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16th June 2006 18:55  #1

Mal Webmaster Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,290
Recommend some war films...
Post the titles of war films that you would recommend here, and give reasons why you think they are good. There's so many to choose from, and I find the less well known are sometimes the best. I'll add my own recommendations to the thread at a later date.

16th June 2006 19:30  #2

Intergalactic Ponce Member Join Date: April 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,151
Kevin Costner's The War.

Cos it's about one family's war with other familys and on another level, one man's struggle to come to terms with THE War. And it's called The War.

Is this the sort of thing you were after?

Oh. And Predator. It's about this group of elite soldiers and they're havinh this mini war with an alien. Well actually it's more of a skirmish in the woods really. They do some really good forest clearence with some pimped out gun as well.

And Platoon is okay.

16th June 2006 21:09  #3

£ukasz D Member Join Date: August 2005 Location: Poland Posts: 859 Send a message via Skype to £ukasz D
Some of the classics like
"Das Boot" "The Bridge on the RIver Kwai" "Guns of Navaron" "Torra! Torra! Torra!"

From the new ones:
"Black Hawk Down" "Band of Brothers"

Happy

16th June 2006 21:49  #4

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
I just watched "The Hook" with Kirk Douglas.  A very good study on man's situation during war.  Set during the Korean War, three officers are ordered to kill their prisoner of war.  Very interesting.

16th June 2006 22:41  #5

Kozinski Member Join Date: June 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 235
I love Platoon, Tigerland - and the Band of Brothers mini series is most excellent

17th June 2006 1:00  #6

Dustin Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 553 Send a message via AIM to Dustin
Some recent titles I've picked up and enjoyed thoroughly are The Great Escape and Patton.

I second the Band of Brothers suggestion.

17th June 2006 1:43  #7

Tigerclaw Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: Canada Posts: 493 Send a message via MSN to Tigerclaw
Platoon!

18th June 2006 3:39  #8

Chris Gould Editor Join Date: May 2001 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 7,120 Send a message via ICQ to Chris Gould Send a message via MSN to Chris Gould Send a message via Skype to Chris Gould
Full Metal Jacket, Taegukgi and Bullet in the Head. Can't be arsed with descriptions, that's what IMDb is for.

18th June 2006 5:19  #9

77MiKe77 Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United States Posts: 66 Send a message via AIM to 77MiKe77 Send a message via MSN to 77MiKe77 Send a message via Yahoo to 77MiKe77
saving private ryan is a great WWII moviie tht is long but goes by quickly. its my prsonal favorite. also like others black hawk down, full metal jacket, and band of brothers. also if it is included in this category the last castle. its about a guy who is in a prison for soldiers ( criminals not POWs) its a good movie but not a whole lot of action

19th June 2006 1:24  #10

Trap Door Member Join Date: January 2006 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 250
saving private ryan, where eagles dare, Kelly's heroes, Das Boot, ice cold in alex, the dam busters etc. there are a lot of great ones.

19th June 2006 2:16  #11

Chris Hazelton Member Join Date: January 2005 Location: Australia Posts: 40
Being Australian I have to mention a couple of great Aussie war films.

Gallipoli
Odd Angry Shot
Breaker Morant

19th June 2006 2:47  #12

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
The Great Raid comes into mind as a less well-known war flick.

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