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Great war movies.

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by djtidebuck, Feb 28, 2005.

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  1. djtidebuck

    djtidebuck Hang on Sloopy

    Patton, Saving Private Ryan, The Longest Day, Dirty Dozen, Battle of the Bulge, Apocalypse Now
     
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  2. BUCKWEISER

    BUCKWEISER Banned

    Hamburger Hill And Full Metal Jacket. Also, Not Really A War Movie But Blackhawk Down.
     
  3. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    My Top-5

    Apocalypse Now, Paths of Glory, Ran, Glory, Saving Private Ryan
     
  4. Gobucki

    Gobucki I'm using the Internet!!!

    Band of Brothers...although that was a mini series.
     
  5. bearonu

    bearonu 60% of the time, it works every time.

    Ah Hell, I'll bite

    Full Metal Jacket (my personal fave)
    Apocalypse Now (as close as you can get for a #2)
    Glory
    Paths Of Glory
    Blackhawk Down

    Hamburger Hill - while nowehere near the list above, still very watchable

    There really aren't too many war movies I won't at least partially enjoy, I was raised on them.

    DAMN IT!!! three people got in on me by a minute and took all my movies.......You Bastards!
     
  6. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

    Crap ... does Dr. Strangelove count?
     
  7. djtidebuck

    djtidebuck Hang on Sloopy

    Agree with you on this one. It was a great mini-series.
     
  8. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    I am guessing that we are talking modern war movies, because if not, Braveheart and Spartacus would have to be up there. But if we are only talking about modern warfare movies, some of my favorites are:

    Glory
    Full Metal Jacket
    The Deer Hunter
    Schindler's List
    Bat 21
    Das Boot
    Enemy at the Gates
    The Bridge on the River Kwai
    Black Hawk Down
     
  9. jwinslow

    jwinslow A MAN OF BETRAYED JUSTICE Staff Member Tourney Pick'em Champ

    Saving Ryan's Privates
    Patton
    Glory
    Blackhawk Down
    Great Escape
    Bridge over the River Kwai
    Enemy at the Gates (snipers are WAY sweeter than ninjas)

    Do my last two count as war movies? I mean that's the setting, but they're quite different from my first 4 ...
     
  10. djtidebuck

    djtidebuck Hang on Sloopy

    I started watching "Bridge of River Kwai" this weekend. I did not get to finish it this time. It is a great movie.

    I also left out "Sands of Iwa Jima." It was a good war movie.
     
  11. RugbyBuck

    RugbyBuck Our church has no bells.

    I read Enemy at the Gates after seeing the movie and it is a completely different thing. I guess they both take place at Stalingrad. Other than that, nothing the same. The book is much better, but the opening scene in the movie where they pile out of the cattle cars and are rushed right into the middle of the fighting surpasses the opening of Saving Pt. Ryan, in my estimation.

    Favorite line: Hamburger Hill - "Now brush your teeth in a rapid, vertical motion, TROOP!" I use this one with my two daughters all the time.

    Runner-up: Full Metal Jacket - "You climb like old people fuck!" I used this one during sprints at last week's rugby practice.
     
  12. Wingate1217

    Wingate1217 Bring on the next opponent!!

    I remember a movie starring Lee Marvin. It was set in WWII and chronicled the Africian and Italian campaigns. I think the name of the movie was "The Big Red One." Great flick!
     
  13. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    No Platoon or Sergeant York??
     
  14. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

    Does Stripes count?
     
  15. AKAK

    AKAK If you hear the siren its already too late Staff Member Tech Admin

    Yep.
     
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