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Hello,

Please list your favorite war movies. (Mine are too hard to put in order, so they are just a list of my top 5)

 

1. Saving Private Ryan

2.The Devil's Brigade

3.Flyboys

4.Battle of Britian

5.Patton

 

Honorable mentions:

 

Where Eagles Dare

The Longest Day

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Hello,

Please list your favorite war movies. (Mine are too hard to put in order, so they are just a list of my top 5)

 

1. Saving Private Ryan

2.The Devil's Brigade

3.Flyboys

4.Battle of Britian

5.Patton

 

Honorable mentions:

 

Where Eagles Dare

The Longest Day

No one watches movies anymore? :blink::blink::blink:

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my favorite war movies by era

 

Vietnam War:

 

PLATOON

 

THE BOYS IN COMPANY C

 

THE KILLING FIELDS

 

THE GREEN BERETS

 

IRON TRIANGLE

 

Korean War:

 

THE BRIDGES AT TOKO-RI

 

TAI GUK GI

 

WWII:

 

MERRILL'S MARAUDERS

 

PT-109

 

HALLS OF MONTEZUMA

 

OBJECTIVE BURMA

 

BATAAN

 

TORA TORA TORA !!!

 

THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY

 

THE ENEMY BELOW

 

MURPHY'S WAR

 

VON RYAN'S EXPRESS

 

THE BIG RED ONE

 

TO HELL AND BACK

 

THE SANDS OF IWO JIMA

 

GUADALCANAL DIARY

 

WW1:

 

ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT

 

misc:

 

THE SAND PEBBLES

 

THE WIND AND THE LION

 

THE ROUGH RIDERS

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HERE IT IS D-DAY AND I JUST WATCHED A FINE BRITISH WAR MOVIE FROM 1942. " IN WHICH WE SERVE " A GREAT STORY ABOUT BRITISH SAILOR'S AND THERE FAMILIE'S AND WHAT THEY WENT THRU IN THOSE DARK EARLY DAY'S OF WW2.

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All Quiet on the Western Front (1930 version)

 

Sand Pebbles

 

Rough Riders

 

Strategic Air Command

 

The Shores of Tripoli

 

Fighting 69th

 

 

Bill

"The Americans on this Island are not ordinary troops, but Marines, a special force recruited from jails and insane asylums for blood lust." -Japanese Newspaper found during the Battle of Guadalcanal - "They Got That Right!!" Chesty Puller

 

 

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All Quiet on the Western Front (1930 version)

 

Sand Pebbles

 

Rough Riders

 

Strategic Air Command

 

The Shores of Tripoli

 

Fighting 69th

 

Bill

 

I just picked up the dvd of "THE FIGHTING 69TH"

 

starring: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, George Brent

 

the story is about the New York 69th Infantry regiment during WWI

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fighting_69th

 

it's an excellent WWI movie

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-Platoon

-Apocalypse Now

-We Were Soldiers

-Flags of Our Fathers

-Saving Private Ryan

-Band of Brothers series

-Black Hawk Down

-Jarhead

-The Patriot

-Brig
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Here is the a link to a website that is dedicated to war genre films and is taking a poll of top 50 war films. They are displaying a running count with the current and previous position of the film. The "voteing" is from anyone that wants to contribute and seems to be more of a popularity contest than by production values, acting, writing and etc.

 

Any "top 50" or top 1000 list that includes Midway has to be something wrong. thumbdown.gif

 

http://www.geocities.com/warmoviedatabase/etop50.htm

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I forgot to mention that one, that movie had some really good battle scenes

 

I like how it showed the home front as well as the battlefield

-Brig
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"FOR OUR TOMORROWS, THEY GAVE THEIR TODAYS"
RIP
Sgt Jesse 'Jeff Nasty' Balthaser
Sgt John P Huling
Cpl Carlos 'Gilo Monster' Gilorozco
Cpl Stephen C 'Socks' Sockalosky
LCpl Joshua A 'Scottie' Scott
LCpl Jason Lee 'Birdman' Frye
LCpl Nicolas B Morrison
LCpl Jon T Hicks
LCpl Osbrany 'Oz' Montes De Oca
Pvt Lewis T D Calapini
'The SOI 5'

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A Midnight Clear.

 

I believe it came out in the early 1990's. Great story about a squad from a I&R platoon during the Buldge.

 

It's worth seeing.

