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movienut (Darwin H.)



Subject: Top 10 - War
Date Posted: 1/13/2008 5:58 PM ET
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OK folks. Let's hear your top 10 War movies. Feel free to come back and update your list if you need to. It will help us see what other members like and maybe even give us ideas of what to check out next! Here we go:

**Band of Brothers** (cheating a bit here since it's a made for TV mini series but it is incredible)

Das Boot

The Pianist

Patton

Platoon

Pork Chop Hill

Saints and Soldiers

Saving Private Ryan

Stalingrad

The Thin Red Line

Uprising

Band of Brothers and Patton in a dead heat for my favorite war "movie" of all time.



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tangiemoff (Tangerine M.)


Date Posted: 1/25/2008 12:33 PM ET
Member Since: 12/8/2007
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Gettysburg

Gods and Generals

Glory

Windtalkers

Saving Private Ryan

Flags of Our Fathers

The Thin Red line

Platoon

Apocalypse Now

Full Metal Jacket

bookaholic (DIANE M.)


Date Posted: 1/26/2008 6:43 PM ET
Member Since: 12/27/2007
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Here is mine:

PATTON

DIRTY DOZEN

KELLY'S HEROES

THE HORSE SOLDIERS

THE WINGS OF EAGLES

FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (the original)

SERGEANT YORK

THE FIGHTING 69TH

WHAT PRICE GLORY

GREEN BERETS

EllieW (Ellie W.)


Date Posted: 2/26/2008 12:46 AM ET
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Here's my top ten.

Band of Brothers ( technically a series, but definitely the best IMO )

Saving Private Ryan

Glory

Platoon

Full Metal Jacket

The Longest Day

Tora Tora Tora

A Walk in the Sun

They Were Expendable

Twelve O'clock High

It was hard narrowing it down to 10.

movienut (Darwin H.)


Date Posted: 2/26/2008 10:08 AM ET
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Ellie,

Agreed. Band of Brothers is fantastic and definitely would be in my top ten. I discounted it as it was an HBO series. (Hmmm...looks like I should have discounted Uprising for the same reason). But it ranks right up there with Patton in my mind. By the way, thanks for the info. on the 2 other war movies you are shipping my way right now. I love this genre and have about 100 of them.

Glory - I agree with Ellie and Tangie. Also very good - just got nudged out of my top 10. I really enjoyed Full Metal Jacket and The Longest Day as well. Have any of you seen "A Midnight Clear?" Also a very good intense movie on the individual soldier level. It raises some interesting questions about war and courage and personalizes the experience more than the epic battle movies. It would be in my top 15 or 20.

Speaking of which, I may need to make this a Top 15 or 20 list before too long. I have some serious contenders for top spots in my collection that I have not had time to watch yet including:

Come and See, Downfall, both Flags of our Fathers and Letters to Iwo Jima, Schindler's List, a Walk in the Sun, and The Winter War.

Here's hoping a very peaceful day to you all!



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EllieW (Ellie W.)


Date Posted: 2/26/2008 1:04 PM ET
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It's really hard now that I'm remembering more that I really liked. Like Das Boot, A Bridge Too Far, and The Great Escape.

I haven't seen A Midnight Clear, but I've heard good things about it. And I forgot Schindler's List. I may have to rethink my top 10.

Syrena (Jozlyn H.)


Date Posted: 3/16/2008 1:34 AM ET
Member Since: 11/27/2007
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A Very Long Engagement

Europa Europa

The Pianist

Musa the Warrior

Kagemusha

macddesign (Michael M.)


Date Posted: 3/27/2009 1:24 AM ET
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saving private ryan

apocalypse now

the great escape

enemy at the gates

the patriot

full metal jacket

braveheart

we were soilders

U-571

the last samari

AceHunter (Preston J.)


Date Posted: 7/28/2009 6:17 PM ET
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Saving Private Ryan

Battleground

The Story of G.I. Joe

Apocalypse Now

Blackhawk Down

Band of Brothers

Back to Bataan

The Great Escape

Schindler's List

Glory

movienut (Darwin H.)


Date Posted: 1/21/2010 10:17 PM ET
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** Bump **  for updates (check if your top 10 is still the same) and more posters please.

;)



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THEBLUEMAX (Mark T.)


Date Posted: 8/24/2010 12:38 AM ET
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#1-  PATTON

#2-  THE LONGEST DAY

#3-  IN HARM'S WAY

#4-  MIDWAY

#5-  BATTLE OF BRITAIN

#6-  DAS BOOT

#7-  THE BLUE MAX

#8-  SINK THE BISMARCK

#9-  TWELVE O'CLOCK HIGH

#10-  THE BRIDGE AT REMAGEN

This is my Top 10 and I chose the older films because I feel these were more authentic due to using advisers who served in world war 2 and still had a very good memory of those battles they fought in. Also these films were made by the people who actually lived in that era and could best relate that experience to the picture.

jimpierc (Jim P.)



Subject: War Films
Date Posted: 10/4/2010 12:27 PM ET
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Big Red One

All quiet on the Western Front

Blue Max

The Lost Battalion

Bridges of Toko Ri

Midway

I'm a Vietnam veteran, but love movies about all war.

movienut (Darwin H.)


Date Posted: 1/18/2011 2:38 PM ET
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