Anti-war film


Anti-war film

An anti-war film is a film that emphasizes the pain, horror, and human costs of armed conflict. While some films criticize armed conflicts in a general sense, others focus on acts within a specific war, such as the use of poison gas or the killing of civilians (e.g., "Hotel Rwanda" (2004)). Some anti-war films such as "" (1964) use parody and black comedy to satirize wars and conflicts. An anti-war film's goal is to show the physical and psychological destruction warfare causes not just to the soldiers, but to innocent civilians caught in the crossfire.

elected films

Some notable films with anti-war themes include:

*"1969" (1988)
*"A Midnight Clear" (1992)
*"All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930)
*"The Americanization of Emily" (1964)
*"Apocalypse Now" (1979)
*"A Very Long Engagement" (2004)
*"Baghdad ER" (2006)
*"Barefoot Gen" (1983)
*"The Battle of Algiers" (1996)
*"The Beast" (1988)
*"The Bedford Incident" (1965)
*"The Big Red One" (1980)
*"Birdy" (1983)
*"Blood Diamond" (2006)
*"Born on the Fourth of July" (1989)
*"Boy Soldiers" [ [http://colsearch.nfsa.afc.gov.au/nfsa/search/display/display.w3p;adv=;group=;groupequals=;holdingType=;page=0;parentid=;query=conscientious%20Media%3A%22FILM%22%20|%20Media%3A%22TELEVISION%22;querytype=;rec=0;resCount=10 NFSA - Title Details ] ] (1990)
*"Brother Sun, Sister Moon" (1972)
*"The Burmese Harp" (1956)
*"Casualties of War" (1989)
*"Catch 22" (1970)
*"Cavalcade" (1933)
*"Children of Men" (2006)
*"Coming Home" (1978)
*"Come and See" (1985)
*"Cross of Iron" (1977)
*"The Day After" (1983)
*"The Day the Earth Stood Still" (1951)
*"The Deer Hunter" (1978)
*"Die Brücke" (1959)
*"Dirty War" (2004)
*"" (1964)
*"Fahrenheit 9/11" (2004)
*"Fail-Safe" (1964)
*"Fear and Desire" (1953)
*"Fires on the Plain" (1959)
*"Flags of Our Fathers" (2006)
*"F.T.A." (1972)
*"Full Metal Jacket" (1987)
*"Gardens of Stone" (1987)
*"Grace Is Gone" (2007)
*"Grand Illusion" (1937)
*"Grave of the Fireflies" (1988)
*"Hamburger Hill" (1987)
*"Hearts and Minds" (1974)
*"Heaven & Earth" (1993)
*"Hell Is for Heroes" (1962)
*"High Treason" (1928)
*"Hiroshima Mon Amour" (1959)
*"Home of the Brave" (2006)
*"Hotel Rwanda" (2004)
*"" (1988)
*"How I Won the War" (1967)
*"In the Valley of Elah" (2007)
*"In the Year of the Pig" (1968)
*"J'accuse!" (1919)
*"Jarhead" (2005)
*"Johnny Got His Gun" (1971)
*"Kelly's Heroes" (1970)
*"Kingdom of Heaven" (2005)
*"Ladybug Ladybug" (1963)
*"Les Carabiniers" (1963)
*"Letters from Iwo Jima" (2006)
*"Lions for Lambs" (2007)
*"Lord of War" (2005)
*"Main Hoon Na" (2004)
*"M*A*S*H" (1970)
*"The Memory of Justice" (1978)
*"Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence" (1983)
*"Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind" (1984)
*"Neighbours" (1952)
*"Night and Fog" (1955)
*"No Man's Land" (2001)
*"Oh! What A Lovely War" (1969)
*"On the Beach" (1957)
*"Platoon" (1986)
*"Princess Mononoke" (1997)
*"Redacted" (2007)
*"Rendition" (2007)
*"The Road to Guantanamo" (2006)
*"The Sand Pebbles" (1966)
*"Shenandoah" (1965)
*"Shoah" (1985)
*"Savior" (1998)
*"Schindler's List" (1993)
*"Shame" (1968)
*"Sir! No Sir!" (2006)
*"Slaughterhouse-Five" (1972)
*"Sophie Scholl - Die letzten Tage" (2005)
*"The Sorrow and the Pity" (1969)
*"Stop Loss" (2008)
*"The Thin Red Line" (1998)
*"Taegukgi" (2004)
*"Tango Charlie" (2005)
*"Testament" (1983)
*"Things to Come" (1936)
*"Threads" (1984)
*"Tigerland" (2000)
*"Turtles Can Fly" (2004)
*"The Wall" (1982)
*"War, Inc." (2008)
*"Welcome to Dongmakgol" (2005)
*"Why We Fight" (2005)

References

*Chaudhry, Lakshmi. " [http://www.alternet.org/movies/28377/ When Boys Will be Jarheads] ". "AlterNet". November 18, 2005. Posted Mon August 20, 2007 1:22pm AEST] ".
* " [http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2007/08/20/2009684.htm Record Crop of Anti-War Films to Hit Cinemas] .

External links

* [http://iraqmediaactionproject.org/v2/films.html Anti-war films] at the [http://iraqmediaactionproject.org Iraq Media Action Project]
* [http://wc04.allmovie.com/cg/avg.dll?p=avg&sql=24:D|||955 Anti-war films] at Allmovie
* [http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/252393 Antiwar Films Continue to Fizzle At The Box Office]


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