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Top Five War Movies
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Krysty Wilson-Cairns

Screenwriter

Krysty Wilson-Cairns is nominated in the Original Screenplay category for "1917," which she co-wrote with director Sam Mendes. Here, she lists her five favorite war movies.

1

Saving Private Ryan

1998

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During World War II, a squad of American soldiers look for a missing comrade in France.

WHERE TO WATCH
Saving Private Ryan
1998
169 Mins | R
WWII soldiers (Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Tom Sizemore) risk all to send another home.


2

The Dirty Dozen

1967

A US Army major selects and trains 12 criminals for a daring raid on an impregnable Nazi chateau.

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The Dirty Dozen
1967
149 Mins | 15
A US Army major selects and trains 12 criminals for a daring raid on an impregnable Nazi chateau.


3

The Great Escape

1963

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A group of Allied POWs engineer a bold escape from a Nazi camp in World War II.

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The Great Escape
1963
172 Mins | PG
A group of Allied soldiers dig a tunnel out of a Nazi prison camp, pocketfuls of dirt at a time.


4

The Thin Red Line

1964

Private (Keir Dullea) and sergeant (Jack Warden) feud on Guadalcanal.

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The Thin Red Line
1964
99 Mins
Private (Keir Dullea) and sergeant (Jack Warden) feud on Guadalcanal.


5

Paths of Glory

1957

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A French colonel (Kirk Douglas) defends a general's scapegoats.

WHERE TO WATCH
Paths of Glory
1957
86 Mins | PG
A French colonel (Kirk Douglas) defends a general's scapegoats.


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