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For anyone interested, the Clint Eastwood / Don Siegel collab The Beguiled is leaving Tubi in America at the end of the month. I'm starting it right now.

On a side note, I didn't know it had Mrs. Brisby herself.


EDIT: I'm inches away from loving this.



I just rewatched Dunkirk because I was listening to an old Blank Check about it. Only saw it once before back when it first opened in IMAX. I know all the cool kids are hating on Nolan these days but it’s still a helluva picture. The sound design alone is worth it.



I just rewatched Dunkirk because I was listening to an old Blank Check about it. Only saw it once before back when it first opened in IMAX. I know all the cool kids are hating on Nolan these days but itís still a helluva picture. The sound design alone is worth it.

Thanks for the reminder; I need to see that before I see Oppenheimer.


On that subject, Dunkirk is one of the movies that doesn't have a list spot yet.



Okay, now this is right. I was just ahead of my time.

July 26th. Allowing a few days for Oppenheimer, and repeating my intention of ensuring enough people have enough time for the longer movies, especially the entire War and Peace series and Shoah.



July 26th. Allowing a few days for Oppenheimer, and repeating my intention of ensuring enough people have enough time for the longer movies, especially the entire War and Peace series and Shoah.
I'm still watching war films every night, except for the occasional 31st HoF film. And I'd started watching war films right after the poll looked like our next countdown was War. Having a blast watching these movies too!


*and no I'm not voting for that movie!



Geez I'm really slacking on the forum action lately. Come and See and MASH are two that I wanted to watch since it's been a long time.
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Geez I'm really slacking on the forum action lately. Come and See and MASH are two that I wanted to watch since it's been a long time.
You still got time, like 6 weeks or so. I'm sure those both will be locks on the countdown.



Society ennobler, last seen in Medici's Florence
Hope, you don't forget about the Billy Wilder's

Five Graves to Cairo (1943)

Starring Franchot Tone, Anne Baxter and Erich von Stroheim

One more war-thriller in Africa.

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Here's a comprehensive list of war movies appearing in all our current lists. I spent the week putting this together for anyone who may want to work on completing other lists while going through this. Btw, I believe the list with the most war movies is the Foreign Language Oscar Winners.

1917 (2019)
A Man Escaped (1956)
A Matter of Life and Death (1946)
A Year of the Quiet Sun (1984)
The Act of Killing (2012)
The African Queen (1951)
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)
Anne Frank Remembered (1995)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Army of Shadows (1969)
The Ascent (1977)
The Assault (1986)
Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987)
Barry Lyndon (1975)
Battleship Potempkin (1925)
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
The Battle of Algiers (1966)
The Beguiled (1971)
The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
The Big Red One (1980)
The Birth of a Nation (1915)
The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1932)
Black and White in Color (1976)
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Braveheart (1995)
The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)
Burnt by the Sun (1994)
Cabiria (1914)
The Caine Mutiny (1954)
Casablanca (1942)
Cavalcade (1933)
The Charge of the Light Brigade (1936)
Chronicle of the Years of Fire (1975)
Closely Watched Trains (1966)
Come and See (1985)
Coming Home (1978)
The Counterfeiters (2007)
The Cranes Are Fling (1957)
The Cruel Sea (1953)
The Dam Busters (1955)
Das Boot (1981)
The Deer Hunter (1978)
Der Verlorene (1951)
The Diary of Anne Frank (1959)
The Dirty Dozen (1967)
Downfall (2004)
Dr. Strangelove (1964)
Dr. Zhivago (1965)
Duck Soup (1933)
Duck You Sucker (1971)
Education for Death (1943)
The English Patient (1996)
Europa Europa (1990)
Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)
Fail Safe (1964)
Fires Were Started (1943)
Forbidden Games (1952)
Friendly Persuasion (1956)
From Here to Eternity (1953)
Full Metal Jacket (1987)
The Garden of the Finzi-Continis (1970)
The General (1926)
Glory (1989)
Gone With the Wind (1939)
Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
Grave of the Fireflies (1988)
The Great Dictator (1940)
The Great Escape (1963)
The Grey Zone (2001)
Gunga Din (1939)
The Guns of Navarone (1961)
Hearts and Minds (1974)
Hell's Angels (1930)
Henry V (1944)
Hope and Glory (1987)
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
The Human Condition 1 (1959)
The Human Condition 3 (1961)
The Hurt Locker (2008)
In Which We Serve (1942)
Incendies (2010)
Indochine (1992)
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Jojo Rabbit (2019)
Judgment at Nuremberg (1961)
Kagemusha (1980)
The Killing Fields (1984)
The Last Chance (1945)
The Last Command (1928)
The Last of the Mohicans (1992)
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
Lťon Morin, Priest (1961)
Lifeboat (1944)
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943)
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997)
Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing (1955)
Major Dundee (1965)
The Man Who Would Be King (1975)
MASH (1970)
Master and Commander (2003)
Mediterraneo (1991)
Men Without Wings (1946)
The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944)
Mrs. Miniver (1942)
Mudbound (2017)
Mulan (1998)
Night and Fog (1956)
No Man's Land (2001)
Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
Paths of Glory (1957)
Patton (1970)
Persepolis (2007)
The Pianist (2002)
Platoon (1986)
Private Benjamin (1980)
Ran (1985)
Red Meadows (1945)
Religulous (2008)
Restrepo (2010)
Richard III (1955)
Rio Conchos (1964)
Rome, Open City (1945)
Sands of Iwo Jima (1949)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Schindler's List (1993)
Senso (1954)
Sergeant York (1941)
Shoah (1985)
The Shop on Main Street (1965)
Son of Saul (2015)
Sophie's Choice (1982)
Spartacus (1960)
Stalag 17 (1953)
Stripes (1981)
The Thin Red Line (1998)
Things to Come (1936)
The Tin Drum (1979)
To Be or Not To Be (1942)
To Have and Have Not (1944)
Triumph of the Will (1935)
Tropic Thunder (2008)
The Turning Point (1945)
Two Mules for Sister Sara (1970)
Ugetsu (1953)
Underground (1995)
Waltz with Bashir (2007)
War and Peace Pt. 1 (1965)
War and Peace Pt. 2 (1965)
War and Peace Pt. 3 (1967)
War and Peace Pt. 4 (1967)
Waterloo Bridge (1940)
When the Wind Blows (1986)
The Wind That Shakes The Barley (2006)
The Wind Rises (2013)
Wings (1927)
Wonder Woman (2017)
Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
Zulu (1964)



