What is your favorite war movie?

911

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Location
USA
"Behind Enemy Lines"
"Full Metal Jacket"
"Run Silent, Run Deep"
 

Autumn

Member
Location
Boston
Many years ago my dad took the whole family to see Patton because he served under General Patton in World War 2...I don't remember anything about the movie, but I remember my dad's reverence for the man and the pride he took in his service. 50 years later, I can still remember how proud we all were of him that day...
 

win231

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Location
CA
I did like "Full Metal Jacket."
I don't like anyone who abuses their authority, so you can imagine how I clapped & cheered when that bullied GI delivered .308 Cal. justice:
 

wcwbf

Member
"The Great Escape"... Steve McQueen on a motorcycle... James Garner (super handsome)... Donald Pleasence (i was "blind" like that).

"The Dirty Dozen"

"Bridge Over the River Kwai"
 

wcwbf

Member
I did like "Full Metal Jacket."
I don't like anyone who abuses their authority, so you can imagine how I clapped & cheered when that bullied GI delivered .308 Cal. justice:
my ex did a tour in Viet Nam. he never watched this movie. was afraid it would be just like what he experienced.
 

ManjaroKDE

Member
I did like "Full Metal Jacket."
I don't like anyone who abuses their authority, so you can imagine how I clapped & cheered when that bullied GI delivered .308 Cal. justice:
Served non-combat during VietNam, BIL was in Marines, washed out of DI school telling me he couldn't treat people like they wanted.
 
Saving Private Ryan, Gettysburg, Twelve O'Clock High, Memphis Belle, Band of Brothers, The Longest Day, Thirty Seconds over Tokyo, The Tuskegee Airmen, The War Lover, Patton, Pearl Harbor, Run SIlent, Run Deep, Glory, Dunkirk, The Big Red One, Schindler's List, etc. Also Judgment at Nuremberg (not exactly a war movie, but about the aftermath and very powerful).

I'm a history buff; I've always been interested in the American Civil War and WWII, and have in recent years ventured forth into WWI.
 

Lewkat

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Location
New Jersey, USA
Definitely, The Longest Day. There were so many and some so sloppily done, but Saving Private Ryan was another well done movie.

For mini series, Winds of War and Band of Brothers take top tier.

Patton was well acted, but a tad overdone. Apocalypse now was based on Conrad's Heart of Darkness. I don't like Brando's form of acting, so other than the good job done by Martin Sheen that one left me cold. I already knew the story from having read Conrad.
 

Lewkat

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Location
New Jersey, USA
VASTLY underrated films.
Empire of the sun (already listed)
Paths of glory execution of their own troops (French) due to munity
Breaker MORANT (sp) aussie film, boar war executed by firing squad for war crime (innocent, but public outcry, army had to do something0

Cannot recall title, Frank Sinatra was in it, Brief scene of American firing
squad executing G.I.'S FOR crimes against civilians in paris in
ww ii.
As firing squad was doing 'their duty'
Silent Night was played on sound track
I loved Empire of the Sun. Good movie.
 

john danson

New Member
12 O'clock High, with Gregory Peck.It was based on real events in the early days of the war when American crews had to fly daylight missions over Europe without fighter escorts and took heavy losses.He summed up the grim reality of what they faced by telling his men to "stop making plans,consider yourself already dead."Plus it was filmed in 1949,so all the planes, uniforms etc. were left over from the war and the mannerisms and speech was true to that era.
 

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