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Favorite war movies !!

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posted on Nov, 21 2011 @ 04:15 PM
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Great list of movies ..thanks..peace,sugarcookie1

posted on Nov, 21 2011 @ 04:21 PM
Das Boot:

U-96 launching a torpedo attack over a British tanker convoy

posted on Nov, 21 2011 @ 06:38 PM

Originally posted by sugarcookie1
Do you enjoy losing yourself in the clang and clamour of battle? Marines, home of the brave, and home of the tough, Semper Fi "Always faithful" and thats no bluff!!. Marines are mighty and true, they protect our freedom, Honor Courage and comitment it's so true, it's all about protecting the red , the white and the blue!!!. Marines will never break or bend, they're ready to fight and defend.

First off sugarcookie my dear,


Now that I have that off of my chest...

Allow me to add a couple of films.

The Revolution:
The Patriot

The War of Northern Aggression:

Gods and Generals; the Gettysburg prequel: Amidst the backdrop of the beginning of the War of Northern Aggression - some unenlightened individuals call it the Civil War
- this movie took a long hard look at the unshakable faith of Gen. Stonewall Jackson as one of the many sub-plots. He stood (sat on his horse) in the face of withering fire, totally unafraid of Yankee lead, because he was convinced that God had predestined the time of his death and there was nothing he could do about influencing that one way or the other. The simple way he looked up into the heavens and spoke to Father as if He were right there still makes me choke up. Even though it's not a religious movie in any sense, it is historically accurate and just goes to show what one man, unafraid for his own life, can accomplish.

Andrew "Stonewall" Jackson was a Godly man, a man's man, and a Hero of the Confederacy in the War of Northern Aggression. He's definitely someone to look up to, and from whom lessons can be drawn.

And for the "sting of battle," crank up your surround sound and get into the Battle of Bull Run, where Jackson got the nickname "Stonewall:"

Show the Yankee invader the Black Flag, and give him the bayonette! Indeed.

Cold Mountain with Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, and Renee Zelwegger was good.
Ride With The Devil with Tobey Maguire and Skeet Ulrich was also a good film.

World War One:
Lawrence of Arabia

WW 2
To Hell and Back (The story of Audie Murphy)
The Pacific Although not a movie per se, this mini-series on HBO goes into excruciating detail about the Marine Corp's island hopping campaign during WWII. When it comes to the theater, I think the Army in Europe had it relatively easy compared to the trials faced by the Marines in the Pacific. Not only did they have to face an enemy far more vicious and well entrenched than the Nazis, the Marines also had to fight monsoons and tropical diseases as they slugged their way from island to island. I liked this mini-series so much I bought it on DVD.

Hamburger Hill
The Boys in Company C This was the first movie role for R. Lee Ermey.
The Deer Hunter
Good Morning Vietnam
The Green Berets
Uncommon Valor
BAT 21
Flight of the Intruder
Casualties of War
We Were Soldiers

My best friend (also a Jarhead) and I have watched Full Metal Jacket so many times that we amuse each other when we're out camping by reciting the lines back and forth. I'll bet that between the two of us, we could remember 95% of the script by heart.

I'll also add a couple of recent movies having to do with conflicts after Vietnam:

Heartbreak Ridge
Septem8er Tapes
Black Hawk Down
The Hurt Locker
The Men Who Stare At Goats

In closing I'll just say, "Yes. I love war movies, especially if the story is a Corp story."


*Oops, I did it again. I can't help it, it just slips out sometimes.

*Pssst. I gave you a bunch of stars.

edit on 11/21/2011 by OldCorp because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 21 2011 @ 08:08 PM
Sergeant York (my all time)

Kelley's heroes
The Dirty Dozen
The Big Red One
The Green Berets
Enemy at the Gates
The Pianist
Flags of Our Fathers
Battle of the Bulge
Saving Privet Ryan

Apocalypse Now
The killing Fields
Bat 21
Casualties of War
We Were Soldiers
Heartbreak Ridge

Red Dawn (not relevant but still good)

Black Hawk Down
The Hurt locker
Saving Jessica Lynch
Taking Chance

Just a few

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posted on Nov, 21 2011 @ 09:40 PM
The Longest Day. I have an uncle who was shot by a German machine gunner on Utah Beach.

posted on Nov, 21 2011 @ 10:33 PM
A TV show... Blackadder Goes Forth

posted on Nov, 21 2011 @ 10:50 PM
A Bridge Too Far, the true accounts of the 504th PIR crossing of the Waal will make you feel like
a sissy for stubbing your toe. Along with the beginning of
Saving Private Ryan
Midway, gotta have Henry Fonda somewhere
Das Boot
The Longest Day , another Cornelius Ryan book made movie.
D-Day, 6th of June
Band of Brothers

We Were Soldiers

posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 12:02 AM

This movie sucks (Passchendaele) but this battle scene is fantastic.

posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 12:44 AM
Not really a movie per se, but I'd have to go with 'Band of Brothers' as my all time favorite cinematic war experience. Such a good series.

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posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 02:29 AM
Patton is my all time favourtie war movie. Never get tired of watching it. George C. Scott was awesome.

Apocalypse Now is also one of my favourites.

The Eagle Has Landed

Where Eagles Dare


Tora Tora Tora

PT 109
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posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 04:08 AM
reply to post by sugarcookie1

The Battle of Britain,
Das Boot

and the incredible low budget Vietnam war film "How sleep the brave"

posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 04:20 AM
Flame and Citron
Max Manus
Come & See
Zvesda [Star]
These are wonderful movies.Along with mainland Europe the Former USSR & the Baltic states have made some excellent Films over the last 20 years or so

posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 05:00 AM
9th Company was a good one I had watched recently. If you don't mind subtitles. Very gory, high tension and a great story. It is about the Russians in Afghanistan back in the 80's. They were tough as nails because when they were picked from the draft to go they knew they were not coming back.

posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 05:01 AM
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posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 05:17 AM
Great suggestions all! I want to add Flags of Our Fathers and Letters From Iwo Jima and recommend you watch them back to back. I've always liked Clint Eastwood but love him as a director!
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posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 05:20 AM
Thanks for the superb post.
I just saw The Great Escape it was fabulous. can you please suggest movies of same kind.

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posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 05:29 AM
Tropic thunder,inglorious bastards and on a serious side of this platoon and a thin red line

posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 05:30 AM
90% of it is propaganda but if you can get through that...

Post 9/11 Interventions
- The Hurt Locker, Body of Lies, Syriana

1993 Battle of Mogadishu
- Black Hawk Down (2001)

Vietnam Conflict
- Apocalypse Now (Personal favorite), Fullmetal Jacket, Platoon, The Deer Hunter

Cold War Terrorism
- Carlos (2010)

World War 2
- Kelly's Heroes, The Dirty Dozen, A Bridge Too Far, Pearl Harbor

Civil War
- The Good the Bad and the Ugly Trilogy (or the Man with No Name Trilogy), Dances With Wolves

Foreign Conflicts
- The Seven Samurai, 13 Assassins

posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 07:19 AM
Pretty much and endless list.. so I'll add a couple if the more unusual ones I have enjoyed.

I'' start with "2 men went to war"

which is the true story of 2 dentists who decided to invade Europe on their own

and Les Femmes De l'Ombre / Female Agents

which is the story of female resistance fighters.

Although I havn't watched it yet I'm keen to see "Age of Heroes" which is the story of Ian Flemming (James Bond)

posted on Nov, 22 2011 @ 08:10 AM
reply to post by BULLETINYOURHEAD

Aaawww man, you read my mind.
Star for you and the op.

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