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September 21, 2017 2:38 am

Movies About Veterans: Lessons of War and Life

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A veteran is a person who has a long service and an experience of a given field. Military veterans, on the other hand, are individuals who have served in the armed forces.

A lot of movies have focused on veterans in the past. These movies showcase how they work, their emotions and what their lives are actually like. However, there are some movies that are better than others. If you are looking for a dose of motivation and an ode to their sacrifices, here are five top movies about veterans.

The Best Years Of Our Lives


Released in 1946, The Best Years Of Our Lives is a fascinating movie. It is one of the most definitive films about veterans and how they readjust to the civilian life. The movie features Fredric March in the lead, along with Myrna Loy, who plays his loving wife. The movie arouses some emotions and is one way to get a glimpse of what veterans are like and how they behave. The movie was also nominated for the Oscars, attesting to its legitimacy and its brilliance.

The Deer Hunter


Released in 1978, The Deer Hunter is a movie that you should watch if you want a dose of action, some romance and a little bit of everything else. The movie shows the devastating impact that the Vietnam War had on the whole community. Featuring Robert De Niro, Steven and Christopher Walken, The Deer Hunter showcases some of the main events of the war. The movie is inspiring and a great one to watch if you are looking for a goose bump experience.

It’s Always Fair Weather


Released in 1955, It’s Always Fair Weather is a classic thanks to its top cast. The movie features two friends reuniting after 10 years and coming home from World War II. Yet, they realize that they are not actually happy around each other and have nothing in common. They also realize that they have successively failed to achieve their dreams. The musical satire displays outstanding talent and debunks the myths related to the military camaraderie. It also shows the bitter realities of the life after Post War America.

The Manchurian Candidate


Released in 2004, The Manchurian Candidate highlights how veterans often return home withPTS (post traumatic disorder). All of the actors in the movie feature and offer haunting performances. It goes without saying that it is important that one realizes the depiction of these soldiers and how they succumbed to be the untouchable masters of war.

Legends of The Fall


Released in 1994, Legends of The Fall deal with the aftermaths of war. The movie features three brothers, Brad Pitt, Aidan Quinn and Henry Thomas who fight in World War I. The movie is full of grief, tragedy and violence. It is a movie that features what veterans go through in a stark manner.

While there are many movies for veterans, we have managed to capture the top 5 for our readers. Each of these movies speak volume to unique scenarios, and are a must watch for people who love watching veteran movies.

Suzanne Grey

Award-winning film enthusiast. Hoping there are some more notable awards in my future!

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