Best War Dramas
There's no denying that Hollywood loves to depict stories of war, gruesomeness and all. Although these films are often brutally violent -- and sometimes scary -- there is value in watching media that shows the cruelty, humanity, and nuance of war. The films on this list range from the terrifying experiences of lone soldiers and grueling rescue missions to heartrending love stories and savage battlefield encounters. Families can use these movies to discuss topics such as the long-term effects of war on fighters on the front lines as well as on the people they leave behind, the motivations behind engaging in war, and who gets to be portrayed as the hero when war has ended. These movies can also be a great way to reflect on important holidays such as Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Not quite ready to dive into this tough topic yet? Check out Movies That Inspire Courage for more approachable picks.