Following our part 1 of this series, its time to break down the final 5!! I have included honorable mentions as well as they are also pretty good.
5. Lone Survivor
Lone Survisor is based on the story of Marcus Luttrell and the infamous Operation: Red Wings. Mark Wahlberg portrays Luttrell very well and the whole story is extremely compelling. If you like gritty, realistic gun fights, this movie is the one for you!
4. John Wick
Do I need to say more about the phenomenon that is John Wick? What really drew people into the movie was dedication on Keanu's part and the authentic gun play in the movie. Great movie all round.
3. Black Hawk Down
Black Hawk Down probably had one of the most influences on me in terms of wanting to be a more serious airsoft player. The movie is a classic even to this day. The characters are relatable and the movie was shot extremely well. A must watch.
2. American Sniper
Say what you may about Chris Kyle, the man was a legend and watching Bradley Cooper play him on screen was a treat to watch. The movie also provided a glimpse into the decisions our soldiers have to make on a daily basis when fighting in the modern battlefield. The ending made me shed a tear, I will be honest, I am not ashamed to admit it.
Honorable Mention: 13 Hours
Michael Bay movies. Do I need to say more? However, amidst the explosions and gun play, the story did not feel all too shallow, at a few moments, you can even say it was "moving". 13 Hours is a good movie to watch if you are say on the plane or just wanting to relax after a game while enjoying a cold beverage of your choice.
Honorable Mention: Range 15
THE MOVIE HAS MAT BEST IN IT. Do I need to say more? Range 15 is not for everyone but it was a fun movie to watch. The humor and crud jokes will put a smile on anyone's face. Have some light hearted fun.
1. Saving Private Ryan
Saving Private Ryan is probably the best war movie every made. I am sure there are many other ones out there like Apocalypse Now that people can make a case for but there is nothing quite like this one. Everything from the score, the acting, the characters, the set pieces, and scope of the movie was grand and epic. So often in large movies like this we lose sense and connection to characters but this movie was able to draw you in and made you care about many of them. Finally the performance given by Tom Hanks is amazing. This is a movie 100% worth watching.
Whats your list? Let me know in the comments! Happy watching people!!