5) Sahara (1995)
Jim Belushi’s unit gets annihilated and he, his crew, their M3 Lee tank and a few stragglers have no option but to get out of dodge. Given their circumstance and position, that means straight into the Sahara desert because they are effectively surrounded North, East and West. And in WW2, both Allies and Axis avoided the open desert/deep Sahara, too baron, too easy to get lost, too big. Elsewhere, a German brigade is preparing to slam into the side of unsuspecting Allies as they are regrouping, but first need water. Both Belushi’s crew and the Germans are headed for an isolated well.
Belushi decides to run a suicide mission engaging and holding the Germans for as long as possible so that the Allies who have landed will be better prepared. I mean, this is fucking cool war shit. There is no dead weight and character development is written for the sole purpose of killing the person is was written for – needless to say, half the cast get turned into chaffed meat.