War Movies

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  1. 5Savages

    5Savages Well-Known Member

    Ryan started a fun thread about westerns. What about war movies? Westerns and war movies are two of my favorite genres and I'm always looking to find another great one to watch.

    Some of my favorite include

    We Were Soldiers - One of the very few movies that does the book justice. Incredibly powerful.
    Blackhawk Down
    Band of Brothers series
    Full Metal Jacket
    The Lost Battalion (Ricky Shroeder is excellent in this)
    All Quiet on the Western Front (original and John Boy version)
    Das Boot
    Downfall - not really a war movie, per se, but still damn good and certainly war related.
    The Deer Hunter - this is the movie that hooked me on the genre.
    Sergeant York
    Apocalypse Now - more of an anti-war movie, but still...
    The Great Escape

    What are some that you enjoy?
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  2. Slipperyjoe

    Slipperyjoe Rusty Metal Tetanus

    Run silent run deep
    The Enemy Below
    Tora Tora Tora
    The Cruel Sea
    Desert Rats
    Midway
    Gone With The wind
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  3. Ryan B

    Ryan B Knight of the Soapocracy

    The Pacific, A Bridge Too Far, The Thin Red Line, Hamburger Hill, Platoon, Restrepo, Enemy at the Gates, The Sand Pebbles ( maybe not a war movie), Days of Glory (French film about the Arabs they recruited), Glory, The Alamo (old and new), Brothers at War, Act of Valor, The Patriot, Tears of the Sun, Letters from Iwo Jima, The Longest day, Patton, Tae Guk Gi (Korean movie about the war), Home of the Brave.
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  4. Ryan B

    Ryan B Knight of the Soapocracy

    Heroes with Henry Winkler, Sally Field, Harrison Ford. I like war movies that deal with how they return and try to adjust to civilian life. A lot of the time, the Army trains us to kill and be gone but don't know how to train us to become civilians again. I was deployed and was lucky to have a supportive family otherwise who knows what mess I would have gotten in. I didn't have it as bad and I'm grateful, but I will go over again and put myself in harm's way if I have to.
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  5. Hammertime1

    Hammertime1 Member

    More recent
    We were Soldiers
    Platoon
    Full Metal Jacket
    Band of Brothers
    Got a little mad about some of Black Hawk Down. Think they need to tread more carefully about a person actions before they decide to make it commcial instead. Someone expereicned that nightmare.
    Older
    Das Boot
    TO HELL and Back
    The Desert Fox
    I could go on n on. Grew up with Sunday morning or afternoons if we were home watching western and WW2 movies being with pops telling me about the different actors who really served and where.
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  6. battle.munky

    battle.munky Has the menthol.munky on his back!

    +1 on Full Metal Jacket


    Was Tropic Thunder mentioned? Maybe one of my favorite movies period.
  7. Bird Lives

    Bird Lives Future Root Beer King of Turkey

    Glory, Gettysburg, Gods and Generals, The Longest Day, Platoon, Full Metal Jacket, The Deer Hunter, Patton, The Blue Max, The Alamo, Saving Sgt. Ryan, A Bridge Too Far, Gallipoli, Run Silent Run Deep, Braveheart, El Cid

    I'll be back later to finish this....

    On TV: Combat, The Grey Ghost, Swamp Fox, Mash, Sir Francis Drake
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  8. m0j0j0eman

    m0j0j0eman Active Member

    I believe it is Saving Private Ryan...but who's picky.
  9. Williams Warrior

    Williams Warrior Well-Known Member

    Platoon, We Were Soldiers, Full Metal Jacket, Saving Private Ryan and there's this Civil War movie I can't think of the name right now but, it Stars Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman. It was a fantastic movie.
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  10. Smott

    Smott Chew your shave. Slowly.

    The Bridge on the River Kwai, The Great Escape, Stalag 17, Where Eagles Dare, Kelly's Heroes, The Guns of Navarone, Twelve O'Clock High, Empire of the Sun, The Dawn Patrol, Master and Commander, Rescue Dawn, Captains of the Clouds, Wings (1927).
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  11. Ryan B

    Ryan B Knight of the Soapocracy

    Glory.
  12. blanka

    blanka I will not eat my shaving products. Promise.

    +1 on Glory.

    Full Metal Jacket is great and disturbs me every time I see it.
  13. Williams Warrior

    Williams Warrior Well-Known Member

    Thanks.
  14. 5Savages

    5Savages Well-Known Member

    Braveheart
    Joan of Arc
  15. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN COTQ Instigator

    Article Team
    Das Boot Director's Cut. I'm still pissed that they never subtitled the 10 hour miniseries they made the movie from. The Great War, another BBC series about WWI never released in the U.S. but it was downloadable.:) The World at War, great WWII documentary. Saving Private Ryan, The Hunt for Red October, Crimson Tide, Apocalypse Now, Black Hawk Down, Full Metal Jacket, Schindler's List, Heartbreak Ridge, Stripes, Battle of the Bulge,Battle of Britain, K-19, U-571, Band of Brothers, Lawrence of Arabia, El Cid, Patton, The Bridge on the River Kwai.
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  16. 5Savages

    5Savages Well-Known Member

    The Tuskegee Airmen
    Flyboys
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  17. Ryan B

    Ryan B Knight of the Soapocracy

    Dead Presidents, Pork Chop Hill, Bridges at Toko-Ri, Remagen, Stalingrad, Winter in Wartime, The Wind that Shakes the Barley, Battle for Haditha, Passchendaele, Company 9, The Killing Fields, Lebanon.
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  18. 5Savages

    5Savages Well-Known Member

    Beneath Hill 60 - A recent Australian film about WWI
  19. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN COTQ Instigator

    Article Team
    Swamp Fox! Swamp Fox!
    Tail on his hat,
    Nobody knows where The Swamp Fox's at.

    Swamp Fox! Swamp Fox!
    Hiding in the glen,
    He runs away to fight again.

    We got lead, and we got powder.
    We don't fight with an empty gun.
    Only makes us shout the louder.
    We are men of Marion.
    (Chorus)
    Got no blankets, got no bed.
    Got no roof above our heads.
    Got no shelter when it rains.
    All we got is Yankee brains.
    (Chorus)

    Got no cornpone, got no honey.
    All we got is Continental money.
    Won't buy bacon, hominy or grits.
    Roasted ears and possum is all we ever git.
    (Chorus)
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  20. Smott

    Smott Chew your shave. Slowly.

    A lot of movies here I haven't seen! So these are all favorites, right, not just war movies off the top of your heads?

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