Since its debut nearly 20 years ago, Band Of Brothers has defied reviewers’ and viewers’ expectations, and it is still brought up when people are talking about the greatest HBO series ever. Following the popularity of Band of Brothers and The Pacific, two miniseries that focus on the European and Pacific Theaters of the War, fans have been eagerly anticipating this one. In the meanwhile, the movies listed below are worth seeing if you enjoyed Band of Brothers.
1. 1917 (2019)
Director- Sam Mendes
The Imperial German Army appears to have evacuated its position on the Western Front. After three disastrous years of the expensive World War I. This is part of a sophisticated plot to trick the Allies into falling into a trap. The British Army Lance Corporals Tom Blake and Will Schofield. In order to embark on a perilous journey to hand-deliver an urgent, life-saving letter to Colonel MacKenzie’s Second Battalion of the Devonshire line infantry regiment on April 6, 1917. Along with the lives of 1,600 fellow soldiers hanging by a thread. In order to reach the 2nd Devons in time and stop the impending onslaught, the young brothers-in-arms must travel nine miles across hostile enemy territory. In rural France amid the horrors of an unsettlingly silent no man’s land.
2. The Great Escape (1963)
Director- John Struges
This film, which is based on a true incident. It’s about the greatest Allied POW camp escape attempt during World War II. The first section of the film concentrates on the camp’s escape attempts and the covert excavation of an escape tunnel. The second half focuses on the German Gestapo’s extensive search for the more than 70 fugitive inmates. They are currently trying to get to England and other neutral nations around the Third Reich.
3. The Thin Red Line (1998)
Director- Terrence Malick
The Guadalcanal battle’s result will have a significant impact on the Japanese invasion of the Pacific region during World War II. To relieve the exhausted Marines, a troop of young soldiers is dispatched. The soldiers of the Army rifle company C-for-Charlie endure hellish combat in the gruelling battle for a strategically placed airport. It permits control over a 1000-mile radius. The troops become a close-knit group as a result of the hardships of war. Their emotions give rise to relationships that can even reach the level of family. As the men’s worlds get smaller and smaller, the justifications for this battle become further away. Until the men’s only motivation for fighting is to ensure their own survival. Along with the lives of the other men they are fighting alongside.
4. The Monuments Men (2014)
Director- George Clooney
Frank Stokes discovers that Hitler is stealing all the major works of art for his own museum during World War II. Stokes so gathers six men—each a specialist in art—with Roosevelt’s approval, and they travel to Europe while pretending to be soldiers in order to locate the art that was stolen. And when some of them pass away while doing it, the rest feel compelled to complete what they began. The situation becomes even more serious when the Germans are told to burn the artwork if they lose the war. Additionally, the Russians are seeking the artwork for personal use.
5. Dunkirk (2017)
Director- Christopher Nolan
June/May 1940 In the French port city of Dunkirk, 400,000 British and French forces are camped out. Since there is no other route out save by sea, the Germans may bomb the British soldiers and ships with little resistance thanks to their superior air power. Britain sends civilian boats in addition to its overworked Navy to try to evacuate the embattled forces out of desperation because the situation appears hopeless. This is that story, told from the perspectives of a soldier who is one of the besieged soldiers, two fighter pilots from the Royal Air Force, and a group of onboard civilians who are part of the rescue fleet.
6. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Director- Mel Gibson
Because their father Tom Doss, an alcoholic World War I veteran, beats their mother Bertha, Desmond Doss and his brother Hal are reared in a chaotic home in Lynchburg. Hal is touched by the commandment “Thou shalt not kill” as Desmond comes dangerously close to killing him one day. He runs across Dorothy Schutte, a nurse, and they instantly click. Desmond, a Seventh-day Adventist Christian and conscientious objector, decides to enlist in the military to fight for his nation during World War II. His request to serve as a battlefield medic in order to save lives is despite his refusal to own or use any weapons. While undergoing training, he runs into a number of issues, but he ultimately manages to go for the war to take part in the Battle of Okinawa.
7. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Director- Steven Spielberg
Immediately following the invasion of fortress Europe on June 6, 1944, Cpt. Miller commands his squad from the 2nd Ranger Battalion of the 29th Infantry Division on a mission to locate and return Private James Francis Ryan to his family in memory of his brothers. To get in touch with Ryan’s unit, a component of the 101st Airborne Division, they must traverse Nazi-occupied country. In addition to bringing the truth of the bloodiest war in history into the homes of regular people, this gripping military drama also highlights the realities of broken and lost families during a period of all-out war.
8. The Book Thief (2013)
Director- Brian Percival
In 1938 Germany, Hans Hubermann, a sympathetic working-class painter, and his strict but well-intentioned wife, Rosa, take in the helpless eleven-year-old Liesel Meminger who has lost everything after a tragic family tragedy. In dangerous times when the Nazis are encroaching on Germany and public ceremonial book burnings have already started, young Liesel is pushed for her lack of literacy and prodded by her foster father to learn how to read and write. However, things soon take a shocking turn when the German couple lets Max Vandenburg stay with them. Max is a strange Jew who is close to passing away, and from him Liesel, a voracious reader, will learn the meaning and limitless power of words.
9. Fury (2014)
Director- David Ayer
Don “Wardaddy” Collier, a battle-scarred U.S. Army Sargent of the 2nd Armoured Division, and his devoted crew of a powerful M4 Sherman tank fight valiantly against a desperate enemy during the coordinated Western Allied invasion of Nazi Germany in the spring of 1945. At the same time, Adolf Hitler is preparing for his final stand. War is horrible for all men, but it’s especially hard for Collier’s inexperienced rookie hull machine gunner, Norman, who needs to swiftly become in condition if he wants to stand a hope of survival far behind the enemy lines. The men have daubed “Fury” in a brilliant white paint to drive away the horrors of battle on the victorious 76mm gun barrel of the ravenous war machine.
10. Midway (2019)
Director- Roland Emmerich
The Pacific island of Midway is attacked by the Imperial Japanese Navy in May 1942. By taking it, they will have a base from which to launch operations against Pearl Harbor and eventually launch an attack on the US west coast. However, their strategy has been developed by US Navy Intelligence. Two US Task Groups with three aircraft carriers are sent by Admiral Chester Nimitz to set a trap for the Japanese fleet. One of history’s most significant battles comes next.