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Name your top five favorite war films


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#1 ChristineHoard

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 11:41 AM

THE BIG PARADE 

STALAG 17

MEN IN WAR

THE STEEL HELMET

FULL METAL JACKET



#2 Det Jim McLeod

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Posted 28 May 2017 - 12:21 PM

Full Metal Jacket

Paths Of Glory

From Here To Eternity

The Hurt Locker

Lawrence Of Arabia



#3 JamesStewartFan95

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Posted 12 May 2017 - 12:12 PM

1, Platoon

 

2. Schindler's List

 

3. A Walk in the Sun

 

4. Glory

 

5. Black Hawk Down



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Posted 07 May 2017 - 01:49 AM

* In Harms Way

* They were Expendable

*Kelly's Hero's ( because of Don Rickles)

*Saving Private Ryan

*Where Eagles Dare



#5 Natalie Webb

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Posted 22 September 2016 - 03:20 PM

The Dirty Dozen (1967) is interesting, not sure if it would necessarily be on my list, but it does have some really good parts in it, definitely worth mentioning.  



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Posted 19 September 2016 - 12:53 PM

I watched another great British war film last night-- ONE OF OUR AIRCRAFT IS MISSING.


"The truth? What good is the truth if it destroys us all..?" -- Mady Christians in ALL MY SONS (1948).


#7 cinemaspeak59

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Posted 19 September 2016 - 12:38 PM

This is a tough one.  But here goes:

 

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

La Grande Illusion (1937)

Paths of Glory (1957)

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

Saving Private Ryan (1998)


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Posted 08 September 2016 - 11:28 PM

Apocalypse Now

All Quiet On the Western Front

The Big Parade

The Bridge On the River Kwai

Paths of Glory

 

 

Runner-ups:  The Longest Day, Saving Private Ryan, The Thin Red Line, Platoon, The Dirty Dozen, The Great Escape, Lawrence of Arabia


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Posted 08 September 2016 - 11:09 PM

Schindler's List

Kelly's Heroes

Platoon

The Great Escape

Stalag 17


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Posted 08 September 2016 - 05:15 PM

I tend to like some of the British war films.

 

THE CAPTIVE HEART and ANGELS ONE FIVE are both excellent.


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#11 RipMurdock

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Posted 07 September 2016 - 09:00 AM

longest day was great movie



#12 Natalie Webb

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Posted 27 August 2016 - 11:32 PM

I also thought Valkyrie was a powerful and moving film but I'm assuming this is a top 5 classic war film list, and that one is not very old. Otherwise it would definitely be on my list. 


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Posted 27 August 2016 - 11:21 PM

1. The Great Escape (1963)

This movie is so amazing to me, those guys were so brave. The were genius to think up something like that, I never could've done that.

2. The Four Horsemen of The Apocalypse (1921)

I love how it shows that the war effected all people; even a "youthful libertine" like Julio felt the effects of the war. Julio's last scene was very meaningful to me; the look on his face when he realizes who he was about to shoot is so emotion filled and devastating because you see what the war has done to him, his family, and everyone around.

3. The Longest Day (1962)

4. The Seventh Cross (1944)

I really enjoyed this one, it kept me anxious, and it was amazing to see how people's responses differed in response to the situation. Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy depicted two kind hearted and likable people; they were so great in this film.


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Posted 05 October 2015 - 08:40 PM

The Blue Max
All Quiet on the Western Front
Das Boot
Sargeant York
Passchendaele

You cannot have it both ways.  A dancer who relies upon the doubtful comforts of human love can never be a great dancer. Never!

 

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Posted 18 July 2015 - 11:20 AM

Cut down list of ww2 war movies worth watching over again. These are from an Allied point of view.

 

ETO:

 

To Hell and Back (When joining the 3rd Infantry Division. This movie was required to be watched by all new replacements. Once a Marneman always a Marneman.)

Attack

Von Ryan's Express

The Devil's Brigade

The Big Red One

Battle of Britain (Superior war movie)

Hell is for Heroes

A Bridge to Far

Bridge at Remagen

Go for Broke

12 O'clock High

The Longest Day



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Posted 12 July 2015 - 11:22 AM

Picking just 5 favorite war movies is plain impossible. So here is a list of Pacific themed war movies that never get stale with repeated viewings. Will add a European war list next. :)

 

Warkill

None but the Brave

Ambush Bay

Attack Force Z

Beach Red

Sands of Iwo Jima

Bataan (1943)

Farewell to the King

Hell in the Pacific

Tora Tora Tora

The Caine Mutiny (1954)

Mister Roberts

In Harm's Way

 

(If you are interested in watching a Japanese movie view of WW2. Visit this site for a list of films to check out for a start. http://news.usni.org/2014/04/14/japanese-eyes-world-war-ii-japanese-cinema )

 

 



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Posted 16 June 2015 - 06:49 PM

Someone clicked like on this earlier comment of mine, which caused me to revisit this. Incidentally, SHENANDOAH has been airing on Retroplex recently. Glad to see it on television.

I met Doug McClure once in Los Angeles. And I've been finding that among Doug's fans, this one seems to be the film they re-watch most often. I haven't met a Doug McClure fan who did not own a copy of SHENANDOAH.

 

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 02:07 PM

Haven't seen anyone mention SHENANDOAH (1965), starring James Stewart. A very smart, sometimes emotional, story about a family during the Civil War, standing in as an allegory for Vietnam.

 

Such an excellent film.

Someone clicked like on this earlier comment of mine, which caused me to revisit this. Incidentally, SHENANDOAH has been airing on Retroplex recently. Glad to see it on television.


"The truth? What good is the truth if it destroys us all..?" -- Mady Christians in ALL MY SONS (1948).


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Posted 15 March 2015 - 01:57 PM

Haven't seen anyone mention SHENANDOAH (1965), starring James Stewart. A very smart, sometimes emotional story about a family during the Civil War, standing in as an allegory for Vietnam.

 

Such an excellent film.


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Posted 02 December 2014 - 08:59 AM

Wartime:

1. Gone with the Wind

2. Casablanca

3. La Grande Vadrouille

4. The Great Dictator

5. Doctor Zhivago

 

War:

1. From Here to Eternity

2. The Guns of Navarone

3. All Quiet on the Western Front

4. La Grande Illusion

5. The Bridge on the River Kwai


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