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what are your 3 favorite war movies?(fiction or nonfiction)

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Posted : 5 years, 9 months ago at Mar 18 0:59 -
what are your 3 favorite war movies?

mine are:

1.starship troopers

2.enemy at the gates

3.red dawn
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Posted : 5 years, 9 months ago at Mar 18 10:52 -
1. Saving Private Ryan
2. Schindler's List
3. Black Hawk Down
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Posted : 5 years, 9 months ago at Mar 18 12:54 -
1. Letters from Iwo Jima
2. Der Untergang
3. Stalingrad
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Posted : 5 years, 9 months ago at Mar 18 23:27 -
1. Black Hawk Down
2. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
3. Saving Private Ryan

Special mention: Starship Troopers
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Posted : 5 years, 9 months ago at Mar 18 23:31 -
1. Brotherhood
2. Schindler's List
3. Der Untergang
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Posted : 5 years, 9 months ago at Mar 22 20:57 -
1. The Cranes are Flying
2. Ivan's Childhood
3. Apocalypse Now
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Posted : 5 years, 7 months ago at Apr 28 18:20 -
1. Apocalypse Now (1979)
2. Paths of Glory (1957)
3. Glory (1989)
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Posted : 5 years, 7 months ago at Apr 28 22:06 -
1 starship troopers or pearl harbor
2 letters for iwa jima or Schinliders list
3 platoon or full metal jacket
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Posted : 5 years, 7 months ago at May 1 19:17 -
i hate war
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Posted : 5 years, 7 months ago at May 4 18:48 -
For now;
1. Saving Private Ryan
2. Schindler's List
3. Der Untergang

Haven't seen Apocalypse Now yet or the full movie of Full Metal Jacket, so we'll see after that :P
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Posted : 5 years, 7 months ago at May 13 15:40 -
1. Das Boot
2. Paths Of Glory
3. The Big Red One
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Posted : 5 years, 7 months ago at May 25 14:13 -

Films
1. Saving Private Ryan
2. Train de vie (don´t know what´s it called in english)
3. The Pianist

btw:
check out "Generation Kill" and "Band of Brothers"
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Posted : 5 years, 6 months ago at Jun 4 21:49 -
Saving Private Ryan
Lord of the Rings-does have war scenes
Black Hawk Down
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Posted : 5 years, 6 months ago at Jun 4 22:33 -
300 - an overly fictionalized fantasy version of the The Battle of Thermopylae but probably the greatest choreographed sword and sandal combat sequences ever depicted on film.

Saving Private Ryan - The opening scenes of the assault on the Normandy beaches are for me the most brutal cinematic depiction of modern warfare I've ever seen. The realism makes it an anti-war film from the off. There's no glory in war just death & if your lucky survival.

Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War - Koream film that again shows the absolute brutality & dehumanizing effect of war. Blood splatters on the camera lense brings close quarters combat in your face.



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Posted : 5 years, 6 months ago at Jun 5 23:34 -
Platoon
Full Metal Jacket
Saving Private Ryan
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Posted : 5 years, 6 months ago at Jun 6 13:00 -
300
Brave heart
Lord of the Rings
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Posted : 5 years, 6 months ago at Jun 6 16:17 -
And I always thought 300 is a brilliant documentary.

These popped up to my mind at first so I'll go with them;

Idi i Smotri (Why don't you watch it already)
The Thin Red Line (Maybe it's just me but this is usually overlooked in these topics)
Apocalypse Now

Have to watch The Cranes are Flying and Ivan's Childhood
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Posted : 5 years, 6 months ago at Jun 6 17:29 -
The Thin Red Line is overlooked because it's always compared to Saving Private Ryan which came out the same year and it's a totally different but superior film. I find Private Ryan to just be too hollow, the camera is always looking around for goring things to show and shock us with. Thin Red Line did it better and so did Band of Brothers.
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Posted : 5 years, 6 months ago at Jun 6 17:29 -
I meant gory, not goring.
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Posted : 5 years, 6 months ago at Jun 7 20:51 -
1. Star Wars
2. Enemy at the Gates
3. The Beast
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Posted : 5 years, 6 months ago at Jun 8 16:55 -
Pearl Harbor

Red Dawn

and Independence Day
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Posted : 5 years, 5 months ago at Jun 27 9:23 -
Black Hawk Down

300

Pearl Harbor
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Posted : 5 years, 5 months ago at Jun 27 23:43 -
Glory, Gettysburg, The Patriot, all epic.
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Posted : 5 years, 5 months ago at Jun 29 8:26 -
interesting.. im going to check this one out.. thanks a lot

