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Your Favourite War Movie

Sun Jan 08, 2006 11:36 pm



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Mon Jan 09, 2006 12:13 am



Unbelievable film
 
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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Mon Jan 09, 2006 12:15 am

Mine is A Bridge Too Far closely followed by Saving Private Ryan.
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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Mon Jan 09, 2006 12:18 am

140 minutes non stop action  Smile

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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Mon Jan 09, 2006 12:22 am

Hope And Glory is my favourite. I haven't watched it for quite a few years, but it's an excellent British War film.

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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Mon Jan 09, 2006 2:25 am

Tora.

Tora.

Tora.
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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Mon Jan 09, 2006 2:39 am

I'd have to agree with "A Bridge Too Far" for a couple of reasons:

First, it appears to me that a great deal of attention was paid to accurately portraying the real events in the film.

Second, it has a top-notch cast. Sean Connery, Elliot Gould, Robert Redford, James Caan, Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, etc., etc.,etc.

Third, the scope of the movie is amazing. Having been made in the days before CGI, the scenes in the movie had to actually happen as opposed to having been "made" on a computer. You're actually looking at real live tanks, paratroopers, and airplanes.
 
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Mon Jan 09, 2006 2:44 am

The first 30 minutes just blow you away! Literally!
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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Mon Jan 09, 2006 2:45 am

Saving Private Ryan followed by Black Hawk Down And Pearl Harbor
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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Mon Jan 09, 2006 2:48 am

Saving Private Ryan, Empire of the the Sun and We were soldiers

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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Mon Jan 09, 2006 2:51 am

Glory is always a good one.

Full Metal Jacket is an 80s classic.

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Mon Jan 09, 2006 2:51 am

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Mon Jan 09, 2006 3:24 am

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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Mon Jan 09, 2006 3:39 am

Save Private Ryan
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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Mon Jan 09, 2006 3:44 am

Das Boot

grim and gritty and claustrophobic - and absolutely no glorification of the whole sad stupid business of war
 
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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Mon Jan 09, 2006 3:54 am

Saving Private Ryan. It is to me probably the greatest war movie ever filmed.
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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Mon Jan 09, 2006 4:07 am

Tigerland



Platoon


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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Mon Jan 09, 2006 4:43 am

Good question. I really don't care that much for Saving Private Ryan. The first 20 minutes are some of the greatest ever made, but the rest of it is - dare i say - boring as hell!

Spielberg and Hanks have made far better in Band of Brothers. Though not a movie but a 10 episode series, it is truly some of the best I have ever seen in this category.

Full Metal Jacket is a classic, and a great one.

Das Boot captures everything so well. A fantastic movie to. Perhaps not comparable to those war movies where the main objective is the battle, but that's only good. In this category I come to think of other great epics as Schindlers List, The Pianist and Hotel Rwanda.
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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Mon Jan 09, 2006 4:47 am

Quoting STLGph (Reply 5):
Tora.

Tora.

Tora.

Agree wholeheartedly!  thumbsup 

Also, I have to vote for Twelve O'Clock High. A classic, and well done from the aviation-technical viewpoint.
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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Mon Jan 09, 2006 4:52 am

Stalag 17.....
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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Mon Jan 09, 2006 5:27 am

1. Black Hawk Down
2. K-19 The Widowmaker
3. Armagdon now (the original)
4. Platoon
5. Full metal jacket

Very close call between 1+2 but 2. is not exactly an actual 'war' movie in the true sense.
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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Mon Jan 09, 2006 6:44 am

My favorite war movie?





The Great Escape
 
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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Mon Jan 09, 2006 6:49 am

Quoting GSPITNL (Reply 8):
And Pearl Harbor

No. Just no.



I'll go along with A Bridge Too Far, and the Band of Brothers series.

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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Mon Jan 09, 2006 6:54 am

1) Platoon
2) We were Soldiers
3) Black Hawk Down
 
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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Mon Jan 09, 2006 7:05 am

Das Boot

Stalingrad

Band of Brothers ( miniseries )

Battle of Britain
 
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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Mon Jan 09, 2006 7:09 am

And don't forget...



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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Mon Jan 09, 2006 7:09 am

Platoon my favorite war movie



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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Mon Jan 09, 2006 7:19 am

Mini-series?

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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Mon Jan 09, 2006 7:42 am

In this order. The last one's not "technically" a war movie, but I count it as one because it represents the ultimate war.

1) Enemy at the Gates

2) Top Gun

3) We Were Soldiers

4) Crimson Tide

5) U-571

6) Independence Day

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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Mon Jan 09, 2006 8:08 am



By far the best, IMO.



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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Mon Jan 09, 2006 8:14 am

Full Metal Jacket, Patton, and while not really a war movie per se, Dr. Strangelove.
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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Mon Jan 09, 2006 8:33 am

Quoting CPH757 (Reply 17):
Good question. I really don't care that much for Saving Private Ryan. The first 20 minutes are some of the greatest ever made, but the rest of it is - dare i say - boring as hell!

Yeah it lost it punch after the invasion scene. On top of that, I don't know who tech advisor was but he or she let some glaring tactical errors make the screen. Bunched up, walking out in the open, talking at a normal tone of voice, smoking, silhouetting themselves on hills, just plain bad tactical maneuvering and asking to be ambushed.

Quoting CPH757 (Reply 17):
Full Metal Jacket is a classic, and a great one.

