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jmarto1
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I have mixed feelings about Tora, Tora, Tora though.





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I agree with all the movies on your list except for
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Enemy at the Gates



I have tried to like that movie and I just can't do it.






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Davie Crocket
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the Hurt Locker is another good one.

What do yall think about The Alamo.



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jmarto1
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Hurt Locker was a overrated for me. It failed to engage me. I still can see how people like it though. I'm going to go outside the box here and say Terminator 2. It was a war with the machines.





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Jim Rockford
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Twelve O'Clock High. It blows any other movie on this thread away. It's used to teach leadership at the military academies, for Chrissake. If you haven't seen it, you don't have enough data to compile an accurate list.

The rest of the list, in no particular order
Stalag 17
Bridge On The River Kwai
Best Years Of Our Lives
Paths of Glory

For the most part, these films were written, directed, and often acted by men who had experienced war firsthand. That's the difference between them and most of the other movies in this thread.

ETA: Add Mr Roberts to my list.



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Escobar600
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Twelve O'Clock High. It blows any other movie on this thread away. It's used to teach leadership at the military academies, for Chrissake. If you haven't seen it, you don't have enough data to compile an accurate list.


my father's favorite - was a B-17 pilot.

mine:
The Thin Red Line
We Were Soldiers
Black Hawk Down
Saving Private Ryan
Memphis Belle
Casualties of War
Platoon






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my father's favorite - was a B-17 pilot.






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jmarto1
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It's used to teach leadership at the military academies


I guess they use this movie like they used the book Ender's Game to show why the military operates and uses certain principles. BTW, Air America was is a favorite of mine as well.



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"You're already dead."





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Big fan of The Thin Red Line.

It's a nice change of pace from the usual war movie.

Naturally, Apocalypse Now is up there along with Band of Brothers. Also a big fan of Platoon.

Enemy at the gate is excellent for a non-American side as well as Letters from Iwo Jima.






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Carson123987
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platoon and fmj should be staples of anyone's list.





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CBandits82
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Never seen Black Hawk Down.









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harmonics
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Saving Private Ryan immediately came to mind. Before, war movies were just war movies with maybe a couple of exceptions. Saving Private Ryan absolutely raised the bar. We Were Soldiers was another good one. Was weird seeing Sam Elliot without a mustache. Almost unrecognizable.


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Was weird seeing Sam Elliot without a mustache. Almost unrecognizable.








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NavyLSUAlum
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1. Das Boot
2. The Great Escape
3. Patton
4. Saving Private Ryan
5. The Bridge over the River Kwai

Not actually a movie but great anyway "Band of Brothers"






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Paedin
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Tears of the Sun is a personal fav of mine.





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DrVinnyBoombatz
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How has no one said A Bridge Too Far? Granted, it is fairly long and kind of slow in places, but damn that has one of the better casts of all time.

Also, have to throw in Letters From Iwo Jima.

My top 5:
1. SPR
2. FMJ
3. Black Hawk Down
4. Platoon
5. Letters From Iwo Jima
6. A Bridge Too Far






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Drank
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Glory
Ride with the Devil






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harmonics
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Does Army of Darkness qualify as a war movie?





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elprez00
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Double post


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