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Top Five War Movies

Postby Halasian » Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:53 am

1. Cross of Iron (full cut)
2. Stalingrad (subtitled)
3. All Quiet On The Western Front (1930 version)
4. Kokoda
5. Tae Guk Gi - The Brotherhood of War (subtitled)

These 5 always have some returning pull for me to watch again. there are many more, but I had to try and limit my picks.

Honorable mention would be the two HBO mini series Band of Brothers and The Pacific.
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Re: Top Five War Movies

Postby TomCotton » Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:03 pm

The Victors has always been one of my favorite war movies. :)
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Re: Top Five War Movies

Postby ashbow » Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:33 pm

Great Escape
Kelly's Heroes
Cold Mountain
Last of the Mohicans
Excaliber

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Re: Top Five War Movies

Postby shireling » Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:05 pm

Henry V (Kenneth Branagh version)
Ran
Von Ryan's Express
From Here to Eternity
Tora, Tora, Tora!
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Re: Top Five War Movies

Postby TomCotton » Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:19 pm

Besides The Victors from before:
King Rat
It stuck kind of close to the book but had a major change from the book at the end that should not have happened.

In Which We Serve
Dunkirk
Seven Samurai
which is kind of a war movie. "A war is run. We run both in offense and defense. When you can't run it's time to die." :)
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Re: Top Five War Movies

Postby Halasian » Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:25 am

I'll have to add 'Black Book' to my list of good war movies.
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Re: Top Five War Movies

Postby MsBrandybuck » Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:20 am

Hi Hal - good to see you around. :)

I'm not really a war movie fan but I did see Bridge on the River Kwai and thought it was well done.
Also saw Apocolypse Now... why? Don't know- I am still asking myself that question. That movie was a big :wtf:
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Re: Top Five War Movies

Postby shireling » Mon Feb 27, 2012 3:36 am

Has anybody seen War Horse?
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Re: Top Five War Movies

Postby Halasian » Fri May 11, 2012 10:16 am

Hey I drop in now and then. :)

'Apocolypse Now' is quite the WTF movie. for sure. Sadly I haven't seen 'War Horse', mainly because my wife doesn't like watching them. So I watch my DVDs either late night or when she is out of town on business.

I really liked that Dutch movie 'Black Book' as being they were occupied during the war, they had a seriously good insight into the tough moral issues that presented itself to all involved.

A good World War One movie is 'Beneath Hill 60' which focuses on a relatively unknown front... the underground front. Miners from the Commonwealth and Germany worked through the ground, digging under trenches and setting off mines. Sometimes they would 'breakthrough' into each other's tunnels and there would be hand-to-hand fighting in pitch blackness since the candles were usually the first thing to get knocked out of one's hand. Quite a good movie.

Oh yes, the original 'Wake Island' made during the war was quite good even if it had the propaganda slant to it.
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Re: Top Five War Movies

Postby shireling » Fri May 11, 2012 12:32 pm

Thanks for the suggestions :). 'Beneath Hill 60' sounds very interesting - never heard of of the underground front until now. And you've sold me on 'Black Book', that I really want to see.
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Re: Top Five War Movies

Postby shireling » Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:04 am

Welcome, lewis!

Those are ones I like, too, except for Cross of Iron - I haven't see that.
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Re: Top Five War Movies

Postby Halasian » Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:42 pm

I need to aquire me a new DVD of Cross of Iron as my brother-in-law has "borrowed" mine for the last 3 years....
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