Hope, you don't forget about the Billy Wilder's

Five Graves to Cairo (1943)

Starring Franchot Tone, Anne Baxter and Erich von Stroheim

One more war-thriller in Africa.

Anyone have a link to this? I was searching for it somewhile ago and couldn't locate



For anyone who may be interested, Crimson Tide is eligible and has no current list positions. I know it's currently available on Tubi in America. Be sure to check Justwatch, Decider or Plex for streaming war movies in your location.



I'm also reposting this list of directors who often make war movies, with a couple of new additions.
  • Abel Gance (Napoleon, The battle of Austerlitz, J'Accuse)
  • Akira Kurosawa (Ran, Kagemusha, The Most Beautiful)
  • Andrzej Wajda (Ashes and Diamonds, Kanal, A Generation, Katyn, Korczak)
  • Claude Lanzmann (Shoah, Sobibor, The Karski Report)
  • Clint Eastwood (Letters from Iwo Jima, Flags of Our Fathers, American Sniper, Heartbreak Ridge)
  • David Lean (Lawrence of Arabia, Dr. Zhivago, The Bridge on the River Kwai)
  • Edward Zwick (Legends of the Fall, Glory, The Last Samurai, Defiance, Courage Under Fire
  • Gillo Pontecorvo (The Battle of Algiers, Kapo, Burn)
  • Lewis Milestone (All Quiet on the Western Front, Edge of Darkness, Halls of Montezuma, Pork Chop Hill, A Walk in the Sun)
  • Masaki Kobayashi (Human Condition trilogy, Tokyo Trial)
  • Oliver Stone (Platoon, Born on the Fourth of July, Alexander)
  • Ridley Scott (Black Hawk Down, The Duellists, Kingdom of Heaven)
  • Roberto Rossellini (Rome Opern City, Paisan, Germany Year Zero,
  • Samuel Fuller (The Big Red One, Fixed Bayonettes, The Steel Helmet)
  • Sergai Bondarchuk (War and Peace 1-4, Fate of a Man, Waterloo)
  • Stanley Kubrick (Full Metal Jacket, Paths of Glory, Dr. Strangelove, Spartacus, Barry Lyndon, Fear and Desire)
  • Steven Spielberg (Schindler's List, Empire of the Sun, Saving Private Ryan, 1941, War Horse)



After more than 30 war movies, I finally found one that changes my ballot. Not revealing, but I'm still gonna post about it. And there are still so many I have to watch.



I rewatched War Witch (also known as Rebelle, 2012) today. This powerful Oscar-nominated Canadian film is about an African girl who was abducted by the rebel army at the age of 12 and forced to be a child soldier. In her debut performance, young Rachel Mwanza is extraordinary. Prior to being cast in the film, Mwanza was living on the streets. She won the Silver Bear award for best actress at the Berlin International film festival, as well as the Canadian Screen Award for best actress. War Witch is definitely in strong contention for my ballot and I hope it makes the countdown. It is currently available to stream on CBC Gem or Hoopla in Canada or on Tubi, Pluto tv, or Kanopy in the US. I recommend everyone check out War Witch.



Ummm... guys? ... Tropic Thunder is on our favorite Russian streaming service. In English. What luck. If you want the link, I'll PM you.



Society ennobler, last seen in Medici's Florence
Treat Williams recently passed away...

...hope enough people know and like this Miloö Forman's Hippie Anti-war Musical which was grand hit back in the day.
Kind of eligible for this show according to Letterboxd.

Hair (1979)

Directed by Miloö Forman
Starring John Savage, Treat Williams and Beverly D'Angelo

Great melodies are featured here...



The trick is not minding
If it hasnít been mentioned yet, The Last of the Mohicans is a war film, as it depicts The French-Indian War, and should be merit consideration for your ballots.