What Are Your Favorite War Movies?

  
By:  John Russell  •  2 months ago  •  40 comments


What Are Your Favorite War Movies?
 

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I heard a tv show talking about Band Of Brothers this morning which made me think of war movies. 

I also had Destination Tokyo (Cary Grant, John Garfield)  and Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (Van Johnson, Robert Walker) on streaming tv yesterday. 

Give us some of your choices for favorite war movie. 

Bataan 

Patton


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JohnRussell
1  author  JohnRussell    2 months ago

Band Of Brothers

 
 
 
Dignitatem Societatis
1.1  Dignitatem Societatis  replied to  JohnRussell @1    2 months ago

I like several, but Band of Brothers is definitely my favorite. Top notch production quality, and I love the interview clips of the real-life characters. I have the ammo can box set DVDs. It's a little embarrassing how many times I've watched it.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
1.1.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Dignitatem Societatis @1.1    2 months ago
 Band of Brothers is definitely my favorite

Best thing ever made for television.

That and Lonesome Dove. 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2  author  JohnRussell    2 months ago

The Red Badge Of Courage

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3  author  JohnRussell    2 months ago

Some Favorites

The Longest Day

A Bridge Too Far

Destination Tokyo

Bataan

The Red Badge Of Courage

The Boys In Company C

Apocalypse Now

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo

Patton

Band Of Brothers

Saving Private Ryan

They Were Expendable

In Harms Way

Gettysburg

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
4  Dean Moriarty    2 months ago

Kubrick's - Paths Of Glory. 

 
 
 
XDm9mm
5  XDm9mm    2 months ago

How could anyone forget:

The Great Escape

or

The Guns of Navarrone

 
 
 
1stwarrior
6  1stwarrior    2 months ago

My favorite - Windtalkers

 
 
 
JohnRussell
6.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  1stwarrior @6    2 months ago

great movie

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
6.2  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  1stwarrior @6    2 months ago

Love that movie, too. 

 
 
 
1stwarrior
7  1stwarrior    2 months ago

Flags of our Fathers

 
 
 
Snuffy
7.1  Snuffy  replied to  1stwarrior @7    2 months ago

It's companion movie, Letters from Iwo Jima, was just as good and told the same story from the other side. 

 
 
 
1stwarrior
8  1stwarrior    2 months ago

 
 
 
1stwarrior
9  1stwarrior    2 months ago

Hacksaw Ridge

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
9.1  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  1stwarrior @9    2 weeks ago

That was one that not only surprised me, but made me laugh, cry, and get angry. I LOVED Hacksaw Ridge!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
10  Buzz of the Orient    2 months ago

I could list 80, but only 8 to be reasonable, in no particular ranking:

The Longest Day

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Paths of Glory

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Sergeant York

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The Young Lions

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The Patriot

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War and Peace

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Battle of the Bulge

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Sink the Bismark

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It Is ME
11  It Is ME    2 months ago

Patton

Battle of the Bulge

Where Eagles Dare

The Guns of navarone

Midway

Saving Private Ryan (My most Fav.)

Tears of the Sun (My 2nd most Fav.)

The Longest Day

Enemy at the Gates

Tora, Tora, Tora

They were Expendable

Hamburger Hill

Sands of Iwo Jima

A Bridge too Far

The Blue Max

Glory

Kingdom of Heaven

The Great Escape

 
 
 
Kathleen
12  Kathleen    2 months ago

Wow! Plenty.

Where Eagles Dare ( music is good too)

The Pianist

The Guns of Nararone. ( love the ending with all the horns going off)

Patton

Glory

The Longest Day

1911

Playing for Time

Sergeant York

From here to Eternity 

I know there is more... just can’t tjink of them right now..

 
 
 
Kathleen
12.1  Kathleen  replied to  Kathleen @12    2 months ago

I mean 1917.

