And now we present a treat for armchair generals, 11 best military documentaries on Netflix streaming in 2015.
Unfortunately, there’s a plenty of opportunities in human history for making of military documentaries. It is hard to find anything we humans do better than war. These documentaries focus on people who do the actual fighting, opposed to the politicians who send them to the trenches. From World War 1 to the Israeli-Arab war, from the field of Flanders to the snow-covered mountain peaks of Hindu Kush, they span the human history and our planet. Yet one thing remains the same. In every war, young people die.
To rank 11 best military documentaries on Netflix streaming in 2015, we had to devise a system. Going simply by IMDb rating just wouldn’t cut it, although we did include it in our final ranking. We also scoured dozen of lists on most popular sites to get an accurate feel for public opinion. We mixed it all together and came up with a genuine Insider Monkey ranking. If you want to know more about the circumstances in which these films were made, you should check out some of the best History Channel documentaries on Netflix.
11. Tell Spring Not To Come This Year
Site score: 2, IMDb score: 3 Overall score: 5
Directed by Saeed Taji Farouky and Michael McEvoy
In the wake of the US forces’ withdrawal from Afghanistan, ANA (Afghanistan National Army) is left to fend for itself against the renewed Taliban offensive. Tell Spring Not To Come This Year follows a grim story of one of ANA’s unit in Helmand province as it face the reality of fighting for the first time without the powerful US support. Unlike the American troops, who came over to Afghanistan for a tour and could always look forward to returning home, Afghani have nowhere to go. It is their home and the war is far from over. The victory in it isn’t secured by any means and this is their new reality, one which is very grim and demoralizing.