I love movies. As I wrote in a post several months ago, I have an eclectic taste in film. I love cheesy romantic comedies, thought-provoking independent films, fast-paced suspense thrillers, mindless stupid funny movies, and cerebral dramas that end with the audience sighing WOW.
And I try to keep an open mind when it comes to military movies. Some I watch because my husband enjoys them (and it’s his turn to pick the movie). Some I’ve seen so many times I can practically recite the scripts verbatum, like A Few Good Men (“You can’t handle the truth!”) and Top Gun (hello, beach volleyball scene!).
But there are some movies I feel it best to avoid while my husband is deployed, whether they are gory military dramas or simply the most depressing movies ever made. Here are my…
1) Saving Private Ryan
2) The Time Traveler’s Wife
3) Das Boot
4) P.S. I Love You
5) Black Hawk Down
7) Pearl Harbor
8) Legends of the Fall
9) The Hurt Locker
10) Dear John, Nights in Rodanthe, The Notebook (pretty much any Nicholas Sparks tear-jerker)
(As a side note, if you know of any movies that can put a smile on even the grumpiest of faces, let me know. I could use some smiles right about now.)