Memorial Day 2023: 5 top US movies to stream to honour the veterans

Memorial Day is celebrated in the United States in order to honor the sacrifices of the Army veteran who lost their life for the sake of the country

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The countdown for Memorial Day 2023 has begun and the Americans are prepping up wondering how will they celebrate the 3-day long break. While many writeups are suggesting that Americans go on shopping spree on a Memorial Day 2023 deal, many are wondering whether to celebrate the festival traditionally i.e. by commemorating the sacrifices made by military personnel for the United States. For the unversed, Memorial Day is celebrated in the United States in order to honor the sacrifices of the Army veteran who lost their life for the sake of the country. As per reports, the Memorial Day celebration after the US Civil ar which took place between 1861 to 1865. The US witnessed around 600,000 to one million casualties, including 50,000 civilian deaths during its Civil War. Therefore, Memorial Day is observed in order to honor the fallen soldiers in the USA. Now, coming back to 2023 Memorial Day celebration, people who are wondering to watch a few movies in honor of the fallen soldiers, below is the list of 5 US films that can be watched on May 29, 2023-

US Memorial Day 2023 movies to watch

1)Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Called the perfect classic movie of Hollywood, Saving Private Ryan was released in 1998. Saving Private Ryan is an an epic war film directed by Steven Spielberg and written by Robert Rodat. The movie is set in 1944 in France during World War II. It revolves around a group of soldiers, led by Captain John Miller (Tom Hanks), on their mission to extricate Private James Ryan (Matt Damon) from the war after his three brothers are killed in battle. Saving Private Ryan star cast includes- Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Vin Diesel, Tom Sizemore, Edward Burns and more. Saving Private Ryan is a cult classic and one can watch it with their family on Memorial Day 2023.

2)Black Hawk Down

If there is even a slight discussion on war movies anywhere happens then the name of Black Hawk Down always pops up. Director Ridley Scott, Black Hawk Down is a story based in 1993 in Somalia when a regional terror group along with the common civils attacked the American embassy and the army there. The story of Black Hawk Down began when Delta Force arrested 20 Somalis. During the assault, a Black Hawk helicopter was shot down and the rescuers were ambushed. Eighteen Americans were killed. It was reportedly a true story. Black Hawk down has the starcast including Josh Hartnett, Eric Bana, Tom Sizemore, Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy and more in the lead roles. It was released in March 2002.

3)The Outpost (2020)

Starring Scott Eastwood, Caleb Landry Jones and more, The Outpost is directed by Rod Lurie and was based on the 2009 attacks on PRT Kamdesh during the Afghanistan War. The Outpost tells the story of SSgt. Clint Romesha (played by Scott Eastwood) and Spc. Ty Carter (Caleb Landry Jones) who were awarded the Medal of Honor for their extraordinary actions whole being under fire apart from other US army.

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4)13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016)

Released in 2016, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is among the top-rated US movies ever made on based on epic army fight. Just like the Black Hawk Down, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is a story showing how a handful of US Armymen defended the US Embassy during the 2012 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya. It starcast include- John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, Max Martini, Dominic Fumusa, Pablo Schreiber, David Denman and Toby Stephens. The actors brought to life the real security detail made up of U.S. special ops veterans and show both the challenges they face and the sacrifices they made.13 Hours is a perfect watch for cinema lovers on Memorial Day 2023.

5)Dunkirk (2017)

Talking about army movies, how can Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk stay behind? Christopher Nolan's Oscar-winning WWII named Dunkirk movie is the story of both the greatest tactical disaster in British military history and the moment that Prime Minister Winston Churchill called the nation's "finest hour." Stuck and surrounded on a French beach by the German Army, Allied forces faced what seemed like wholesale slaughter until the British people organized the greatest military evacuation in history. It starred Hollywood actors like Harry Styles, Fionn Whitehead, Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy, Jack Lowden and more in the lead roles.