Ten Of The Best War Movies Based On True Stories

Some of the finest movies are based on actual events. People like true stories because they feel like they live vicariously through the big screen characters.

We have compiled a list of the best war movies based on true stories that will keep you entertained.

1. Platoon (1986)

Platoon is a 1986 American war movie widely praised for its accurate representation of  the war.

2. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Set during the Second World War, the film follows a group of soldiers sent on a mission to save one man – Private Ryan.

3. Full Metal Jacket (1987)

Hasford used his real-life experiences in Vietnam to write the story and help in its film adoption.

4. Black Hawk Down (2001)

The movie tells the story of the Battle of Mogadishu in Somalia during the U.S. military raid on October 3, 1993.

5. The Pianist (2002)

The film follows his struggles during the Nazi occupation of Poland and how he managed to survive the Holocaust.