Memorial Day is meant to celebrate the lives of the courageous men and women in all branches of military who have sacrificed everything so America can be free.
Throughout the years, Hollywood has also paid tribute to these brave soldiers for protecting our freedom and liberty. Here is a list of ten patriotic war films to binge watch on this Memorial Day weekend:
Flags Of Our Fathers (2006) — Directed by Clint Eastwood, this film tells the story of the U.S. servicemen who raised the flag on Mount Suribachi after the battle of Iwo Jima during the Second World War.
We Were Soldiers (2002) — Based on the nonfiction book “We Were Soldiers Once… And Young,” the movie dramatizes the Battle of Ia Drang during the Vietnam War.
The Alamo (1960) — John Wayne directed and starred in this film about an epic battle that took place during the Texas Revolution.
13 Hours (2016) — Michael Bay directed this retelling of the 2012 invasion of the American embassy in Benghazi, which the Obama Administration would later pass off as a protest against a YouTube video.
Patton (1970) — This biopic tells the story of the infamous US General George S. Patton played by stars George C. Scott. It explores his history throughout the Second World War.
The Patriot (2000) — Directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Mel Gibson and Heath Ledger, this film revolves around a guerilla troop active during the American War of Independence.
Saving Private Ryan (1998) — Tom Hanks stars in this movie about an American unit sent deep into frontlines to rescue a fellow soldier during the events of the Second World War.
Gods And Generals (2003) — This Civil War epic tells the story of the war’s beginnings from both the perspective of the Northern and Southern generals during one of the worst tragedies in our nation’s history.
Saints And Soldiers (2003) — The Malmedy massacre is dramatized in this independent film taking place during the Second World War.
American Sniper (2014) — Clint Eastwood directs this biopic of Chris Kyle, a Navy SEAL sniper during the Iraq War. The film stars Bradley Cooper as the title character and explores the effects of PTSD on our soldiers.
On this Memorial Day weekend, look for ways to pay tribute to the brave men and women in uniform who give so much so that we can live a life of liberty and freedom.