Top 10 movies you must watch if you liked “Saving Private Ryan”

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American epic war movie Saving Private Ryan has got to be everyone’s favourite. This is one of the few movies which showed true rawness of the war. The movie is based on the invasion of Normandy in the world war 2. The star of the movie is Tom Hanks and his acting grabbed the IMDb rating of 8.6/10.

Except from rewatching the movie so many times, here we are with a few suggestions for you.

Top 10 movies like “Saving Private Ryan”

  1. Black Hawk Down

Saving Private Ryan like movie

Real-life story about the American soldiers under siege in 1993 during an operation in Somalia. Black Hawk Down is said to be modern war film praised highly for being realistic for it’s portrayal of battle. The movie is intense and action-packed and glues your eyes to the screen, so much that the movie won 2 Oscars.

  1. Schindler’s List

Saving Private Ryan like movie

Schindler’s List brings us the horrors that happened during the Holocaust. The movie is an emotional trauma and tough to watch, it brings the atrocities that happened to the people it front of you during the second world war. Liam Neeson stars as Oskar Schindler, a German Factory Owner who saved many many Jewish people from the torture.

  1. Dunkirk

Saving Private Ryan like movie

Dunkirk is a war based film set in 3 timelines. It is set in World War 2 where the British soldiers need rescuing from the beaches of Dunkirk as Germans are very close to him. The theme of the movie is survival over heroism, it consists of scenes from the beach and the boat. It is said to be a unique war film which shows us something that has not appeared on the screens much before.

  1. 1971

Classic war film which follows 2 young soldiers in the world war 1. They are given the task of delivering a very important message across the battlefield to a huge attack which is about to take place. The movie is said to be an intense experience for the viewers which shares a very powerful and personal story.

  1. Platoon

Released in 1986, based on the Vietnam War starring Charlie Sheen, Keith David and Johnny Depp. The movie gained 23 nominations and won 15 of them which is all you need to say about this movie. The movie consisted of some very powerful scenes including the horrors that happen during the war.

Including scenes in the jungles, the flights, the lack of sympathy from the superiors for the soldiers. This has got to be a must-watch for a war film lover.

  1. 300

Based on the 1988 comic series of the same, 300 is an American epic period action film. The movie is art of fiction which is inspired a little from Battle of Thermopylae and Persian Wars. The movie stars our all time heart-throb Gerard Butler who leads 300 spartans into battle against the God-King.

There is also a sequel which is must-watch Rise of an Empire after you finish falling in love with this one’s acting and amazing sets.

  1. American Sniper

2014 war film based on the name itself is another war film which amaze us. The movie takes on a journey where the sniper has to make some very hard decisions in time of war. Bradley Cooper is the main lead of the movie and he has done complete justice to the movie. “American Sniper” is said to be one of the highest grossing war films of all times.

  1. Troy

Epic historical drama film starring Brad Pitt, Eric Bana and Orlando Bloom is about the Trojan War. It involves the fight between the Achilles and Agamemnon in the ninth year. The role of Troy is played by Brad Pitt and this movie was the highest grossing movie in 2004.

The screenplay, the acting, the costumes and the set up, everything was detailed to perfection. If it comes to war films, and you like a little bit of romance and drama together with it. Troy ticks off all the boxes you have for one of the best war movies of all times.

  1. The Forrest Gump

Starring Tom Hanks again, The Forrest Gump is light-hearted movie which revolves around Gump, a king hearted noble man who comes across, takes part in and influence many historical event in the 20th century in the United States. The film was a huge success at the theatres.

The man finds himself in US Army and gets awarded medal, invests in Apple before it was a success and he spends three years of his life running for no reason. The movie is one of my favourites of all times.

  1. Pearl Harbor

Saving Private Ryan like movie
Saving Private Ryan like movie

The best one for the last, Pearl Harbor is a romantic war drama film starring Ben Affleck, Kate Beckinsale, Josh Hartnett, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tom Sizemore, Jon Voight, Colm Feore, and Alec Baldwin. This movie doesn’t need much of a description, it has won an Academy award and Ben Affleck steals our heart yet again.


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