Film
BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES, THE
, Dir.
BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES, THE

The first of the now common homefront war films finds three soldiers coming home to small town America after WWII. What follows is one of the best and most heartbreaking human dramas of all-time. A war film without a single battle, a cinematic story that didn't have a decent comparison piece until decades later with COMING HOME and THE DEER HUNTER. THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES was, to make an understatement, ahead of its time. Made during the peak of MGM in the '30s and '40s, BEST YEARS remains one of the towering examples of the very best the era had to offer (R.J. LaForce)

Included on Programmers Top 100