Best War Film

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  1. patrioticcamerican

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    Well, I thought it would be interesting to discuss people's favorite/best war films, since there were already threads for the worst ones. I know there are some inaccuracies in this movie, but my favorite is definitely The Patriot, which also does have many accuracies.
     
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    The ONLY war movie I've watched since the black and whites when I was a kid is 'Saving Private Ryan' and I found it to be excellent.
     
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    Saw Savin', too--thought it was good--one of the best produced

    Tora, Tora, Tora

    I don't know about ya'll but I thought The Battle of Britian was pretty good, too---back in the days when they used "Ketchup" for blood---and nobody got blown in half, etc.
     
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    "Tora, Tora, Tora" and "Patton."

    My other favorites are not theatrical releases, but deserve high honors.

    "The Lost Battalion" (which I think ranks with "All Quiet on the Western Front" in the genre of WWI movies) and "Band of Brothers." The latter was what "Ryan" could have been if it had a decent plot.
     
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    Mine is "Saving Private Ryan" and I would include "Tora, Tora, Tora" and "Patton" after that.

    An excellent but almost forgotten film is the Korean War movie "Pork Chop Hill" with Gregory Peck.
     
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    I confess a weakness for "300 Spartans."

    The details of Leonidas death, and the refusal of his men to give up his body in return for their lives, as well as Leonidas' answer to the Persian threats were authentic, at least.

    "We will block out the sun with our arrows."

    "Then we shall fight in the shade."

    At the end, the Persians, unwilling to close on the Spartans to finish it off, killed them with volleys of arrows.

    I agree, though, "All quiet on the Western Front" was one of the very best.
     
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    The Patriot

    Gone With the Wind

    The Blue and the Gray

    North and South series

    The Bridge on the River Kwai

    Pearl Harbor

    Gunga Din

    and I loved Saving Private Ryan, too.

    Actually, it's hard to narrow it down. I like 'em all!
     
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    I like Band of Brothers---Ambrose traces them from Normandy to the German surrender---good shows!
     
  9. patrioticcamerican

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    I've never seen Ryan but my friend described the plot to me. It sounded interesting.
     
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    Vietnam- We Were Soldiers

    Korea- Pork Chop Hill, Bridges at Toko Ri

    WWII-
    1. Patton
    2. Saving Private Ryan
    3. Tora, Tora, Tora
    4. Sands of Iwo Jima
    5. Kelly's Heroes
    6. Von Ryans Express
    7. Midway
    8. In Harm's Way
    9. The Big Red 1
    10. The Longest Day

    WWI
    All Quiet on the Western Front

    Civil War
    1. Gettysburg
    2. God's and Generals
    3. Any John Wayne Movie set in the Civil War.

    Am. Rev.
    1. The Patriot
    2. Johnny Tremain
     
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    Glory is my favorite. Love happy endings. :rolleyes:

    [Line stolen from Garfield. His favorite movie was Old Yeller because of the happy ending.]
     
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    Have any of you seen "To End All Wars"? Really worthwhile, IMO.
     
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    God's and generals has been my favorite so far. I saw it as soon as it came out and then I tried to watch the DVD when it was released but it took a couple of yeard before I got around to watching it again. It is one of the most accurate Civil War movies I have ever seen.

    I also like The Patriot. It was a bit dramatized but it was pretty good,, though no where NEAR as good and God's and Generals.

    I know combat wasn't the main focus of the movie but Gone with the Wind will always be a classic and it showed a side of the south that most movies don't portray.

    Frank and Jesse was a very good one even though it was mostly taken after the war, it was still the affter effects of the war.
     

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