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Added by The Cinephile on 28 Jan 2012 06:11
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Military/War Films: Best to Worst

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My top 10 favorite war films.
The War: World War II

Plot Synopsis: Allied POWs plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.
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The War: World War II

Plot Synopsis: In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and brutally killing Nazis.
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The War: World War II

Plot Synopsis: Following the Normandy Landings, a group of US soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
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People who added this item 2170 Average listal rating (1395 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
The War: The Iraq War

Plot Synopsis: Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb.
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People who added this item 752 Average listal rating (502 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
The War: The Vietnam War

Plot Synopsis: A US Fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.
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People who added this item 3769 Average listal rating (2220 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
The War: The Vietnam War

Plot Synopsis: During the on-going Vietnam War, Captain Willard is sent on a dangerous mission into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Green Beret who has set himself up as a God among a local tribe.
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The War: The Vietnam War

Plot Synopsis: 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.
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The War: The Vietnam War

Plot Synopsis: An in-depth examination of the way that the Vietnam war affects the lives of people in a small industrial town in the USA.
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People who added this item 3389 Average listal rating (2183 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.1
Pearl Harbor (2001)
The War: World War II

Plot Synopsis: Pearl Harbor follows the story of two best friends, Rafe and Danny, and their love lives as they go off to join the war.
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The rest of the war films I've seen, not in my top 10.
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People who added this item 681 Average listal rating (462 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.6
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People who added this item 444 Average listal rating (293 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
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People who added this item 1577 Average listal rating (990 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7
The War: The Gulf War (????, not fully certain. Any help would be appreciated)

Plot Synopsis: Based on former Marine Anthony Swofford's best-selling 2003 book about his pre-Desert Storm experiences in Saudi Arabia and about his experiences fighting in Kuwait.
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People who added this item 1637 Average listal rating (1005 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.2
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People who added this item 1443 Average listal rating (952 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.1
The War: The Persian Gulf War

Plot Synopsis: In the aftermath of the Persian Gulf War, 4 soldiers set out to steal gold that was stolen from Kuwait, but they discover people who desperately need their help.
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People who added this item 1105 Average listal rating (654 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
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People who added this item 2528 Average listal rating (1549 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.1
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People who added this item 1119 Average listal rating (634 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
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All of the war/military films I've seen, from best to worst, in my opinion. Films about something entirely different than war, but set during one, will not be featured on this list. War, or a movie about military combat, must be the prominent subject.

Note: I haven't seen a whole lot of war flicks, but will add as I go.

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