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Postby lmcjaho » Mon Aug 08, 2005 1:08 am

Dr. Duran Duran wrote:I rather enjoyed Tears of the Sun myself. It's one of Willis' better films of late. Never saw Rwanda, but I've heard it's tremendous. Another one I want to add to the list is Heartbreak Ridge. Not a "war" film, but a fun Eastwood romp from the 80's.


Yeah - Tears of the Sun is another good one - also in my collection of Previously Enjoyed DVDs from Blockbuster...
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Postby Ironhorse75 » Mon Aug 08, 2005 3:09 am

The Patriot is a good movie, but it's what I would consider a popcorn war movie. A fine action movie dressed up as a war movie. Kind of like... Tombstone is a good action movie dressed up as a Western.

Rwanda is excellent. In 100 days almost 800,000 people were killed. Most of which were by machette, not gun. And what was the biggest news story of that year? OJ SIMPSON!!!! 94 was definitely not one of our brightest moments.
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Postby jzfran » Mon Aug 08, 2005 10:40 am

lmcjaho wrote:We Were Soldiers was also good, [b]as was The Patriot for Civil War


The Patriot was a movie about the Revolutionary War, not the Civil War.

My Top 5 Fave War Movies:
1. Band of Brothers--great miniseries...i own the box set
2. The Patriot-great plot, great action
3. Saving Private Ryan-Best action in a war movie
4. Pearl harbor--the bombing part of the movie is great, but I dont like the chick flick aspect.
5. The Great Escape--a classic movie, always on AMC
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Postby Dexter II » Mon Aug 08, 2005 6:36 pm

Hotel Rwanda is a great movie, though not a traditional "war" movie. More about the challenges faced and overcome in a time of war.
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Postby Diablo13 » Mon Aug 08, 2005 9:38 pm

Whaaa?
Nobody said G.I. Jane?


Seriously...
I don't know if it qualifies, And I know that the acting absolutely sucked...but I loved Starship Troopers. I've probably seen it 20 times.


Topping my list of all time worst: Iron Eagle (any of them)
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Postby black_hawk8888 » Tue Aug 09, 2005 9:47 am

C'mon people, lets give Rambo props too. Stallone with the M-60 is priceless.

Also, no mention of Braveheart? Or was this conversation limited to modern warfare that involves gunpowder?
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Postby ScreamingWeasel » Tue Aug 09, 2005 12:42 pm

#1 Band of Brothers - America's finest generation in America's finest hour
#2 Saving Private Ryan - Homage to the above, and war as it really is, FUBAR
#3 Full Metal Jacket - THE definitive Viet Nam film
#4 Patton - Epic
#5 Das Boot - Realism to a whole new level
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Postby maddog60 » Tue Aug 09, 2005 1:09 pm

lmcjaho wrote:
Dr. Duran Duran wrote:I rather enjoyed Tears of the Sun myself. It's one of Willis' better films of late. Never saw Rwanda, but I've heard it's tremendous. Another one I want to add to the list is Heartbreak Ridge. Not a "war" film, but a fun Eastwood romp from the 80's.


Yeah - Tears of the Sun is another good one - also in my collection of Previously Enjoyed DVDs from Blockbuster...


There's just something about a small group of elite soldiers fighting impossible odds that never gets old.
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Postby Guru13 » Tue Aug 09, 2005 6:45 pm

Ironhorse75 wrote:Not necessarily "War" movies per-se, but Schindler's List and The Pianist are some of the best around.
a holocaust guy i see, i studied it very thoughrly(couldnt figure out how to spell it) for about 3 years, and still read on it alot, but it got to the point where i had literally read every book in the library about it, and the reality of it got to me, and it bothered my sleeping, so i know alot about it, but i dont study it as much anymore, but movies:

1)tie:Band of brothers series, Saving Private ryan, and we were soldiers
2)glory
3)and just for kicks......STRIPES......heh lol
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Postby Guru13 » Tue Aug 09, 2005 6:49 pm

portisfan24 wrote:No love for Pearl Harbour?

I really liked Enemy at the Gates. Good action but also very revealing. Im thinking mainly of the scene where they get off the boat and only 1 in every 2 guys gets a gun.
o ya, i forgot enemy at the gates. another good movie.
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