Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Movie Talk
Reload this Page >

Top 5 History War Films ?

Movie Talk A Discussion area for everything movie related including films In The Theaters

Top 5 History War Films ?

Old 10-13-10, 04:35 AM
  #1  
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Norway
Posts: 4
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Top 5 History War Films ?

I am an insane fan of history war films..

List your top 5 history war movies,

My favorite historic war films are:

The Patriot
Kingdom Of Heaven
Spartacus
The PathFinder
BraveHeart

Last edited by traglee; 10-13-10 at 05:23 AM. Reason: confusing title..
Old 10-13-10, 04:40 AM
  #2  
DVD Talk Legend
 
The Valeyard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Building attractions one theme park at a time.
Posts: 10,612
Received 5 Likes on 3 Posts
re: Top 5 History War Films ?

Shouldn't the title of the thread be "Favorite History War Films" or "Top 5 History War Films"? Not "Favorite Film?" I came in here ready to post my favorite film, which isn't a war film. Tho it was made before World War II. Does that count?
Old 10-13-10, 05:20 AM
  #3  
Banned
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Norway
Posts: 4
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
re: Top 5 History War Films ?

Okay! It is part of history too..you can actually post it..okay i will edit the title of the thread..
Old 10-13-10, 07:54 AM
  #4  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Denton, TX
Posts: 3,542
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Top 5 History War Films ?

Platoon
The Patriot
Saving Private Ryan
To Hell and Back
Casualties of War
Old 10-13-10, 08:29 AM
  #5  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
cruzness's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Home of the UF Gators and Nat'l Championships, Gainesville, FL
Posts: 7,864
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Top 5 History War Films ?

Bridge on the River Kwai - end the thread now
Tora Tora Tora
Saving Private Ryan
The Patriot
Patton
Old 10-13-10, 09:00 AM
  #6  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
sauce07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Centreville, VA
Posts: 6,465
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Top 5 History War Films ?

Bridge on the River Kwai
Apocalypse Now
Apocalypto
The Thin Red Line
Paths of Glory
Old 10-13-10, 09:05 AM
  #7  
DVD Talk Hero
 
inri222's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 47,475
Likes: 0
Received 6 Likes on 6 Posts
Re: Top 5 History War Films ?

The Battle of Algiers
Alexander Nevsky
Napoleon
Come & See
Das Boot
Old 10-13-10, 11:55 AM
  #8  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 5,393
Received 6 Likes on 2 Posts
Re: Top 5 History War Films ?

Those of you listing The Patriot don't know your history very well.

- The Passion of Joan of Arc
- Das Boot
- Patton
- Tora! Tora! Tora!
- The Final Countdown
Old 10-13-10, 12:04 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Ash Ketchum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 11,755
Received 9 Likes on 8 Posts
Re: Top 5 History War Films ?

El Cid (1961) (Spain vs. the Moors) Dir.: Anthony Mann
The Vikings (1958) (Vikings vs. England) Dir.: Richard Fleischer
The Longest Day (1962) (WWII) Directors: Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki, Ken Annakin
Attack! (1956) (WWII) Dir.: Robert Aldrich
The Steel Helmet (1951) (Korea) Dir.: Sam Fuller

Last edited by Ash Ketchum; 10-13-10 at 12:55 PM.
Old 10-13-10, 12:12 PM
  #10  
Inane Thread Master, 2018 TOTY
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 38,464
Likes: 0
Received 11 Likes on 11 Posts
Re: Top 5 History War Films ?

Originally Posted by printerati View Post
Those of you listing The Patriot don't know your history very well.
i was thinking exactly that. even Braveheart is a stretch.
Old 10-13-10, 12:29 PM
  #11  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Conducting miss-aisle drills and listening to their rock n roll
Posts: 18,321
Received 20 Likes on 17 Posts
Re: Top 5 History War Films ?

Is The Pathfinder historically based?
Old 10-13-10, 12:30 PM
  #12  
Moderator
 
Groucho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 70,880
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Top 5 History War Films ?

Starship Troopers
Old 10-13-10, 12:32 PM
  #13  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Hokeyboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 19,104
Received 13 Likes on 10 Posts
Re: Top 5 History War Films ?

I love history war films; geometry war films, on the other hand, are teh poo.
Old 10-13-10, 12:43 PM
  #14  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 869
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Top 5 History War Films ?

