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A list of war movies

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by KriegHund, Oct 14, 2005.

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  1. KriegHund

    KriegHund Member

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    I just did a search for this and ive come up with a list that looked good to me.

    Particularly they are WW2 related. Ive put em all on my blockbuster list.

    (some are war movies, but more of fighting)
    1. Kingdom of heaven (havent seen)
    2. Enemy at the gates (seen)
    3.Blackhawk Down (seen)
    4.Saints and Soldiers (havent seen)
    5.Falling Down (havent seen)
    6.Kill bill Vol 1 (i like this better) (seen)
    7.Hero (seen)
    8.House of flying daggers (seen)
    9.Cross of Iron (havent seen)
    10.The Beast (seen)
    11.Stalingrad (havent seen)
    12.Ambush (havent seen)
    13.Come and See (haevnt seen)
    14.Boondock Saints (seen)
    15.The lost battalion (just finished watching)
    16.Saving Private Ryan (seen)

    And thats all...
     
  2. Texshooter

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    "Kill Bill"????????????? I liked it but don't consider it a war movie.

    Loved many on your list but would add

    "A Midnight Clear"
    "Battle of the Bulge"
    "Guns of Navorone"
    "Castle Keep"
    "Red Sky at Morning" Homefront movie
    "Summer of 42" Homefront movie
    "Hanover Street"
    "12 O'Clock High"
    "1942" Gotta laugh sometime.
    "Platoon"
     
  3. Nimitz

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    whoa man are you leaving out some of the BEST...

    Midway
    Full Metal Jacket
    Behind Enemy Lines
    All Quiet On The Western Front
    Tora Tora Tora
    Band of Brothers (its a series but DAMN good)
    Platoon

    all i can think of...

    Chad
     
  4. earthworm

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    Patton
    Zulu
    Zulu Dawn
     
  5. Finch

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    Red Dawn - One of my favorite movies
    The Great Raid - Not on video yet, but an awesome movie..
     
  6. Cosmoline

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    BIG ditto on "Zulu"--one of the greatest war movies of all time

    Here some more:

    Thin Red Line (two versions--not for everyone)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120863/

    Ice Station Zebra (cool Cold War sub film)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063121/

    Rukajärven tie--"Ambush" (Finnish Continuation War film--very cool)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0162625/

    Talvisota--"Winter War" (Finnish Winter War epic--awesome)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098437/

    Taegukgi (Korean war epic from last year)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0386064/

    They Were Expendible (underrated Ford/Wayne flick from the end of WWII)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038160/

    The Sands of Iwo Jima (Well known Wayne flick, but good)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041841/

    To Hell and Back (Audie Murphy's bio pick)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048729/

    Guadalcanal Diary (good quality WWII period picture)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035957/

    The Four Feathers (NOT the recent version)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031334/

    Cross of Iron (Peckinpah's WWII flick, not for everyone)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074695/

    Das Boot
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082096/

    Kavkazskiy plennik "Prisoner of the Mountain" (the only film I know of about the Caucasus fighting)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116754/

    Gallipoli
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082432/

    The Lighthorsemen (the ANZAC boys during better times)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093416/

    Lawrence of Arabia (one of the all-time best)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056172/

    When Trumpets Fade (Heurtgen Forest battle, WWII)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0135706/

    Bataan (better than the more famous "Back to Bataan")
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035664/

    Raid on Entebbe (the legendary IDF assault)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076594/

    The Wind and the Lion (semi-fictional US intervention in North Africa)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073906/

    The Rough Riders (Milius' excellent TNT movie about the Cuban war)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118453/

    The Longest Day (flawed but still reqired viewing--some excellent scenes)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056197/

    Hamburger Hill (Vietnam war movie, good)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093137/

    Porkchop Hill (excellent Korean War film)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053183/

    Midway (flawed but interesting)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074899/

    The Big Red One (brutal 1980 WWII picture that's rarely discussed now)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0080437/

    In Harm's Way (flawed and disturbing Pacific Pearl Harbor film, but worth watching)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059309/

    The Sand Pebbles (awesome McQueen flick about the pre-WWII US patrol boats in China)
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060934/

    Uprising! (excellent film about the Warsaw Ghetto uprising in 1943)
    http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0250798/
     
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    What about Bridge on the River Kwai
    or Apocalypse Now
    or all those John Wayne flix?
     
  8. Black Majik

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    Heh.... "Falling Down," "Kill Bill", and "Hero" aren't really war movies. I dont really think House of Flying Daggers falls under a war movie either.

    "The Patriot"
    "Gettysburg"
     
  9. Darth Ruger

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    The Dawn Patrol (1938, Errol Flynn, pilots in WWI)
    Wings (1927 silent film, pilots in WWI, full of real aerial footage)
    The Hunley
    The Frogmen
    Run Silent, Run Deep
    Sahara (Bogart)
    A Walk in the Sun (WWII)
    O.S.S. (1946, agents infiltrate the Nazis, good spy stuff)
     
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    We Were Soldiers

    Yes, 'We Were Soldiers' was just another Vietnam movie but there is a scene during the heat of the battle where Sam Elliot, one of my favorite actors, the old gunny is standing there with his 1911 laying 'em down as they come at him from all sides. One handed, straight out.. turn aim and shoot.... After that there is the scene where he reafirms his own answer to before they went over about his need for carrying a rifle (M-16)... 'When he needs one there will be plenty around.'
     
