Best War films

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  1. Josh_Hill

    Josh_Hill Screenwriter

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    What do you think are the best war films.
    Apocalypse Now will always be my #1.
    Thin Red Line is still horribly underrated and its just a beautiful film.
    Das Boot- A masterpiece.
    Platoon
    Saving Private Ryan
    Empire of the Sun
    Black Hawk Down
     
  2. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    12 O'Clock High
    Grand Illusion
    The Great Escape
    Full Metal Jacket
    The Longest Day
    The Big Red One
    The Steel Helmet

    ...and a bunch of others that I'm too tired to think of right now. Gee, Donny, for a minute there, I thought you'd usurped my plans for a war movie tournament! [​IMG]
     
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    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Bridge on the River Kwai
    The African Queen
    Dr. Strangelove
    MASH
    Patton
    Stalag 17
    The Dirty Dozen
    Duck Soup
    The Great Escape
    To Have & Have Not
    Mister Roberts
    Good Morning, Vietnam
    Braveheart
    Gettysburg
    Father Goose
    Tora! Tora! Tora!
     
  4. Josh_Hill

    Josh_Hill Screenwriter

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    Well, if ya want, I'll start the war movie tournament.
     
  5. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Go for it! [​IMG] I've got my hands full with the sf tourney, anyway. I love these tournaments! Hmmmm, think we could get away with a porno tourney? [​IMG]
    Anybody want to host a Disney films tournament?
     
  6. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    I have a few other tournament ideas rollin' around for when my "Favorite Movie" one draws to an end. Should be in about three days, seeing as how SPEEDY I am! [​IMG]
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  8. Bill J

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    1. Apocalypse Now

    2. Das Boot

    3. Paths of Glory

    4. The Longest Day

    5. Saving Private Ryan

    6. The Thin Red Line (1998)

    7. Platoon

    8. Patton

    9. The Deer Hunter

    10.Glory

    Other great war films:

    Born on the Fourth of July

    Tigerland

    Stalingrad

    When Trumpets Fade (HBO original movie)

    Three Kings

    MASH
     
  9. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    Post WWII

    Apocalypse Now
    M*A*S*H
    Platoon
    Deer Hunter
    Full Metal Jacket
    WWII

    Longest Day
    Patton
    Great Escape
    Bridge on the River Kwai
    Dirty Dozen
    Saving Private Ryan
    Das Boot
    Where Eagles Dare
    Guns of Navarone
    Sands of Iwo Jima
    They Were Expendable
    Kelly's Heroes
    Stalag 17
    Train
    Enemy Below
    Run Silent Run Deep

    pre-WWII

    Paths of Glory
    Braveheart
    Ran
    Spartacus
    Last of the Mohicans
    Zulu
    Jim
     
  10. Oscar W

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    ahhh...glad to see someone else mentioned When Trumpets Fade. I prefer it over Saving Private Ryan.
     
  11. Bill J

    Bill J Producer

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  12. JohanK

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    Another pat-on-the-back for When Trumpets Fade...greatly enjoyed that film.

    Others that I like:

    Apocalypse Now

    Full Metal Jacket

    Hamburger Hill

    Platoon

    Deer Hunter

    Braveheart

    Spartacus

    SPR
     
  13. Steve Christou

    Steve Christou Long Member

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    Bridge on the River Kwai
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Zulu
    The Longest Day
    The Great Escape
    The Dirty Dozen
    Battle of Britain (why isn't this on dvd yet?)[​IMG]
    Patton
    Tora! Tora! Tora!
    Star Wars
    Das Boot
    Apocalypse Now
    Platoon
    Saving Private Ryan
    Starship Troopers :p)
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