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Decision Before Dawn w/ Richard Basehart, Gary Merrill, Oskar Werner, Hans-Christian Blech, Hildegard Knef, O.E. Hasse, Wilfrid Seyfarth and a thankfully so short appearence by: Klaus Kinski.

 

Hell To Eternity w/ Jeffrey hunter, George Shibata, Sessue Hayakawa, John Larch, David Janssen & Vic Damone.

 

Pork Chop Hill w/ Gregory Peck, George Peppard, Harry Guardino, Rip Torn, bobby blake, & Harry Dean Stanton.

 

Hell Is For Heroes w/ Steve McQueen, Bobby Darin, Harry Guardino, James Coburn, Fess Parker and Bob Newhart.

 

Battleground w/ Van Johnson, Richard Jaeckel, Marshall Thompson, James Whitmore Sr, & John Hodiak.

 

Breakthrough w/ John Agar, David Brian, Frank Lovejoy & Paul Picerni.

 

The Tanks Are Coming w/ Steve Cochran, Paul Picerni, Phil Carey and the voice of George Jetson himself: George O'Hanlon.

 

A Force of Arms w/ William Holden and Frank Lovejoy.

 

The Alamo w/ Duke, Richard Widmark, Richard Boone, Pat Wayne, Denver Pyle, Ken Curtis, and so many others.

 

Shenandoah w/ James Stewart, Pat Wayne, Harry Carey Jr, James Best, Doug McClure, George Kennedy and so many others.

 

Sands of Iwo Jima w/ Duke, John Agar, Martin Milner, Richard Jaeckel and many others.

 

Twelve O'Clock High w/ Gregory Peck, Gary Merrill, Millard Mitchell and others.

 

Hell and High Water w/ Widmark, Gene Evans, Cameron Mitchell and others.

 

Back To Bataan w/ Duke, Anthony Quinn and Philip Ahn.

 

Dunkirk w/ Sir John Mills, Nernard Lee and Lord Richard Attanborough.

 

The Great Escape w/ McQueen, Garner, Bronson, Messmer, Alberty, Donald, Pleasance, Kiwi, Graf, Coburn, Lenie & Jackson.

 

Just to name a few.

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Oh there are too many to list, but those that I have watched due to my interests would be:

 

"They were Expendable" Good USN PT boats/Defense of the Philippines 1941-42.

 

"Run Silent Run Deep" A postwar film, it is set during WWII in the Pacific and aside from some inaccuracies it's pretty decent for a Submarine movie.

 

"Guadalcanal Diary" Based on the book by Richard Tregaskis.

 

"Tora! Tora! Tora!" While it's long it's also probably the best Pearl Harbor film out their for historical accuracy, not perfect but pretty good.

 

"The Great Raid" A fairly recent film depicting the Palawan massacre and the subsequent liberation of the Cabanatuan POW camp in 1945 Philippines.

 

That's just a few for the Pacific Theater.

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I am thinking Apocalypse now... it is set in war but is it really a war movie?

 

Ok... definite war movie then... BLACK HAWK DOWN

 

"Super six four we have a black hawk down, we have a black hawk down in the city..." ("oh, sh*t.. you think as you sit on the edge of your seat)

Bail, Loop... Potato, Patato...

 

RIP to all the brave men who were claimed by the jungle.

Sandy and crew, rest well my brothers,

Hey blue, you were a good dog you....

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Though no combat, my favorite is "Best Years of Our Lives" along with "Sergeant York", "Das Boot", and "Battleground".

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Best Years of Our Lives is great. I also really like Battleground. It is one of the finest immediate post-war era films made, I think.

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up periscope

 

das boot

 

pvt ryan

 

shidnler's list

 

Best Years of Our Lives

 

full metal jacket

 

and so many more. I have about 100 DVD war movies.

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I would like to add another film, let us not forget "The Enemy Below" with Robert Mitchum.

 

RC

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There are so many.

 

All Quiet on the Western Front

 

Sands of Iwo Jima because my uncle fought there.

 

Das Boat

 

Pork Chop Hill

 

12 O'Clock High because I'm a SAC troop.

 

Band Of Brothers

 

The Pacific

 

A Bridge Too Far

 

The Longest Day

 

Stalag 17

 

The Great Raid

 

ANZEC

 

Breaker Morant

 

ZULU

 

They Were Expendable

 

Best Years of Our Lives. Its about our Moms and Dads

 

Back To Bataan

 

30 Seconds Over Tokyo

 

 

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GOD Bless Texas And All That Serve Her

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letters from Iwo Jima

 

flags of our fathers

 

the killing fields

 

the cruel sea

 

windtalkers

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I must be the only one that watched "Hart's War" and found it interesting.

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What's your favorite war movie

My favorite war movie is the movie am still waiting for. The movie which will show the whole stupidity of war and full scale of human's dehumanization.

 

The "When Trumpets Fade" is very close to the movie I think about. I would add to this movie various threads from James Bacque's "Other Losses" book.

 

 

Maybe more people would think then what the war is... -_-

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The Mortal Storm (1940)

 

one of the few directly anti-Nazi Hollywood films released before the American entry into World War II in December 1941. The film stars James Stewart as a German who refuses to join the rest of his small Bavarian town in supporting Nazism. He falls in love with Freya Roth ( Margaret Sullavan ), the daughter of a Junker mother and a "non-Aryan" father. The Mortal Storm was the last movie Sullavan and Stewart ever did together. also stars Robert Young and Robert Stack

 

what caught my eye was actor Ward Bond played a Nazi named Franz. he was John Waynes' pal and drinking bud and starred in mainly westerns. just when you think you've seen it all.

"There are no great men, there are only great challenges that ordinary men are forced by circumstances to meet."- ADM William F. Halsey

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the caine mutiny - Bogart, José Ferrer, Van Johnson, Fred MacMurray

"There are no great men, there are only great challenges that ordinary men are forced by circumstances to meet."- ADM William F. Halsey

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