Tag Archives: soldiers

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) Rated NR

A young soldier is disillusioned during World War I. Based on the book by Erich Maria Remarque. Starring Louis Wolheim, Lew Ayres, and John Wray. This film is brilliant in the fact that it shows the reality of war. We see … Continue reading

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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) Rated PG

A girl is transported to a world with gingerbread soldiers, an army of mice, and sugar plums. Starring Mackenzie Foy, Tom Sweet, and Meera Syal. This is not the ballet version of The Nutcracker, and although I would have loved to … Continue reading

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Standing Post (2014) Rated NR

When a young Casualty Notification Officer tries to locate the last living family member of a fallen soldier, he is mistaken for the son of the soldier’s dying father. Based on the short story Night Watch by Roy Popkin. Starring … Continue reading

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The Invisible War (2012) Rated NR

A documentary that investigates the rape cases of soldiers in the US Military.  Starring Amy Ziering, Kirby Dick, Kori Cioca. This film covers a handful of sexual assault cases. The victims talk about joining the service, their lives prior to the assault, … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Films 2015

 Flags of Our Fathers (2006) Rated R Based on the book of the same name, this World War II drama reconstructs the events surrounding the six U.S. soldiers who were instantly immortalized when they were photographed raising the American flag … Continue reading

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Lone Survivor (2013) Rated R

Based on the true events of the mission Operation Red Wings to go after Taliban leader Ahmad Shah. Based on the book, Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, Eric Bana To me, this … Continue reading

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Joan Fontaine 1917-2013

1917-2013  Gunga Din (1939) Rated NR Three British soldiers — Sgt. Cutter, Sgt. Ballantine and Sgt. McChesney — are sent to India to investigate sabotaged telegraph wires. Ballantine’s loyalties are divided, however, since all he longs for is to settle down with … Continue reading

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Daniel Bruhl

 Goodbye Lenin (2003) Rated R Alex’s mother falls into a coma just as the Berlin Wall is about to come down. But when she wakes up months later, she’s too weak to withstand shock — so Alex goes to great … Continue reading

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To Hell and Back (1955) Rated NR

The true story of Audie Murphy, who is the most decorated hero in the Army. Starring Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake I  love that this film is realistic and uses real soldiers in the marching scenes. I believe this is … Continue reading

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Restrepo (2010)

Rated R Sebastian Junger spent a year with the Second Platoon in Afghanistan. He chronicles the hard work, fear and brotherhood of the platoon while fighting with the enemy. Starring The Men of Battle Company 2nd of the 503rd Infantry … Continue reading

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