Ultimate 80s Blogathon: War Films of the 80s

The 80’s are awesome; check out my own and all the other contributions to Kim and Drew’s 80’s Movie Blogathon!

Drew's Movie Reviews

And the Ultimate 80s blogathon is in full swing! First up is P6 from Prime Six Blogs.  P6 reviews all sorts of movies and games. Go check his site out for yourself. But before you do that, let’s look at some of his favorite war films of the 80s, shall we?


The 80’s changed the depiction of war in media and affects it’s portrayal even today. Apocalypse Now (1979) bought about this new wave of brutal and mentally disturbing war films.

In no particular order, here are some of the finest war films to be released in the 1980’s:

The Big Red One movie posterThe Big Red One (1980)
One of Mark Hamill’s lesser known roles, this movie focuses on a small squad and is set during WWII. Lee Marvin seems a little too old for the role but acts it well. The movie has many different settings from farmland to desert and beach’s…

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Ultimate 80s Blogathon: War Films of the 80s

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