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Posted: 1/21/2006 7:44:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2006 7:47:58 PM EDT by motown_steve]
My vote is for Platoon Leader. Michael Dudikoff was great.

When I saw this movie, all I could think was "that's what it must have been like"!
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 7:44:59 PM EDT
We Were Soldiers
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 7:46:26 PM EDT
I'll second that..We Were Soldiers, with Full Metal Jacket coming in at a close second
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 7:47:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NorthernBornRebel:
I'll second that..We Were Soldiers, with Full Metal Jacket coming in at a close second



I agree, but the other way around.

Apocalypse Now comes in third.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 7:47:26 PM EDT
ERMEY MAGGOT!
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 7:47:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RikWriter:

We Were Soldiers



+1
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 7:48:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RikWriter:
We Were Soldiers



+Sam's .45.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 7:49:05 PM EDT
Your poll choices bite big dick, Steve.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 7:49:35 PM EDT
I just got back from WALMART and they had the DVD "UNCOMMON VALOR" with Gene Hackmen for $4.88

Link Posted: 1/21/2006 7:50:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RikWriter:
Your poll choices bite big dick, Steve.



+1
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 7:51:17 PM EDT
We Were Soldiers had a lot of potential, but they spoiled it by egregious hip-shooting and by casting Greg Kinnear as the heroic pilot.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 7:51:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RikWriter:
We Were Soldiers



Without a doubt!

operator....
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 7:51:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NorthernBornRebel:
I'll second that..We Were Soldiers, with Full Metal Jacket coming in at a close second



FMJ first came to mind but +1 to the above order
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 7:51:44 PM EDT
We Were Soldiers
Apocalypse Now Redux
Full Metal Jacket
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 7:52:23 PM EDT
Full Metal Jacket
We Were Soldiers
Apocolypse Now Redux
Forest Gump
Platoon
Charlie MoPic
Hamburger Hill
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 7:53:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2006 7:54:36 PM EDT by NorthernBornRebel]
We Were Soldiers was one of THE best war movies I've ever seen....Full Metal Jacket was okay, but its the first half of the movie that puts it in the top 5 movies I've ever seen. Sorry Motown Steve, kinda ignored you're options....my bad
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 7:54:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NorthernBornRebel:
We Were Soldiers was one of THE best war movies I've ever seen....Full Metal Jacket was okay, but its the first half of the movie that puts it in the top 5 movies I've ever seen



I didn't think that the Vietnam part of FMJ was that great.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 7:55:13 PM EDT
Hmmmm...

We Were Soldiers
Full Metal Jacket
Apocalypse Now.

In that order and damn near interchangeable.

SG
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 7:55:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RikWriter:
Your poll choices bite big dick, Steve.


+ eleventy billion.

SG
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 7:56:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2006 7:57:22 PM EDT by Da_Bunny]
Platoon
The Boys of Company C
Full Metal Jacket
Go Tell the Spartans
Apocalypse Now
We Were Soldiers

All of them embraced the effect the war has on those who fight it.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 7:57:04 PM EDT
The Vietnam War part of FMJ didn't impress me either....but R Lee Ermey is my hero..I cried when Pvt. Pyle shot him...saddest movie I've ever seen...
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 7:57:05 PM EDT
You suck at polls.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 8:03:01 PM EDT
One of the most intense parts in a movie were in the deer hunter on Vietnam, but I would have to go with We were Soldiers then FMJ,
What the fuck is Dumbo drop?
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 8:03:30 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Recon_by_Fire:
You suck at polls.



Sucking Poles would be Brokeback Mountain , not Vietnam flicks
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 8:06:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2006 8:10:23 PM EDT by Andreuha]
FULL METAL JACKET

We Were Soldiers was also a great movie.


How do you put Dumbo Drop on that poll and neither of the above two? it was OK at best; Air America was I think a movie more worthy of being on a list of top 'nam movies.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 8:11:29 PM EDT
You left the best three out.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 8:12:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheTracker:

What the fuck is Dumbo drop?



