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Old 02-18-05, 01:44 PM
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Need recommendations for good War movies

Been getting into war movies, so far I've got:

Saving Private Ryan
Band of Brothers
We were soldiers
Enemy at the Gates
Full Metal Jacket
Tai Guk Gi

I saw Apocalypse Now and didn't enjoy it.
Old 02-18-05, 02:03 PM
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Three Kings is excellent, if a bit more modern (about the Gulf War)
Black Hawk Down, also a modern war tale (Somalian conflict)
Glory (about Civil War) is also excellent
The Great Escape (WWII) and The Bridge on the River Kwai (also WWII)
Jacob's Ladder (kinda tangentially about Vietnam)
Paths of Glory (WWI)
Schindler's List (WWII)
Dead Presidents or Platoon (DP also dabbles in Vietnam)
Master & Commander (about naval wars of the 1800's)

There's a start ... Hope that helps!
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Tears of the Sun
Behind Enemy Lines
List of Top War Titles http://www.imdb.com/chart/war

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Midway
Memphis Belle - one of my all time favorites
Run Silent, Run Deep
Old 02-18-05, 05:32 PM
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DEFINITELY Black Hawk Down and Behind Enemy Lines, those'd fit right in with your movies.
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Originally Posted by Fok
I saw Apocalypse Now and didn't enjoy it.
Watch it again, but next time try the theatrical cut instead of the "Redux" cut.
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Story of G.I. Joe
The Train
Patton
Stalag 17
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Full Metal Jacket and Platoon are two of my favourite War films. I also really like The Killing Fields and Paths of Glory but they are a different type of war than the ones you listed.
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THE BIG RED ONE. (But wait for the recent "reconstruction" to hit DVD.)

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Old 02-19-05, 04:27 PM
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Here is a list of some of my war favorites, I own every one of them.

War/Battles
Enemy at the Gates
Saving Private Ryan
The Longest Day
Zulu
Tae Guk Gi
Cross of Iron
Das Boot
The Bridge at Remagen
Hamburger Hill
Gettysburg
Black Hawk Down
A Bridge to Far
Band of Brothers


War Themed
The Guns of Navarone
The Eagle has landed
The Dirty Dozen
The Patriot
Joan of Arc
Force 10 from Navaronne
U571
Apocolyse Now
Patton
Braveheart
Three Kings
The Great Escape
Kelly's Heroes
Platoon
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Schindler's List
Sharpe TV Series
Horatio Hornblower TV Series


Some less well known and are highly recommeded
Stalingrad
The Bridge (Die Brucke)
The Winter War (Talvisota)
Stalingrad (Dogs, do you want to live forever?)
Lion of the Desert.....this is one of my absolute favorites
The Beast
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Originally Posted by Fok
I saw Apocalypse Now and didn't enjoy it.
Yo mama.
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How about the nuclear variety: THE DAY AFTER.
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Originally Posted by Fok
I saw Apocalypse Now and didn't enjoy it.
Yea, that is one way overhyped movie. Coppola's wife filmed a documentary on the making of the movie which is, however, quite interesting. Unfortunately, it is not available on dvd.

A few other war movies I haven't seen listed above:

Twelve O'Clock High
Dr. Strangelove
Grave of the Fireflies
Old 02-20-05, 02:08 AM
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Johnny Got His Gun http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067277/
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All Quiet on the Western Front

its probably the best anti-war movie ive seen.
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How about these movies: War and Peace (very good story)
The Four Feathers,The Partiot (mel gibson) The Pianist (WWII),Lawrence of Arabia (The best film of the 60's for me) The Last Samurai, The Seven Samurai.....
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"A Walk In The Sun", "The Best Years Of Our Lives", "Destination Tokyo", "Bataan","Empire Of The Sun",
"They Were Expendable", "Mister Roberts", "Hangmen Also Die" - all WW II...

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Here's one not been mentioned so far:

Savior

IMDB page: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120070/

A fantastic film that really pulls no punches. Can't recommend this film enough. It's very grim and very moving.
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The Thin Red Line
Black Hawk Down
All Quiet on the Western Front
Paths of Glory
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Although it's already been mentioned, I got caught up watching The Great Escape on TCM the other night and was reminded how much I completely love this wonderful movie. While it's not a "battle" film, if you've never seen it, you owe it to yourself to do so.

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Born on the Fourth of July
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Casualties of War
When Trumpets Fade

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Moving to "Movie Talk" forum.

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Another vote for The Train. Paths of Glory, The Bridge on the River Kwai and The Dirty Dozen also top my list of recommendations.
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Black Hawk Down
Master & Commander
Force 10 from Navarone
The Eagle has Landed
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Platoon
Apocalypse Now
The Deer Hunter

These are my favorites.
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Well, all the war movies that came to my mind are already mentioned, but I'll throw "Gallipoli" in the fray as well.

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