I asked Biscuits what his top five favorite modern war movies were. As criteria, I chose films made after the year 2000 set in Post-Vietnam era conflicts.
Why? Because I wanted to add something new to Particleshock.com. Being that I’m not an overly creative person, I settled on lists. Coming up with a “top ten” list seemed like an unrealistic goal so here is the very first experimental installment of “Top Five Favorites”
These are our Top five favorite modern war movies.
I know it’s not in keeping with the overall Science Fiction theme we have going on with this blog but hey, we try not to limit ourselves. We haven’t really ranked these films in any particular order, other than being the top five from both of our lists.
- The Hurt Locker (2008 Director: Kathryn Bigelow Starring:Jeremy Renner)
- Black Hawk Down (2001 Director: Ridley Scott Starring: Josh Hartnett)It’s a story everybody thinks they know … what ever happened to Josh Hartnett?
- Jarhead (2005 Director: Sam Mendes Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal)
- Kilo Two Bravo (2014 Director: Paul Katis Starring: David Elliot, Mark Stanley)You don’t often get to see a modern war movie from a British perspective. This one’s worth a watch.
- Zero Dark Thirty (2012 Director: Kathryn Bigelow Starring:Jessica Chastain)
We agreed that despite being outstanding films, these movies just didn’t make it into our mutual top five list … maybe a top ten.
- Green Zone (2010 Director: Paul Greengrass Starring:Matt Damon)I really enjoyed this one. What’s weird about The Green Zone is the combination of Paul Greengrass and Matt Damon. They make it feel like a missing part of the Bourne Franchise.
- American Sniper (2014 Director: Clint Eastwood Starring:Bradley Cooper)
- 13 Hours (2016 Director: Michael Bay Starring: John Krasinski)
If you liked our Top Five Favorite modern war movies, and you’d like to see us make more lists (with actual commentary) then I suggest you leave a comment.