25 best war movies

"War is hell," said General Sherman. War movies, on the other hand, are great. Here are the best of the lot

The Big Red One‬ (1980)

Reporter Sam Fuller signed up to fight in the Second World War partly to witness "the biggest crime story of the century," and 30-odd years later, he put that story up on the cinema screen, directing this tale of a grizzled Sarge (Lee Marvin) guiding his men through the conflict.

Fuller's original four-hour cut was chopped up by the studio, but a recent reconstruction restored many of the lost scenes.

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