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World War II movies

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by lantaur, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. lantaur

    lantaur Well-Known Member

    I always have like the moved "The Big Red One" and thus I got the Reconstruction DVD. Watched it last night; still a great flick, I think perhaps the best World War II movie ever.

    Some others:

    - Saving Private Ryan (Hollywood does the war; some great scenes, some great cliches)
    - The Bridge on the River Kwai
    - The Guns of Navarone
    - The Dirty Dozen (not sure this is a "real" war movie, but always enjoyed it)
    - Where Eagles Dare

    Never say the Longest Day, but it's supposed to be great.

    Special nomination: Band of Brothers series.

    I don't include on this list The Thin Red Line (a disappointment) or Kelly's Heroes (a Vietnam-era movie disguised as World War II fare).

    OK, what am I missing ... what should I see in the future?
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Tora Tora Tora
  3. JR

    JR Well-Known Member

    The Great Escape.
  4. 1) The Longest Day.
    2) The Thin Red Line (which I love, but a lot of people really hate.)
    3) Sands of Iwo Jima.
    4) Twelve O'Clock High.
    5) Downfall.
  5. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Does that count? If so, then definitely.
  6. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    PATTON. 8) 8) 8)
  7. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    Casablanca. The ultimate World War II movie
  8. sgaleadfoot

    sgaleadfoot Member

  9. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Again, does that count? If the only requirement to be a World War II movie is a backdrop of Nazis, then I'm nominating Raiders of the Lost Ark.
  10. Mutah

    Mutah Member

    LOOOOVE Midway. Outstanding. Even with the sappy "I married a Japanese girl" crap. Big Red One's great, too, as is Ryan.
    At the long behest of a friend, I finally checked out "Band of Brothers." Wow.

    Another fave: Run Silent, Run Deep.
  11. SportsGuyBCK

    SportsGuyBCK Active Member

    Kelly's Heroes
  12. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Fantastic. Also, The Enemy Below.
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