Favorite war movies

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So, what are they?

Mine are:

Saving Private Ryan
Glory
Braveheart
The Bridge over River Kwai
The Great Escape
Schindlers List(I know, not quite war, but still)
The Three Kings(again, but on a personal level I have to admit it)
Empire of the Sun
Kelly's Heroes
The Dirty Dozen
Gallipoli
The Big Red One
Patton
The Longest Day
Platoon
Full Metal Jacket
Apocolypse Now
Hamburger Hill

I could go on, there are so many (my favorite genre) that I really like. But if I had to pick an absolute fave? Saving Private Ryan, of course.

BTW, I will be submitting a quiz for Ryan to Yoda later this week, if anyone cares.
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You pretty much covered all the bases for favorite war movies. All of the ones I would have chosen, are on there. I did enjoy, Behind Enemy Lines. It had a few plot problems and it wasn't that accurate...but still, it had it's moments.
I also liked Black Hawk Down, although I'm not sur it's a "war movie" per se.
...and could we say, Traffic? For the war on drugs?



Originally posted by sadesdrk
...and could we say, Traffic? For the war on drugs?



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How about A Bug's Life?
Wasn't it Grasshoppers against the Ants?
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1. Paths of Glory (1957 - Stanley Kubrick)
"If those sweethearts won't face German bullets, they'll take French ones!"


2. All Quiet on the Western Front (1930 - Lewis Milestone)
"You still think it's beautiful to die for your country? The first bombardment taught us better. When it comes to dying for country, it's better not to die at all."


3. The Thin Red Line (1998 - Terry Malick)
"What difference do you think you can make, one man in all this madness?"


4. NOBI 野火 - Fires on the Plain (1959 - Kon Ichikawa)
"Hey, are you dead?"


5. Apocalypse Now (1979 - Francis Ford Coppola)
"'Never get out of the boat'. Absolutely Goddamn right. Unless you were going all the way. Kurtz got off the boat. He split from the whole fu*king program."


6. The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957 - David Lean)
"This is just a game, this war. You and Colonel Nicholson, you're two of a kind, crazy with courage. For what? How to die like a gentleman, how to die by the rules. When the only important thing is to live like a human being!"


7. Das Boot (1981 - Wolfgang Petersen)
"We'll see. Maybe they're just lying in wait for us until we feel safe enough to surface? These guys aren't stupid. Continue silent running. We'll surface after dark. Then we'll see."


8. The Grand Illusion (1937 - Jean Renoir)
"Frontiers are an illusion. Nature doesn't give a hoot."


9. Full Metal Jacket (1987 - Stanley Kubrick)
"My thoughts drift back to erect-nipple wet dreams about Mary Jane Rottencrotch and the great Homecoming fu*k fantasy. I am so happy that I'm alive, in one piece, and short. I'm in a world of *****, yes. But I am alive. And I am not afraid."


10. M*A*S*H (1970 - Robert Altman)
HOTLIPS: I wonder how such a degenerated person ever reached
a position of authority in the Army Medical Corps?!?
MULCAHY: He was drafted.
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Well, you really did blow all the wind out of our sail, ya know? I mean...what's left to pick?

Oooooh...wait!
Naw, nevermind. I don't want to run this thread amuck.

Edit Just saw Holden's picks...sheesh, he had some I didn't think of. Bastard.



He's such a professional, isn't he? BTW, I figured out where he was getting his quotes for the quote game...now it's not fun anymore



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Originally posted by LordSlaytan
He's such a professional, isn't he? BTW, I figured out where he was getting his quotes for the quote game...no it's not fun anymore
I know. I've made that argument countless times...everybody yells me and I end up not playing. I feel your disdain.



Originally posted by Holden Pike
A professional what?
OMG!!!! That was you in the park?!?!?!?!!?



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Oh, what a cracking Genre!

The Great Escape
The Dirty Dozen
Where Eagles Dare
The Longest Day
Kelly`s Heroes
Hell in the Pacific
Platoon
Three Kings
Saving Private Ryan
Das Boot

The War of the Roses
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A novel adaptation.
Originally posted by Holden Pike
A professional what?
I was wondering who that guy I paid to have anonymous sex with me in the park was!


Apocalypse Now, the most surrealistic, realistic war movie I have ever seen. Movie making at it's best.



I know that it's not a war film so much, but Schindler's List in terms of time and place and such.

I haven't seen Apocalypse Now yet, God knows I've tried. Hopefully I'll get it for my birthday.

