The representation of war in film has grown into a separate genre, from patriotic blockbusters to cinematic simulations of historical events, and it is now an essential medium for artistic expression on social and political themes. Top-notch military films are often available on Netflix, with several of them becoming iconic. Here are five of these Netflix streaming must-see movies that you may easily watch.
1. ‘Outlaw King’
The film ‘Outlaw King’ provides an insight into the life of Chris Pine’s portrayal of Robert the Bruce, the King of Scots, and Scottish history is an engrossing subject. Bruce gathers a committed band of lords and sets out on the difficult task of retaking their country, one castle at a time. Not surprise, there are a lot of violent and furious battle sequences throughout the story.
2. ‘Saving Private Ryan’
‘Saving Private Ryan’ stands as one of the best war films ever made. This heartbreaking story of bravery and unwavering determination, which stars Tom Hanks and Matt Damon in outstanding performances, centers on a military unit’s mission to find Private James Francis Ryan (Damon) and ensure his return home after the tragic loss of his three brothers in World War II.
The movie explores the amazing metamorphosis of Hrithik Roshan’s character Karan Shergill, who goes from being a spoiled and aimless young man to a committed army officer. This cult favorite, which is set against the fictionalized backdrop of the 1999 Kargil War, also includes important roles played by well-known actors like Amitabh Bachchan and Preity Zinta that give the story depth.
The 2017 Christopher Nolan war picture is a bold and imaginative depiction of the 1940 Dunkirk evacuation. Along with other gifted actors, the ensemble cast features Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, and Tom Hardy. The film tells the story of a terrifying World War II incident that happened after Germany invaded Poland.
5. ‘Uri: The Surgical Strike’
The military action movie directed by Aditya Dhar was hailed as a salute to a strong and modern India. The screenplay, which is divided into five distinct sections, presents a novel and unique viewpoint on the actual attack on an Indian Army base in Uri, which unfortunately resulted in the deaths of 19 troops. The story deftly lays forth the sequence of events that culminated in the critical decision taken by the Indian government to carry out the surgical strikes that the Indian Army carried out on militant launch pads located in Pakistani-administered Kashmir.