Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by steve_kibbe, Jun 1, 2006.
I'm not sure why, but I want to see some good war flicks.
What do you suggest?
Apocalypse Now, Platoon, Blackhawk Down, We Were Soldiers
Saving Private Ryan
Not a movie but the series Band Of Brothers is awsome
I still love to watch Kelly's Heros
A Bridge to Far, Band of Brothers series, Enemy at the Gates, Platoon, Jarhead, We were Soldiers, Blackhawk Down, Saving Private Ryan
Now your're talkin'. However, Full Metal Jacket is still one of my all time favorites. The Green Berets is a good one. If you want to watch a real interesting non-traditional one, try "The Beast" (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0094716/). Made in the 80's it is about a Russian tank crew that gets separated from their battalion in Afghanistan and are stalked by a group of Mudjhadeen.
That is a fantastic movie. The cast is fantastic. It spans generations of actors from Michael Caine and Laurence Olivier all the way to Colin Farrell.
I loved the book by Cornelius Ryan before I ever knew there was a movie about it. It is fairly dry reading on how badly Monty screwed that one up. But then again I don't like Monty so it suited me just fine.
One of the most underrated war movies I have ever seen is, The Boys In Company C. It came out before Full Metal Jacket and has essentially the same meaning. It was R Lee Ermey's first movie and he kicks @$$ just as hard if not harder.
"The Great Raid" watched it this past weekend. True story about the largest POW rescue mission in US history. Awesome. Great respect for those men.
Siege at Firebase Gloria
The Wind and the Lion
How about the guns of navarone and Force 10 from navarone
Hey, and what about "Stripes"?
"I think it's time for a change of command."
I think the two all time greatest war flicks, be it TV or big screen would be TV, "Band of Brothers" and "Tour of Duty".
Out of all the flicks ever done that I have seen, these two in particular for me were able to convey to the viewer, unless I'm bias, is the camaraderie between the men in the units. Even though at the time none of us were war vets, for about a two month period while in Hawaii, in the afternoons, we would have "Tour of Duty" festivals in my room. About 3-4 of us from my platoon would sit and watch episode after episode. We could easily replace most of the characters with us and it mirrored ourselves.
"Band of Brothers" does the same thing. There are great war movies out there, but the relationships of the men and some of the things that they go through (bad commanders, good commanders, the NCO's that kick ass, being able to overcome a tight situation, joking around), men in line units, even if they did not serve in a combat zone have an insight to a lot of that stuff that other people just don't experience.
In my preceding post, I didn't mention it, but I can relate to "Stripes" also. A group coming together and successfully completing a task at hand.
Not to mention trying to bang some cute chick in uniform and doing crazy stuff (although I wasn't engaged in anything like stealing a motorhome)...............
Blackhawk Down, Band of Brothers, Pearl Harbor.
I haven't seen all of Blackhawk Down cuz I can't watch it around my stepdad. He has flashbacks.
I agree with many of the more mainstream titles mentioned. But one of my favorites, that wasn't mentioned is:
A Midnight Clear.
Also, : The Big Red One
To Hell and Back.
Behind enemy lines, Heartbreak ridge, The Hanoi Hotel, The Rules of Engagement, Three kings, Big Red One
Just a few of my favs.
tell me you were joking about three kings.
PLEASE tell me you were joking.
I have been trying to find a movie I saw many years ago. Its a Black and White movie set in the Korean War. Its about a group of infantry (paltoon size) that are cut off behind enemy lines. They hook up with a few others such as a tank and a motar team then end up on a hill. I am not sure if this is Porkchop Hill or another movie. Has anyone else seen this one?
"toast of the army, favorite son, hail to the great Big Red One"
I'm kind of required to like that one.
Dagger Brigade, First Infantry Division
for the record
the band of brothers searies
over there (tv series ala ban of brothers set in iraq)
the green barates
the hunt for red october
full metal jacket
MIDWAY <--- possibly one of my favorite movies EVER
Yeah incase you can't tell I have kind of a softspot for navy flicks
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