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Poll results: Favorite/most memorable war movie

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  • Platoon

    3 13.04%
  • The Green Berets

    1 4.35%
  • Top Gun

    3 13.04%
  • Tribes (anyone remember this t.v. movie?)

    0 0%
  • Gone With the Wind

    1 4.35%
  • Three Kings

    1 4.35%
  • Another (see below)

    14 60.87%
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Thread: War movies

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    War movies

    Today the Orlando Sentinel had articles about war movies, books, songs, etc. Here's a poll with some of their listings, plus a few more. What's your favorite? The most memorable? If it's not here, tell us about it.

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    Das Boot

    The original Wolfgang Peterson directors cut. Its impossibly long, but always a favorite to pop in on a cold rainy day.

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    For recent movies, I would say Gettysburg or Glory. Going back a little further, what about Patton? John Wayne had several good ones. I don't think I can come up with just one favorite.

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    Originally posted by Michael Stumpf
    For recent movies, I would say Gettysburg or Glory. Going back a little further, what about Patton? John Wayne had several good ones. I don't think I can come up with just one favorite.
    I was see-sawing between Glory and GWTW, but I figured I should have at least a couple of chick-flicks for us ladies. Forgot all about Patton.

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    Originally posted by Zoning Goddess


    I was see-sawing between Glory and GWTW, but I figured I should have at least a couple of chick-flicks for us ladies. Forgot all about Patton.
    War is no topic for chick-flicks! We're talking big guns and penetration behind enemy lines!

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    Originally posted by Michael Stumpf
    War is no topic for chick-flicks! We're talking big guns and penetration behind enemy lines!
    Wait. Are we talking about war or porn? Dang it, if this is a war poll, I'm outta here...

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    I'd pick The Killing Fields as my favorite war movie.. it was so well done.

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    What about Saving Private Ryan?

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    Man there's so many...

    Private Ryan, Windtalkers, FMJ, Apocalypse Now, We were Soldiers, Hamburger Hill, Sand of Iwo Jima...

    I can't pick just one.

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    My favs are usually from WWII. Although they are somewhat "cheesier" (i.e. not as realistic/some glorification of war), I like a lot of the ones from the '50s and '60s.

    Top Ten:

    1. Stalingrad (subtitled, not dubbed)
    2. A Bridge Too Far
    3. The Longest Day
    4. The Battle of Britain
    5. Das Boot
    6. Bridge on the River Kwai
    7. Patton
    8. Bridge at Remagen
    9. Saving Private Ryan
    10. Tora! Tora! Tora!

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    Full Metal Jacket, Private Ryan, and Born on the Fourth of July
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    It was more of a mini series on HBO. But I loved Band of Brothers

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    I don't consider "Top Gun" a war movie....unless you want to discuss the war between Maverick and Iceman or maybe their inner conflicts with their growing attraction to one another...that movie was full of homoeroticism.

    "Glory" had Denzel Washington in it which is more than enough criteria to make it a chick flick for me.
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    Saving Private Ryan
    Full Metal Jacket
    Black Hawk Down

    ..and how could you forget Apocalypse Now??
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    I'm not a big war movie buff but if I had to I would pick these three as my hands-down favorites:

    Apocalypse Now
    Glory
    Das Boot

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    Originally posted by Beaner
    What about Saving Private Ryan?
    The porn version was better - Shaving Ryans Privates

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    Some different ones, pretty good all the same:

    1. Zulu Dawn
    2. Gunga Din
    3. Braveheart
    4. Midway
    5. The Lost Battalion

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    A war movie related story;

    A few years ago while I was going to school and living in Charleston there was a story on the news about a man, newly arrived from some northern state, who had found what he believed to be either revolutionary or civil-war fortifications on his new island property in the Charleston suburbs. He shows it off to the media, grins on TV, and state archeologists are called in. Their conclusion...the man had stumbled accross a set left from the filming of Glory.

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    Also, Forrest Gump, had a war scene.. but that's enough about tha-aat.
    When Jesus said "love your enemies", he probably didn't mean kill them.

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    Ruorke's Drift was another great war movie - surprising because it was British and starred Michael Caine.

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    war flicks

    In no particular order:

    Apocalypse now
    The enemy below
    12 O'clock high
    The King of Hearts
    Heaven Knows Mr. Allison

    I remember "Tribes" but I'm pretty sure that it wasn't a just for tv movie.
    Last edited by Tom R; 21 Mar 2003 at 4:40 PM.
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    I have a homemade one.

    Patton is a favorite of mine.
    Gallipoli and Gandhi are some others.

    I forgot Blackhawk Down. It was a very accurate representation of what it was like in the military in those years. They truly captured the real sounds bullets and frag makes. Very accurate.

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    Originally posted by jtfortin
    Saving Private Ryan
    Full Metal Jacket
    Black Hawk Down

    ..and how could you forget Apocalypse Now??
    Wow. Those were the EXACT same four I was thinking of.

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    For those who've served in the military AND seen "Full Metal Jacket" -- is Gunnery Sgt. Hartman an accurate representation of a boot camp drill sargeant?

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    I really only like the one scene in Apocalypse now (guess which one)...the rest of the movie is really long and slow.

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