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nvrsummer2

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#1 10 years ago

Can you guys recommend any good WW2 movies other than the obvious ones.

Whats that movie about Hitlers last days? Does it have English subtitles? How close to the truth is the dialog? And yes I know that people have been fooling around and editing the subtitles on youtube....

Im just looking for some obscure movies with some factual storylines....

Thank you.




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#2 10 years ago

I want to see Saints and Soldiers, is it good?




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#3 10 years ago
nvrsummer2;4558080Whats that movie about Hitlers last days? Does it have English subtitles?

"Der Untergang" (or "Downfall" in English). My DVD does have English subtitles but only a "for the hard of hearing" version so it means that if a phone rings or there are explosions or whatever there will be subtitles saying so. It is an amazing movie though. Watch it.




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#4 10 years ago
'[WDWMegaraptor;4558101']I want to see Saints and Soldiers, is it good?

Its quite interesting. THe combat is pretty realistic, the germans aren't shown too much as being idiots (mostly because they are all reenactors from Colorado...), but the premise is lacking in both realism and quality. All in all, watch it more for the cool showing of what really happened at Malame, and some cool combat at the ending.>__<

As for other movies:

Stalingrad Das Boot Der Untergang Svoi Strafbat The Longest Day Tora Tora Tora




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#5 10 years ago

Talvisota Thin Red Line Tali-Ihantala 1944 Letters From Iwo Jima Kelly's Heroes (:p)




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#6 10 years ago

nvrsummer2;4558080Can you guys recommend any good WW2 movies other than the obvious ones.

Whats that movie about Hitlers last days? Does it have English subtitles? How close to the truth is the dialog? And yes I know that people have been fooling around and editing the subtitles on youtube....

Im just looking for some obscure movies with some factual storylines....

Thank you.

I'd suggest to have a look here:

http://forums.filefront.com/entertainment/375163-foreign-war-films.html

:) Oh and I wouldn't call Der Untergang an absure move, it was widely promoted and advertised (TV, cinema, internet, magazines and so on) so it was impossible to miss...

Das Boot Stalingrad Thin red line Der Untergang Theirs the Glory Letters From Iwo Jima (...)




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#7 10 years ago

Among the best movies I'd have to say is The Winterwar, which was posted here on the forums not to long ago. I find the majority of WW2 films kinda cheesy though. They can't capture the realism without an extreme budget most of the time. Films like Saving Private Ryan I kinda found over dramatic, even though it was awesome, they could've cut down on the "MOMMY" parts. I also think Enemy at the Gates would've been better if it were in Russian with English subtitles. Also, pretty much every movie ever made has been subtitled in English.

There are some good prison camp movies aswell such as Stalag 17, old but good, but its not an action movie per say.




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#8 10 years ago

Looking for realism or fun? Band of Brothers is great, although it's a mini serie. True story etc. Raid at Rommel is fun, very fake movie about LRDG. The movie Patton shows some realistic stuff but classic acting and lack of vehicles (but thats because North-Africa is filmed in Spain so they could only use Spanish Army vehicles.) Battle of the Bulge is nice to, also lacking equipment :p Sometimes not telling the truth. And ofcourse the absolute number 1, The Longest Day. If your planning to buy it, buy the black and white. It adds so much atmosphere. Super awesome movie.




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#9 10 years ago

Thanks for help on my list Donutz and Warbear, I was just waking up when I postedXD. Though I wouldn't call The Thin Red Line a good movie....

SPR, The Thin Red Line, Patton, The Battle of Bulge, Band of brothers, are all good movies, but are they realistic? Are they true to history, and real life combat? Not a chance, and I can't watch them without laughing my ass off or yelling angerly at the movie.

Now Stalag 17 or The Great Escape, those are damn good.




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#10 10 years ago

I'd say Thin Red Line is more artistic anti-war movie than for example SPR is.

Also, some other classic films such as Sands of Iwo Jima Guadalcanal Diary Tuntematon Sotilas (Laine version) are good movies aswell.

Also cant forget: Memphis Belle Battle of Britain Schindlers List

Also, I'd say Yamato for being entirely japanese production film which aint bad at all even it at some points has rather cheesy acting, but thats japanese for you.

Also, as mentioned before Patton is a great film aswell if you ignore all the equipment faults it has. I wouldnt go forward without A Bridge Too Far either, because that is a quite good film aswell, not nearly as good as The Longest Day but its still a nice movie.