Rank the following war movies:

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  1. John Randolph

    John Randolph Stunt Coordinator

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    I've really been interested in seeing war movies recently, and it would be great if you would rank the following war movies (it will help me decide what to see next)

    Here are the war movies to rank:
    Black Hawk Down
    Saving Private Ryan
    Behind Enemy Lines
    The Thin Red Line
    Tigerland
    Platoon
    Apocalypse Now
    Full Metal Jacket
    Deer Hunter
    Glory



    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Gabe D

    Gabe D Cinematographer

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    1. Apocalypse Now
    2. Glory
    3. Saving Private Ryan
    4. Full Metal Jacket
    5. The Thin Red Line
    6. Deer Hunter
    7. Platoon
    8. Behind Enemy Lines
    9. Black Hawk Down

    I haven't seen Tigerland.
     
  3. Howard Williams

    Howard Williams Supporting Actor

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    1.Saving Private Ryan
    2.Platoon
    3.Apocalypse Now
    4.Deer Hunter
    5.Thin Red Line
    6.Black Hawk Down
    7.Full Metal Jacket
    8.Tigerland
    9.Behind Enemy Lines

    I never saw "Glory"
     
  4. Jan H

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    1. Full Metal Jacket
    2. Glory
    3. Apocalypse Now
    4. The Thin Red Line
    5. Platoon
    6. Saving Private Ryan
    7. The Deer Hunter
    8. Black Hawk Down
    9. Tigerland
    10. Behind Enemy Lines
     
  5. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    1.The Thin Red Line—easy first choice
    2.Apocalypse Now—easy second choice
    3.Full Metal Jacket—second-rate Kubrick is still first-rate
    4.Deer Hunter—overdone imo, but it does have De Niro
    5.Glory—I may like this more than it deserves due to subject matter not often recognized
    6.Platoon—most critics like this—I just don’t care much for Stone
    7.Saving Private Ryan—typical Spielberg—well made, intentionally pushes viewer buttons and way too sentimental
    8.Behind Enemy Lines—does this really qualify as a war movie—so bad I don’t even know where to start
    9.Black Hawk Down—on a list of 10 this would rate about 27. So very racist, that it’s hard to think about anything else.

    I’ve not seen Tigerland

    I love the first two, like the next three, find some things to like in the next two and despise the last two. Of course, that’s just my opinion.
     
  6. Brian Lawrence

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    I won't rank them but I will rate them on a 1-4 smiley scale.
    Black Hawk Down [​IMG]
    Saving Private Ryan [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] 1/2
    Behind Enemy Lines [​IMG][​IMG]
    The Thin Red Line [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Platoon [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]1/2
    Apocalypse Now [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Full Metal Jacket [​IMG]1/2
    Deer Hunter [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Glory [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. Bill J

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    1. Apocalypse Now
    2. Black Hawk Down
    3. The Thin Red Line
    4. Saving Private Ryan
    5. Platoon
    6. The Deer Hunter
    7. Glory
    8. Tigerland
    9. Full Metal Jacket
    I haven't seen Behind Enemy Lines and I don't plan to.
    I also recommend Three Kings and Das Boot.
     
  8. Steeve Bergeron

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    Saving Private Ryan
    Apocalypse Now
    Platoon
    Full Metal Jacket
    Black Hawk Down
    Glory
    The Thin Red Line
    The Deer Hunter
    Behind Enemy Lines
    I haven't seen Tigerland yet.
     
  9. Jeff Gross

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    1. Black Hawk Down
    2. Saving Private Ryan
    3. Apocalypse Now
    4. Platoon
    5. Full Metal Jacket
    6. Glory
    7. The Thin Red Line
    8. Deer Hunter

    I haven't seen Tigerland or Behind Enemy Lines.
     
  10. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Apocalypse Now
    The Thin Red Line
    Glory
    Platoon
    Full Metal Jacket
    Saving Private Ryan
    The Deer Hunter
    Black Hawk Down
    Tigerland

    Haven't seen Behind Enemy Lines.
     
