- Aug 12, 2000
With Memorial Day being this weekend I thought I'd share a list of the various war films that will be showing on TV. I was probably a bit generous with my list (Major Payne, ect.), but you get the idea.
It's been a tradition since I was a kid that my dad and I watch two or three war films on Memorial Day. Anyone else have a tradition like this? All times are Central, check your local listings.
The Enemy Below - AMC - 1:05am
Uncommon Valor - TNT - 6am
Missing in Action - TNT - 8am
Sgt. Bilko - Encore - 9:30am
Force 10 from Navarone - AMC - 12:45pm
Sgt. Bilko - Encore - 5:20pm
Navy SEALS - Encore - 7pm
Major Payne - USA - 10pm
The Final Countdown - ABC - 2:30am
Courage Under Fire - AMC - 10:15am
Path to War - HBO - 2:30pm
Courage Under Fire - AMC - 7pm
Memphis Belle - Lifetime - 11pm
MONDAY 5/27 (Memorial Day)
The Green Berets - TBS - 1am
The Great Escape - TNT - 1am
Ambush Bay - TCM - 1:45am
Men Must Fight - TCM - 3:45am
The Alamo - TNT - 5am
All Quiet on the Western Front(1930) - TCM - 5am
None But the Brave - AMC - 6am
The Purple Heart - AMC - 7:55am
The Men - TCM - 7:30am
Battle of the Bulge - TCM - 9am
Back to Bataan - AMC - 9:45am
Midway - AMC - 11:30am
The Great Escape - TCM - 12pm
To Hell and Back - AMC - 1:50pm
Pork Chop Hill - TCM - 3pm
Flying Leathernecks - AMC - 3:45pm
Stripes - TBS - 4:45pm
The Story of GI Joe - TCM - 5pm
Courage Under Fire - AMC - 5:30pm
An Officer and a Gentleman - VH1 - 6pm
Force 10 from Navarone - AMC - 7:35pm
They Died With Their Boots On - TCM - 9pm
The Patriot - Cinemax - 9:05pm
An Officer & A Gentleman - VH1 - 10pm
Full Metal Jacket - Encore - 10:45pm
The Guns of Navarone - TCM - 11:30pm
From the VFW website...
"This Memorial Day is of special significance. We gather not only as a nation, wholly united in solemn remembrance of the defenders of our republic, but also as a people who have been wounded by war: Even though we mourn for what has been lost, there comes a need to move forward. Although wounded, we shall heal.
There is no better way to honor those who have done more than you or I-those who did more than any of us-than to capture the essence of what they have given and draw upon it to strengthen our spirit as a nation.
Many people from across the world stand united in remembrance today. We speak in one voice with shared admiration and respect…and in thanks to America's war dead who fought and sacrificed their lives for the freedoms we all enjoy today."
I'd also like to offer a personal THANK YOU! to all veterans and current military members.