Director: David Lean
Stars: William Holden, Jack Hawkins, Alec Guinness, Sessue Hayakawa
A war movie for the pacifist in your life, The Bridge on the River Kwai won the Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, and three more Oscars. So, suffice it to say that it’s kinda good. During the WWII and in the aftermath, a group of British prisoners of war in Burma are forced to build a bridge. But, other British, American, and Canadian troops hatch a plan to destroy it. In the end, no one gets exactly what they wanted, and the result is a deep sense of the empty, senseless nature of war.