These are the five best Iraq war movies. The Iraq war lasted seven years, cost hundreds of billions of dollars and killed too many US soldiers. Many movies have been made about the Iraq war to try to tell the story of what happened in Iraq. The five movies listed below are the best Iraq war movies.
- “The Hurt Locker”- “The Hurt Locker” is an incredible drama about a bomb disposal unit in Iraq. This movie won six Oscar awards including best picture and best director. The movie is action packed and shows the Iraq war in a realistic way. “The Hurt Locker” does not have huge stars at the center of the movie which makes the movie better. Sometimes, huge stars take away from what the movie is trying to tell you.
- “Green Zone”- “Green Zone" is one of the best Iraq war movies. The movie stars Matt Damon as Chief Petty Officer (Roy Miller). Roy Miller is sent through Iraq looking for weapons of mass destruction. He never finds any. The film is action packed and tells the story of why the US went to war. The film also shows the audience a conspiracy within the US government. This movie is a thriller with a story for America. Not all critics look at “Green Zone” favorably. However, the action alone makes this movie one of the five best Iraq war movies.
- “In The Valley of Elah”- “In The Valley of Elah” was made in 2007. The movie stars Tommy Lee Jones. He is a father of a young man who fought in the war in Iraq. The young man comes back to the US and is murdered on US soil. His father looks for the killers of his son. The movie is action packed and shows the audience what can happen when a soldier comes back to the US with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
- “Taxi To The Dark Side”- “Taxi to the Dark Side” is an incredible documentary about an Iraq taxi driver who was captured by US forces in Iraq. They believe he has information, and they spend five days severely torturing him. The taxi driver dies after five days. The movie tries to show how horrible the US military’s torture methods are. “Taxi to the Dark Side” is one of the five best Iraq war movies.
“Grace Is Gone”- “Grace Is Gone” is one of the five best Iraq war movies. John Cusack is the lead actor in the movie. He is the husband of a woman who is killed in the Iraq war. He does not want to tell his two daughters that their mother is gone. This is an emotional film about the loss of a loved one in war. This time, it is the mother who has died.