 

Dan

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BATTLEGROUND

12 O`CLOCK HIGH

Absolute classic WW2 movies

 

Perfect!!!

 

More:

 

The Great Escape

A Bridge to Far

We Were Soldiers

Saving Private Ryan

Band of Brothers series

Black Hawk Down

Letters From Iwo Jima

Memphys Belle

 

Das Boot (German)

Stalingrad (German)

 

Best regards,

 

Ricardo.

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Fire up the VCR! Make ready the DVR! Look at Turner Classic Movies Schedule for tomorrow, Tuesday 7-24!

 

24 Tuesday

 

6:00 AM Winning Your Wings (1942)

James Stewart hosts this classic Air Force recruiting film. BW-18 mins, TV-G

 

6:30 AM Bombardier (1943)

Military officers compete for the same woman while training pilots for war. Cast: Pat O'Brien, Randolph Scott, Anne Shirley. Dir: Richard Wallace. BW-99 mins, TV-G

 

8:30 AM Devil Dogs Of The Air (1935)

Two Marine pilots vie for romance and glory. Cast: James Cagney, Pat O'Brien, Margaret Lindsay. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. BW-85 mins, TV-PG

 

10:00 AM Fighter Squadron (1948)

A dedicated flyer pushes himself and those around him during a perilous World War II campaign. Cast: Edmond O'Brien, Robert Stack, Rock Hudson. Dir: Raoul Walsh. C-95 mins, TV-PG, CC

 

12:00 PM Dive Bomber (1941)

A crusading scientist fights to prevent bomber pilots from blacking out. Cast: Errol Flynn, Fred MacMurray, Alexis Smith. Dir: Michael Curtiz. C-132 mins, TV-G, CC

 

2:15 PM Dawn Patrol, The (1938)

A flight commander in France almost cracks under the pressure of sending men to their deaths. Cast: Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone, David Niven. Dir: Edmund Goulding. BW-103 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS

 

4:00 PM Command Decision (1948)

A senior officer faces the horror of sending his men on suicide missions over Germany during the last days of World War II. Cast: Clark Gable, Van Johnson, Walter Pidgeon. Dir: Sam Wood. BW-112 mins, TV-PG, CC

 

6:00 PM Flying Leathernecks (1951)

A World War II Marine officer drives his men mercilessly during the battle for Guadalcanal. Cast: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Jay C. Flippen. Dir: Nicholas Ray. C-102 mins, TV-PG, CC, DVS

 

8:00 PM Strategic Air Command (1955)

A baseball star takes to the air to help plan the U.S.' aerial defense. Cast: James Stewart, June Allyson, Frank Lovejoy. Dir: Anthony Mann. C-114 mins, TV-G, CC, Letterbox Format

 

10:00 PM Flying Tigers (1942)

American flyers help the Chinese fight off Japanese invaders. Cast: John Wayne, John Carroll, Anna Lee. Dir: David Miller. BW-101 mins, TV-PG, CC

 

12:00 AM Air Force (1943)

A bomber crew sees World War II action over the Pacific. Cast: John Garfield, Gig Young, Arthur Kennedy. Dir: Howard Hawks. BW-125 mins, TV-G, CC

 

2:30 AM Captains Of The Clouds (1942)

A mail flyer joins the Canadian air force for fun but has to prove his worth when he goes to war. Cast: James Cagney, Dennis Morgan, Brenda Marshall. Dir: Michael Curtiz. C-113 mins, TV-G, CC

 

4:30 AM Wings Of The Navy (1939)

Pilot brothers vie for the same woman. Cast: George Brent, Olivia de Havilland, John Payne. Dir: Lloyd Bacon. BW-90 mins, TV-G

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My favorites are all fairly old movies but feature great actors and some humor:

 

Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison with Robert Mitchum;

From Here to Eternity with Burt Lancaster and Montgomery Clift;

What Price Glory with James Cagney and Dan Dailey;

Hell in the Pacific with Lee Marvin and Toshiro Mifune;

Kelly's Heroes with Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas and others.

 

 

Jim

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Band of Brothers, Saving Private Ryan, We Were Soldiers, Platoon, BHD, FMJ, Apocalypes Now, The Lost Battalian, U571, K19 Widowmaker, Enemy at the Gates, Glory, Gettysberg, The Patriot, hell lets make this easy I don't like Tigerland, Bon on the Fourth of July, and I don't like Casualties of War.

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