Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan

By Steven Spielberg

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1998-07-24
  • Advisory Rating: R
  • Runtime: 2h 49min
  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Production Company: Paramount
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 9.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 3.99
From 13,176 Ratings


Steven Spielberg directed this powerful, realistic re-creation of WWII's D-day invasion and the immediate aftermath. The story opens with a prologue in which a veteran brings his family to the American cemetery at Normandy, and a flashback then joins Capt. John Miller (Tom Hanks) and GIs in a landing craft making the June 6, 1944, approach to Omaha Beach to face devastating German artillery fire. This mass slaughter of American soldiers is depicted in a compelling, unforgettable 24-minute sequence. Miller's men slowly move forward to finally take a concrete pillbox. On the beach littered with bodies is one with the name "Ryan" stenciled on his backpack. Army Chief of Staff Gen. George C. Marshall (Harve Presnell), learning that three Ryan brothers from the same family have all been killed in a single week, requests that the surviving brother, Pvt. James Ryan (Matt Damon), be located and brought back to the United States. Capt. Miller gets the assignment, and he chooses a translator, Cpl. Upham (Jeremy Davis), skilled in language but not in combat, to join his squad of right-hand man Sgt. Horvath (Tom Sizemore), plus privates Mellish (Adam Goldberg), Medic Wade (Giovanni Ribisi), cynical Reiben (Edward Burns) from Brooklyn, Italian-American Caparzo (Vin Diesel), and religious Southerner Jackson (Barry Pepper), an ace sharpshooter who calls on the Lord while taking aim. Having previously experienced action in Italy and North Africa, the close-knit squad sets out through areas still thick with Nazis. After they lose one man in a skirmish at a bombed village, some in the group begin to question the logic of losing more lives to save a single soldier. The film's historical consultant is Stephen E. Ambrose, and the incident is based on a true occurance in Ambrose's 1994 bestseller D-Day: June 6, 1944.




  • Best Film in 1998

    By Kevapedia
    This is one of the best films that was ever created by the legendary director Steven Spielberg.
  • Best WWII movie. Second, third, or 4th best military movie in general

    By Cool always-n4ever
    This is the best WWII movie ever made. No WWII movie (or hardly any) is even remotely as good as this movie. American Sniper and Black Hawk Down are almost as good as "Saving Private Ryan". Act of Valor is better than ALL of them. I don't give this movie a 5 starts because it could have been more realistic, still a great movie though. Again, best WWII movie. P.S. the begging is accurate to the D'Day at Omaha beach in real life.
  • Perfect

    By Pouria1968
    I have watched this movie many times but when I look at my Laptop I just want to watch it again.
  • Good movie!

    By Cabron666
    Good movie!
  • Excellent!!!💯

    By spdgtkt

    By yhhhduudud
    This movie really changed my life. This movie encouraged me to learn more about World War II.
  • Best WW2 Movie

    By CrucialConflict
    This is the best world war two movie ever made! This and Band of Brothers.
  • Great movie!

    By cg123456789011
    Great movie I watched this in my films class last year with in sophomore year ( got permission from the school) we were learning about cgi(green screen) it was so good ! You need to watch it !
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    By Raven Hausman
    👩🏻‍🔬ima science the f outta this here wacky stuff whoa mind in awe
  • Saving private Ryan 11/10

    By pilot_player
    This movie is one of the greatest of Hollywood history, it’s opening scene and battle scenes are awesome and this whole movie depicts a great recreation of the Second World War. Steven Spielberg is a great director and he should make another ww2 movie about the pacific front. Great movie 10/10