Saving Private Ryan
This film gives one of the most realistic accounts of D-day in the second world war ever filmed.
It is almost overwhelming to see the amount of wasted young lives that were thrown at the German defenses, just to be mown down by their machine guns.
However, after one has recovered from the shock of the opening scenes, the story starts to unfold into a search and rescue mission for a small platoon.
The experiences and coping mechanisms of this band of young soldiers starts to give an inside look into what it must have been like to face those horrors and the decisions that had to be made along the way.
One lesson that came accross strongly is that a leader has to have the courage to make the tough decisions. An all star cast including Tom Hanks, Matt Damon and Vin Diesel are directed by Stephen Spielberg.