What is the BEST war movie you have ever seen?

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#1 Kevlar101
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 'The Pacific', 'We Were Soldiers' and 'Saving Private Ryan' are all candidates as well. What about you guys?
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#2 Chow_Mein_Kampf
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Only seen Private Ryan.............

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#3 Fightingfan
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I find it entertaining and not the best, but I like Kelly's Heroes(1970). I would say maybe black hawk down.
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#4 Kevlar101
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Only seen Private Ryan.............

Chow_Mein_Kampf
You have never seen 'Band of Brothers'.................... OMG thats sad. WATCH IT! YOU FOOL!
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#5 DharmaMember77
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Apocalypse Now

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#6 Kevlar101
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I would say maybe black hawk down. Fightingfan
Another great one!
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#7 Chow_Mein_Kampf
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[QUOTE="Chow_Mein_Kampf"]

Only seen Private Ryan.............

Kevlar101

You have never seen 'Band of Brothers'.................... OMG thats sad. WATCH IT! YOU FOOL!

Nah.......Gonna pass on it............

Not a movie person..........

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#8 Kevlar101
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Apocalypse Now

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that is the BEST one............ that is LITERALLY one of my favorite movies ever........... although, I dont really consider it a war movie..... its much deeper than that
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#10 Kevlar101
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[QUOTE="Kevlar101"][QUOTE="Chow_Mein_Kampf"]

Only seen Private Ryan.............

Chow_Mein_Kampf

You have never seen 'Band of Brothers'.................... OMG thats sad. WATCH IT! YOU FOOL!

Nah.......Gonna pass on it............

Not a movie person..........

Neither am I!
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Smart ass :P jk
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#12 PhazonBlazer
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I guess Saving Private Ryan, The Hurt Locker was pretty good too.

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#13 Kurushio
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Saving Private Ryan is probably the best but there have been other good war movies as well. Black Hawk Down Enemy at the Gates Tears of the Sun We Were Soldiers
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#14 Kevlar101
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[QUOTE="Kurushio"]Saving Private Ryan is probably the best but there have been other good war movies as well. Black Hawk Down Enemy at the Gates Tears of the Sun We Were Soldiers

'Enemy At The Gates' was terrible
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#15 mccoyca112
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Either full metal jacket or saving private ryan.
Edit: and whoever said Tears of the sun...good call.

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#16 OB-47
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Black Hawk Down, Hurt Locker, Jarhead.

Yeah, I've only really seen one's based on modern warfare.

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#18 Goyoshi12
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All Quite on the Western Front

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#19 Papadrach
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I'd have to say Blackhawk Down just because the pace is great. I love Saving Pvt Ryan; the intro and ending was great, but the in between was so slow. Band of Brothers was also a phenominal series and i wish i watched it all the way through. But from what i've seen it was great. I miss how WW2 movies were done with in the 90's, now its all future modern stuff. I know it's been beaten to death but still.

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#20 Verge_6
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Impossible to narrow down to just one, so here are my favorites;

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#21 jun_aka_pekto
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Zulu Dawn

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#23 airshocker
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We Were Soldiers and Tears of the Sun.

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#24 Captain52
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Dunno, I never see War movies, but if I was a War Movie fan, I've a hunch I may go with Saving Private Ryan.
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#25 deactivated-5b1e62582e305
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Then Saving Private Ryan, The Pianist, City of Life and Death, and Schindler's List in that order.

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#26 Sharpie125
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One of my favourite films and I can't praise it enough, but in terms of "war movie", I'm a little conflicted. It's as much a war movie as The New World is about portraying the history of Pocahontas accurately--in which, it isn't (though I really like The New World as well). If just taking place in a war counts, then I'm right there with you.

Though not quite conventional, one that's really stuck with me for the past few years:

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Battle of Algiers (1966)

Otherwise I'm pretty partial to Band of Brothers, criticisms against Stephen E. Ambrose aside.

