Squaddies Top Ten DVDs?

Trying to assemble a Christmas gift and would like to tap into the ARRSE knowledge base for help. Sorry if something similiar has been posted, I went through previous threads and couldn't find anything.

Anyway, the Tankie is hard to shop for. He doesn't need any more outdoor equipment and I can't afford NVGs. So I thought I'd give him a few small things, including a collection of the top ten Army movies on DVD.

I'm not necessarily talking about war movies...I'm really looking for any movies that really caught squaddies' fancies. You know, the ones that you and your mates quote from periodically. Things that might have boosted morale or given you something to laugh at during a critical period.

I already have "Blazing Saddles," and am buying "The Blues Brothers" today (if that tells you how long the auld b@stard has been in). Any other suggestions from various ops/time periods?

We have all the porn we need...I'm really looking for feature films.

Thanks in advance. :D
This is Spinal Tap, Dr. Strangelove and any of the naked gun movies.
Any/All Monty Python films.

Zulu (naturally)
2.Wild Geese
3.Dog Soldiers
6.Full Metal Jacket
7.Major Payne
The Holy triumvirate of Monty Python: Holy Grail, Meaning of Life and Life of Brian.

I bet you could give a quote from all of those feckers :D


War Hero
Police Squad - the TV series - same crew as Naked Gun flicks but I think funnier
Fargo - Coen Borthers at their best
In Which We Serve / The Cuel Sea - both brilliant if a bit old and salty
I would have to say 'The Lost Boys' is a great film.
Vampire flick
National Lampoon's Animal House!!

Often formed the prequal to a weekend of Germany lunacy - best watched by numerous blokes in a room that contains nothing but a settee, a TV, a VCR and several stacks of "Green Handbags"
Just buy the sharpe box set.

Much better than a few films and it'll last longer too.
if you can get hold of THE HILL, Sean Connery's finest acting moment (outacted Ian Bannen AND Harry Andrews!)your old man will be VERY happy.

FMJ, DadsArmy TV series, The Longest Day, A bridge too far, Ice Cold in Alex. They just do not make films like these any more ! :cry:

Recently, SAW, Layer Cake have been very good.

For pure comedy gold, PORRIDGE BOX SET.
1 The Eagle has landed
2 Zulu
3 Ice Cold in Alex
4 Dambusters
5 633 Squadron
6 The Great Escape
7 The Longest Day
8 Reach for the Sky
9 Battle of Britain
10 The Guns of Navarone

In no particular order, but my top ten war films
This is great! Please keep any suggestions coming. No reason to restrict my list to ten if it's classic stuff.
I'd say any of the unholy Bruckheimer movies will pass an evening (The Rock, etc. - just not Pearl Harbor).
Modern stuff though, like We Were Soldiers, Blackhawk Down, etc., I doubt there'll be less than a dozen copies flying around there at any given time. From my experience, we always seem to have the same DVDs!

Here are some oddballs:

1. Basic, with John Travolta, etc.
2. South Park boxsets.
3. Godfather Trilogy
4. Shawshank Redemption
5. Pulp Fiction
6. Indiana Jones Trilogy
7. Memento
8. Lawrence of Arabia
9. Silence of the Lambs
10. Fight Club
11. Se7en
12. Hotel Rwanda
13. Leon (mmm, pre-pubescent love Natalie Portman)
14. Bridge on the River Kwai
15. Das Boot
16. American History X
17. A Clockwork Orange
18. Some Like it Hot
19. Raging Bull/Taxi Driver
20. Aliens

And, of course, Airplane!

BBCshop.com has Fast Show DVDs, Dad's Army, etc.
If you prefer sending glum but realistic stuff, try getting Warriors off Amazon or Ebay, for example here. It's a BBC miniseries about the Cheshires in Bosnia. Outstanding. Plus it gave quite a few new British stars like Matthew MacFadyen their first break.

Otherwise, now I know you can't afford NVGs, but how about a portable projector?!? :)
Day of the Jackal - the original, not the sh1te spam remake

In Which We Serve

Above Us The Waves

Battle of Britain

All Quiet On The Western Front

The Third Man

Withnail and I


Get Carter - the original, not the sh!te spam remake

Foyle's War on DVD
Band Of Brothers

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