Commemorating the end of major fighting in World War I in 1918, November 11 will always be known as a day to honor the men and women who devoted, and at times sacrificed, themselves for our country.

Even with best intentions and meticulous research, Hollywood can only get the stories of war and battles so accurate before acquiescing to the rigidities of conventional film structure. That's why the following documentaries, presented by our partners at SnagFilms, are so vital: They present raw, real emotions that even the best actor who's never been to battle couldn't replicate.

In honor of Veterans Day, we present 10 must-see docs that remove themselves from the intense political feelings stirred up by each respective war in favor of focusing on war's effects on the human condition.
categories Features, Documentaries