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Old 09-21-05, 10:21 PM
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By the way, are there any good Japanese WWII movies? The Germans have made Das Boot and Stalingrad.
It's animated, but Grave of the Fireflies is made from the Japanese perspective of WWII. Very powerful film.
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Another nod for Downfall/Der Undertag. Just finished watching it. Absolutely phenomenal.
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Band of Brothers without a doubt!!

I'm now on my second run of it. Looking for other great WWII movies.
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Originally Posted by tbird2340
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Band of Brothers without a doubt!!

I'm now on my second run of it. Looking for other great WWII movies.
Yeah, I've flipped by it being played on the History Channel in the last couple of days and it's gotten me in the mood to pop in the DVDs. It's a truly phenomenal miniseries.
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The Big Red One
The Longest Day
The Dirty Dozen
The Great Escape
Band of Brothers
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For me I'd have to say "The Big Red One". I saw that as a child and even though I heard about the camps, seeing it in this film has made a lasting impact.
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Schindler's List
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Grave of the Fireflies
Tora! Tora! Tora!
The Longest Day
Das Boot
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Band of Brothers definitely. Anymore news on Spielberg and Hanks miniseries they were supposed to do based on the Pacific Theater?
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In spite of the great films he made prior to them (Duel, Jaws, E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark, etc.), I think Steven Spielberg is going to rightfully be remembered for the tremendous job he's done in filmically memorializing the WWII era. Empire of the Sun, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan and the work he didn't direct but did shepard very heavily, Band of Brothers. Those four are among my ten favorite WWII films, with Saving Private Ryan being my favorite.

I think The Big Red One has benefitted the most recently with the release of the expanded director's cut of the film. To me it's gone from what felt like a really good TV movie to a very fine film of real depth and excentricity and characterization. You can see and more importantly feel the insanity and deep passion of the original source Samuel Fuller book now.
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From your list I would choose Patton. I would also mention:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/630...-4103866?n=130

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&s=dvd
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My favorite WWII film from an Australian POV: Attack Force Z starring Mel Gibson and Sam Neill. I love this movie and it drives me a little mad that it still hasn't had a US release.
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Saving Private Ryan

The Big Red One

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