Veteran’s Day Films 2010

Band of Brothers (2001) Rated NR

Based on Stephen Ambrose’s best-seller, this Emmy-nominated miniseries profiles the men of Easy Company, the airborne infantry regiment that parachuted into France on D-Day, fought the Battle of the Bulge and captured Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest. Drawn from journals and letters — and punctuated with interviews with veterans — the drama underscores the extraordinary fear and unflagging bravery that made these soldiers heroes.

Saving Private Ryan (1998) Rated R

As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain Tom Hanks and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home. Steven Spielberg and cinematographer Janusz Kaminski paint a harrowing picture of the price of war and heroism — one that netted them Oscars for Best Director and Best Cinematography, respectively.

Tigerland (2000) Rated R

The system wanted them to become soldiers. One soldier just wanted to be human. Action master Joel Schumacher turns his lens on a platoon of soldiers en route to “Tigerland” for simulated combat training prior to their hitch in Vietnam. Bozz is the one man standing between the troops and the army, but his plan to avoid combat by getting kicked out of the Army backfires when his renegade ways are seen as a sign of strength.

Top Gun (1986) Rated PG

Satisfy your need for speed and launch your home theater into the jet-propelled world of the U.S. Navy’s best aviators. Tom Cruise plays Maverick, who has to struggle to control himself, responsibility and a steamy love affair while competing at the Navy’s fighter-weapons school, better known as Top Gun. Anthony Edwards co-stars as Maverick’s loyal sidekick Goose, while Val Kilmer glowers as Iceman.

WWII in HD (2009) Rated Tv-14

The History Channel presents this epic documentary that chronicles the deeply personal stories of soldiers, sailors, journalists, nurses and others who served in the front lines of the European and Pacific theaters of World War II. Weaving hours of rare, pristinely restored color footage with diaries, interviews and other first-hand accounts, this series recounts the global sweep of the war as experienced by those who were there.

synopsis by Netflix.

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