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    Talking WAR MOVIES-- MANY GREAT ONES

    Quote Originally Posted by Lithfan View Post
    I gotta go old school, in no particular order:

    The Dirty Dozen
    The Great Escape
    Bridge on the River Kwai
    The Guns of Navarone
    =I am usually Old school on these things, so here goes....

    1. Patton 4. The Longest Day

    2. Bridge on the River Kwai 5. Memphis Belle

    3. Platoon 6. Battle Cry 7. Twelve O'Clock High
    Last edited by Seagirt; 05-24-2013 at 01:29 PM. Reason: space

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    Patton
    Saving Private Ryan
    Apocalypse Now
    Das Boot
    Cross of Iron
    Man with No Name trilogy (I guess it counts)
    The Outlaw Josey Wales
    Full Metal Jacket
    Downfall
    Platoon

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    just wanted to add a couple to some great pics already listed.

    Schindler's list
    Stalig 13 I think, it was the precursor to Hogan's heros.

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    All of the above..........


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    just finished watching "taking chance" great movie...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jetswin View Post
    No one said Patton yet? That movie and George CScott were brilliant... a must own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuidoYaztremski View Post
    If, as you say, you're a fan of WW2 films, you owe it too yourself to see the classics already listed. The following two posts, with a minor change , makes up my Top 10 list. Substitute Patton for Hamburger Hill, and add Paths of Glory, maybe the best war movie ever made, and you have one hell of a list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FF2 View Post
    The Deer Hunter
    MASH
    Paths of Glory
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Apocalypse Now
    Hot Shots! Part Deux
    The Best Years of Our Lives (a post war movie)

    Best Years of Our Lives. How did I forget that one? Terrific movie. I met Harold Russell, who was a local man, and his wife about 30 years ago and got to know him pretty well. He invited me into his house to see his Oscar, which he was so very proud of. The guy in real life was very much like the man in the movie. And he certainly functioned like he was without his handicap of losing both hands in the war. Great guy.


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    Saving Private Ryan is the king.

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    Nobody liked Chuck Norris owning the Viet Kong in the Missing In Action movies??



    I haven't witnessed a single Vietnamese POW camp that Col. Braddock couldn't take down singlehandedly.

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    Midway

    We Were Soldiers

    Saving Private Ryan

    Longest Day

    Hamburger Hill

    Guns of Navaronne

    Big Red One

    Bridge over the River Kwai

    Bataan

    Patton
    Last edited by hollywoodjet; 05-24-2013 at 04:16 PM. Reason: Shoot almost forgot Patton

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    For me, The Great Escape is the coolest war flick ever made. As a kid, I watched this a million times and never tired of its brilliance.

    Pan's Labyrinth (Brutally evil and violent, but an incredibly crafted and directed film. Stunningly brilliant.)

    Von Ryan's Express (Love Sinatra and the over-the-top hubris of this flick.)

    Patton. (George C. Scott's performance is one of the greatest in any genre.)

    EDIT: Forgot Inglorious Basterds. Tarantino continues to impress both as a writer and director.
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    Enemy at the Gates is pretty damn underrated too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgoguy View Post
    For me, The Great Escape is the coolest war flick ever made. As a kid, I watched this a million times and never tired of its brilliance.

    Pan's Labyrinth (Brutally evil and violent, but an incredibly crafted and directed film. Stunningly brilliant.)

    Von Ryan's Express (Love Sinatra and the over-the-top hubris of this flick.)

    Patton. (George C. Scott's performance is one of the greatest in any genre.)

    EDIT: Forgot Inglorious Basterds. Tarantino continues to impress both as a writer and director.
    Some great mentions Borgo. But while Pan's Labyrinth is one of my favorite movies, I wouldn't call it a "war movie' in the strict sense of the word. If I did, I'd have to add Slaughterhouse 5, another brilliant film with some war elements, to the list.

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    STALAG 17

    DAS BOOT

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin View Post
    Saving Private Ryan is the king.
    Agree, that movie kills me, especially when they break through krauts and look back on the sea and beach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuidoYaztremski View Post
    Best Years of Our Lives. How did I forget that one? Terrific movie. I met Harold Russell, who was a local man, and his wife about 30 years ago and got to know him pretty well. He invited me into his house to see his Oscar, which he was so very proud of. The guy in real life was very much like the man in the movie. And he certainly functioned like he was without his handicap of losing both hands in the war. Great guy.

    Loved him in that movie. If I have it right he was not an actor prior to the movie?

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    some others not mentioned:

    Gallipoli

    Breaker Morant

    Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuidoYaztremski View Post
    Some great mentions Borgo. But while Pan's Labyrinth is one of my favorite movies, I wouldn't call it a "war movie' in the strict sense of the word. If I did, I'd have to add Slaughterhouse 5, another brilliant film with some war elements, to the list.
    Kurt Vonnegut is still one of my writing gods. What a genius. His facility with words was astounding.

    Also, no joke, for the longest time, I thought the title of The Best Years of Our Lives was A farewell to Arms. LOL. What an idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe willie View Post
    great list,would also add

    the longest day
    in harms way
    hell is for heroes
    He'll is for Heroes is GREAT. A must see. Steve McQueen is excellent in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Borgoguy View Post
    For me, The Great Escape is the coolest war flick ever made. As a kid, I watched this a million times and never tired of its brilliance.

    Pan's Labyrinth (Brutally evil and violent, but an incredibly crafted and directed film. Stunningly brilliant.)

    Von Ryan's Express (Love Sinatra and the over-the-top hubris of this flick.)

    Patton. (George C. Scott's performance is one of the greatest in any genre.)

    EDIT: Forgot Inglorious Basterds. Tarantino continues to impress both as a writer and director.
    Yes to Von Ryan's Express. Steel Helmet is another very underrated flick.

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