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CidCock
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Band of Brothers
Just finished Band of Brothers through HBO Now, found it incredible. Really on a WW2 binge now...any recommendations for movies/tv/documentaries?


The Egg
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re: Band of Brothers
i wouldn't go straight into The Pacific just yet.

you'll end up comparing it to BoB, which will dilute the quality of TP, but it is pretty good on its own.


contraryman
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re: Band of Brothers
downfall


CidCock
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re: Band of Brothers
For some reason the European Theater is more interesting to me. Which is odd, because my granddad was on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific.


Das Jackal
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re: Band of Brothers
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For some reason the European Theater is more interesting to me.

Yea, me too. Something about the whole German army and all the tank warfare. The whole thing is extremely interesting, but Germany>Japan imo..
That said, Enemy at the Gates if you havent seen it. I'm guessing you've seen the obvious ones like Saving Private Ryan, Schindler's List etc etc.
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elprez00
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re: Band of Brothers
This is good advice egg. The Pacific series is just as different from BoB as the two theaters were in the war.

BoB is an emotional wave that starts high, goes down to its low around Bastogne when several of the core members are injured or killed, then ends on a high.

The Pacific is brutal from the start to finish.

It’s a great series, but if you’re expecting BoB you’ll be disappointed in an unwarranted way.


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CidCock
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re: Band of Brothers
I actually haven't seen SL - I thought that was more about holocaust only...I'll check it out


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Harry Caray
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re: Band of Brothers
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Really on a WW2 binge now
You and my roommate caught the same bug. We're in the middle of Band of Brothers right now (just finished episode 5), and within the last couple of weekends we had folks over to watch Schindler's List, Dunkirk, and Inglorious Basterds. That last one was for a little relief after Dunkirk


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etm512
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re: Band of Brothers
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Downfall


^^^^THIS

Great German movie about the last days of Hitler. Really well done. What I loved most about it is that they don't go over the top with Hitler like a lot of movies and shows do. It shows him as very much human which in my mind made him even creepier

Some other good ones are already listed. Some older movies on WW2 that are good are The Dirty Dozen and The Great Escape


pngtiger
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re: Band of Brothers
What about The Imitation Game with Benedict Cumberbatch? It's about the Enigma machine and what Turing did to break the code.

Doesn't have any action military wise, but I enjoyed it.

Oh, and agree with the others about The Pacific. It is difficult to get through, especially after BoB. I've tried twice to watch the series, and didn't get past episode 7 either time. Almost every episode is so depressing. The only non depressing one I can remember was when Leckie hooks up with the Australian girl.
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Geauxboy
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re: Band of Brothers
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For some reason the European Theater is more interesting to me. Which is odd, because my granddad was on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific.


Is he still around? I didn't appreciate WW2 (or any war, for that matter) until I was out of HS. Wish I had talked to mine about it, or at least tried. He was in the Pacific as well.


CidCock
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Is he still around? I didn't appreciate WW2 (or any war, for that matter) until I was out of HS. Wish I had talked to mine about it, or at least tried. He was in the Pacific as well.


Nope, he left us in November 2002


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SoFla Tideroller
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re: Band of Brothers
Loved Enemy at the Gates. Takes some of the shine off of it when you learn it was mostly a Soviet propaganda story. The German major never existed.


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Wild Thang
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Band of Brothers


Best TV I've ever watched.


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boxcarbarney
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re: Band of Brothers
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any recommendations for movies/tv/documentaries?


Memphis Belle is always good.
I'm assuming you've already seen Saving Private Ryan.
Patton
Stay far, far away from Thin Red Line.


ChewyDante
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Stay far, far away from Thin Red Line.




The Thin Red Line is an incredible film. It's an existential film set in a WWII theater. If you go in expecting a simple straight forward war movie then you will be in for a rude surprise.


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John Keating
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re: Band of Brothers
The Enemy Below

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The Enemy Below is a 1957 DeLuxe Color war film in CinemaScope, which tells the story of the battle between the captain of an American destroyer escort and the commander of a German U-boat during World War II. The movie stars Robert Mitchum and Curt Jürgens and was directed and produced by Dick Powell. The film was based on a novel by Denys Rayner, a British naval officer involved in anti-submarine warfare throughout the Battle of the Atlantic.

Walter Rossi received the 1958 Academy Award for Best Special Effects.


Image: https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BYTAwODIwOGItOTljOC00NGM1LWI1Y2EtNmJkNmUyZmQ0YWZiXkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNjQzNDI3NzY@._V1_.jpg



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Tiger1242
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re: Band of Brothers
Do yourself a favor and watch Generation War

It’s a German mini series that follows 5 friends and their experiences throughout the war, fighting, trying to survive the rise and fall of the Nazi regime.

It’s amazing, it’s the closest thing I’ve found to fill my Band of Brothers fix. Plus it’s facinating to see the other side and how they too had to face hardships because of the Third Reich


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DarthRebel
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I remember watching it in real time the year it was released. It was killer waiting for the next episode to air.

One of the best ever.


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Parmen
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re: Band of Brothers
1. Patton (in my top 5 films of all time)


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