Have you ever watched a film only to find yourself saying, “Wait up, that’s not realistic!” I’m pretty sure we’ve all been there.
From having to endure watching characters pull grenade safety pins with their teeth like it’s nothing to cringing as one of the supporting characters says, “Ah, it’s just a flesh wound.” But, of course, we’ll spare you the same agony, so here are some of the most accurate and realistic war movies if you’re looking for some.
Apocalypse Now, 1979
Francis Ford Coppola’s Vietnam War-era movie focuses on a soldier, Captain Willard (Martin Sheen), who was tasked to terminate a “once-promising officer who has reportedly gone completely mad,” Colonel Kurtz. He was accompanied by a group of individuals with unique characteristics— a freelance photographer, an Air Cavalry officer who loves to surf, and some “street-smart” kids.
For good reasons, “Apocalypse Now” is one of the most well-known war movies. The story starts pretty typically, but as it progresses, it gets darker and darker, all while depicting real life on the river, showing raw and various human emotions. Criticisms started in the two-thirds part of the movie, but it was pretty spot on.