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Aaron Krueger
PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 1:25 am  Reply with quote



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My all time favorite is Der Untergang(The Downfall). Bruno Ganz was amazing and he gave the most realistic portryal of Adolf Hitler I've ever seen. He pretty much makes the movie for me. Speaking of great performances,George C. Scott was brilliant in Patton! I also liked 3 Kings,Battle of the Bulge,The Bunker and Enemy at the Gates.
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Terminal
PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 1:29 am  Reply with quote



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Saving Private Ryan
Platoon
All Quiet on the Western Front

Those are the standards.
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Sirand
PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 1:32 am  Reply with quote
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Nothing tops 'Apocolypse Now.'

Never have, never will.
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EvilRex
PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 2:41 am  Reply with quote



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Sirand wrote:
Nothing tops 'Apocolypse Now.'

Never have, never will.


I agree.

Black Hawk Down also gets my vote for a raw look at modern warfare.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 4:58 am  Reply with quote
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Saving Private Ryan, Platoon, Zulu, Seargent York, A Bridge Too Far, Das Boot.
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Gus Bjork
PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 5:02 am  Reply with quote



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Glory is another one, at least in giving a realistic feeling of combat at the time.

I'm such a sucker for the Dirty Dozen, although I don't suppose it qualifies as a war movie per se.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 5:31 am  Reply with quote



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I honestly haven't see THAT many but from the ones I have seen, Black Hawk Down is my favourite...
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Sonny
PostPosted: Sun Jul 02, 2006 7:37 am  Reply with quote



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Full Metal Jacket, Thin Red Line, Apacolypse Now, Casualties Of War...

BUT-

-there's a Korean war flick called Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War ...if you've never seen it...well...you should. I guarantee it'll be one of the best war flicks you've ever seen. Don't take my word for it...do some research. It's the costliest and most popular film in South Korean movie history, and for good reason. Not only are the battles just plain badass...but it has one of the best stories I've ever seen in a war film. Check it out...you won't regret it.

It's AMAZING stuff.





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HorrorBob
PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 3:02 am  Reply with quote



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Call me old fashioned, but I really Liked "The Guns of Navarone". "Enemy at the Gates" is anoher great war flick.
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ThatOneGuy
PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 3:40 am  Reply with quote



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Black Hawk Down
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gprime
PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 6:06 am  Reply with quote



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Hmm:
Full Metal Jacket
Platoon
Black Hawk Down
We Were Soldiers
Bat 21
Gettysburg
Apocolypse Now - Regular version only. Redux and workprint are a pain in the ass.
Saving Private Ryan - On the whole needs improvement, but the opening scene is the most realistic D-Day scene ever shot.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 9:14 am  Reply with quote
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FULL METAL FUCKING JACKET!
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"Shadow Company".
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The Woman In Black
PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 3:27 pm  Reply with quote
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I agree with most of those listed already and would add Three Kings and Jarhead.
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MidnightWolf
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Gotta love "The Longest Day" with John Wayne. ^-^ Hehe, There's something about that movie that's great! ^-^
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