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Why people really love military or war movies?

Updated on December 3, 2015

Do you like them too?

Let's be honest, many people are fascinated with films about military stories or specifically about war. More people than they really even accept it. Much is said about the different aspects of a war, the cruelty of battles, blood, suffering, loss, etc. and many other negative aspects, however it is a fact: we love war movies. Have you ever wondered why?

War Dogs training, Camp Lejeune, ca. 1943 by Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections

Why do we love war movies so much?

What do you think are the main motive?

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(1942) Flying Tigers

Starring: John Wayne

(1962-1967, TV Series) Combat!

Starring: Vic Morrow

(1967) The Dirty Dozen

Directed by Robert Aldrich

Starring: Lee Marvin

(1970) Patton

Starring: George C. Scott

(1981) TAPS

Starring: George C. Scott, Timothy Hutton

(1982) An Officer and a Gentleman

Starring: Richard Gere

(1986) Platoon

Starring: Charlie Sheen

(1986) Top Gun

Directed by Tony Scott

Starring: Tom Cruise, Kelly McGillis

(1992) A Few Good Men

Starring: Tom Cruise

(1995) Braveheart

Starring: Mel Gibson

(1997) G.I. Jane

Directed by Ridley Scott

Starring: Demi Moore.

(1998) Saving Private Ryan

Starring: Tom Hanks

Directed: Steven Spielberg

(2001, TV mini-series) Band of Brothers

Starring: Damian Lewis

(2003) Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Starring: Russell Crowe

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      6 years ago

      Many a movie has been made on wars from Bible times up to today. One must remember they are movies. Being in the mist of battle is a totally different thing. Even off the battlefield those who serve see death differently as they lose friends to the war's. If anything the war I was in brought me closer to GOD and the love of LIFE for all. Thanks for bringing this up for other's to really stop and think about it.

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      6 years ago

      Great lens theme. I think my favourite films are Saving Private Ryan, All Quiet On The Western Front and Apocalypse Now


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