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Crazy_dog no.3
11-14-2004, 09:50 AM
I haven't made a thread for hundreds of years so I thought I should start one.

What's your favourite/ least favourite war movies. Here's mine-

(Note: Wartime movies like Schindler's List or The Pianist don't count. Neither does sci-fi or fantasy stuff like Star Wars or Lord Of The Rings)

Favourite:
Saving Private Ryan
Braveheart
Last Samuria
Last of the Mohicans
Forrest Gump (the bit in 'Nam)

Good War movies:
Platoon
Apocalypse Now
Glory
A Bridge Too Far
Black Hawk Down
Master And Commander
Rules of Engagement
We Were Soldiers
Three Kings

OK/Average War movies;
The Patriot (too simplistic and overly patriotic, but has it's good points)
Enemy At The Gates (I couldn't sympathise with the characters)

Crap War Movies:
Pearl Harbor (Boring and sanitized)
Lawrence of Arabia (I can see why some consider it a classic, and I enjoyed the music and desert scenery, but I found it boring)
The Thin Red Line (starts of all right, but become more an more boring)
There are some more but I can't think of them now.

edlib
11-14-2004, 10:40 AM
#1 - Band of Brothers (not a movie but a mini-series... but still perhaps the best I have come across since it is all based on real life soldiers and events. Very realistic.)

Platoon
Where Eagles Dare
Three Kings
The Dirty Dozen
The Great Escape
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (the bridge sequence)

I liked The Thin Red Line

Leper Messiah
11-14-2004, 10:57 AM
best war movie IMO: THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN - superbly researched and brilliantly filmed featuring some of the best names in the history of cinema.

war movies i like (in no particular order):

The Great Escape
Saving Private Ryan
All The Kings Men
All Quiet On The Western Front
Enemy at The Gates
Master And Commander
Good Morning Vietnam

war movie i hate: PEARL HARBOR - a disgrace of a film its various errors too numerous to list. and the bits featuring the British RAF are a slap in the face to those who prevented a nazi invaison of the United Kingdom

war movies i do not like:
The Patriot
Three Kings
Last Samurai
The Thin Red Line

acdcfanbill
11-14-2004, 11:51 AM
I thought Enemy at the Gates was pretty good.

i cant really pick a favorite but some that are good are Battle of the Bulge, Hell is for Heroes, Kellys Heroes :)

Ragnos
11-14-2004, 12:01 PM
Enemy at the gates is great :D
Other great war movies:
Saving Private Ryan
Apocolypse Now
THe Last Samurai
Black hawk down was ok, got a bit boring after an hour of just shooting.

Rogue Nine
11-14-2004, 12:03 PM
Full Metal Jacket.

Best war movie, ever.

Dath Maximus
11-14-2004, 12:07 PM
Bridge over the River Kwi
Tora Tora Tora
A bridge to far
The longest day


these are the classics,
these are the best,

Pad
11-14-2004, 12:15 PM
I really like war movies and I´ve seen soo many I cant even remember em all. Here´s a list of a few that I like:

Saving Private Ryan
Band of Brothers
Das Boot
Patton
Longest Day
A Bridge Too Far
Enemy at the Gates
Cross of Iron
The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Battle of Britain
Guns of Navarone
Tora! Tora! Tora!
...

As for bad war movies, I think the best known is Pearl Harbour.

CapNColostomy
11-14-2004, 12:21 PM
These are my favorite types of movies. As for favorites, I'll agree with ed that Band of Brothers was great. I also like Black Hawk Down alot. Full Metal Jacket...man I could type all day about all the war movies I like.

As for everyones contempt for Pearl Harbor, I won't say it qualifies as one of favorite war movies. But what people fail to realize its that it was a friggin' movie. Everyone got all pissed that it wasn't historically accurate. Why? It wasn't a documentary. It was a Hollywood popcorn movie.

Boba Rhett
11-14-2004, 12:28 PM
I don't care if Pearl Harbor wasn't extremely accurate. It just plain sucked.



The Dirty Dozen
The Great Escape
Enemy at the Gates
The Bridge on the River Kwai

Pie™
11-14-2004, 12:29 PM
Originally posted by Boba Rhett
I don't care if Pearl Harbor wasn't extremely accurate. It just plain sucked. Same ;)

I liked the Band Of Brother episodes

weiderudare
11-14-2004, 12:51 PM
Pearl Harbor wasn't even laughable, thats how bad it was.
and I got three words for you all:
Band. Of. Brothers

instant love

CapNColostomy
11-14-2004, 12:52 PM
Originally posted by Boba Rhett
I don't care if Pearl Harbor wasn't extremely accurate. It just plain sucked.


Well, I'm not going to arguing that. But the chicks seem to dig it.

Alegis
11-14-2004, 01:29 PM
-Sichinin no samurai. It is a war between 7 samurai some peasants vs some bandits. It counts because it's an awesome movie from 1954
-Platoon
-Saving Private Ryan
-BOB

ok: the patriot

StormHammer
11-14-2004, 02:04 PM
Originally posted by edlib
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (the bridge sequence)

Damned right! :thumbsup: The movie as a whole was a great commentary on the Civil War.

