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Posted: 12/25/2003 8:16:56 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 8:21:08 PM EDT
Black Hawk Down followed closely by Band of Brothers [BD]
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 8:21:36 PM EDT
Saving Private Ryan
Black Hawk Down
Midway
Sands of Iwo Jima
Sgt York
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 8:22:35 PM EDT
band of brothers
BHD
saving private ryan
we were soldiers
platoon (yes, platoon [;)])
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 8:24:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2003 8:45:38 PM EDT by MAC-DADDY]
SPR
BHD
We Were Soldiers
STARSHIP TROOPERS!!!!!
Band of Brothers

in no particular order
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 8:24:53 PM EDT
All are good choices though being a mini-series gives Band of Brothers a little bit of an edge in that allows for better character development.  The only movie I might add would be Midway.  For whatever reason I just love that movie.
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 8:25:21 PM EDT
I'm biased.  But the Band of Brothers was the best thing ever put on film for entertainment.
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 8:28:39 PM EDT
OK:
Band of Brothers
Blackhawk Down
Patton
Tora Tora Tora
Johnny Got His Gun
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 8:31:33 PM EDT
What about Red Dawn???






Just kidding...but I do own the movie.
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 8:38:20 PM EDT
The Great Escape tie for 1st
Patton  tie for 1st

Blackhawk Down
Band of Brothers
Saving Pvt Ryan

Sands of Iwo Jima Tied for 5th
Kelly's Heroes Tied for 5th
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 8:42:33 PM EDT
1. Cross of Iron
2. Starship Troopers
3. Saving Private Ryan
4. Blackhawk Down
5. Lord of the Rings II and III


... and of course "The Guns of Navarone"  [nana]
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 8:44:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
1. Cross of Iron
2. Starship Troopers
3. Saving Private Ryan
4. Blackhawk Down
5. Lord of the Rings II and III


... and of course "The Guns of Navarone"  [nana]
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AHHHHH!!!Starship Troopers is the SHIZ-NITS!!!!
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 8:47:31 PM EDT
DK, thank you for reminding me of my gift to myself, I meant to order Cross of Iron on video.  Believe it or not, Ihave yet to see it.  Ops
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 8:52:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2003 8:53:53 PM EDT by JackBurton]
I own all of those!  My #1 favorite is We Were Soldiers though.  Oh yeah, Gods and Generals, I'm a big Stonewall Jackson fan!
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 8:54:09 PM EDT
Band of Brothers followed closely by SPR and we were soldiers
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 8:58:53 PM EDT
*Guadalcanal Diary
*Halls of Montezuma
*Flying Leathernecks
*Objective Burma
*PLATOON
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 9:00:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2003 9:01:46 PM EDT by Rosstradamus]
In no particular order:

[i]Battle Cry[/i]
A platoon finds itself in the Battle of the Bulge.  Surprisingly honest for 1955.

[i]Dr. Strangelove[/i]
Dark comedy about nuclear war.

[i]The Dam Busters[/i]
British raid on German dams with bouncing bombs.

[i]Saving Private Ryan[/i]
A lone surviving brother is the target if a search just after D-Day.
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 9:12:32 PM EDT
The Longest Day

Spartacus

Patton

All Quiet on the Western Front

Tora,Tora,Tora

Band of Brothers

Braveheart

Lawrence of Arabia

Fail Safe

Full Metal Jacket

The Deer Hunter

Gettysburg

The Bridge Over the River Kwai

Alexander Nevsky

Battle of the Bulge

M*A*S*H

Star Wars

Raid on Rommel

Rob Roy

Dances With Wolves

Blackhawk Down

Cleopatra

If I had to choose one it would be..... Battle of the Bulge

CW
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 9:27:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Cold_Warrior:
The Longest Day

Spartacus

Patton

All Quiet on the Western Front

Tora,Tora,Tora

Band of Brothers

Braveheart

Lawrence of Arabia

Fail Safe

Full Metal Jacket

The Deer Hunter

Gettysburg

The Bridge Over the River Kwai

Alexander Nevsky

Battle of the Bulge

M*A*S*H

Star Wars

Raid on Rommel

Rob Roy

Dances With Wolves

Blackhawk Down

Cleopatra

If I had to choose one it would be..... Battle of the Bulge

CW
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If you're going to put Star Wars in there, where the hell is The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King?!
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 9:32:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Alien:
Originally Posted By Cold_Warrior:
The Longest Day

