Saving Private Ryan

Lists: Adventure, Drama, Historical, War, Epic, AFI 100 (2007), Best cinematography nominees, Best Picture nominee 1990 to 1999

Brief Synopsis: "As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home."

Overall Ranking: 105 (Rank from 1998: # 1)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 78.57%
Regular 21.43%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
JR B100
HC Movie Reviews100(full review)
CineKatz Vivek98
David Baruffi97
Bryan Lienesch96 - The greatest World War II film of all time. End of story.
Comedy: 7
Sex Appeal: 3
Scary: 4
Rewatch: 9
Josh of Classicblanca95
Jay of Life Vs Film90(full review)
Dave Examines Movies90(full review)
Often Off Topic Allie Adkins90(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest85Comedy: 0
Sex Appeal: 0
Scary: 4
Rewatch: 6
J Bumgardner85
Thomas Pollock80
Patrick Devitt80
Carrie B70

People Involved

  • Tom Hanks (Captain John H. Miller)
  • Tom Sizemore (Technical Sergeant Michael Horvath)
  • Dennis Farina (Lieutenant Colonel Walter Anderson)
  • Max Martini (Corporal Henderson)
  • Joerg Stadler (Steamboat Willie)
  • Harve Presnell (General George C. Marshall)
  • Matt Damon (Privaate James Francis Ryan)
  • Edward Burns (Private Richard Reiben)
  • Barry Pepper (Private Daniel Jackson)
  • Vin Diesel (Private Adrian Caparzo)
  • Adam Goldberg (Private Stanley Mellish)
  • Giovanni Ribisi (T-Medic Irwin Wade)
  • Jeremy Davies (Corporal Timothy Upham)
  • Ted Danson (Captain Fred Hamill)
  • Paul Giamatti (Sergeant William Hill)
  • Dylan Bruno (Toynbe)
  • Daniel Cerqueira (Weller)
  • Demetri Goritsas (Parker)
  • Ian Porter (Trask)
  • Gary Sefton (Rice)
  • Julian Spencer (Garrity)
  • Kathleen Byron (Old Mrs. Ryan)
  • Nathan Fillion (Minnesota Ryan)
  • Steven Spielberg (Director)

  • Included in Achievement Trios...

  • Spielberg And A World At War