War films are special kind of action films in that they require the right dose of restraint and display of courage. If a filmmaker can’t balance the two, chances are the film may not work. Film history is replete with great examples of movies based on war — especially, World War II. There have also been many films set with a backdrop of war or the repercussions of it. Long story short, war is a very interesting and attractive cinematic subject.
‘American Sniper’ is one the most recent examples of a well made war film — ‘Dunkirk’ being the other. What are the films that similar to ‘American Sniper’ in terms of story-telling and execution. Here’s the list of films that are our recommendations. You can watch many of these movies like American Sniper on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
12. Black Hawk Down (2001)
Based on the 1999 non-fiction book of the same name by Mark Bowden, the movie tells you how the Captain Mike Steele commands a team of around 100 US Army Rangers who travel to the capital city of Mogadishu to bring down the Somali warlords. After the build-up, it is 100 minutes of a non-stop battle of Somali militiamen against American helicopters and troops. All things considered, get ready for consistent scenes of blood, casualties and graphic content.
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11. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)