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Posted: 5/17/2001 1:31:00 PM EDT
I am looking to find some new movies to watch. I have seen Platoon, Full Metal Jacket, Private Ryan, When Trumpets Fade, Fire Base Glory, The longest Day etc. Are there any other good war flicks out there that I should see? What are some of your favorite war movies?
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 1:33:32 PM EDT
Hamburger Hill Heartbreak Ridge Battle Cry (oldie but a goodie)
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 1:34:40 PM EDT
Red Dawn The Patriot (Mel Gibson NOT steven segall)
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 1:37:56 PM EDT
Patton (I will keep adding as I remember them)
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 1:41:57 PM EDT
You liked Heartbreak Ridge? [:O]
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 1:44:59 PM EDT
Apocolypse Now, Hamburger Hill, Sniper(not war, but one of my favs), Thin Red Line, Uncommon Valor, Casualties of War, Patton, Longest Day..... What war? Oh yeah, all of those are great on DVD!
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 1:46:04 PM EDT
The Green Beret with the Duke. Wal-mart has it on DVD. I almost bought Hamburger Hill. The Duke won.
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 1:49:00 PM EDT
Here are some of my favorites : " The Eagle has landed " " Cross of Iron " " The Wild Geese " " Apocalypse Now " " Uncommom Valor " These all have good small arms action . " The Green Berets " is good also . Strategy movies include " Tora Tora Tora " and maybe " Midway " You have already mentioned , The Longest day , Platoon , Private Ryan . How about " In Harms Way " (old Duke movie )
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 1:58:10 PM EDT
If you want a really good war movie that is not earthbound and instead intergalactic, "Starship Troopers" is a good movie. I believe the book was actually written way back in the early sixties or late fifties, but the movie was released in 1997. The movie dialog is sometimes humorous, but it is meant to be. The special effects is outstanding and very realistic. My heart has the hots for Dizzy Flores who is played by Dina Meyer. [:P] -RoadDog
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 2:00:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JonnieGTyler: The Green Beret with the Duke. Wal-mart has it on DVD. I almost bought Hamburger Hill. The Duke won.
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Beat me to it you loser!! :) Cant beat the Duke!!!
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 2:01:23 PM EDT
Stalingrad, Das Boot
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 2:01:30 PM EDT
Some of my Favorites: Saving Private Ryan Full Metal Jacket Apocalypse Now (new version coming soon) Tora Tora Tora (Just releaded on DVD) Brige on the River Kwai Force 10 from Navarone Three Kings Platoon
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 2:03:14 PM EDT
"A Bridge Too Far" should be in your top five.
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 2:08:21 PM EDT
Pork Chop Hill. Similiar to Hamburger Hill but in the Korean War. A true story, as well.
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 2:10:23 PM EDT
Try "Gettysburg" -- w Jeff Daniels A really long movie, but enjoyable.
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 2:12:05 PM EDT
Gung Ho Boys in Company C Attack Bataan The Pride and the Passion Patton Battle of the Buldge Zulu And theres plenty more
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 2:15:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Imbrog|io: Red Dawn The Patriot (Mel Gibson NOT steven segall)
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The Patriot was an EXCELLENT movie.
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 2:16:13 PM EDT
Go to the military history, or war section and pick any one of them. Sure beat Driving Miss Daisy or Fried green domaters. they just dont make enough of these movies. do they?
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 2:17:24 PM EDT
Anzio A little different, but, "Catch 22"
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 2:17:51 PM EDT
1:Appocolypse Now 2:Platoon 3:Full Metal Jacket 4:Hamburger Hill 5:Platoon Leader Sci-Fi War 1:War Of The Worlds 2:Independence Day Up Coming Release 1:Pearl Harbor Hmmmm That's all that i can think on the top of my Head right now..
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 2:26:12 PM EDT
And don't miss "Last of the Mohicans". Excellent
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 2:27:14 PM EDT
"GETTYSBURG" and "GLORY" [beer]
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 3:08:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 3:12:53 PM EDT
If you like FALs and UZIs, You MUST see The Wild Geese!
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 3:17:01 PM EDT
"A Bridge Too Far" "Battle of the Bulge" "Das Boot" "Run Silent Run Deep" "Torpedo Run" "Destination Tokyo" "Stalag 17" ALL TIME RULER OF COOL MOVIES "Curtains vould do vonders for this barrack, you vill not get them" "None But The Brave" "Hell in The Pacific"
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 3:19:08 PM EDT
Oh Yeah I forgot to add Saving Private Ryan Thin Red Line U-571
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 3:22:07 PM EDT
The Odd Angry Shot The Lighthorsemen Dieppe Gallipoli The Wind and the Lion (a war movie only in the loosest sense of the term but still great) The Sands of Iwo Jima A Bright Shining Lie
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 3:22:14 PM EDT
The Patriot (OGM I just agreed with Imbroglio [;)]. Gettysburg 3.5 hours or so but it is first rate, or better. And as a bonus the have old film of a Gettysburg veterans re-union in the early 1900's at the end. And they point out what the main characters did after Geyysburg, in war and civilian life. I can't recomend Gettysburg enough.....I should by a copy. (great as long as you can sit for 3+ hours)
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 3:39:56 PM EDT
"The Deer Hunter" "Murphys War" "Flight Of The Phoenix" "Memphis Belle"
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 3:40:24 PM EDT
I rented a Nam flick a long time ago it was Golde triangel Or some thing like that,IT was pretty good. Anyone know of this one.
