The Best Years of Our Lives

See more movies: Heartland Film Festival or TMPA titles

World War II veterans from different strata of society face difficult readjustments to everyday civilian life in this thoughtful film, which simply and realistically shows a real-life soldier coping with devastating injuries.  It is a personal, heartfelt look at the lives of three soldiers and their families and friends upon their return from the war.

The Best Years of Our Lives played at the 2001 Heartland Film Festival in the 10 Most Truly Moving Pictures of All Time Sidebar.