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Old 08-28-05, 09:18 PM
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best war movies?

i have been watching war movies lately and i am wondering what ones i have missed.

ive seen

black hawk down
platoon
saving private ryan
we were soldiers
braveheart
troy

and some other ones that i dont remeber right now.

i was going to rent full metal jacket tonight but blockbuster didnt have it so i rented tigerland.


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ive also seen

band of brothers
the patriot
enemy at the gates
schindlers list
pearl harbor

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Old 08-28-05, 09:24 PM
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Here are some of my favorites that it doesn't look like you've seen:

Full Metal Jacket
Apocalypse Now
Glory
Patton
Paths of Glory
The Thin Red Line
Old 08-28-05, 09:28 PM
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the original All Quiet on the Western Front is probably my favorite.
Old 08-28-05, 09:40 PM
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The Deer Hunter if you want to be really depressed
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I haven't had a chance to rent it, but Downfall is supposed to be very good.
Old 08-29-05, 01:36 AM
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some other movies i can think of off the top of my head are:
The Great Escape - great movie
memphis belle - i havnt seen in years but i liked it as a kid
wind talkers
tears of the sun
We Were Soldiers
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My two faves are The Great Escape and Das Boot. Battle of the Bulge is also REALLY fun, though not too historically accurate from what I hear.
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my favorite is Cross of Iron
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As of late : The Great Raid
Old 08-29-05, 05:46 AM
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Hell in the Pacific
Das Boot
The Dirty Dozen
The Longest Day
A Bridge too Far

And in honor of the $9.99 Superbit thread:
The Guns of Navarone

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Old 08-29-05, 07:28 AM
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Not necessarily a war movie, but set during ww2 @ Los Alamos and shows the scientists racing to make the atom bomb--- Fat man & Little boy
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Full Metal Jacket is a must see for war movie fans. Platoon received raved, and critically acclaimed reviews, which in my opinion, Platoon was highly overrated.
Full Metal Jacket is a much better movie than Platoon. Stanley Kubrick's: FMJ war adaptation is very emotionally powerful, and realistic.

Another recommendation of mine would be, Casualties of War, starring Michael J. Fox, and Sean Penn. Both of these movies are exceptionally good.
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Originally Posted by JMLEWIS1
The Deer Hunter if you want to be really depressed
If the director: Michael Cimino ever decide to edit the boring, overlong twelve minute wedding scene during the first quarter of the film, than the movie probably will be more interesting.
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Full Metal Jacket is probably my favorite war movie of all time.
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THE THIN RED LINE

also:
All Quiet On the Western Front
Das Boot
Paths of Glory
Full Metal Jacket
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Das Boot would be my favorite war movie but if you include Band of Brothers then that would be tops for me.
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Coincidently, I threw in Full Metal Jacket last night. I hadn't seen it in over 10 years. It is an exceptionally good movie. Check it out.
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Some of my favorites:

Bridge on the River Kwai
Patton
The Great Escape
Das Boot
Full Metal Jacket
Apocalypse Now
The Hunt for Red October (Cold War)
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You guys are all wrong. The best war movie is STAR WARS!
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the best battles of all time took place in

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I also thought Platoon was over-rated too.

My list would include:

Saving Private Ryan
Black Hawk Down
Apocalypse Now
Paths of Glory
Full Metal Jacket
Zulu
Bridge on the River Kwai
Das Boot
Patton
We Were Soldiers
Waterloo
Braveheart
Casualties of War
A Bridge Too Far
Troy
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Does Casablanca count?

I'll also add:
The Killing Fields
Spartacus
Empire Of the Sun

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