Everyone loves watching movies. I know I do. Movies are wonderful because they only last about an hour to an hour and half and can transport you into another world. Sometimes you just need a good military movie to watch when you are missing your spouse.
“We live in a box of space and time. Movies are windows in its walls. They allow us to enter other minds, not simply in the sense of identifying with the characters, although that is an important part of it, but by seeing the world as another person sees it.”- Roger Ebert
So, get ready to pop some popcorn, find your favorite blanket to get cozy with and pick a movie to watch. Whether your looking be transported back in time or to romance or to an adventure or are looking for something more LGBT friendly then check out the following list of military themed movies to enjoy.
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Pearl Harbor (2001)
Pearl Harbor follows the story of two best friends, Rafe and Danny, and their love lives as they go off to join the war.
Dances with Wolves (1990)
Lt. John Dunbar, exiled to a remote western Civil War outpost, befriends wolves and Indians, making him an intolerable aberration in the military.
Coming Out Under Fire (1994)
A historical account of military policy regarding homosexuals during World War II. The documentary includes interviews with several gay WWII veterans.
Gone with the Wind (1939)
A manipulative Southern belle carries on a turbulent affair with a blockade runner during the American Civil War.
Fly Boys (2006)
The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country’s first fighter pilots.
Eye In the Sky (2015)
Col. Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.
Love and Honor (2013)
When a young soldier in Vietnam gets dumped by his hometown girl, he and his best friend decide to go AWOL and return to the States to win her back.
In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)
A journalist recounts her wartime coverage in Afghanistan.
Every Time We Say Good Bye (1986)
A Protestant WWII pilot and a Jewish girl fall in love in Jerusalem, even though their diverse backgrounds threaten to pull them apart.
The Monuments Men (2014)
An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.
A Marine Story (2010)
Marine officer Alexandra is tough enough to kick any guy’s ass in a bar fight, but there’s one opponent she can’t beat: military policy.
November Moon (1985)
Two women fall in love in nazi-occupied France, and must fight to survive the war. A task made more difficult as one is a jew on the run from Germany.
Serving in Silence:
The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (1995)
The true story of a decorated officer’s legal challenge to her involuntary discharge when she admitted she was homosexual.
Common Ground (2000)
This movie contains three short stories dealing with the theme of homosexuality.
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What are your favorite Military Themed Movies? Leave a comment share your thoughts!