War is WTF!!
Five other crazy war films…
Apocalypse Now 1979
Coppola’s Vietnam War movie goes increasingly loopy as Martin Sheen sails into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade colonel. Bald Marlon Brando hiding his girth in shadows and bug-eyed Dennis Hopper quoting T.S. Eliot, anyone?
The Keep 1983
Set in the Carpathian Mountains, Michael Mann’s WW2 oddity sees the Nazis inadvertently release an ancient demon; only Scott Glenn’s mysterious traveller can defeat the ultimate evil.
Porco Rosso 1992
Porco is a World War 1 fighter pilot who engages in intricate dogfights around the Adriatic Sea area. So far, so normal. But did we mention he’s been cursed to look like an anthropomorphic pig?
Dog Soldiers 2002
A squad on a training exercise in the Scottish Highlands find themselves holed up in an isolated farmhouse and besieged by werewolves. Enough intestines fly to make you bust a gut laughing.
Inglourious Basterds 2009
From its misspelt title to its squad of Jewish-American soldiers scalping Nazis to its pop culture references to its climactic assassination of Hitler in a cinema, Tarantino’s World War 2 movie is its own curious beast.