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Must Have War Movies?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Gary-L, Oct 9, 2003.

  1. Gary-L

    Gary-L Auditioning

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    What, in your opinion, are some of the must-have war movies on DvD? (did a search on "war movies" but haven't any thread on this)

    IMO, my must-haves include:

    Hamburger Hill

    Black Hawk Down

    Full Metal Jacket

    Band of Brothers (not exactly movie, but...)

    Deer Hunter

    Battle of the Bulge

    Tora Tora Tora

    Platoon

    Saving Private Ryan

    How about yours?
     
  2. Peter Mazur

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    As well as a few you mentioned, I like:

    Casualties Of War

    Apocalypse Now

    The Big Red One

    A Bridge Too Far

    Midway
     
  3. Greg_R

    Greg_R Screenwriter

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    - Patton

    - Three Kings
     
  4. Bill J

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    Das Boot

    Glory

    The Longest Day

    I also think The Thin Red Line is excellent, but it is one film that really divides people.
     
  5. Sergio Martorel

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    M.A.S.H.

    The Bridge On The River Kwai

    Dr. Strangelove (not a war movie per se, but a parody of the war madness - and a great one)

    Paths of Glory
     
  6. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    Essential Modern Era War films (off the top of my head & in no order)
    The Longest Day
    The Bridge on the River Kwai
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Das Boot
    Saving Private Ryan
    Patton
    The Dirty Dozen
    The Great Escape
    The Guns of Navarone
    The Train
    Paths of Glory
    The Grand Illusion
    Stalag 17
    Attack
    Platoon
    Apocalypse Now
    Full Metal Jacket
    Black Hawk Down
    The Deer Hunter
    Bullet in the Head
    Run Silent Run Deep
    Soldier of Orange
    We Were Soldiers
    Gallipoli
    MASH

    Pre 20th century War films
    Braveheart
    Spartacus
    Ran
    Zulu
    Breaker Morant
     
  7. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Open City
    MASH
    Duck Soup
    The Train
    To Be or Not To Be
    Father Goose
    Operation Petticoat
    The Great Dictator
    Midway
    1941
    Von Ryan's Express
    Patton
    Mister Roberts
    Sahara
    To Have & Have Not
    The Dirty Dozen
    Tora! Tora! Tora!
    Where Eagles Dare
    The Great Escape
    Lifeboat
    The Bridge on the River Kwai
    Stalag 17
    The Winds of War
    Gettysburg
    The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
     
  8. Gary-L

    Gary-L Auditioning

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    Great list so far!
    Hmmm, no one else thinks Hamburger Hill and Battle of the Bulge is worth collecting except me?
    Oh and yeah, I'm not overly impressed by Thin Red Line... although some of my friends loved it. [​IMG]
     
  9. Rob P S

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    A Midnight Clear
    Memphis Belle
    Saving Private Ryan
    Glory
    Three Kings
    Black Hawk Down
    We Were Soldiers
    Gallipoli
     
  10. Bry_DD

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    TigerLand

    Windtalkers

    The Patriot

    We Were Soldiers

    Saving Private Ryan

    Hart's War

    Black Hawk Down

    Behind Enemy Lines

    The Thin Red Line

    Pearl Harbor

    U-571

    there are more but I can't seen to find them on my profiler..
     
  11. Bill J

    Bill J Producer

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  12. Geo Gabor

    Geo Gabor Stunt Coordinator

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    I'll add Kelly's Heroes to the list.
     
  13. Philip Verdieck

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    Twelve O'Clock High
    The Beast
    The Winter War
    Sink The Bismark
    The Patriot
    Cross of Iron
    The Blue Max
    Battle of Britain
    Heartbreak Ridge
    Ran
    Flesh and Blood
    BraveHeart
    Captain Blood
    The Sea Hawks
    Damn the Defiant
    Horation Hornblower (movie and A&E films)
    Sharpes series
     
  14. AaronMan

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    Everyone has picked most of my favorites already. "When Trumpets Fade" was pretty good, too.
     
  15. Chazz_S

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    Only one mention of Band of Brothers? Wow...
    Band Of Brothers
    Saving Private Ryan
    Black Hawk Down
    Patton
    Those are my picks.
     
  16. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Some of my favorites:

    All Quiet on the Western Front

    Gallipoli

    Gettysburg

    Paths of Glory

    The Steel Helmet

    The Thin Red Line


    I'll also recommend Come and See, a disturbing and almost surreal Russian film depicting Nazi atrocities as they rampage through the Soviet Union.
     
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    Cross of Iron

    I remember seeing it a long time ago at the theater. Definitely worth a look and not many have seen it that I know.
     
  18. Jack _Webster

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    Gettysburg

    Gods and Generals

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    Glory

    The Patriot

    Braveheart

    Saving Private Ryan

    The Thin Red Line (1998)

    Lawrence of Arabia

    Schindler's List

    Dances with Wolves
     
  19. Sergio Martorel

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    Jacob´s Ladder. Sorta.
     
  20. Edwin-S

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    Stalingrad
    The Dawn Patrol, if it ever makes it to DVD.
    The Enemy Below
    Murphy's War
    Not sure that it is a "must have" but Operation Burma is a good film, considering that it was made during the height of the war. Surprisingly non-jingoistic considering when it was made
     

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