War Movies

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  1. The Waterboy

    The Waterboy Well-Known Member

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    Can't believe no one brought up Tropic Thunder yet
     
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    typeOnegative13NY Well-Known Member

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    Good call on deer hunter. Haven’t seen it in a long time. Disturbing stuff as a youngster when I first saw it
     
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    The Patriot - AR

    Wonder Woman (2017) really is a WW 1 movie and just getting 2 hours of Gal Gadot is enough to make any list.

    Haven’t seen it in decades but I remember really liking The Big Red 1
     
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    Gallipoli was a great movie but very depressing.
     
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    jixxjr Well-Known Member

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    I have always enjoyed,

    Tora Tora Tora

    A short walk in the daylight.

    Das Boot



    I didn’t see either on the list yet.
     
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    barfolomew Well-Known Member

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    I love Tora Tora Tora! Great film

    dad boot is another all timer

    never watched a short walk in the daylight. What’s it about?
     
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    statjeff22 2008 Green Guy "Most Knowledgeable" Award Winner

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    Just turned on the TV (Paramount TV network) and was reminded that at least part of Forrest Gump is a war movie, with a pretty intense battle scene.
     
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    It was one of the early WW 2 films made after the war. It follows a unit from getting off the beach during an invasion and moving inland. A lot of the action happens off screen which adds to the confusion of what these guys are going through. While not as intense as most of the films mentioned, it feels more honest as to what was going on.
     
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    Lawrence of Arabia
    The Caine Mutiny
    The Longest Day
    30 Seconds over Tokyo
    Between Heaven and Hell
    Battle Cry
    Born on the Fourth of July
    The War Lover
    Darby's Rangers
    Run Silent, Run Deep
    God is my Co-pilot
    Mr. Roberts
    Midway (1976 version)

    Almost any John Wayne war movie including:

    The Sands of Iwo Jima
    In Harm's Way
    The Alamo
    The Horse Soldiers
    They Were Expendable
    Flying Leathernecks

    Will amend when I think of others:

    The Battle of Britain
    Master and Commander
    Captain Horatio Hornblower (1951)
    A Walk in the Sun
    Captain Newman M.D.
    12 O'clock High
    The Best Years of our Lives
    Sahara (1943)
    Action in the North Atlantic
    633 Squadron
    PT109
    The Dirty Dozen
    Battleground
    Land of Mine
    The Train
    Von Ryan's Express
    Operation Crossbow
    The Blue Max
    Sergeant York
    To Hell and Back
    The Enemy Below
    The Red Badge of Courage
    Letters from Iwo Jima
    Men of the Fighting Lady
     
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    John Wayne sucks. Clint Eastwood is way better.
     
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    abyzmul R.J. MacReady, 21018 Funniest Member Award Winner

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    John Wayne was the real life version of how they depicted Captain America in that first movie, parading him around like a symbol of American Freedom and giving him every role that they thought would reinforce that. Most of the roles he played were John Wayne. As a person, though, I think he was pretty cool.
     
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    I liked the searchers and true grit. But Clint Eastwood is the real America
     
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    John Wayne was a fag.
     
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    I have to disagree here. I think Gregory Peck was the real America.
     
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    Or Jimmy Stewart, or Henry Fonda.
     
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    I love Gregory Peck. Great actor! To kill a mockingbird, moby dick, boys from Brazil. That man had gravitas.
     
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    Watching a newish war movie on hbo max. The Kill Team. Only 1/3 of the way through, pretty good so far
     
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    M*A*S*H*

    Stripes

    The Wackiest Ship in the Army

    1941

    Dr. Strangelove

    The Producers

    No Time for Sergeants

    Good Morning Vietnam

    Catch 22

    Tropic Thunder

    Stalag 17
     
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    Anyone looking for an unusual war, or more accurately, post-war movie I recommend a Danish film, Land of Mine. The story is about a group of German POWs, all teenagers, reflecting Hitler's desperation at the end of the war. The group, under the supervision of a Danish sergeant, is assigned the task of removing the hundreds of mines planted on a Danish beach by the German Army earlier in the war.
     
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    He was, I installed two-way mirrors in his pad in Brentwood, and he come to the door in a dress.
     
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