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Deberg_1990
05-27-2012, 05:57 PM
Post your faves....

listopencil
05-27-2012, 06:00 PM
The Green Beret, In Harm's Way, The Longest Day, The Dirty Dozen, All Quiet On The Western Front, Kelly's Heroes, Catch 22.

Frazod
05-27-2012, 06:00 PM
Glory.

Saulbadguy
05-27-2012, 06:00 PM
"In the Army Now" with Pauly Shore.

listopencil
05-27-2012, 06:01 PM
"In the Army Now" with Pauly Shore.

You are going to Hell.

Saulbadguy
05-27-2012, 06:03 PM
You are going to Hell.

Ok, I'm sorry. It also starred Andy Dick and David Allen Grier, with Brendan Frasier making a cameo.

listopencil
05-27-2012, 06:04 PM
Ok, I'm sorry. It also starred Andy Dick and David Allen Grier, with Brendan Frasier making a cameo.


Boo.

Braincase
05-27-2012, 06:05 PM
Patton

KC Tattoo
05-27-2012, 06:07 PM
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I've got several favorites but this one and it was a pretty powerful movie to watch.

SNR
05-27-2012, 06:09 PM
Gettysburg a vastly underrated war movie. Martin Sheen as Robert E Lee. Awesome.

KC Tattoo
05-27-2012, 06:10 PM
Glory.

yes great movie

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Bacon Cheeseburger
05-27-2012, 06:12 PM
I don't find death to be entertaining.

notorious
05-27-2012, 06:13 PM
For some reason, whenever Heartbreak Ridge is on I watch it.

It's a damn good movie.



My favorites are Saving Private Ryan, Full Metal Jacket, and for the crazy factor I like Apocalypse Now Redux.

Inmem58
05-27-2012, 06:16 PM
Saving Private Ryan

SNR
05-27-2012, 06:17 PM
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Deberg_1990
05-27-2012, 06:21 PM
No Platoon and Born on the 4th fans in here?

And yes, I'm aware they are anti war movies....but still great.
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Pasta Giant Meatball
05-27-2012, 06:22 PM
Saving Ryan's Private

:eek:

Frazod
05-27-2012, 06:22 PM
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I've got several favorites but this one and it was a pretty powerful movie to watch.

Band of Brothers is obviously the gold standard, but you can't really call it a movie.

You can call it the best thing ever put on TV, though.

Deberg_1990
05-27-2012, 06:23 PM
Glory.

Yes this. Great flick.
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Frazod
05-27-2012, 06:25 PM
No Platoon and Born on the 4th fans in here?

And yes, I'm aware they are anti war movies....but still great.
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I didn't really care for either one of them. I mean, they're both good movies, but I've got dozens of war movies in my collection and neither of these is among them. I personally like Full Metal Jacket and Hamburger Hill much better.

KC Tattoo
05-27-2012, 06:26 PM
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This is a full length movie well worth the watch. watch it at the 27:00 mark is true grit of war.

Inmem58
05-27-2012, 06:28 PM
:eek:

Full Metal Jacket?


My age could be a factor lol

lewdog
05-27-2012, 06:33 PM
Full Metal Jacket for sure. I also liked Hamburger Hill.

Pawnmower
05-27-2012, 06:34 PM
Braveheart

Killing Fields

Seven Samurai

Frazod
05-27-2012, 06:34 PM
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This is a full length movie well worth the watch. watch it at the 27:00 mark is true grit of war.

I've never seen this. I'll have to watch it later.

Pawnmower
05-27-2012, 06:35 PM
Gallipoli

Inmem58
05-27-2012, 06:41 PM
Feel free to call me a queer, but Pearl Harbor was phenomenal .

Deberg_1990
05-27-2012, 06:41 PM
Not really a war movie but Last of the Mohicans is one of my faves. Daniel Day Lewis version.
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tredadda
05-27-2012, 06:42 PM
We were Soldiers or Glory.

Frazod
05-27-2012, 06:43 PM
Feel free to call me a queer, but Pearl Harbor was phenomenal .

:spock:

I guess if you like butchered history, bad acting and shitty CGI, yeah, it's great.

OnTheWarpath58
05-27-2012, 06:45 PM
Feel free to call me a queer, but Pearl Harbor was phenomenal .

Might be the most historically inaccurate military film of all time.

scott free
05-27-2012, 06:45 PM
Patton

Great call, the action was ahead of its time in many ways, far better looking than any war movie before it, imo. Great locations, often on the very spots where the battles were fought, like kasserine pass being recreated & of course Great Scott just killing his role.

But for my new school money, its hard to top Platoon or Full Metal Jacket.

Frazod
05-27-2012, 06:45 PM
Not really a war movie but Last of the Mohicans is one of my faves. Daniel Day Lewis version.
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Lot of good movies sort of fall into this category - not really war movies, but set with war as a backdrop. Last of the Mohicans is great. From Here to Eternity is another one of my favorites. I guess you could even include Casablanca.