Anyway, favourite war movies would have to include:

Where Eagles Dare
Kelly's Heroes
Battle Of The Bulge
Apocalypse Now
Das Boot
Cross Of Iron
A Bridge Too Far
Ice Cold in Alex
Braveheart
The Longest Day
Saving Private Ryan
Seven Samurai (if one person can include it, so can I :p )

I also liked

The Deerhunter
The Dam Busters
The Guns Of Navarone
We Were Soldiers
Platoon
Full Metal Jacket
The Wild Geese
Last Of The Mohicans
The Patriot
Five Graves To Cairo
Dirty War
The Hill
Rules Of Engagement
The Great Escape (seen it too many times now)
The Dirty Dozen
The Bridge On The River Kwai
The Last Samurai
The Battle Of Britain
Zeppelin
Zulu
Gallipoli
55 Days In Peking
From Here to Eternity
Master And Commander (though I'm not sure it really qualifies as a War movie)

I've never seen:

Enemy At The Gates
Stalingrad
The Thin Red Line
Blackhawk Down
Pearl Harbour
Glory
Three Kings

There are undoubtedly others that I can't remember right now.

Leper Messiah
11-14-2004, 02:30 PM
Originally posted by CapNColostomy
As for everyones contempt for Pearl Harbor, I won't say it qualifies as one of favorite war movies. But what people fail to realize its that it was a friggin' movie. Everyone got all pissed that it wasn't historically accurate. Why? It wasn't a documentary. It was a Hollywood popcorn movie.

it was bad is a major contributer, and the real icing on the cake was that as ive said above, it was disrespectful to people i owe my freedom to.

TheOutrider
11-14-2004, 02:35 PM
I only like one War movie really, ive seen only a few and this is the one I like...

Saving Private Ryan (my middle name is Ryan)

It has great realistic images, great storyline, and blood, guts, and gore. Plus it has the best starting opening battle ive ever seen since "Gangs Of New York". It also has real great War strategies and numerous battles.

I give it a 10/10!

Leper Messiah
11-14-2004, 02:38 PM
Originally posted by JediMasterDude
I only like one War movie really, ive seen only a few and this is the one I like...

Saving Private Ryan (my middle name is Ryan)

It has great realistic images, great storyline, and blood, guts, and gore. Plus it has the best starting opening battle ive ever seen since "Gangs Of New York". It also has real great War strategies and numerous battles.

I give it a 10/10!

something positive about Gangs of New York! Kill it! Kill it!

TheOutrider
11-14-2004, 02:39 PM
Originally posted by Leper Messiah
something positive about Gangs of New York! Kill it! Kill it! I take it you don't like Gangs Of New York.

Pie™
11-14-2004, 02:40 PM
Originally posted by JediMasterDude
since "Gangs Of New York" "since"?
saving private ryan came out years before :/

TheOutrider
11-14-2004, 02:43 PM
Originally posted by Pie™
"since"?
saving private ryan came out years before :/ I know but I saw "Gangs Of New York" before Private Ryan.

Leper Messiah
11-14-2004, 02:50 PM
Originally posted by JediMasterDude
I take it you don't like Gangs Of New York.

shockingly enough :p

in my opinion the worst major film of the last decade

CapNColostomy
11-14-2004, 03:02 PM
Originally posted by Leper Messiah
it was bad is a major contributer, and the real icing on the cake was that as ive said above, it was disrespectful to people i owe my freedom to.

It was disrespectful to Americans? How? j/k.

I guess I didn't notice the "disrespectful" part. Other than the RAF was hardly in it...I'm not too big on the movie more for its length and all the romance crap. But I can't believe nobody thought the part with the Japanese bombing the harbor was cool. Great effects, visual and sound.

Leper Messiah
11-14-2004, 03:09 PM
Originally posted by CapNColostomy

I guess I didn't notice the "disrespectful" part. Other than the RAF was hardly in it

the bit where the "british" pilot comes up to the guy and says "if you all fly like that god help anyone who goes to war with america" like this guys presence is the sole reason for Britain remaining in the fight.

The Seeker
11-14-2004, 06:32 PM
Yeah, pearl harbor was a huge cheese fest. Not exactly the best setting for a crummy love triangle ala "Titanic" since it's in a war and not on a boat I guess. I have to say though, that it had/has the absolute best, most intense air to air fight scenes in any movie I have ever seen. For that, I give it a 5/10.

Best war movies, in order:

Braveheart (what else needs said about it)

The Last Samauri (squeezed a good believable love story into a fantastic plot with characters that you can't help but sympathise with. Amazing action sequences too.)

Saving Private Ryan (true war movie that shows the grit and blood and sacrifice of the men and women who fought for the freedom and safety of not just America, but the world as well.)

