Best war movie that you saw.

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  1. ALFORCE

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    Mine is Admiral: Roaring currents.

    The movie was so good and it is inspired by a true battle that took place between Korea and Japan at 15th century. I loved how Korea survived against all that huge Japanese fleet.

    I enjoyed watching other films, which werent as good but good, such as: 300,
    300: Rise of an Empire, Code Red, Red October, Saving private ryan, Gladiator, and others.
     
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    I couldn't stand 300!! It actually hurt my chest just being in that theatre. Plus the blood was sickening.
    I liked Sparticus 1963. And Sound of Music for the music not the agenda. Tora Tora Tora was a good one.




     
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    And Armagedden was a good war movie. We were at war with space rocks.

     
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    The first 15 minutes of Saving Private Ryan was as intense as anything I have seen.
     
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    Patton
     
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    Hacksaw ridge was probably better.
     
  7. ALFORCE

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    Reminded of matrix.
    Good war movie (humans vs machine). I watched all of its movies in the cinema.

    You must watch Admiral!!!
     
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    Too much so for me. I FF through most of the movie.
     
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    A great movie and story. I read the story.
     
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    Kelley's Heroes...

    ... Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, an' Harry Dean Stanton.
     
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    Grau Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    As a rule, I don't like Hollywood's predictable WW2 movies because they always depict the villains as unrealistically bungling, cruel, innumerable & robotic.
    Therefore my favorite war movie is actually an anti War movie that omits Hollywood's sappy glamor & unrealistic heroics:

    "Das Boot"
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Das_Boot


    EXCERPT Das Boot (German pronunciation: [das ˈboːt], German meaning "The Boat") is a 1981 German war film written and directed by Wolfgang Petersen, produced by Günter Rohrbach, and starring Jürgen Prochnow, Herbert Grönemeyer, and Klaus Wennemann. It has been exhibited both as a theatrical release and as a TV miniseries (1985), in several different home video versions of various running times, and in a longer director's cut version supervised by Petersen in 1997.

    An adaptation of Lothar-Günther Buchheim's 1973 German novel of the same name, the film is set during World War II and tells the fictional story of U-96 and its crew. It depicts both the excitement of battle and the tedium of the fruitless hunt, and shows the men serving aboard U-boats as ordinary individuals with a desire to do their best for their comrades and their country."CONTINUED
     
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    Failsafe
     
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    Too Many to limit to even a few.
    The only way to discuss would be Best War Movie of a particular
    actor.
     
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    I think the 60's were The best decade for most movies.
    And - Fail-Safe - { 1964 } is no exception.However it's not a
    War Movie as much a Political potboiler.A lot of talkie talk talk.
    But it's good Drama and well written and acted.
     
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    I would call a nuclear attack on two cities, war. :) But yes, it is a superb drama set against a background of a looming nuclear war.

    I consider it to be among the best, or the best writing in any movie ever made. It has to be to make a guy on the phone, a movie!
     
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    The Omaha Beach scene in Saving Private Ryan is probably the best war movie scene. But overall Fury is the best war movie to me personally. Having been a tanker before I felt that it really captured the personality of a tank crew.
     
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    Apocalypse now , loved it since i was in the navy and the scene of going up river is spot on
    and
    Enemy at the gates



    and most recently
    'Stalingrad'
     
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    Movie = Mini-Series?

    Band of Brothers.
     
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    Apocalypse now. I hated the ending.

    Enemy gates <-- I enjoyed it.
     
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    Many years ago I was dating a Russian immigrant woman who was here on a temporary work visa trying to gain citizenship. She was born in raised in the Soviet Union. We were sitting on the couch watching Enemy at the Gates and about halfway through the opening scenes she got up disgusted and stormed off. I felt bad I hadn't taken into consideration that the movie may hit home with her personally the way the Omaha beach scene in Saving Private Ryan does with me watching US Soldiers getting mowed down like that. I shut it off and go into the other room to talk with her and shes sitting there fuming and I tell her I'm sorry and ask her if she was ok.

    She asks me if this movie was accurate and I said I think it somewhat was, probably some Hollywood drama put in there but from what I've read it seems to be a pretty accurate portrayal of how Stalingrad may have looked through the eyes of the Soviets. She says "Bullshit, our soldiers would never run away like that, we would fight forward always!" I say well yeah I believe that's why that scene was included in the movie to show what was going on through the reports from that time. The mentality of the Soviet Officers was to push forward at all cost and if the soldiers ran they turned their own machine guns on them to push them forward. It's really sad I didn't even think about how that might strike a nerve with you...Her response.....

    "Good! Cowards, all of them! You never run away! This isn't true, but if it was then they should be shot for their cowardice!"

    Alrighty then......She wasn't fuming because she was seeing Soviet troops getting mowed down by Germans.... She stormed off and sat in the room shaking because she saw Soviet troops running away and was praising the Soviet Officers for mowing them down for it....

    That was the day I started looking my very attractive soft spoken cute accent having girlfriend and wondering if she would slit my throat when I went to bed if I pissed her off for some reason lol....We made a point to not watch any more WWII movies after that....
     
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    I would have to say Saving Private Ryan was the most moving to me.

    I walked into the theater having really no idea what the story was about. I knew it was about WW2, and I had heard that there was a graphic depiction of the landing on Omaha Beach. Other than that ... nothing. So in the opening scene, an old man walks into the cemetery with his family and remembers ... I didn't know who he was or what role he would play in the story.

    The movie was so intense that, as I watched it, I forgot about the old man in that opening scene.

    At the end, a dying Capt Miller tells Ryan, "James ... Earn this. Earn it." And as Private Ryan is looking down at the fallen Capt. Miller, his face changes into the old man we had seen at the beginning. He has found Capt Miller's grave marker, and says to his wife,

    "Tell me I have lived a good life. Tell me I am a good man."

    At that very moment, I realized what this whole story was about. Not much gets to me, but I couldn't stop the tears.

    It's still moving to me. And now, years later, much more personal. My son was 13 or 14 when I saw the movie. I had no idea that a decade later he would be Private Ryan, earning it.

    :salute: :flagus:

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    I remember a documentary that said it was a mistake to land on that beach because it was heavily fortified. I also remember a picture of all the american casualties shown from a picture. There were tense of them lying dead on the beach not far from the sea.

    Also, the allies tended to let the captured go. The soviet did they opposite, they killed many of them. Soviets killed 3.5m soldiers on their way to Berlin, and the allies killed somewhere around 250k.
    The scene when they let the German captive, who later rejoined the German forces, is not inspired by such far-fetched reality.

    Today, I watch more documentaries than war movies. Documentaries are much more interesting and realistic. Try to watch docs like 'The Soviet Story', 'Stalingrad' and 'The Book of Power'.. much better than private ryan.
    If you are interested in more serious stuff watch the doc called 'Missles of October'.. there is also a movie on it. I forgot its name, but it closely resembles the documentary. It is political, however.
     
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    Another good one.


     

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