Yeah it's a classic alright, a cult classic. Think of any Vietnam era cliche that you can think of and they stuffed it in there.

I'd have to go with Twelve O'clock High. Great cast, excellent script, wonderful tech advice, and they even managed to get some real live action clips into the movie.

Also, honorable mentions to Patton, Macarthur, and my personal family favorite, The Green Berets. Gotta love that Ham Chung! You funny...Peterson...Peterson.....aaalllloone?
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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Mon Jan 09, 2006 8:56 am

Well, one thing this thread has done is make me realise what a hard choice this is, there are heaps of really good ones out there but if I had to pin it down.

Black Hawk Down

Saving Private Ryan (except the sentimental mushy bits)

Platoon

Battle of Britain

A Bridge too far
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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Mon Jan 09, 2006 9:16 am

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 30):
Patton

Same as my post above.

Since it was made in the days prior to CGI, the massive battle scenes had to physically be put into place as oposed to "creating" them on a keyboard.

I couldn't imagine a remake of this film. George C. Scott is the only one who can ever play Gen Patton in a movie.
 
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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Mon Jan 09, 2006 9:22 am

There's some good ones here.
My favorites are

Memphis Belle

In Which We Serve

The Cruel Sea

Sink the Bismarck

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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Mon Jan 09, 2006 9:34 am

1. full metal Jacket - best boot camp portrayal ever.
1. Das Boot - as mentioned above, grimly illustrates the reality of war.
2. Dr. Strangelove - yes, I'm in the bag for Kubrick
2. Zulu - Stanley Baker, Michael Caine, and Nigel Green were outstanding.
3. Patton - can't believe how many times I've watched this one.....
4. Bridge over the river Kwai - Guinness and Holden were magnificent.
5. Saving Private Ryan - First 20 and last 20 minutes are some of the best war cinema ever.
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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Mon Jan 09, 2006 9:36 am

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 28):

2) Top Gun

Are you serious?
Fantasy, maybe, but definitely not a war movie.
 
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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Mon Jan 09, 2006 9:47 am

12 O'Clock High
Midway
Tora Tora Tora
Sands of Iwo Jima
Stalag 17
Great Escape
Battle of Britain
Longest Day
Battle of the Bulge
Bridge on the River Kwai
Kelly's Heros
Patton
Thin Red Line
Saving Private Ryan
In Harm's Way
Jarhead
Platoon
Full Metal Jacket
Blackhawk Down
Alamo
Blue Max
Desert Fox
Dirty Dozen
Where Eagles Dare
From Here to Eternity
Run Silent, Run Deep
Hunt for the Red October
Operation Petticoat
Green Berets
Apocalypse Now
Braveheart
Glory
Schindler's List
Guns of Navarone
Behind Enemy Lines
A Bridge Too Far
Three Kings
Deer Hunter
All Quiet on the Western Front
Sergerant York
Mister Roberts
and
Gunga Din

I'm completely obsessed with war films and novels.

I own all the above on DVD!

edit: I own Jarhead the book, but the DVD isn't out yet, I plan on buying it though!  Smile

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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Mon Jan 09, 2006 9:47 am

Heartbreak Ridge



The Dirty Dozen



Kelly's Heroes

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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Mon Jan 09, 2006 3:42 pm

The Deer Hunter- one of my favorite films ever
Band of Brothers

and not technically a war movie, but brilliant in observation post-war in the way that the Deer Hunter is:

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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Mon Jan 09, 2006 5:56 pm

Das Boot and Full Metal Jacket

The former for its portrayal of the every day sickness of war and the showing of the poor souls that had to die for nothing.

The latter for the best cynical approach to war ever, from the "KILLER MACHINE" boot camp to soldiers singing Mickey Mouse while marching through Vietnam.
 
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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Mon Jan 09, 2006 6:00 pm

1. The Longest Day

2. Braveheart

3. Enemy at the Gates

4. 12 O'Clock High
 
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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Mon Jan 09, 2006 6:15 pm

Way too many . . . and in no particular order:


Patton

Band of Brothers

Blackhawk Down

In Harms Way

Kelly's Heros

Sink the Bismark

We Were Soldiers

The Green Beret

Platoon

The Longest Day
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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Mon Jan 09, 2006 9:50 pm

The Great Escape
Bridge on the River Kwai
The Dambusters
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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Tue Jan 10, 2006 1:19 am

Whats the latest War Movie Released.
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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Tue Jan 10, 2006 3:02 am

Quoting FXramper (Reply 37):
Operation Petticoat

One of my favorite. Good entertainment.

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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Tue Jan 10, 2006 3:13 am

9VSPO, I'm with you. Dam Busters all the way.

My dad loved to watch war movies, so I am familiar with quite a few old ones. When Dam Busters was on TV it was cause for great excitement in our house.

I also love The Hunt for Red October. That was the only good Tom Clancy movie.
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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Tue Jan 10, 2006 3:20 am

Ok if we are gonna bring up Operation Petticoat
How about the Incredible Mr Limpett  Smile
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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Tue Jan 10, 2006 3:24 am

Quoting Dba4U (Reply 1):

i liked the first half as it were, not so keen on the second (when they're actually in Vietnam)

Enemy at the Gates is excellant!
 
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RE: Your Favourite War Movie

Tue Jan 10, 2006 3:34 am

Here's another classic that I am surprised no one has mentioned!

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