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Posted: 10/25/2004 2:26:42 PM EST
Watching WWI in color on the history channel got me interested in WW I. We allways hear so much about WWII, but not too much is said about WWI. Does anyone know of any good war movies about WWI?
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 2:28:54 PM EST
The Lost Battalion
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 2:29:25 PM EST
Paths of Glory, a Kubrick movie with Kirk Douglas

Gallipoli, a fantastic movie about a seriously fucked up battle, an early Mel Gibson movie.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 2:30:25 PM EST
All Quiet on the Western Front.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 2:32:45 PM EST
sgt. york with gary cooper. if they were to show this movie in schools each year, you would definately see a difference in teen behavior.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 2:33:24 PM EST
All Quiet on the Western Front - Seconded.

This is a very old movie, but because of that missing a lot of Hollywood hype and storyline requirements.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 2:47:25 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/25/2004 2:50:35 PM EST by panzersergeant]
"The Blue Max."
Awesome WWI dogfight movie!
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 3:15:04 PM EST

Originally Posted By panzersergeant:
"The Blue Max."
Awesome WWI dogfight movie!



+1
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 3:20:09 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/25/2004 3:20:29 PM EST by shotar]
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 4:47:16 PM EST
+1 on the Lost Battalion
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 4:54:29 PM EST

Originally Posted By hawkeye4771:
sgt. york with gary cooper. if they were to show this movie in schools each year, you would definately see a difference in teen behavior.



+1, one of the best war movies!
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 4:57:54 PM EST
I agree with Sgt York and Blue Max!
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 5:06:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/25/2004 5:15:18 PM EST by ED_P]
There were a couple versions of All Quiet on the Western front.

The later version (within the last 20 years) had John Boy Walton as the primary actor, but was
still pretty good.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 5:27:16 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 5:50:31 PM EST
The Great Waldo Pepper (sort-of a WWI movie)


Also, +1 on The Lost Battalion
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 5:59:19 PM EST
The Lost Battalion is probably the best one. It's the most modern, and is nearly perfect with the equipment.

The original All Quiet is excellent, even though it's campy as seen by modern eyes. It has the best effects, because those shellbursts are not pyros, they used TNT.


Link Posted: 10/25/2004 6:54:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By EricTheHun:

Originally Posted By raven:
Paths of Glory, a Kubrick movie with Kirk Douglas


An excellent movie!

(Even though it is about the French) ...


True – but it’s not exactly pro-French!!

IIRC, it was actually banned in France for over a decade.

I’m a great fan of movie villains – and George Macready’s character in this movie (the general who has his own men shot) is marvelously repellant!!
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[Last Edit: 10/25/2004 7:25:59 PM EST by hotspur]
An Austrailian co-worker recommended "Gallipoli" about the Australians under British command invading Turkey in WWI... not successfully, of course... has Mel Gibson. On the topic of Australians in WWI, I like the movie "Light Horse" which shows how the Australian Light Horse men took Beersheba in WWI which was one of the last great mounted charges in military history.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 7:27:22 PM EST
Tagged for Netflix night.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 7:30:05 PM EST
Gallipoli...they lose badly, but it's a great flick...Mel Gibson...
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 7:32:28 PM EST
"The Lost Battalion" was good, darn good, especially as far as accuracy goes.

Sgt York was a classic though, and ranks as one of my fav war movies.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 7:43:45 PM EST
Thanks guys, I'll have a make a trip to blockbuster the next time I get a chance and check out some of these.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 7:47:01 PM EST
Best WWI movie I've ever seen (and I've seen most of them) is "The Lighthorsemen", an Australian movie about the Aus. Light horse regiment's successful cavalry charge at Beersheeba - the last successful horse-charge in modern warfare.

The end sequence is stunning. Plus, there are more Lithgow No1mkIII's than you can shake a stick at...and that's my favorite rifle.
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 7:52:06 PM EST
I like What Price Glory? and The Fighting 69th, both with James Cagney.
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 7:38:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By hotspur:
An Austrailian co-worker recommended "Gallipoli" about the Australians under British command invading Turkey in WWI... not successfully, of course... has Mel Gibson.



That scene where the camera just shows Gibson's face, and off screen you hear the whistle, the men yelling, and then the Turk machineguns is just heartbreaking. Those poor bastards, such a collassal waste. The whole shitty war was a monumental tragedy.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 5:21:25 AM EST
I think the film is called, "The Grand Illusion" (made by French director Renoir) about an escape attempt from a German POW camp.

GunLvr
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 8:53:54 AM EST
Thr ORIGINAL All Quiet on the Western Front.
The Lost Batallion.
The Blue Max.
Sargent York
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 9:11:24 AM EST
George M Cohan's "Over There" wave file

The Dawn Patrol

Wings

Dr. Zhivago


but... The Lost Battalion is still my favorite however.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 9:19:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By IamtheNRA:
Gallipoli...they lose badly, but it's a great flick...Mel Gibson...



I saw that one on TV a while back. Very sad how they did warfare back then... the end was indeed very sad. I caught parts of the Lost Battalion... I should pick that one up sometime and watch it.
Link Posted: 10/27/2004 9:41:43 AM EST

Originally Posted By JLB:
The Lost Battalion



I concur.
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