The best years of our lives is another movie I like.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
12.1.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Kathleen @12.1    2 months ago

William Wyler, the director of The Best Years Of Our Lives , served in the Army during WW2 , making documentary films, and flew on bombing missions over Germany, photographing it. On one such mission he was seriously injured and permanently lost hearing in one of his ears.  The Best Years Of Our lives had special personal meaning for him, and it is a great movie. 

 
 
 
Kathleen
12.1.2  Kathleen  replied to  JohnRussell @12.1.1    2 months ago

Also the man that played with his arms missing actually was missing his arms. Yes, it was a very good movie.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
12.1.3  Vic Eldred  replied to  Kathleen @12.1.2    2 months ago

His name was Harold Russell. It was quite a feat for him to step right into a dramatic acting role. He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for it. Not bad for an amateur.

I agree with John - it was a great movie. One that really captured that generation - a generation I cherished.

 
 
 
badfish
13  badfish    2 months ago

Johnny Got His Gun, the 1971 movie based on the 1938 Novel. 

The Main character loses his arms, legs, site, hearing in a land mine. The Generals come to visit the brave soldier and he taps sos with his head, "Kill Me!"

It pretty much sums up war the best.

 
 
 
Kathleen
13.1  Kathleen  replied to  badfish @13    2 months ago

My God.... that poor man. Somebody needs to release him. That would be the compassionate thing to do.  I looked up that movie, I never saw it. He can’t see, hear, talk or smell either. Dear god.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
13.2  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  badfish @13    2 months ago

Great anti war movie. 

 
 
 
MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)
13.3  MsAubrey (aka Ahyoka)  replied to  badfish @13    2 weeks ago

The movie that Metallica's "One" is based on.

 
 
 
pat wilson
14  pat wilson    2 months ago

Gone with the Wind

 
 
 
Kathleen
14.1  Kathleen  replied to  pat wilson @14    2 months ago

I thought it was a soap opera too...

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
15  Vic Eldred    2 months ago

American Sniper

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Kathleen
15.1  Kathleen  replied to  Vic Eldred @15    2 months ago

I saw that movie not too long ago. It was really good.  Clint Eastwood directed it.  

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
15.1.1  Vic Eldred  replied to  Kathleen @15.1    2 months ago

It was controversial when it was released. Eastwood did a great job.

 
 
 
Kathleen
15.1.2  Kathleen  replied to  Vic Eldred @15.1.1    2 months ago

He did, I like his movies. He is no spring chicken either and he is still doing movies.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
15.1.3  Vic Eldred  replied to  Kathleen @15.1.2    2 months ago
He is no spring chicken either

Careful - Your'e making me self conscious!

 
 
 
Kathleen
15.1.4  Kathleen  replied to  Vic Eldred @15.1.3    2 months ago

: )

 
 
 
Kathleen
16  Kathleen    2 months ago

Fury is another movie that was really good.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
17  Perrie Halpern R.A.    2 months ago

The Deer Hunter

All Quiet at the Western Front

Platoon

Saving Private Ryan

Windtalkers

Hamburger Hill

Johnny Got His Gun

 
 
 
Suz
18  Suz    2 months ago

Hello, John!!  How ya been, handsome? 

Tears of the Sun?   Really?   ((chuckling))  Just kidding.

The following is not in any particular order.    

The Mouse that Roared (1959)

Emperor (2012)

Dirty Dozen (1967)

The Great Escape (1963)

Letters of Iwo Jima (2006)

Saving Private Ryan (1998)

The Longest Day (1962)

All Quiet on the Western Front (1930)

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

Das Boot" (1981) 

TORA! TORA! TORA! (1970)

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Band of Brothers Mini-series (2001)

 

 
 
 
Suz
18.1  Suz  replied to  Suz @18    2 months ago

I don't know why I try.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
18.1.1  author  JohnRussell  replied to  Suz @18.1    2 months ago

Hello Suz !   Thank you for the nice compliment.  I dont get many of those. 

 
 
 
Kathleen
18.2  Kathleen  replied to  Suz @18    2 months ago

The Bridge over the River Kwai.... I forgot that classic. 

 
 
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