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 Posted:   Nov 9, 2013 - 8:37 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

In honor of the holiday VETERANS DAY this Monday in the USA. What would you say is your favorite war film of all time?

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 9, 2013 - 9:15 PM   
 By:   Nightingale   (Member)

Kelly's Heroes

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 9, 2013 - 9:27 PM   
 By:   Eugene Iemola   (Member)

Patton
The Thin Red Line
Paths of Glory
Is Paris Burning?
Apocalypse, Now
Saving Private Ryan
The Dirty Dozen
Das Boot
How I Won The War
Hell In The Pacific

 
 Posted:   Nov 9, 2013 - 10:07 PM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

If it is to be only one, the I guess I have to say:

The Great Escape

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 10, 2013 - 1:02 AM   
 By:   juhana   (Member)

The Dam Busters (1955)

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 10, 2013 - 3:22 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

Just one? Battle of Britain.

 
 Posted:   Nov 10, 2013 - 4:24 AM   
 By:   Freejack   (Member)

PLATOON.

also love the miniseries NORTH AND SOUTH.

Movies that deal with the Vietnam war and the american civil war are my favourites.

 
 Posted:   Nov 10, 2013 - 4:25 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Kobayashi's The Human Condition
Jiang's Devils on the Doorstep
Malick's The Thin Red Line

 
 Posted:   Nov 10, 2013 - 7:20 AM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

The Battle of Britain.

 
 Posted:   Nov 10, 2013 - 7:40 AM   
 By:   Zambra Alex   (Member)

Joyeux Noel.
Saving Private Ryan.

 
 Posted:   Nov 10, 2013 - 7:56 AM   
 By:   Mike_J   (Member)

My favourite war film by a country mile is Battle of Britain.

That said, I think the best war film ever made - from the point if view of historical accuracy and absence of melodrama - is A Bridge Too Far.

 
 Posted:   Nov 10, 2013 - 8:07 AM   
 By:   mgh   (Member)

A Walk in the Sun
The Story of GI Joe
The Big Red One
Battleground

 
 Posted:   Nov 10, 2013 - 8:51 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Stripes- That's the fact jack!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 10, 2013 - 8:56 AM   
 By:   joan hue   (Member)

The Great Escape
Saving Private Ryan

 
 Posted:   Nov 10, 2013 - 12:23 PM   
 By:   edwzoomom   (Member)

Battle Cry
The Bridges At Toko-Ri
In Harm's Way
Patton
Saving Private Ryan
Band of Brothers
The Pacific

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 10, 2013 - 1:54 PM   
 By:   fisch   (Member)

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 Posted:   Nov 10, 2013 - 1:57 PM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

In no particular order:

ZULU
SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
A BRIDGE TOO FAR
THE LONGEST DAY
PATTON
BLACK HAWK DOWN
THE GUNS OF NAVARONE
WE WERE SOLDIERS
THE DIRTY DOZEN
THE GREAT ESCAPE
KELLY'S HEROES
WHERE EAGLES DARE
TORA! TORA! TORA!
PEARL HARBOR
BATTLE OF BRITAIN

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 10, 2013 - 2:37 PM   
 By:   Rexor   (Member)



The Steel Helmet

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 11, 2013 - 4:41 AM   
 By:   Tall Guy   (Member)

That said, I think the best war film ever made - from the point if view of historical accuracy and absence of melodrama - is A Bridge Too Far.

I half agree with this, in as much as it depends on whether The Battle of Algiers is a war film or not. I tend to classify it as current events, otherwise I would class it both as my favourite and the best ever war film.

TG

ps I mention The Battle of Algiers regularly, with little response as far as I can recall. Is this apathy down to me (understandable) or to the film (incomprehensible)?

smile

 
 Posted:   Nov 11, 2013 - 12:26 PM   
 By:   jackfu   (Member)

Most all of the films listed thus far, can’t single one out as my most favorite, plus:
Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo - while short on war action an awesome film, factually accurate and quite touching.
They Were Expendable.

Also, but not much loved by most due to their being factually challenged or other issues:
Battle Of The Bulge – it even drew the ire of Ike, but I enjoy it immensely, great score.
Midway – I know, but that score is worth the watch.
The Blue Max- best-ever WWI dogfights, great score.
PT-109 - too heavy on the JFK worship, but great cinematography and a great score (for which I’m still waiting).
Not a war movie per se, but The Best Years Of Our Lives is a fave as well.

 
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