Here are the top 10 war movies based on events from America's past. Enjoy!
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2. GettysburgThe classic Civil War movie detailing arguably the most important battle of American History. This fantastic movie is based on the even better novel, "The Killer Angels" by Michael Shaara.
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3. PattonThe classic portrayal of Patton by George C. Scott. He was one of the most interesting figures of the World War II era and was instrumental in the US victory.
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5. GloryThe Civil War movie that chronicles the 54th Regiment of Massachusetts. This African American unit fought bravely in an effort to win freedom for themselves and all slaves. The final battle is heroic and poignant.
Vietnam. This movie is considered to be one of the best movies about the war in Vietnam.
World War II movie focusing on the war in the Pacific. It is unique in that it shows both perspectives (Japanese and American) of the war.
Vietnam. Mel Gibson does an excellent job portraying the courageous commander involved in a no-win situation. His inspired leadership saves the majority of his troops.