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Postby Redskins Win » Fri Aug 05, 2005 12:30 pm

I just saw Black Hawk Down for about the bazillionth time, there is so much action in it, it almost gets boring. However, it is one of the best depictions of the military at war that I have ever seen. The way it's filmed kind of grainy and the location are just mind blowing.
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1. Saving Private Ryan
2. Black Hawk down
3. Appocolypse Now ("do you smell that")
4. Boys in Company C
5. Glory
Honorable mentions: Platoon, 3 Kings

I know there's a bunch of cool war movies that I'm not mentioning that's why I thought this would be a cool discussion.
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Postby Flockers » Fri Aug 05, 2005 12:37 pm

I like A Thin Red Line. We also watched We Were Soldiers in History last year.
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Postby defianthart » Fri Aug 05, 2005 12:37 pm

its not a movie but the mini series band of brothers on HBO was incredibly good, just got the box set, 14 hours of WW2 baby.

enemy at the gates is one of my favorite war movies because for some reason ive always liked the idea of being a sniper. off the top of my head though, id say saving private ryan is the best one ive seen.
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Postby Flockers » Fri Aug 05, 2005 12:40 pm

Speaking of a war series... Over There on FX is really good. I completely forgot about Enemy At The Gates.
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Postby mutantseabass » Fri Aug 05, 2005 1:03 pm

defianthart wrote:its not a movie but the mini series band of brothers on HBO was incredibly good, just got the box set, 14 hours of WW2 baby.

enemy at the gates is one of my favorite war movies because for some reason ive always liked the idea of being a sniper. off the top of my head though, id say saving private ryan is the best one ive seen.


Band of Brothers was amazing. I would have to say Black Hawk down would be on the top of my list, due to the event actually happening.
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Postby hastur » Fri Aug 05, 2005 1:55 pm

The movies mentioned so far are great ones. My other favorites are:

The Great Escape
Stalag 13
Kelly's Hero's
Platoon
Bridge over the River Kwai


I know I'm forgetting one or two...
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Postby Homeless » Fri Aug 05, 2005 1:58 pm

There are so many, I wont try to list all the ones I like but...

Saving Private Ryan was great, as was Full Metal Jacket, Band of Brothers and Blackhawk down.

Tons more, just my memory bites.
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Postby Mookie4ever » Fri Aug 05, 2005 2:05 pm

I love war movies. I like all of the ones that have been mentioned.

Add to the list:
Galipoli
Bridge over the river Kwai

and my all time favourite Lawrence of Arabia
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Postby nebula » Fri Aug 05, 2005 2:21 pm

Band of Brothers
Platoon
Thin Red Line
A Bridge Too Far
Appocolypse Now
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Postby defianthart » Fri Aug 05, 2005 2:22 pm

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