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What is the greatest War Movie ever made?

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Posted on 2 Feb 2010 15:55:23 GMT
bobario says:
Black Hawk Down
Saving Private Ryan
A Bridge Too Far
The Star

Posted on 3 Feb 2010 13:22:15 GMT
The Dirty Dozen is my favorite,followed by:
Blackhawk Down
Guns of Navarone
The Great Escape

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Feb 2010 16:15:32 GMT
Last edited by the author on 4 Feb 2010 16:16:27 GMT
gilmo1917 says:
When Trumpets Fade: a low budget, outstanding film about the battle for Hurtgen Forest, which was tactically useless but the US high command wouldn't admit they'd made a mistake so kept on sending GIs in to be slaughtered. Based on actual events, this is a great film with no well known faces which still works really well.
Days of Glory: About the North African soldiers who volunteered to fight to free France a country most of them had never seen. And how they were treated during and after the war. Shocking!
Assembly: Brilliant film set in the Chinese civil war. True story about one mans fight to get his comrade's sacrifice recognised by the Government. Like two films in one actually, the first part is action packed the second is set afterwards. Superb, I do like all of the Hollywood ones too

Posted on 4 Feb 2010 16:37:15 GMT
Last edited by the author on 4 Feb 2010 16:38:42 GMT
Thomas L'Imposteur directed by Georges Franju is the greatest, followed by Regles du Jeux

Posted on 4 Feb 2010 20:04:26 GMT
Expat says:
Cross Of Iron
Apocalypse Now
Das Boot
Ice Cold In Alex

Posted on 4 Feb 2010 22:58:59 GMT
The Desert Rats, 1953

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Feb 2010 23:18:36 GMT
gilmo1917 says:
Cross of Iron: How could I forget that? James Coburn at his best along with James Mason. Thanks Ex-Pat!

In reply to an earlier post on 6 Feb 2010 19:59:06 GMT
M. Jones says:
Paths of Glory. Brilliant film. Hope you find it.

Posted on 7 Feb 2010 13:53:28 GMT
full metal jacket for showing the dehumanisation that marines went through, ( kinda funny ) or Black Hawk down, despite orlando bloom sounding irish for the 2 minutes he is in it. those night gun runs are very well shot, and it really hits hard, how bad war can be.

Posted on 10 Feb 2010 11:27:09 GMT

Posted on 12 Mar 2010 00:50:08 GMT
Apocalypse Now. Need it on Blu

Posted on 12 Mar 2010 17:56:12 GMT
All quite on the western front

Posted on 12 Mar 2010 18:33:00 GMT
BOB says:
what about sands of iwo jima also loved murphys war peter o toole was great

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Mar 2010 21:08:50 GMT
CJM says:
I know one thing, it was'nt The Hurt Locker two hours of overhyped boredom.
Band of Brothers is hard to beat. But also Stalingrad ,Cross of Iron,Anzio.

Posted on 15 Mar 2010 21:19:37 GMT
A. Baines says:
Dog soliders - not for the warewolves but for probably the most accurate portrail of the modern day squaddie!

Posted on 16 Mar 2010 05:24:01 GMT
Bulldog says:
Classics: Cross of Iron, The Star (Russian Film), Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War, Zulu, Gettysburg.

Also worth a mention are: Anzacs, Das Boot, Der Untergang (The Downfall), Yamato, The Winter War, The Lost Battalion, Gallipoli, The Light Horsemen.

And then there are the popcorn movies: Where Eagles Dare, Kelly's Heroes, The Wild Geese, The Great Raid, Sahara (Bogart), Hamburger Hill, etc.

Posted on 16 Mar 2010 14:56:54 GMT
DeeJay says:
You know what? Rather than go with the norm ill be a little different. Ill say Grave of the fireflies or Barefoot Gen. Both tales of the consequences of war, rather than the war itself.

Posted on 16 Mar 2010 16:41:50 GMT
Last edited by the author on 16 Mar 2010 16:47:38 GMT
G. M says:
in no particular order - my top ten
Cross of Iron
Longest Day
Battle of the Bulge
A Bridge too Far
Guns of Navarone
Dirty Dozen
Band of Brothers
The Big Red One

Posted on 16 Mar 2010 21:39:39 GMT
Last edited by the author on 16 Mar 2010 21:41:17 GMT
Fools Road says:
Apocalypse Now. Head and shoulders above all other war movies in my opinion.

It exudes genius on so many levels. Cinematography, Score/soundtrack, acting.... to think that the shoot was fraught with disaster yet it still pulled together to become the visceral, psychological, even mythical, monster that it is.

many films mentioned (sans Pearl Harbour) are brilliant but 'Apoc' is something else - not just the best war movie but one of the best films ever committed to celluloid.

that's my 2 cents

Posted on 17 Mar 2010 17:16:19 GMT
Kevin Tait says:
So many to choose from but some of my favourite war films are:- "All Quiet on the Western Front", "Paths of Glory", "Sea of Sand", "5 Graves to Cairo", "Ice Cold in Alex", "Come & See", "The Life & Death of Colonel Blimp", "The Bedford Incident", "Das Boot", "Downfall", "Red Badge of Courage", "Breaker Morant", "Cross of Iron", "The Cruel Sea", "Dark Blue World", "Dunkirk", "Great Escape", "last of the Mohicans", "Lawrence of Arabia", "Pan's Labyrinth", "Platoon", "Kagemusha", "The Small Back Room", "Soldier of Orange", "Stalag 17", Talvisota (Winterwar), "The Way to the Stars", "A Walk in the Sun", "Longest Day" & "12 o'clock high" & "A Bridge too Far". Honourable mentions to the many excellent TV series, "Dad's Army", "Blackadder Goes Forth", "Secret Army", "Colditz", & "Band of Brothers".
If I had to choose one film above all, it would probably be "The Cruel Sea".

Posted on 18 Mar 2010 13:04:45 GMT
Two films that I can watch time and again, without getting bored are: A Bridge Too Far and Apocalyspe Now.

Posted on 18 Mar 2010 13:07:32 GMT
Midnight Clear. Gary Sinise going a bit sideways, always good.

Posted on 3 Jun 2010 08:16:47 BDT
Last edited by the author on 3 Nov 2010 19:28:27 GMT
Some great war films are:
A Bridge Too Far
Letters from Iwo Jima
Das Boot: The Directors Cut
The Guns of Navarone
Where Eagles Dare
The Great Escape
The Dirty Dozen
Letters From Iwo Jima
The Bridge On The River Kwai
Paths of Glory

But my favourite is probably The Wild Geese.

Posted on 3 Jun 2010 09:15:01 BDT
Molly Brown says:
I noticed a couple of people have already mentioned these two films:
The Red Badge of Courage [DVD] [1951] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
(there are region 2 DVD's also available), directed by John Huston, and set in American Civil War.
All Quiet On The Western Front [DVD] [1930], a real and perpetual classic.
(I have this on DVD, in 16:9 ratio, and very good quality, considering the age of the film).
My favourite I think, can't really choose between them really, but loads of people have mentioned:
Paths Of Glory [DVD] [1957], early Stanley Kubrick,
but there is another, much overlooked great anti-war film I like, made in 1964 and starring Tom Courtney and Dirk Bogarde is:
King and Country [ 1964 ] + extra's Directed by Joseph Losey.

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Jun 2010 20:35:45 BDT
Horuseye says:
It`s "Paths of Glory", directed by Stanley Kubrick, a classic about WW I
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