Miles
05-27-2012, 06:47 PM
Das Boot.

tredadda
05-27-2012, 06:48 PM
Feel free to call me a queer, but Pearl Harbor was phenomenal .

If you insist..............queer

Pawnmower
05-27-2012, 06:50 PM
Feel free to call me a queer, but Pearl Harbor was phenomenal .

That is probably the worst war movie ever made in terms of $$$ per minute

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Pawnmower
05-27-2012, 06:54 PM
Not the movie, the series....shit was cash

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Buehler445
05-27-2012, 06:54 PM
Saving Private Ryan.

Aries Walker
05-27-2012, 06:56 PM
Limiting it to the US, Saving Private Ryan, and Gettysburg, of course.
Black Hawk Down was amazing.
I also liked Flags of Our Fathers, Act of Valor, and The Kingdom.

Ace Gunner
05-27-2012, 07:02 PM
no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country -patton (the movie)

Inmem58
05-27-2012, 07:05 PM
Lots of hate on Pearl Harbor.


If it didn't turn into a love story I think most of you would have different views. Oh, and most fellas don't like Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. Jealous sons a bitches

Kyle DeLexus
05-27-2012, 07:06 PM
Band of Brothers is obviously the gold standard, but you can't really call it a movie.

You can call it the best thing ever put on TV, though.

All of this.

KC Tattoo
05-27-2012, 07:17 PM
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Cheater5
05-27-2012, 07:23 PM
Check out Restrepo.

Documentary, not a movie though.

KC Tattoo
05-27-2012, 07:30 PM
Red Dawn staring Patric Swayze. Not a true story but it's a hell of a what if we get attacked by Russians movie breaking into WWIII.

Aries Walker
05-27-2012, 08:07 PM
Lots of hate on Pearl Harbor.


If it didn't turn into a love story I think most of you would have different views.
A) But it did, and B) I wouldn't.

Inmem58
05-27-2012, 08:21 PM
A) But it did, and B) I wouldn't.

And you my friend are a liar

Flachief58
05-27-2012, 08:29 PM
Full Metal Jacket. Hands down, my favorite war flick.

BillSelfsTrophycase
05-27-2012, 09:04 PM
Am I the only asshole here who likes The Patriot?

KC Tattoo
05-27-2012, 09:10 PM
Am I the only asshole here who likes The Patriot?

I'm an asshole who has not seen that movie, or that I remember if I did. Ok happy asshole?

BillSelfsTrophycase
05-27-2012, 09:32 PM
I'm an asshole who has not seen that movie, or that I remember if I did. Ok happy asshole?

Then watch it asshole, it's worth it


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Aries Walker
05-27-2012, 09:32 PM
And you my friend are a liar
I don't like being called a liar. Don't do that.

On the other hand, I'm certainly not in the habit of getting into movie arguments in threads about Memorial Day.

Brock
05-27-2012, 09:37 PM
I'll still watch Kelly's Heroes if I catch it on TV.

Frazod
05-27-2012, 09:40 PM
I'll still watch Kelly's Heroes if I catch it on TV.

Same here. Part of the great Donald Sutherland triple feature - Dirty Dozen, Kelly's Heroes and M*A*S*H.

Deberg_1990
05-27-2012, 09:40 PM
No love for the Rambo saga?

Cornstock
05-27-2012, 09:45 PM
4th page and no mention of The Great Escape? Ya its kind of old, but its a classic. It makes my day when they air it on AMC every once in a while.

BillSelfsTrophycase
05-27-2012, 09:47 PM
No love for the Rambo saga?


Fuck Rambo...Independance Day


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Frazod
05-27-2012, 09:48 PM
No love for the Rambo saga?

They're okay. I consider them more straight action movies, though. I actually really liked the last one.

chefsos
05-27-2012, 09:48 PM
Same here. Part of the great Donald Sutherland triple feature - Dirty Dozen, Kelly's Heroes and M*A*S*H.I remember my parents taking us to the drive-in movies on occasion. The only double feature I recall was Kelly's Heroes and The Dirty Dozen, mostly because we kept saying, "Hey look, it's the same guy!" when Sutherland appeared (and again with Telly Savalas).

KC Tattoo
05-27-2012, 09:50 PM
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This is a full length movie well worth the watch. watch it at the 27:00 mark is true grit of war.

Only if you watch this asshole. K off to work now see you assholes tomarra.
Enjoy the kick ass war movie if you aint got nothing better to do other than being assholes. Night. Piece out.

