Saving Private Ryan
Updated: Oct 2, 2021
My Favorite Scenes
D-Day, Normandy Beach opening battle scene
Final battle scene on June 13, 1944
When Private Ryan is found by Captain Miller
Where Does This Film Rank?
The film won 5 academy awards and was nominated for 11. The film is considered one of the top war movies of all time, and in my opinion this consideration holds true. This film can also be considered as one of the best of its decade. Even though it got snubbed of best picture, I believe that the film is worthy of a top 10 spot on the 1990s movie list.
What makes the movie so great?
While many other war films can achieve the same purpose from a plot standpoint, Saving private Ryan stands out because of its highly intense battle scenes. In my opinion, the opening battle scene at Normandy, is one of the greatest scenes in the history of film.
Aside from the tremendous battle scenes, the acting by Tom Hanks and Matt Damon is flawless as many of the performances. These performances help further enhance each characters feelings and emotions in these highly intense situation.
Lastly, the directing skills from Steven Spielberg are tremendous as the idea to use handheld cameras in the intense battle scenes goes a long way to the films success.
Why does it appeal to teenagers?
This film appeals to teenagers because, while it is very long and dialogue filled, the average teenager would be very entertained by the intense battle scenes. You don't have to love the art of film to enjoy the highly stressful battle scenes as the film properly portrays life as a ww2 soldier.
Favorite Scene: D-Day, Normandy Beach opening battle scene