15 (Mostly) Historically Accurate War Films Based on True Stories

15 (Mostly) Historically Accurate War Films Based on True Stories
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Making a war movie is always a difficult task, not from a technical point of view, but from a moral one. After all, movies are supposed to entertain people, but how can the director do that while dealing with the chaos and inherent evil of war, especially when the movie he is working on is based on a true story?

For as long as cinema has existed, directors have struggled to strike a balance between entertaining storytelling and real-life stories, and only a select few have been able to create truly stunning war movies.

Here are 15 of the best war movies based on true stories:

As you've probably noticed, not all of the movies on this site are traditional war movies, some of them focus more on comedic elements, and others limit all the action to political intrigue, with the war itself in the background.

Nevertheless, all of these films raise important questions about war, educate viewers about its horrors, and entertain them with individual stories of real people trying to stop the bloodshed.

The fact that the above-mentioned movies are based on real-life stories is extremely important, as fans learn much more about the lives of people shattered by war, knowing that the people on the screen once existed in real life.