I will review them in no particular order i will also do older films too.
The Big Red One This movie was ok filled with inaccuracies like most war movies are. The thing that got me though was why is a WWI veteran only a Sgt. he must have been ****ing the Generals wife to still be a seargent after 20+ years in the military.
The Longest day Great film defantly deserves to be updated and i would love to see a remake to bad it wasn't in color :uhm: . I would have perfered it if Speilberg would have remade this movie instead of making Saving Private Ryan.
Tora Tora Toar Another great film with good special effects for there time period a zilllion times better than Pearl Harbor.
Pearl Harbor Such a horrible horrible movie. I got sevral issues to pick with it 1. What are kids doing playing baseball at 7:00AM on a Sunday? 2.Why didn't they go all the way and make it an R rated movie? Damn Disney. 3.What are the odds of any pilot to be picked for the Dolittle raid.
Saving Private Ryan I thought this movie was ok although it had its inaccuarcies it was entertaining. Great cast and memorable characters.
Platoon One of my favorite movies it did i great job in showing the diffrence of ideals between soldiers.
I think Pearl Harbour was a great film.
agree with you on all of them. Peral Harbour was really bad.
You gotta see more war movies though!
Go and watch:
Stalingrad Das Boot Apocalypse Now Full Metal Jacket
a lot more to watch as well.
I take what n0e says way too seriously
27th April 2003
I want to download Stalingrad from somewhere but it aint on kazaa and Direct Connect doesnt work on my comp(yes i tried it in passive mode)... :(
Originally posted by MG42Maniac I think Pearl Harbour was a great film.
You have no taste in war movies ! Before we know it you'll tell us that Saving Private Ryan was historically accurate.
Go stand at the corner of shame !
movies you forgot to mention:
The thin red line: A group of US soldiers attacks a hill on guadalcanal, quite a realistic war movie.
When trumpets fade: A group of US soldiers attacks a hill along the heavily defended German Siegfried line, also quite realistic (although not at all points)
The battle of the Bulge: Very old, very ugly, very unrealistic movie that shows the entire battle of the bulge. Unrealistic elements are: no historically correct tanks whatsoever and king tigers getting blown up dy rolling oilbarrels
A bridge too far: Very nice movie, quite similar to the longest day, it's about operation market garden and it covers pretty much everything.
The bridge over the river kwai: It's about a group of soldiers (can't remember if they were english, american or even australian) who have been take captured by the japanese and taken into a camp where they must construct a bridge for the train to cross, one prisoner escapes and returns to blow up the bridge
A midnight clear: A group of US soldiers are watching the line just before the battle of the bulge begins, on one day they get contacted by a small group of germans that wish to surrender, so they create a fake fight, and shoot in the air, so that the german families don't get hurt if they surrender out of free will. One american however is kind of nuts and he starts shooting the Germans, which leads to the fake fight turning into a real fight where all Germans die and one American dies. Quite a nice movie, especially the part where they first meat and have a snowball fight.
Patton: Quite an old movie about general Patton's carreer in WW2, not very historically correct, but a nice movie nontheless
uhm, I'll post more when I get back from lunch :)
ok, to continue my list:
das boot: The story about a German submarine and it's crew. A very well-known German movie (everyone should have seen this one)
Stalingrad: The name says it all, this movie is about a group of German soldiers in Stalingrad and like most German ww2 movies it really shows you the horror of war. A very good and very realistic movie that is a true must see for ww2 experts and fanatics.
The guns of navarone: Another old war movie, it's about a commando raid on some long distance coastal batteries. Not a very realistic movie.
force 10 from naverone: The sequal to The guns of navarone, I think this is the movie with harrison Ford where they have to blow up a bridge, but that fails, so they blow up a dam (not sure though, and an unrealistic movie by the way)
the battle of midway: the name says it all once again, an old movie about the battle of midway, it has original ww2 footage in it, but other than that it's quite a boring movie
The great escape: A movie about a group of allied prisoners that escape from a German prison. A very nice and well known movie, also quite old.
When I remeber more, I'll be sure to post them ( I know I've seen a lot more, I just can'T remember them all :) )
I just remembered some more movies :) :
Enemy at the gates: A Historically very inaccurate movie about the russian sniper vasillij zaichev. Not a good movie about ww2, but a nice movie nontheless.
Windtalkers: A good, but again very unhistorial movie about US soldiers attacking Japan. The story revolves around the secret language of some native american tribe. The main actor is Nicolas Cage, if anyone is interested
The battle of Britain: Again the name says it all, A movie that covers the entire battle of britain from the beginning until the end. A nice movie, but unfortunately also quite old. It also has original ww2 footage in it.
I think that's it... for world war 2, now for the other war movies I know :) (but they ago in another post)
not - world war 2 movies:
Braveheart A very nice movie with Mel Gibson about the Scottish war against the english, very well know movie everyone should see.
The patriot american movie about the american civil war against the English with Mel Gibson. A nice movie, but not very accurate. (and ofcourse the title say enough...)
Im westen nichts neues: First world war, a German movie about a group of Germans in the trenches, one by one they die until the last one is dead. The report to the German emperor: "Im westen nichts neues"
We were soldiers A movie about the Vietnam war starring (surprise) Mel Gibson! A standard Vietnam movie, very nice movie actually.
I think that's it (and, no I'm not a Mel Gibson fan!)
At least in We Were Soldiers he doesnt fight the Brits.