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Army Times' Top 10 military films

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by ifilus, Jul 7, 2007.

  1. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

    The Army Times came out with their own list of the top 10 Best Military Movies of all time (note 'Top Gun' at #7):

    10. A Bridge Too Far (1977)
    9. The Dirty Dozen (1967)
    8. The Great Escape (1963)
    7. Top Gun (1986)
    6. Letters From Iwo Jima (2006)
    5. The Caine Mutiny (1954)
    4. Glory (1989)
    3. Black Hawk Down (2001)
    2. Patton (1970)
    1. Full Metal Jacket (1987)

    Seems like they omitted a few obvious choices. Off the top of my head:

    Apocalypse Now
    Coming Home
    Platoon
    Schindler's List
    The Deer Hunter
    Flags of Our Fathers
    The Thin Red Line
    Born on the Fourth of July
    From Here to Eternity
    Three Kings
     
  2. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    Top Gun? Holy balls.
     
  3. Freelance Hack

    Freelance Hack Active Member

    Not sure you can call Schindler's List a military movie, but what about another Spielberg flick, Saving Private Ryan?
     
  4. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    The Bridge Over the River Kwai.
     
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Full Metal Jacket ... the most-quoted military movie ever.

    Deer Hunter is barely a military movie.

    What about Das Boot? That was a gripping film.
     
  6. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Oh, and Top Gun? ... It's an ARMY Times poll. What the hell do grunts know about fighter pilots?
     
  7. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    When I think of Vietnam War movies, Deer Hunter's very high on the list, so I have no problem including it.

    My top 10 (criteria for "military" movie = military personnel must play an active role, which includes Deer Hunter but excludes Schindler's List; it can't just be set during a war):

    1. Full Metal Jacket
    2. The Great Escape
    3. Glory
    4. Patton
    5. Saving Private Ryan
    6. The Deer Hunter
    7. Bridge Over The River Kwai
    8. The Patriot
    9. Das Boot
    10. Tora! Tora! Tora!

    HM: Crimson Tide, Black Hawk Down, A Bridge Too Far, The Guns of Navarone
     
  8. Fixed Bayonets
    Battleground
    Guadalcanal Diary

    And how is They Were Expendable not on the list?
     
  9. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    No love for Stripes?
     
  10. txsportsscribe

    txsportsscribe Active Member

    "three kings" on a best list?

    :eek:

    but i have to second the "stripes" mention.
     
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Remember, there is a difference between a "military" movie and a movie about war. Movies like Three Kings, Coming Home, Apocalypse... weren't as much about military
     
  12. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    We were Soldiers

    From Hear to Eternity

    The Longest Day

    Kelly's Heroes

    In Harms Way

    Run Silent Run Deep

    Sands of Iwa Jima

    The Frogman
     
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