The Hurt Locker won big at the Oscars, but few people have actually seen it. War movies may be in decline when in comes to their box-office prowess, but that doesn't mean there aren't still great films. Q Screenboy Jesse Wente names the best war movies of the decade.
If you had to name a best war movie of all time, which would it be? And -- if you've seen it -- how does The Hurt Locker compare?
JESSE WENTE'S TOP FIVE WAR MOVIES OF THE DECADE
1/ The Hurt Locker - an easy choice even before Oscar smiled on it. Among the greatest war movies ever, not just of the past ten years.
2/ Letter From Iwo Jima - much better than it's companion piece "Flags of Our Fathers", this is a stirring portrait of war and sacrifice.
3/ No Man's Land - director Danis Tanovic's devasting portrayal of modern warfare and the people waging it. Deeply heartfelt and beautifully made.
4/ Fog of War - Errol Morris gripping documentary about Robert S. McNamara, chronicles the politics behind the Vietnam war.
5/ Rescue Dawn - Werner Herzog's relentless endurance test, features a riveting performance from Christian Bale. A harrowing tale of survival.
IF THIS LIST WENT TO TEN: Days of Glory, Black Hawk Down, Charlie Wilson's War, The Wind that Shakes the Barley, Flame and Citron.