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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.
  1. Schindler's List

    10.9%
  2. Gods and Generals

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. Pearl Harbor

    2.2%
  4. The Patriot

    3.3%
  5. Saving Private Ryan

    22.8%
  6. Braveheart

    7.6%
  7. Casablanca

    1.1%
  8. Gone With the Wind

    6.5%
  9. Band of Brothers

    14.1%
  10. Other

    31.5%
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  1. RebelScum77

    RebelScum77 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    DarthBabe Jedi Master star 7

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    We Were Soldiers...followed by Braveheart.
     
  3. Beowulf

    Beowulf Jedi Master star 5

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    "Kelly's Heroes"
     
  4. VaderLVR64

    VaderLVR64 Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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

    jedi-master-anikinrl Jedi Youngling

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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

    KrystalBlaze Jedi Master star 5

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

    -Krystal
     
  7. EMPEROR_WINDU

    EMPEROR_WINDU Jedi Master star 5

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    Saving Ryan's Privates
     
  8. Ghost_Jedi

    Ghost_Jedi Jedi Grand Master star 6

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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

    Jaden-Skywalker Jedi Master star 5

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    Mar 13, 2004
  10. DarthBabe

    DarthBabe Jedi Master star 7

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    Mar 18, 2002
    Now that I think about it, I'm surprised that apocalypse now isn't in the list.
     
  11. MariahJSkywalker

    MariahJSkywalker Poopoo Head star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Schindler's List
     
  12. George_Roper

    George_Roper Jedi Knight star 7

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    May 1, 2005
    Star Wars.
     
  13. MasterP

    MasterP Jedi Master star 7

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    Jun 8, 2003
    Saving Private Ryan was awesome.
     
  14. rumsmuggler

    rumsmuggler Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Aug 31, 2000
    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

    Rouge77 Jedi Knight star 5

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    May 11, 2005
    Other.
     
  16. Quiet_Mandalorian

    Quiet_Mandalorian Jedi Master star 5

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    Black Hawk Down
     
  17. TheBoogieMan

    TheBoogieMan Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    StarWarsFreak444 Jedi Master star 7

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    Mar 28, 2005
    Saving private Ryan
     
  19. Kol_Skywalker

    Kol_Skywalker Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Jun 9, 2006
    Band of Brothers
     
  20. Rhodna

    Rhodna Jedi Youngling star 2

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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

    Jedi_Master_Conor Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Saving Private Ryan
     
  22. Darth-Influenza

    Darth-Influenza Jedi Youngling star 1

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    Blade Runner
     
  23. DVeditor

    DVeditor Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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

    Garrett_Skymaster Jedi Youngling star 2

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

    ezekiel22x Force Ghost star 5

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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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