5) The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
I thought about this list, long and hard. And it’s not an easy one to make. The reason for that is because there have been very few Gulf War movies made, and when I say Gulf War I mean the 1991 conflict. Fewer still of those made are about the actual conflict itself. A contributing reason for that is because there was very little action, comparatively speaking. All but two Republican Guard divisions fled the theatre under orders to return to Iraq in anticipation for an invasion that did not happen. Hence, a 100 hour ground war.
I thought of four good movies for this list, so the fifth is kind of pick one of the lesser/less relevant ones at random.
I went for the Manchurian Candidate, the 2004 remake. It’s not particularly relevant, set in the present, but with flashbacks to the ground war. It’s a fine remake if you ask me, creepy even, asking hair raising questions, especially if you’re ‘conspiracy’ minded. Better than Clinton-ite crap like Courage Under Fire. When you see Meg Ryan in 1990’s war movie, change the channel.