Movies: Contemporary Period: 1992 AD – 2021AD
Also see Movies: Contemporary Period: Global War on Terror (GWOT) 2001 – ongoing
Bosnia and Herzegovina War (1992-83)
No Man’s Land (2001)
- Bosnia and Herzegovina during at the time of the heaviest fighting between the two warring sides. Two soldiers from opposing sides in the conflict, Nino and Ciki, become trapped in no man’s land, whilst a third soldier becomes a living booby trap.
A Perfect Day (2015).
Bosnian War 1992-5. A group of aid workers work to resolve a crisis in an armed conflict zone.
The Whisteblower (2010)
UN Corruption. A drama based on the experiences of Kathryn Bolkovac, a Nebraska cop who served as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia and outed the U.N. for covering up a sex trafficking scandal.
Russo-Georgian War (2008)
5 Days of War (2011) (Terry Martin)
A drama set centered around the war between Russia and Georgia, and focused on an American journalist, his cameraman, and a Georgian native who become caught in the crossfire.
Somali Civil War (2009 – ongoing) / Ethiopian Intervention (2006-9)
Black Hawk Down (2001) (Jonathon Pickles)
- The story of 160 elite U.S. soldiers who dropped into Mogadishu in October 1993 to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord, but found themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.
Diversity and ethics
Men of Honor (2000) (Deborah Southwell)
- The story of Carl Brashear, the first African American U.S. Navy Diver, and the man who trained him.
Courage Under Fire (1996) (Peter Merritt)
A U.S. Army officer, despondent about a deadly mistake he made, investigates a female chopper commander’s worthiness for the Medal of Honor.
Eye in the Sky (2015) (Brian Cameron)
British Army Colonel Katherine Powell, a military officer in command of an operation to capture terrorists in Kenya, sees her mission escalate when a girl enters the kill zone triggering an international dispute over the implications of modern warfare.