WHICH WAR MOVIE WOULD YOU RECOMMEND?
The story around my pick is one that many would agree with I’m sure. Legendary war films put courageous characters in horrific situations. Many tell the true stories of soldiers who gave their lives for their countries. Heroes who faced impossible odds and went into battle regardless. Courage, honor, respect, loyalty, strength… It’s one of my favorite genres.
To pick a favorite is tough because amazing war films are about as old as film itself. There are so many classics to choose from but I went with a relatively recent film for 2 main reasons. First, the movie is absolutely incredible. Second, it gave birth to a term in my household known as ‘The Saving Private Ryan Guarantee’.
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
I saw Saving Private Ryan in theaters when I was 14 years old. It’s hard to believe it’s been so long. Steven Spielberg’s masterpiece is quite simply amazing. The first 20 minutes alone is worth the price of admission. But what follows is a heart warming story about 8 men who risk their lives to save one.
When I left the theater that day, I couldn’t wait to tell my dad about it. He loves war films. We didn’t a chance to see it in theaters which was excruciating because movies took ages to arrive on home video back then. Finally, the day it was released on VHS I rode my bike to the local video store and rented it.
We watched Saving Private Ryan as a family based on my recommendation and it didn’t disappoint. From then on, when I wanted my family to see a movie I would give them the ‘Saving Private Ryan Guarantee’. I wouldn’t say it often but when I did, they would always give the movie a chance. They loved Tom Hanks, Matt Damon and co. as much as I did.
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