What’s the Best War Movie of All Time?

Scene from the film “Saving Private Ryan”
Scene from the film “Saving Private Ryan” (Paramount Pictures)

Winter is here, and that means it’s the perfect time to hunker down on the couch, scroll through the endless catalogs of your favorite streaming services, and pick out a movie to enjoy. Chances are, you’ll choose a war movie at least a few times this season.

War makes a compelling subject for cinema. From renowned classics like “Apocalypse Now” and “Saving Private Ryan” to more recent blockbusters like “1917”, there is no shortage of war movies. Between the dramatic tension of combat and the epic struggle between good and evil, it’s no wonder that there are hundreds of war flicks to watch and that so many of them are excellent.

With an abundance at your fingertips, how do you choose which one is the best? Which one is the movie you’ll queue up on repeat? The one that seems like it should be mandatory viewing for everyone?

We want to know: What’s the best war movie of all time? Send us your responses using the form below, and we’ll publish your thoughts for a follow-up article sharing the favorite movies of the Military.com community.

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