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USAA Magazine's Best Military Films

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Just got the latest issue of this magazine and it had its members top picks for best military movies ever made, chronologically:

 

Twelve O'Clock High - I agree, great leadership film

The Bridge on the River Kwai - also a great leadership film

The Longest Day - I remember liking it, but it's been a long time since I saw it

Patton - yes, a great film, also about leadership

The Deer Hunter - powerful, if factually flawed

Saving Private Ryan - incredible opening sequences & a memorable knife scene

We Were Soldiers - haven't seen it, guess I'll have to;-)

 

It also includes an inset of "10 more worth watching":

 

Paths of Glory - the danger of generals too far removed from the action!

The Guns of Navarone - not sure if this is a must see

In Harm's Way - don't think I've seen it, is John Wayne in it?

The Dirty Dozen - very entertaining

Tora! Tora! Tora! - factually accurate, I'm told ... a little dull;-)

Apocalypse Now - yuck! I know this film has a lot of fans though

Das Boot - after watching this, I'm amazed that anyone ever wanted to serve in a submarine

Top Gun - great soundtrack

Schindler's List - everyone should see once they're old enough, and never forget!

Band of Brothers - I haven't seen this HBO series, I may have to rent it

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Out of all of those, BAND OF BROTHERS is by and far the best. It is a factual account of a company of paratroopers during WWII(101ST ABN. DIV.)The DVD collection is well worth the ninety dollars I spent on it!

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My personal favourites(perhaps some are not the best films, but I enjoy them).

BAND OF BROTHERS

DESTINATION TOKYO

THE HORSE SOLDIERS

THE DIRTY DOZEN

SANDS OF IWO JIMA

BATTLE CRY

ZULU

DOGS OF WAR

DAS BOOT

CROSS OF IRON

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