Which is coming shortly by the way!
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Originally posted by The Silver Bullet
I know that it's not a war film so much, but Schindler's List in terms of time and place and such.

I haven't seen Apocalypse Now yet, God knows I've tried. Hopefully I'll get it for my birthday.

Which is coming shortly by the way!
If you get it, try to get Hearts of Darkness also. It's the making of Apocolypse Now. A good chance to see genius at work, awsome documentry.



So I've heard. I'd very much like to take a look; what with my psion for filmmaking and all. It's pparently one of the greatest making of documentaries of all time.



--my top 4--

1--> balckhawk down
2-->platoon
3-->behind enemy lines
4-->saving provate ryan



Here's a bunch in no particular order:

1999 THREE KINGS [DAVID O. RUSSELL]
1998 WHEN TRUMPETS FADE [JOHN IRVIN]
1998 SAVING PRIVATE RYAN [STEVEN SPIELBERG]
1993 SCHINDLER'S LIST [STEVEN SPIELBERG]
1990 THE HUNT FOR THE RED OCTOBER [JOHN MATIERNAN]
1990 JACOB'S LADDER [ADRIAN LYNE]
1989 CAUSALTIES OF WAR [BRAIN DE PALMA]
1987 FULL METAL JACKET [STANLEY KUBRICK]
1987 HOPE AND GLORY [JOHN BOORMAN]
1987 EMPIRE OF THE SUN [STEVEN SPIELBERG]
1987 HAMBURGER HILL [JOHN IRVIN]
1986 SALVADOR [OLIVER STONE]
1981 DAS BOOT [WOLFGANG PETERSAN]
1981 GALLIPOLI [PETER WEIR]
1980 THE BIG RED ONE [SAM FULLER]
1979 1941 [STEVEN SPIELBERG]
1979 APOCALYPSE NOW REDUX [FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA]
1979 HANOVER STREET [PETER HYAMS]
1978 THE DEER HUNTER [MICHAEL CIMINO]
1977 SOLDIER OF ORANGE [PAUL VERHOEVEN]
1977 THE DUELLIST [RIDLEY SCOTT]
1977 CROSS OF IRON [SAM PECKINPAH]
1975 BARRY LYNDON [STANLEY KUBRICK]
1974 THE ODESSA FILE [RONALD NEAME]
1972 AGUIRRE THE WRATH OF GOD [WERNER HERZOG]
1970 M*A*S*H [ROBERT ALTMAN]
1970 CATCH-22 [MIKE NICHOLS]
1970 PATTON [FRANKLIN J. SCHAFFNER]
1970 KELLY'S HEROES [BRAIN G. HUTTON]
1968 HELL IN THE PACIFIC [JOHN BOORMAN]
1968 WHERE EAGLES DARE [BRIAN G. HUTTON]
1968 THE BRIDGE AT REMAGEN [JOHN GUILLERMIN]
1967 THE DIRTY DOZEN [ROBERT ALDRICH]
1965 THE BEDFORD INCIDENT [JAMES B. HARRIS]
1964 THE TRAIN [JOHN FRANKENHEIMER]
1964 ZULU [CY ENDFIELD]
1964 DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I STOPPED WORRYING AND LEARNED
TO LOVE THE BOMB [STANLEY KUBRICK]
1963 THE GREAT ESCAPE [JOHN STURGES]
1962 HELL IS FOR HEROES [DON SIEGEL]
1962 LAWRANCE OF ARABIA [DAVID LEAN]
1961 THE GUNS OF NAVARONE [J. LEE THOMPSON]
1957 BRIDGE ON THE RIVER KWAI [DAVID LEAN]
1955 MISTER ROBERTS [JOHN FORD & MERVYN LEROY]
1954 THE CAINE MUTINY [EDWARD DMYTRYK]
1953 BATTLE CIRCUS [RICHARD BROOKS]
1946 NOTORIOUS [ALFRED HITCHCOCK]
1946 THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES [WILLIAM WYLER]
1944 LIFEBOAT [ALFRED HITCHCOCK]
1944 A CANTERBURY TALE [MICHAEL POWELL & EMILE PRESSBURGER]
1942 SABOTEUR [ALFRED HITCHCOCK]
1941 49TH PARALLEL [POWELL & PRESSBERGER]
1930 ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERNFRONT [LEWIS MILESTONE]
1929 WINGS [WILLIAM WELLMAN]