Band of Brothers. (see above)

Not a huge war movie buff, so can't really think of really bad ones I have seen. (other than Pearl Harbor.)

jebbers
11-15-2004, 03:38 AM
a friend of my brother and i was in last of the Mohicans...hes the white guy in the lacross scene...he's wearing a white shirt with long blond hair....he gets checked by a skin....very cool stuff...

just thought i would give a random info.....ill see if i can find a pic to post too

Crazy_dog no.3
11-15-2004, 07:52 AM
Cool. When I get the DVD (should be Wednesday) I'll check it out.

Rogue15
11-15-2004, 08:12 AM
Blackhawk Down
Enemy at the Gate

El Sitherino
11-15-2004, 08:28 AM
The Longest Day
The Green Berets
Platoon
Apocalypse Now
The Alamo (With John Wayne)
The Last Samurai
Tora Tora Tora

Captain Wilson
11-15-2004, 08:49 AM
Originally posted by Rogue Nine
Full Metal Jacket.

Best war movie, ever.

Damn right!

Good morning vitenam is good as well

acdcfanbill
11-15-2004, 01:39 PM
hah! good morning vietnam is awesome, i love robin williams!

jebbers
11-16-2004, 05:20 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v367/jebadiah/ed.jpg

FOUND HIM!!!this is my friend Ed....

and another one

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v367/jebadiah/ed_lotm2.jpg

SeleneRayne
11-16-2004, 08:22 PM
Braveheart
Full Metal Jacket
Band of Brothers
The Patriot
Glory
Apocalypse Now

Samuel Dravis
11-16-2004, 09:05 PM
Hmm. I've found that I enjoy war movies far less than I used to a few years ago...must be something wrong with me. :p

Nalukai
11-16-2004, 10:29 PM
in retort to the first post i can only ask hth can you forget to include full metal jacket????? that was as real as it got......

Apocolypse Now
Braveheart
PlatOOn
Troy


and who could EVER forget: STRIPES BABY... STRIPES!!!!!!!!!!

acdcfanbill
11-16-2004, 10:40 PM
DOH! yea, stripes is AWESOME :D

Darth Groovy
11-16-2004, 11:50 PM
Apocalypse Now
Saving Private Ryan
Kelly's Heroes
Enemy At The Gates
Stalag 17
The Dirty Dozen
Full Metal Jacket
Glory
The Enemy Below
U-571
The Great Escape
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Zulu

El Sitherino
11-16-2004, 11:56 PM
Force 10 from Navarone!

Darth Groovy
11-17-2004, 12:29 AM
Originally posted by InsaneSith
Force 10 from Navarone!

Good movie, was a sequal to Guns of the Navarone, and one of the earliest examples of how a sequal can surpass the original. Probably the most underated war movie to date.

Evil Dark Jedi
11-17-2004, 12:31 AM
Originally posted by Pad

The Bridge on the River Kwai
Guns of Navarone


These two are my all time favs. I have watched Guns of Navarone about 10 times and The Bridge on the River Kwai about 6.

*Whistles the tune from The Bridge on the River Kwai.*

Sivy
11-17-2004, 12:46 AM
Originally posted by Darth Groovy

U-571


maybe a good movie, but totally inaccurate.
the british stole the Enigma machine before the US had even joined WWII. i think that film is very disrespectful.

CapNColostomy
11-17-2004, 06:43 AM
Originally posted by Sivy
maybe a good movie, but totally inaccurate.
the british stole the Enigma machine before the US had even joined WWII. i think that film is very disrespectful.

What about all the little "this happened here, and this happened there" at the end of the movie, right before the credits rolled?

Leper Messiah
11-18-2004, 08:08 AM
Originally posted by Sivy
maybe a good movie, but totally inaccurate.
the british stole the Enigma machine before the US had even joined WWII. i think that film is very disrespectful.

amen

CapNColostomy
11-18-2004, 10:37 AM
Well, believe it or not there was more than one code machine. :rolleyes: . And even if that weren't true, it's a movie. Not a historical document. To hear you people tell it, America wasn't even involved in WWII.

Leper Messiah
11-19-2004, 02:17 AM
Originally posted by CapNColostomy
Well, believe it or not there was more than one code machine. :rolleyes: . And even if that weren't true, it's a movie. Not a historical document. To hear you people tell it, America wasn't even involved in WWII.

*cough*pre1941*cough*

im not denying americas role was important, but to hear Americans tell it, Britain was on the brink of collapse to Nazi's and was only saved by the the US army sweeping in and destroying those bad old Germans, when in fact the US was a full year late if they wanted to have an impact on the battle which defeated the German effort to invade (Battle of Britain was the summer of 1940).

acdcfanbill
11-19-2004, 06:11 AM
To hear britain tell it, you'd think our only contribution was men...

Sivy
11-19-2004, 07:33 AM
Originally posted by CapNColostomy
What about all the little "this happened here, and this happened there" at the end of the movie, right before the credits rolled?

that disclaimer was only added after the many complaints it received.

Crazy_dog no.3
11-19-2004, 01:14 PM
Originally posted by jebbers
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FOUND HIM!!!this is my friend Ed....



Nice!