War Movies

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  1. Murrell2878

    Murrell2878 Lets go JETS!
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    Trying to get a list of the best war movies together. Which movies do you think should be on the list. I know there's a ton of really good ones

    Just to start:
    1917
    Saving Private Ryan
    Apocalypse Now
    Dunkirk
     
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    Full Metal Jacket
    The Hurt Locker
    Blackhawk Down
    Inglourious Basterds
    Enemy at the Gates
     
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    Kelly's Heroes...

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    So many good ones.

    Hunt for Red October
    Das Boot
    Siege at Jadotville
    Paths to Glory
    Platoon
     
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    It's bleak and brutal, but unforgettable: "Come and See"
     
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    Boys in Company C
    Casualties of War (has about a 20 minute part that is hellish torment)
     
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    WW II
    Guns of Navarone
    Where Eagles Dare
    Battle of the Bulge
    Bridge at Remagen

    Korean War:
    Bridge at Toko Ri
    Pork Chop Hill

    Vietnam:
    Apocalypse Now
    Platoon
    Full Metal Jacket
     
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    Hacksaw Ridge
    Bridge Too Far
    Thin Red Line

    Deer Hunter?

    I put a question mark next to The Deer Hunter because it didn’t all take place in the setting of war, but the post war trauma that was included in movie was very raw, and real.
     
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  10. barfolomew

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    i didn't think anyone on the board was going to say this. Great choice!

    Great picks by everyone so far.

    Some that haven't been mentioned yet:
    WWII:
    Downfall
    Army of Shadows
    Conspiracy
    Fury
    Zone of Interest
    Greyhound
    The Pianist
    Valkyrie

    WWI:
    Hells Angels
    Paths of Glory
    Reds
    All Quiet on the Western Front


    American Civil War:
    Gettysburg
    Glory

    American Revolution:
    The Patriot
    Washington (with Jeff Daniels)
    Last of the Mohicans (not really the revolution but close enough)

    Grenada:
    Heartbreak Ridge

    Yugoslav Wars:
    Behind Enemy Lines

    Rwanda:
    Sometimes in April

    Mexican Drug War:
    Traffic
    Sicario
    Sicario 2

    Decolonisation:
    The Battle of Algiers


    I'll try to think of some more.
     
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    Three movies from 1970. First, the strangest, and probably best, double feature I ever saw:

    M*A*S*H
    Patton

    Also,

    Catch-22

    I do have to put in the caveat that I am referring to the impact of these movies when they came out. In very different ways, none have aged as well as they might have (especially M*A*S*H and Catch-22), but at the time they were absolutely groundbreaking.
     
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    Also, three great prisoner of war movies: Stalag 17, The Bridge on the River Kwai, and The Great Escape.
     
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    I love Stalag 17. Great film.
     
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    One really good one on Netflix I forgot:

    Beasts of No Nation -

    about a child soldier in an African civil war.
    It's not condescending toward the protagonists or towards Africans, like some movies on this are.
    Really great battle scenes as well.
     
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    I know this thread is more about the movie production / creative & entertainment value, but asking my old man about Vietnam movies (since there were ALOT) he said there was once realistic one:

    Full Metal Jacket (basically said "that's how it was").... and a runner up was Apocalypse Now (which was surprising based on how crazy (great movie) it was)

    When I asked about Platoon, based on the accolades it received.... he said not even close.

    Although these days he wouldnt watch any of it, and I think thats a good thing...
     
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    Glad to see Inglorious Basterds and Enemy at the Gates early under the wire.

    Hacksaw Ridge
    War Horse
    They Shall Not Grow Old
     
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    Great freaking movie! That movie took place during the French and Indian War.
     
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    Honorable mention - Vietnam: "Flight of the Intruder"
     
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    That was a good one!
     
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    My favorites are:

    Full Metal Jacket
    Platoon
    Apocalypse Now
     
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