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Top 10 War Movies from Hollywood, Bollywood etc.
A list of my favorite war movies with brief introduction.
Yesterday I wrote an article Why People Like to Watch War Movies? With subtitle ‘Is it Just an Attraction towards Violence?’
Now let me tell you about my favorite war movies. I have watched all of the movies listed here for at least 2 times.
Have you watched? If you have missed few of them I suggest you to watch them. CDs of these movies are available in the market. You can get these movies online also.
List of My Favorite War Movies
Saving Private Ryan
Directed by my favorite Director Steven Spielberg, this is on top of my favorite war movies. I love this movie because of the story with historical facts, perfect war scenes and superb acting by Tom Hanks and supporting actors. I have watched this movie for many times.
This 2002 film directed by John Who is full of actions and emotions, based on a US Navi Mission at Saipan in World War II. Most of the war scenes in this film are thrilling.
This is Russian film, based on a battle at Brest in World War II. Although I do not understand Russian Language, I understood the story. I salute the people of Brest for their resistance of invasion by Nazis. The invasion by Nazis shown in this film horrible and makes us angry.
Tora Tora Tora
This is a Japanese film based on Japans air attack on Pearl Harbor. I got a CD of this film in a movie library and immediately bought it as I had heard about it from my friends that it was a must see film. I was not disappointed while watching this. Superb story, superb direction and horrible war shots.
This Hindi movie is a story of two soldiers of Border Security Force who have to fight against terrorists, rioters, naxalites and finally they have to save a bridge at border from the enemies. The director is successful in giving details of the odds in every situation. Action scenes are horrible.
This is my favorite Hindi war movie. It is based on a true story. In 1971 about 1500 Pakistanis attacked a post at Longewala at night with more than 40 tanks. At that time, there were just 120 Indian soldiers on the post. Air support was possible only at morning. This is the story of how the 120 solders fought with enemies until morning and how the pilots of Indian Air Force finished the battle with destroying enemy tanks. This battle is famous as Battle of Longewala in Indian history.
Guns of Navarone
Although the war scenes in this film are not much attractive, the story is good one. I like this film for the planning, its implementation and success by the team.
It is a Hindi film by Farhan Akhatar. Based on Kargil war of 1999, it is realistic one. Rhitik Roshan has played a young army officer in this film. A must watch film.
Kurukshetra is a Malayalam movie based on Kargil war of 1999. Mohanlal has played the role of Colonel Mahadevan. Although I do not understand this language, I was able to understand the story. Director Major Ravi has done a good job by focusing on the detailed accounts of the war.
Indian Army honored Mohanlal by Lieutenant Colonel Post for his work in this film. A must see film.
Beside these five movies, I also like Enemy at the Gates, Troy, Brave Heart, Hindustan Ki Kasam (Old, Hindi) and Black Hawk Down.
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