When you think of war movies, a few extremely popular and acclaimed titles likely come instantly to mind. Platoon, Saving Private Ryan, Apocalypse Now, and The Bridge on the River Kwai are among the most oft-cited examples of great war cinema. But what if you've seen these and the other usual suspects a bunch of times and want something new? Checking out one of the following underrated war movies should satisfy your craving.
The weird thing about war films is that there are so many of them, and they cover so many different wars. It's no wonder some of them fall through the cracks. A few of these examples are older movies that became somewhat forgotten in the decades since they were first released. Others were simply overshadowed by more high-profile pictures set during the same war. Whatever the reason, they're good films that have entertainment value while also saying something noteworthy about their historical subjects.
Which underrated war movies deserve another shot? Vote up your favorites.