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  • Your top ten war movies.

    I am still new to this forum so forgive me if I have repeated a thread. So what are your top ten war movies? Well to start things off here is my list.

    1. The Great Escape (the one with Steve McQueen)
    2. Von Ryans Express
    3. Mr. Roberts
    4. The Caine Mutiny
    5. The Bridge Over the River Kwai
    6. A Bridge too Far
    7, Patton
    8. PT-109
    9. Saving Private Ryan
    10. Henry V

  • #2
    1. Patton
    2. A Bridge Too Far
    3. Saving Private Ryan
    4. We Were Soldiers
    5. The Devil's Brigade
    6. The Longest Day
    7. Midway
    8. Tora! Tora! Tora!
    9. Von Ryan's Express
    10. Braveheart
    Scientists have announced they've discovered a cure for apathy. However no one has shown the slightest bit of interest !!

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    • #3
      In no particular order :

      - Paths of glory (Kubrick)
      - Full metal jacket (Kubrick)
      - Cross of Iron (Peckinpah)
      - Capitaine Conan (Tavernier)
      - Das Boot (Petersen)
      - Apocalypse now (Coppola)
      - Saving private Ryan (Spielberg) [for its first half-hour]
      - The thin red line (Malick)
      - The longest day (Zanuck)
      - Lawrence of Arabia (Lean)

      nemo

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      • #4
        Not in a particular order :
        - Come And See (Requiem pour un massacre in French).
        - Path of Glory (censured during a long period in France).
        - L’armée des Ombres, The Shadow Armies in English (don't know the axact title in English), a French movie about the Resistance.
        - The Dirty Dozen.
        - Band of Brothers.
        - Apocalypse Now.
        - The Cow and the Prisoner (a French movie with Fernandel).
        - Full Metal Jacket.
        - Blackhawk down.
        I would like to say Gettisburg but I haven’t watched it yet. I don’t despear.

        LaPalice.
        Monsieur de La Palice est mort
        Mort devant Pavie.
        Un quart d'heure avant sa mort
        Il était encore en vie...

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        • #5
          hé hé French invasion !!!!

          Seriously

          - Save private Ryan
          - Captain Conan, one rare film about French fight in Orient Front in 1918-1920
          - Das Boot, describe the true life in German Uboot
          - Apocalyspe Now with a marvelous soundtrack of the Doors "This is the End"
          - Path of Glory ( very sad, was censored 30 or 40 years in France)
          -Stalingrad - > 2 films one by a german and the other with the fight of the 2 snipers
          - Seven samouraï
          - We were Soldiers, a very very good one I read the book too
          - La Chambre des Officiers ( about broken face officiers in WW1)
          - Tora Tora Tora
          - Waterloo russian film by Cyril Koundarchouk
          - Band of Brother
          - Le Pantalon rouge TV film about the condition of French soldiers in 1915
          - J'Accuse of Abel Gance a pamphlet film against war, made in end 30's when noise of Boots was rising over europe
          - Gladiator for the 1st 20mn when Roman Legions attacks the German
          - La 217ème Section ( a lost french section in Jungle just after Dien bien Phu)
          - Hamburger Hill ( not sure of title)


          Choice made by my other French colleagues please me too

          There are others films probably but they are out my memory at now

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          • #6
            das boot
            A bridge to far
            saving private ryan
            longest day
            soldaat van oranje [soldier of orange, dutch movie about the resistance]
            full methal jacket
            cross of iron
            band of brothers
            lawrence of arabia
            patton


            in no particular order
            French Soldier: You don't frighten us, English pig dogs. Go and boil your bottoms, you sons of a silly person. I blow my nose at you, so-called "Arthur King," you and all your silly English K-nig-hts.

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            • #7
              1.)Patton
              Black Hawk Down
              We Were Soliders
              Tora Tora Tora
              Gods & Generals
              To Hell & Back
              Das Boot
              The Bridge Over the River Kwai
              Gettysburg
              10.)Saving Private Ryan
              "Have you forgotten the face of your father?"