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Posted : 5 years, 5 months ago at Jun 30 19:30 -
Just saw Twelve O'Clock High (1949), an underrated classic in my opinion. And Pork Chop Hill (1959), also with Gregory Peck. And The Hill (1965) with Sean Connery although it's more of a prison movie.
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Posted : 5 years, 5 months ago at Jul 7 19:38 -
1. Full Metal Jacket (I've only seen a censored segment of it, but it was hilarious!)
2. Independence Day (Okay, so it wasn't that good.)
3. The Thin Red Line (It would have been better if they cut out the random moments.)
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Posted : 5 years, 5 months ago at Jul 11 20:45 -

mmm .. like

Tears of the Sun
The Last Samurai
and Saving Private Ryan ...
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Posted : 5 years, 4 months ago at Jul 26 17:48 -
mine are

1. Glory(1989)
2. A Bridge Too Far(1977)
3. The Big Red One(1980)
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Posted : 5 years, 4 months ago at Aug 5 18:54 -
I´m really freak about war movies... :)
To be a little more fair with so many good movies about war, I´m dividing according to the "relation to war".

World War 2:
1) Band Of Brothers
2) Letters From Iwojima
3) Saving Private Ryan

Modern War:
1) BlackHawk Down
2) Full Metal Jacket
3) Tears Of The Sun

Ancient War
1) 300
2) Kingdom Of Heaven
3) The Last Samurai

Indirectly war related:
1) Der Untergang
2) La vitta è Bella
3) The Pianist
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Posted : 5 years, 4 months ago at Aug 14 20:03 -
Idi i smotri-Come and see
Das Boot
No man's land
Before the rain
Merry christmas
La grand illusion
Killing fields
Salvador
Hotel Rwanda
Tuntematon sotilas (1955)
Stalingrad
Voces inocentes
Flammen & citronen


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Posted : 5 years, 4 months ago at Aug 15 17:03 -
I am not very found of war movies in general, but I appreciate those with a clear anti-war message.

The Thin Red Line - Asking where the evil comes from, a metaphysical look at war. IMO the greatest american film since 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Idi i Smotri (Come and See) - War is hell. Not subtle by any means, but effective.

Apocalypse Now - Displaying the insanity of war. Starts off in an almost satirical manner, but ends up in the inevitable hellhole.
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Posted : 5 years, 3 months ago at Aug 27 0:32 -
Full Metal Jacket
We Were Soldiers
Platoon
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Posted : 5 years, 3 months ago at Aug 28 1:40 -
Platoon
Princess Mononoke
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Posted : 5 years, 3 months ago at Aug 29 10:09 -
A Very Long Engagement
Star Wars
Starship Troopers
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Posted : 5 years, 3 months ago at Aug 30 12:34 -
1. 300 (I really agree with escafeld)
2. Letters from Iwo Jima
3. Glory
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Posted : 5 years, 3 months ago at Aug 30 21:37 -
War War:
Full Metal Jacket
Paths of Glory
Love And Death
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Posted : 5 years, 3 months ago at Aug 30 21:46 -
1.The Bridge (1959)
2.The One That Got Away (1957)
3.Where Eagles Dare (1968)
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Posted : 5 years, 3 months ago at Sep 21 22:37 -
The Patriot (1997)
The Pianist (2002)
Pearl Harbor (2001)
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Posted : 5 years, 1 month ago at Nov 5 11:00 -
1. [Link removed - login to see]">Saving Private Ryan (1998)

2. [Link removed - login to see]">The Longest Day (1962)

3. [Link removed - login to see]">300 (2006)
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Posted : 5 years, 1 month ago at Nov 12 10:56 -
Gone with the Wind
Gettsyburg
Platoon
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Posted : 5 years, 1 month ago at Nov 18 15:34 -
1 The Pianist
2. Apocalypse Now
3. 300
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Posted : 5 years, 1 month ago at Nov 20 1:02 -
1.Pearl Harbor
2.300
3.Troy
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Posted : 5 years ago at Dec 1 21:44 -
I know it says only name 3 but i couldn't leave out the last one
Forrest Gump
The Pianist
Schindler's List
Life Is Beautiful
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Posted : 5 years ago at Dec 14 18:57 -
movielover89 i absolutely agree with your list (Forrest Gump is a personal favorite) but i must add Inglorious bastards, i saw it about two weeks ago and loved it
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Posted : 4 years, 10 months ago at Feb 2 7:27 -
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Posted : 4 years, 10 months ago at Feb 2 13:28 -
1. Schindler's List
2. Apocalypse Now
3. Saving Private Ryan

Wow two Spielberg movies on a war movies list...
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Posted : 4 years, 10 months ago at Feb 2 17:04 -
1. Starwars
2. 300
3. LOTR

I'm not much of a war flick type of gal unless there are aliens and elves involved.
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Posted : 4 years, 10 months ago at Feb 3 1:26 -
1.platoon
2.starship troopers
3.black hawk down
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Posted : 4 years, 9 months ago at Mar 1 21:36 -
I wont consider LOTR.

1.300
2.Saving Private Ryan
3.The Hurt Locker
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Posted : 4 years, 9 months ago at Mar 15 4:41 -
All about WW2:
1. The Pianist
2. Schindler's List
3. Inglourious Basterds
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