On Nov. 11, America will honor military veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces with Veterans Day. While Memorial Day is a designed to honor the fallen fighters, Veterans Day is all about celebrating the service of U.S. soldiers.
With many having the day off, we've compiled a list of some of the best military films available on Netflix. From classics such as “Patton” and “Saving Private Ryan” to the documentary “Last Days in Vietnam,” there is something on this list for all types of movie fans. Check out the full 2016 list below:
With seven Academy Award wins under its belt, “Patton” remains as one of the greatest war films of its time. Starring George C. Scott as George S. Patton, the film tells the story of the U.S. General during World War II.
2. “Three Kings”
Not every war film has to be a drama or an action flick. David O. Russell’s 1999 comedy stars George Clooney, Ice Cube and Mark Wahlberg as three U.S. soldiers on a heist for gold during the 1991 Iraqi uprising.
3. “Saving Private Ryan”
Not much needs to be said about Steven Spielberg’s 1998 classic. Starring Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Edward Burns and Tom Sizemore, the film is notable for its intense opening scene which depicts the storming of Omaha Beach.
4. “Black Hawk Down”
In 1993, the the U.S. military conducted a raid in Mogadishu aimed at capturing Mohamed Farrah Aidid but things don’t go as smoothly as planned. Watch as soldiers find themselves in a battle with a large Somali force.
5. “Top Gun”
While it may not be an entirely accurate military movie, Tony Scott’s 1986 action drama went on to create two memorable characters in Tom Cruise’s Maverick and Anthony Edwards’ Goose.
6. “Last Days in Vietnam”
The story of the Vietnam War has been told countless times but this 2014 documentary aims to tell the story of the final weeks of the war. With orders from the White House to evacuate U.S. citizens, soldiers and diplomats must decide which path to choose. The film was nominated for an Oscar at the 87th Academy Awards.
7. “Fort Bliss”
A decorated U.S. Army medic, Maggie returns home from a tour in Afghanistan and struggles to rebuild her relationship with her young son.