Saving Private Ryan
1998 | War | 169 minutes | English
On June 6, 1944, D-Day, the 2nd Ranger Battalion, led by Captain John Miller, lands on the beaches of Normandy. Back in Washington, D.C., General George C. Marshall, Army Chief of Staff, is informed that three out of four sons of the Ryan family have been killed in different war zones. General Marshall is also told the fourth brother, Private Ryan, a member of the 101st Airborne Division, was part of the invading forces on D-Day. Driven with compassion, General Marshall orders the Second Ranger Battalion to find Private Ryan and bring him home. The job is assigned to Captain Miller and his squad of seven men. During the search, squad members express bitterness as they question the necessity and the risks of this dangerous mission. But honor and loyalty to Captain Miller motivate them to keep going–they are going to find and save Private Ryan.
Why Stream This Film?
- Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 93%
- Metacritic Score: 91
Academy Awards: Winner, Best Director (Steven Spielberg); Best Cinematography (Janusz Kaminski)
Golden Globe Awards: Winner, Best Motion Picture, Drama; Best Director (Steven Spielberg)
National Board of Review: Listed, Top Ten Films of the Year
The film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
Now streaming on:
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN is arguably second to none as a vivid, realistic and bloody portrait of armed conflict.
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN is the finest war movie of our time.
The visual masterwork finds Spielberg atop his craft, weaving heart-pounding action and gut-wrenching emotion that will leave viewers silently shaken.
YOU MIGHT ALSO CONSIDER:
The film depicts the fight between the rebels (or FLN) in Algeria and the French occupiers from 1954-1962. The most bloody battle is the one for Algiers. The FLN was based in the Casbah section of Algiers…
This true story is set in South Africa during the Second Boer War (1899-1902). The Boers were Dutch colonialists and their descendants who were battling the British for more control and influence in South Africa…
In 1942, during World War II, Hitler launched his submarines (U-boats) in the Atlantic with the mission to destroy English merchant shipping and starve the English people. And thus began what is known as the “The Battle of the Atlantic.” However, in time, Britain and the U.S. were able to destroy many of the submarines by protecting merchant ships with destroyer escorts, using breakthrough radar technology, and dropping depth charges when submarines were spotted…
If you found this site helpful, please recommend it to a friend. We also welcome your comments.
email@example.com / call 917-439-3364
P.O. Box 20038
New York, N.Y. 10075