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jlbetin
                hé hé French invasion !!!!
                ...
                - Hamburger Hill ( not sure of title)

                ...

                Der Wanderer
                Some Hungarian intervention...

                Anyway Hamburger is allowed in USA, or we should call it Freedomer?

                Good War Movies:

                khmmm, I will come back when one is coming to my mind...
                a brain cell

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                • #9
                  In no particular order:

                  Blackhawk Down
                  Siege of Firebase Gloria
                  Green Berets
                  Cross of Iron
                  Zulu
                  The Longest Day
                  We were Soldiers
                  Battle of Britain
                  Saving Private Ryan
                  Band of Brothers
                  Enemy at the Gates

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                  • #10
                    I'll just add one no one else mentioned:

                    All Quiet on the Western Front (b/w)
                    "Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding."

                    – Associate Justice Louis D. Brandeis, Olmstead vs. United States.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by MikeJ
                      I'll just add one no one else mentioned:

                      All Quiet on the Western Front (b/w)
                      Yes a marvellous film, from a Novell "Im Westen nichts Neues", of Erich Maria Remarque http://www.dhm.de/lemo/html/biografi...rqueErichMaria

                      For French Reader -> A l'ouest rien de nouveau

                      I agree with you Mike

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                      • #12
                        The Year of the French…just shown on TV, about General Humbert’s landing in Ireland to help us out in 1798.

                        Some Mothers Son,… about the Hunger Strikers in the North.

                        Michael Collins, about the Irish Terr… sorry Guerrilla leader who fought the British.

                        The Blue Max, forgotten WWI film about German Air Aces.

                        Waterloo, Rod Steiger as the man himself. Also my cousins Uncle (Dan O’Herlihy) plays Marshal Ney.

                        Dr. Zhivago…never run after Blondes on Trams, bad for the heart you see.

                        War and Peace. Audrey Hepburn plays Natasha. Great book too.

                        Das Boot….8 hour version….the best ever.

                        Saving Private Ryan….for the action sequences…..anyway Ryan’s a good Irish name!

                        Spartacus…always fight back brothers!

                        The Charge of the Light Brigade….Captain Nolan points in the wrong direction and sends the 600 to their doom…another good Irish name!

                        Glory….Battery Wagner must be taken Boys.

                        Lawrence of Arabia, Irish born Peter O’Toole plays the flawed hero.

                        Zulu, ….Welsh troops defend Rorkes Drift against African fanatics….the power of the Martini-Henry!

                        Paths Of Glory…they should have shown this in 1914!

                        Plenty of other goods pictures out there too.

                        PS This is more than 10 so you'll have to pick 10 out of this lot.
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                        • #13
                          In order:
                          Pork ChopHill
                          Zulu
                          Das Boot
                          Ulzana’s Raid
                          The Last of the Mohicans (1992 version)
                          Apocalypse Now
                          Full Metal Jacket
                          Platoon
                          Paths of Glory
                          Gettysburg (I love the line about “fighting for our rats”; it kills me every time)
                          And we are here as on a darkling plain
                          Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight,
                          Where ignorant armies clash by night.


                          Matthew Arnold

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                          • #14
                            Rather than listing 10, I'll list the war movies who have moved me the most:

                            WWII:

                            -The Dirty Dozen
                            -A Bridge Too Far
                            -Schindler's List

                            Vietnam:

                            -Full Metal Jacket
                            -We Were Soldiers

                            Modern:

                            -Black Hawk Down

                            On top of that, the best war scene I have ever watched is the first 30 minutes of Saving Private Ryan. I was blown away and it made me forever admirative of the brave soldiers who landed into such hell.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Tzar
                              On top of that, the best war scene I have ever watched is the first 30 minutes of Saving Private Ryan. I was blown away and it made me forever admirative of the brave soldiers who landed into such hell.
                              Yes indeed; I do not know of any other war movie filmed in such a way or even approaching the effect produced by this first half-hour. Purely and simply rivets you to your armchair and leaves you stunned.

                              nemo

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