Top 10 Best War Movies of all Time (Hollywood)

Best War Movies of all Time:- War films are those movies which depict the actual zeal and passion of the soldiers. There are many films which portray differently was like the Vietnam War and civil war. Hollywood, in reality, showcases the battlefields of the wars. So let us now take a look at the top 10 best war movies.

Best War Movies of all Time

10. The Red Badge of Courage (1951)


The film named as The Red Badge of Courage is a war film which was made in 1951 and direction was given by John Huston. The story of the movie was inspired by the novel which was written by Stephen Crane and also the name of the novel resembled the movie name.

The camera work was taken by the famous cameraman named Harold Rosson with the music of Bronislau. This is a movie which depicts an American civil war.

The actor Audie Murphy played a lead role in the movie. There were some other actors too who were in a supporting role like Andy Devine, Royal Dano and Bill Mauldin. The story revolves around World War II.

9. Gettysburg  (1993)


The movie named Gettysburg portrays the stories novel named as The Killer Angels which is written by Michael Shaara. Michael Shaara is a writer who writes fictionist novel.

The story showcases the Gettysburg battle which depicts the things that Union and Confederate military did at the time of the central battle. The director of the movie is Ronald F.Maxwell and the producer was Robert Katz and Moctesuma Esparza.

The movie was not the blockbuster at that time but critics appreciated the movie a lot. The actors who acted in the movie were Martin Sheen, Tom Berenger and Jeff Daniels.

8. M*A*S*H (1970)


MASH is a movie which was released in 1970. This movie is classified as one among the movies which are both comedy and humorous. The movie was directed by the director named Robert Altman.

The script of the movie is composed by Ring Lardner while the story is abstracted by the novel named, a Novel about three Army Doctors which is written by Richard Hooker.

In the 20th century, the film was the biggest hit.  The movie portrayed part of the medical resources of human which was located at MASH (Mobile Army Surgical Hospital) also the story is about the time of the Korean War.

7. Full Metal Jacket (1987)


The movie was produced in 1987 and is a war film named as Full Metal Jacket. Stanley Kubrick is the one who directed the movie which depicted the novel written in 1979 named as The Short-Timers.

The novel was written by Gustav Hasford. The film was also graced with an Academy Award as it was nominated for the best screenplay. The movie was so appreciated that it has been placed at AFI 100 year’s census by the American film institute in the year 2001. In the film, the issues of the groups who were being trained at US marines are discussed.

6. Saving Private Ryan (1998)


In 1998 this film was released and is classified as an epic war movie.  The movie revolves around the nomadic invasion during the World War II. The writer named Robert Rodat wrote the script of the movie and the direction of the movie is done by Steven Spielberg.

The film has an interesting start which represents the assault of June 6, 1994, named as Omaha beach. The film truly portrays the real-life incident of the authorities named as Niland Brothers.

The film was highly appreciated and also was graced by many awards for several categories like the crew. Also, the directors and the producer of the movie the Saving Private Ryan were highly benefited by the earning which the movies have gained.

5. Battleground (1949)


This movie, Battleground is an amazing movie which was produced in 1949. This is also a movie which is related to American wars. The cast of the movie who worked amazingly in the movie was John Hodiak, George Murphy, van Johnson and also William Wellman.

The script of the movie is given by Robert Pirosh. This film is counted among the several films which significantly depicted the time of World War II. The film also shows the remarkable passion of the soldiers of America who maintained the dignity of their nation.

4. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)


The film named as A Quiet on the Western Front was released in 1930 and is classified among the war films which are epic. The concept of the story is taken from the novel written by Erich Maria Remarque.

The actors who acted upon in the movie were John Wray, Louis Wolheium, Arnold Lucy, Lew Ayres and also Ben Alexander. The director of the movie is Lewis Milestone. The producer and the director were graced by an Academy Awards.

Also, the movie is on the list of top best movies in the world. In the list of epic films, All Quiet of the Western Front is placed at seventh position. The film is also said to be quiet relevant when it comes to cultural and historical scenarios.

3. The Thin Red Line (1998)


The Thin Red Line is a war film which was not just directed but also written by Terrence Malick. The concept of the movie was abstracted by the novel given by James Bond. The story is somewhat fictional and depicts the Mount Austen Battle of World War II. 

The cast of the movie was Jim Caviezel, Ben Chaplin, Nick Nolte and also Elias Koteas. This movie, The Thin Red Line was graced by many Academy Awards- Best Adapted, Best sound mixing, best picture, Best Screenplay, Best Film editing, Best director and also for its Best score. Also in 1999, it created a victory by winning the Golden Bear award.

2. Paths of Glory (1957)


Path of Glory was released in 1957 and portrays the story of  World War I. The movie is an anti-war movie which does not support the war. It is a masterpiece of art.

The movie is taken by the novel written by Jim Thompson who is a criminal. The person named as Kubrick did not just take the movie as the director but also as co-writer along with Calder Willingham the film achieved a great success.

In 1992 the National Film Registry added this film to its library. Even though the film is said to be the best film given by Kubrick but it didn’t receive a single nomination for academy awards.

1. Apocalypse Now (1979)


This is the first film counted as the best war films. The scenes that the movie depicted were so good that it established a history in cinema. The movie showcased the actual need and passion of the wars held.

The real army and it madness were portrayed in the movie.  The story is at the time of the Vietnam War. Both the direction and production was done by Francis Ford Coppola.

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