Favorite War Movie? - Page 11




 
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Boots
 
July 30th, 2004  
Skinny
 
 
I have a lot of favorites. Here are some in no particular order:

Band of Brothers- Even though it is a mini series, but it's greatness qualifies it to be listed. Haha.

Saving Private Ryan
The Thin Red Line
Black Hawk Down
We Were Soldiers (I really want to read the book too)
The Great Escape
Stalag 17 (If you like The Great Escape, you will like this)
The Big Red One
Platoon
Full Metal Jacket
Hamburger Hill
Enemy at the Gates
The Dirty Dozen
The Longest Day
To Hell and Back
Von Ryan's Express
Apocalypse Now
The Devil's Brigade
A Bridge Too Far
The Bridge at Remagen
The Boys in Company C (I'm disappointed that it hasn't been released on DVD)

A very good low budget film is "Tigerland." I bought it for 5 bucks and wasn't expecting much, but I thought it was stunning. I highly recommend it.

I've also seen parts of "The Lost Battalion" on A&E, and they were great. I really want to see the whole thing. I also would like to see "The Bridge on the River Kwai." Anybody seen either of these movies?

OK, so maybe I got a little too carried away on my list, but war films are my favorite.

Sorry to get a little off subject, but a very good book that I've read is "Blood on the Risers" by John Leppelman. It is about his three tours in Vietnam. One, with the 173rd Airborne Brigade, another as an Army Seaman on an LCU boat, and one more as a LERP. I think this book would make a good war movie.
July 30th, 2004  
jen.parabellum
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skinny
I have a lot of favorites. Here are some in no particular order:

Band of Brothers- Even though it is a mini series, but it's greatness qualifies it to be listed. Haha.

Saving Private Ryan
The Thin Red Line
Black Hawk Down
We Were Soldiers (I really want to read the book too)
The Great Escape
Stalag 17 (If you like The Great Escape, you will like this)
The Big Red One
Platoon
Full Metal Jacket
Hamburger Hill
Enemy at the Gates
The Dirty Dozen
The Longest Day
To Hell and Back
Von Ryan's Express
Apocalypse Now
The Devil's Brigade
A Bridge Too Far
The Bridge at Remagen
The Boys in Company C (I'm disappointed that it hasn't been released on DVD)

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The Boys in Company C is an excellent movie! Completely forgot about it but it is indeed one of the best. I love the relationship between Washington and the DI (Gunny from Mail Call). The LT is my favorite character. Somewhat -- the sane one of the company.
July 30th, 2004  
Skinny
 
 
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Originally Posted by jen.parabellum

The Boys in Company C is an excellent movie! Completely forgot about it but it is indeed one of the best. I love the relationship between Washington and the DI (Gunny from Mail Call). The LT is my favorite character. Somewhat -- the sane one of the company.
Ahh.. Yes. I love the soccer game at the end, haha. Well, except at the very end.
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Boots
July 30th, 2004  
jen.parabellum
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skinny
Quote:
Originally Posted by jen.parabellum

The Boys in Company C is an excellent movie! Completely forgot about it but it is indeed one of the best. I love the relationship between Washington and the DI (Gunny from Mail Call). The LT is my favorite character. Somewhat -- the sane one of the company.
Ahh.. Yes. I love the soccer game at the end, haha. Well, except at the very end.
Yes that plan didn't work so well HOWEVER he did make the USMC higher command believe Co. C had the highest kill ratio. And remember when he said to that one wounded Marine: "Well if you believe that, they might as well make you a General..." I love that line, lol
August 3rd, 2004  
silent driller
 
 
If I didn't say Glory already, then I will say it now- Glory.
August 3rd, 2004  
SAINT
 
All Quiet on the Western Front. I like it a lot.
August 7th, 2004  
sped
 
Black hawk down.
August 7th, 2004  
MosquitoMan
 
 
I have many favorites. Saving Private Ryan, Black Hawk Down, Patton, and Band of Brothers (I would call it a movie) are just some of them.
August 7th, 2004  
cPFC/SAJROTC
 
Black Hawk Down
August 11th, 2004  
Intelligal
 
Master and Commander
Saving Private Ryan
All Quiet on the Western Front
The Dirty Dozen