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Influential War Films

WWI 1914

1918: "Shoulder Arms"

Charlie Chaplin

1927: "Wings"

William A. Wellman

1930: "All Quiet on the Western Front"

Lewis Milestone

WWII 1939

1949: "Twelve O'Clock High"

Henry King

1949: "Sands of Iwo Jima"

Allan Dwan

1951: "The Red Badge of Courage"

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John Huston

Korean War 1950

1957: "Paths of Glory"

Stanley Kubrick

Vietnam Conflict 1963

1964: "Dr. Strangelove"

Stanley Kubrick

1967: "The Longest Day"

Ken Annakin

1967: "The Dirty Dozen"

Robert Aldrich

1970: "Catch 22"

Mike Nichols

1970: "M*A*S*H"

Robert Altman

1970: "Patton"

Franklin J. Schaffner

1970: "Tora! Tora! Tora!"

Richard Fleischer

1978: "The Deer Hunter"

Michael Cimino

1979: "Apocalypse Now"

Francis Ford Coppola

1981: "Stripes"

Ivan Reitman

1986: "Platoon"

Oliver Stone

1987: "Full Metal Jacket"

Stanley Kubrick

1987: "Good Morning Vietnam"

Barry Levinson

1989: "Glory"

Robert Zwick

1989: "Born on the Fourth of July"

Oliver Stone

Gulf War 1991

1993: "Schindler's List"

Steven Spielberg

1998: "Saving Private Ryan"

Steven Spielberg

1998: "Thin Red Line"

Terrence Malick

1999: "Three Kings"

David O. Russell

2001: "Enemy at the Gates"

Jean-Jacques Annaud

2001: "Behind Enemy Lines"

John Moore

2001: "Pearl Harbor"

Michael Bay

Afghanistan 2001

2002: "Black Hawk Down"

Ridley Scott