War films play an important part in educating the public about historical battles and depicting wars as they really are. The stories of war can be told through films. They can include the battles on the frontline and the loved ones who were left behind, as well as the aftermath and readjustment of soldiers returning from war. We take a look back at some of cinema’s best war films:
Saving Private Ryan
The Normandy Invasion is the setting of this 1998 epic, starring Tom Hanks. Steven Spielberg directed the film, which became famous for its graphic opening scenes that depicted the horrors and violence of war. It was awarded several awards, and in 2014 it received special preservation rights for its cultural significance in the National Film Registry. To enjoy the best cinematic experience, consider watching in your own Home Cinema Installation Cardiff.
This epic for your Home Cinema Installation Cardiff is not a war film in the traditional sense – there aren’t any battles. It tells a harrowing tale of persecution of Jews during World War Two. It was released in 1993 and based on Thomas Keneally’s novel about Oskar Schindler, the German businessman who saved over 1,000 Jews by hiring them in his factories.
This story focuses on tank warfare which is not often seen in films, and follows a veteran tank commander, who, along with his men, fights their way through Germany during 1945. The crew of a Sherman tank is outnumbered, outgunned and forced to rely on a rookie. It’s an incredible story. This film gives a unique look at the early days of tank warfare, and the camaraderie among the crew.