I'm sure there are many excellent ones I've never seen.
I think my favourite is the Vietnam classic Apocalypse Now.
I think Saving Private Ryan is an excellent movie.
The Hurt Locker I didn't think much of...
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My favorite Vietnam movie is Casualties of War. Don't ask me why, it just is.
^why ? apocalypse now for Vietnam movie.
i haven't seen any good recent war movies, but green zone wasn;t bad.
Dirty Dozen...seen it.
Great film, thanks
I'll watch it again.
And so many memorable quotes.
Brando shows his absolute genious.
just had to do this...wikipedia..
Here's the first twenty and the link
---Update---Apocalypse Now - (1979, Francis Ford Coppola, V) (Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall, M. Brando)
2. All Quiet on the Western Front - (1930, Lewis Milestone, WWI) (Lew Ayres, Louis Wolheim)
3. Saving Private Ryan - (1998, Steven Spielberg, WWII) (Tom Hanks, Edward Burns)
4. Schindler's List - (1993, Steven Spielberg, WWII) (Liam Neeson, Ben Kingsley)
5. Platoon - (1986, Oliver Stone, V) (Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen)
6. The Bridge on the River Kwai - (1957, David Lean, WWII) (Alec Guinness, William Holden)
7. Patton - (1970, Franklin J. Schaffner, WWII) (George C. Scott, Karl Malden)
8. The Dirty Dozen - (1967, Robert Aldrich, WWII) (Lee Marvin, Charles Bronson, Telly Savalas)
9. The Longest Day - (1962,Ken Annakin, WWII) (John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum)
10. From Here to Eternity - (1953, Fred Zinnemann, WWII) (Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift)
11. Sergeant York - (1941, Howard Hawks, WWI) (Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan)
12. The Great Escape - (1963, John Sturges, WWII) (Steve McQueen, James Garner)
13. Battleship Potemkin (1925, Sergei Eisenstein, Odessa revolt-1905) (Alexander Antonov)
14. Das Boot - (1981, W. Ger. Wolfgang Peterson, WWII) (Jurgen Procnow)
15. The Deer Hunter - (1978, Michael Cimino, V) (Robert De Niro, Meryl Streep)
16. Full Metal Jacket - (1987, Stanley Kubrick, V) (Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin)
17. Letters From Iwo Jima - (2006, Clint Eastwood, WWII) (Ken Watanabe, Kazunari Ninomiya)
18. A Bridge Too Far - (1977, Richard Attenborough, WWII) (Dirk Bogarde, Michael Caine)
19. The Guns of Navarone - (1961, J. Lee Thompson, WWII) (Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn)
20. Open City - (1945, Roberto Rossellini, WWII) (Vito Annicchiarico, Nando Bruno)
I never looked at the list before.
So the two I like seem to be in the top 3.
anyway, carrying on
100 Greatest War Movies
casualties of war is good. I didn't watch it for a long time on account of michael j fox, but i was forced into watching it once. He was right for the part. it does a good job of taking the glory out of war and shows how low people will go when they think they can get a way with it. I think its a true story.
BTW, War and Peace (Russian Version) is an excellent film.
Kramer Vs. Kramer
But it sounds good.
I'll add it to my list.
The critically acclaimed four-part 1965 Russian version by the Soviet director Sergei Bondarchuk was released in stages from 1965–1967 and as a re-edited whole in 1968. It starred Lyudmila Savelyeva (as Natasha Rostova) and Vyacheslav Tikhonov (as Andrei Bolkonsky). Bondarchuk himself played the character of Pierre Bezukhov. The film was almost seven hours long; it involved thousands of actors, 120 000 extras, and it took seven years to finish the shooting, as a result of which the actors age changed dramatically from scene to scene. It won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for its authenticity and massive scale. The film is considered the best screen version of the novel.
I'll definitely be adding that to my must watch list Buddahas.
anybody remember that name of the film where a Russian sniper battled with a German sniper in the Battle over Stalingrad?
I liked that one.
And then the one shot about the Yugoslavian crisis, centred around Sarejavo?
Das boot - rivetting!
Cross of Iron - german point of viw but made by a yank
Downfall - hitlers last few days
I watched the Great Escape last week but it wasn't as good as I remembered it.
Lawrence of Arabia - a favourite of epicness
I think he might be talking about the one with Woody Harrelson. Can't remember the title now....