Army movies are vastly popular in Hollywood as well as World Cinema not only due to the action and thrill but because they show how humans behave in extreme conditions. Being surrounded by bullets, bombs, and men hungry to kill you can very well reveal the true nature of a person. When you have to make new friends every day because the last ones are dead, life becomes very short and your vision broad. We have garnered a list of top Army movies ever that are a must watch not only for your weekend entertainment but also for knowing about the other side of the human condition. You can watch some of these army movies on Netflix or Hulu or Amazon Prime.
15. Behind Enemy Lines (2001)
Chris, an air force navigator, has been conspiratorially left behind enemy border to cover up an unsanctioned mission. The officer in charge thought it would be better to let him die than to extract him. Contrary to everybody’s belief, Chris survives due to his intellect and sheer willpower. Wading through the horde of enemies thirsty for his blood he returns alive and well from behind the enemy lines. In this movie, Owen Wilson shows a very different and versatile role as compared to his regular funny image.
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14. Atonement (2007)
Robbie Turner (James Mcavoy) is a young and poor man, in love with his master’s daughter Cecilia (Keira Knightley). Caught red-handed during in a secluded place the younger daughter Briony (Saoirse Ronan) out of jealousy frames Robbie for her cousin’s rape. The star-crossed lovers are separated, and Robbie joins the army to redeem himself. The perils of war, the inescapable guilt of killing a total stranger, and being separate from his only love drives Robbie close to insanity as he tries to reach back to Cecilia. Wading through the dangerous terrains of France and struggling to avoid the German army on the beaches of Dunkirk, will Robbie be able to return home before the war snuffs out the flame of innocence inside him.