Full Metal Jacket (1987) Blu Ray
The film begins in a US Marines training camp, with a much lauded opening montage, dripping in symbolism, as the new recruits are literally shorn of their identities. Stanley Kubrick doesn't let the subtext stop there, however. As new recruits Joker, Pyle, Cowboy and their counterparts are overseen by the oppressive omnipresence of Gunnery Sargent Hartman, played by the great R. Lee Ermey. Hartman's a tyrant, but he is funny, if sadistically so. We watch as this group of young minds is slowly fashioned to think the same way as an overbearing, racist, bully.