There's no doubt that there's a lot of great war cinema out there for movie buffs. You've got Full Metal Jacket, The Deer Hunter, and Saving Private Ryan just to name a well-known handful. But for every iconic film that has received dozens of accolades, there's a great movie that never made it to the spotlight, especially ones that didn't focus on the Western side of warfare. Here's a list of just a few, curated by Imgur.

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1. Rescue Dawn

A U.S. fighter pilot (Christian Bale), is shot down over Laos during the Vietnam War and interned at a POW camp, where he must struggle to survive through starvation, illness, and torture.

2. City of Life and Death

The atrocities committed by the Japanese during the 1937 occupation of Nanking are seen through the eyes of a conflicted Japanese soldier (Hideo Nakaizumi) and a Chinese officer (Ye Liu).

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3. The Killing Fields

A reporter (Sam Waterston) and his interpreter (Haing S. Ngor) become friends during Pol Pot's bloody "Year Zero" cleansing campaign.

4. Letters From Iwo Jima

The 1945 Battle of Iwo Jima between the United States and Imperial Japan during World War II is told from the perspective of the Japanese soldiers in Clint Eastwood's Oscar-nominated epic.

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