Finally finished this Netflix documentary today - and wow! Fantastic documentary that chronicles the lives of directors Frank Capra, John Ford, William Wyler, John Huston, and George Stevens before and after but mostly during World War 2. Narrated by Meryl Streep and featuring Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Guillermo del Toro, Paul Greengrass, and Lawrence Kasdan talking about one of the directors each, Five Came Back is a very interesting look into this time period of history and its impact on these directors who went to experience the war firsthand.
Definitely required viewing for film fanatics interested in World War 2 or old Hollywood, I think Five Came Back could also be a great entry point for anyone interested in learning more about these directors and their films. I was familiar with all but one of these directors anyway before watching the documentary, but I am definitely even more interested in exploring their movies after watching this fascinating film.