10 Best Motivational Speeches In War Movies2 comments

Posted on 16 Sep 2009 at 3:14pm

When the bros are gonna whoop some ass, nothing gets the testosterone flowing like a high energy speech- at least that’s what Hollywood thinks! Here’s some of the best ones.

10. Achilles and the myrmidons – Troy

Achilles giving one of the most inspirational speeches known to man:

“Myrmidons, my brothers of the sword. I’d rather fight beside you than any army of thousands.

9. Spartacus

8. Chamberlain’s Speech to Mutineers - Gettysburg

Union Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain was marching with his men to Gettysburg to hold the left flank of the Union line…when 120 mutineers were given to him and told he could shoot them by a snobby guard detail officer. Chamberlain instead does the right thing and asks them to fight one more last time for the Union.

7. Alexander – Battle of Gaugamela

In the Battle of Gaugamela in 331 BC Alexander the Great of Macedonia defeated Darius III of Persia. The battle is also inaccurately called the Battle of Arbela.

You’ve all honored your country, and your ancestors. And now we come to this most distant place in Asia, where across from us Darius has at last gathered a vast army…”

6. Aragorn’s Speech at the Black Gate – Lord Of The Rings – The Return Of The King

One of the strongest lines:

“A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day.

5. 300 – Final Speech

Spartan King Leonidas and 300 Spartans fight to the last man against Persian “God-King” Xerxes and his army of more than one million soldiers. As the battle rages, Spartan Queen Gorgo attempts to rally support in Sparta for her husband. The story is framed by a voice-over narrative by the Spartan soldier Dilios. Through this narrative technique, various fantastical creatures are introduced, placing 300 within the genre of historical fantasy. The final scene in 300 where Dilios tells the story of the brave 300.

4. Gen. George Patton – Patton

Patton was the focus of the epic 1970 Academy Award-winning film Patton, with the titular role played by George C. Scott in an iconic, Academy Award winning performance. As a result of the movie and its now-famous opening monologue in front of a gigantic American flag, which is based on portions of speeches he made at different times (including Patton’s Speech to the Third Army, made to troops shortly before the Normandy invasion), Patton has come to symbolize a warrior’s ferocity and aggressiveness.

3. Henry V

Henry V was King of England from 1413 until his death. From an unassuming start his military successes in the Hundred Years’ War, culminating with his famous victory at the Battle of Agincourt, saw him come close to uniting the realms of England and France under his rule. Henry V in the film of Kenneth Branagh (1989) before the battle of Agincourt.

2. William Walace – Braveheart

William Wallace gave his fellow country-men a freedom speech against the English(Anglo-Saxons)King’s Royal Armies. Scotts and Irishs want to have their own independence from the corrupt-brutal Royal Kindom of England.

1. Sergeant Hartman – Full Metal Jacket

Too many good line… Just sit back and enjoy in Sergeant Hartman funny and insulting lines.

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  1. Aaron

    Definately love the speach in Braveheart!

  2. Wubbs

    Braveheart should be No. 1

    Great list though.