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Old 29th December 2006, 18:43   #1
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Smile Your favourite `War` movies.!

we have discussed car movies/car chase in movies so can we now discuss war movies?

i know i know its the festive season and this is not a pleasant topic but still i wanted to start this thread/topic as i am a big fan of such movies and i think these movies to some extent give us a glimpse of the stress/turmoil/sacrifice of the soldiers who are there in the battlefield, they are the real heroes guys so do share your thoughts.


well my list goes like this....

1.Platoon - imho the greatest war movie ever made
2.Saving private ryan - terrific actors
3.Black hawk down - took me straight into the battlefield
4.Tears of the sun - heart wrenching
5.Schindlers list - `Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire`


lets hear your favs guys



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p.s - mods if this is innapropriate or has been posted earlier then please do the needfull.
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Old 29th December 2006, 21:12   #2
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I've seen these 2 movies repeatedly, and I'll still watch them any number of times:

1. Saving Private Ryan
2. Schindler's List
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You guys should try Kelly's Heroes, a very different kind of war movie. Also Enemy at the gate.
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My fav ones are Escape from Sobibor, Escape to Victory and the Guns of Navarone.

Next down on my list are The Great Escape, Tora Tora Tora and Bridge on the river Kwia
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Enemy at the gate.

totally forgot to mention it , i always play as the sniper in any first person shooter game i play so obviously i loved the movie.
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You guys should try Kelly's Heroes, a very different kind of war movie. Also Enemy at the gate.
Will do that. I anyway need something worthwhile to start using the TV again.
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Havent watched many. But I watched a few and dont like them simply coz they make Americans look like heroes.

Black Hawk Down for example ---- They make it look like Americans are great. What they dont mention is that they were poking their long nose in other countries' affairs.

And other movies too (World War II) ones..... German/Italian and JApanese soldiers were just as brave and smart in war. But how many movies show this ?? Most of them deal with the Allies and the Axis soldiers are always the villains.

They may have started the war, but their soldiers also deserve a lot of credit. I get quite pissed off by war movies..... so, dont watch them

I know RAMBO isnt a war movie, but that also.... make Rambo look like the hero and the Vietnamese as the villains.
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Old 29th December 2006, 22:58   #8
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My fav ones are the Guns of Navarone.

........ Tora Tora Tora and Bridge on the river Kwia
Me too me too

Also

PLATOON
THE PIANIST
NO MANS LAND
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Well, you guys covered most of them

How about The Pianist?

Edit: aZa beat me to it. How about The Great Escape? Where Eagles Dare?

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1) "Full Metal Jacket" by Stanley Kubrick (Wondering why nobody mentioned it till now)
2) Platoon
3) Enemy at the Gates
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Thin red line was nominated for oscars, dont know if it did win.

Saving private Ryan (the first scene)
Where eagles dare
Guns of Navaron
The Pianist
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Edit: aZa beat me to it. How about The Great Escape? Where Eagles Dare?

Sam, I beat you to it on Great Escape
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Hmmm... most of the good ones are here already. Some of the others, off the top of my mind:

- The Train (Burt Lancaster)
- Von Ryan's Express (Sinatra)
- The Caine Mutiny (Bogart)
- Das Boot (German movie)
- Mister Roberts (Henry Fonda)
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1) Forest Gump
2) We Were Soldiers
3) Platoon
4) Thin Red Line
5) U 571
6) Apocalypse Now
7) Apocalypse Redux
8) Black hawk Down
9) Full Metal Jacket
10) Sinking of Bismark
11) Enemy at the gates
12) Men of Honour
13) Courage Under Fire
14) Jar Head
15) Saving Private Ryan

All of my Fav War Movie collection..! All on Divx...!

Technically " Great Escape" would'nt count as a war film

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* Apocalypse Now
* All Quiet On The Western Front
* Platoon
* The Deer Hunter

* And a lot of the 80's stuff like Guns of Navarone, Where Eagles Dare etc.
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