What a week it’s been for America. Honoring those who have served for our country couldn’t come at a better time. This November 11th is Veterans Day and whether you are a Veteran, have a loved one who is or you are just proud to be an American, we are hoping you have some time to enjoy a movie from this list about their bravery and honor!
We thank all who have served, for their service and courage. God Bless America!
American Sniper (2014)
The Oscar-nominated movie is based on the life of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle (Cooper). The movie follows Kyle’s life in the battlefield as the deadliest marksman in U.S. military history with 255 kills and how his military duty takes a heavy toll on his personal life.
The Hurt Locker (2008)
The film follows a bomb squad in Iraq and highlights the group’s bravery while dismantling each bomb. Renner’s performance as Staff Sergeant William James earned him an Oscar nomination. With this movie, Bigelow became the first female director to win an Oscar in the Best Director category.
Black Hawk Down (2001)
The movie, based on a series of Philadelphia Inquirer articles and a book by reporter Mark Bowen, chronicles the 1993 Battle of Mogadishu. It follows 160 U.S. soldiers, who conduct a raid to capture the top lieutenants of a warlord and are caught in the ensuing war. The film won Oscars for Best Film Editing and Best Sound.
This war drama has its origins in the 2003 eponymous memoir of U.S. Marine Anthony Swofford. The movie chronicles the life of a U.S. Marine (Gyllenhaal), who trains to be a sniper and is deputed to Kuwait. His struggles with the pressures of war and the uncertainty dwelling over his love life back home form a major part of the movie.
The Patriot (2000)
A peaceful Southern farmer, Benjamin (Gibson), gets swept into the American Revolutionary War. Benjamin, a veteran, builds his own militia to counter the offense.
For more iconic movies like these visit, 22 movies to watch on Veterans day.
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