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BillSelfsTrophycase
05-27-2012, 09:56 PM
Apocalypse Now, Yeah I know they replaced The Ride of the Valkyries but this is more awesome

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVor2Xm8qg0

Rep if you can identify the chopper pilot

Deberg_1990
05-27-2012, 10:00 PM
They're okay. I consider them more straight action movies, though. I actually really liked the last one.

I kind of dig them for what they are. 1st one still holds up pretty well and makes a nice statement for PTSD

chefsos
05-27-2012, 10:19 PM
This one wouldn't qualify as my "favorite" (I suppose that would be Kelly's Heroes) but there was a TV movie in 1982 called World War III that's been apparently forgotten, mostly because it's not really very good.

But it made an impact on me. It seemed pretty realistic and frankly, scary. (This was 1982 after all; Cold War and all that.)

Wow, there it is. Ain't much that isn't on YouTube.

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dirk digler
05-27-2012, 10:23 PM
No Platoon and Born on the 4th fans in here?

And yes, I'm aware they are anti war movies....but still great.
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Platoon is my favorite, then Saving Private Ryan, The Thin Red Line, We were soldiers.

I had never heard of Apocalypse Now Redux but I caught part of it today and it was pretty crazy as notorious stated but good.

Love Heartbreak Ridge as well...

Pawnmower
05-27-2012, 10:35 PM
OMG


I just thought of a movie


STRIPES


That movie was so much fucking win

Pawnmower
05-27-2012, 10:54 PM
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Guru
05-27-2012, 10:56 PM
Saving Private Ryan and Glory

BillSelfsTrophycase
05-27-2012, 10:58 PM
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Chiefs Pantalones
05-27-2012, 11:10 PM
My Grandpa's WW2 stories.

Inmem58
05-27-2012, 11:57 PM
I don't like being called a liar. Don't do that.

On the other hand, I'm certainly not in the habit of getting into movie arguments in threads about Memorial Day.

Liar liar lair liar liar

wazu
05-28-2012, 12:00 AM
The Pacific

griZZly64
05-28-2012, 12:12 AM
Braveheart.. Lock thread..

JOhn
05-28-2012, 12:14 AM
The Pacific:thumb:

And a close second, Band Of Brothers.

Cheater5
05-28-2012, 02:42 AM
Bridge Over the River Kwai.

Stalag 17 Great acting, and just a cool movie to watch.

Twelve O'Clock High

kpic
05-28-2012, 05:26 AM
The person earlier in the thread that mentioned Pearl Harbor, I think he actually meant Tora! Tora! Tora!

A movie about Pearl Harbor starring Ben Affleck & Matt Damon? That sounds made up, no way that was an actual movie. Unless they were babies in some scenes of the people running?

Crush
05-28-2012, 05:32 AM
Do POW movies count? Stalag 17.

BoneKrusher
05-28-2012, 06:20 AM
Saving Private Ryan

KCinNY
05-28-2012, 06:51 AM
"Hell is for Heroes" is absurdly underrated.

Steve McQueen in top form.

Probably the first post-war Hollywood movie that didn't sanitize the horror of combat...Director Don Sigel(who went on to do the original "Dirty Harry") seemed to be saying to the audience "maybe this isn't so much fun afterall."

KCUnited
05-28-2012, 06:51 AM
Missing In Action
Missing In Action 2
Uncommon Valor

Fried Meat Ball!
05-28-2012, 07:02 AM
1. Schindler's List

Others:

Saving Private Ryan
Paths of Glory
Das Boot
Empire of the Sun
The Bridge on the River Kwai
The Deer Hunter
Patton

thurman merman
05-28-2012, 07:28 AM
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boogblaster
05-28-2012, 08:53 AM
Patton .. man had big balls .....

cardken
05-28-2012, 08:58 AM
That is probably the worst war movie ever made in terms of $$$ per minute

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Pearl Harbor is a dramatic reimagining of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the subsequent Doolittle Raid. Some of its scenes were among the last to be filmed in Technicolor. Despite negative reviews from critics, Pearl Harbor was a box office smash, earning $449,220,945 at the world wide box office.
Budget $140 million
Box office $449,220,945

Not too Shabby Money wise.

scho63
05-28-2012, 09:04 AM
Tora! Tora! Tora!

It was the first war movie I saw in a theater when I was very young-still remember the impact it had

MOhillbilly
05-28-2012, 09:11 AM
FMJ

Frazod
05-28-2012, 09:24 AM
Tora! Tora! Tora!

It was the first war movie I saw in a theater when I was very young-still remember the impact it had

I really wish they'd upgrade the special effects and re-release this. This is probably the most accurate war movie ever made, but the model-ships-in-a-bathtub special effects are really dated.

Deberg_1990
05-28-2012, 10:15 AM
This is probably the most accurate war movie ever made,

Yea, probably this and Patton.

If i remember correctly, Tora was directed by both American and Japanese directors respectively.

KC Tattoo
05-28-2012, 10:28 AM
Tom Berenger in Sniper was pretty good movie.

