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World War II movies

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

  1. D.Sanchez

    D.Sanchez Member

    Das Boot
  2. Battleground is a great movie.
  3. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member

    Mr. D. Sanchez beat me to it, but Das Boot is the best submarine movie ever. Super cinematography, great acting, great story. It perfectly sums up the German U-boat experience, how hopeless it was for them at the end, how brave they were and the utter wastefulness of war.
  4. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Bridge Over the River Kwai
  5. MCbamr

    MCbamr Member

    The Great Escape was a major disappointment to me. I suppose that is heresy.
  6. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

    Enemy at the Gates. An underrated film, came out about five years ago.

    Jude Law as a Russian sniper. Pretty dramatic, has a dumb and unnecessary love triangle subplot, but the opening battle of Stalingrad is excellent and well done.

    Plus, since it's from a Russian point of view, there's no contrived flag-waving or feelgood ending.

    On that note, and as long as we're speaking heresy: Saving Private Ryan was nothing special to me. An utterly riveting opening 30 minutes, followed by a meandering journey that never lives up to the promise of the early going.
  7. I'm with you, Vinz.
    But, you're going to be finding out that a lot of other people aren't.
  8. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Surprised no one has mentioned "From Here To Eternity."
  9. OTD

    OTD Well-Known Member

    Most of my favorites (The Longest Day, A Bridge Too Far, Tora, Tora, Tora, Twelve O'Clock High) have been mentioned. Another good one is Battle of Britain. Some have mentioned Band of Brothers--I can't recommend this highly enough.
  10. Double J

    Double J Active Member

    Thanks for reminding me -- "Mrs. Miniver."
  11. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Band of Brothers is incomparable.
  12. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    If you find yourself unmoved or uncaring of the real soldiers in this series, your heart must not still be beating.
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