1.The Great Raid - Now, I'm sure most of you are confused as to this choice. Well, after seeing so many war movies throughout the years, this is the one that above all else still sticks in my mind. The whole atmosphere of the movie, while some deem it dragged on, was to me a work of emotions. You really get a sense of the trials of the men both imprisoned and not, from all prospectives.
2. Flags of our Fathers/Letters from Iwo Jima - Yes, these are two individual movies. To myself, however, you cannot watch one without watching the other. Of presenting one of the most recognized conflicts in the Pacific, these two movies manage to do so in a way that puts other movies about Iwo Jima to shame. The emotions, the brutality, the sounds, all were magnificent.
3. 9th Company - I know, this is looked down upon for being a fictional account of the real battle for Hill 3234 of the Soviet-Afghan war, but for capturing the emotions and spirit of the VDV, I applaud the creators of this movie. For creating such an atmosphere of a war many of us do not fully recognize, I feel that it did well. Sure, there are some inaccuracies, and this is not one to take the family to see as much as the movies stated above, but the raw energy of this film truly astounds me. From the grueling basic training, to the moments before the final mujaheddin charge, this film captures your attention at all times. I truly recommend this film to those who want to see something in sharp contrast to most war movies. Of course, please watch it in original format with English subtitles, as the English voice acting is awful.