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RE: What War Films Do You Consider A Must See?
Sands of Iwo Jima
Flying Leathernecks
Wake Island
Bataan
Thirty Seconds over Tokyo
Destination Tokyo
The Gallant Hours
They Were Expendable

Battleground
A Bridge Too Far
Sahara (the original with Bogart, not the remake with Belushi).
The Enemy Below
Stalag 17
Above and Beyond.
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RE: What War Films Do You Consider A Must See?
(06-10-2014 09:14 AM)OrangeXtreme Wrote:  Sands of Iwo Jima
Flying Leathernecks
Wake Island
Bataan
Thirty Seconds over Tokyo
Destination Tokyo
The Gallant Hours
They Were Expendable

Battleground
A Bridge Too Far
Sahara (the original with Bogart, not the remake with Belushi).
The Enemy Below
Stalag 17
Above and Beyond.

You cite some great classics. In particular, Bataan and Stalag 17.
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RE: What War Films Do You Consider A Must See?
Rescue Dawn
Bat 21
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(06-10-2014 11:48 AM)gdunn Wrote:  Bat 21
That is a great movie.
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Bit, my FIL was a Jolly Green in Vietnam.. Bat 21 and Rescue Dawn get to be about as close to showing what he did as you can get.
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RE: What War Films Do You Consider A Must See?
Spartacus
That Hamilton Woman
The Last of the Mohicans
Billy Budd
Damn the Defiant
Birth of a Nation
Gone With the Wind
The Red Badge of Courage
Shenandoah
Breaker Morant
Dr Zhivago
Lawrence of Arabia
The Blue Max
All's Quiet on the Western Front
Gallipoli
The Battle of Britain
Sink the Bismark
The Guns of Navarone
Tora Tora Tora
In Harms Way
Midway
The Desert Fox
Patton
Saving Private Ryan
Memphis Belle
Stalag 17
Das Boot
Schindler's List
Judgement at Nuremberg
Pork Chop Hill
The Bridges at Toko Ri
MacArthur (more for Inchon than WWII)
The Green Berets
Platoon
Flight of the Intruder
Bat 21
We Were Soldiers Once and Young
The Hurtlocker
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(06-10-2014 01:16 PM)JRsec Wrote:  Spartacus
That Hamilton Woman
The Last of the Mohicans
Billy Budd
Damn the Defiant
Birth of a Nation
Gone With the Wind
The Red Badge of Courage
Shenandoah
Breaker Morant
Dr Zhivago
Lawrence of Arabia
The Blue Max
All's Quiet on the Western Front
Gallipoli
The Battle of Britain
Sink the Bismark
The Guns of Navarone
Tora Tora Tora
In Harms Way
Midway
The Desert Fox
Patton
Saving Private Ryan
Memphis Belle
Stalag 17
Das Boot
Schindler's List
Judgement at Nuremberg
Pork Chop Hill
The Bridges at Toko Ri
MacArthur (more for Inchon than WWII)
The Green Berets
Platoon
Flight of the Intruder
Bat 21
We Were Soldiers Once and Young
The Hurtlocker

Billy Budd with William Shatner?

Speaking of Shatner, he was in a made for TV film called Sole Survivor,
about a crashed B-24… it was actually pretty good.
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(06-09-2014 01:49 PM)gdunn Wrote:  Black Hawk Down
Apocalypse Now
Platoon
The Patriot
Last of the Mohicans (not really a war movie but was during a conflict)
Saving Private Ryan
Full Metal Jacket

And I agree about Band of Brothers. Best series ever.

