Saving Private Ryan
- Awards: Won 5 Academy Awards & 2 Golden Globe Awards
During World War II, the United States would legitimately remove a person from combat if they somehow became the last man with their family name. In this movie, Army Rangers Captain John H. Miller and his squad go on a search for a paratrooper, Private first class James Francis Ryan. He is the last surviving brother of four, as three of his brothers were killed in action during the war. Starring Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, and a slew of other great actors, Saving Private Ryan should obviously be considered one of the classic movies of this generation.