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#27 Lief_Ericson
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A lot of good ones already represented, one of my favorites

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#28 SPYDER0416
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Saving Private Ryan, but Apocalypse Now is also damn good, and I did like THe Hurt Locker despite a few inconsistincies.

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#29 sammyjenkis898
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One of my favourite films and I can't praise it enough, but in terms of "war movie", I'm a little conflicted. It's as much a war movie as The New World is about portraying the history of Pocahontas accurately--in which, it isn't (though I really like The New World as well). If just taking place in a war counts, then I'm right there with you.

Sharpie125

I only posted the film because of TC's other thread.

It's certainly up there, though. Paths of Glory, Apocalpyse Now, and Ballad of a Soldier are as well.

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#30 Kage1
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Glory

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#32 Lief_Ericson
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Red Cliff is also awesome if you love large scale battles

Be sure to watch the full 4 and a half hour cut of it instead of the 2 hour international one. (Dont worry its broken up into parts 1 and 2)
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#34 whiskeystrike
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Letters from Iwo Jima

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We Were Soldiers

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#36 Sharpie125
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I only posted the film because of TC's other thread.

It's certainly up there, though. Paths of Glory, Apocalpyse Now, and Ballad of a Soldier are as well.

sammyjenkis898

Ahh, haha. Yeah, it's something. When I was thirteen I made the mistake of watching Private Ryan right before I watched TTRL and as a result, I was really put off of Malick for years. But after gaining an appreciation for auteurism and especially his style (his philosophical/spiritual musings in particular), I re-watched TTRL and now I think it's just so damn special and good. IMO it's one of those movies you just have to grow up to really like.

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#37 Kurushio
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300 LOTR The Two Towers and RotK Troy Not modern or realistic but technically war movies.
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#38 LZ71
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You do realize that Band of Brothers isn't a movie, right?

My picks would be Apocalypse Now and The Thin Red Line. Fires on the Plain would be my absolute favorite, but I'm not sure how loose of a definition "war film" has.

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#39 raven_squad
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All Quiet on the Western Front, Paths of Glory, Full Metal Jacket, The Battle of Algiers, Ivan's Childhood
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#40 leviathan91
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Apocaylpse Now, Saving Private Ryan, Letters from Iowa Jima, Tears of the Sun, 9th Company....

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#41 nooblet69
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For me it would probably be Apocalypse Now. There are so many amazing war movies though it is hard to pick.

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#42 ChiefvsGordon
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saving private ryan but my all time favorite is probably full metal jacket. i also enjoyed jarhead

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[QUOTE="Kevlar101"][QUOTE="Chow_Mein_Kampf"]

Only seen Private Ryan.............

Chow_Mein_Kampf

You have never seen 'Band of Brothers'.................... OMG thats sad. WATCH IT! YOU FOOL!

Nah.......Gonna pass on it............

Not a movie person..........

More of a gamer? Well then I guess you could play Call of Duty 1 to 3 or Company of Heroes instead. :P

Anyway, on topic ...

Rather than list some of the more recent ones, I'll list a few old gems:

  • Braveheart
  • A Bridge Too Far (Operation Market Garden, WWII)
  • The Blue Max (WWI aerial combat)
  • Where Eagles Dare (WWII, with Clint Eastwood!)
  • Das Boot (WII U-boat warfare from the German perspective)
  • The Wild Geese (British mercenaries in central Africa)
  • Zulu (Battle of Rorke's Drift in colonial era South Africa)

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#44 SirWander
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Isn't Band of Brothers a miniseries?

The best I've seen, as well as my favorite film, is Apocalypse Now.

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#45 Kevlar101
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Isn't Band of Brothers a miniseries?SirWander

Yes but I dont care.

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#46 sukraj
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Saving Private Ryan

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#47 TehFuneral
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Kingdom of Heaven

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#48 CycleOfViolence
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Saving Private Ryan
The Longest Day
Patton

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#49 themajormayor
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Apocalypse now
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#50 campzor
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except for that lame sex scene...i really enjoyed enemy at the gates