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CoastieGM
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Here's a couple that haven't been mentioned

-"Bat 21" (movie is bull shite according to someone who was there, but still entertaining)

-"All Quiet on the Western Front." 1979 version. Should be a classic, but nobody seems to know about it.


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Thanks grunt I appreciate your service I'm out


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Movie board put I feel the OB will have better opinions on the best military movie.


That's a little presumptuous of you...

Does it bother anyone that Black Hawk Down's cast was primarily foreign actors and B or C actors?



I really like Thin Red Line. You guys should check it out if you haven't seen it.




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-"All Quiet on the Western Front." 1979 version. Should be a classic, but nobody seems to know about it.


Great movie... IMHO, you're spot on with that assessment

It's always interesting to see what Vets have to say about these movies.


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A few more to add to my list:

Taking Chance (HBO movie)
U571
Crimson Tide

Not as good as my original list, but worth watching. Taking Chance was a surprisingly good one.


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Sargent York may be my favorite black and white movie ever.


"Pretty good shootin for a man in his liquor wouldn't ya say reverend?"


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brass2mouth
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hurt locker gets a bad rap from OIF/OEF vets for being "unrealistic" but Vietnam vets would probably say the same about movies like Platoon and Apoc. Now. IMO other than the uniform blunders and the far fetched Hollywood thrown into the movie it was pretty spot on. The scene in the commissary where he's looking at the plethora of cereal and is so overwhelmed, hit home for me, and I thought captured exactly what a lot of guys deal with when they return and why they just want to go back.

Its a movie, not a documentary, so its purpose is to entertain the audience. Nobody wants to watch a convoy or foot patrol in Iraq find and IED then wait 4+ hours for EOD to be flown in from the nearest FOB.

I'm not sure Hurt Locker is top 5 as far as war movies go or anything but its definitely not the worst.


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Carson123987
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Are you in military? Only people I know that hate Hurt Locker are military. I loved it. Well done movie, just not too accurate


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The outlaw josey wales


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The Thin Red Line has to be one of the top 5 worst movies to me.

U571 was a great movie.

I thought BoB was better than the Pacific, but liked the Pacific for what it was. My pawpaw was on Okinawa when Japan surrendered, he says he can't watch BoB or Pacific because of that.

FMJ is great until they get out of Basic, then it loses me.

Apocalypse Now is ok, has some great scenes, but then just wanders around for a while.

I also was not a fan of The Hurt Locker

Tigerland was actually a really good one, and based on a true story.

Blackhawk down is a great one also.

We Were Soldiers they did a really good job on, and could have done more. The movie was only the first half of the book.

The Lost Battalion is a great WWI movie.


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USMCTiger03
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Traditional: Saving Private Ryan
Non-Traditional: Tears of the Sun

Hurt Locker: liked it as a movie, but was too bull shite.

Jarhead: meh. Loved and hated.


deaconjones35
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Anyone see Empire of the Sun? I recommend it.

LINK


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Ace Midnight
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Movie board put I feel the OB will have better opinions on the best military movie. I'm going with black hawk down, worst by far is hurt locker.


Blackhawk Down is up there - I'm a softie for the classics:

The Longest Day

The Sands of Iwo Jima

A Bridge Too Far

Patton

Platoon

Full Metal Jacket

Apocalypse Now


And one not a lot of people remember, but it was the template for Full Metal Jacket -

The Boys from Company C

There are great made for television stuff, too:

The Pacific

Band of Brothers

Gettysburg


As far as newer (at least to me) - Eastwood's films Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima form an excellent double feature.


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Ace Midnight
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Does it bother anyone that Black Hawk Down's cast was primarily foreign actors and B or C actors?



I thought the acting was solid, overall, obviously the US market isn't unaware of Ewan McGregor, Eric Bana or Orlando Bloom - and McGregor and Bana gave standout performances, in my opinion.

The movie was supposed to jumpstart Hartnett's action career - out of the top billed, I think his performance was just okay.


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RBWilliams8
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I feel the need to throw southern comfort in the mix even though there are better movies, it's still a cool flick.


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Vol Fan in the Bayou
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We Were Soldiers


No question, one of the best war movies that no one has heard about. Great flick.

Patton - The Longest Day - Blackhawk Down - Sgt. Alvin York - The Bridge on the River Kwai

Man, I could go on for a while. There have been some great war movies.



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