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Old 30th December 2006, 09:54   #16
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Man very few takers for 'Bridge on the River Kwai'. It is my all time favourite war movie. Next comes Apocalypse Now.

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Old 30th December 2006, 13:11   #17
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Technically " Great Escape" would'nt count as a war film
also i guess `technically` forrest gump wouldnt qualify as a war movie either but i could be wrong.
was thinking about including it in my list but i had doubts.

hey nobody saw tears of the sun or you didnt like the movie ??
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Old 30th December 2006, 14:17   #18
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hey nobody saw tears of the sun or you didnt like the movie ??
I am with you Faithless, have watched it many a times and was gonna post it but then you did the honors.

Saving Private Ryan
Schindlers list
Tears of the Sun

my fav's.
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hey RJ am glad that somebody else liked the movie .!
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Old 30th December 2006, 15:48   #20
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I am big fan of almost all world war II movies. Here are few of them.

1. Tora Tora Tora
2. The guns of navarone
3. The Great escape
4. Force 10 from navarone
5. Bridge on river kwai
6. Longest Day
7. A Bridge too far
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Old 30th December 2006, 17:38   #21
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Well, u guys have beat me to most/all of the good ones, so I can only second them:

1) Apocalypse Now
2) The Great Escape (who the hell can think it's 'technically' not a war movie?!)

Ahh...but how many people besides me can say they've read the books that these two are based on?? ("Heart of Darkness" and "The Great Escape", respectively)

I had a cool history teacher in high school that made us read "Heart of Darkness" and watch "Apocalypse Now" and do a comparitive essay on the two!
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Old 30th December 2006, 22:17   #22
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Hey guys, check out Stalingrad. Its one of the best WW2 movies ever made.
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Though i watch a lot of thrillers and stuff.. never understood Apocalypse now! Just didnt get the ending.. maybe i need to watch it again.
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Old 31st December 2006, 12:43   #24
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You have covered some very good movies. But there are still some more, I’d like to share.

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
This movie is set in Cairo in World War I. Peter O'Toole plays the hero, TE Lawrence, a Brit lieutenant with deep understanding of the Bedouin Arab. He gets sent to assess the prospects of Prince Faisal in his revolt against the Turks, allies of the Germans. The movie also stars Omar Sharif. The action shows a guerrilla war, blowing up trains and harassing the Turks at every turn.

And don't forget Haqeeqat (1964) on the 1961 war with China. It was probably, India’s first war movie. It starred Dharmendra, Priya Rajvansh, Balraj Sahni... "kar chale ham fidaa jan-o-tan saathiyo.n." It shows a valiant but losing battle fought in hilly Ladakh by a small Indian platoon pathetically outnumbered by the Chinese.

Operation Cross Bow (1965)
Towards the end of World War II, the innovative Germans (even in retreat) had invented flying bombs. The movie is about the pulse-jet propelled V-1 flying “buzz” bomb and the V-2 supersonic ballistic rocket bomb. The unmanned “V” bombs: Vergeltungswaffen were the forerunners of today's cruise missiles. The movie starred Sophia Loren (my darling heroine).

The Dirty Dozen (1965)
This movie was about the training and deployment of 12 American military criminals as paratroopers to destroy a large château near Rennes in Brittany used as a retreat for German senior officers. The movie starred Lee Marvin and Charles Bronson.

Where Eagles Dare (1968)
An American General with sensitive information about the D-Day landings in Normandy is captured by the Germans. The film about a bunch of paratroopers sent to rescue him. A near-invincible castle: Schloss Adler is used as HQ of the German Secret Service in Southern Bavaria. The paratroopers Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood infiltrate the castle riding on the roof of a cable car swinging high up in the Austrian Alps in sub-zero conditions.

The Green Berets(1968) starring John Wayne, a movie that glorified the Vietnam War.

Battle of Britain (1969).
This is the ultimate Spitfire flick. About how the British RAF defeated the Nazi Luftwaffe and thwarted Hitler's plan to invade Britain.
Winston Churchill's famous words "Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few." The movie starred Christopher Plummer and Michael Caine.
When Goering asked Galland what he needed, Galland's reply was, "Give me a squadron of Spitfires!"

Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) on the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.

Hindustan Ki Kasam (1973)
The movie has lots of footage of Indian Gnats, Sukhoi SU-7s, MiG-21s and Hunters. Mig-21 stunts in the movie were done by actual fighter pilots, one of whom was awarded a Vir Chakra in the 1971 Indo-Pak war. The movie starred Balraj Sahani, Raj Kumar, Vijay Anand, Amrish Puri and Amjad.

Top Gun (1986) starring Tom Cruise as a US Navy F-14 Tomcat pilot.

Memphis Belle (1990) about the last bombing mission of a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress bomber nicknamed "Memphis Belle".

Border (1997) on the Battle of Longewala in the Indo-Pak 1971 war starring Sunny Deol, Jackie Shroff, Sunil Shetty, Akshaye Khanna...

Lakshya (2004) around the Kargil conflict, about how the Army discipline moulds a spoilt youth into a mature independent human being. The hero Hritik Roshan's commando assignment is to scale and take a specific mountain peak. Also stars Amitabh Bachchan.

Tango Charlie (2005)
The movie is about flashbacks from the diary of Tango Charlie (code for Tarun Chauhan, starring Bobby Deol) -- his experiences and thoughts, as read by helicopter pilots who rescue him at Kargil.
The film shows the hard Army life tackling blood-curdling Manipur Bodos, Naxalites, Gujarati rioters, and Pakistan-backed mujahideen.

WISH YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR 2007!

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Here are some more

Come and See; Brilliant Russian movie ( Idi i smotri (1985) )
Dirty War; on terrorism
Das Boot; WW2 kreigsmarine U boat story
A border for life; on Iran-Iraq war
Sorrow and pity; on occupied France
The Battle of Algiers;
The Downfall; last days of the Third Reich
Land and freedom; Spanish civil war
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Platoon
The Great Escape
Saving Private Ryan
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Old 9th March 2008, 23:31   #27
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Bridge On The River Kwai
Caine Mutiny
Gone With The Wind

And two TV Series on war, both comedies
M*A*S*H
Hogan's Heroes
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nobody seen 'behind enemy lines' ??

loved the movie. if you ll have not seen it then please do.
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nobody seen 'behind enemy lines' ??

Seen that many times & liked it a lot.
Almost all the movies i like have been covered, but i am still thinking.
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Old 10th March 2008, 10:40   #30
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1.Braveheart
2.The Patriot
3.The Last Samurai
4.Saving Private Ryan
5.Schindler's List
6.Behind Enemy Lines

Edit: oh... and not to forget 'TROY'.

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