Good foreign war films

#1
Does anyone no of any good ones?
Have got on DVD
9th company
Stalingrad
Kokoda
Brotherhood
Days of Glory :roll:

Are there any others?
 
#4
Saving Private Ryan (only for the first half hour)
Odd Angry Shot (comedy/serious Nam movie)
All Quiet on the Western Front

Agree with Das Boot, awesome flick
 
#5
I don't own any except Band of Brothers (distant family member is a large part of the story) but really enjoyed 9th Company (subtitles don't bother me in a film - it's the only time I can multtt, muuull, multi - do two things at once)

I haven't seen Kokoda but spotted a publicity/cover pic on arrse today.

What's the premise/story - it sounds like a Japanese word?
 
#7
Navy seals fnaaarrrrrrrr!!!!

Foreign/septic films like top gun and g.i.jane don't count!!!

But "We were Soldiers" was good.

Letters from Iwo Jima pairing was good too, especially the Japanese side of things with Ken Watanabe as their CO.
 
#8
Sparky2339 said:
I don't own any except Band of Brothers (distant family member is a large part of the story) but really enjoyed 9th Company (subtitles don't bother me in a film - it's the only time I can multtt, muuull, multi - do two things at once)

I haven't seen Kokoda but spotted a publicity/cover pic on arrse today.

What's the premise/story - it sounds like a Japanese word?
It's about the 39th Battalion Militia Army (Aus) holding back the flood of the yello peril in New Guinea. Focuses on the untrained, ill equipped chocko army prior to the 8th divisions (regular army) return from the Middle East. Because New Guinea was an Australian territory the regular army was not allowed to fight on 'Australian soil". The first time the nips were beaten. (debatable). Not a bad flick but very americanised from an Aussies point of view. Stand to be corrected though...
 
#9
Ahhhh...

Many thanks Down Under, I'll give that a look - Bonzer mate!!!
 
#10
down_under said:
Saving Private Ryan (only for the first half hour)
Odd Angry Shot (comedy/serious Nam movie)
All Quiet on the Western Front

Agree with Das Boot, awesome flick
Speaking of which, its on Sky one at the moment. Last 20 mins or so.
 
#13
SS092 - what's Brotherhood about?

Sorry for being a mong - been kinda busy lately :D
 
#14
Sparky. It's the story of 2 brothers during the Korean war. Really good story lines and plenty of action.
 
#17
Illuminados por el Fuego or Blessed by Fire in English.

An argie film, very well done that shows the film from a conscripts point of view.
No heroics and no beating the Brits hollow, its not about that.

Interestingly I have been on the Argie arrse - zona militar and a few lads have told me that that is the type of film they are trying to avoid as they are trying to rid themselves of the military junta effects. Bit like denazification after WW2.

Agree with the Odd Angry Shot, - Aussie SAS in Vietnam, liked it lots.

Can't believe nobody has mentioned Rambo. :roll:
 

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