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Compilation of good war movies

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  1. Big J of Calif

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    All good movies

    I would add
    Heart Break Ridge to the list
     
  2. deerslayer79

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    I have seen almost all of the ones mentioned and love them all but don't forget enemy at the gates and apocalypse now redux,and tears of the sun.
     
  3. BenjaminR

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    Gettysburg
    Tears of the Sun
    Patton

    I also like a lot of the other movies mentioned.
     
  4. RNB65

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    Here'a few to add to the list if they're not already there:

    The Civil War: A film by Ken Burns
    Patton
    Blackhawk Down
    Saving Private Ryan
    Schlinder's List
    Kelly's Heroes
    Letters from Iwo Jima
    The Killing Fields
    Paths of Glory
    The African Queen

    Not all of them are war movies in the traditional sense but, instead, have war as a backdrop. But damn they're good.
     
  5. VirgilCaine

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    All Quiet on the Western Front
    We Were Soldiers

    The Manchurian Candidate
    Three Days of the Condor
    Telefon

    Red Dawn
    Soldier

    (Hey, you didn't say which war :D )
     
  6. Alexfubar

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    here's Two I thought would be at the top of the list :

    Where Eagles Dare. - Clint Eastwood plays a Ranger w/ a suitcase full of dynamite and Richard Burton the English Military intel man who invade a German held castle. Very twisty spy story amid all the ****e blowing up.

    The Cross of Iron - James Coburn as a very professional non political german NCO vs. the Russians , and his own officers.
     
  7. hrgrisso

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    Movies Man

    I'll try not to include movies already suggested.

    I was very suprised to NOT see

    The Great Escape (cmon steve freaking mcqueen with a motorcycle?)
    Seven Samurai (not quite a war but maybe close enough?) wait for the rain...
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Spartacus
    Gladiator :what: (warlike?) "ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED?!"

    and last but not least, right next to Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers as my Favorite WW2 Movie and it's a lot older!

    Night of the Fox:
    a made for TV movie about a sort of spy in Jersey during WWII. Long but very good.
     
  8. Threeband

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    Glory
    Zulu (scrupulously accurate)
    Master and Commander
    The Crossing (Made for tv; one clunky line by Washington)
    Lost Patrol (lots of '17 Enfields!)
    All Quiet on the Western Front (the original 1930's version)
    There's a good one about Attila the Hun that's run on the History Channel sometimes.
     
  9. treebeard

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    STALINGRAD
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    Now that's a good movie!!!
     
  10. brentwal

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    Battleground
     
  11. mp510

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    Bravo Two Zero
     
  12. F4GIB

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    Meg Ryan in Courage Under Fire.
    In essence she plays three roles as the story unfolds. She is marvelous in each.

    Also an early Australian film: Attack Force Z
     
  13. 7ranquilcitizen

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    When you guys are referring to "The Lost Patrol" do you guys mean "The Lost Battalion"? That is the only one I think that A&E made; good movie. Also there is two versions of Sahara, the one with Belushi was the first one I watched but I must say I liked the 1943 Humphrey Bogart version more.

    The Battle of Algiers - Good movie for a oldie.

    The Best Years of our Lives - A view of WWII vets after the war. No action but good acting.

    Empire of The Sun - a bit hard to sit through at times but the scene with "P-51 CADILLAC OF THE SKY!! HORSE POWER!!" and the look on Christian Bales face at the end when reunite were worth it.

    Heartbreak Ridge - might not belong here for some but I loved seeing Clint as a marine.

    A Midnight Clear - when the patrol comes across a German and allied soldier frozen in a standing fighting position was a good scene.

    Taegukgi (The Brotherhood of War) was a recent Korean movie on the Korean war that I thought was pretty good. Fake at times and the ending was ehhh on realism but there is a lot less movies about the Korean war to pick from.

    Also anybody seen the 2005 Yamato? Having a hard time finding this one in stores.
     
  14. MrDig

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    Gardens of Stone, Hamburger Hill, The Big Red One, Kelley's Heros, Catch 22, M.A.S.H., Patton, Enemy At the Gates.........
    Wind Talkers was O'k but really missed in a lot of respects IMHO.
     
  15. Daemon688

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    Saving Private Ryan
    Black Hawk Down
    Der Untergang
    Stalingrad
    Patton
    Full Metal Jacket
    Kingdom of Heaven (the crusades count, right?)
     
  16. TimboKhan

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    First off, if you haven't seen "The Great Raid", you should. It is very well done, and very interesting.

    Secondly, I also vote for Sands of Iwo Jima.

    Thirdly, I knew that jackass that was portrayed in Jarhead. I really, really can't express my true feelings about that book or that movie without using a lot of words that start with F, but suffice it to say that I am not a fan. That movie is packed with lies, from beginning to end. Rockstar.esq went to see it with me in the theatre, and he will tell you that I was purple with rage by the time we left. "Swoff" is nothing more than a low-life, barracks lawyer who was and is bitter because things got hard. If he put half the energy into being a Marine that he did into whining, he would have been a pretty good Marine. I really, really, really don't like that guy.
     
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  17. Stretchman

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    Go tell the Spartans - Made in 78, about early Nam, 64...

    Uncommon Valor - Nam

    When Trumpets Fade - WWII

    Others...

    B-17 - Old wwII aviation movie

    12 O'Clock High - WWII

    The Dam Busters - WWII

    The Dirty Dozen - WWII

    They were Expendable - WWII

    Sniper - Panama

    Stretch
    Quit cigs 1M 2D 21h 29m ago. So far saved $203.37, 1,355 cigs not smoked and counting ...
     
  18. Cuda

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    Gunga Din
    Where Eagles Dare
    Patton
    To Hell and Back
    Flying Leathernecks
    Full Metal Jacket
    The Longest Day
    Battle of the Bulge
    Tora Tora Tora
    The Enemy Below
    They Were Expendable
    Midway

    Just to name a few

    C
     
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    A Walk in the sun
    1941
     
  20. IronAge

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    wow,so many good movies listed...

    Really brings back memories...

    how about...Ice Station Zebra

    The Eiger Sanction

    Boys from Brazil...war related?

    I love the cold war stuff and the spy stories from that time.

    the Bourne movies are great too.

    Personal faves:The Big Red One,Midway,Tora x3,Band of Brothers.Patton(my hero),Pvt Ryan,any Kurosawa movie,A Bridge too Far,Kellys Heroes,Catch-22,The Longest Day,Platoon,FMJ,...Heck,I'll watch any war movie,unless it has Sean Penn in it.Master and Commander was awesome,but then again,I thought "starship troopers"was too;)
     
  21. Campusninja

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    From my personal collection-

    Ambush
    Das Boot
    DownFall
    Enemy at the Gates
    Tears of the Sun
    Savior
    Shot thru the Heart
    The Pianist
    Schindlers List
    Saving Private Ryan
    Master and Commander
    The Geat Raid
    Stalingrad
    Saints and Soliders


    Just to name a few..........
     
  22. daysleeprx

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    the Battle of Britain!
     
  23. IronAge

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    ha!

    I bought "battle of Britain" on vhs at the thrift store for 25 cents!Its awesome!
     
  24. Oleg Volk

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    Thunder Gates is available on-line. A little too much propaganda, but well-done anyway. More gritty than most war films, with very engrossing depictions of infantry combat.
     
  25. IronAge

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    hey mr. Volk

    great site man!,I was turned on to your "a human right" web site some time back and always refer women,new shooters etc to it...great posters and love the photos....I think thats your site,anywho..thanks a bunch...Ironage
     
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