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recommend classic war movies
Posted by: lazydays
Date: November 10, 2010 06:55PM
Looking for older classic war movies. Give me your definitive list!
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Re: recommend classic war movies
Posted by: kurtzie
Date: November 10, 2010 07:00PM
The Great Escape.
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Re: recommend classic war movies
Posted by: btfc
Date: November 10, 2010 07:03PM
A Bridge Too Far, The Green Berets, Zulu.
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Re: recommend classic war movies
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: November 10, 2010 07:05PM
The Longest Day
The Thin Red Line
Johnny Got His Gun
A Bridge Too Far
A Bridge Over the River Kwai
Apocalypse Now
Full Metal Jacket
Platoon
Saving Private Ryan
Das Boot



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Re: recommend classic war movies
Posted by: vision63
Date: November 10, 2010 07:07PM
Classic:

Mrs Miniver
Bridge on the River Kwai
Stalag 17
...and many others...

Newer:

The Boys of Company C
Apocalypse Now (steer way clear of the Redux).
The Thin Red Line
Platoon

...and I find it baffling that more people aren't aware of The Boys of Company C. This was the first Vietnam War movie that i can recall. I saw it in the theater back in '78 or so.





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Re: recommend classic war movies
Posted by: rich in distress
Date: November 10, 2010 07:18PM
Patton.



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Re: recommend classic war movies
Posted by: mattkime
Date: November 10, 2010 07:19PM
Birth of a Nation



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Re: recommend classic war movies
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: November 10, 2010 07:23PM
None But The Brave - Clint Walker and Frank Sinatra

The Devil's Brigade - William Holden and Cliff Robertson

Midway - All Star Cast

The Dirty Dozen - Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, Ernest Borgnine

The Deer Hunter - Robert Di Niro and Christopher Walken

And tons more!!



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Re: recommend classic war movies
Posted by: hal
Date: November 10, 2010 07:24PM
don't forget THE classic war movie - All Quiet on the Western Front

wanna see a different perspective?

The story of Max Magnus, Norwegian saboteur/war hero.

Damned good movie - great story: Max Manus (2008)

IMDB: 7.6
Rotten tomatoes: 81% (Critics)|85% (Audience)
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Re: recommend classic war movies
Posted by: davester
Date: November 10, 2010 07:28PM
All Quiet on the Western Front
Tora! Tora! Tora!
Blackhawk Down
... and the ones ztirffritz recommended.

Edit: forgot one...The Caine Mutiny



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Re: recommend classic war movies
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 10, 2010 07:32PM
....Stanley Kubrick all the way.......


......Paths of Glory....Full Metal Jacket.......Dr. Strangelove.....



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Re: recommend classic war movies
Posted by: btfc
Date: November 10, 2010 07:33PM
Also "Lawrence of Arabia".
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Re: recommend classic war movies
Posted by: artie67
Date: November 10, 2010 07:33PM
Grand Illusions
Paths of Glory
Tunes of Glory
Army of Shadows ( Metacritic score of 99)
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Re: recommend classic war movies
Posted by: iaJim
Date: November 10, 2010 07:35PM
I saw this as a kid, probably 50 years ago. I still remember it being great. I'd love to see it again.

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Re: recommend classic war movies
Posted by: Buck
Date: November 10, 2010 07:40PM
Patton
A Bridge Too Far
MacArthur
Inchon
Tora Tora Tora
Midway
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Re: recommend classic war movies
Posted by: hal
Date: November 10, 2010 08:07PM
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artie67
Grand Illusions
Paths of Glory
Tunes of Glory
Army of Shadows ( Metacritic score of 99)

wow! two I hadn't heard of (Tunes of Glory & Army of Shadows) - the other two you list are masterpieces, so I assume these are too. Oh goodie...
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Re: recommend classic war movies
Posted by: raz
Date: November 10, 2010 08:18PM
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NewtonMP2100
....Stanley Kubrick all the way.......


......Paths of Glory....Full Metal Jacket.......Dr. Strangelove.....

beat me to it

add Hell is for Heroes and The Battle of Britain



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Re: recommend classic war movies
Posted by: dohc76
Date: November 10, 2010 08:37PM
How about:

The Purple Heart


and just for fun,

Kelly's Heroes
What Did You Do in The War, Daddy?

I enjoy the casting of these two
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Re: recommend classic war movies
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: November 10, 2010 09:03PM
No "Band of Brothers" listed yet?

I enjoyed "Letters from Iwo Jima"

"The Winds of War"



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Re: recommend classic war movies
Posted by: morlock
Date: November 10, 2010 09:07PM
Kelly's Heroes
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Re: recommend classic war movies
Posted by: marksomebodyelse
Date: November 10, 2010 09:19PM
They Were Expendable
Coming Home
The Longest Day
Patton
Full Metal Jacket
Gardens of Stone
Das Boot
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Re: recommend classic war movies
Posted by: JoeM
Date: November 10, 2010 09:36PM
Here's a few old movies I grew up watching over and over when I was a kid:

A Walk in the Sun (Dana Andrews-1945)
Attack (Jack Palance-1956)
Guadalcanal Diary (Preston Foster-1943)
They Were Expendable (John Wayne, Robert Montgomery-1945)
Battleground (Van Johnson-1949)
Twelve O'Clock High (Gregory Peck-1949)
Run Silent, Run Deep (Clark Gable, Burt Lancaster, and Jack Warden-1958)
The Steel Helmet (Gene Evans-1951)
Fixed Bayonets! (Richard Basehart, Gene Evans-1951)



