10 Movies To Watch This Memorial Day Weekend

  • Unbroken (2014)

After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

  • Apocalypse Now (1979)

his classic film follows Martin Sheen as an Army captain who sets out on a dangerous mission to kill an American colonel. The drama led to eight Oscar nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director.

  • Top Gun (1986)

If you feel the need for speed,Top Gunis your best bet to stream on Memorial Day. Meet gutsy fighter pilot Pete "Maverick" Mitchell (Tom Cruise), who encounters both an epic romance and bromance (who doesn't love Goose?). 

  • The Hurt Locker (2008)

You'll need to catch your breath during several moments in this critically-acclaimed film starring Jeremy Renner. Professional bomb defusers have an important, extremely dangerous job, and no one was surprised to see the movie take home the Oscar for Best Picture.

  • The Longest Day (1962)

For the Allied forces who stormed the beaches of Normandy in 1944, D-Day truly was the longest day. In the 57 years since its premiere,The Longest Day is considered one of the best World War II films of all time. 

  • Flags of Our Fathers (2006)

We've all seen the iconic photo of the six men who raised the flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima, but now we can see the story come to life on screen. From Clint Eastwood and Steven Spielberg, we see how these U.S. troops won a crucial World War II battle. 

  • Black Hawk Down (2001)

Bringing light to a long-forgotten mission in Somalia, this film follows the U.S. forces who attempted to kidnap two lieutenants working under a Somali warlord. It won two Oscars and received nods for Best Director and Best Cinematography.

All gave some, some gave all. I think I speak for everyone here at iHeart Poughkeepsie when I say thank you for your sacrifices that let us be here today entertaining the citizens of the Hudson Valley. Thank you for your service.

Movie summaries from Good Housekeeping.