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  1. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by Untouchable View Post
    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
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    Yes to all of these. If you guys have not seen Downfall, you must. The guy who played hitler (who is Jewish BTW) is amazing in it.

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    I haven't seen Run Silent Run Deep since I was a little kid in the 70s but it was pretty good as I recall.

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    The Train
    Delta Force
    Sahara (the original, spoofed in Top Secret!)
    Empire Of The Sun
    Day The Clown Cried

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    I pretty much agree with everything that has been mentioned. I'd like to add some that I think haven't been mentioned.

    Tora! Tora! Tora!
    All Quiet on the Western Front
    Good Morning Vietnam
    A Few Good Men (is it a war movie?)
    Three Kings
    Taking Chance
    The 3 HBO series - Band of Brothers, Generation Kill, The Pacific

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    Yastremski is on the right team for a change...

    Adding a few old ones

    Paths of Glory is great early Kubrick
    Longest Day
    Gettysburg
    Five Graves to Cairo (really a mystery more than a war movie, but still great)
    Desert Fox
    Santa Fe Trail
    Fort Apache/She Wore a Yellow Ribbon/Rio Grande
    Little Big Man
    Charge of the Light Brigade
    Kagamusha
    Eagle Has Landed
    Dirty Dozen (okay, gotta have a little Jim Brown)
    All Quiet on the Western Front
    Dawn Patrol
    Full Metal Jacket
    Platoon
    Patton (just to give it another vote)
    The Warlord
    El Cid
    Kingdom of Heaven (director's cut only)

  6. #46
    Quote Originally Posted by FF2® View Post
    Loved him in that movie. If I have it right he was not an actor prior to the movie?
    Correct. Just a regular Joe....or an actual war hero more accurately. Nicest guy you'd ever meet. Meeting him the first time he stuck out his hook. I think maybe as measure of the kind of person he was meeting. I shook it like a long lost friend, and we became friends from that point on.

  7. #47
    Quote Originally Posted by long island leprechaun View Post
    Yastremski is on the right team for a change...

    Adding a few old ones

    Paths of Glory is great early Kubrick
    Longest Day
    Gettysburg
    Five Graves to Cairo (really a mystery more than a war movie, but still great)
    Desert Fox
    Santa Fe Trail
    Fort Apache/She Wore a Yellow Ribbon/Rio Grande
    Little Big Man
    Charge of the Light Brigade
    Kagamusha
    Eagle Has Landed
    Dirty Dozen (okay, gotta have a little Jim Brown)
    All Quiet on the Western Front
    Dawn Patrol
    Full Metal Jacket
    Platoon
    Patton (just to give it another vote)
    The Warlord
    El Cid
    Kingdom of Heaven (director's cut only)

    It's Yastrzemzki.

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    Lord of War.
    Lots of good movies already listed. One of my faves in any genre is Lord of War. Not really a Nicholas Cage fan either. Just a great script and unique story.

  9. #49
    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
    This guy has class.

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    A lot of people have listed Josey Wales which was also one of my favorite Eastwood pics growing up. But I re-watched it the other night, first time in a long time, and gotta say it is so full of cliched scenes and cringe-worthy dialog I'm not sure I'll watch it again too many times. When Wales says to Ten Bears, "... I came here like this so you'll know my word of death is true. And that my word of life is then true." Puke. Lines this cheesy, it takes serious effort not to throw up in your mouth. Also there's something fairly creepy in the grizzled, 40ish Eastwood/Wales plowing the 13-14 year old Sondra Locke character.

    Eastwood tried so hard to make Wales an iconic figure that he just comes off as cartoonish and clumsy...Rambo in the saddle.
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    The Patriot
    Full Metal Jacket
    Born on the 4th of July
    Platoon

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    Johnny Got His Gun

    More of an anti-war flick, but one that really gets you thinking.

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    I love many of the movies listed. They are great, but one that hasn't been mentioned yet is Casualties of War.

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    Apocalypse Now
    Platoon
    Hamburger Hill
    Dr Stranglove:or how I learrned to love the bomb and stop worrying so much
    Full Meal Jacket
    Starship troopers. ( I know its kind of an abortion, but its fun)
    Force 10 from Navarone
    Tropic Thunder

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    Surprised it hasn't been mentioned... The Hunt for Red October...

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    Impossible to make a top 10 list. So many great movies. I would add a few (apologies if I missed the post where they were included)

    The Green Berets
    Thin Red Line
    U-571
    Lion of the Desert
    We Were Soldiers
    The Hurt Locker
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysGreenAlwaysWhite View Post
    Surprised it hasn't been mentioned... The Hunt for Red October...
    Hot wars only...

    That seemed to me to be more in the espionage domain.

    Did anybody mention Sargent York?
    And Battle of Britain... first 20 minutes are remarkable.
    Battle of the Bulge
    A Bridge Too Far

    Also, we shouldn't forget documentaries, which are probably the best of all:

    Ken Burns' Civil War
    The World at War (about 10 episodes narrated by Laurence Olivier). The beginning of the one on the Germans' Russian Campaign still sticks with me. The great German Panzer general, Heinz Guderian, is quoted from his book. The Germans wheel their tank into the Russian Steppes expecting an easy run and victory. Guderian describes how they come out into the open plain and he looks out with his binoculars. All that can be seen is open plains, endless open plains to the horizon. They are stunned by the vastness of it. And then it begins to snow.
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  18. #58
    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Shift Jet View Post
    The Train
    Delta Force
    Sahara (the original, spoofed in Top Secret!)
    Empire Of The Sun
    Day The Clown Cried
    LOL. Like so many, especially Hollywood insiders, I would give almost anything to see that flick.

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    This one is a bit esoteric: Roberto Rossellini's Paisan. It's a bit slow and shot in a semi-cinéma vérité style (six vignettes). But, it's power depicting
    various parts of war-torn Italy stays with you.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV6_Q0jQ7_o

  20. #60
    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Star Lady View Post
    Kelly's Heroes




    lots of great movies already listed, also:

    Gettysburg (just skip over the chest-thumping speeches)
    Good call. Best American Civil War film that comes to mind. Outstanding.

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