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Top 10 war films

10. The Cranes are Flying (1957)

The first but not the last Russian film on this list. It’s got a combination of beauty and power that’s hard to beat.

9. War and Peace (1966)

This 8 hour Soviet epic takes a lot of commitment, but it’s worth every second.

8. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Japanese animation that’s one of the most powerful films ever made.

7. Platoon (1986)

The movie that made Oliver Stone.

6. Come and See (1985)

The third and final film on this list is one of the most horrific ever made.

5. Full Metal Jacket (1987)

Stanley Kubrick’s Paths of Glory just missed out making this list. Full Metal Jacket is an automatic inclusion.

4. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Winner of 7 Academy Awards, including best picture.

3. The Deer Hunter (1978)

Harrowing take on the toll war takes, during and after.

2. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

It’s hard to believe a movie like this could be made so long ago.

1. Apocalypse Now (1979)

It’s not a flawless movie, but there are moments that are amongst the greatest in cinematic history.

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