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Best War movies?

What's your top three by conflict?


World War I
Sergeant York


World War II
Saving Private Ryan
Memphis Belle
The Great Escape


Korea
M*A*S"H


Vietnam
Platoon
Full Metal Jacket
Hamburger Hill


Grenada (ha ha)
Heartbreak Ridge


Desert Storm
Jarhead
(I purposely left off Three Kings... didn't like it myself)


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not a movie but Band of Brothers
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not a movie but Band of Brothers

Hell yeah, saw every episode. That's some good shit right there.

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Yeah, I sure thought about that one. I figured I'd start it off in the 20th century, since there are so many to choose from. Great movie.

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Band of Brothers is great and listening to the interveiws is even better.

WWII
Stalag 17
Bridge Over The River Kwai
D Day
King Rat
Most any John Wayne Movie
British Army movies in North Africa (Don't know the names)

Korean
Porkchop Hill
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Most any John Wayne Movie
I haven't seen that many of them, but Flying Leathernecks is pretty good.

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a few more

A bridge to far
Black hawk down
Deer hunter
The thin red line
Born on the fourth of july
We were soldiers
Troy
300

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World War I
Don't really have one due to the fact this war hasn't garnished the film coverage like WWII and Vietnam


World War II
Saving Private Ryan


Korea
Don't have one.


Vietnam
We Were Soldiers Once (The book is really good too)
Born on the 4th of July
Platoon
Full Metal Jacket
Hamburger Hill


Grenada (ha ha)
Heartbreak Ridge


Desert Storm
Jarhead
3 Kings sucked ass btw. We concur on something.


Other
Black Hawk Down
Troy
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Hahah, we agree on a few things then Hollywood.


Troy is bad ass for sure, and I recommend Sgt. York for a good WWI movie. It's been years since I've seen it, but I remember digging the hell out of it.

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Not a movie but, I liked Band Of Brothers.

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My top 3 would be

Band of Brothers - greatness is all I can say
Saving Private Ryan - D-day scene when they storm the beach is killer
Full Metal Jacket

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Pearl Harbor was good IMO. Favorite has to be Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers.

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What's your top three by conflict?


World War I
Sergeant York


World War II
Saving Private Ryan
Memphis Belle
The Great Escape


Korea
M*A*S"H


Vietnam
Platoon
Full Metal Jacket
Hamburger Hill


Grenada (ha ha)
Heartbreak Ridge


Desert Storm
Jarhead
(I purposely left off Three Kings... didn't like it myself)


Other
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The Great Escape is awesome. Whats really cool is looking at some of the websites devoted to that movie. Seeing the way those tunnels were built.

Three Kings has gotta be one of the worst war movies ever. I don't know if you can classify The Manchurian Candidate as a war movie, but the remake with Denzel Washington is a great movie. Also, Glory, the Patriot and Saving Private Ryan are awesome as well.
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WWII
Das Boot
U-571
A Bridge too Far
The Dirty Dozen
Enemy at the gates
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Too bad we can't piece all of these movies into one.

Start with the boot camp of Full Metal Jacket.
The beach scene of Saving private ryan
The fighting in Hamburger hill.
The ending from Apocolypse now.

Other decent flicks that are a bit dated include
WWI - "The Blue Max"
WWII - "Midway" and "The Big Red One"

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damn good call on Midway. To add to that, Tora Tora Tora!
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i was wondering when someone was gonna mention this one.




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Downfall was a good movie.
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I'm not so sure I would qualify that as a "war movie". Cold War Techno-thriller something or other, but not so much a war movie.


But that does remind me of some not-so conventional war movies like Red Dawn and Rambo First Blood that were pretty great.

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Cold War - Hunt for Red October. Not necessarily a "war" movie per say, but a damn good flick.

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Cold War - Hunt for Red October. Not necessarily a "war" movie per say, but a damn good flick.
Agreed. Definitely my favorite Submarine movie for sure.

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I'm not so sure I would qualify that as a "war movie". Cold War Techno-thriller something or other, but not so much a war movie.


But that does remind me of some not-so conventional war movies like Red Dawn and Rambo First Blood that were pretty great.

pffffttt, it even has 'War' right there in the title

I'd also like to nominate Commando and Missing in Action I, II, and III


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its been listed but "We were soldiers" is a GREAT movie. Along with Saving Private Ryan, Platoon, Full Metal Jacket, and Band of Brothers. No one mentioned Black Hawk Down either.

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No one mentioned Black Hawk Down either.
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future war:
the matrix.
Look who the OP is. You know "Star Wars" is the only future war that makes his list. Get out of here with that matrix bullshit.

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Just to add one to the list:

Letters From Iwo Jima. I thought it was a great WWII movie to show from their side.

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enemy at the gates is a good one that most haven't mentioned

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damn, forgot about HFTRO, but i thought of another one.


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How about "Starship Troopers" for future war? Ok, it sucked but that Dina Meyer chick (Dizzy) is hot.

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One I didn't see mention was a Vietnam war flick called The Siege of Firebase Gloria staring R. Lee Ermey and Wings Hauser. Not available on DVD but I bought a copy on eBay (definitely a VHS dub but it's watchable) a while back just to have it handy. Good R. Lee Ermey flick with some killer lines like "The people were friendly. We liked them and they liked us... so it really hurt us to see their heads on stakes."




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In addition to what's been mentioned: Apocalypse Now (nothing like the smell of napalm in the morning), Braveheart, Patton, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Stalag 17, Thin Red Line, All Quiet on the Western Front, The Longest Day, Midway, Gladiator, & Rambo (even though I don't quite know where they'd fit in)

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Apocolypse Now
Band of Brothers (not a movie, but one of my favorite historical dramas)
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Full Metal Jacket
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There were TONS of WWII movies that were made DURING WWII. So you fail at listing those.

Also, Catch-22 is set in WWII but made much later, and was a very weird, deep film. Over half of the B-25 bombers flying today were restored to flying condition for that movie.
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