In addition to all of these I'd also add Hurt Locker to this list. That was a great modern war movie.
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(06-10-2014 01:35 PM)AngryAphid Wrote:  
(06-10-2014 01:16 PM)JRsec Wrote:  Spartacus
That Hamilton Woman
The Last of the Mohicans
Billy Budd
Damn the Defiant
Birth of a Nation
Gone With the Wind
The Red Badge of Courage
Shenandoah
Breaker Morant
Dr Zhivago
Lawrence of Arabia
The Blue Max
All's Quiet on the Western Front
Gallipoli
The Battle of Britain
Sink the Bismark
The Guns of Navarone
Tora Tora Tora
In Harms Way
Midway
The Desert Fox
Patton
Saving Private Ryan
Memphis Belle
Stalag 17
Das Boot
Schindler's List
Judgement at Nuremberg
Pork Chop Hill
The Bridges at Toko Ri
MacArthur (more for Inchon than WWII)
The Green Berets
Platoon
Flight of the Intruder
Bat 21
We Were Soldiers Once and Young
The Hurtlocker

Billy Budd with William Shatner?

Speaking of Shatner, he was in a made for TV film called Sole Survivor,
about a crashed B-24… it was actually pretty good.

Shatner to my knowledge was not in the 1962 release of Billy Budd in which Robert Ryan played the cruel officer. If he was in it then he was in a very small role.
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(06-10-2014 12:15 PM)gdunn Wrote:  Bit, my FIL was a Jolly Green in Vietnam.. Bat 21 and Rescue Dawn get to be about as close to showing what he did as you can get.
Every once in a while, a director gets it right. I can relate to either film. I was there myself. Although as a sniper, my experience was a bit different than most.
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(06-10-2014 01:16 PM)JRsec Wrote:  Spartacus
That Hamilton Woman
The Last of the Mohicans
Billy Budd
Damn the Defiant
Birth of a Nation
Gone With the Wind
The Red Badge of Courage
Shenandoah
Breaker Morant
Dr Zhivago
Lawrence of Arabia
The Blue Max
All's Quiet on the Western Front
Gallipoli
The Battle of Britain
Sink the Bismark
The Guns of Navarone
Tora Tora Tora
In Harms Way
Midway
The Desert Fox
Patton
Saving Private Ryan
Memphis Belle
Stalag 17
Das Boot
Schindler's List
Judgement at Nuremberg
Pork Chop Hill
The Bridges at Toko Ri
MacArthur (more for Inchon than WWII)
The Green Berets
Platoon
Flight of the Intruder
Bat 21
We Were Soldiers Once and Young
The Hurtlocker
You missed The Bridge at Remagen, which was written by Ken Hechler, a WWII veteran who was there.
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(06-10-2014 02:22 PM)bitcruncher Wrote:  
(06-10-2014 12:15 PM)gdunn Wrote:  Bit, my FIL was a Jolly Green in Vietnam.. Bat 21 and Rescue Dawn get to be about as close to showing what he did as you can get.
Every once in a while, a director gets it right. I can relate to either film. I was there myself. Although as a sniper, my experience was a bit different than most.

Well yea.. So was his. I don't think there are two accounts we'll hear that are the same.
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(06-10-2014 01:56 PM)JRsec Wrote:  
(06-10-2014 01:35 PM)AngryAphid Wrote:  
(06-10-2014 01:16 PM)JRsec Wrote:  Spartacus
That Hamilton Woman
The Last of the Mohicans
Billy Budd
Damn the Defiant
Birth of a Nation
Gone With the Wind
The Red Badge of Courage
Shenandoah
Breaker Morant
Dr Zhivago
Lawrence of Arabia
The Blue Max
All's Quiet on the Western Front
Gallipoli
The Battle of Britain
Sink the Bismark
The Guns of Navarone
Tora Tora Tora
In Harms Way
Midway
The Desert Fox
Patton
Saving Private Ryan
Memphis Belle
Stalag 17
Das Boot
Schindler's List
Judgement at Nuremberg
Pork Chop Hill
The Bridges at Toko Ri
MacArthur (more for Inchon than WWII)
The Green Berets
Platoon
Flight of the Intruder
Bat 21
We Were Soldiers Once and Young
The Hurtlocker

Billy Budd with William Shatner?

Speaking of Shatner, he was in a made for TV film called Sole Survivor,
about a crashed B-24… it was actually pretty good.

Shatner to my knowledge was not in the 1962 release of Billy Budd in which Robert Ryan played the cruel officer. If he was in it then he was in a very small role.

