Tango Down! Welcome to the top five Special Forces movies of all time. It was cool to see all these movies streaming all over the television. However, after Seal Team Six killed Osama, people have been chatting about them to grace the celluloid screens. Be it the Navy, police, or the military, there is no doubt Special Forces movies always excite its viewers. It is always exciting to chew on the popcorns, wishing you were among the badass stars. These men are not your ordinary soldiers; they are among the best, they fight under the worst circumstances, working around the clock, and accomplishing the scariest missions you would ever imagine. There cannot be sufficient movies to cherish how skilled the Special Forces are, but these five films will keep you on edge with the excitement they have to offer.
The Finest Hours
The First movie on our list is Craig Gillespie’s 2016 historical thriller and drama movie, The Finest Hours. The screenplay by Paul Tamasy, Scott Silver, and Eric Johnson is based on Casey Sherman and Michael J. Tougias’ The Finest Hours: The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue. Bernard Webber, the starring, works at the Coast Gourd Station in Massachusetts. While asking permission from his superiors to get married to Miriam Pentinen, a local woman, the SS Pendleton oil tanker is stack in the nor’easter, and he is dispatched to rescue the ship’s crew.
Tears of the Sun
Secondly, the 2003 Western drama, action, and war movie, Tears of the Sun, depicts the United States Navy SEAL rescue team embark on a rescue mission in the middle of the Nigerian civil war. Bruce Willis (as lieutenant A. K. Waters) leads a team to rescue Dr. Lena Fiore Kendricks, an American citizen in a jungle hospital. Its producer, Antoine Fuqua succeeded in constructing an epic movie out of cinematography, rain, and Bruce Willis’ face.
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Black Hawk Down
In 2001, Ridley Scott received international recognition for directing one of the greatest Special Forces movies, Black Hawk Down, based on the book, Black Hawk Down, by Mark Bowden. Our third movie elaborates on the 1993 U.S. military raid in Mogadishu, Somalia to capture the militant leader, Mohamed Farrah Aidid. The mission’s labeled, the Battle of Mogadishu, won it two awards in the 74th academy awards.
Zero Dark Thirty
Fourth, Zero Dark Thirty is an action-thriller movie by Kathryn Bigelow, released in 2012. The movie is labeled the utmost manhunt in history, as it elaborates on the almost ten-year-long hunt of Osama bin Laden, the al-Qaida leader. He was responsible for the September 11 attack. He was hunted to his Pakistan compound and killed on May 2011.
Finally, the 2007 Brazilian crime flick, Elite Squad, by José Padilha, is a Special Police Operation, similar to the United States SWAT team. After winning the Golden Bear Award in 2008, the film has become a cultural phenomenon. Wagner Moura (as Captain Roberto Nascimento), elaborates how the drug lords and the police in Brazil worked together in the 1990s through bribery. He works to eliminate the drug lords to get a promotion.
I have summarized some of the best special movies, mostly based on their ratings. I am still eager to see new Special Forces movies and perceive if they match to those mentioned above. However, I am sure they will be extra complex, grittier, and more glorified. Also, they will be more ultra-realistic and maintain badass.