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Posted: 1/17/2015 10:47:49 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/17/2015 10:50:07 AM EST by BillyDoubleU]
With more hate then praise being bestowed upon "American Sniper" what was the last war movie you actually liked?

I don't stay too current on new war movies. Last recent war movie I watched was AoV. That was only because a buddy on leave brought it over.

ETA: and were you in the military or not?
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 10:50:21 AM EST
I went and saw American Sniper at the theater last night, I liked it. Granted I don't nit pick every detail about movies. Before that the last war movie I liked was We Were Soldiers, before that one Black Hawk Down.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 10:50:37 AM EST
Fury was pretty good.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:03:19 AM EST
Band of Brothers series
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:03:50 AM EST
Star Wars.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:05:07 AM EST
Fury is great!
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:05:10 AM EST
I liked Lone Survivor.

Its a movie, entertainment, not a documentary.

Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:05:45 AM EST
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Star Wars.
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Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:05:52 AM EST
I like them all. The arfcom movie critics are retarded and nitpick everything to death. I ignore the critical movie threads. Blackhawk down was the last great one I saw.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:06:23 AM EST
Lone Survivor.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:06:42 AM EST
SPR
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:07:43 AM EST
Not sure if it can be classified as a traditional war movie but ZERO DARK THIRTY was a great movie.
What made it better was the fact that I had watched the CIA documentary before seeing the movie as that gave you a real understanding of who the
characters really were.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:10:23 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/17/2015 11:11:59 AM EST by Sixtime43]
I know Band of Brothers isn't a movie, but it is the leading candidate by which all others should be measured. SPR is a very close second though.

ETA: Although casting "Ross" as Captain Sobel was a fucking epic fail IMO.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:11:22 AM EST
Fury
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:12:05 AM EST
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Fury was pretty good.
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yep
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:12:46 AM EST
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Originally Posted By DrewDaHilp1:
I went and saw American Sniper at the theater last night, I liked it. Granted I don't nit pick every detail about movies. Before that the last war movie I liked was We Were Soldiers, before that one Black Hawk Down.
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We were soldiers, Blackhawk Down, and (I hate to say it) Saving Private Ryan are probably the best that I can recall. I'm so jaded against war movies these days, it's hard to interest me due to all the derp.

Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:12:59 AM EST
American sniper and Fury, watched both in the past few weeks and they where both great
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:13:02 AM EST
All Quiet on the Western Front, or Zulu.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:14:02 AM EST
Windtalkers.

Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:14:07 AM EST
Last war movie I saw was Fury and I liked it

But i'm also a big fan of BoB and The Pacific, both are great
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:14:36 AM EST
We were Soldiers, Platoon.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:14:59 AM EST
'Fury' kicked all manners of ass

I dont watch movies solely based on ARFcom's opinions
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:15:35 AM EST
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Originally Posted By buckshot_jim:
I like them all. The arfcom movie critics are retarded and nitpick everything to death. I ignore the critical movie threads. Blackhawk down was the last great one I saw.
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Yes, some folks are very critical of movies that follow books. I think more so then just a stand alone movie. I don't personally expect a movie to follow a book exactly. As long as it stays true to the big points I think a little freedom to make it "work" on film is allowed. Not saying they just a free pass to completely change stuff vital to the story.

Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:16:32 AM EST
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Fury
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The day they make a movie about your avatar, well that will be a great day
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:16:32 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/17/2015 11:17:11 AM EST by Stjjames]
Generation Kill.
Best depiction I've seen of Grunt life, at least as I remember it
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:17:16 AM EST
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Windtalkers.

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Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:18:11 AM EST
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Originally Posted By DeltaElite777:
Fury was pretty good.
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Originally Posted By ultramagbrion:
'Fury' kicked all manners of ass

I dont watch movies solely based on ARFcom's opinions
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You are not a true believer
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:19:08 AM EST
Lone Survivor - really liked it
plan on watching Fury on blu-ray
will go to theater next week to catch American Sniper
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:19:57 AM EST


"ETA: Although casting "Ross" as Captain Sobel was a fucking epic fail IMO."
Actually since he was supposed to be playing a giant Douchebag, I thought it was pretty good casting!
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:20:23 AM EST
American Sniper and Fury were both good
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:20:55 AM EST
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"ETA: Although casting "Ross" as Captain Sobel was a fucking epic fail IMO."
Actually since he was supposed to be playing a giant Douchebag, I thought it was pretty good casting!
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The Phantom Shitter!!!
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:20:59 AM EST
Does Edge of Tomorrow count? If not, then Battle Los Angeles.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:21:20 AM EST
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I'll have to watch that one again. I enjoyed it, but it just seemed like something was missing.

