Best war movies

Discussion in 'Films, Music and All Things Artsy' started by JR, Jan 10, 2002.

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  1. JR

    JR

    Simple really. What do you people (experts?) think is the best war film in the world ever? Some sugestions

    Goooooooooood Morning Vietnam - Nice soundtrack

    Full Metal Jacket - Private Pile  as a name is almost captain pugwashesque in its brilliance

    Saving Private Ryan - too long in my oppinion but got a fair bit of critical acclaim

    The Dambusters - da da da dadada da (you know the tune)

    Star Wars - Return of the Jedi - Maybe there should be a separate section for (Science) fictional wars (although it was in a galaxy far far away so who knows)
     
  2. Good CO

    Good CO LE Admin

    Stupid question of the board award.

    Everyone knows it's Star Wars.  
     
  3. It's got to be A Bridge Too Far or maybe Zulu
     
  4. Wild Geese
    Bridge on the river kwai
    the longest day
    the great escape
    where eagles dare
    platoon
    ....................................
     
  5. But what about the worst miltary film ever. Now there is a hotly contested title... Escape to Victory, Carry on up the Khyber, Tumbledown, Kelly's Heroes, Who Dares Wins. So many choices....
     
  6. Bestest:-
                  Great Escape
                   Battle Of Britain
                    A Bridge too far


    Worstest:-
                     Who Dares Wins (Does that really qualify?)
                      Wings of the Apache (Even Nic Cage cringes)


    Ok Yah, how can you say Kellys Heroes was crap? Have you no sense of rebellion?
     
  7. woopert

    woopert LE Moderator

    Not exactly a fil, but anyone remember the 2-part mini-series "Warriors"? Damn brilliant.

    Agree, Zulu best, FMJ 2nd for the one-liners from the Drill Sgt.
     
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  8. Look you lot; when this board was created it was for entirely serious intellectual debate.  Get a grip, stop talking about films except for their training and development value (the best and most realistic to date is the recce on the birthday party in Toy Story).

    Has anyone not seen the latest inf simulator - Operation Flashpoint?  Won't run on Unicom or my issue laptop.  Bloody Army procurement.  Bah!
     
  9. Operation Flashpoint...... be honest you haven't fully mastered the controls for tetris yet... mind you no-one has ever mastered the oh so simple UNICOM. Yes to reply to email just press the oh-so intuitive shift-ctrl-F5 key followed by alt-* and the insert key together.
     
  10. Have you all gone mad?
    Of course it is Cross of Iron, for training value alone, quite apart from the weird trippy bit in the middle!
    Any film with the (almost) openeing line
     "Good kill"
    must be a winner.

    Got to go finish my horse-flesh sandwich and to count my toes...
     
  11. Although not a film:

    BLACKADDER - it must be good because thats the only thing we ever see when we go on course!

    Worst Film: Blackhawk Down - the true story of a bunch of yanks doing what they do best - getting shot, dragged around the streets and calling it a victory

    Apache Gunships 1500 : Somalis 16
     
  12. Get a grip.

    It has to be Zulu; "Do your tunic up, lad, remember where you are,"  " REAR RANK FIRE! ADVANCE!"

    And, of course, Apocolypse Now.  "Outstanding, Red Leader.  Get you a case of beer for that one."
     
  13. if you're gonna include mini series as well as films

    1. saving private ryan
    2.band of brothers
    3.warriors

    as best
     
  14. JR

    JR

    Wasn't Warriors a film about gangland warfare in New York? Good film but not necessarily a war film (not enough guns).
     
  15. best film, ZULU - got to be!

    A great film all about the Empire bringing light to the darker regions of teh globe.....!

    Worst

    U71  - coz the bloody yanks make out they did it!