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So many choices worthy of selection both from the classic and modern eras. The Great Escape (1963) is one of the best older films IMO with Steve McQueen's classic motorcycle scene toward the end. Saving Private Ryan probably impacted me the most from the opening beach landing scenes that were all too real. The high quality acting, great story and intense action make this a must see film.
Saving Private Ryan for me
I agree with you on the quality of Saving Private Ryan. A lot of people are turn off by the improbability of the story (though if you know the history of USS The Sullivans it isn't that much of a stretch) and miss out on the great cinematography. I also like the Band of Brothers series.
Saving Private Ryan
We Were Soldiers
Full Metal Jacket
Gettysburg


There are others that I like, but I don't consider them must see.
(06-07-2014 08:30 PM)DefCONNOne Wrote: [ -> ]Saving Private Ryan
We Were Soldiers
Full Metal Jacket
Gettysburg


There are others that I like, but I don't consider them must see.

this is my list plus: platoon, lone survivor, lost battalion, zero dark thirty, flags of our fathers, letters from iow jima, midway, blackhawk down, & glory.
(06-07-2014 08:39 PM)john01992 Wrote: [ -> ]
(06-07-2014 08:30 PM)DefCONNOne Wrote: [ -> ]Saving Private Ryan
We Were Soldiers
Full Metal Jacket
Gettysburg


There are others that I like, but I don't consider them must see.

this is my list plus: platoon, lone survivor, lost battalion, zero dark thirty, flags of our fathers, letters from iow jima, midway, blackhawk down, & glory.

I had considered putting Platoon on my list, but as good as it is, I don't consider it must see. I've only seen 3 of the 9 on your list (Platoon, Black Hawk Down & Glory). Also, seen bits & pieces of Midway.
I saw Midway in Sensurround… so it’s difficult to top that experience.
I like them all, from Spartacus and Catch-22 to The Incredible Mr. Limpet.

But I’ll put The Bridge On The River Kwai on the must see list.
(06-07-2014 08:49 PM)DefCONNOne Wrote: [ -> ]
(06-07-2014 08:39 PM)john01992 Wrote: [ -> ]
(06-07-2014 08:30 PM)DefCONNOne Wrote: [ -> ]Saving Private Ryan
We Were Soldiers
Full Metal Jacket
Gettysburg


There are others that I like, but I don't consider them must see.

this is my list plus: platoon, lone survivor, lost battalion, zero dark thirty, flags of our fathers, letters from iow jima, midway, blackhawk down, & glory.

I had considered putting Platoon on my list, but as good as it is, I don't consider it must see. I've only seen 3 of the 9 on your list (Platoon, Black Hawk Down & Glory). Also, seen bits & pieces of Midway.

TBH i think we are in a mini golden age of war movies. 4 of the ones on my list came from 2006-2013
(06-07-2014 08:53 PM)john01992 Wrote: [ -> ]
(06-07-2014 08:49 PM)DefCONNOne Wrote: [ -> ]
(06-07-2014 08:39 PM)john01992 Wrote: [ -> ]
(06-07-2014 08:30 PM)DefCONNOne Wrote: [ -> ]Saving Private Ryan
We Were Soldiers
Full Metal Jacket
Gettysburg


There are others that I like, but I don't consider them must see.

this is my list plus: platoon, lone survivor, lost battalion, zero dark thirty, flags of our fathers, letters from iow jima, midway, blackhawk down, & glory.

I had considered putting Platoon on my list, but as good as it is, I don't consider it must see. I've only seen 3 of the 9 on your list (Platoon, Black Hawk Down & Glory). Also, seen bits & pieces of Midway.

TBH i think we are in a mini golden age of war movies. 4 of the ones on my list came from 2006-2013

I haven't seen either film, but is Letters from Iwo Jima a better film than Flags of our Fathers? It's what I heard when LFIJ came out.
Battle of the Bulge and The Dirty Dozen are must sees. Both films had Telly Savalas and he is a great war movie actor. I would also throw in Braveheart for the battle scenes and storylines.
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