Abq TOP 5 FAVORITE WAR MOVIES

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  1. Gecko_Fett Jedi Master

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    What is your top 5 favorite war flicks?


    Here are mine:

    The Great Escape (1963)
    Bridge Over The River Kwai (1957)
    Kelly's Heroes (1970)
    Full Metal Jacket(1987)
    Force Ten From Navarone (1978)
  2. Qui-Gon-Matt Jedi Master

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    Mine are

    Full Metal Jacket
    Platoon
    Saving Private Ryan
    The Patriot
    Glory
    (but I love almost every war movie ever made. Except The Thin Red Line)
  3. karenec1 Jedi Master

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    Full Metal Jacket
    Apocalypse Now
    Saving Private Ryan
    The Great Escape
    The Battle of Midway

    I have to agree with Matt...I love war movies, except for the Thin Red Line :p
  4. ObeyTheFist Jedi Master

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    Platoon
    Braveheart
    The Patriot
    MASH
    Apocolypse Now

  5. Commander_Clem Jedi Master

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    The Battle of Britian
    GLory
    We were soldiers
    Blackhawk Down
    Saving Private Ryan

    Honorable mentions:

    Full Metal Jacket
    A bridge too far
    Band of Brothers (I'm not sure if this is considered a movie though)
    The Longest day
    The Hunters (Robert Mitchum....got to remeber the poor guys who died in Korea, seems like no one else has huh?)
    Gods and Generals (almost cried in that one)
  6. Gecko_Fett Jedi Master

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    And here are my next 5

    Saving Private Ryan

    Cross Of Iron

    The Inglorious Bastards

    All's Quiet On The Western Front

    Das Boot
  7. Commander_Clem Jedi Master

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    Jess, have you seen the Stalingrad movie that was made from the producers of Das Boot? I was wondering how good it was.
  8. Gecko_Fett Jedi Master

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    I do not think so....lets find it and have a movie night! Peter...can you help out? ;)
  9. Qui-Gon-Matt Jedi Master

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    Next five for me

    Braveheart
    Big Red one
    A bridge too far
    Dirty Dozen
    Where Eagles Dare (also a great Iron Maiden song)
  10. Commander_Clem Jedi Master

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    Awesome...I can find it, Hastings has it.
  11. ObeyTheFist Jedi Master

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    next five for me:

    Green Berets

    Pearl Harbor (only! and I mean ONLY for the harbor scene, I fast forward thru all the other crap but the harbor scene made me cry for over an hour)

    Memphis Belle - I love that movie, should be in my top 5 actually

    Schindlers List (is this considered a war movie?)

    Horotio Hornblower
  12. Gecko_Fett Jedi Master

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    Crap! I forgot The Green Berets and Memphis Belle! Ok...top 100 War films then! :p
  13. karenec1 Jedi Master

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    I love Memphis Belle

    Braveheart
    Das Boot
    Hunt for Red October (...it was during the cold war, does that count??)
    The Guns of Navarrone (Gregory Peck is the man)
  14. ObeyTheFist Jedi Master

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    12 O'Clock High

    Hells Angels

    Shaaka Zulu

    The Longest Day

    now my next fav, I have no idea what the title is but its a Korean film about 2 soliders standing guard on either side of border from N& S Korea and the friendship they create, its modern and since Korea is still in a state of war it counts I am thinking. But its one of the most incredible movies I have ever seen. Also, one line hit really well on what other countries think of the US.
  15. ObeyTheFist Jedi Master

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    billy zane is in it... gotta love billy zane!
  16. Qui-Gon-Matt Jedi Master

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    :D Life is all about Billy Zane
  17. cyndilt76 Jedi Knight

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    Black Hawk Down

    The Thin Red Line

    Three Kings

    Tears of the Sun

    Four Feathers


  18. ObeyTheFist Jedi Master

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    wow! cyndi's yours is the first list where I have only seen 1 of the movies

    oh another great war movie: Lawrence of Arabia...

    question - was All Quiet on the Western Front ever made into a film? Its my fav war book
  19. Gecko_Fett Jedi Master

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    There were 2 versions of the book produced...The first came out in 1930. The 2nd one was a made for TV version in 1979 starring Richard Thomas, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence and Ian Holm (Go Bilbo!)
  20. cyndilt76 Jedi Knight

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    yeah, i'm usually just a little off from everyone else....

    ...except maybe matt - who probably owns Four Feathers also
  21. ObeyTheFist Jedi Master

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    awesome, I will see if I can find it on DVD
  22. karenec1 Jedi Master

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    Wow, Cyndi, you are the first person I know who liked The Thin Red Line.
  23. Qui-Gon-Matt Jedi Master

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    You know it baby!!!! Heath Ledger is a hunk!
  24. Gecko_Fett Jedi Master

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    Gallipoli with Mel Gibson is another awesome war flick....anyone ever see it?
  25. karenec1 Jedi Master

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    No, never heard of it...what war is it?
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