Best War Movies

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    Best War Movies

    Memorial Day weekend, which means a lot of war movies on cable this weekend. What are the best/your favorite war movies of all time?

    A few of mine to get the ball rolling, in no particular order:

    Apocalypse Now

    We Were Soliders

    Black Hawk Down
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    Saving Private Ryan, obviously. And I think a really overlooked aspect of that movie is the beginning and ending, showing Ryan in old age.

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    Glory. That is a movie that often I will stop whatever I'm doing to sit down and watch it.

    I also enjoy We Were Soldiers, Saving Private Ryan, and Black Hawk Down. I HATE Apocalypse Now. However, I think that's due to watching it in English class where they made us analyze it as a comparison to Heart of Darkness.

    The Patriot is another enjoyable one.

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    To Hell & Back (Audie Murphy)
    Patton
    We Were Soldiers
    Saving Private Ryan

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    Gotta go with Platoon. Great flick.

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    Apocalypse Now
    The Bridge On The River Kwai
    Stalag 17
    The Longest Day
    The Deer Hunter (if one considers this a war movie)
    Paths Of Glory

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    I watched Stalag 17 on TCM last night. The Battle of Britain will be on in about an hour.

    Sink the Bismark
    Battle of Britain
    Gettysburg
    Gods and Generals

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    Saving Private Ryan (I still can't believe it lost the Best Picture Oscar to Shakespeare In Love
    Patton
    All Is Quite On The Western Front
    The Longest Day
    Tora! Tora! Tora!
    Bridge On The River Kwai
    Casablanca
    Sergeant York
    Midway
    Glory
    The Deer Hunter
    Full Metal Jacket
    Platoon
    MASH
    The Great Escape
    Gettysburg

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    Quote Originally Posted by RomanEmpire View Post
    Gotta go with Platoon. Great flick.
    Love Platoon.

    Some other personal favorites.

    Behind Enemy Lines
    Saving Private Ryan
    The Patriot
    Jarhead
    Black Hawk Down
    Full Metal Jacket




    I know its not a movie but does anyone else love the series they had on the History Channel, WWII in HD? Actual footage, actual storys from eyewitness accounts from those in the action. Follows the lives of like 11 or 12 who had a part in the war, on all fronts. If you haven't seen it I recommend catching it when it comes on, it was on today as a matter of fact.

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    Dr. Strangelove
    Kelly's Heroes
    The Killing Fields
    Schindler's List
    Good Morning Vietnam

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    Did anybody watch the mini-series The Pacific on HBO?

    Very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RomanEmpire View Post
    Gotta go with Platoon. Great flick.
    Forgot about Platoon, very good movie. Certainly belongs on the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonFire View Post
    Glory. That is a movie that often I will stop whatever I'm doing to sit down and watch it.

    I also enjoy We Were Soldiers, Saving Private Ryan, and Black Hawk Down. I HATE Apocalypse Now. However, I think that's due to watching it in English class where they made us analyze it as a comparison to Heart of Darkness.

    The Patriot is another enjoyable one.
    Had to do the same thing with Apocalypse Now, so I understand. I'd seen the movie before though, so I didn't mind it nearly as much as you obviously did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Professor View Post
    Saving Private Ryan (I still can't believe it lost the Best Picture Oscar to Shakespeare In Love
    Patton
    All Is Quite On The Western Front
    The Longest Day
    Tora! Tora! Tora!
    Bridge On The River Kwai
    Casablanca
    Sergeant York
    Midway
    Glory
    The Deer Hunter
    Full Metal Jacket
    Platoon
    MASH
    The Great Escape
    Gettysburg
    I loved Full Metal Jacket! People thought I was nuts when I watched it at the theater. I laughed so hard during the scene with R Lee Ermey when introduced himself as the Senior Drill Instructor.

    I saw some of the same stuff when I was in boot camp at MCRD.

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    I forgot about a couple.

    Letters from Iwo Jima
    Pearl Harbor
    Stripes

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