Disney's dramatization of a true story about 2 green berets who along with a couple other soldiers and a young vietnamese boy have to get an elephant for a village along the Ho Chi Mihn trail to replace an elephant that was murdered by the communists. The villagers were budhists who believed that elephants were gods, and well it's a long story.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 8:14:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RikWriter:
We Were Soldiers

Very good movie!!
How about an honorable mention for "The Boys in Company C"
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 8:22:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2006 8:23:20 PM EDT by migradog]

Originally Posted By NorthernBornRebel:
I'll second that..We Were Soldiers, with Full Metal Jacket coming in at a close second



A Big +1

86 Charlie MoPic was good too!!
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 8:27:25 PM EDT
Steve.............


you fucking suck!


Operation Dumbo Drop....wtf is that?

Link Posted: 1/21/2006 8:28:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RikWriter:
We Were Soldiers



i liked that one too, but john wayne is kick ass
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 8:29:16 PM EDT
WWS
HH
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 8:38:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RikWriter:
We Were Soldiers



+2
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 8:38:44 PM EDT
we were soldiers, platoon, hamburger hill
these three are the best
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 8:41:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By migradog:

Originally Posted By NorthernBornRebel:
I'll second that..We Were Soldiers, with Full Metal Jacket coming in at a close second



A Big +1

86 Charlie MoPic was good too!!



Forgot about that one, +1!
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 8:48:46 PM EDT
They all suck. The movie hasn't been made yet.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 9:00:26 PM EDT
I'm quite fond of Apocalypes Now.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 9:02:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2006 9:02:34 PM EDT by 97echo]
Only two people for Hamburger Hill?
That would be my vote, only it isn't in the poll.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 9:05:02 PM EDT
Platoon Leader is the suck...the best part was the sound effect of the Plt Sgt's bastard shorty M16 and the knife that the dude with the shotgun had.

I never saw Iron Triangle

Seige at Firebase Gloria has R Lee Ermey in it too and is Okay

Operation Dumbo Drop is a damn good movie but it's not one of the greats, showed the human side of the war.

Green Berets was the best until Hamburger Hill came out which was the best until We Were Soldiers came out.


If you just wanted a poll to know which oof those five movies we like Okay, but if that is the limit to your Vietnam movie experience you need to head to the video store.

We also have a movie Forum
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 9:13:18 PM EDT
The DeerHunter
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 9:16:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RikWriter:
We Were Soldiers



He left that off his poll. It was the ONLY one I have ever seen that had any accuracy to it at all and it was very accurate.

The rest of them, IMHO, are just Hollywierd portraying most who served over there as either:
idiots
druggies
crazed killers
etc

The Green Berets did not do that, but it also was unrealistic as hell, just like the rest of them.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 9:17:04 PM EDT
Apocolypse Now is my favorite, followed by Platoon and Full Metal Jacket.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 9:17:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2006 9:25:56 PM EDT by LARRYG]

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

Originally Posted By NorthernBornRebel:
I'll second that..We Were Soldiers, with Full Metal Jacket coming in at a close second



I agree, but the other way around.

Apocalypse Now comes in third.



FMJ and A Pack of Lips Now, starring Martin fucking Sheen, were total bullshit.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 9:17:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RikWriter:
Your poll choices bite big dick, Steve.

+1 on that
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 9:19:56 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gary_P:
Steve.............


you fucking suck!


Operation Dumbo Drop....wtf is that?




Look 3 posts above yours for an explanation.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 9:23:08 PM EDT
OMG! What about Missing in Action!?!? And Missing in Action 2?!?!


I expect some roundhouse kicks to be administered in short fucking order!
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 9:23:14 PM EDT
the first part of dead presidents.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 9:25:23 PM EDT
Apocalypse Now got fucking boring after the helicopter attack and FMJ sucked as soon as the Tet attack happened.
Not Coppala or Kubrick best work by a long shot
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 9:25:38 PM EDT
Platoon Leader was everything I know about the Vietnam War, man. I was there, in the shit. I cry everytime I see that movie.

Michael Dudikoff should've won Best Actor at the Oscars. He should've won for his role in the American Ninja series.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 9:30:30 PM EDT
most vietnam movies really suck !!

But my favorite are We were Soldiers and Hamburger Hill


Don't mean nothing, not a thing.
Link Posted: 1/21/2006 9:34:51 PM EDT
I thought the book Platoon Leader was much better than the movie.
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