Top Ten Modern Military Movies #6


The Messenger (2009)

A modern military movie that tackles a deeply uncomfortable but rarely considered role, The Messenger stars Ben Foster and Woody Harrelson as casualty notification officers. Foster’s Sergeant Montgomery has just returned home from Iraq and is partnered with Harrelson’s Captain Stone, and the two serve to give notice to the families of the soldiers lost in battle.

It’s a delicate subject that’s dealt with in fine fashion by director Oren Moverman, supported by the incredible strength of his lead actors.