Five Came Back ★★★★★


This documentary tells the story of five great Hollywood directors who joined up with the military to tell the stories of those fighting abroad. In a time where film is considered to be the province of the out-of-touch elite, it is incredibly moving to hear from Frank Capra, John Huston, John Ford, William Wyler, and George Stevens as they tell their stories.

As if this footage and material wasn't compelling enough, Steven Spielberg, Guillermo del Toro, Laurence Kasdan, Paul Greengrass, and Francis Ford Coppola provide insightful and touching commentary. Also, Meryl Streep narrates.

These filmmakers have made some of the greatest movies of all time, and it is fascinating to hear some of the intense experiences informing those films.