The following article includes recommended war films that depict the horrors of war as complied by John W. Whitehead, The Rutherford Institute. War may be hell but it has the uncanny ability to whip folks into a nationalistic fervor that renounce their humanity, morality and ethics.
“You can’t show war as it really is on the screen, with all the blood and gore. Perhaps it would be better if you could fire real shots over the audience’s head every night, you know, and have actual casualties in the theater.”—Sam Fuller, film director and author
War is a grisly business, a horror of epic proportions. In terms of human carnage alone, war’s devastation is staggering. For example, it is estimated that approximately 231 million people died worldwide during the wars of the 20th century. However, this figure does not take into account the walking wounded—both physically and psychologically—who “survive” war.
Eventually, war will be our undoing.
The Rutherford Institute