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The Absolute Best War Movies and TV Shows

For many, war is an experience that will never happen to them firsthand. They will see pictures of it on Instagram, read articles about it on their Facebook, and they might even sign a petition to protest it. But, alas, they will never know the horror of combat. In a society filled with so much war, many come to know war mainly through movies and TV shows. They learn about The Vietnam War with Full Metal Jacket. They discover World War II with Steven Spielberg. These films make viewers laugh, cry, and stare in horror. For the some of best war entertainment on the big screen and small screen, start clicking through this list.

1. Breakthrough: MASH (the movie)

In 1969, the not-yet-famous movie director Robert Altman was given the chance to direct a movie based off of an obscure Korean War novel. The film ended up getting five Oscar nominations. It won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.



It wasn’t just Altman’s direction that made the film so great. It was also the talent of the actors and actresses. MASH starred Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, Elliot Gould, and Sally Kellerman, among others. So popular was the movie that it would go on to become a hit TV show starring Alan Alda.