The soldiers fighting on the outskirts of Mosul must have a whiff of victory in their nostrils, a hope that the shame and horror of Daesh’s capture of that city will soon be reversed. It won’t be a complete victory, of course, as more innocent lives will be lost and the deluded psychopaths won’t stop until they are dead, but it will be an important step.
Similarly, Martin Luther King’s actions in Selma didn’t end the racial conflict in the USA (wtf will??!!), but they did push LBJ into signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, laying a legal foundation for change to happen.
What films about (a) victory, small or large, personal or political, would you recommend?