  11. Brook K

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    1. Full Metal Jacket
    2. Apocalypse Now

    BIG SPACE

    3. The Deer Hunter
    4. Glory
    5. The Thin Red Line
    6. Saving Private Ryan
    7. Blackhawk Down
    8. Platoon
    9. Tigerland

    Haven't seen Behind Enemy Lines
     
  12. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    Black Hawk Down [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Saving Private Ryan [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Behind Enemy Lines [​IMG]
    The Thin Red Line [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Tigerland [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Platoon [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Apocalypse Now [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Full Metal Jacket [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Deer Hunter [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Glory [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Other serious War films on DVD you should make time for:
    Das Boot [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Bridge on the River Kwai [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Longest Day [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Paths of Glory [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Patton [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Train [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Less serious with a mix of Adventure & or Comedy:
    The Great Escape [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    The Guns of Navarone [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Dirty Dozen [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Kellys Heroes [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    Stalag 17 [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    There are many more I could recommend but that should keep you busy for a little while. [​IMG]
     
  13. DanaA

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    Apocalypse Now - some simply amazing cinematic moments
    Glory - The best, imo, Civil War movie ever made
    Saving Private Ryan - The most telling opening battle sequence tells as much about the terror of being in battle as any I've ever seen
    Black Hawk Down - see above and apply to their entire failed attempted raid (ie-most of the movie)
    Full Metal Jacket - Basic training Kubrick style
    Deer Hunter -
    Platoon
    The Thin Red Line - didn't like that much
    Behind Enemy Lines - didn't really care for
    Tigerland - didn't see
     
  14. David Dennison

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    1. Saving Private Ryan
    2. Glory
    3. Black Hawk Down
    4. Deer Hunter
    5. Platoon
    6. Apocalypse Now
    7. Full Metal Jacket
    (big gap)
    8. The Thin Red Line
    9. Behind Enemy Lines

    I haven't seen Tigerland.
     
  15. Joe D

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    1.Apocalypse Now
    2.Platoon
    3.Deer Hunter
    4.Black Hawk Down
    5.Full Metal Jacket
    6.Glory
    7.Saving Private Ryan
    8.The Thin Red Line

    Haven't watched:
    Behind Enemy Lines
    Tigerland
     
  16. Andrew_Sch

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  17. Rob Tomlin

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    1. Full Metal Jacket (I still consider it the best war movie ever made)
    2. Apocalypse Now (A fabulous movie!)
    I agree with Brook that a big space goes here! [​IMG]
    3. Glory (Gut wrenching!)
    4. Saving Private Ryan (the first 25 minutes alone make this one great)
    5. The Thin Red Line (I love the style of this movie)
    6. Black Hawk Down (This one has an almost documentary feel to it)
    7. Deer Hunter (a little too depressing and too slow in places)
    8. Platoon (an ok movie, just never been one of my favorites. I think its a bit melodramatic)
    9. Behind Enemy Lines (worth watching, but nothing special going on here)
    I havent seen Tigerland.
    I second others recommendations to watch The Bridge on the River Kwai and Das Boot.
    Also, although it may be considered by many to be more of a biography, I think Lawrence of Arabia can be considered a war movie and a damn good one at that! Actually, its the best movie ever made! [​IMG]
    And yes, I realize that by calling LoA a war movie and the best movie ever made, I just contradicted my earlier statement in this post where I said that Full Metal Jacket is the best war movie ever made! :b Ok, FMJ is the best war movie ever made if you do not consider LoA to be a war movie!
    [​IMG]
     
  18. DavidAC

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    From what Ive seen
    Apocalypse Now
    Full Metal Jacket
    Saving Private Ryan
    Platoon
    Black Hawk Down
    Deer Hunter
    The Thin Red Line
     
  19. Jack Briggs

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    Brook K, Rob: I see that we would get along well.

    I agree that Paths of Glory belongs on a good list.

    Don't forget the character study Patton and the superb World War I aviation epic The Blue Max (and the DVD has been announced by Fox).
     
  20. Jan H

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    TOURNEY TIME!!
     

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