It’s been said that all narrative is a manipulation of the truth. By necessity, the storyteller must choose what to leave out and what receives more attention. War films are no different, typically balancing fact and fiction while keeping the audience engaged and not falling asleep.
Although achieving historical accuracy can be a bridge too far due to budget constraints or available resources, injecting a healthy dose of realism often goes a long way — not to mention box office boffo and determining who goes home with an Oscar. TopTenz now shines a spotlight on military movies that get it right (mostly, anyway).
This is an encore of one of our previous lists, as presented by our YouTube host Simon Whistler. Read the full list!