The best movies about soldiers coming home from war are some of the most powerful and moving films ever made. They're also some of the best movies about the horror of war, period. These films will make you cry, laugh, and cheer for these brave men and women who have sacrificed to protect our freedom. Look for classics like Born on the Fourth of July and modern films such as American Sniper.
Some of these great soldier movies feature returning veterans dealing with PTSD or other mental health issues after their service is done. Others focus on soldiers who have been injured in combat or those who have lost friends in battle. Still, others tell stories about military families coping with a loved one's deployment or return from war. Whatever the plot may be, these films all feature characters (and actors) portraying fictional or real-life soldiers coming home from active duty to their loved ones at home – whether they're welcomed back with open arms or not.
Which films do you think are good movies about a soldier returning home? Vote up your favorites below.
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