It seems very few people participating in this poll have seen the Oscar winning The Best Years of our Lives and that's a shame.
This Best Picture winner (and winner of six other Oscars) was ground-breaking depicting the problems faced by servicemen returning from war.
It still holds up today.
William Wyler's frank depiction starred Fredric March, Myrna Loy, Dana Andrews and double amputee veteran Harold Russell.
It can still brings tears to your eyes as you watch these characters and their families adjust to life after war.
The homecoming for March's character and the scenes involving Russell and his on-screen parents are especially moving.
oops. sorry for repeating myself i guess i held the submit button too long my appologies
the thin red line. full metal jacket. the iron cross the battle of britain. the battle of the bulge. stalingrad. many others as well.
I don't know if Apocalypse Now is my most favorite war film, but it is the most influential. At that time in my life , I wanted to join the army and possibly go to Viet Nam to see what all the fuss was all about. War films before this were all heroic...........To watch this realistic movie , basically shocked me. Was glad never to join the military and have the opportunity to go to Viet Nam.......
War.. Huh.. What is it good for?