Veterans Day- Top Ten Pick Movies, TV- Dr. Diane Howard, Movie Reviewer, Editor, Interviewer

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Diane Howard, Ph.D. (Performances Studies), entertainment editor, interviewer, publicist reviews top movies & TV for content and artistry for a range of viewers to celebrate Veterans Day and to learn more about American military history. https://dianehoward.com/)

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1. Unbroken (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 137 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

59 Metascore

After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

Director: Angelina Jolie | Stars: Jack O'Connell, Miyavi, Domhnall Gleeson, Garrett Hedlund

Votes: 133,207 | Gross: $115.64M

2. Unbroken: Path to Redemption (2018)

PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History

39 Metascore

The next amazing chapter of Olympian and World War II hero Louis Zamperini's powerful true story of forgiveness, redemption, and amazing grace.

Director: Harold Cronk | Stars: Samuel Hunt, Merritt Patterson, Bobby Campo, David Sakurai

Votes: 1,749 | Gross: $6.22M

3. Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

R | 139 min | Biography, Drama, History

71 Metascore

World War II American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.

Director: Mel Gibson | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer

Votes: 385,994 | Gross: $67.21M

4. Saving Private Ryan (1998)

R | 169 min | Drama, War

91 Metascore

Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns

Votes: 1,147,129 | Gross: $216.54M

5. The Tuskegee Airmen (1995 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, History, War

The true story of how a group of African American pilots overcame racist opposition to become one of the finest US fighter groups in World War II

Director: Robert Markowitz | Stars: Laurence Fishburne, Allen Payne, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Courtney B. Vance

Votes: 5,237

6. Little Boy (2015)

PG-13 | 106 min | Drama, History, War

30 Metascore

An eight-year-old boy is willing to do whatever it takes to end World War II so he can bring his father home. The story reveals the indescribable love a father has for his little boy and the love a son has for his father.

Director: Alejandro Monteverde | Stars: Jakob Salvati, Emily Watson, David Henrie, Michael Rapaport

Votes: 21,292 | Gross: $6.42M

7. God Bless the Broken Road (2018)

PG | 111 min | Drama, Family, Romance

31 Metascore

While grieving the loss of her husband, a financially struggling widow meets a race car driver.

Director: Harold Cronk | Stars: Matthew Derek Davis, Arthur Cartwright, Adam Agee, Liam Matthews

Votes: 705 | Gross: $2.85M

8. Indivisible (II) (2018)

PG-13 | 119 min | Drama, War

53 Metascore

The extraordinary true story of Army Chaplain Darren Turner and his wife Heather. When war etches battle scars on their hearts, they face one more battle: the fight to save their marriage. One marriage, one family, under God.

Director: David G. Evans | Stars: Sarah Drew, Justin Bruening, Jason George, Tia Mowry-Hardrict

Votes: 921 | Gross: $3.51M

9. The Long Road Home (2017– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Action, Biography, Drama

American forces occupying Iraq are ambushed in a Baghdad neighborhood.

Stars: E.J. Bonilla, Jon Beavers, Joey Luthman, Darius Homayoun

Votes: 2,325

10. Faith of Our Fathers (2015)

PG-13 | 96 min | Drama

20 Metascore

Two men embark on a trip to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial guided by the letters their fathers wrote while serving in the war.

Director: Carey Scott | Stars: David A.R. White, Kevin Downes, Stephen Baldwin, Candace Cameron Bure

Votes: 563 | Gross: $0.99M



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