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Re: recommend classic war movies
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: November 10, 2010 09:51PM
What do you mean by "classic"... gladiator, samurai, Civil War, Spanish-American, cowboy and indian, WWI, WWII, Korea, Vietnam, or just war movies made in the 50's-70's? grinning smiley

New WWII:
WindTalkers
Tears of the sun

Comedy/black comedy:
1941
Catch 22
Tropic Thunder
Good Morning, Vietnam

Old not mentioned:
The Sands of Iwo Jima
Gone With the Wind
Where Eagles Dare
The Great Dictator
Casablanca
Ran
The Best Years of Our Lives
The Battle of Algiers
Grand Illusion
Barry Lyndon
Army of Shadows
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (and a bunch of spagetti westerns made and set about the same time)



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Re: recommend classic war movies
Posted by: Rolando
Date: November 10, 2010 10:00PM
MASH?
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Re: recommend classic war movies
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: November 10, 2010 10:00PM
Found a couple more at this site.
[www.franksreelreviews.com]

Sergeant York
Gallipoli
The Lost Battalion
African Queen
Wings (lot of movies with that name, not sure which)
All Quiet on the Western Front
A Farewell to Arms
The Dawn Patrol
The Blue Max
The Guns of Navarone
Cross of Iron
Empire of the Sun
From Here to Eternity
30 Seconds Over Tokyo
M*A*S*H
Macarthur
Manchurian Candidate
Pork Chop Hill
The Bridges at Toko-Ri
Ben Hur
The Sand Pebbles

And one I could not remember the name of, had to search on cast members.
Ensign Pulver (which lead me to)
Fail-Safe (cold war)



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Re: recommend classic war movies
Posted by: TheCaber
Date: November 10, 2010 10:18PM
Kagemusha (Shadow Warrior)

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Re: recommend classic war movies
Posted by: neophyte
Date: November 10, 2010 10:20PM
On the Beach (1959)
Director: Stanley Kramer
Stars: Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner and Fred Astaire

Aftermath of global nuclear war, survivors know they will succumb.
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Re: recommend classic war movies
Posted by: Racer X
Date: November 10, 2010 10:24PM
Operation Petticoat
Mr Roberts
Ensign Pulver

for comedies.
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Re: recommend classic war movies
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: November 10, 2010 10:25PM
The Big Red One....Mark Hamill is the scared kid on the beach in North Africa
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Re: recommend classic war movies
Posted by: lazydays
Date: November 10, 2010 10:46PM
Never in my wildest dreams did I expect such a long list of movies. I thought there would be a couple of definitive movies that everyone would suggest. Thanks for all the movie suggestions! My movie queue overfloweth.
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Re: recommend classic war movies
Posted by: btfc
Date: November 10, 2010 10:50PM
Also The Four Feathers, and Khartoum.


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Re: recommend classic war movies
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: November 10, 2010 11:18PM
The Incredible Mr. Limpet



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Re: recommend classic war movies
Posted by: Dakota
Date: November 10, 2010 11:52PM
Not a war movie per se: The Sand Pebbles.



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Re: recommend classic war movies
Posted by: vision63
Date: November 11, 2010 12:04AM
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btfc
Also The Four Feathers, and Khartoum.


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Love The Four Feathers.
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Re: recommend classic war movies
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: November 11, 2010 05:35AM
....Ran is good....


......what about Rodgers & Hammerstein's 'South Pacific'.....?


....it's a war.....no it's a musical.....no it's a war....it's a war AND a musical.......



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Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: November 11, 2010 10:10AM
I like The Boys of Company C but was a little like M*A*S*H meets Battle Star Galactica TV shows.

I love Heartbreak Ridge, though it's not quite a war movie.

And I pretty much pass on anything by Stone.

"awrence!" That was a great, great movie. I saw it in SF, newly restored, in a now defunct, proper theater. Fantastic cinematography.

Run Silent, Run Deep

Zulu! was awesome.

Not a war movie, but a classic- The D.I.

Darby's Rangers was also quite good.




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Re: recommend classic war movies
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: November 11, 2010 10:35AM
Stalag 17
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Re: recommend classic war movies
Posted by: Cary
Date: November 11, 2010 02:57PM
Don't know about best, but some of the war movies that I love to watch:
Battle of the Bulge
The Longest Day
The Great Escape
Kelly's Heroes
M*A*S*H
Apocalypse Now
The Dirty Dozen
Bridge over the River Kwai
Platoon
Stalag 17
The Caine Mutiny
Casablanca
A Night in Casablanca
Duck Soup
Patton
The Devil's Brigade
Sergeant York
African Queen
The Sand Pebbles
Cast a Giant Shadow
The Green Berets
Rambo: First Blood
The Teahouse of the August Moon
Stripes
In Harm's Way
The Incredible Mr. Limpet
Yankee Doodle Dandy
Buck Privates
Keep em Flying
Anchors Aweigh
On The Town
Mister Roberts
Donovan's Reef
Flying Leathernecks
At War with the Army
Full Metal Jacket

Plus many more that I'm missing...
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Re: recommend classic war movies
Posted by: freeradical
Date: November 11, 2010 05:36PM
Guns of Navarone
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Re: recommend classic war movies
Posted by: GeneH
Date: March 15, 2012 06:35PM
From JoeM's list: Twelve O'Clock High! Don't miss this one! A classic WWII film about a B-17 bomber squadron in England
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