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  • Lance Williams
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    Originally posted by Lordofwar View Post
    Mine would be

    1We Were Soldiers
    2Black Hawk Down
    3Battle of Britain
    4Master and Commander: the far side of the world
    5Battle of the Bulge
    6Gettysburg
    7Glory
    8Zulu
    9U571
    10Charge of the Light Brigade
    11Stalingrad
    12Das Boot

    hon. men.
    Gods and Gernerals (only seen once, good though)

    I base it on how long before I can watch the whole thing again
    A fine list except for U571.............that one usually makes the worst list. And Gods and Generals hypes Jackson way too much, though the battle scenes are quite well done.

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  • Lordofwar
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    Mine would be

    1We Were Soldiers
    2Black Hawk Down
    3Battle of Britain
    4Master and Commander: the far side of the world
    5Battle of the Bulge
    6Gettysburg
    7Glory
    8Zulu
    9U571
    10Charge of the Light Brigade
    11Stalingrad
    12Das Boot

    hon. men.
    Gods and Gernerals (only seen once, good though)

    I base it on how long before I can watch the whole thing again
    Last edited by Lordofwar; 07 Feb 09, 21:28.

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  • michammer
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    Originally posted by ktnbs View Post
    That one with Gregory Peck and the B-17's
    That would be "Twelve O'Clock High."

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  • Ogukuo72
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    I think what spoilt Saving Private Ryan for me was the excellent Band of Brothers series. Most of the episodes from the latter, I thought, is way better than most of the former.

    Even if the gore in BOB wasn't quite as much as the SPR, BOB simply struck me as more honest and real.

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  • ktnbs
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    Will have to check out "Downfall". For sure, Saving Private Ryan, made a big impact when I first saw it on the big screen but most certainly has not lasted very well with me either.

    Lets see what else comes to mind...The Enemy Below, not bad.

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  • Ogukuo72
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    Thanks for reminding me. "Downfall" is a must watch.

    I originally loved Saving Private Ryan, but it hasn't lasted well in my estimation over the years. Now's it's just an over-long movie with a terrific start.

    I will add the following movies:

    Black Hawk Down
    Battle of Britain (another British war movie!)
    Gettysburg (not a movie, really. More a mini-series.)

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  • Post Captain
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    Originally posted by revans View Post
    Any list of military movies that leaves out Stanley Kubrick's "Paths Of Glory" is no list at all. <snidely>Dirty Dozen! C'mon!!
    Have to agree, "dirty dozen" as a choice is a bit pathetic, i would pick "a bridge too far" "downfall" or "cross of iron" above that.

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  • R. Evans
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    Any list of military movies that leaves out Stanley Kubrick's "Paths Of Glory" is no list at all. <snidely>Dirty Dozen! C'mon!!

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  • Naffenea
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    What about Gods and Generals?

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  • Marines
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    I don't see how Stalingrad was omitted.

    The only portion of that list I agree with is Glory. That is by far, one of the most well done FILMS I've ever seen... period.

    Give'em hell 54th!



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  • Ogukuo72
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    Good luck on the Theirs is the Glory. It's really hard to find. I finally had to get it from www.amazon.co.uk at a ridiculously steep price. But it's worth it.

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  • ktnbs
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    Oguku72, I am going to have to check out Theirs is Glory I really like both of the big Zulu movies....I forget which one is harder to come by than the others...not the one with Michael Caine.

    In the Longest Day, wasn't the scenario with the actor Richard Todd taken and keeping that bridge (via the gliders) have some of the real deal people? heck, i though even Richard Todd was one.

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  • Ogukuo72
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    I'm partial to British war films:

    The Dambusters
    Zulu
    Sink the Bismarck
    Theirs is the Glory (way better than A Bridge Too Far in my book, and with real Paras who had been at Arnhem as actors. How can anyone beat that?)

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  • ktnbs
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    While I agree some of those films are good, that has to be one of the worst lists of top 10 movies ever.

    Chad
    No kidding. A few of them pass my snobbery viewpoint...but crimony, not Patton nor the Dirty Dozen.

    Ones, mostly earlier and WW2, that come to mind at the moment for my tastes of any ranking:

    The Longest Day
    Das Boot
    That one with Gregory Peck and the B-17's
    Memphis Belle

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  • macgregr
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    Back Hawk Down
    Guns of Navarone
    Full Metal Jacket
    A Bridge too Far
    Das Boot
    Patton
    The Great Escape
    Tora Tora Tora
    The Blue Max
    Where Eagles Dare

    I didn't spend too much time on this and didn't bother to order them. Some movies I would very much like to see are: Yamato( I couldn't put the book down), Port Arthur, Stalingrad, Alamein:linea de Fuoco and Kokoda. As you see I'm somewhat biased toward WW2 movies.

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