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Old 10-05-06, 07:31 PM
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What are some good war movies?

I've been getting into war movies lately. Here are the ones I've seen so far:
  • Schindler's List
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Top Gun
  • Full Metal Jacket (one of my all-time favorite movies)
  • Men of Honor
  • A Few Good Men (LOVED this movie)
  • K-19: The Widowmaker
  • Private Benjamin (yes I know it's more of a comedy but just in case someone recommended it)

I have the following checked out from the library:
  • The Last Samurai
  • Born on the Fourth of July

And the following on request:
  • Black Hawk Down

I've had Band of Brothers recommended. Other than those, what are other recommendations?

Additionally, I've seen the following military-related movie(s):
  • Codebreakers (highly recommended)
  • G.I. Jane (which I loved)
Thanks!

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Apocalypse Now
Tigerland
Glory
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Old 10-05-06, 08:12 PM
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If you're looking for movies about WWI, these are all highly recommended:

* All Quiet on the Western Front
* Paths of Glory
* A Farewell to Arms (1932 version)
* The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
* Sergeant York (you'll need a VCR to view this though)

There's also Blackadder Goes Forth, which is part of the BBC comedy show Blackadder. The whole series is fantastic, but Forth deals with WWI specifically.

I'll also mention the Howard Hughes-directed Hell's Angels, which is actually fairly crappy and overlong, but the aerial battle sequences are worth seeing at least once.

Edit: there's also Grand Illusion. It's not so much about WWI than it is a story of friendship and society set against the backdrop of the war. Personally, I could never get into it, but it is generally considered one of the greatest movies ever made.

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Paths of Glory
The Killing Fields
The Battle of Algiers
Apocalypse Now
The Deer Hunter
Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War
Das Boot (uncut)
Lawrence of Arabia
Patton
Throne of Blood
Ran
Henry V (Branagh)
Downfall
All Quiet on the Western Front
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any reason why no one mentioned Band of Brothers? This is one of the greates war series ever
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Originally Posted by bikerfool
any reason why no one mentioned Band of Brothers?
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Originally Posted by GatorDeb
I've had Band of Brothers recommended. Other than those, what are other recommendations?
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We Were Soldiers
Gettysburg
Gods & Generals
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forgot the names but there was one about Navajo code talkers with Nick Cage and another one by terence malick some years back that i fell asleep in

The Longest Day - John Wayne
In the Army Now
Jarheads
Spartacus
Troy
Alexander
Hannibal - coming out next year i think
From Here to Eternity
Waterloo
The Day After
Red Storm Rising
Crimson Tide
Broken Arrow
The Patriot

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Joint Security Area - A Korean film in a similar vein to A Few Good Men, although I find it much more tragic and involving. I can look past the (limited) English in the film being phoenetically spoken, but some can't.

Dark Blue World - A Czech film about pilots who flee to England and join the RAF after Germany invades Czechoslovakia. Wonderful film, insultingly bad final scene. The SE is $6 at Deep Discount DVD and well worth it.

Snow Falling On Cedars - A courtroom drama (about a non-military incident) that has some wonderful WWII sequences involving both the war and the Japanese internment camps.

As far as submarine films go, I second the Das Boot recommendation. The Hunt For Red October is enjoyable. U-571 is vapid but fun, especially with a good surround sound system and subwoofer. All of them kick K-19's ass.
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Some good ones that haven't mentioned yet...

Bat21 (Nam)
Bravo Two Zero (GW1)
Dam Busters (WW2)
Desert Rats (WW2)
Devil's Brigade (WW2)
Eagle Has Landed (WW2)
Great Raid (WW2)
Hell in the Pacific (WW2)
Run Silent Run Deep (WW2)
Three Kings (GW1)
To End All Wars (WW2) - Prison movie based on a real story
Tuskegee Airmen (WW2)
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What constitutes a "war" movie? For my money, The Two Towers is an excellent war movie (the battle at Helms Deep is fantastic).

Along the same lines, I wouldn't consider A Few Good Men a "war" movie.
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The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

A Bridge Too Far (1977)

No Man's Land (2001)
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the battle of the bulge
where eagles dare

the one where medieval russians defeat the germans on the frozen lake and the germans throw babies into a bonfire
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Defintely watch Das Boot (subtitled version, uncut).

And a few more which cover all sorts of wars:

Tora! Tora! Tora!
The Longest Day
Starship Troopers
the new Battlestar Galatica pilot (and subsequent series)
Braveheart
The Patriot

By the way, I reread the original post and there isn't a question. Gatordeb, are you looking for our favorite war movies, or just random lists of movies about wars?
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The Thin Red Line
Lion Of The Desert
The Beast
Casualties Of War
Sahara (Bogart)
Empire Of The Sun
Guns Of Navarone
Boys In Company C
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During wartime but off the battlefield:

Hope and Glory (great movie)
Empire of the Sun
Fat Man & Little Boy

on the battlefield:

Wing and a Prayer
Memphis Belle
Battle of Britain
Halls of Montezuma
Guadalcanal Diary
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Prisoner of war movies.

The Great Escape
Stalag 17
Von Ryan's Express

All of them great movies.
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No love for Savior?

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

Damn fine film if you ask me!
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the one where medieval russians defeat the germans on the frozen lake and the germans throw babies into a bonfire
Alexander Nevsky (1938)
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Tae Guk Gi (The Brotherhood of War) and Talvisota (The Winter War).
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A Midnight Clear
Jacob's Ladder
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Originally Posted by Heat
Defintely watch Das Boot (subtitled version, uncut).

And a few more which cover all sorts of wars:

Tora! Tora! Tora!
The Longest Day
Starship Troopers
the new Battlestar Galatica pilot (and subsequent series)
Braveheart
The Patriot

By the way, I reread the original post and there isn't a question. Gatordeb, are you looking for our favorite war movies, or just random lists of movies about wars?
Some good ones

I guess war movie = movie with a war in it. And that's right, A Few Good Men wouldn't be a war movie, so I'd move that one to military-related. I like any movie that depicts military life, not just war, so I'd also be looking for recommendations for those (i.e. Codebreakers).
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Surprised that Peter Weir's Gallipoli hasn't been mentioned yet. It's a fantastic film that deals with Australia's entrance into World War I. Great final scene too.

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