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Best War Movie
May 12th, 2024 at 11:47pm
 
    What's the best war movie ever made?  There are many great ones.  Apocalypse Now is certainly one of the best movies of any genre, War or otherwise.  What are your choices?
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Reply #1 - May 13th, 2024 at 3:23pm
 
I really liked the Deerhunter. Actually, I watched Apocolypse Now just yesterday, it is very good but the ending is a bit lost on me  Huh

Also, not a film but a series- Band of Brothers is some of the best TV out there.

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Reply #2 - May 13th, 2024 at 10:32pm
 
JudoP wrote on May 13th, 2024 at 3:23pm:
Band of Brothers

I've still never seen this, but have heard but great things about it.  I need to grab a copy off ebay.  I ran a quick search and there are some really inexpensive ones available.


For the general question, the first one that comes to mind is Saving Private Ryan.  Some other honorable mentions: Full Metal Jacket, Courage Under Fire, and Crimson Tide.
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Reply #3 - May 13th, 2024 at 11:53pm
 
   Though gruesome, the Normandy landing at the beginning of Saving Private Ryan was one of the most brilliant scenes ever shot IMO.  It certainly gets your attention.
   Heartbreak Ridge was very entertaining.   And though it was about a different type of war, Starship Troopers is a good SciFi action flick.   
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Reply #4 - May 14th, 2024 at 2:08pm
 
joe_meadmaker wrote on May 13th, 2024 at 10:32pm:
I've still never seen this, but have heard but great things about it.  I need to grab a copy off ebay.  I ran a quick search and there are some really inexpensive ones available.


It's got some of the same team (Spielberg/Hanks) behind it as Saving Private Ryan, so there's similarities in that sense, but you get ~10 hours of it. The fact that it's based on a true story and you get interviews with the men themselves is something special. Enjoy it  Smiley
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Reply #5 - May 19th, 2024 at 1:46pm
 
Zulu.  Insane action.  Great movie.
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Reply #6 - May 26th, 2024 at 8:51pm
 
All Quiet on the Western Front (1979) is one of my favorites, especially after reading the book too.

JudoP wrote on May 13th, 2024 at 3:23pm:
Also, not a film but a series- Band of Brothers is some of the best TV out there.


I just started watching this one and I have to agree.

joe_meadmaker wrote on May 13th, 2024 at 10:32pm:
the first one that comes to mind is Saving Private Ryan


I've heard good things about it, I should see it sometime.
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