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  posted on 5/20/2008 at 11:30 AM
Lately I have picked up a couple of war movies and was wondering what else might be out there. I have Platoon and Hamburger Hill. Platoon is far better than HH but both are well worth watching. I like the Vietnam era movies. Can anybody recommend a favorite war movie? This can include any war, the Civil War, World War One. I also like both versions of All Quiet on the Western Front.

 

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  posted on 5/20/2008 at 11:36 AM
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  posted on 5/20/2008 at 11:37 AM
Recently we enjoyed both Flags of our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima. I can watch The Dirty Dozen everytime it comes on tv. Patton, Kelly's Heroes, Battle of the Bulge, and The Great Escape are a couple more favorites.

There was a movie on this past weekend with Gene Hackman starring, about going in and breaking out some prisoners of war. I can not remember the name.

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  posted on 5/20/2008 at 11:49 AM
Saving Private Ryan, We Were Soliders, Good Morning Vietnam (I took place in a war), Apocolypse Now, Full Metal Jacket

 

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  posted on 5/20/2008 at 11:51 AM
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  posted on 5/20/2008 at 11:52 AM
Gettysburg watched it 4 times (3 hr movie)
Dirty Dozen
Apocolypse Now
Full Metal Jacket
Saving Private Ryan (the scene with the Germany pushing the knife into the US soldier still gets me)
Knife scene
Flags of our Fathers


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  posted on 5/20/2008 at 11:55 AM
A bridge too far, Midway, the casts of these movies were incredible. Platoon, Apocalypse, many many good ones out there

 

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  posted on 5/20/2008 at 11:57 AM
Tora Tora Tora
Windtalkers
The Great Escape
Hunt for Red October
Crimson Tide

 
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  posted on 5/20/2008 at 12:17 PM
To Hell and Back

It's the Audie Murphy story starring Audie Murphy

 

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  posted on 5/20/2008 at 12:23 PM
Full Metal Jacket
Apocalypse Now

 

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  posted on 5/20/2008 at 12:25 PM
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Tora Tora Tora
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The Great Escape
Hunt for Red October
Crimson Tide


I'm with Cujo on the Great Escape...

 

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  posted on 5/20/2008 at 12:25 PM
My favorites are the Great Escape, the Wild Geese, Force 10 From Navarone, Kelly's Heroes and Where Eagles Dare.

 

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  posted on 5/20/2008 at 12:27 PM
Vietnam:
Apocalypse Now
We Were Soldiers

Otherwise, Patton is awesome.

 

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  posted on 5/20/2008 at 12:29 PM
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Lately I have picked up a couple of war movies and was wondering what else might be out there. I have Platoon and Hamburger Hill. Platoon is far better than HH but both are well worth watching. I like the Vietnam era movies. Can anybody recommend a favorite war movie? This can include any war, the Civil War, World War One. I also like both versions of All Quiet on the Western Front.


Oh man, we had to read that in high school. The good part is that we got to watch the version with Ernest Borgnine. When Borgnine is describing to the soldiers how to "run them through" with the spade and the soldier screams "Oh, dear God!" we about died.

"Oh, dear God!" in that falsetto(?) became a catch phrase for me and a buddy for years to come.

 

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  posted on 5/20/2008 at 12:41 PM
Das Boot
Stalingrad
Patton
Cross of Iron
The Thin Red Line

 

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  posted on 5/20/2008 at 12:42 PM
Pork Chop Hill

 

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  posted on 5/20/2008 at 12:52 PM
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Full Metal Jacket
Apocalypse Now


ditto. private ryan with the surround sound cranked is incredible

 

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  posted on 5/20/2008 at 01:21 PM
Another one I like also is Von Ryan's Express
 
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  posted on 5/20/2008 at 01:24 PM
This is one of my favorites.

Hearts and Minds
Peter Davis


A courageous and startling film, Peter Davis's landmark documentary Hearts and Minds unflinchingly confronts the United States' involvement in Vietnam. Using a wealth of sources—from interviews to newsreels to documentary footage of the conflict at home and abroad—Davis constructs a powerfully affecting portrait of the disastrous effects of war. Explosive, persuasive, and shocking, Hearts and Minds is an overwhelming emotional experience and the controversial winner of the 1974 Academy Award™ for Best Documentary.

 

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  posted on 5/20/2008 at 01:28 PM
Bridge on the River Kwai (an amazing movie 50+ years after it was filmed)
The Great Escape
Stalag 17
The Dirty Dozen
The Longest Day (lots of great actors in this one)

Willie Howard (from Mayberryetta, a suburb of Hot'lanta)

 

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  posted on 5/20/2008 at 01:30 PM
We Were Soilders is a Great vietnam era movie...One of my favorites

Gettysburg, Gods And generals is good as well just has to much digital imagery in it and alot of down town, well the acting is not great but still good historical movie "There he stands like a stone wall."

 

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  posted on 5/20/2008 at 01:35 PM
What about North and South? Does that count as a war movie? It had the Mexican-American War and The Civil War in it.

 

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  posted on 5/20/2008 at 01:39 PM
The Bells of St Mary's. OK, so it's not a war film....but it was on a marquee in that scene in The Godfather, when Michael and Kay are out Christmas shopping, and Kay sees the newspaper headline about Vito getting shot. This started the "5 Families" war of 1946, so technically--in a(very) roundabout sense, that makes it a war movie. Sort of. Even if it isn't.

But I never saw it......

 
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  posted on 5/20/2008 at 01:53 PM
A couple great WWII movies that haven't been mentioned yet:

Hell Is For Heroes
The Big Red One

For Vietnam War movies I have to go with Apocalypse Now

 

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  posted on 5/20/2008 at 01:55 PM
Agree w/We Were Soldiers, an excellent war flick -- one of the better ones on Vietnam in awhile -- I don't think The Boys In Company C has been mentioned, that also is a well made & powerful Vietnam War flick -- Platoon, Full Metal Jacket, Born on the Fourth of July, Apocalypse Now, Birdy, Friendly Fire -- if one good thing came out of the Vietnam War, it spawned excellent filmmaking
Coming Home is another very good one -- haven't seen it in awhile
my favorite black & white war movie is The DI, with Jack Webb

 

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