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    Your Favorite War Movies

    As you might imagine, I'm partial to WWII films myself, but too young to have seen many of the "classics" of the genre.

    My own list:

    1. Saving Private Ryan
    2. Braveheart (despite it's gross inaccuracy in places and cheesy lovestory extra).
    3. Katyn
    4. Defiance
    5. Valkyrie
    6. The Gathering Storm/Into the Storm
    7. War Horse (if you excise the "Irish/British Poverty Drama" that bookends the film).
    8. Enemy at the Gates
    9. The Last Samurai

    And special note for "Band of Brothers" on HBO, which was a miniseries not a film, but was utterly brilliant.

    So, suggest some great films, list your own favorites. I know I've missed many a good film, so I hope to get some great suggestions to check out on demand.

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    Black Hawk Down

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    I gotta go old school, in no particular order:

    The Dirty Dozen
    The Great Escape
    Bridge on the River Kwai
    The Guns of Navarone

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    Too many to list. A few off the top.

    Outlaw Josey Wales, all time favorite movie.

    The great escape, historically accurate for the most part.

    Bridge Over he River Kwai.

    Midway, historically accurate for he most part.

    Rambo series, hey they were fun.

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    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
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    I can endorse this.

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    Gladiator (Opening Scene)

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    Platoon
    Apocalypse Now
    Hamburger Hill
    The Deer Hunter
    Saving Private Ryan

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    +1 on Blackhawk Down
    Full Metal Jacket
    Memphis Belle
    Dr Strangelove

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    Quote Originally Posted by Churchill View Post
    As you might imagine, I'm partial to WWII films myself, but too young to have seen many of the "classics" of the genre.

    My own list:

    1. Saving Private Ryan
    2. Braveheart (despite it's gross inaccuracy in places and cheesy lovestory extra).
    3. Katyn
    4. Defiance
    5. Valkyrie
    6. The Gathering Storm/Into the Storm
    7. War Horse (if you excise the "Irish/British Poverty Drama" that bookends the film).
    8. Enemy at the Gates
    9. The Last Samurai

    And special note for "Band of Brothers" on HBO, which was a miniseries not a film, but was utterly brilliant.

    So, suggest some great films, list your own favorites. I know I've missed many a good film, so I hope to get some great suggestions to check out on demand.
    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.

    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
    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Express View Post
    Platoon
    Apocalypse Now
    Hamburger Hill
    The Deer Hunter
    Saving Private Ryan

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    great list,would also add

    the longest day
    in harms way
    hell is for heroes

    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

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    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)

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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)
    No Star Wars?
    Empire Strikes Back?

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    No one said Patton yet? That movie and George CScott were brilliant... a must own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frostlich View Post
    +1 on Blackhawk Down
    Full Metal Jacket
    Memphis Belle
    Dr Strangelove
    This one should have been on my list. Obvious from your avatar that you would include it.

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    Glory
    Dr. Strangelove
    MASH
    Apocalypse Now
    Platoon
    Saving Private Ryan
    Blackhawk Down
    Three Kings
    Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
    Last of the Mohicans

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    Kelly's Heroes




    lots of great movies already listed, also:

    Gettysburg (just skip over the chest-thumping speeches)

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    Apocalypse Now
    Platoon
    Full Metal Jacket
    The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Dr. Zhivago
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    Saving Private Ryan
    Full Metal Jacket
    The Big Red One
    Enemy At The Gates

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    Gettysburg
    The Patriot
    The Blue Max....great WW1 flying scenes+ Ursula Andress.

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