While Memorial Day is yet another holiday whose meaning gets lost somewhere between an afternoon barbeque and your sixth beer, it's only right, at some point, to acknowledge the men and women who have put it all on the line and risked everything for their country.
Okay, now that we've acknowledged, what is it about those war-related films that gets us so excited and worked up? The politics? The action? The personality? The deaths? The memories? Perhaps it's the mystery and suspense -- the adrenaline rush you get from watching someone fight in a way that, to you, is the most terrifying imaginable. (Even if that someone is Tom Hanks and you just finished watching Big the night before.)
The great thing about war is that it practically fits into any genre. Bottom line is ... we like to fight. And watch people fight. Any kind of fighting really, so long as there's fighting involved in some capacity. Even if it's just some guy in the background that yells out the word 'fight' -- we'll take it. What's that about?
So, I ask you: What is it that draws you to a war-related film? And, what are some of your personal favorites?