Spartacus

Patton

All Quiet on the Western Front

Tora,Tora,Tora

Band of Brothers

Braveheart

Lawrence of Arabia

Fail Safe

Full Metal Jacket

The Deer Hunter

Gettysburg

The Bridge Over the River Kwai

Alexander Nevsky

Battle of the Bulge

M*A*S*H

Star Wars

Raid on Rommel

Rob Roy

Dances With Wolves

Blackhawk Down

Cleopatra

If I had to choose one it would be..... Battle of the Bulge

CW
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If you're going to put Star Wars in there, where the hell is The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King?!
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Believe it or not, I haven't seen it yet. Hopefully before the new year, though.

CW
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 10:21:01 PM EDT
Battle Cry
Pork Chop Hill
Gettysburg
Gods and Generals
Blackhawk Down

I can't choose B.O.B. because it's a mini-series, not a movie.
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 10:41:14 PM EDT


Damn... Just 5?

1. The Great Escape
2. Patton
3. Gettysburg
4. The Longest Day
5. Kelly's Heroes

a couple that haven't been mentioned yet:

Where Eagles Dare
The Dirty Dozen
The Big Red One
Das Boot
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 10:48:56 PM EDT
I can't pick just 5.

Breaking them down to campaign and/or conflict (20th Century/present) they are as follows for me:

WWI:
The Blue Max
All Quiet on the Western Front.

WWII (European Theater):
Saving Pvt Ryan (D-Day)
A Bridge Too Far (Operation Market Garden)
Band of Brothers (D-Day, Bulge)
When Trumpets Fade (Hurtgen Forrest)
Das Boot (subtitled version)
Tuskeegee Airmen
Memphis Belle
The Bridge at Remagan (sp?)
Battle of Britain

WWII (Pacific Theater):
Midway
Tora Tora Tora

Viet Nam:
Go Tell the Spartans
Green Berets (even with its hokey acting/fx)
We Were Soldiers
Hanoi Hilton
Gardens of Stone (I was at Ft. Myer when it was made)
BAT 21

Modern War (Post Viet Nam):
Black Hawk Down
The Beast (Soviets in Afghanistan)
K-19 (After getting past Harrison Ford sounding like Boris Baddinoff)
Heartbreak Ridge

Others that are favorites:

Kellys Hero's
Von Ryans Express
Catch-22
The Dirty Dozen
A Midnight Clear
The Big Red One
Zeppellin (WWI)
Desert Fox
Platoon
Appoclypse Now
Guns of Navarone


Link Posted: 12/26/2003 2:50:21 AM EDT
-All Quiet on the Western Front (1935 version)
-Pork Chop Hill (Gregory Peck - Korean War)
-Battle Ground (Van Johnson, etc - Battle of the Buldge)
-Black Hawk Down
-Platoon

Haven't yet seen all of "Band of Brothers" so I can't comment other to say that what I saw, it was very good.  Book was excellent.
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 3:38:40 AM EDT
OK
for the saving private ryan suck-fest, the first 30 minutes were incredible film making.  The rest was ridiculous.  Sorry. And that final defence was the dumbest thing I had seen since the Ronin ambush.  Dye may be a great detail guy, but he sucked as a planner.  I also don't buy hanks as a Ranger company commander.  I've known too many.
I loved band of brothers, but the acting was atrocious.  There is a reason you won't see most of those guys again.  A shame because the movie making (spielberg knows his shit) was great.
So, without further ado, the definitive list.
Patton (the battle scenes are lame by today's standards, but war is about leaders and patton was the man)

The Longest Day (cheesy, but captured the spirit of the age)

Black Hawk Down (One word:  Intense)

Cross of Iron (war ain't pretty, and this movie reflected it)

All Quiet on the Western Front  (Even in the 1930s, best reflection of small unit dynamics that I have ever seen, would love for them to do a remake.  Fantastic book as well)

i just realized that my favorite movies I have read the book (exception being cross of iron)
hmmm.  Subliminaly carrying over my love for the books into the movie?  Who knows?

