25 best war movies

The ‪Battle of Algiers‬ (1966)

Modern conflicts are characterised not by the sweeping charge into battle, but by the guerrilla war that takes place in the aftermath. The Battle of Algiers, then, is a true modern war film.

It's a remarkably even-handed depiction of the guerrilla insurrection that took place during the Algerian War of Independence. 

Neither the Algerian revolutionaries nor the French counter-insurgency come out of it particularly well, with both engaging in atrocities as the conflict drags on.

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