I've finished my campaign of watching dozens upon dozens of war movies, and I've come to a top 5 based on its detail, actors, and plots within the war the movie takes place in. My top 5 are:
- Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War
- Full Metal Jacket
- Letters From Iwo Jima
- The Last Samurai
- Schindler's List
Although a hilarious, action-packed movie that it was, I felt that Full Metal Jacket came in at second place because it didn't touch my heart like Tae Guk Gi did. It was a hilarious movie overall and quenched my thirst for bloody action and was thrilling every second.
Letters From Iwo Jima came in at third place, only separated from Full Metal Jacket by a hair. I chose FMJ for second over this movie because of the use of humor from the soldiers, but mostly the drill sergeant. Letters From Iwo Jima
was no less than a spectacular movie overall, and I was glad to have watched it.
The Last Samurai, another Mel Gibson film, had me struck with awe. I've always loved the samurai's looks and behavior displayed in movies, so it earned the #4 spot in my top 5.
Last, but certainly not least, I chose Schindler's List. I felt honored to watch the movie, although I did not earn much more than respect for the Jewish communities that suffered during WWII. It is certainly an eye-opening movie that I enjoyed wholeheartedly, but I guess I wasn't able to enjoy it as much since I watched it in my somewhat noisy classroom. It was a beautiful movie nonetheless.
So, with my top 5 and analysis, what are your top 5 favorite war movies, and why did you choose those particular films? Did they have some sort of connection with you or were you impressed by how well-put it was?
Edited by Evf, 25 May 2013 - 12:12 AM.