Steven Spielberg's epic movie Saving Private Ryan has been named Britain's
favourite war film.
The gruesome 1999 drama, which tells the story of the search for PRIVATE
RYAN during World War II, topped the movie poll commissioned by British TV
network CHANNEL 4.
Starring Tom Hanks and Vin Diesel, the war adventure won five OSCARS at
the 1999 Academy Awards and has been singled out as featuring the most
realistic battle scenes ever.
The film beat off stiff competition from Vietnam war drama Apocalypse Now
which came in second, and 1963 classic THE GREAT ESCAPE - which followed in
Spielberg's other acclaimed war movie, 1993's Schindler's List, came in