Black Hawk Down is currently #2 on my flickchart list.
I was in my early twenties when The Battle of Mogadishu occurred. I can't honestly say how aware I was of the events in Somalia at the time.
I bought a previously viewd copy of this movie not having seen it. I find it gripping, harrowing, and moving film.
I don't think I can sum it up any better than Evan Thomas did in Newsweek when he wrote "Though it depicted a shameful defeat, the soldiers were heroes willing to die for their brothers in arms. The movie showed brutal scenes of killing, but also courage, stoicism and honor."