Frazod
05-28-2012, 10:29 AM
Yea, probably this and Patton.

If i remember correctly, Tora was directed by both American and Japanese directors respectively.

Patton is actually fairly inaccurate - I read his biography a few years ago and was shocked at how much so. The scene where he shoots at the strafing plane with his pistol was a complete fabrication, and the rivalry with Montgomery occurred largely in Patton's mind and in the mind of the writers. The movie was also very favorable to Bradley, who was the technical adviser, and wasn't nearly the wonderful guy Malden portrays him as. Also, there were two slapping incidents, not one.

Don't get me wrong - it's a great movie and one of my favorites. But it takes a ton of liberties with the facts.

Setsuna
05-28-2012, 10:43 AM
Stalag 17/Saving private Ryan. It's close.

bevischief
05-28-2012, 10:49 AM
Heartbrake Ridge and Patton.

Donger
05-28-2012, 10:50 AM
All of them, but:

Tora Tora Tora
Saving Private Ryan
Full Metal Jacket
Where Eagles Dare
Hamburger Hill
Apocalypse Now
Patton
Boys in Company C

Jethopper
05-28-2012, 11:14 AM
Mars Attacks

Frankie
05-28-2012, 11:18 AM
In honor of Memorial Day...Whats your favorite War/Military movie? Post your faves....

I love many of them, but my IMMEDIATE answer to this question has always been "Guns of Navarone."

Too many pages to read to see if it has been mentioned already.

HonestChieffan
05-28-2012, 11:20 AM
Patton
Saving Private Ryan

Plus love the clips from the ongoing wars seeing jihadis blown to smithereens.

kysirsoze
05-28-2012, 11:32 AM
Am I the only asshole here who likes The Patriot?

Ugh. Sorry, but I thought that movie was fucking awful. I almost walked out.

kysirsoze
05-28-2012, 11:35 AM
No Platoon and Born on the 4th fans in here?

And yes, I'm aware they are anti war movies....but still great.
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I think about any good war movie is an anti-war movie.

LiveSteam
05-28-2012, 11:48 AM
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LiveSteam
05-28-2012, 11:56 AM
Have to add this one.
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J Diddy
05-28-2012, 01:31 PM
:thumb:

And a close second, Band Of Brothers.


Meh, don't think the Pacific was anywhere close to as good as Band of Brothers

Frazod
05-28-2012, 01:35 PM
Meh, don't think the Pacific was anywhere close to as good as Band of Brothers

It was in the same ball park, but not as good. Which is nothing to be ashamed of. Being in the same ball park as BoB is enough.

Mainly it lacked the cohesion of BoB, because it followed three different people doing different things instead of a core group that was together from start to finish.

Deberg_1990
05-28-2012, 04:08 PM
Meh, don't think the Pacific was anywhere close to as good as Band of Brothers

No, but it was handsomely produced. The battle scenes were great.
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rico
05-28-2012, 04:12 PM
Apocalypse Now
Born on the 4th of July
Platoon
Full Metal Jacket
Deer Hunter
Hamburger Hill


The Vietnam War interests me, obviously.

BillSelfsTrophycase
05-28-2012, 04:59 PM
Pearl Harbor is a dramatic reimagining of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the subsequent Doolittle Raid. Some of its scenes were among the last to be filmed in Technicolor. Despite negative reviews from critics, Pearl Harbor was a box office smash, earning $449,220,945 at the world wide box office.
Budget $140 million
Box office $449,220,945

Not too Shabby Money wise.


Pearl Harbor would have been great if they ditched the whole retarded love triangle storyline. As it is it was kinda meh

crispystl420
05-28-2012, 05:26 PM
Red Dawn staring Patric Swayze. Not a true story but it's a hell of a what if we get attacked by Russians movie breaking into WWIII.

Wait... that wasn't a true story?

Aries Walker
05-28-2012, 05:27 PM
Pearl Harbor would have been great if they ditched the whole retarded love triangle storyline. As it is it was kinda mehIt was made right after Titanic. A love story set in a historical event was the thing to do back then.

Bane
05-28-2012, 05:28 PM
Full Metal Jacket.

Molitoth
05-28-2012, 08:09 PM
Starring: Fisty McTatt's transgender sibling

http://i332.photobucket.com/albums/m346/molitoth/fistybro.jpg

Frankie
05-29-2012, 10:00 AM
Full Mental Jacket.

http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm290/batsclangers/straight20jacket20cotton20webbin-1.gif

scott free
05-29-2012, 10:41 PM
This movie is incredibly underrated imo, it gets to the nitty gritty with a true story, enemy human waves like that, not seen since korea... scary, with Col. Hal Moore himself as an on set adviser...

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KcMizzou
05-29-2012, 10:48 PM
I still love Glory.