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Oblivious

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#1 10 years ago

List your 5 favorites. List more if you can't help it (or less, whatever). List why if you care to, or don't. Quibble with others about their poor war movie taste ...or praise them for being such cinematic gurus. There's no rules, this is war! [SIZE="1"](well, I guess there's forum rules. anyways...)[/SIZE]

-Das Boot (just unbelievably tense. Long periods of boredom followed by sheer terror!) -Apocalypse Now (I love the smell of napalm in the morning) -Full Metal Jacket (mainly for boot camp, wavers a bit afterwards) -Band of Brothers (some incredible episodes and yeah, I know it's not a movie) -Der Untergang (fascinatingly disturbing)

also... -Blackhawk Down (intense modern warfare) -Patton (gotta love the speech) -Kelly's Heroes (it's damn fun, WOOF! WOOF!) -Enemy at the Gates (ahhh... snipers, who doesn't like snipers?) -Platoon (a little Hollywood, but still quite good)

I'm leaving out some other good ones, but they can't all make the list.

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Yeah, that's right. I'm leaving out the beloved Saving Ryan's Privates. Other than the incredible landing scene, there's not too much else in it I'm a big fan of. Too Hollywood and too much "Yay for America" stuff for me, even as an American. Don't mean to sound condescending to SPR fans (yet I ironically feel the need to explain exclusion), I just think it's the most overrated war movie ever. Beat me up about it, I don't care, I still won't like it any better! :p I do have the DVD though. Go figure. [/soapbox]

Yeah, we've done this in the past, but I can't find any recent threads [SIZE="1"](cue the inevitable thread monkeys)[/SIZE], so why not do it again?




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#2 10 years ago

The only one that really sticks out for me is Deer Hunter.




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#3 10 years ago
Ihaterednecks;4372017The only one that really sticks out for me is Deer Hunter.

Yet you hate Red-Necks. -.-




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#4 10 years ago

One word. Rednecks. The guy plays Russian Roulette, how is that a redneck thing?




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#5 10 years ago

My favourite war movies? Let's see... -Saving Private Ryan (yes there is another scene... nearly at the end, when one of them sits on the bridge (was it on the bridge?) and shoots at that tank with his pistol...) -Das Boot -Enemy at the Gates -Blackhawk Down -The Pianist (if that counts as one)


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fett321

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#6 10 years ago

Hmm... not the easiest, but there are a few that come to mind. Full Metal Jacket. Heartbreak Ridge - Always figured basic training should be like that. Das Boot Flags of our Fathers - shows what vets must feel after a war like that. The Dirty Dozen.




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#7 10 years ago

1: When Eagles Dare 2: Kelly's heroes 3: Tobruk 4: Dirty Dozen 5: Force 10 to Navrone




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#8 10 years ago

One...enemy at the gates because it is not about an american soldier killing 1000s of nazies, commies or terrorists. I haven't seen much war movies but I used to like delta force movies when I was a kid. I can't remember any other I liked...




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#9 10 years ago

Band of brothers Blackhawk down Enemy at the gates

Can't think of much more...




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#10 10 years ago

1) Battle Of Britain - 1969 (Honest to god Spitfires and Heinkels and Spanish 109's)

2) Das Boot - 1981 (This one needs no explanation)

3) Tora Tora Tora - 1970 (Shows the truth including Japans attempt to declare war before the bombs fell )

4) Patton - 1970

5)The Longest Day - 1962

And I want to add Battle Of The Bulge. Yes it had M47 Patton tanks and M24 Chaffee's and did not have real Tigers and Panthers but as a kid I didnt care. I loved that movie and still like to watch when the tankers are all singing "Das Panzerlied"




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