The horror and the heroism of war has long been a staple of cinema and the background for many different story genres, from anti-war comedies such as M*A*S*H to the heroic feats of combat troops and fighter pilots played by the likes of John Wayne and other screen favourites.
Here are the 101 most memorable war films ever produced, including:
- Apocalypse Now
- The Bridge on the River Kwai
- Das Boot
- Full Metal Jacket
- Letters from Iwo Jima
- Paths of Glory
- Red Badge of Courage
- Schindler's List
- The Thin Red Line . . . and many more.
Each entry includes cast and credits, a summary of the story, interesting highlights, little-known facts about the film, and memorable ad posters and movie stills. Written by an expert team of film historians, scholars, and critics, 100 War Movies You Must See Before You Die
is a vivid summary of one of the film industry's most enduring genres. More than 200 illustrations.
About the Author
Steven Jay Schneider is a film critic, scholar, and producer. He is editor of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, 101 Horror Movies You Must See Before You Die
, and 101 Sci-Fi Movies You Must See Before You Die
, all available from Barron's. He is also the author and editor of many other books on film.