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Name your top five favorite war films

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#41 roverrocks


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Posted 23 June 2013 - 12:09 AM

My list in no order of any kind:
Paths of Glory
The Dawn Patrol
Breaker Morant
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
Full Metal Jacket
Twelve O'Clock High
The Train
La Grande Illusion
The Hill
Cross Of Iron
Enemy at the Gates (excluding the ridiculous love interest scenes)
The Seven Samurai

#42 movieman1957



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Posted 01 March 2012 - 03:07 PM

*4. The Bridges of Toko-ri*
*5. The Lost Battalion (A&E Television Movie)*

Good and offbeat selections. "The Lost Battalion" is coming up on my Netflix queue. It's been a while since I've seen "Bridges" but I always thought the climax was pretty intense. I also thought it good to see Mickey Rooney as a more regular type character.

"The Steel Helmet" and "Men In War" also would go on a list that everyone else has covered.

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#43 ERROL23


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Posted 29 February 2012 - 07:55 PM

1Pride Of The Marines
2 Flying Tigers
3God Is My Copilot
4 Sahara
5 Purple Heart

#44 fredbaetz


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Posted 29 January 2012 - 02:34 AM

So many really great ones. But here's mine:

1- "All Quite on the Western Front"
2- "Paths of Glory"
3- Battleground"
4 "They Were Expendable"
and to good to omit {Just a few}
Twelve O'Clock High
"Saving Private Ryan"
"The Steel Helmet"
"The Big Red One"
"Story of G.I.Joe"
"The Bridge on the River Kwai"

#45 PhillColeman


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Posted 29 January 2012 - 12:16 AM

Between the age of 5 and 18 1/2 (when I arrived in Vietnam) I must have watched a couple hundred war movies... all of which I thought were great. However, after serving in a war zone I found the only war movies that had any strong credibility or validity were those war movies that had no female characters distracting from the war's depicted.


#46 johngla



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Posted 28 January 2012 - 04:10 PM

Top 5 - tough choice. In no partcular order:

Bridge On the River Kwai
Inglorious Basterds
San Demitro London
The Longest Day

But I'm pretty much a fan of any Pacific theater WWII films, especially sub films. I think I was a submariner in an earlier life.

Edited by: johngla on Jan 28, 2012 3:32 PM

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Posted 16 January 2012 - 10:44 PM

{font:Times New Roman} {font}{font:}{color:black}Thank you for *30 Seconds Over Tokyo* Saturday night. This is on a par with *Battleground* as one of the most realistic war films ever made. {font}

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{font:Times New Roman} {font}{font:}{color:black}I liked how the Chinese people were portrayed so humanly and we saw what Japan had done to them as well as us. Then they got the Commies. Let's hope they get a break of freedom soon.{font}

{font:Times New Roman} {font}{font:}{color:black}This must have been a real morale booster for soldiers and civilians that year. Damn good movie!{font}

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#48 prc1966


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Posted 06 January 2012 - 06:56 PM

1. Battleground (1949)

2. The Great Escape

3. The Longest Day

4. The Bridges of Toko-ri

5. The Lost Battalion (A&E Television Movie)

#49 michelponting



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Posted 07 December 2011 - 01:58 AM

I like to watch this type of movies.My favorite war movies are:

Black Hawk Down
The Last of the Mohicans
The Longest Day
The Battle of Algiers
The Hurt Locker
The English Patient
Born on the Fourth of July
The Killing Fields

#50 Daria


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Posted 29 November 2011 - 04:51 PM

Here goes....

Battle of Britain
Tora. Tora. Tora.
Blackhawk Down
Apocalypse Now
A Bridge Too Far
The Longest Day

That's eight........oh well.

#51 eafrn


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Posted 04 November 2011 - 12:13 PM

In no particular order:

Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Schindler's List (1993)
The Guns of Navarone (1961)
The Great Escape (1963)
Yanks (1979) - This is a sleeper that many have not seen or heard of. It stars the young Richard Gere. It's a story worth seeing! It finally came out on DVD last year!

#52 mrroberts


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Posted 06 October 2011 - 11:20 PM

*Command Decision* , *Bridges At Toko Ri* , *Mister Roberts* , *The Train* , *The Great Escape* , just 5 that first come to mind, there are many others.

#53 Bill711


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Posted 05 October 2011 - 12:52 PM

stick, I like all the movies on your list. My list of top 20 favorite war films follows. I could not restrict it to just 5 and had a hard time narrowing it down to just 20.

1999 Saving Private Ryan
1955 To Hell and Back
1944 Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
1945 Objective, Burma!
1943 Air Force
1957 The Enemy Below
1933 Hell Below
1943 Edge of Darkness
1976 Midway
1990 The Memphis Belle
1943 Sahara
1940 Northwest Passage
1962 Lawrence of Arabia
1960 Sink the Bismarck
1964 Zulu
1980 The Big Red One
2001 The Lost Battalion
1951 The Red Badge of Courage
1970 Patton
1962 The Longest Day

#54 thestick


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Posted 04 October 2011 - 01:38 AM

Here's my list not in any specific order:
1. Stalag 17
2. They Were Expendable
3. The Train
4. Kelly's Heroes
5. The Great Escape
6. A Bridge Too Far (just had to add 1 more)

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