The Most Accurate War Movies That Finally Got It Right

Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)

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Warner Bros./MovieStillsDB
Warner Bros./MovieStillsDB

This 2006 war film is one of the few films out of Hollywood that doesn’t follow an American soldier’s point of view. Directed and produced by Clint Eastwood, Letters From Iwo Jima is a companion piece to the Eastwood film Flags of our Fathers, which follows the same battle but from an American perspective.

Letters From Iwo Jima goes to incredible lengths to show the fearlessness of Japanese soldiers in one of the biggest battles of WWII. The film is based on a book by the Japanese General of the battle and some of his direct quotes are even used in the film.