If you’ve seen Jimmy Cagney only as a tough-talkin’ gangster, you may be surprised by how fancy his footwork is in this biopic of beloved song-and-dance man George M. Cohan. He's the Broadway legend who composed the patriotic anthems "Over There," "You're a Grand Old Flag" and "The Yankee Doodle Boy."
War is hell, but it’s also where heroes are made. The best Memorial Day movies tell both stories. Some are serious-minded Oscar winners, others are considered action classics. Some amplify the horror, others crank up the heroism, but in their own way, each movie on this list honors those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice. Here are 20 movies all Americans should consider watching this Memorial Day – or any day.
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