Today we offer you those streaming titles that contain some of the most spectacular and dramatic battle sequences ever made.
June 7, 1942 ended with the victory of the American Air Force Battle of Midway, one of the fundamental moments for the control of the Pacific and consequently for the fate of the Second World War. Taking advantage of this anniversary, we want to offer you five film in streaming which contain as many famous battle scenes. We preferred not to stick to just the war genre but also spatial through others, to make the reading and the tone of the article reflect its cinephile and, if you like, playful nature. War, the real one with its horrors, deserves very different types of analysis and reasoning… Enjoy your reading
Five great battle scenes in movies that you can find in streaming
- Horizons of glory
- Save Private Ryan
- The Lord of the Rings – The Two Towers
- The Avengers
Paths of Glory (1957)
When it comes to war cinema, the aesthetic revolution accomplished by Stanley Kubrick with its endless painful tracking shots through trenches and war zones it has few equals in the history of cinema. The filmic form expresses the sense of estrangement, horror and desolation of the conflict, making Horizons of glory an unforgettable film. Kirk Douglas as a protagonist he is simply priceless. Extraordinary dissertation on the futility of conflict, commanded by people unworthy of the name. Available on Amazon Prime Video.
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
The sequence of the battle of Omaha Beach is undoubtedly the most powerful ever made, a moment of war cinema without precedent or future rivals capable of approaching it. Steven Spielberg reinvents the realism of conflict in a ferocious, violent, painful and cinematically extraordinary way. Save Private Ryan he won the Oscar for best director – among others – and became a fundamental element for contemporary cinema. Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore and all the others to join in a solemn applause. Another masterpiece. Available on CHILI, Google Play, Infinity +Amazon Prime Video, NOW.
The battle that opens Gladiator it becomes a moment of great cinema above all for the setting: the sense of anticipation, the emotional depth of Massimo, the respect for the enemy now destined to succumb. Montage and images that restore the power of the event, in a legendary incipit. Russell Crowe dominates a beautiful, powerful film that tells of contemporary entertainment culture much more than we would like to admit. Five Oscars including those for film and leading actor. And directing? Well … Available on Google Play, Infinity +, Amazon Prime Video.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)
Let’s move on to fantasy. The battle of Helm’s Deep contained in The Lord of the Rings – The Two Towers is bluntly the focal point of the entire trilogy, a very long, muddy, nocturnal and painful sequence like no other in this genre. Peter Jackson builds an unrepeatable moment of cinema, a concentration of pain and unrivaled aesthetic beauty. We wished it would never end, such the strength of images and sounds. Two Oscars to the film, nomination for best film of the year. Sacrosanct. Available on CHILI, Google Play, Apple Itunes, NetflixAmazon Prime Video.
The Avengers (2012)
We close with the conflict between Avengers, Loki and the aliens in midtown Manhattan because first of all it is a highly spectacular sequence, and secondly because it decided the fate of contemporary mainstream cinema. Funny, bombastic, over the top: this cinecomic page has revolutionized the idea of Hollywood entertainment, for better or for worse. In this case everything works perfectly, then it will just become sterile recycling in (almost) all the feature films to come. Too bad…Available on Google Play, Apple Itunes, Disney +.