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What Is Your Favorite War Movie?

samtemporary

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Too many good movies out there! I guess my personal favorites would be the first half of Full Metal Jacket (I'm a former Marine, and it brings tears of laughter to my eyes), and The Longest Day. Runners up include 12 o'clock High, Bridge on the River Kwai, and Das Boot.
 

AmateisGal

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Oh my gosh. I don't know that I could narrow it down, but I'll give it a shot:

1. The Longest Day
2. Von Ryan's Express
3. The Dirty Dozen
4. The Sands of Iwo Jima
5. The Devil's Brigade
And many, many more that I can't think of right now...(it's late and I'm tired!)
 

Buggnkat

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Too many good movies out there! I guess my personal favorites would be the first half of Full Metal Jacket (I'm a former Marine, and it brings tears of laughter to my eyes), and The Longest Day. Runners up include 12 o'clock High, Bridge on the River Kwai, and Das Boot.

Good call Sam! 12 O'clock High is an excellent movie.
 

Haversack

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Several of my favourites have already been mentioned. Here are a few others:

Is Paris Burning?

Waterloo

The Wind and the Lion

Alexander Nevsky

Oh What a Lovely War

Where Eagles Dare

The Blue Max

The Four Feathers
(1939)
 

dhermann1

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Without even thinking my brain said, "Zulu".
When the brain started thinking, it thought of lots of the others listed here.
But the first automatic reaction was "Zulu".
 

Hatsquad

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Huntsville, Ontario, Canada
For pure excitement , courage, filming, and again, excitement........... another vote for Simon Wincer's
fabulous "The Lighthorsemen".

Why isn't there a proper version of it on dvd after all this time?

Regards, Gerry.
 

Kirk H.

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Like others have said there are so many. Here are someof my favorites.
1. Saving Private Ryan
2. The Pacific
3. Zulu
4. Zulu Dawn
5. Pork Chop Hill
6. A Bridge Too Far
7. Battleground
8. Flying Leathernecks
9. Kelly's Heros
10. The Dirty Dozen
11. The Big Red One
12. Halls of Montezuma
13. Breaker Morant
14. All Quiet on The Western Front (1931 version)
15.The Devil's Brigade
16. Band of Brothers

And I could go on....

Kirk
 

MisterCairo

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Gads Hill, Ontario
How I Won the War, Richard Lester's anti-war(ish) comedy starring Michael Crawford, Roy Kinnear and naturally John Lennon is one of the more obscure films out there and on my list of films. I haven't seen it in years, but as I recall, they are on an advance recce to set up a cricket pitch in anticipation of Allied advance.
 

samtemporary

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Good call Sam! 12 O'clock High is an excellent movie.

Thanks. Actually used it as a leadership training film in the Corps. Excellent examples of various leadership styles, decisions under stress, etc. I also used some of the old public service films from the WWII period...had to make sure my men were aware of "good time girls."
 

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