Your favorite war movie...

Discussion in 'Archive: Census and Games' started by NYCitygurl, Dec 24, 2006.

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Your favorite war movie

Poll closed Mar 24, 2012.
Schindler's List 10 vote(s) 10.9%
Gods and Generals 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Pearl Harbor 2 vote(s) 2.2%
The Patriot 3 vote(s) 3.3%
Saving Private Ryan 21 vote(s) 22.8%
Braveheart 7 vote(s) 7.6%
Casablanca 1 vote(s) 1.1%
Gone With the Wind 6 vote(s) 6.5%
Band of Brothers 13 vote(s) 14.1%
Other 29 vote(s) 31.5%
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  1. RebelScum77 Manager Emeritus

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    Besides Saving Private Ryan and Schindler's List, Gettysburg is my favorite. It's much more well known I think than Gods and Generals. I haven't seen the latter, but apparently Gettysburg is far superior.
  2. DarthBabe Force Ghost

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    Mar 18, 2002
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    We Were Soldiers...followed by Braveheart.
  3. Beowulf Force Ghost

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    star 5
  4. VaderLVR64 Manager Emeritus

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    For me, it's The Great Raid. But Saving Private Ryan would be #2.
  5. jedi-master-anikinrl Jedi Knight

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    I like band of brothers out of all of them because it show that these band of friends that stick together till the end and how they go through world war 2.
  6. KrystalBlaze Force Ghost

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    Aug 3, 2002
    star 5
    Full Metal Jacket totally deserves a mention so I listed other.

    -Krystal
  7. EMPEROR_WINDU Force Ghost

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    Nov 23, 2002
    star 5
  8. Ghost_Jedi Force Ghost

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    Agreed, I definetely would have voted for Full Metal Jacket, before looking at the list, but when I did saw the list, I went with BraveHeaert
  9. Jaden-Skywalker Jedi Grand Master

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    star 5
  10. DarthBabe Force Ghost

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    Now that I think about it, I'm surprised that apocalypse now isn't in the list.
  11. MariahJSkywalker Poopoo Head

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    Mar 11, 2005
    star 6
  12. George_Roper Jedi Grand Master

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    star 7
  13. MasterP Force Ghost

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    Saving Private Ryan was awesome.
  14. rumsmuggler Chosen One

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    Not a true War movie, but I love Andersonville.

    Glory is my favorite war movie, followed by The animated Starship Trooper series, and (not really a full on war movies either, but) The Last of the Mohicans, and The Thin Red Line are close behind it.
  15. Rouge77 Jedi Grand Master

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    star 5
  16. Quiet_Mandalorian Force Ghost

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  17. TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus

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    Interesting; even though I accept NYCitygurl's caveat of 'war as backdrop', I can't bring myself to see Schindler's List as a war film. It's a film about the Holocaust; and World War Two and the Holocaust were, and should always be seen as very seperate events. Nevertheless, I'm going to have to go with 'other' and choose 'All Quiet on the Western Front' (1933 version).
  18. StarWarsFreak444 Force Ghost

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  19. Kol_Skywalker Jedi Master

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  20. Rhodna Jedi Knight

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    Schindler's List gets my vote as well. It might not have portrayed the war of the front lines, but it was about a more deep, personal war - the struggle of one person to do what is morally right, even when faced with possible execution if his actions are found out... the brilliant performances by both Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes are an added bonus! :D
  21. Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus

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  22. Darth-Influenza Jedi Master

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  23. DVeditor Manager Emeritus

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    Hard to say - Saving Private Ryan was probably my favorite out of this list, however I'm also a big fan of films like Casablanca, The Longest Day, The Great Escape, etc.
  24. Garrett_Skymaster Jedi Knight

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    Oct 22, 2006
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    It was missing both Patton, and The Great Escape. I picked other.
  25. ezekiel22x Chosen One

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    Apocalypse Now ? The best affirmation that war is hell short of actually going to war yourself. From the Playboy bunny show gone awry, to the cross-cutting of the water buffalo sacrifice and Willard?s murder of Kurtz, first and foremost this film evokes a feeling of severe psychological unrest. Tack on some beautiful cinematography and a casting director who hit gold (Marlon Brando, Martin Sheen, Robert Duvall?), and you not only have the best film about war, but one of the best of all time.
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