Three family-friendly war movie for Thanksgiving Day


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I love war movies every day of the year! But this Thanksgiving, when all those football games get boring, here are three family-friendly movies that will bring all the relatives together and soothe all your war movie taste buds. You’re welcome!

The Dam Busters (1955)

Two thumbs way up for both educational value and suspense on this one! In fact, the British Film Institute has rated The Dam Busters number 68 on the list of all-time best British films of the 20th century.

This WWII classic tells the true story of Operation Chastise, the RAF’s mission cripple German industry by attacking three German dams using the unproven technology of the bouncing bomb.

Check out the trailer for The Dam Busters here:

 The Great Escape (1963)

Here’s another extraordinary WWII classic, based on the true story of British POWs escaping from a German prison camp, Stalag Luft III, in Poland.

The film stars 60’s macho heartthrobs, Steve McQueen and James Garner, and let me tell you, the climactic motorcycle chase still holds up by today’s action standards.

Check out the trailer for The Great Escape here:

Where Eagles Dare (1968)

Here’s yet another classic based on a true story, this time the daring rescue of US Army Brigadier General George Carnaby from a German fortress high in the Alps and accessible only by helicopter or cable car.

Starring British great Richard Burton, you’ll imitating his “Broadsword calling Danny Boy” catchphrase in your best British accent by film’s end.

Check out the trailer for Where Eagles Dare here: