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

Downfall‬ (2004)

It may be best-known as the film that launched a thousand viral videos, but Oliver Hirschbiegel's depiction of the last days of Adolf Hitler is serious business.

As Hitler gradually loses his grip on reality in the face of Germany's defeat, the pressure cooker atmosphere among his most loyal followers in his Berlin bunker mounts.

Star Bruno Ganz navigates the potential minefield of humanising Hitler – while not rendering him a sympathetic character – with consummate skill.

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