I enjoyed Lone Survivor, but it had lots of holes in it.

SPR, BHD and WWS are great. Band of Brothers and The Pacific are good too.

I would like to see a good VN movie about SOG or LRRP's.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:24:19 AM EST
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Originally Posted By m193:

I'll have to watch that one again. I enjoyed it, but it just seemed like something was missing.

I enjoyed Lone Survivor, but it had lots of holes in it.

SPR, BHD and WWS are great. Band of Brothers and The Pacific are good too.

I would like to see a good VN movie about SOG or LRRP's.
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Originally Posted By m193:
Originally Posted By pcsutton:
Fury is great!

I'll have to watch that one again. I enjoyed it, but it just seemed like something was missing.

I enjoyed Lone Survivor, but it had lots of holes in it.

SPR, BHD and WWS are great. Band of Brothers and The Pacific are good too.

I would like to see a good VN movie about SOG or LRRP's.

A good movie on SOG would be epic!

Like maybe, Jerry Shriver

Or perhaps A Gentle Proposition could be made
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:25:08 AM EST
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Originally Posted By buckshot_jim:
I like them all. The arfcom movie critics are retarded and nitpick everything to death. I ignore the critical movie threads. Blackhawk down was the last great one I saw.
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This. The last one I liked was Fury but that was also the last one I saw. I'll probably like American Sniper.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:26:00 AM EST
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Originally Posted By DOBA:


"ETA: Although casting "Ross" as Captain Sobel was a fucking epic fail IMO."
Actually since he was supposed to be playing a giant Douchebag, I thought it was pretty good casting!
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Yeah, I get what you're saying, maybe you're right. I just couldn't help but think he was still in "Ross" character mode. He probably is just can't act like any other character. :)
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:27:06 AM EST
American Sniper
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:29:37 AM EST
Letters from Iwo Jima
Saving Ryan
Band of brothers (TV)

Haven't seen the newer stuff yet
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:33:42 AM EST
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A good movie on SOG would be epic!

Like maybe, Jerry Shriver

Or perhaps A Gentle Proposition could be made
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Originally Posted By BillyDoubleU:
Originally Posted By m193:
Originally Posted By pcsutton:
Fury is great!

I'll have to watch that one again. I enjoyed it, but it just seemed like something was missing.

I enjoyed Lone Survivor, but it had lots of holes in it.

SPR, BHD and WWS are great. Band of Brothers and The Pacific are good too.

I would like to see a good VN movie about SOG or LRRP's.

A good movie on SOG would be epic!

Like maybe, Jerry Shriver

Or perhaps A Gentle Proposition could be made

GP is what has me in the mindset. I've read a couple of similar ones that were recommended by Amazon, but they almost suck compared to GP.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:37:00 AM EST
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Band of Brothers series
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BOB is great. I just watched the first 8 episodes this week, need to find so.etime this weekend for the last 2. Yes I have the metal case addition and did not download. The pacific is good also, but i think BOB is a little better. I am looking forward to the next series that they make.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:38:17 AM EST
We Were Soldiers...i havent seen any of the recent ones
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:39:20 AM EST
We Were Soldiers
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:41:29 AM EST
American Sniper. Prior to that, Fury.

Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:41:41 AM EST
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Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:42:21 AM EST
Turner Classic Movies is airing The Story of GI Joe at 12:15pm today, followed by Sahara at 2:15pm. Both are among my favorite war movies.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:42:50 AM EST
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Originally Posted By KennyW1983:
I liked Lone Survivor.

Its a movie, entertainment, not a documentary.

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Lone Survivor is my answer, too.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:42:51 AM EST
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Originally Posted By pcsutton:
Fury is great!
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Yep. Love that movie.
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Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:43:01 AM EST
Does Inglorious Bastards count?
I was just Navy inactive reserve so I'm guessing that doesn't really count either.
Link Posted: 1/17/2015 11:43:03 AM EST
Fury
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