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Old 29-01-2013, 20:50
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The Longest Day
Tora Tora Tora
The Great Escape
Battle of Britain
A Bridge too Far
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Old 29-01-2013, 21:18
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I saw the 1930 one
1930 version for me too.
I've got both on DVD. The 1930 one is by far the better of the two and I recommend you watch that, but the 1979 remake isn't bad and worth a watch whenever you catch it. Great book, BTW.
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Old 29-01-2013, 21:40
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Gone With The Wind !

(Or was that just a romance with war as a backdrop?)
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Old 29-01-2013, 22:40
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Where Eagles Dare.
Maybe because Ingrid Pitt is in a tight fitting top.
Actually it is a good film where the action never lets up.
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Old 29-01-2013, 22:47
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The Longest Day
Tora Tora Tora
Midway
Battle of Britain
A Bridge too Far
Glory
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Old 29-01-2013, 23:03
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Stalag 17. The bit where William Holden in on his bunk and figures out what's going on is utter genius.
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Old 29-01-2013, 23:15
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I'm not a big fan of war movies but I do like

Saving Private Ryan
The Great Escape
The Deer Hunter
The Dirty Dozen
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Old 29-01-2013, 23:18
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Platoon and Saving Private ryan obviously and Jarhead, enemy at the gate and the pianist. The boy in the striped PJs was quite moving too. Also though it completely changed history Inglorious Basterds was awesome.

Also I have to mention a really poor war film which was that one with Nicholas cage where he just runs through bullets and back without a scratch pretty much through the whole film, dammit oh yeah windwalkers.
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Old 29-01-2013, 23:20
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To watch Ice Cold in Alex get it on DVD and get yourself some Carlsberg and a couple of those tall glasses.

Watch the film on a really hot day and right at the end pour yourself a cold one from the fridge and drink it down as John Mills downs his, much better movie interaction than this 3D crap
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Old 29-01-2013, 23:38
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Kelly's Heroes
Black Hawk Down
Three Kings
Force 10 from Navarone
Top Secret
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Old 29-01-2013, 23:55
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I'm not a big fan of war movies but I do like

Saving Private Ryan
The Great Escape
The Deer Hunter
The Dirty Dozen
Oh man How Could I have forgot The Great Escape!
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Old 30-01-2013, 00:07
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I am not a fan of war movies but I think Platoon and Full Metal Jacket are good. i would like to see The Hurt Locker.
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Old 30-01-2013, 01:02
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Hannibal Brooks(1969) Written and directed by Michael Winner

Inglorious Bastards - original 1978 version

Downfall - much parodied Nazi film

Dambusters

633 Squadron

Where Eagles Dare

Enemy at the Gates
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Old 30-01-2013, 02:04
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Full Metal Jacket, for me.
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Old 30-01-2013, 11:09
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Saving Private Ryan
Platoon
Casualties of War
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Old 30-01-2013, 11:14
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Where Eagles Dare
Patton
Hell in the Pacific
Paths of Glory
Hell is for Heroes
The Big Red One
Black Hawk Down
The Hill
A Bridge Too Far
Tora, Tora, Tora
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Old 30-01-2013, 11:27
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As already said by a few - All Quite on the Western Front. Even the later version starring "John Boy Walton" is quite good.

I quite like The Eagle has Landed as well as The Wild Geese - a bit silly but good fun.
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Old 30-01-2013, 11:41
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As already said by a few - All Quite on the Western Front. Even the later version starring "John Boy Walton" is quite good.

I quite like The Eagle has Landed as well as The Wild Geese - a bit silly but good fun
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Forgot about them. As you say good fun.
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Old 30-01-2013, 12:32
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My favouritle war films, if not necessarily "the best" are

Where Eagles Dare
Battle of Britain
The Longest Day
The Dirty Dozen
A Bridge too Far
the Bridge at Remagen (fantastic theme tune!)
The Great Escape

They don't make them like they used to.
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Old 30-01-2013, 12:44
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Fateless. - I really can not recommend this film enough and rarely see it mentioned. Like Schindler's List it is a Holocaust movie but tells the story of one boys journey thought the concentration camps, and it is harrowing.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/FATELESS-REG...9550352&sr=1-2

Come And See - The bleakest war movie. Very powerful stuff. The whole movie has a very uncomfortable almost voyeuristic tone as if the viewer really shouldn't be there watching, hence the title.

Schindler's List - The only time whilst watching any movie that I have had to look away from the screen for a second or two was during the Krakow liquidation scenes, just as a young boy is shot and Ben Kingsley's character stumbles backwards in shock. Ive read many book on the Holocaust since my early teens and this moment was a bit too much.


Whilst not a movie, I have to say Band Of Brothers.
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Old 30-01-2013, 12:49
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The Longest Day
A Bridge Too Far
The Story of G. I. Joe
Went the Day Well?
Attack!
The Victors
Full Metal Jacket
Apocalypse Now
Anzio
Play Dirty
The Man Who Never Was (although now revealed to be almost total fiction, still a great film)
Dunkirk
The Heroes of Telemark
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Old 30-01-2013, 13:15
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The Big Parade
Went the Day Well?
Paths of Glory
Full Metal Jacket
Downfall
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Old 30-01-2013, 13:21
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Cross of Iron
Zulu
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Old 30-01-2013, 13:42
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black hawk down
savingf private ryan
full metal jacket
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Old 30-01-2013, 13:50
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Not Saving Private Ryan.
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