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Five Best Movies to Watch on Memorial Day

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    So, we have fireworks, parades, BBQ, swimming, summer kicks off on this day officially, but what about movies? Came across a list and wondered if anyone else agrees. I think they got some of them right, but I'd like to add to it a bit and see if anyone else would like to add theirs. I guess the only requirement for making a list for Memorial Day movies is they have to be about the military and they must be respectful. So no movies like G.I Joe or Tropic Thunder.

    Their list:

    1. Flags of Our Fathers (2006)

    2. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

    3. American Sniper (2014)

    4. The Messenger (2009)

    5. Lone Survivor (2013)

    Mine:

    1. I agree with Saving Private Ryan

    2. Unbroken (2014)

    3. Black Hawk Down (2001)

    4. We Were Soldiers (2002)

    5. Gettysburg (1993)

    Let's list off some others, shall we?

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    I definitely agree with Saving Private Ryan, Flags of Our Fathers and Black Hawk Down. Excluding those for more variety I'll go with some that are more about a commentary of what war does to a person. These might not all be super respectful to the military throughout but I think they speak to the realities of war and they still showcase the kinds of sacrifices and hardships military men and women go through:

    Hurt Locker

    Platoon

    Apocalypse Now

    Fury

    And for a bit of comedy relief.. Private Benjamin.

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