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(06-07-2014 08:55 PM)DefCONNOne Wrote:  
(06-07-2014 08:53 PM)john01992 Wrote:  
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(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.

without a doubt letters is the better movie. although flags has the best storyline that I have ever seen in a movie. and by far the best/most symbolic ending for a war movie that I have ever seen and the way they portrayed the deaths of several characters & the flag raising itself is quite astonishing.

the beef that most people seem to have with it is the story line is always bouncing around between iowa jima, the war bond drive, & 1984. it has no concise war scenes, and complicated inter-character relationships. letters is about an entire army that fought to the death (literally) and it is really hard to top a movie with those kind of plot points, especially if the movie in question (flags) involves opera parties & train rides for half the movie.
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(06-07-2014 10:26 PM)HeartOfDixie Wrote:  Downfall

OMG this ^^^^^^^

can't believe I forgot that one.

speaking of german films I think generation war was decent, but not as good as the hype it received.
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(06-07-2014 10:26 PM)HeartOfDixie Wrote:  Downfall

Is it sad that I don't know/remember this movie?
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(06-07-2014 10:26 PM)HeartOfDixie Wrote:  Downfall

Is it sad that I don't know/remember this movie?

no. it is a german war movie, and one of the lesser known war movies even among war movie buffs.
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(06-07-2014 10:26 PM)HeartOfDixie Wrote:  Downfall

Is it sad that I don't know/remember this movie?

no. it is a german war movie, and one of the lesser known war movies even among war movie buffs.

Oh, ok.

I know its not a true war movie, but has anybody seen Enigma or Fatherland?
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It's a subtitled German film. It's really worth your time.
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A couple I haven't seen listed that I really enjoyed, All Quiet on the Western Front (I think a remake is in the works) and Enemy at the Gate

Great story and, well, Rachel Weisz.
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Sgt. York is a classic.
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Add Kelly's Heroes and The Bridge at Remagen to the list.
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