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Favorite War film – whats yours?

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00:17
Nov 26th 2012


Arthur-itis

Ep 71: Hello Computer

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Operation Crossbow is quality as is Dam Busters, and to be honest most of the other films mentioned in this thread.laugh

22:44
Nov 26th 2012


jon157uk

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Ep 99: Wizards Sleeve

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There are lots of great war films but Kelly's Heroes is my all timer without doubt.

20:43
Nov 27th 2012


Silent Otto

Ep 77: Blue Oyster

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Probably Band of Brothers/ Das Boot or Downfall.

I couldn't watch inglorious bastards – I hated it.

Cheers

Otto

23:50
Dec 7th 2012


CoyoteCub

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Ep 92: General Erection

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Casualties of War

Michael J Fox is brilliant in this as the good guy and Sean Penn plays the Psycho perfectly.

In fact I away to watch this now!!

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19:39
Dec 8th 2012


GoddTodd

Emeryville, CA USA

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Otto, thanks for reminding me about Das Boot. 
By telling an empathetic story from the common German U-boat sailor's point of view, it really drives home the universal human experiences of war. This is not a movie about Natzies, this is a movie about German "people" called to fight for their country, and the fact that they are German makes you take a long hard look at the value of human life on either side. Honestly, I think it's one of the best anti war movies ever made. 

(minor spoiler examples of reasons to see the movie)

And man the suspense! The deep diving scene where they are trying to get deeper than the depth charges and the sides of the boat are bending inward is probably more heart pounding than anything Hitchcock has ever done (and I don't drop the "H" word casually). Or how about the Long Way to Tipperary scene. And how about the amazing cinematography where they were using first generation steady cams chasing frantic solders dashing back and forth through narrow portals during all hands alerts.  

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01:43
Feb 14th 2013


jamtomorrow

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Ep 87: Heavy Wayne

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Zulu.

True, that. Don't know how many times I've seen it, but I never tire of it.
I also love Apocalypse Now and Full Metal Jacket.
Not strictly a war film, but Kurosawa's Ran (his version of King Lear) has incredible battle scenes.

04:14
Feb 14th 2013


Carver

Sidcup, Kent

Ep 72: Constant Craven

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Well all the obvious ones have been thrown out there now so to lighten the mood I say Stripes with Bill Murray and Harold Ramis. Not much war goes on in it but John Candy does mud wrestle 2 women in bikinis, now you tell me that's not a good movie. 80s film making at its best smile

11:19
Feb 14th 2013


Blackbeltjonzey

London

Ep 86: Munter Hunter

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Post edited 11:20 – Feb 14th 2013 by Blackbeltjonzey


Kersal said:

I absolutely love `The Wild Geese`.

 

It's dated, ridiculous (Roger Moore plays an Irishman, Richard Harris plays an Englishman) and jingoistic as hell, but I don't care. I expect a lot of my liking for it is down to the huge nostalgia factor but I can't help but like it.

 

 

This get my vote too, "The Wild Geese" I love the Joan Armtrading sound track too its on my Ipod. Come on my Lovies, Don't call me Kaffir. And its so Sad frown 

 

Also Von Ryans Express, it has a similar ending. God a man should not Cry, but war does this to you. wink 

13:21
Feb 22nd 2013


NorvernMonkey

Sheffield UK

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Ep 97: Sunbed Hero

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Full Metal Jacket…Hands Down for me.

19:39
Mar 3rd 2013


Dan

Ep 74: Hey you guys

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original cut of apocalypse now. whole movie is amazing but this scene makes it the best war movie for me. fear, confusion and pointless killing brought to an end with a brutal execution from willard who knew from the beginning how the encounter had to end.

 

07:52
Mar 5th 2013


DrunkRogue68

Teesside

Ep 47: 2 guys, 1 mic

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Small Soldiers smile 

09:58
Mar 5th 2013


Bob Lord of Doom

Fife, Scotland

Ep 44: PSP Go is erm…. go

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I love small soldiers Tommy Lee Jones as a psychotic commander using all means to destroy his foes and anyone aiding them great smile

22:13
Mar 6th 2013


B1gAngryAl1en

Kent

Ep 96: Biddy Fiddler

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Some great ones so far. For me Black Hawk Down is one of my favourite modern era war movies.

 

I would also like to put forward Tora! Tora! Tora! as a suggestion. Its a bit dated now and might seem a bit slow paced but I think the build up is good as it shows how events unfolded from the perspective of both sides really well.

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21:01
Mar 17th 2013


metalshed

Durham

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Ep 87: Heavy Wayne

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Enemy at the Gates was pretty tense at times, the book is also defiately worth a read, 'War of The rats'.  Also quite like Hamburger hill. 

 

Oh and for dirty kinky cheap laughs i enjoy The Dirty Dozen!!

21:23
Mar 20th 2013


mixindave

Ep 44: PSP Go is erm…. go

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Cynical Hunter said:

My favourite is Inglorious Basterds just because of how over the top it is. that said I do have to give a mention to "enemies at the gates" a film which proved Jude Law can get laid any where including war time Stalingrad. 

im all for collecting nazi scalps.  so where do i sign up?   laugh

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15:25
Mar 30th 2013


Mr DIR3CT0R

Sunderland

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Ep 78: Banjo String

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I got recommended a film the other day by a friend, now before i say it don't prematurely judge. 

 

Its an anime film called Grave of the Fireflies, made in 1988 by Studio Ghibli.

 

A very good, interesting war film set from Japanese civilians P.O.V near the end of WWII, specifically a teenage boy and his toddler sister.

 

Its an incredibly emotional film however so anyone who doesn't have a heart of ice be aware you will cry…seriously.

 

Also Empire of the Sun is an incredible film but as that's a Steven Spielberg film I'm sure most of you will have seen it.

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