11 Must-See War Movies

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War movies are a staple in Hollywood, but only a few can be classified as must-sees.

Each time we celebrate our soldiers, whether it's Memorial Day or Veterans Day, it is an opportunity to visit a film that captures their sacrifice. 

Click through and check out our 11 must-see war movies.

1. Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan
There are war movies, then there is Saving Private Ryan. Steven Spielberg's movie captures the essence of what it means to serve.

2. Full Metal Jacket

Full Metal Jacket
Few movies get inside the experience of serving in a war like Full Metal Jacket. From training to battle, Stanley Kubrick's masterpiece nails it.

3. Platoon

Oliver Stone's Oscar winner for Best Picture astounds in its ability to capture the experience of the Vietnam War soldier.

4. Black Hawk Down

Black Hawk Down
Black Hawk Down shows how brotherhood unites our soldiers and how their mantra of no man left behind is never forgotten.

5. Patton

There is no better war movie that captures a larger-than-life leader than Patton.

6. The Bridge on the River Kwai

The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Bridge on the River Kwai is one of the most astounding cinematic representations of World War II we've ever seen.

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