Favorite War Movies

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Favorite War Movies

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Alright Gents, what are your favorite war movies? Mine are:

Revolutionary: Drums Along The Mohawk

Civil War: Gods and Generals

Cavalry: She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

WWI: Sergeant York

WWII: Battleground

Korean: Bridge at Toko Ri

Vietnam: The Green Berets


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Well since I was airborne, airborne and airmobile figure prominently in my favs. I just identify more with air deliverable units.

Vietnam: We were Soldiers

WW2: The Longest Day

American Revolution: The Patriot

Korea: Pork Chop Hill

Scottish Fight for Independence: Braveheart

You didn't ask, but my all time favorite war series (WW2 historical story type, not purely historical) is Band of Brothers. For historical WW2 series I can't pick between World at War and Victory at Sea.

Edit: I forgot 12:00 High and Objective Burma.
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Patton

Apocalypse Now
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Where Eagles Dare

Apocalypse Now

You guys have better memories than I do, or, you've done a lot of research. These were just off the top of my head, according to how much I enjoyed watching them.

I also enjoyed the RVN sequence in Forrest Gump.

Oh, and also The Guns of Navarone.
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Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
They Were Expendable
The Great Escape
Battleground
The Longest Day
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Sink the Bismarck
The Dam Busters
The Andersonville Trial (TV)
Fail Safe
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bridge on the river kwai with alec guiness....lost patrol with boris karloff....das boot.......
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The Enemy Below with Robert Mitchum and Kurt Jurgens.
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Some gtreat movies above (especially A Mouse That Roared), I'll add:

Zulu
A Bridge Too Far
Dr. Strangelove
Band of Brothers (not a movie, but...)
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I can't believe I forgot Kelly's Heroes! #-o
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Thalay Sagar wrote:I can't believe I forgot Kelly's Heroes! #-o
+1! Can't believe I forgot The Dirty Dozen (who cried when Jim Brown got shot?)! And Inglorious Basterds.
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I totally believe I forgot "Downfall" ("Der Untergang") with the brilliant Bruno Ganz.
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Many but not all of mine have already been mentioned - in no particular order:

Dam Busters
A Bridge Too Far
Bridge on the River Kwai
The Longest Day
The Great Escape
Hornet's Nest
Dirty Dozen
Guns of Navarone
Force 10 From Navarone
Where Eagles Dare (love the Allistair McLean books to movies)

But I also thoroughly enjoy The Battle of Britain -- and still watch it frequently.

I will add one other that isn't really a war movie per-se -- but I think it falls within the bounds of what we are talking about -- Dr. Strangelove -- the scenes with Peter Sellers and George C. Scott in the war room are classic.

Probably others as well -- I just can't recall them all at this point in time.
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Great movies, men. Keep 'em coming.

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Nothing better than the house to oneself and a good old war movie on to enjoy. The better half was out of town when Band of Brothers came out on DVD, I bought the set and for the next two evenings I had the place to myself and watched the entire series.

So many favorites in the gendre hard to list but let's just say I have seen and like many.
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A young male family member came to me( I'm the only vet in my family) about enlisting with all the innosense and enthusiasm every generation goes through.
I had him watch two movies:
ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT
JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN
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Basically, all of the above, but I'll add the Military Channel.

I work with a guy that recently joined the Army Reserve. One day he told me he had a twinge of regret and wished he had joined the Naval Reserve so he could do what I did when I was in the Navy. I was a gunner on PBR's in the Mekong and used a mini gun and M60 extensively. We specialized in the insertion and extraction of SEAL Teams. I looked at him and said "Are you fuc.... nuts?!!"
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