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5 War-Time Movies That Display the Importance of Remembrance Day

With Remembrance Day upon is it is important to understand why we pay our respects and the encounters that the fallen soldiers and veterans had to face. We have gathered some War-Time movies that help us understand the importance of Remembrance Day.

Saving Private Ryan

This movie follows the brave men who are taken behind enemy lines in hope of finding Private James Ryan, after his 3 brothers have been killed in battle. Winner of a 1999 Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture, this film perfectly captures the brutality of the war and the courage of the young men who fought.


This goes back to May 1940 when Germany went into France and trapped allied troops throughout the beaches of Dunkirk. This thriller follows the heroic performance of the soldiers who helped evacuate 330,000 troops from the beaches. Dunkirk allows audiences to see the unimaginable struggles and horrors that those soldiers faced throughout combat.

The Hurt Locker

This has been reviewed as one of the most exciting films you can watch. The Hurt Locker takes place in Iraq when a bomb disposal unit loses their Staff-Sergeant and is placed under the leadership of someone who thrives from undertaking risk. This film manages to capture the raw emotion of the two subordinates who are on the dangerous journey of the war in Iraq.

Downfall (Der Untergang)

This film dates back to 1942 when a young woman lands a job as the Secretary to Adolf Hitler while he is at the peak of his power. This film displays to audiences the extreme evils that World War II encompassed and it allows audiences to see the eventual downfall of Hitler. This film will leave you with unease and complicated questions.

The Pianist

A Polish Jewish musician is forced to faces the inhumane battles of the Warsaw ghetto in World War II. This Golden Globe Winner for Best Motion Picture will have you thanking the universe that you get to walk freely on the streets and not have to encounter the many evils that were brought on by World War II.


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