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Old 29-01-2013, 15:36
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I guess I'd pick Apocalypse Now , it's still so great in so many ways .
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Old 29-01-2013, 16:30
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It's too difficult to pick just one - I've seen loads of them.

These are the ones that I thought of straight away:

The Deer Hunter
Come and See
Attack
Ice Cold in Alex
Das Boot
Paths of Glory
The Pianist
Kanal
Full Metal Jacket
Carve Her Name with Pride.
A Town Like Alice.
The Thin Red Line
A Matter of life and Death
Casablanca
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Old 29-01-2013, 16:31
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Old 29-01-2013, 16:50
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Where Eagles Dare.
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Old 29-01-2013, 17:01
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The best war movie isn't a war movie, it's a TV show.

Band Of Brothers.
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Old 29-01-2013, 17:05
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Schindlers List.

The Deer Hunter.
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Old 29-01-2013, 17:14
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Apocalypse Now
The Killing Fields
Full Metal Jacket
Platoon
The Deer Hunter
Das Boot
All Quiet on the Western Front
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Pans Labyrinth
Empire of the Sun
Seven Samurai
Patton? (Not seen yet but heard good things)
Dr Strangelove
Hamburger Hill
Biggles: Adventures in Time
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Old 29-01-2013, 17:28
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Platoon.
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Old 29-01-2013, 17:36
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Patton? (Not seen yet but heard good things)
Cracking film, with a wonderful central performance from George C. Scott.

The opening scene is one of the most iconic of all 70's cinema.

And I'd like to add 'The Hill' to the list of great war films. Sean Connery's finest performance, IMHO.
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Old 29-01-2013, 17:43
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Paths of Glory
Come and See
The Deer Hunter
All Quiet on the Western Front
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Old 29-01-2013, 17:53
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"A Walk in the Sun" maybe, or "The Red Badge of Courage"
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Old 29-01-2013, 18:02
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Gallipoli
Come and See (probably the most depressing war film I had seen)
Paths of Glory
Germany Year Zero
Fires on the Plain
Charlie MoPic (when it first appeared on Channel 4 during the 1990s, it was titled Charlie MoPic, but has variations of the title since then. Like 84C MoPic, 84 Charlie MoPic, 84C20, etc. Confusing!)
All Quiet on the Western Front (1930, the Lew Ayres version)
The Sun
Das Boot
The Thin Red Line (for this shallow reason alone: the photography is gorgeous)

There was a 1950s film about a bunch of teenagers defending a bridge. I can't remember the title now. Edit: The Bridge.
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Old 29-01-2013, 18:04
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The Deer Hunter hands down followed by Bridge on The River Kwai.

Yet to watch Apocalypse Now even though I have it on DVD...
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Old 29-01-2013, 18:05
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Apocalypse Now
The Killing Fields
Full Metal Jacket
Platoon
The Deer Hunter
Das Boot
All Quiet on the Western Front
The Bridge on the River Kwai
Pans Labyrinth
Empire of the Sun
Seven Samurai
Patton? (Not seen yet but heard good things)
Dr Strangelove
Hamburger Hill
Biggles: Adventures in Time
Oh, Hamburger Hill was good. Criminally underrated, too.
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Old 29-01-2013, 18:18
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@CBFreak and Johnny Clay.

Could you tell me which version of All Quiet on the Western Front you saw? I think there are two.

I've read the book but never seen the film.
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Old 29-01-2013, 18:27
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Patton
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Old 29-01-2013, 18:38
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Platoon or Saving Private Ryan
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Old 29-01-2013, 19:08
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@CBFreak and Johnny Clay.

Could you tell me which version of All Quiet on the Western Front you saw? I think there are two.

I've read the book but never seen the film.
I saw the 1930 one
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Old 29-01-2013, 19:14
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The Deer Hunter
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Old 29-01-2013, 19:28
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Two of my favourite movies of all time ...

The Pianist
The Deer Hunter

Also ... Der Untergang (Downfall). Great performance by Bruno Ganz as Hitler. He wasn't nominated for an oscar, which I still find mind boggling.
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Old 29-01-2013, 19:45
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@CBFreak and Johnny Clay.

Could you tell me which version of All Quiet on the Western Front you saw? I think there are two.

I've read the book but never seen the film.
1930 version for me too.
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Old 29-01-2013, 19:51
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@CBFreak and Johnny Clay.

Could you tell me which version of All Quiet on the Western Front you saw? I think there are two.

I've read the book but never seen the film.
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, 19:56
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Oh, Hamburger Hill was good. Criminally underrated, too.
Extremely Under-rated. Barely anyone ever remembers it.
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Old 29-01-2013, 20:25
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From Here to Eternity was a very good book and the film was not too bad.
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Old 29-01-2013, 20:36
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The Dam Busters
The Cruel Sea
Ice Cold in Alex
Das Boot
The Battle of Britain
Platoon
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