Are you a fan of hollywood war movies? If no, this ain’t for you champ. This article is exclusively for all movie goers who are purely addicted to war movies. If you are a 90’s person you aren’t aware of human kind’s greatest wars and its stories. Well you may have read about those wars on your history books or you may have watched some of the most famous war movies made on true events. If not, we are here to provide the list of must watch war movies. War movies, shows to what extent a battle hardened soldier goes to protect his motherland. Movies of such kinds make us more patriotic than any of our printed textbooks and articles written on freedom struggle or whatsoever. Some of the finest works in world cinemas are based on true war events, In here we will be listing out the top 7 war movies which are exclusively made on true events.
7 Most Watched War Movies Based on True Events
List of 7 movies is going to be very short but it will include almost all famous movies one should watch. Whenever there is a discussion on war movies you can have your part with this list for sure.
The Pianist – (2002)
The Pianist is one of the greatest movies ever released on holocaust atrocities. The movie tells the story of a polish pianist named Wladyslaw Szpilman. The movie explains how the life was during the Nazi occupation of poland and how the pianist survived during the holocaust. The Pianist is named as the finest work of Roman Polanski. Roman and his crew has stormed the floors of Academy Awards with the movie. The actor – Adrian Broody has named as the best actor in the year 2003 for his acting skills in the movie.
Let me give you a brief gist of the movie. The movie revolves around Wladyslaw Szpilman a wealthy pianist who was playing chopin when the first german bomb fell. Mr. Szpilman didn’t move out of his place when the nazis started attacking, but as the nazi’s started tightening their presence in poland, Mr Szpilman was forced to hide for safety. Meanwhile his mother was gased to death by Nazis. The movie shows Szpilman as a survivor not as hero, he has survived the holocaust with the help of few non jews and good luck.
Schindler’s list is yet another movie on holocaust. It is being rated as among the ” All time best war movies ” on IMDB. The movie has won 7 academy awards in different categories. It picturizes the nazo atrocities during the second world war. The story revolves around Mr. Oskar Schindler who was crooked enough to make profit during the world war II. Mr. Oskar Schindler has joined the Nazi’s for political support and expediency. Mr. Oskar has employed jews as staff in his factory, but as the war tightened he started protecting his staffs for the sake of running his factory but eventually he realized that he have saved numerous innocent lives. The character of Oskar Schindler was being potrayed by Liam Neeson.
Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan was directed by none other than Steven Spielberg. Saving Private Ryan is being inspired from actual events occured during the second world war. Unlike the holocaust movies listed here, this one is on a happier side. The story of the movie revolves around Private Ryan. The film says the story of four soldiers who were sent on mission to bring back Private Ryan. The film depicts the real life events occured in Normandy. The same scenes depicted in the movie has been used in numerous famous video games like Call of Duty and Medal of Honour. The movie tells the real story of Niland brothers. If youare a fan of war movies, then Saving private ryan is a must watch.
American Sniper might be the latest released movie in the list of greatest war movies based on true events. The movie revolves around Chris Kyle who has been potrayed by Bradley Cooper. The movie tells the story of Mr. Kyles who is struggling to manage both his personal and professional life. In the movie, Mr. Kyle has been potrayed as America’s most deadliest sniper of all time. Mr Kyle saved numerous American lives in various battlefields just becuase of his expertise in the field. In addition he is feared among the insurgents for accuracy skills. Mr.Kyle has visited Iraq for four times and the same has created strains in his relationships with his wife and child. The movie shows much of the emotional side of a soldier who is stuck in the battlefield.
DunKrik is yet another recently released movie to be on the list of greatest war movies on true events. Dunkrik is directed by none other than the master director Christopher Nolan. Dunkrik is based on an evacuation mission during world war II. The film shows the story of stranded allied soldiers at the french beach of Dunkrik and how a fleet of boats rescued them. The movie is known for its single shot long seens. Real life Dunkrik veterans remember the situation as “hell on earth” as German warplanes showered bombs and bullets every half hour. Dunkrik evacuation was code named as Operation Dynamo. A total of 3.3L soldiers were rescued during the operation. Another intersting fact about the movie is that, the movie was shot on the real Dunkrik beach.
Zero Dark Thirty
Zero Dark Thirty is the story of how the greatest nation on the world killed the most wanted criminal of their nation. Following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden becomes one of the most-wanted men on the planet. The worldwide manhunt for the terrorist leader occupies the resources and attention of two U.S. presidential administrations. Ultimately, it is the work of a dedicated female operative (Jessica Chastain) that proves instrumental in finally locating bin Laden. In May 2011, Navy SEALs launch a nighttime strike, killing bin Laden in his compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Bengazi
13 Hours – The secret soldiers of bengazi is an American biographical war film directed by Micheal bay. The movie is based on true events occured in American diplomat compound in Libya. The film revolves around the six members of the annex security team who will later on fight to protect the diplomat from getting attacked by Libyan insurgents. 13 Hours of Bengazi won’t bore you for a minute as the movie is action packed. Even though Bengazi turned out to be one of the lowest grossing movie for Micheal bay, I am placing it among my list of best war movies based on true facts because of its well shot action sequences.
I hope you all loved reading my list of best war stories based on true events. Well, I have left out numerous other movies, Please feel free to suggest more movies which should be on our list of war movies.