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Posted: 2/21/2006 5:18:47 PM EDT
Mine is Full Metal Jacket...but I also like Saving Private Ryan
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 5:19:39 PM EDT
Zulu!
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 5:19:57 PM EDT

Probably Cross of Iron


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Band Of Brothers. It's like a 15 hour movie.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 5:20:39 PM EDT
Band of Brothers
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 5:21:04 PM EDT
Apocalypse Now
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 5:21:16 PM EDT
Saving Private Ryan... far and away...
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 5:21:45 PM EDT
A Bridge Too Far
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 5:21:58 PM EDT
Full Metal Jacket
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 5:22:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thirsty:
Band of Brothers

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Link Posted: 2/21/2006 5:22:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GreyGhost:
Apocalypse Now



One of my favorite movies of all time, but does it really fit into the genre of War Movies?
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 5:23:54 PM EDT
Too many.

Band of Brothers is possibly one of the most important things ever done however.
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Link Posted: 2/21/2006 5:24:13 PM EDT
Forrest Gump!

-Ben
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 5:24:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Will-Rogers:
Zulu!



Great movie!
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 5:25:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
Too many.

Band of Brothers is possibly one of the most important things ever done however.



I always feel torn when this topic comes up, since it's not really a movie. But it basically is the best thing ever put on film.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 5:25:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/21/2006 5:28:31 PM EDT by TrashHeap]
WE WERE SOLDIERS


Good morning Sgt. Major

" Don't tell me what kind of GD day it is.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 5:26:50 PM EDT

Band of Brothers with We Were Soldiers a close second.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 5:26:54 PM EDT
Call me cheesy if you want, but...

Link Posted: 2/21/2006 5:28:40 PM EDT
The 1969 movie Battle of Britain
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 5:35:13 PM EDT
"Where eagles dare" Hell, I dunno, I love it. Try reading the book.....whew.....
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 5:38:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By kozmic:
Call me cheesy if you want, but...


+1
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 5:43:32 PM EDT
Gunga Din,,,,no wait,,Lost Patrol,,I mean Sand Pebbles,,The Great Santini,,,oh hell

KELLY's HEROS,,just try counting the actors,,,,
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 5:46:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TrashHeap:
WE WERE SOLDIERS


Good morning Sgt. Major

" Don't tell me what kind of GD day it is.



+1 Thats gotta be the best part of the whole movie.
Gotta say Black Hawk Down is my fav.
Saving Rrivate Ryan is a good one to
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 5:48:29 PM EDT
Well - for some reason - We Were Soilders really effected me. I dont know why. But I really get all choked up in the end.

If you have the DVD, watch the deleted scenes. There is one where some of the troops are trap shooting and recounting a story about Sam Elliots Character, Sgt. Maj. Basil Plumley. Two words about this man. BAD ASS.

Now - if I actually think back and think about it, I would have to say Full Metal Jacket - mainly for R. Lee Ermey. (He signed my DVD!!)

From there I have to say Saving Pvt Ryan and Black Hawk Down. As for an artsy film - Apocalypse now.

I also LOVE Band of Brothers. Its not a movie - its more of an odyssy. I still need it on DVD - but its truely great.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 5:48:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mjohn3006:
Band Of Brothers. It's like a 15 hour movie.



+1
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 5:50:07 PM EDT
Patton and Band of Brothers

HH
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A Bridge Too Far
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Attack force Z
BHD
We were soldiers
Private Ryan
Uncomon Valor
Bat21
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 5:57:07 PM EDT
My top 5:
Saving Private Ryan
Band of Brothers
Patton
Twelve O' Clock High
A Bridge Too Far
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 6:03:24 PM EDT
Damn.....why aren't there more GREAT war films? Some of my favorites.

Saving Private Ryan is my favorite.
=========================
First war film that really left me in shock after seeing it....which is how it should be out
of total respect to those who paid with their blood. Set the new standard for war films.

Band Of Brothers
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Best mini-series ever. Great combat and an incredible DVD set. I'll somewhat forgive them for
fucking up Bastogne ....which is still a GREAT story that needs to be told on film in whole.

Platoon
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Vietnam was a cluster fuck. One of the few good films by Oliver Stone.

Enemy At The Gates
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It's a very good film....but not great. Nice to get a peek into the Russian theatre during WW2.

Tae Guk GI
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The "Saving Private Ryan" of the Korean War. Absolutely brutal combat that pulls no punches.
Some scenes are far fetched...but still very impressive for a foreign flick. A MUST see.