  11. Janitor

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    I can't believe nobody's mentioned "A Bridge Too Far" yet.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075784/

    Not a great film, but an (imo) obvious one and certainly a classic worth seeing.
     
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    Tears of the Sun-excellent movie

    +1 on We Were Soldiers and Apocalypse Now...And, of sourse, Blackhawk Down
     
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    Das Boot - one of the best war movies of all time
    Patton - great performance by George C. Scott
    Band of Brothers - very good HBO miniseries

    Downfall (German title: Untergang) - recent movie about the last days in the Berlin Bunker. The guy who plays Hitler nails it so well it is creepy. Another "one of the best."

    On your original list that you have not seen, Stalingrad and Saints and Soldiers are both quite good.

    I really liked We Were Soldiers. It provides a great example of what leadership entails.

    The Battle of Britain - good air war movie. Unfortunately like a number of war movies it suffers from a "tacked on" romance story though it's not as bad in this movie as it is in some others (worst example: Pearl Harbor)

    For another historical period entirely, Master and Commander is worth watching (the original books by Patrick O'Brian are some of the finest books ever written).
     
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    How about Tour of Duty? It's, again, a series but it was a great Vietnam series.
     
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    Bravo Two Zero
    The Beast
    Tigerland
     
  16. Rob1035

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    Where Eagles Dare
    The Guns of Navarone
    Force 10 From Navarone
    The Green Berets
    We Were Soldiers
    Platoon
    Three Kings
    Navy SEALs (heh)
     
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    Battleground
    Thirty Seconds over Tokyo
    or any war film with Van Johnson, even "Go for Broke".


    Operation Crossbow
    The Longest Day (due to the scope of the presentation)
    The Great Escape
    Kelly's Heroes
    The Dirty Dozen

    Forgot to add
    John Paul Jones
     
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    Well here's one of my favorites:
    The longest day. The German subtiitles are extremely accurate.

    You also have The Purple Hearts.
    And for a quick laugh Kelly's Heroes :D

    All's quiet on the western front.
    Paths of Glory
     
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    "The Blue Max" w/George Peppard - WWI movie cluttered with love affair and politics, but utterly beautiful flying sequences that were not computer generated - really flown by pilots in restored Camels and Triplanes.
     
  21. Darth Ruger

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    ANZACS (Australia/New Zealand Army Corps fighting from Galipolli in 1915, then in the trenches in France, until the end of the war in 1918, starring Paul Hogan before he became famous as Crocodile Dundee, one of the best Australian war films ever made)
     
  22. belton-deer-hunter

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    may not be movies but

    well 1. not really a movie but "black sheep squadron"
    2. brave heart is awar movie technicly
    3. "gods and generals" ok movie if you have the time to watch it civil war film shows great southern heratiage
     
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    Two more fairly unknowns: When Trumpets Fade c.1998, WWll (Hurtgen Forest 1944) and Tigerland c.2001, a platoon of new recruits training for shipment to Vietnam.
     
  24. Mad Man

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    Hardly inclusive, but here's a start:

    Band of Brothers: http://imdb.com/title/tt0185906/


    Battlestar Galactica (the 2003 miniseries): http://imdb.com/title/tt0314979/

    This is not just good science fiction, but also a good war movie in its own right.

    Definitely not the Battlestar Galactica some of us grew up with in the late 1970s.


    The Beast: http://imdb.com/title/tt0094716/

    It's sad that Rambo III made $54 million, while this only made $161 thousand. Both movies came out in the summer of 1988, and took place in Afghanistan.


    Bravo Two Zero: http://imdb.com/title/tt0120617/

    Based on Andy McNab's non-fiction book about his patrol's mission in Iraq.


    Dark Blue World: http://imdb.com/title/tt0244479/

    When Czechoslovakia was occupied by the Nazis in 1939, the pilots of the Czechoslovak air force went to fly for the British Royal Air Force. Upon returning home after the war, they were imprisoned by the new Communist government, because they had been "infected with the ideals of democracy."

    If you do see this, keep in mind that it's being told as a flashback -- one of the characters is relating his experiences while he's in prison. This is quickly explained, but might be slightly confusing to non-Czech speakers. The movie is in both Czech (with sub-titles) and English; the actors speak both languages in the film.

    A web page that explains the historical background of this movie can be found at http://sorry.vse.cz/~xuchj02/DarkBlue/main.shtml

    Trailers available at http://darkblueworld.com/film/trailer/index.htm


    Das Boot: http://imdb.com/title/tt0082096/


    The Lost Battalion: http://imdb.com/title/tt0287535/


    UPDATE: 32 posts, and nobody has mentioned Star Wars?
     
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  25. armedcitizen

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    Haven't seen these mentioned yet:

    Gardens of Stone--about the Old Guard during Vietnam
    The Odd Angry Shot--Aussie troops in Vietnam


    A couple with Gene Hackman:

    BAT 21
    Crimson Tide

    Cromwell with Richard Harris is a great period piece about the English civil war and Oliver Cromwell's rise to power.
     
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