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There is con­sid­er­able hub­bub over “Dunkirk,” an epic World War II movie which made $105.9 mil­lion dur­ing its de­but in the­aters here and abroad over the week­end. Movie critic Chris­tian Toto, how­ever, says there are five other World War II movies to see be­fore the lat­est en­try in the genre.

“‘Dunkirk’ is but one chap­ter from World War II, an epic fight richly re­al­ized on movie screens for gen­er­a­tions. Christo­pher Nolan’s film goes to great lengths to re­flect war in all its ug­li­ness. At times, it suc­ceeds. It still can’t fill in all the gaps,” Mr. Toto writes in PJ Me­dia. “The fol­low­ing five films help do just that. Con­sider re­watch­ing them be­fore pony­ing up to see Nolan’s lat­est epic.”

The five films are “Sav­ing Pri­vate Ryan,” “Pat­ton,” “Schindler’s List,” “Let­ters from Iwo Jima” and “Twelve O’Clock High.”

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