Anything associated with Clint Eastwood, the movie legend and original silver screen tough guy is almost certainly guaranteed to attain the Cockpit favorite status and Letters from Iwo Jima is no exception. Rather than star in front of the camera, Eastwood took the reigns as director and co-producer of this 2006 movie which depicts the Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945 from the Japanese point of view. Gallantly shot, the film presents a uniquely thoughtful and profound portrayal of the human experience of war beyond allegiance and nationality. Serving as an accompanying piece to Flags of our Fathers, which conveys the American angle of the battle, Letters from Iwo Jima is a staggering insight into a lesser told story and an official addition to the Cockpit USA Movie Monday hall of fame.