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 Dirty Dozen‬ (1967)

Lee Marvin takes charge of a unit of convicts sent to carry out a suicide mission, in this brutal, macho adventure movie. Made at the height of the Vietnam War, the film skilfully welded the anti-authoritarian attitudes of the time to the conventional men-on-a-mission movie structure.

Laughably implausible, but what it lacks in authenticity it makes up for with raw action.

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