Originally Posted by printerati View Post
Those of you listing The Patriot don't know your history very well.

- The Passion of Joan of Arc
- Das Boot
- Patton
- Tora! Tora! Tora!
- The Final Countdown
lol i was about to say that.

i liked how Mel Gibson directs himself plowing down hundreds of enemies single-handedly, when the actual records show that the most kills from a single Revolutionary soldier was something like.. 5 or 6.

i would, however, put The Gangs of New York on my list, even though the only "war" scene depicted at the beginning was falsified heavily. you see hundreds get slaughtered and killed, whereas the records detail that only 2 people actually died in the fight. haha.
Old 10-13-10, 12:45 PM
  #15  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: PA
Posts: 1,406
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Top 5 History War Films ?

Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum View Post
El Cid (1961) (Spain vs. the Moors) Dir.: Anthony Mann
The Vikings (1958) (Vikings vs. England) Dir.: Richard Fleischer
The Longest Day (1962) (WWII) Directors: Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki, Ken Annakin
The Steel Helmet (1951) (WWII) Dir.: Sam Fuller
Attack! (1956) (WWII) Dir.: Robert Aldrich
Wasn't The Steel Helmet about Korea?
Old 10-13-10, 12:48 PM
  #16  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Conducting miss-aisle drills and listening to their rock n roll
Posts: 18,321
Received 20 Likes on 17 Posts
Re: Top 5 History War Films ?

I've seen a lot of war films, some are great, like Paths of Glory, Thin Red Line, etc. But I generally prefer films that take place within the context of a war but aren't about combat. Like Cantebury Tale, Mrs. Miniver, The Best Years of our Lives, When Willie Comes Marching Home, Grand Illusion, Bridge on the River Kwai.
Old 10-13-10, 12:51 PM
  #17  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Sean O'Hara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Vichy America
Posts: 13,535
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Top 5 History War Films ?

All Quiet on the Western Front (original)
Paths of Glory
Sergeant York
Full Metal Jacket
They Were Expendable
Old 10-13-10, 12:55 PM
  #18  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Ash Ketchum's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 11,755
Received 9 Likes on 8 Posts
Re: Top 5 History War Films ?

Originally Posted by big e View Post
Wasn't The Steel Helmet about Korea?
Oops, you're right! Fixed it, thanks.
Old 10-13-10, 01:20 PM
  #19  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Posts: 6,086
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Top 5 History War Films ?

Paths Of Glory
Full Metal Jacket
Dr. Strangelove
Barry Lyndon
Inglourious Basterds
Old 10-13-10, 01:27 PM
  #20  
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Lateralus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Valley of Megiddo
Posts: 9,569
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Top 5 History War Films ?

I study history a lot and I already know these films are way off base, so I don't want to hear any shit.

300
The Patriot
Braveheart
Gladiator
Platoon

I also really liked Inglourious Basterds, but even for me that movie was way off base; way, way off base.
Old 10-13-10, 01:47 PM
  #21  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Dr Mabuse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: 75 clicks above the Do Lung bridge...
Posts: 18,950
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Top 5 History War Films ?

Old 10-13-10, 01:47 PM
  #22  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Hokeyboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Posts: 19,104
Received 13 Likes on 10 Posts
Re: Top 5 History War Films ?

Paths of Glory
Lawrence of Arabia
Apocalypse Now
Grand Illusion
Bridge on the River Kwai
Old 10-13-10, 01:48 PM
  #23  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
fumanstan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 55,344
Likes: 0
Received 9 Likes on 1 Post
Re: Top 5 History War Films ?

Inglorious Basterds taught me everything I need to know about the war.
Old 10-13-10, 01:53 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Traxan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 2,295
Likes: 0
Received 4 Likes on 3 Posts
Re: Top 5 History War Films ?

Seriously, "Pathfinder?"

1) Master & Commander
2) The Longest Day
3) Saving Private Ryan
4) Schindler's List
5) Full Metal Jacket
Old 10-13-10, 02:05 PM
  #25  
DVD Talk Hero
 
inri222's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 47,475
Likes: 0
Received 6 Likes on 6 Posts
Re: Top 5 History War Films ?

Originally Posted by fumanstan View Post
Inglorious Basterds taught me everything I need to know about the war.

For me it was this :


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.