When I think about all of my favorite all time movies, I would say that half of my personal top 10 are war based movies. Some are from WW2 and some are from the Vietnam War. The reason they’re so popular in mind is, a good war movie will take you to the battlefield, or to the battle at sea.
You wonder to yourself, how did these people have the bravery to charge the beach or storm the enemy lines? And what would I have done in their situation, faced with the spectre of a horrible death.
These movies are considered by movie experts to be the best half dozen of all time and for very good reasons, the list is hard to argue with. They went on to rate the top 40 movies of all time and if you want to see that list you can click below.
Here are the Dirty Half Dozen from their list