100 Greatest War Films (Channel 4)
4914 7.7 8.61. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Captain John Miller
"I just know that every man I kill, the farther away from home I feel."
2989 8.1 8.62. Apocalypse Now (1979)
Lt. Col. Bill Kilgore
"Charlie don't surf."
900 8 8.33. The Great Escape (1963)
"Afraid this tea's pathetic. Must have used these wretched leaves about twenty times. It's not that I mind so much. Tea without milk is so uncivilized."
3124 8 8.45. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman
"The deadliest weapon in the world is a marine and his rifle. It is your killer instinct which must be harnessed if you expect to survive in combat. Your rifle is only a tool. It is a hard heart that kills. If your killer instincts are not clean and strong you will hesitate at the moment of truth. You will not kill. You will become dead marines and then you will be in a world of s**t because marines are not allowed to die without permission. Do you maggots understand?"
2068 7.7 8.26. Platoon (1986)
"I think now, looking back, we did not fight the enemy, we fought ourselves. The enemy was in us. The war is over for me now, but it will always be there, the rest of my days."
327 7.2 7.37. A Bridge Too Far (1977)
General Roy Urquhart
"Hancock. I've got lunatics laughing at me from the woods. My original plan has been scuppered now that the jeeps haven't arrived. My communications are completely broken down. Do you really believe any of that can be helped by a cup of tea?"
2304 8.3 8.618. Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Wo... (1964)
President Merkin Muffley
"Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room."
699 7.3 7.722. M*A*S*H (1970)
"I wish they wouldn't land those things here while we're playing golf."
5457 7.7 8.524. Gladiator (2000)
"My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, Commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next."
1366 6.9 7.231. Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)
254 7.3 7.142. Catch-22 (1970)
"Let me see if I've got this straight: in order to be grounded, I've got to be crazy and I must be crazy to keep flying. But if I ask to be grounded, that means I'm not crazy any more and I have to keep flying."
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