Black Hawk Down
2000
***
Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Josh Hartnett, Ewan McGregor, Tom Sizemore, Eric Bana

A technically flawless and visually striking war film about a real life routine mission in Somalia that turned into one of the longest single battles in the recent American military history. The film doesn’t give any context to the battle, and even then it would be difficult to feel much sympathy for the US military who have a long history of sticking their noses into regions and conflicts they don’t understand.