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 3:52:30 PM EDT
My favorite future war movie is "Aliens". Some super neat action in that one. The combat drop and deployment of the APC to the planet surface is my all time favorite movie scene. Lots of future weapon action with the M41A pulse rifle, and robot sentries cutting the bugs to pieces. Recommended Highly. [rail]
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 3:58:42 PM EDT
3 kings,heaven knows mr.allison,the rock,they were expendable,pt 109,cockleshell hero's,12oclock high,kelly's hero's,hell in the pacific,uncommon valor,bat 21,none but the brave,merrils marauders,
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 6:13:28 PM EDT
Ice Station Zebra--even tho it had the big fag in it.
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 6:24:31 PM EDT
The Sand Pebbles - Steve McQueen with a B.A.R.
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 6:35:02 PM EDT
try sgt york, old b/w ww1 movie
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 7:04:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Submariner: The Sand Pebbles - Steve McQueen with a B.A.R.
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Didn`t they have those lee navy rifles in it?..........sand pebbles...good movie.............P.S. When I said "thin red line"... I got FLAMED......whahhh..wahhh.......
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 7:43:18 PM EDT
My current video shelf: Command Decision 12 O'Clock High The Best Years of Our Lives Memphis Belle (the original) Big Red One Patton Das Boot Stalingrad Saving Private Ryan Heartbreak Ridge Full Metal Jacket GunLvr
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 7:57:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/17/2001 8:00:03 PM EDT by DJbump]
In no particular order: Midnight Clear, Patton, Gardens of Stone, Good Morning Vietnam, Glory, The Patriot (Mel Gibson) and of course nothing beats the clips being expelled from John Canitius' creation in Saving Private Ryan. Sure I missed some, but these are fairly diverse and at least I enjoy them. "Potentially, a government is the most dangerous threat to man's rights: It holds the legal monopoly on the use of physical force against legally disarmed victims. When unlimited and unrestricted by individual rights, a government is men's deadliest enemy. It is not as protection against private actions, but against governmental actions that the Bill of Rights was written." -- Ayn Rand
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 8:11:00 PM EDT
Objective Burma Battleground
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 8:19:56 PM EDT
though not a movie like we think i watch the history channel,good footage. boxer
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 9:33:17 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 9:44:12 PM EDT
Cross of Iron It has a streak of black humor which Uncle Tom Hanks totally biffed on in Saving Ryan's Privates. At one point two Germans are surveying the refuse-strewn battlefield: "Rolf, what ARE we doing here?!" "We are spreading Spreading the German Culture throughout a Desperate World." There is also a good flick about the 1992 Balkans conflict which I haven't seen. It's called "Beautiful villages, Beautiful flames." "It is said that war brings out the worst and best in men. Now where is the best?"
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 9:44:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/17/2001 9:44:04 PM EDT by raven]
Try to find "The Lost Command" with Anthony Quinn. It was the last good war movie I've seen. Quinn plays a ruthlessly ambitious French paratroop officer who fights in French Indochina and Algeria. Lots of MAT-49s. Good movie. 'Nother good one: The Savior, with Dennis Quiad.
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 9:56:02 PM EDT
All of the above. Lighthorsemen has some of the best horse action scenes I've seen in a military movie. And, being a former Combat Engineer, "The Longest Day" has one scene very dear to me. Jeffrey Hunter, the engineer SGT, is made an acting LT by Robert Mitchum, and is told to blast through a concrete roadblock and wire. He's a Lt about 5 minutes. Dumps all the demo he has onder the wall, sets his bangalores unsder the wire, back to the firing position. Just hooks up the blasting machine and buys it. His Cpl blows the charge, saves the day.
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 10:24:27 PM EDT
Johnny Got His Gun- feel good movie of the year. [;)]
Link Posted: 5/17/2001 11:16:10 PM EDT
You folks have named soooo many cool movies. Only one or two of you had "Glory" on your list, so that one gets another vote as well. Awesome movie.... Gotta love the ending.
Link Posted: 5/18/2001 7:31:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 5/18/2001 7:55:15 PM EDT
Bridge over river Kwai do not pass-up these old world war II movies, many of them are far better than the more recent "Nam" movies.
Link Posted: 5/18/2001 8:05:15 PM EDT
Cross of Iron- excellent movie that I have not seen for years. Where did you guys get it? A movie-probbaly in Blockbuster still-worth watching is When Trumpets Fade.... WWII Argonnes Forest action
Link Posted: 5/18/2001 8:08:53 PM EDT
Often overlooked: Gallipoli. A very YOUNG Mel Gibson (who is BTW NOT the main character) in the movie depicting the Aussie battles against the Turks - more or less the equivalent of their Iwo Jima, I guess. Really drives home the hopelessness of the grunt in combat when lead by stupid people.
Link Posted: 5/18/2001 8:19:38 PM EDT
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