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Top Ten War Movies?

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posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 02:29 PM
What no Red Dawn anyone?

Group of high school kids take down the invading Russian army. With a all star cast. Doesn't get better than that.

posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 02:43 PM

Originally posted by Dr Love
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

I need to quote myself because I'd like to drop one and add one. I'm going to drop Apocalypse Now and add Enemy at the Gates, which I overlooked the first time. Although a classic, Apocalypse Now moves to #11 because of it's bizarreishness.

And don't forget one thing about John Rambo.............a good supply of body bags!


posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 02:49 PM
Enemy at the Gates was a really good movie. Russia's contribution to WW2 is sadly lacking in this part of the world.

Now, does Monty Python and the Holy Grail qualify?
If not how about Excalibur?

posted on Jan, 4 2008 @ 03:25 PM
reply to post by intrepid

I figure, judging by a few of the choices so far, if there's a war scene in the movie it qualifies.

I was actually thinking of putting Gladiator on my list.


[edit on 4-1-2008 by Dr Love]

posted on Jan, 5 2008 @ 02:56 PM
I don't recall Sahara and Three Kings actually being war movies. A war movie is 2 military factions against one another. Not 4 men, getting some gold. Those are more action movies. Being in a camouflage uniform doesn't mean its an automatic war movie.

[edit on 5-1-2008 by jca2005]

posted on Jan, 5 2008 @ 07:49 PM
Some of the tensest moments in film that contain no profanity . . .

Run Silent, Run Deep (America losing subwar to japan)

Destination Tokyo (suicide sub mission)

The Enemy Below (America vs. u boats in N. atlantic

The Longest Day (a previous generations "private ryan")

A Bridge Too Far (Operation Market Garden)

A Walk In The Sun ( 1945 movie about the landing in italy )

The Duel ( Napoleonic era; Rideley Scott's finest work )

posted on Jan, 5 2008 @ 07:56 PM
Sometimes I watch Das Boot to brush up on my German. Because their accents are hideous and they don't ever decline their verbs or articles---It's practically Chinese, the way they speak it.

posted on Jan, 6 2008 @ 09:45 AM
I thought U-571 was a damn good war movie too. Any movie that can provide entertainment despite the presence of John Bon Jovi, is worthy.


posted on Jan, 13 2008 @ 01:27 AM
This is my top 10 list of War Movies:
1. Saving Private Ryan;
2. Schindler's List;
3. Enemy At The Gates;
4. The Alamo (2005);
5. Apocalypse Now;
6. Zulu Dawn;
7. A Bridge Too Far;
8. Braveheart;
9. Kelly's Heroes; and,
10. Red Dawn
There were a lot of good choices made by everyone who has posted on this thread. As nice as it was to see a lot of the same choices, I was also glad for the diversity of the choices made, too.

posted on Jan, 13 2008 @ 04:31 AM
1. The Great Escape
2. Schindlers List
3. Dr. Strangelove
4. Saving Private Ryan
5. Bridge on the River Kwai
6. Swing Kids (civilian front)
7. Band of Brothers (series)
8. Seven Years in Tibet
9. All Quiet on the Western Front
10. Johnny Got His Gun

posted on Jan, 15 2008 @ 08:29 PM
1. Das Boot
2. Apocalypse Now
3. The Killing Fields
4. Dogs Of War
5. The Great Escape
6. Deer Hunter
7. Gallipoli
8. Patton
9. Full Metal Jacket
10. Tora! Tora! Tora!

I don't like the bubblegum flicks like Red Dawn, too silly and ill-conceived.


posted on Jan, 16 2008 @ 05:24 PM
My Top Ten List, in no particular order:

Saving Private Ryan


The Great Escape

We Were Soldiers

The Guns Of Navarrone

Black Hawk Down

The Kingdom

The Sands Of Iwo Jima

Apocalypse Now

Schindler's List

Other favorites of mine, include:

Hamburger Hill

Full Metal Jacket

The Big Red One




... Kelly's Heroes (Not to be confused with Hogan's Heroes, BTW).

posted on Jan, 22 2008 @ 11:13 AM
reply to post by JDN24

Well i think that enemy at the gates has to be top 5 atleast, its all sniper, but still great. My number one personaly.


posted on Jan, 22 2008 @ 01:09 PM
1. Black Hawk Down
2. Enemy At The Gates
3. Behind Enemy Lines
4. We Were Soldiers
5. Kingdom Of Heaven
6. Pearl Harbour
7. Rambo Trilogy
8. The Beast Of War
9. Saving Private Ryan

[edit on 22-1-2008 by kangjia57]

posted on Jan, 22 2008 @ 02:10 PM
No particular order-
1. blackhawk down
2. full metal jacket
3. Platoon
4. Hamburger hill
5.We were soldiers
6. Windtalkers
7. Braveheart
8. Enemy at the gate
9. Aliens
10. Starship troopers.

posted on Jan, 23 2008 @ 01:39 AM
Here are some I've watched in no particular order:

Band of Brothers (All series).
Black Hawk Down
Predator (Well, it’s war: 'us' vs. 'them').

Red Dawn
Saving Private Ryan
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Tora, Tora, Tora
Zulu Dawn

posted on Jan, 24 2008 @ 01:59 PM
1: Full Metal Jacket and Patton are a tie for me here...
2. Saving Private Ryan
3. Hamburger Hill
4. Apocalypse Now
5. The Dirty Dozen
6. Red Dawn
7. Braveheart
8. Platoon
9. The Patriot
10. The Messenger

Pearl Harbor had some great visuals, and Escape from Sobibor remains the BEST deathcamp film ever made...

[edit on 24-1-2008 by Gazrok]

posted on Feb, 7 2008 @ 02:09 PM
When I first saw "The Deer Hunter" I was blown away! I can remember when it was out on VHS begging people to see it. Then I watched it again myself after many years and I was greatly disappointed. I can't remember why I was so disappointed but I think another poster covered it pretty good.

I could watch "The Great Escape" a million times. When I think of war movies I think of my Dad (who is gone now) and John Wayne. He loved old war flicks and he watched everything with the Duke in it.

posted on Feb, 16 2008 @ 08:21 AM
How about All Quiet on the Western Front?
I also think Midway should be in the top ten.
Where Eagles Dare
The Eagle Has Landed

posted on Feb, 16 2008 @ 08:25 AM
Hmm by the look of things, you really cant have a top ten list can you?
Maybe i should have made it "Top 50 War Movies"?

I think that would have probably been better

Anyway i think i have to add "The Kingdom" to my list. Really enjoyed it

[edit on 24/12/2007 by JDN24]

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