Cast and Crew: Hans Zimmer (Score); Nick Nolte, Jim Caviezel, Sean Penn, Elias Koteas, Ben Chaplin, James Cusack, Adrien Brody, John C. Reilly, Woody Harrelson, Miranda Otto, Jared Leto, John Travolta, George Clooney, Thomas Jane, John Savage, Tim Blake Nelson, Donal Logue
What It’s About: U.S. Army units arrive in Guadalcanal in a large push to break Japanese resistance.
Why Watch it Today?: The U.S. invaded Guadalcanal on this date in 1942. Terrence Malik’s contemplative adaptation of James Jones’ autobiographical novel takes place ni the late stages of the fighting.