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    Default top 5 war movies

    my top five:
    BlackHawk Down
    Zulu
    Bridge on the River Kwai
    saving private ryan
    Platoon
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    Does drama count?

    If so, Band of Brothers is on the top


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    Default Re: top 5 war movies

    Zulu
    Gettysburg
    Glory
    Patton
    Das Boot

    Saving Private Ryan is a good movie, but is a little too intense for me to enjoy.

    Some honourable mentions with varying amounts of cheese factor:

    A Bridge Too Far
    Tora, Tora, Tora
    The Battle of Britain
    Bridge on the River Kwai
    The Longest Day

    I'm sure there are others I'm forgetting.
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    Sgt. Bilko
    MASH
    Good Morning Veitnam
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    operation dumbo drop

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    Sure the Russian fans may not like them, but why isn't enemy at the gates listed yet?

    I liked it


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    Catch 22 , all quiet on the western front , J'accuse , battle of algiers , how I won the war .

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    whoa- tribesy posted in a forum ther than the backroom?
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    Full Metal Jacket

    Zulu

    Patton

    Apocalypse Now

    Gallipoli

    Yeah, except for Patton, which has it's own relevance in context, I like 'em sorta grim.


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    Hard one. In no particular order;

    - Platoon
    - Hamburger Hill
    - Full Metal Jacket
    - When Trumpets Fade
    - Stalingrad

    Those should probably come on top when it comes to soldiers, but there are so many different types of great war-movies

    - The Pianist (so much better then Schindler's List)
    - Der Untergang
    - Zwartboek
    - Warriors (well it's a series)
    - Au revoir les enfants

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    The Alamo (1960)
    The Alamo: The Price Of Freedom
    The Alamo (2004)
    The Alamo (1936)
    The Alamo: Thirteen Days To Glory
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strike For The South View Post
    The Alamo (1960)
    The Alamo: The Price Of Freedom
    The Alamo (2004)
    The Alamo (1936)
    The Alamo: Thirteen Days To Glory
    why am i not surprised?
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    Default Re: top 5 war movies

    In no particular order

    Das Boot
    A Bridge too Far
    Tora Tora Tora
    Bitva za Moskvu
    Der Untergang

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    Wow, this is a tough one. Hmmm ...
    • Das Boot
    • Seven Samurai
    • Zulu
    • The Bridge on the River Kwai
    • Lawrence of Arabia

    And for my personal raspberry mentions:
    • Red Dawn (for everything)
    • Braveheart (For depicting the Battle of Stirling Bridge on a flat plain with no water in sight, and for having the hero engage in a secret love affair with a princess who would have been four years old)
    • Gettysburg (no film made by mankind will ever feature this many bad fake beards in one place ever again)
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    Der Untergang
    Soldier of Orange
    Dr. Strangelove :P
    Band of Brothers
    Black Hawk Down

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    I always enjoyed Band of Brother and black Hawk Down (since my clan in COD4 is based on the latter).

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    Band of Brothers
    The lost Battalion
    The charge of the Light Brigade(Errol Flynn version)
    They died with their boots on(Errol Flynn)
    Zulu
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    Dr Strangelove
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strike For The South View Post
    The Alamo (1960)
    The Alamo: The Price Of Freedom
    The Alamo (2004)
    The Alamo (1936)
    The Alamo: Thirteen Days To Glory
    Oh lol, you texan piece of work... You must be one hellav a guy to hang out with.
    Tho' I've belted you an' flayed you,
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    You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din!
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    Here's a Finnish film worth mentioning, the Tuntematon sotilas (1955) by Edwin Laine. A good, old movie that's quite much a part of Finnish identity (it's aired each independence day, as well as used as study material on leadership in NCO courses).

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    Thin Red Line (f... A)
    Stalingrad
    Letters from Iwo Jima
    Tora! Tora! Tora!
    Atonment

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    The Longest Day.

    A Bridge too Far.

    Zulu.

    Waterloo.

    The 9th Company.

    I'll mention some turkeys as well.

    The Patriot. oh c'mon....Mel again.

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    The Alamo. 1960. John Wayne?

    Zulu Dawn. Never go back...
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    1. Black Hawk Down
    2. Gettysburg
    3. Glory
    4. Gods And Generals
    5. Kagemusha
    6. The Alamo (2004 version)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fragony View Post
    Hard one. In no particular order;

    - Platoon
    - Hamburger Hill
    - Full Metal Jacket
    - When Trumpets Fade
    - Stalingrad

    Those should probably come on top when it comes to soldiers, but there are so many different types of great war-movies

    - The Pianist (so much better then Schindler's List)
    - Der Untergang
    - Zwartboek
    - Warriors (well it's a series)
    - Au revoir les enfants
    W00t! Someone else likes that series.

    Not yet mentioned:

    Cross of Iron
    Paths of Glory

    And the greatest series ever made, based on a war.

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    Blackadder Goes Forth

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    What's Gladbladder? Or am I stoned again?
    There are times I wish they’d just ban everything- baccy and beer, burgers and bangers, and all the rest- once and for all. Instead, they creep forward one apparently tiny step at a time. It’s like being executed with a bacon slicer.

    “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.”

    To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticise.

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    Here's a Finnish film worth mentioning, the Tuntematon sotilas (1955) by Edwin Laine. A good, old movie that's quite much a part of Finnish identity (it's aired each independence day, as well as used as study material on leadership in NCO courses).
    Its called the Unknown Soldier in English and you forgot to add that more than half the population in Finland watched it when it premiered, good movie.

    Full Metal Jacket
    The bridge on the river Kwai
    Apocalypse Now
    Platoon
    Does Star Wars count? Its a "War" movie

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    Some not mentioned:
    1. The Deer Hunter
    2. Sergeant York
    3. Dirty Dozen
    4. The Killing Fields
    5. Where Eagles Dare
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    The Longest Day - Epic

    Tora, Tora, Tora - Epic

    Patton - Epic

    Black Hawk Down - Close-up camera and authentic equipment. Visually enjoyable, has a good story, very realistic. Love it.

    Battle of the Bulge - It isn't accurate most of the time, but I grew up on it.

    Saving Private Ryan - Great story about war and it's costs

    Bridge over River Kwai

    Tavilsota - I really enjoyed it despite having to read the small white subtitles

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    Ones I forgot:

    Last Samurai - Ending sequences were beautiful
    Zulu - How could I forget this? Argh.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fixiwee View Post
    Thin Red Line (f... A)
    Stalingrad
    Letters from Iwo Jima
    Tora! Tora! Tora!
    Atonment
    Aww How could I forget the letters from Iwo Jima?

    That was a master piece

    I'll add Last Samurai as well. Despite my intial response "Why did Tom Cruise survive?? GAH!" that scene when all the Imperial Army bowed to the Samurais was very emotional. Oh and the emperor was well done. Good film over all.

    Edit: I like Alamo as well.. Not sure which version I saw but it was great
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    Asterix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marshal Murat View Post
    Battle of the Bulge - It isn't accurate most of the time, but I grew up on it.
    Eh, yeah, I kinda intentionally left that one off my lists. It is hokey as all get out, and Henry "Know It All" Fonda's character gets on my last nerve, but like you I grew up on it and will stop to watch it when it is on. The cheese factor is heavy but the music is good. The Panzer Lied song is pretty catchy and the end theme is awesome.

    In knew there would be some movies I'd forgotten or I didn't even think of as being in the war movie genre (Kagemusha). Good stuff. Keep'em coming!
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    Gladiator.
    300.
    Apocalypso.
    Braveheart.
    The Green Berets.
    Troy.






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