Link Posted: 12/26/2003 5:14:09 AM EDT
For those who are a little less American-centric than Steyr

1) Lawrence Of Arabia
2) Cross of Iron
3) Das Boot

But the one that really affects me most emotionally is:

Blackhawk Down
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 7:29:09 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 8:35:49 AM EDT
Black Hawk Down
The Patriot
Saving Private Ryan
Platoon
Apocalypse Now
Midway
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 8:42:50 AM EDT
Midway
The longest day
We were soldiers
Patton
Battle of the Bulge

TXL
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 8:45:26 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Sylvan:
i just realized that my favorite movies I have read the book (exception being cross of iron)
hmmm.  Subliminaly carrying over my love for the books into the movie?  Who knows?

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For the most part I have usually hated with a passion movies of books I have all ready read.
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 8:48:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/26/2003 8:51:36 AM EDT by sterling18]
Patton
The Longest Day
The Green Berets
Sands of Iwo Jima

BTW - Anything John Wayne, now that was a real man/hero that kids should look up to.  Not these NBA/NFL/MLB pussy. The way he carried himself in movies and in life. - Nuff said.

Tied for 5th

Blackhawk Down *
Battle of Midway *
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 8:48:32 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 8:56:06 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 9:32:21 AM EDT
Band of Brothers
Saving Private Ryan
FMJ
Patton
We Were Soldiers
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 9:49:56 AM EDT
Didn't we just do this a few months ago? [BD]

1. Saving Private Ryan.

2. Platoon.

3. Das Boot.

4. A Bridge Too Far.

5. Kelly's Heroes (for fun)


Dances With Wolves??? WTF!? [%|]


And what - no one picked "Pearl Harbor"??? You guys got something against Ben Afflick? [LOL]
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 10:16:24 AM EDT
I still think we need a movie/video game forum.
But that is just me.
think of the possibilities!
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 10:23:14 AM EDT
Originally Posted By The_Macallan:

And what - no one picked "Pearl Harbor"??? You guys got something against Ben Afflick? [LOL]
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They are still deciding between that and Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 1:00:25 PM EDT
I can't beleive nobody named [u]the[/u] best war movie, ever....



[size=4]MEGA FORCE !![/size=4]
[LOL][ROFL][ROFL]

oh, it could have been good, it had a huge stunt budget, lots of custom and military hardware and a great filming location.
It also had Barry Bostwick and a bunch of fags running around in tight satin jumpsuits and headbands, spewing really lame dialog. [puke]

Link Posted: 12/26/2003 1:03:17 PM EDT
Originally Posted By The_Macallan:
Didn't we just do this a few months ago? [BD]

1. Saving Private Ryan.

2. Platoon.

3. Das Boot.

4. A Bridge Too Far.

5. Kelly's Heroes (for fun)


Dances With Wolves??? WTF!? [%|]


And what - no one picked "Pearl Harbor"??? You guys got something against Ben Afflick? [LOL]
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Yeah, Dances with Wolves. The Civil War scenes and the war against the Native Americans (yes, I know, they came from Asia, yaddy-yaddy-yaddy...). The rest of the movie was cool, too. Same thing with Lawrence of Arabia, one of the best pictures ever made. If I didn't think Gone With the Wind was a bit hokey as a war movie, I would have put it in my list as well.

CW
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 1:06:37 PM EDT
N.p.o.
Battle of the bulge,
Midway,
We were soldiers,
Gettysburg (with Of Gods and Generals as a coda),

And one of my favorite Navy flicks (I'm surprised noone said it yet),
In Harm's way

Think my All Quiet review had anything to do with this thread?
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 1:07:12 PM EDT
Originally Posted By notack:
I can't beleive nobody named [u]the[/u] best war movie, ever....



[size=4]MEGA FORCE !![/size=4]
[LOL][ROFL][ROFL]

oh, it could have been good, it had a huge stunt budget, lots of custom and military hardware and a great filming location.
It also had Barry Bostwick and a bunch of fags running around in tight satin jumpsuits and headbands, spewing really lame dialog. [puke]

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[LOLabove]

I coughed up part of a lung laughing!!! [LOL]

How about the ending? The macho comraderie made me cry....FROM LAUGHING TOO HARD!!![ROFL2]

CW
Link Posted: 12/26/2003 2:21:03 PM EDT
Patton
Heartbreak Ridge
Twelve o'clock High
Midway
A Bridge too far
Kelly's Hero's
The battle of the Bulge
Sands of Iwo Jima
Braveheart
Red Dawn
Pork Chop Hill
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