War is hell but it sometimes provides the backdrop for great movies. The recent Blu-ray release of 1917, followed by the 50th anniversary, this week, of the Oscar-winning Patton, starring George C. Scott, is as good an excuse as any for cinephiles to hunker down in the trenches of an impromptu war movie marathon (especially if you’re stuck at home right now due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic).

With that in mind, here’s a mission for you, soldier: work your way through this chronological list of the best war movies of the last fifty years. “Best” is ultra-subjective, of course, but when you’re Alamo-ed up in a fort of pillows in your living room and there’s nothing good on television, few of these movies should disappoint.

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2007 Academy Awards Winners

Let’s look at the results from the 79th Academy Awards ceremony:

Best Motion Picture of the Year:

The Departed
  • Babel
  • Letters from Iwo Jima
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • The Queen

Achievement in Directing:

Martin Scorsese for The Departed
  • Clint Eastwood for Letters from Iwo Jima
  • Stephen Frears for The Queen
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu for Babel
  • Paul Greengrass for United 93

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role:

Forest Whitaker for The Last King of Scotland
  • Leonardo DiCaprio for Blood Diamond
  • Ryan Gosling for Half Nelson
  • Peter O’Toole for Venus
  • Will Smith for The Pursuit of Happyness

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role:

Helen Mirren for The Queen
  • Penélope Cruz for Volver
  • Judi Dench for Notes on a Scandal
  • Meryl Streep for The Devil Wears Prada
  • Kate Winslet for Little Children

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AMC Best Picture

AMC Theaters has announced that it will show the five movies nominated for Best Picture back-toback on the Saturday before the Academy Awards.
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2007 Golden Globe Winners

Golden Globes Stage

Here are the winners from the 2007 Golden Globes:

SUPPORTING ACTRESS (FILM)
Jennifer Hudson – Dreamgirls

ORIGINAL SONG
“The Song of the Heart” – Happy Feet – Music & Lyrics by: Prince Rogers Nelson

SUPPORTING ACTOR (MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE)
Jeremy Irons – Elizabeth I

ACTRESS (TV DRAMA)
Kyra Sedgwick – The Closer

ACTOR (TV DRAMA)
Hugh Laurie – House

SUPPORTING ACTRESS (TV MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE)
Emily Blunt – Gideon’s Daughter

ANIMATED FILM
Cars – Walt Disney Pictures/Pixar Animation Studio

ACTRESS (MUSICAL OR COMEDY)
Meryl Streep – The Devil Wears Prada

SUPPORTING ACTOR (FILM)
Eddie Murphy – Dreamgirls

MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE
Elizabeth I – Company Pictures, Channel 4, HBO Films

ACTOR (MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE)
Bill Nighy – Gideon’s Daughter

ACTRESS (MINISERIES OR TV MOVIE)
Helen Mirren – Elizabeth I

SCREENPLAY
Peter Morgan – The Queen

ACTOR (TV COMEDY OR MUSICAL)
Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock

COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Ugly Betty (ABC)

FOREIGN-LANGUAGE FILM
Letters from Iwo Jima (USA/Japan) – Warner Bros. Pictures/DreamWorks Pictures

ORIGINAL SCORE
Alexandre Desplat – The Painted Veil

ACTRESS (TV COMEDY OR MUSICAL)
America Ferrera – Ugly Betty

DIRECTOR
Martin Scorsese – The Departed

ACTOR (FILMMUSICAL OR COMEDY)
Sacha Baron Cohen – Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

FILM MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Dreamgirls – DreamWorks Pictures

ACTRESS (DRAMA)
Helen Mirren – The Queen

TV DRAMA
Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)

ACTOR (DRAMA)
Forest Whitaker – The Last King of Scotland

DRAMA (FILM)
Babel – Anonymous Content Production/Una Producción De Zeta Film/Central Film Production/Paramount Vantage