Favorite War Movies

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Favorite War Movies

Post by Chaps » Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:35 pm

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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Post by ShadowsDad » Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:00 pm

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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Post by Kyle76 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:06 pm

Patton

Apocalypse Now
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Post by brothers » Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:19 pm

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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Post by rsp1202 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:05 pm

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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Dr. Strangelove
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Post by malocchio » Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:14 pm

bridge on the river kwai with alec guiness....lost patrol with boris karloff....das boot.......

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Post by Redrako » Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:45 pm

The Enemy Below with Robert Mitchum and Kurt Jurgens.

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Post by KAV » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:03 pm

THE MOUSE THAT ROARED

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Post by Thalay Sagar » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:11 am

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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Post by Thalay Sagar » Sun Apr 01, 2012 4:15 am

I can't believe I forgot Kelly's Heroes! #-o
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Post by Kyle76 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 6:53 am

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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Post by rsp1202 » Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:08 am

I totally believe I forgot "Downfall" ("Der Untergang") with the brilliant Bruno Ganz.
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Post by jww » Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:10 am

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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Post by Chaps » Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:05 am

Great movies, men. Keep 'em coming.

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Post by Velomane » Sun Apr 01, 2012 8:06 am

Full Metal Jacket

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Post by gsgo » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:22 am

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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Post by KAV » Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:46 am

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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Post by desertbadger » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:22 am

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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