We all know that war is hell and war means destruction and death. War is a catastrophe, where countries are divided, cities are destroyed and most importantly, souls are obliterated in the name of patriotism. But the true reason behind the war is the failure of understanding, hence the failure of diplomacy, where a band of soldiers is called to pacify a situation created by the agendas of corrupt politicians and warmongers. Following their orders, soldiers march through diverse landscapes with their weapons in hand and with their lobotomized souls. They come back home in pieces or with a gift of PTSD. Manier times, the victims end up without a home or are forced to flee from their homeland.
Here is a list of movies that deals with the brutality of war. Some of them bring the harrowing experiences of the battlefield on reel and some dig deeper into the roots. Out of too many, here is the list of top 10 anti war movies.
10. Jarhead (2005)
Directed by Sam Mendes, Jarhead is based on the Anthony Swofford’s eponymous memoir. The film depicts an U.S Army Sniper’s struggle during Gulf War. His obsession to get his first kill, causes him a greater amount of psychological damage and eventually he becomes a victim of boredom and depression.
The movie does not contain much graphic images or on-screen combat scenes as it focuses more on the psychological stress a soldier faces during a war.