5 Movies That Depict Real Life Wars

All wars have led to serious loss of life and property. Over a million people have been killed in each of the deadliest wars in history. This makes it hard for many people to see any good when the topic of war is raised. However, Hollywood is milking cash from these stories. Numerous movies have been made to depict different wars such as the First World War, the Second World War and the Gulf War among others. Here are five of the most common ones.

Pearl Harbor

This movie is a classic across all genres.Maybe it’s because it managed to incorporate themes of love, history and war together into an epic 183 minute long masterpiece. Naval Base in the year 1941. The United States was caught by surprise on December 7 when all of a sudden hundreds of Japanese fighter planes bombed down their battleships. The United States government decided to enter the Second World War after declaring war on Japan.

Hotel Rwanda

The Rwanda Genocide is among the most heart-rending wars of all time. The cold and merciless slaughtering of the Tutsi by the Hutu brought Africa and the world to a standstill. Hotel Rwanda recounts this story in the eyes of one man who stood out and became the hero. It is the story of a hotelier and his wife who decided to provide shelter for thousands of refugees keeping them safe till the end of the war.

Schindler’s List

When a movie gets to be produced or directed by Steven Spielberg, it always goes down in history. Schindler’s List is the story of one man, Osker Schindler, who saved thousands of Jews during the holocaust where six million Jews were killed under orders by Adolf Hitler. This is by far the deadliest genocide in world history. The holocaust happened in Germany and was part of the Second World War.

We Were Soldiers

The Battle of La Drang was the first exclusive battle that involved the United States Army and the North Vietnamese Army in the year 1965. Retired Lieutenant General Hal Moore and reporter Joseph L. Galloway took it upon themselves to recount this war in their book ‘We Were Soldiers Once….And Young’ since they were both present. They had a firsthand experience. This book was later adapted into film with a shorter version of the name, We Were Soldiers.


Steven Spielberg returns again to direct a movie about one of the most important men in America’s history, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States. This movie is based on the last four months of his life during the Civil War and right when slavery was a major issue. Lincoln led his country successfully through Civil War and managed to eradicate slavery.

Not all history is taught in school. We therefore need movies to cover certain information about history that we might have missed. This is an easy way to learn and stay informed.

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