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View Poll Results: Best War movie of the 90's
The Thin Red Line 6 14.63%
Saving Private Ryan 22 53.66%
Other 13 31.71%
Voters: 41. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-06-2011, 10:31 AM
 
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Another vote for Stalingrad, then Thin Red Line.
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:50 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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SAving Private Ryan was my fav war movie. I also liked "Behind The Enemy Lines". It was pretty good.

Does anyone know about a foreign movie involving two friends or neighbors(not sure ?) who were Serb and Bosnian and eventually ended up as snipers and one had to kill the other or something. I saw it being mentioned on tv one time, but i never got to see the movie since i forgot the title. It dealt with the Bosnian-Serb war during the mid 90s.
The only film that could fit that description that I know of is "No Man's Land" which is an excellent Dark Comedy-Drama set during the war in Bosnia. Funny and touching at the same time and a great movie. Filmed in 2001 I think. It shows perfectly the total stupidity and futility of war.


No Man's Land - Trailer | Fabrica
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:34 AM
 
Location: England
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My wife's late father was a soldier in the British Army in the second world war. He was
a quiet man, not one for talking about his war time experiences. I knew he'd been
badly injured, and had spent a long time in hospital, but not a lot more. When Saving
Private Ryan came out on video, I got a copy of it to show him. I'd already seen it at
the cinema, so I knew what to expect. We watched it together, and he did'nt speak
till the end. He said it was the nearest thing he'd ever seen to the reality of war. The
noise, the fear, and the losing of good friends, sometimes very suddenly. Later on that
day he told me a few things he'd experienced, it moved me greatly at his opening out
to me what he went through. It took this film for this to happen, so just for that I think
it's the greatest war film of the 90s and before.
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Old 07-09-2011, 04:15 AM
 
Location: India
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Saving Private Ryan is best war movie. It is my most favorite war movie. Thanks for this movie trailer.
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Old 07-09-2011, 10:04 AM
 
Location: 60630
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I saw Saving Private Ryan at an US -Army base in Germany in 1999. Really really good movie but cannot watch it again. Make me sick to my stomach. Maybe it is just too real for me.
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Old 07-10-2011, 10:33 AM
 
Location: The Midst of Insanity
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The only film that could fit that description that I know of is "No Man's Land" which is an excellent Dark Comedy-Drama set during the war in Bosnia. Funny and touching at the same time and a great movie. Filmed in 2001 I think. It shows perfectly the total stupidity and futility of war.


No Man's Land - Trailer | Fabrica
Excellent film, I forgot about that one.

Wish I could rep you...
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Old 07-11-2011, 10:55 AM
 
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So my brother in law who went to school for some type of movie/film degree argued with me about A Thin Red Line. He said if you don;t understand what you are watching then he could see how most people would hate it. He also went on to say that I probably hated The New World because it was the same director to which I promptly replied yes.

I dont know if his point is valid but i still hate the movie :P
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Old 07-29-2011, 05:24 AM
 
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For me, its Saving Private Ryan. Having been on the Normandy battlefield tour, you get to see the actual places that these brave men fought in. The bit at the beginning, with the graves, I actually went there and its breathtaking. I came to tears.
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Old 07-29-2011, 05:02 PM
 
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To me, Schindler's list wasn't really a war movie, it was more than that.
I usually don't care for war movies because of too much blood shed. Schindler's list is one of the exceptions...it gives hope that even in the darkest moment of humanity, compassion still prevails.
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Old 07-30-2011, 12:34 AM
 
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My wife's late father was a soldier in the British Army in the second world war. He was
a quiet man, not one for talking about his war time experiences. I knew he'd been
badly injured, and had spent a long time in hospital, but not a lot more. When Saving
Private Ryan came out on video, I got a copy of it to show him. I'd already seen it at
the cinema, so I knew what to expect. We watched it together, and he did'nt speak
till the end. He said it was the nearest thing he'd ever seen to the reality of war. The
noise, the fear, and the losing of good friends, sometimes very suddenly. Later on that
day he told me a few things he'd experienced, it moved me greatly at his opening out
to me what he went through. It took this film for this to happen, so just for that I think
it's the greatest war film of the 90s and before.
I would respect the opinion of one who experienced war in real life...and for that, I'll check this movie out.
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