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What's your favorite war movie?
Posted by flyerduke on Saturday, February 23, 2013 7:43 PM

There are a lot of good ones, but I think my favorite is Midway.  Followed closely by Tora, Tora, Tora and  Apocalypse Now.  I'm sure that there are many more that are better, but I find these enjoyable to watch over and over.

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Posted by Reasoned on Saturday, February 23, 2013 7:54 PM

Saving Private Ryan or BoB

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Posted by corvettemike on Saturday, February 23, 2013 7:59 PM

There's so many but I'm quite partial to Kelly's heroes.

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Posted by bobbaily on Saturday, February 23, 2013 8:07 PM

Saints & Soliders

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Posted by ruddratt on Saturday, February 23, 2013 8:07 PM

I watch "Tora, Tora, Tora" at least once a month. "We Were Soldiers" and "Gettysburg" are high on my list as well.

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Posted by littletimmy on Saturday, February 23, 2013 8:14 PM

Das boot.   Kellts heros and The Great Excape.

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Posted by RX7850 on Saturday, February 23, 2013 8:29 PM

Kelly's Heroes, Comedic relief LMAOYesYes

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Posted by fox on Saturday, February 23, 2013 9:49 PM

Das Boot.

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Posted by TomZ2 on Saturday, February 23, 2013 10:07 PM

Battle of Britain (1969) and The Dam Busters (1955).
Science fiction based-war (NOT “sci-fi”) movie: The Final Countdown (1980)
Cult-favorite film: The Beast (1988)

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Posted by Phil_H on Saturday, February 23, 2013 10:17 PM

flyerduke
but I think my favorite is Midway.

The problem with Midway was the extensive use of archival footage made continuity a little inconsistent. Often you had a particular character climbing into one type of aircraft, taking off in another and landing in yet another. The final climactic "crash on deck" scene utilised well-known crash footage of an F9F Panther that the producers insisted on using because "it looked cool".

Despite the dodgy SFX of the period, I'll drop a vote for The Dam Busters" Smile

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Posted by Scorpiomikey on Saturday, February 23, 2013 10:33 PM

Does star wars count?

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Posted by Blueline on Saturday, February 23, 2013 11:03 PM

Battleground, The Longest Day, They Were Expendable, SPR, Battle of Britian, Midway, Battle of the Bulge, Bridges of Toko Ri, Apocolyse Now, A Bridge Too Far,  are my top 10.

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Posted by flyerduke on Saturday, February 23, 2013 11:05 PM

Hmm  Well I don't see why not.  I may have to change my favorite to Star Wars: A New Hope.  Big Smile

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Posted by Scorpiomikey on Saturday, February 23, 2013 11:14 PM

lol If i had to go with based on a real event, probably we were soldiers.

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Posted by Centerdeck2 on Saturday, February 23, 2013 11:25 PM

Kelly's Heros,  the beast, or platoon

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Posted by Centerdeck2 on Saturday, February 23, 2013 11:25 PM

Or the boys of company c

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Posted by deattilio on Saturday, February 23, 2013 11:27 PM

It is difficult to nail down just one favorite but easily can jot several down.

The Green Berets

Flags of our Fathers

The Bridges at Toko Ri

The Beast

 

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Posted by pyrman64 on Saturday, February 23, 2013 11:34 PM

Top fives of each era, in no particular order.....

WWI

  • The lost battalion 

WWII:

  • A Bridge Too Far
  • Cross of Iron
  • Darby's Rangers (My Uncle Alex was an original)
  • Saints & Soldiers
  • Das Boot

Korea

  • Bridges at Toko-Ri
  • M*A*S*H
  • Pork Chop Hill
  • Inchon
  • Men of the Fighting Lady

VietNam

  • Hamburger Hill
  • Flight of the Intruder (Great book, too)
  • The Green Berets (I read the book)
  • Full Metal Jacket (only the first half!)
  • Rescue Dawn

 Post-Viet Nam

  • Blackhawk Down
  • The Beast
  • 9th Company (it's in Russian!)
  • Heartbreak Ridge
  • The Hurt Locker

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Posted by Raualduke on Sunday, February 24, 2013 12:34 AM

Gotta go with the longest day

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Posted by Rambo on Sunday, February 24, 2013 12:42 AM

probably guess by my avatar of Alan Alda that MASH is my favorite followed by Band of Brothers and Saving Private Ryan

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Posted by subfixer on Sunday, February 24, 2013 8:27 AM

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Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, February 24, 2013 8:49 AM

There are lots of them,in no particular order:

Private Ryan

Band of Brothers

Letters from Iwo

Gettysburg

Zulu

Stalingrad

Kingdom of Heaven

The Alamo  not John Wayne's

All Quiet on the Western Front

Sahara-Bogart+Belushi

Platoon

Andersonville

Rough Riders

Too Late the Hero

BlackHawk Down

Sgt York

12 o'cloch high

probably many more that I missed

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Posted by Bish on Sunday, February 24, 2013 9:52 AM

For me, Das Boot is far ahead of anything else.

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Posted by roony on Sunday, February 24, 2013 10:19 AM

I think you guys have been forgetting "Twelve O'clock High".  I also enjoy "Wings", it's a silent movie but great shots, and a good twist to the end.

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Posted by gunner_chris on Sunday, February 24, 2013 10:27 AM

A bridge too far

Band of brothers

All quiet on the western front

Heartbreak ridge

Gettysburg

Blackhawk down

MASH

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Posted by JOE RIX on Sunday, February 24, 2013 10:30 AM

I have to cast my lot to Das Boot as my favorite all time. Only movie I have gone to see that when I left the theatre I was covered in sweat and completely exhausted. Although Midway, The Longest Day, A B, Bridge to Far, Saving Priv. Ryan and Gettysburg.

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Posted by mississippivol on Sunday, February 24, 2013 8:46 PM

Enemy at the Gates w/Jude Law anyone?

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Posted by Tojo72 on Sunday, February 24, 2013 9:39 PM

roony

I think you guys have been forgetting "Twelve O'clock High".  I also enjoy "Wings", it's a silent movie but great shots, and a good twist to the end.

I didnt !!Wink

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Posted by waynec on Sunday, February 24, 2013 10:10 PM

the book TWELVE O'CLOCK HIGH is great.

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Posted by waynec on Sunday, February 24, 2013 10:13 PM

guns of navarone (as good as the book)

in harm's way (not as detailed as the book HARM'S WAY and the ship models are awful but...)

sink the bismarck

blue max (great score)

the great escape

zulu

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