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Favorite 5 War Movies of All Time


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#1 of 15 OFFLINE   NolanJ

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Posted August 09 2004 - 08:05 PM

Just got done watching a great "war theme" movie and it made me think of some of my favorites. What are your top 5?

These are in no particular order, except for #1, which is my favorite.

5. - Full Metal Jacket
4. - Apocalypse Now
3. - Platoon
2. - The Patriot
1. - Saving Private Ryan

Close, but no cigar:

Black Hawk Down
The Thin Red Line

#2 of 15 OFFLINE   Nick Sievers

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Posted August 09 2004 - 10:57 PM

1. Apocalypse Now
2. Hotaru no haka (Grave of the Fireflies)
3. Platoon
4. Black Hawk Down
5. The Thin Red Line

FWIW I think HBO's Band of Brothers is the best depiction of World War II.
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#3 of 15 OFFLINE   Jim_K

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Posted August 09 2004 - 11:14 PM

Apocalypse Now
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Das Boot
Ran
Paths of Glory

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#4 of 15 OFFLINE   Steve Christou

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Posted August 09 2004 - 11:18 PM

Lawrence of Arabia
Bridge on the River Kwai
Patton
Battle of Britain
Apocalypse Now


Other top favorites include..

Battle of the Bulge
The Blue Max
A Bridge Too Far
Das Boot
Glory
The Dirty Dozen
Full Metal Jacket
The Great Escape
The Longest Day
Platoon
Saving Private Ryan
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#5 of 15 OFFLINE   Chuck_W

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Posted August 10 2004 - 12:02 AM

Twelve O'Clock High
Saving Private Ryan
Battle of Britain (when is the new R1 version coming!)
Kelly's Heroes (would love to see this remastered in 5.1)
The Bridge on the River Kwai

If it were a movie, I'd agree with Nick and vote for Band of Brothers....

#6 of 15 OFFLINE   george kaplan

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Posted August 10 2004 - 12:34 AM

1. To Have & Have Not
2. MASH
3. The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
4. Stalag 17
5. The Great Escape

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#7 of 15 OFFLINE   Lew Crippen

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Posted August 10 2004 - 01:54 AM

In no particular order:

Grand Illusion
Das Boot
The Thin Red Line
All Quiet on the Western Front
Ran



Next time, the list might be different, as there are a lot from which to choose.
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#8 of 15 OFFLINE   Philip_T

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Posted August 10 2004 - 02:21 AM

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Platoon
Saving Private Ryan
Das Boot
We were Soldiers
Glory

#9 of 15 OFFLINE   Brook K

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Posted August 10 2004 - 03:40 AM

All Quiet On The Western Front
Les Carabiniers
Full Metal Jacket
Ran
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#10 of 15 OFFLINE   Malcolm R

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Posted August 10 2004 - 04:32 AM

We Were Soldiers
Band of Brothers
Glory
Saving Private Ryan
Das Boot

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#11 of 15 OFFLINE   Zen Butler

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Posted August 10 2004 - 06:52 AM

Lawrence of Arabia
Bridge on the River Kwai
Battle of Algiers
Black Hawk Down
All Quiet on the Western Front

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#12 of 15 OFFLINE   Patrick McCart

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Posted August 10 2004 - 08:42 AM

The Great Dictator (Holocaust)
Lawrence of Arabia (WWI)
All Quiet on the Western Front (WWI, 1930 film)
Napoleon (Abel Gance film, French Revolution)
Dances With Wolves (Civil War)

#13 of 15 OFFLINE   ErikG

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Posted August 10 2004 - 11:14 AM

Full Metal Jacket
Uncommon Valor
Casualties of War
Saving Private Ryan
Starship Troopers
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#14 of 15 OFFLINE   Chris Stainton

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Posted August 10 2004 - 11:21 AM

Apocalypse Now
Full Metal Jacket
Platoon
Casualties Of War
Saving Private Ryan

#15 of 15 OFFLINE   Bryan Ri

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Posted August 10 2004 - 03:22 PM

Full Metal Jacket
Platoon
Saving Private Ryan
Return of the King (I think it can be argued Posted Image )
Bridge on the River Kwai