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Unread 06-10-2008, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Beaumont, Texas
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Damn.. there are so many to choose from;
Appocalypse Now - Watch it at least once a month. Like that The Clash's song "Chalie Don't Surf" was inspired by this movie. Could understand the jaded Brando character.
300 - I loved The 300 Spartans and the story as a child but the new version (maybe not the most accurate telling) apealed to me visualy.
Black Hawk Down - Made me want to join the service.
Lawrence of Arabia - Another jaded figure.
Patton - George C. Scott and that big azz flag still stick in my mind.
Saving Private Ryan - Should be shown every Veterans' Day for all eternity.
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Unread 06-10-2008, 11:51 PM
 
Location: southern california
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a bridge too far
i want you to guarantee me i won't die i want you to guarantee it.
(worlds greatest friend played by james canne)

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Unread 06-11-2008, 07:59 AM
 
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Here's a few of my favorites - They Died With There Boots On, The Patriot, Patton and Platoon.
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Unread 06-11-2008, 08:29 AM
 
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World War II movie was ''Das Boot'' was a great Submarine movie as it was so realistic of what they went thru under the water.

YouTube - Das Boot Uncut Miniseries - Trailer [ War Film ]

World War II comedy was ''1941'' with John Belushi and Dan Akroyd as they thought just one Japanese sub was invading Los Angeles.

YouTube - 1941 Theatrical Trailer

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Unread 06-12-2008, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Elsewhere
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War movies mostly depress me, but I never get tired of seeing Tora! Tora! Tora! I like the way it was made documentary-style.

The 1930 version of All Quiet on the Western Front is stunning.

And then there's MASH, The Great Dictator, and The General.
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Unread 06-12-2008, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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Okay, we now have a "top 5 westerns" thread.
This got me to thinking, we should also have a thread about war movies.
What are your favorite war movies?

I think Saving Private Ryan is about the best one to have come out recently. One of my favorite older war movies is Midway. Both of these were about WWII. How about movies about other wars? There are lots of others out there that are great, too. What do you all think?
Saving Private Ryan is the best, but rather hard to watch....
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Unread 06-14-2008, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Gallipoli is definitely Number 1.

Does The Great Escape count as a war movie?
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Unread 06-14-2008, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Turn Left at Greenland
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Stalag 17
Catch 22
The Pianist
Full Metal Jacket
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Unread 06-14-2008, 05:53 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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1. Patton
2. MASH
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Unread 06-14-2008, 08:28 PM
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Location: Pensacola, FL
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Black Hawk Down
The Patriot
Saving Private Ryan

And..... I can't wait to see the movie "Defiance." It looks really good.

YouTube - Defiance / Trailer [english]
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