“Do not go gentle into that good night, Rage, rage against the dying of the light” – Dylan Thomas
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
We sleep safely at night because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would harm us. These men are our Military men who stand firm against out enemies no matter what. There have been wars and then there have been eulogies. Then there have been some great movies about some Brave Men.
Here are 5 greatest Military movies of all time:
- Black Hawk Down (2001)
123 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis. The Plot of this glorious movie is mind-boggling and wait till you reach to the point where the war turns into rage.
IMDB – 7.7/10
2. Beasts of No Nation (2015)
A drama based on the experiences of Agu, a child soldier fighting in the civil war of an unnamed African country. Another Netflix Original which rocks the charts!
3. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanising effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.
4. The Siege of Jadotville (2016)
Irish Commandant Pat Quinlan leads a stand off with just 30 troops against French and Belgian Mercenaries in the Congo during the early 1960s. A heroic war story which will keep you interested until the very end!
5. Saving Private Ryan (1988)
A squad of soldiers heading through World War II-era France to find a single private – the titular Ryan – and send him home may sound like a small story, but Saving Private Ryan is a true epic in every sense of the word. Beginning with a monumental re-enactment of the Omaha Beach assault – using more than 1,000 extras to capture the scale and intensity of the D-Day invasion – the 27-minute long sequence was enough to make director Steven Spielberg’s efforts worthwhile.
Each of the above movies has a strong story line and have been listed among the top military movies of all time! Which one is your favourite?