Shatner was in the original 1955 film.
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(06-10-2014 02:42 PM)gdunn Wrote:  
(06-10-2014 02:22 PM)bitcruncher Wrote:  
(06-10-2014 12:15 PM)gdunn Wrote:  Bit, my FIL was a Jolly Green in Vietnam.. Bat 21 and Rescue Dawn get to be about as close to showing what he did as you can get.
Every once in a while, a director gets it right. I can relate to either film. I was there myself. Although as a sniper, my experience was a bit different than most.
Well yea.. So was his. I don't think there are two accounts we'll hear that are the same.
That's human nature for you.
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(06-10-2014 03:00 PM)bitcruncher Wrote:  
(06-10-2014 02:42 PM)gdunn Wrote:  
(06-10-2014 02:22 PM)bitcruncher Wrote:  
(06-10-2014 12:15 PM)gdunn Wrote:  Bit, my FIL was a Jolly Green in Vietnam.. Bat 21 and Rescue Dawn get to be about as close to showing what he did as you can get.
Every once in a while, a director gets it right. I can relate to either film. I was there myself. Although as a sniper, my experience was a bit different than most.
Well yea.. So was his. I don't think there are two accounts we'll hear that are the same.
That's human nature for you.

I do have a funny story for you though about his service, well not during his service. My wife and I went to her hometown in PA one Memorial Day weekend where they honored several of the town's vets. Her father was one. They announced his name and stated he was a member of the Air Force's Special Forces Para-Rescue unit. After the ceremony he was walking to get in the car that would carry him through the town in a parade, this guy stopped him and began saying some surly things to him.

Basically boiled down to USAF SF guys were nothing. SF guys in the USAF were jokes. He would know, he was a Navy SEAL in 'Nam. (We both know SEALs were not the official name then). Anyway my FIL looks at him and says.. Yea I know how tough you SEAL boys are.. Too bad you can't swim, if you could I would've received a lot less medals.
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I guess, depending on how you want to define war, you could add Zulu and Breaker Morant to the list. Coming back to the 20th century would also add A Bridge Too Far.
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(06-10-2014 02:24 PM)bitcruncher Wrote:  
(06-10-2014 01:16 PM)JRsec Wrote:  Spartacus
That Hamilton Woman
The Last of the Mohicans
Billy Budd
Damn the Defiant
Birth of a Nation
Gone With the Wind
The Red Badge of Courage
Shenandoah
Breaker Morant
Dr Zhivago
Lawrence of Arabia
The Blue Max
All's Quiet on the Western Front
Gallipoli
The Battle of Britain
Sink the Bismark
The Guns of Navarone
Tora Tora Tora
In Harms Way
Midway
The Desert Fox
Patton
Saving Private Ryan
Memphis Belle
Stalag 17
Das Boot
Schindler's List
Judgement at Nuremberg
Pork Chop Hill
The Bridges at Toko Ri
MacArthur (more for Inchon than WWII)
The Green Berets
Platoon
Flight of the Intruder
Bat 21
We Were Soldiers Once and Young
The Hurtlocker
You missed The Bridge at Remagen, which was written by Ken Hechler, a WWII veteran who was there.

I did. It too is a great film. The ones I picked were ones that I believed would give insight into the different perspectives on the wars, or just great epic movies. There aren't many about the Korean conflict but the ones that were made all tend to be pretty good movies. A friend of the family was one of the survivors on Pork Chop Hill. He always said it was a good movie, but way to tame for the actual events. Another friend of the family fought in Sicily and again in the mountains in Italy, but for the SS, and on the opposite side from an uncle who also made the D day landing, 3rd wave, at Omaha.
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I liked the Caine Mutiny as well
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(06-07-2014 08:55 PM)DefCONNOne Wrote:  
(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.
Were those the two films where one was filmed and the director saw where he had so much footage that he then did one of them with the Japanese perspective?
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By the way, like just about any war film but The Longest Day was
probably my favorite, Midway a close second.
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