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on 27 Feb 2009 07:46

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Top 10 Favourite War Movies

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1. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
In the Last Great Invasion of the Last Great War, the Greatest Danger for Eight Men was Saving... One.

Plot: Following the Normandy Landings, a group of US soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.

"He better be worth it. He better go home and cure a disease, or invent a longer-lasting light bulb."
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2. Black Hawk Down (2001)
Leave No Man Behind

Plot: 123 elite U.S. soldiers drop into Somalia to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and find themselves in a desperate battle with a large force of heavily-armed Somalis.

"Nobody asks to be a hero, it just sometimes turns out that way."
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3. When Trumpets Fade (1998)
In The Heat Of Battle, Not All Soldiers Can Be Heroes

Plot: A private in the latter days of WWII on the German front struggles between his will to survive and what his superiors perceive as a battlefield instinct.

"You don't think about it, you don't hesitate, you just do it, you understand? Otherwise, you're gonna go home to your mama in a box, alright?"
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4. We Were Soldiers (2002)
Fathers, Brothers, Husbands & Sons

Plot: The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.

"Sir, Custer was a pussy. You ain't."
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5. Platoon (1986)
The First Casualty Of War Is Innocence.

Plot: A young recruit in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.

"I love this place at night. The stars... there's no right or wrong in them. They're just there."
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6. Fury (2014)
War Never Ends Quietly

Plot: April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened Army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and his five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered, out-gunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.

"Ideals are peaceful. History is violent."
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7. Gallipoli (1981)
From A Place You Never Heard Of...A Story You'll Never Forget.

Plot: Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I.

"The thing I can't stand about you mate is you're always so bloody cheerful."
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8. Braveheart (1995)
The Courage To Face Fear

Plot: William Wallace, a commoner, unites the 13th Century Scots in their battle to overthrow English rule.

"It's all for nothing if you don't have freedom."
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9. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
Born To Kill

Plot: A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow Marine recruits from their brutal basic training to the bloody street fighting set in 1968 Hue, Vietnam.

"These are great days we're living, bros. We are jolly green giants, walking the Earth with guns. These people we wasted here today are the finest human beings we will ever know. After we rotate back to the world, we're gonna miss not having anyone around that's worth shooting."
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10. Heartbreak Ridge (1986)
The Scars Run Deep

Plot: A hard-nosed, hard-living Marine gunnery sergeant clashes with his superiors and his ex-wife as he takes command of a spoiled recon platoon with a bad attitude.

"My name's Gunnery Sergeant Highway and I've drunk more beer and banged more quiff and pissed more blood and stomped more ass that all of you numbnuts put together. Now Major Powers has put me in charge of this reconisence platoon."
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This is a selection of my favourite war films, logically enough. Before people start jumping down my throat asking why I didn't include obvious choices like Schindler's List or The Deer Hunter, the reasoning is simple: there are war dramas, and there are war movies which do not shy away from scenes of combat. So while I appreciate the war dramas, I love the combat-based pictures.

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Posted: 6 years, 5 months ago at Mar 26 18:33
Stalingrad is also worth mentioning. If you havent seen it yet, you should.
Posted: 5 years, 7 months ago at Jan 30 17:41
You've got some great pics here!
Posted: 5 years, 7 months ago at Jan 30 20:58
Inglorious Basterds

Fantasy films like Lord of The Rings?
Posted: 4 years, 10 months ago at Oct 10 12:42
very helpful, thankyou :)
and you really put great effort into it :D
Posted: 4 years, 8 months ago at Dec 29 4:20
Excellent choices. The only one I'd add would be Enemy at the Gates.

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