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Top Ten War Movies?

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posted on Jan, 1 2008 @ 07:09 AM
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Hi all,

Just wondering what you guys think the top ten War movies are?

My top ten:

1: Band Of Brothers
2: Saving Private Ryan
3: Pearl Harbour
4: TigerLand
5: Schindler's List
6: Apocalypse Now
7: The Great Escape
8: Full Metal Jacket
9: Platoon
10: Black Hawk Down
- EDIT: Thanks to SE7EN


What do you guys think?



[edit on 24/12/2007 by JDN24]

[edit on 24/12/2007 by JDN24]




posted on Jan, 1 2008 @ 07:12 AM
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Black hawk down, I think can be put in their aswell at some point



posted on Jan, 1 2008 @ 07:27 AM
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1: Saving Private Ryan
2: Platoon
3: Bridge on the River Kwai
4: Schindler's List
5: Apocalypse Now
6: Band Of Brothers
7: The Great Escape
8: Full Metal Jacket
9: Three Kings
10: The Pianist



posted on Jan, 1 2008 @ 07:55 AM
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1) Tora! Tora! Tora!
2) The Green Beret
3) The Dambusters
4) Fatman and Littleboy
5) Platoon
6) Hamburger Hill
7) The Missiles of October
8) The Battle of Britan
9) Patton
10) The Deer Hunter



posted on Jan, 1 2008 @ 09:38 AM
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1. Patton
2. Cross of Iron
3. Saving Private Ryan
4. The Great Escape
5. The Longest Day
6. Sink the Bismarck
7. Pearl Harbor
8. Sahara
9. The Battle of the Bulge
10.Enemy at the Gates

I'd list Band of Brothers but it's not a movie, it's a mini-series



posted on Jan, 1 2008 @ 10:08 AM
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My list: Not in any particular order.

1. Apocalypse Now
2. Empire of the Sun
3. Full Metal Jacket
4. The Dirty Dozen
5. Kelly's Heroes
6. The Final Countdown
7. Glory
8. The Big Red One
9. When Trumpets Fade
10. Purple Hearts

The fact that we can name so many movies about war should tell us something.



posted on Jan, 1 2008 @ 02:20 PM
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1) Dawn Patrol.
2) Iron Coffins.
3) Enemy Below.
4) Hamburger Hill.
5) Tora, Tora, Tora.
6) Wake Island.
7) Sands of Iwo Jima.
8) Black Hawk Down.
9) Green Berets.
10) The Longest Day.

Not in any particular order. If I had to pick one, I'd have to say Enemy Below. Kurt Jurgens is my hero
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posted on Jan, 1 2008 @ 02:21 PM
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that one flick with meg ryan and denzel was pretty good.. what was it called again? courage under fire?


SR

posted on Jan, 1 2008 @ 02:47 PM
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I would agree with all of the above lists except 'The Deer Hunter' as an actual war movie it's waaaaay over-rated in my opinion considering the content and tone even though it's one of my favourite films of all time.



posted on Jan, 1 2008 @ 02:56 PM
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I don't know how many times I've watched Patton, GREAT movie. Lots of other good ones listed but I'm surprised no one mentioned Midway. The cast is all star:

us.imdb.com...



posted on Jan, 1 2008 @ 04:54 PM
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Have you even watched it? You don't "get it" that's all. Would you care to play? Go in the bathroom (if you have one) and look in the mirror. I'll be waiting, SR.

You are far easier than the movie to understand. Like hunting from a distance? I don't, it's too United States and un-American.

Nick: "If anything happens Mike, you don't - don't leave me over there. You got, you gotta...Just don't leave me. You gotta promise me that, Mike."

Mira



posted on Jan, 2 2008 @ 01:41 AM
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No one has mentioned Stalag 17? www.imdb.com...

Probably my favorite one.

