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Vote 4 your top 10 all-time War-Films-(Given the Iraq war,etc.)


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BAND OF BROTHERS(HBO mini-series) is by far the best war film I have ever seen! My favourite WWII era released film is DESTINATION TOKYO with Cary Grant as a submarine captain. John Garfield and Alan Hale Sr. also appear in the film. It is a bit propagandistic, but I love it.

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These are some candidates for my Top 10 List

 

Three kings

Patton

Four Feathers (1939)

Hells Angels (1930)

Horse Soldiers

Enemy at the Gates

Sahara (1943)

Great Escape

Courage Under Fire

Glory

Wake Island

Story of G.I. Joe

Down Periscope (1996)

Final Countdown

Lives of Bengal Lancer

Marine Raiders

Longest Day

Battle Ground

One Minute to Zero

Pork Chop Hill

Bravo Two Zero

Gunga Din

 

Very hard to pick Top 10

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(in no particular order... and excluding films such as CASABLANCA, & MRS. MINIVER, where the majority of the scenes are set outside of battle-fields)

 

- GO FOR BROKE!

- GALLIPOLI

- THE KILLING FIELDS

- TOO LATE THE HERO

- APOCALYPSE NOW

- SERGEANT YORK

- DAS BOOT

- THREE KINGS

- THE DEER HUNTER

- MASH

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I don't have the time to place these "in order" of preference but here are 10 of my favorite war films;

 

1. Paths of Glory

2. Breaker Morant

3. Gettysburg

4. Since You Went Away

5. Zulu

6. Hell is for Heroes

7. Casablanca

8. Waterloo

9. Glory

10. Charge of the Light Brigade (1968)

 

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In no particular order, here are my top ten war flicks (as I hit "post message" I'm wondering what I've forgotten):

 

Das Boot

Three Kings

Jarhead

Apocolypse Now

All Quiet on the Western Front

Casablanca

La Grande Illusion

Empire of the Sun

Bridge on the River Kwai

The Killing Fields

 

For films on the "War at Home", I would add:

 

Mrs. Miniver

Pride of the Marines

Since You Went Away

The Best Years of Our Lives

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Some of these are not necessarilly action war movies,

My dad and I watched all the War movies we could

I'm not a young -un, Some of these haven't been shown in awhile anywhere

 

This land is Mine--.....1943----------Charles Laughton.............................................

Manila Calling............1942..........Lloyd Nolan.....................................................

Wing and a Prayer......1944.........Don Ameche...................................................

Purple heart................1944.........Dana Andrews.................................................

Above and Beyond.......1952.........Robert Taylor..................................................

Underground................1941........Jeffrey Lynn.....................................................

I was an American Spy..1951.......Richard Loo....................................................

Fail Safe........................1964.......Henry Fonda..................................................

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I can't limit it to ten.

 

 

1. Battleground

2. They Were Expendable

3. All Quiet on the Western Front

4. The Big Parade

5. Dunkirk

6. The Great Escape

7. Platoon

8. Guadalcanal Diary

9. The Dawn Patrol

10. Bridge on the River Kwai

11. The Longest Day

12. Twelve O'Clock High

13. Paths of Glory

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I don't know if anyone is still reading this thread but except for 'Three Came Back" nobody mentioned the ladies war movie 'Cry Havoc' with Margaret Sullivan, Ann Sothern, and Joan Blondell. It gave a pretty good interpretation of what the nurses went thru during WWII.

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i like War Films that are Really Anti-War!! Gone with the Wind is Not considered a pro/anti,but the scenes in the makeshift hospital are heart-wrenching and therefor anti-war. John Ford's The Lost Patrol contains in the McLaglen-Douglas Walton scenes particularly,that are also wonderful in the anti-war sentiment !!

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