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TOP 10 WAR SCREENPLAYS

Apocalypse Now Movie Screenplay

1. APOCALYPSE NOW
Screenplay by Francis Coppola, John Milius
Directed by Francis Coppola

APOCALYPSE NOW is pure literature disguised as a war film. It is "Heart of Darkness" adapted, after all. But that doesn't change the fact that it's an untouchable war film by simple war-film standards. Then again, if you're going to call a spade a spade,  you might as well just go ahead and call the screenplay literature.

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Inglorious Bastards Screenplay

2. INGLOURIOUS BASTARDS
Screenplay by Quentin Tarantino
Directed by Quentin Tarantino

Although not often listed as a top war movie, INGLOURIOUS BASTARDS is a screenplay that should be read. Tarantino scripts are always enjoyable with plenty of grit and perverse humor. His humor especially thrives in the context of war mockery.

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3. FULL METAL JACKET
Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick, M. Herr, G. Hasford
Directed by Stanley Kubrick

A Vietnam War story based on the novel "The Short-Timers" by Gustav Hasford. The script examines themes of military brainwashing, masculinity, and the pointlessness of war while sustaining a high level of wit and intensity.

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4. PATTON     Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola, Edmund H. North

5. THE HURT LOCKER     Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by Mark Boal

6. PAN'S LABYRINTH     Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by Guillermo del Toro

7. THREE KINGS     Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by David O. Russell

8. EMPIRE OF THE SUN     Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by Tom Stoppard based on the novel by J. G. Ballard

9. THE PIANIST     Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by Ronald Harwood

10. LAWRENCE OF ARABIA     Read the screenplay!
Screenplay by Robert Bold