Link Posted: 2/21/2006 6:03:53 PM EDT
The Great Escape
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[Last Edit: 2/21/2006 6:13:19 PM EDT by FAIL-SAFE]
Dear America: Letter Home From Vietnam
The Andersoon Platoon

No other war movie can compare to these two.

The runners up, and in no particular order.........

We Were Soldiers
Porkchop Hill
Air America(the secret war in SE Asia)
Apocalypse Now: Redux
Purple Hearts(cheesy love story, good action, and The Gunny)
SVP
The This Red Line(for nothing more than the cinematography)
A Bright Shining Lie
A Midnight Clear
Catch 22
Platoon
Born On The Forth of July
Kelly's Heroes
Behind Enemy Lines
M*A*S*H
Gods And Generals
The Patriot
Blackhawk Down
Battle of The Bulge
A Bridge Too Far
Bataan
Anzio
Operation Burma(or is it Objective Burma?)
Operation Dumbo Drop(the opening seen with the Army helo pilots fucking with Liotta is classic)

and for god sakes,

Dr Strangelove: Or How I learned To Stop Worrying, And Love The Bomb
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 6:19:49 PM EDT
The dirty dozen
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Anything directed by sam fuller, "The big red one", but also "the steel helmet" "fix bayonets" ect. He was a rifleman in WWII and fought with the big red one.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 6:45:32 PM EDT
I would have to pick either Band of Brothers or We Were Soldiers.

Honorable mention in no particular order to:
Patton
Saving Private Ryan
Full Metal Jacket
The Winter War (Finns vs Soviets in 1939)
Apocolypse Now
Heartbreak Ridge
Kellys Heros
Gods and Generals
Red Dawn
Battle of the Bulge
The Patriot

-K
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 6:48:14 PM EDT
We Were Soldiers followed by Band of Brothers.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 6:49:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TrashHeap:
WE WERE SOLDIERS


Good morning Sgt. Major

" Don't tell me what kind of GD day it is.



and......" Any of you pussies calls me grandpa, and I'll kill ya"

I liked this movie as well.........but "Ryan" is a great one also

Link Posted: 2/21/2006 6:49:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By RockHard13F:
Forrest Gump!

-Ben




Link Posted: 2/21/2006 6:50:41 PM EDT
Band of Brothers
Black Hawk Down
Saving Private Ryan
We were Soldiers
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 7:00:13 PM EDT
almost forgot 84 Charlie Mopic
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 7:05:46 PM EDT
BHD.

SPR.

BOB.

IN

THAT

ORDER.

Link Posted: 2/21/2006 7:06:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dusty_C:

Originally Posted By kozmic:
Call me cheesy if you want, but...


+1



+2
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 7:07:28 PM EDT
Tears of the sun
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Platoon
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Mega Force
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Some of those mentioned I haven't seen. This past Sunday night I watched Platoon again after a few years, and I recently bought a copy of The Great Escape, but haven't watched it yet. I don't remember the last time I saw it. I'd love to have Band of Brothers, and if it counts as a single movie for this thread, I'd say this is my favorite. I haven't seen it in a few years, and look forward to seeing it again. The book is good too. If you like the Boot Camp stuff in Full Metal Jacket, check out Jack Webb's 1957 film The DI. I plan to get a copy of Saving Private Ryan. I love WWII movies. As a grade school boy, WWII was the war I fought with friends, and I saw a lot of those movies as a kid. I plan to review all of them eventually. For Vietnam movies, I'm not a fan of Apocalypse Now, partly because I think it gets stupid at the end, and I hate Marlon Brando's performance in it. I much prefer Platoon. I have a lot of catching up to do on war movies, though.

GL
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 7:13:24 PM EDT
Delta Force!!!!!
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 7:20:35 PM EDT
Platoon
Saving Private Ryan
Blackhawk Down
Band of Brothers
Siege at Firebase Gloria
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 7:31:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/21/2006 7:33:20 PM EDT by Moose]

Originally Posted By Janus:
ARFCOM Favorite War Movies-POLL



But that's in the Movie forum...nobody actually goes there.

Arty8, have you seen the Reconstruction Version of The Big Red One?
Very good.

I agree with Wobblin-Goblin.

BHD
SPR
BOB


except that I would substitute We Were Soldiers for BOB

Band of Brothers is in a class all it's own.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:26:09 PM EDT
Sgt. Lipton- "Don't miss Shifty!!"




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The only hope you have is to accept the fact that you are already dead. And the sooner you accept that, the sooner you will be able to function as a soldier is supposed to function, without mercy, without compassion, without remorse.
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