-art war movie from director Ridley Scott, based on the US military blunders which took place in Somalia in 1993. Following a series of attacks by warlord Mohamed Farrah Aidid on a Red Cross distribution centre, a group of US Rangers are sent on a mission to capture two of Aidid's close ..read more »
Another fantastic graphic novel adaptation from the makers of 'Sin City' telling the legend of the 300 Spartan soldiers who stood up to the might of the massive Persian army in all it's beautiful, gorey detail.
(2006) Starring:Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, Andrew Pleavin Director:Zack Snyder Certificate: Watch now: Unavailable
Based on the epic graphic novel by Frank Miller, 300 is a ferocious retelling of the ancient Battle of Thermopylae in which King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes and his massive Persian army. Facing insurmountable odds, their valor and sacrifice inspire ..read more »