What are the best movies like Saving Private Ryan?

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    #1Enemy at the Gates

    Enemy at the Gates

    Enemy at the Gates by Jean Jacques Annaud is the story of two snipers, a German and a Soviet that fight against each other during the siege of Stalingrad.


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    Linda Crawford
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "Jude Law in a war movie? YES please! I really liked that this movie was not just all about war and violence but it has a deeper and more personal story between the characters. It was also done so nicely that everything flowed together well. A great watch for those looking for the story depth that Saving Private Ryan has. "
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    #2Letters From Iwo Jima

    Letters From Iwo Jima

    Letters From Iwo Jima is a historical war, and drama movie directed by Clint Eastwood. Released on February 2, 2007, this tells the story of the battle of Iwo Jima from the Japanese point of view.


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    Katherine Stone
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "One of my favorite war movies. It's really good and although it was shown in 2006, it still seems really good in terms of effects since the whole look of the movie matched the old overall theme. This is a must watch if you are a fan of Saving Private Ryan and war movies."
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    #3Behind Enemy Lines

    Behind Enemy Lines

    Behind Enemy Lines is a war film directed by John Moore. Released in 2001, the movie revolves around Lieutenant Chriss Burnett, an American pilot shot down over Bosnia during the Bosnian War. It starred Owen Wilson and Gene Hackman.


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    Diane Jimenez
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "I think this is an okay war Saving Private Ryan movie that I wanted to really enjoy but I'm not sure it was to my taste. I found the story to not be too appealing, and I wasn't drawn to the main character enough to be really invested in the whole thing. As far as these types of movies go, I suppose it is a good recommendation, just not for my personal taste. "
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    #4The Thin Red Line

    The Thin Red Line

    The Thin Red Line is a 1998 drama and war film that was written and directed by Terrence Malik. It was an adaptation of James Jones' autobiographical 1962 novel. It stars Jim Caviezel, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, and more. 


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    Arthur Parker
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "I don't really know if the story is actually believable in terms of war movies. I mean, a private "found" by his commander and who is then thrown back into war? I don't know if that kind of thing is really possible but it sure makes a good movie for its dramatic effect. Overall nice movie."
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    #5Das Boot

    Das Boot
    Das Boot, directed by the German filmmaker Wolfgang Petersen is the story of a U-boat crew from the days before they will be sent to duty to their participation in the Battle of the Atlantic. The movie shows war from the perspective of the German soldiers and shows life in the narrow space of a war submarine.

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    Bruce Hudson
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "This is a really old movie but I really enjoyed it because it was in German. I think that gives an extra effect, especially if you don't understand German. The story really had me hooked on it and I enjoyed it immensely. It's even better than other movies like Saving Private Ryan which is very Americanized. Say what you want but this is my top recommendation for sure!"
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    The epic war movie by Christopher Nolan follows the story of the Battle of Dunkirk, in which allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, and France were evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II.

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    Nicholas Russell
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "Ahh I really like Christopher Nolan movies and I found this one to be really great. We need more updated war movies with improved effects and cinematography and this one really hits the spot for me. A great Saving Private Ryan type movie. "
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    #7The Steel Helmet

    The Steel Helmet

    The Steel Helmet by Samuel Fuller is a drama action, war movies. It is a portrait of the Korean War soldiers. This movie is one of the first that treats about the morality and the racist component of war and the blood and guts of war. 


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    Song Zhou
    Written on June 22, 2018
    "What i enjoy about this is that it isn't your typical US-war type film. It was set in the Korean war and I think it shows a different perspective to your average war movie like Saving Pvt Ryan. I enjoyed this and I'm sure others will too!"
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    #8War Horse

    War Horse
    War Horse by Michael Morpurgo is a well-written novel about war. The tale revolves around Joey, a horse that was born just before the Worl War l.


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    Kelly Ellis
    Written on June 19, 2018
    "This was a really great book. I'd definitely recommend did if you are a fan of Saving Private Ryan. Joey is an endearing character that really drew me in. "


Best What are the best movies like Saving Private Ryan
1Enemy at the GatesMovies 13 Paid
2Letters From Iwo JimaMovies 10 Paid
3Behind Enemy LinesMovies 6 Paid
4The Thin Red LineMovies 5 Paid
5Das BootMovies 5 Paid
6DunkirkMovies 3 Paid
7The Steel HelmetMovies 2 Paid
8War HorseBooks 1 Paid

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