05/28/2012 10:58 am ET

Memorial Day Movies: Films That Celebrate Real War Heroes

If you're trying to beat the heat this Memorial Day, there are ways to honor our troops away from the noisy parades and crowded events. Commemorate the sacrifices of our military members by popping in a flick.

Grab the popcorn, because we've selected five films that focus on the real sacrifices of real soldiers. From the wounded warriors of Vietnam to the iconic flag-raisers at Iwo Jima, this year learn more about the men, women and wars of past generations.

Check out the five films below!

Memorial Day Movies

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