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What are your three favourite war movies?

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Kevin 21620/10/2019 11:01:15
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Best:

1. The Cruel Sea

2. A Bridge Too Far

3. Colditz Story

Worst:

1. Mosquito Squadron

2.Almost all John Wayne war films.

Brian Cooper20/10/2019 11:52:23
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We Were Soldiers.

Windtalkers.

Enemy at the Gate.

Broken Prop20/10/2019 12:19:50
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Band of Brothers

Ice Cold in Alex. (love the ending in the bar in Cairo)

But above all, for sheer realism, Das Boot takes the prize for me

ALAAAARM!

Lima Hotel Foxtrot20/10/2019 12:52:52
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Starship Troopers

The Empire Strikes Back.

Edge of Tomorrow.

J V R20/10/2019 12:53:52
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Enemy at the gates

Hacksaw ridge

to name a few

Rich too20/10/2019 13:44:09
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I’m not a war film fan either, but The Great Escape was an old favourite that I looked forward to every Christmas, and also anything with Donald Sutherland in it - there was one particular one where he drove a tank but I can’t remember the name.....

cymaz20/10/2019 13:45:29
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Posted by Rich too on 20/10/2019 13:44:09:

I’m not a war film fan either, but The Great Escape was an old favourite that I looked forward to every Christmas, and also anything with Donald Sutherland in it - there was one particular one where he drove a tank but I can’t remember the name.....

Was it the Dirty Dozen?

Stumps20/10/2019 13:57:50
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1. Battle of Britain

2. The Cruel Sea

3. Dunkirk (the original with John Mills)

Rich too20/10/2019 14:08:08
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Posted by cymaz on 20/10/2019 13:45:29:
Posted by Rich too on 20/10/2019 13:44:09:

I’m not a war film fan either, but The Great Escape was an old favourite that I looked forward to every Christmas, and also anything with Donald Sutherland in it - there was one particular one where he drove a tank but I can’t remember the name.....

Was it the Dirty Dozen?

Just looked it up, I believe it was Kellys Hero’s and he played Oddball !!! I was a massive Sutherland fan.

Edited By Rich too on 20/10/2019 14:09:05

PatMc20/10/2019 14:12:47
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All Quiet on the Western Front (1930 movie version)

Catch 22

Lord of War

Then comedy parody & fantasy :::

The Mouse That Roared

Dr Strangelove

Braveheart - or more realistic - Lord of The Rings

cymaz20/10/2019 14:13:21
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Ah yes, 5 bonus points to you !

Cuban820/10/2019 14:58:43
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Tried to watch the recent Catch 22 series on TV, gave up after two episodes. Same thing with the book, very hard going. Not my cup of tea, I'm afraid.

Cuban820/10/2019 15:10:26
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Posted by Dai Fledermaus on 20/10/2019 10:51:57:

You'll see some real stinkers on the Movies For Men channel. I watched one recently, called Operation Dunkirk, so bad I had to watch it to the end where a French resistance fighter, wearing a beret, of course, was flown back to England by the RAF in a bright blue and yellow Stearman biplane. Needless to say it was filmed in America.

Movies for men (?) my favourite channel. So many films that are so bad, they're actually quite good. To be fair, they do show some genuine good ones that have slipped through the net over the years. Recently on....Man in the sky, with Jack Hawkins and Cone of Silence with George Sanders and Peter Cushing. Picked them up on DVD recently.

Richard Wood20/10/2019 15:11:59
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Only three..

Das Boot.
Saving Pvt Ryan - Still very upsetting to watch & not just because of its faults...
Fury - excellent in places but flawed.

Simon Chaddock20/10/2019 15:36:09
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The Bridge at Remagen - A typical 'Hollywood' cast but it portrayed real events surprisingly closely, particularly impressive is the scene blowing up the bridge and no CGI!

The Train with Burt Lancaster. A gritty movie.

and of course for realism inside a WWII submarine - Das Boot.

Romeo Whisky20/10/2019 17:09:42
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1. Patton

2. Tora, Tora Tora

3. Midway (though not the sub-plot)

but I also highly rate Dunkirk (original with Bernard Lee), 12 O'clock High, Battle of the River Plate, Malta Story, Flying Leathernecks, The Way to the Stars, Angels One Five, The Blue Max, The Enemy Below, Sink the Bismark, and of course The Dambusters and The Battle of Britain.

I love the Mossie flying sequences from 633 Squadron and Mosquito Squadron, but IMPO the storylines are tripe, and Pearl Harbor is even worse.

Ray Wood 420/10/2019 18:18:03
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1. Behind Enemy Lines - excellent F18 ejection sequence

2. Fury - Tiger v Sherman's - terrifying

3. Bomber - Len Deighton BBC radio dramatization Lancaster O oranges last mission

Regards Ray

Richard Acland20/10/2019 18:51:39
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when you say war I assume that means all wars.

In that case. No 1 Zulu

No 2 Saving Private Ryan

No 3 Band of Brothers

No 4 All quiet on the western front.

The list of bad war movies is too long to mention

Devcon120/10/2019 19:41:07
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Blackhawk Down.

Full Metal Jacket

Band of Brothers

Paul Marsh20/10/2019 20:12:54
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1. Battle Of Britain

2. Bridge Too Far

3.Tora! Tora! Tora!

Fictional:

1. Where Eagles Dare

2. The Dirty Dozen: Fatal Mission

3. The Eagle has Landed.

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