Saving Private Ryan vs the Longest Day

Saving Private Ryan   Vs   The Longest Day

The D-Day footage from Saving Private Ryan is quite similar to The Longest Day as it showed how hard it was for the solders to reach their target and get off the beach. I also think that the films were similar because they both showed the fighting which took place in the town and around the bridges. Both films also showed how intense the fighting was and how brave the soldiers were during the war. These films also showed that the soldiers were very superstitious and were quite religious.
The D-Day footage in The Longest Day was different to Saving Private Ryan as it showed all of the beaches in Normandy which were invaded by the Allied troops; Saving Private Ryan only focused on the Omaha beach. The Longest Day also show what was happening before D Day started. This film (unlike Saving Private Ryan) also showed the film from the Allied and Axis perspective. The special effects in The Longest Day were good for the time which it was created but the Saving Private Ryan footage was more realistic. I think it was more realistic because you saw the horrific injuries which many of the soldiers gained. The Longest Day was also different as every character was using their native language. Without subtitles, I would find The Longest Day a hard film to follow.  
Saving Private Ryan was extremely bloody compared to The Longest Day; The Longest Day was a PG so that children could also watch it. Saving Private Ryan was more realistic about how fierce the war was on D Day. I think The Longest Day was more factual as it was created by the actors that took part in D Day.
I preferred Saving Private Ryan as it made you care about the characters in the film. You got to know the characters better in this film as they were there all the way through the movie. I also preferred this film more as it had an interesting and exciting plot. The story was based on a true story but was changed from 8 brothers to 4 brothers. Furthermore, I enjoyed...