Movie: Apocalypse Now
The Vietnam War was an epic dark time for the world, as the Cold War-era military conflict placed a spotlight on the growing contrast between the American government and its citizens. The 1979 film, directed and produced by Francis Ford Coppola, starred Marlon Brando, Robert Duvall, and Martin Sheen. The film followed U.S. Army special operations officer Captain Benjamin L. Willard (Sheen), of MACV-SOG. His mission: to kill the renegade and presumed insane U.S. Army Special Forces Colonel Walter E. Kurtz (Brando).
While the film was deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" by the National Film Registry, President Park Chung-hee (South Korea's third Commander-in-Chief) too particular umbrage with the film. During his regime, the importation of the film was on hold because of Coppola's strong anti-war theme that reigned throughout the picture.
The National Film Registry didn't lie though, Apocalypse Now! is one of the most must-watch movies you should watch. Just take a look at the trailer and see what we mean!