If I had to pick one movie that I think that everyone should see, it would have to be 'Saving Private Ryan'. The movie is about a group of American soldiers during WWII that are trying to find a soldier so that he may be able to go home and reunite with his family. I enjoy this movie because it is both historic and action filled. There is also a twist at the end dealing with the main character that is not expected. One of the most well known parts of the movie is the scene in which they storm Omaha beach. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqSg7WO4tT4
One film from the golden age of Hollywood that really intrigues me is 'All Quiet on the Western Front'. It was a war movie based during World War I and won two Academy Awards in 1930. The plot was about a German soldier's life on the front lines of the western front. The main character, Paul Baumer, was played by the actor Lew Ayres. This movie was Ayres' big break and allowed him to secure roles in other future films. This movie really intrigues me because I like war movies and I had to read the book that it is based off of for a history class my last semester. With knowledge of the book and great reviews, I now want to watch this movie.
|Actors Lew Ayres and Raymond Griffith in one of the trench scenes.|