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Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

Old 06-08-17, 01:36 AM
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Re: Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

I watched SAVING PRIVATE RYAN and STRIPES during Memorial Day weekend.

On D-Day(June 6th) I watched THE GREAT ESCAPE.
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Re: Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

Feeling in the mood for a bump since its practically the weekend. I always watch Saving Private Ryan and Top Gun memorial day weekend. I might throw in Black Hawk Down if I can.
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I just picked up A Few Good Men 4K. I might watch that on Monday.
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Starship Troopers, citizen....
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Re: Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

I often watch movies tied to holidays but Memorial Day has never been a big one for me.

Every Christmas I re-watch BoB. Although it covers a couple years I have more time around Christmas and Battle Of The Bulge is big in that one. June 6th usually SPR or Longest Day. Sept. 11 I'll watch World Trade Center. July 4th Independence Day.
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Re: Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

Originally Posted by Orbi-Wan Techno
Starship Troopers, citizen....
That would be different this weekend, I might consider watching it.
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Re: Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

Frankenheimer's The Manchurian Candidate (1962).
Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, Janet Leigh, Angela Lansbury
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Re: Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

I don't really go out of my way to watch anything in particular and I'm not really into most war films. I have to kind of be in the right mood.
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Iíll often put TCM on for a while. Iíve ran into a few gems there for either Memorial or Veterans Day:
Men in War
Attack!
The Search
Pride of The Marines
(Donít be misled by the title. Itís more like the Born/4th Of July of itís time)
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Born on the 4th of July is a good one. Probably one of my favorite patriotic films and also one of the better Oliver Stone films in my opinion.
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I usually listen to ďThe PacificĒ (HBO) soundtrack.
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Re: Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

I have Patriotís Day and Patriot Games queued up. Never saw Day, but heard it was good...
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Re: Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

I consider July 4 patriotic and Memorial Day more for reflection and remembrance.
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Re: Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

Originally Posted by OldBoy
I have Patriotís Day and Patriot Games queued up. Never saw Day, but heard it was good...
I thought it was good. Like every movie based on an actual event, the writers and director take artistic license for entertainment value. If they do it people bitch about the changes, if they don't, people bitch and say it's boring. In this case Wahlburg's character is a composite of several different characters so he shows up in numerous places throughout the film. I guess it was easier then to try and keep introducing new characters throughout.

Quite the murderous rampage those 2 assholes went on after the bombing.
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Re: Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

Originally Posted by Orbi-Wan Techno
Not a movie, but we started rewatching Band of Brothers....
I used to watch Band of Brothers around this time for a number of years. Strangely, I finally bought the BluRay a few Christmases ago and have never watched it since.
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Re: Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

Originally Posted by IDrinkMolson
Around the week of Memorial Day I've watched (according to my DVD Profiler)
Saving Pvt Ryan 12 of last 14 years
and
Black Hawk Down 10 of last 11 years

I mix in a few others from time to time.
Still keeping up with my yearly watch of SPR & BHD
Black Hawk Down 2007 - 2019 (except 2015)
Saving Private Ryan 2004 - 2020 (except 2005 & 2015)

Added
Dunkirk (2018 - 2020) Although the first one was in January
1917 will be added to my yearly Memorial Day watch.

So far this weekend I've watched: SPR; 1917; Stalag 17 and watching Dunkirk now.
I will get in Black Hawk Down in the next couple of days.

Thinking of watching some of these this weekend: Great Escape; Kelly's Heroes; Dirty Dozen; one or both Midway. Maybe Tora Tora Tora or Sands of Iwo Jima. Haven't watched those in a long time.
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Re: Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

I don’t know if I have a war movie in me this week. We’ll see...
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Re: Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

I tend to do date-related consumption of my media too. Not sure if I’ll have time since I work, but will likely try to get a war movie in tonight or tomorrow.
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Re: Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

I have not seen Born on the 4th of July in a couple of years but I don't want to watch it this week.

Maybe I will save that for the 4th of July weekend.
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Re: Do you watch anything patriotic on Memorial Day (US)?

well, i did this year. it was on, i'm a sucker for it every time and my movie of Memorial Day 2020 was An Officer and a Gentleman. yes, i get chills at the end and yes, i get a little teary eyed. idgaf. but tonight, The Hitcher.
Old 05-26-20, 01:52 PM
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Generally something war related. Watched the Emmerich version of Midway in 4K.
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This Memorial Day I watched a humorous WW2 movie, What Did You do in the War, Daddy?



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