But Green Beret is pretty good, FMJ, just seeing FMJ and one knows what movie you're talking about.



posted on Jan, 2 2008 @ 03:24 AM
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1.Unbearable Brightness of Being (Cold war in Hungary) Daniel Day-Lewis,Juliette Binoche
2.The Engish Pateint (the close of WWII) Ralph Fiennes, Juliette Binoche
3.The Pianist
4.Dr Strangelove (Cold war)
5.The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc (15th Century France) Milla Jovovich
6.South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (war against potty mouth language) funny
7.Troy (Trojan war) Brad Pit
8.Sharp's Rifles (Napolianic wars) Sean Bean
9.Braveheart
10. Chronicles of Riddick (war of the Underverse)

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posted on Jan, 2 2008 @ 09:29 AM
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1. Saving Private Ryan.
2. Apocalypse Now.
3. The Great Escape.
4. The Guns Of Navarone.
5. The Dirty Dozen.
6. Platoon.
7. Von Ryans Express.
8. Full Metal Jacket.
9. The Battle Of The Bulge.
10. Heroes Of Telemark / 633 Squadron.

Just can't make my mind up on last one.


SR

posted on Jan, 2 2008 @ 09:35 AM
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Originally posted by Mira_of_lurk0more
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Have you even watched it? You don't "get it" that's all. Would you care to play? Go in the bathroom (if you have one) and look in the mirror. I'll be waiting, SR.

You are far easier than the movie to understand. Like hunting from a distance? I don't, it's too United States and un-American.

Nick: "If anything happens Mike, you don't - don't leave me over there. You got, you gotta...Just don't leave me. You gotta promise me that, Mike."

Mira


Generally as an actual war movie i find it over rated as i said that was my opinion of it.

All you got for almost half the movie is the way too bloated out point of friends from a small community looking forward to kicking someass then cut to a small scene of Robert de niro flaming someone which is like hmmm great 'long' depiction of the war there.

The torture in the camp and the whittling down of the POW's along with the end is the only good part of that movie cause it shows a different aspect of wars other films rarely show it shows guys who get capturing getting treated like sh*t and getting killed and then how a small community try and deals with the aftermath.

The movie doesn't make the distinction of whether the war changed them or the tourture roulette changed them like how Mike flips in the cabin or crys in the hospital and the whole shebang of how Nicky becomes addicted to roulette.

It's like it the movie doesn't know what it wants to be does it want to show you the what the war psycholigically does to someone and his friends and community or does it just want to show the horrors of an actual war.



Peace



posted on Jan, 2 2008 @ 09:54 AM
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No way I could put a top ten together... No way.

Add to what everyone already has

300 (mostly for the stylistic side)
Zulu
Hero (Chinese flick - Awesome, shot kinda like CTHD)

Battle of Britain - gets two thumbs up, Dad was born at Biggin Hill!!

Saving Private Ryan - Some of my friends from school/cadets are in it.

MonKey




posted on Jan, 2 2008 @ 10:17 AM
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1. Saving Private Ryan
2. We Were Soldiers
3. Black Hawk Down
4. 300
5. Red Dawn
6. Platoon
7. Full Metal Jacket
8. Patton
9. The Beast
10. Aliens



posted on Jan, 3 2008 @ 03:45 PM
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Originally posted by DamnedDirtyApes
7. Glory


Only one person picked this movie up 'til now. Besides being a superbly acted movie, it put Denzel Washington on the A-list. Probably the best movie about an unfortunate Civil War. Props to you DDA!


My 10 in no specific order:

1. Glory
2. The Patriot
3. Schindler's List
4. Saving Private Ryan
5. Platoon
6. We Were Soldiers
7. The Pianist (another great choice)
8. Apocalypse Now
9. The 13th Warrior
10. First Blood

Peace



posted on Jan, 3 2008 @ 07:44 PM
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Dr. Love,
Thanks for the props regarding Glory. I was young when I first saw it and only later did I realize that war's impact. Just things you don't think about as a kid. The scene in the triage/surgery room still makes me gasp.



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