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What is the greatest War Movie ever made?

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Initial post: 11 Aug 2009 19:28:05 BDT
jony_darko says:
Apocalypse Now?
Saving Private Ryan?
Full Metal Jacket?
Black Hawk Down?


Posted on 11 Aug 2009 20:22:29 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 Aug 2009 13:48:27 BDT
For me it has to be Rogue Troopers, a powerful and moving film that reminds us why so many troops sacrificed their lives to save earth from giant bugs, every remembrance day on the 4th of July i watch this film to fully appreciate the lost and fallen.

Posted on 11 Aug 2009 22:15:35 BDT
victor says:
Where Eagles Dare

Posted on 12 Aug 2009 09:32:59 BDT
charlton92 says:
band of brothers

In reply to an earlier post on 12 Aug 2009 20:35:45 BDT
A Bridge Too Far as a classic and Windtalkers as more recent, i was going to say Private Ryan but its just a reworked remake

Posted on 12 Aug 2009 21:13:31 BDT
J. Allin says:
Cross of Iron.

Posted on 13 Aug 2009 15:22:44 BDT
AJ says:
Stalingrad, Saving Private Ryan, Where Eagles Dare.

Saints & Soldiers is pretty good too despite a modest budget.
Perfect Sunday afternoon fair: Eagle Has Landed & The Wild Geese - whisper it, but I quite like Who Dares Wins.

Perhaps my fav is Downfall - not a lot of action but great performances & best ever portrayal of Hitler. Don't be put off by subtitles - the harsh, germanic tones are vital to the film.
Valkyrie pales against it but is still decent.

Pearl Harbour; at least watch the actual attack - it's an awesome spectacle whatever the rest of the movie!

In reply to an earlier post on 13 Aug 2009 16:07:02 BDT
J. Morris says:
Downfall or Come & See (Russian language film).

Forget Hollywood war movies, including Private Ryan which was a mediocre movie sandwiched between two, admittedly great, action sequences.

Posted on 13 Aug 2009 16:49:43 BDT
David says:
It's a toss up between A Bridge Too Far and Where Eagles Dare. Two classic war films that can be watch again and again.

Posted on 13 Aug 2009 17:17:50 BDT
Come And See is by the greatest artist expression of the horrors of war.

Posted on 13 Aug 2009 18:08:39 BDT
Rikeh says:
Starship Troopers because service guarantees Citizenship.

Posted on 13 Aug 2009 22:04:38 BDT
jony_darko says:
Where Eagles Dare is a schoolboy classic with some of the greatest Americano English German accents ever heard!
Agree with points about Private Ryan the start is emmense but the middle is a bit flat, also shamed into admitting it the actual attack on Pearl Harbour is quite a breathtaking piece of cinema, why did they have to ruin it with such a piss poor background story?

Posted on 14 Aug 2009 10:38:55 BDT
Bob says:
Where Eagles Dare!

Posted on 14 Aug 2009 22:40:48 BDT
Welsh John says:
Where Eagles Dare, "Broadsword calling Danny Boy!"

In reply to an earlier post on 15 Aug 2009 18:31:54 BDT
I think David has hit the nail on the head when he says Where Eagles Dare and A Bridge Too Far can be watched again and again and i think thats what makes them so good
I see theres a few people saying Pearl Harbour which didnt do it for me as i like Tora, Tora, Tora

Posted on 15 Aug 2009 19:58:06 BDT
E.Ortega says:
Oh, dear, I like a lot of them. Not yet mentioned: The Longest Day, Twelve o'clock High, Paths of Glory... and I'm sure I'm forgetting some more. I have to admit it's not one the best war movies I've ever seen, but I have a soft spot for The Rote Baron (2008).

Posted on 15 Aug 2009 21:25:17 BDT
jony_darko says:
Any fans of Kells Heroes! Always wanted a Sherman after that film.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Aug 2009 10:14:34 BDT
Bill Peter says:
Apocalypse now for the sureal. Dambusters for something more mundane.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Aug 2009 10:16:00 BDT
Bill Peter says:
Don't you mean "Starship Troopers"?

Posted on 16 Aug 2009 10:20:38 BDT
I love Kelly's Heroes. Must have watched it a thousand times and could watch it another thousand. I do like Where Eagles Dare but does anyone think that it goes on a bit too long, with the middle section getting bogged down with the whole 'theres a traitor among us' bit. My favourites, in no particular order, include The Longest Day, Paths Of Glory, Kelly's Heroes. The Life And Death Of Colonel Blimp and The Great Escape. I could go on and on and on and on and..................................

Posted on 16 Aug 2009 15:44:50 BDT
A London Fan says:
For totally different reasons

Paths of Glory

The Great Escape

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Aug 2009 16:52:39 BDT
Rikeh says:
I had forgotten about The Longest Day, not seen that in years. Yeah that's definitely one of the best war films of all time.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Aug 2009 20:56:02 BDT
What about a real class movie - ZULU, I think we all forgot that one!

Posted on 17 Aug 2009 23:27:32 BDT
In my earlier post i did make a mistake, i meant Starship Troopers and not Rogue Troopers, i apologize for any confusion. I had just finished watching Doom and was so emotionally drained from it all that i couldn't remember the correct name of the film, once again my humble and sincere apologies.

Posted on 18 Aug 2009 00:40:14 BDT
Hmm ... Bit of a different one for me.
Although I do like the "classic" style war movie, such as A bridge too far or Apocalypse now, I always love to watch "Ice cold in Alex". Not a proper war film per se, but it keeps me engrossed every time ...
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