American Sniper – the story of brave and dedicated American soldiers fighting against vicious, fanatical, nihilistic Islamist warriors during the Iraq War.
Tears of the Sun – a team of Navy Seals undertakes a dangerous goodwill rescue mission in Africa.
We Were Soldiers – the harrowing account of one of the early battles in the American Vietnam War.
Go Tell the Spartans – Bert Lancaster leads a small force holding out against the Viet Cong.
Platoon – American soldiers fight to survive in Vietnam.
Pork Chop Hill – A brave American unit fighting the Chinese communists in the Korean War.
Band of Brothers – The masterpiece 11-hour treatment of the Stephen Ambrose book about a unit of the 101st Airborne Division, the Screaming Eagles, in the European Theater of WW2, made pre-911 by Spielberg before he later devolved into the anti-American moral equivalency state-of-mind.
A Bridge Too Far – Epic treatment of the Allies' failed Operation Market Garden initiative in 1944 Europe, aimed at penetrating into Germany itself.
The Bridge at Remagen – War-weary American soldiers fight toward the Rhine River in early 1945 and ultimately capture the last remaining bridge into Germany.
Saving Private Ryan – The story of a special mission behind German lines in northern France in the days immediately after D-Day.
The Big Red One – The story of a squad of the 1st Infantry Division as it fights across North Africa, Sicily, and France in WW2.
The Battle of the Bulge – Epic adaptation of the American resilience in the face of the German Army's last gasp in the West during WW2.
Miracle at St. Anna – The story of four black American soldiers caught behind German lines in northern Italy late in WW2 fighting to keep themselves and local villagers alive, a story not over until it explodes into a modern murder mystery.
Fury – A recent film about an American tank crew late in WW2, very good until its unrealistic and contrived grand finale shootout.
Sahara – An isolated motley group of Allied soldiers with a single Sherman tank led by Bogart battle thirst, heat, and the Germans in the North African desert during WW2.
The Enemy Below – An American destroyer chases a crafty German submarine in the North Atlantic in WW2.
U-571 – An American submarine crew fights to save themselves, the German submarine they captured and are stuck in, and a secret decoding machine in the North Atlantic in WW2.
Memphis Belle – A B-17 crew's harrowing bombing missions over Germany.
The Bridge On the River Kwai – A lone cynical American serviceman witnesses the descent into madness and treason by British officers in a Japanese prison camp, escapes, and reluctantly returns to set things right.
Midway – The story of the great naval air battle six months after Pearl Harbor that spelled the beginning of the drawn-out end of the Japanese navy in WW2.
Objective Burma – American soldiers create havoc behind Japanese lines in Burma.
The Pacific – The Spielberg-Hanks treatment of Americans in the Pacific Theater in WW2, that remains compelling viewing despite its lapses at times into the Anti-American moral equivalency point of view.
The Great Raid – Army Rangers on a mission to rescue American prisoners in a brutal Japanese POW camp in the Philippines late in the War.
The Lost Battalion – A outnumbered group of American soldiers trapped behind enemy lines fights off waves of German soldiers in the closing days of WW1.
What Price Glory – Ford directs Cagney and Dailey, not to mention Corrine Calvet, in a rousing story of an American infantry unit on the Western Front in WW1.
Gettysburg – The superbly told story of the greatest battle of the American Civil War. The portrayal of the heroic 20th Maine and Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain at Little Round Top is special.