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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by x1hunter89, Feb 20, 2012.

  1. x1hunter89

    x1hunter89 gresham oregon Active Member

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    what do you think the top war movie is?
     
  2. parsons_12b

    parsons_12b LaPine Oregon Well-Known Member

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    depends if your looking for gunplay I think the movie Heat is one of the best out there.
     
  3. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    The Longest Day

    Based on the 1959 history book The Longest Day by Cornelius Ryan, about "D-Day", the invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944, during World War II.

    Here's a nine minutes worth: Point Du Hoc
     
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    trainsktg Portland OR Well-Known Member

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    Das Boot.

    Keith
     
  5. Gun Mechanic

    Gun Mechanic Portland Active Member

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    If I had to pick one, Saving Private Ryan

    One movie is hard to say. I think that’s why there are top 5, 10, 50 and 100 lists out there.

    My top 5 (in no order)

    Saving Private Ryan
    Platoon
    The Guns of Navarone
    Full Metal Jacket
    Das Boot

    I’ve heard Tora! Tora! Tora! is one of the best WWII movies ever made. It’s on my list to watch next.

    On a lighter side

    Tropic Thunder
    Spy’s Like Us
    Top Secret!

    For gun play, the most accurate (and awesome) I’ve seen are

    Heat
    Collateral
    Way of the Gun
     
  6. FarmerTed1971

    FarmerTed1971 Portland, Oregon, United States Well-Known Member

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    Aero Denezol Salem Active Member

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    I liked Platoon, Full Metal Jacket, Saving Private Ryan, and The Thin Red Line.

    And of course from my childhood, Red Dawn :)
     
  8. DinhRose

    DinhRose Austin, Texas (Ex-Pat of SE PDX) Active Member

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    Black hawk down and hurt locker
     
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    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Band of Brothers from HBO.
     
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  10. CZ Fan

    CZ Fan Oregon Member

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    My favorites in no order

    WWII
    Das Boot
    Patton
    Memphis Belle
    Thin Red Line
    Saving Private Ryan
    Cross of Iron
    Stalingrad
    Battle of Britain
    Bridge Too Far
    The Devils Brigade
    Flags of our Fathers/Letters from Iwo Jima


    Korean
    Pork Chop Hill

    Vietnam
    Platoon
    Hamburger Hill
    Apocalypse now
    Firebase Gloria
    Full Metal Jacket
     
  11. B-Towner

    B-Towner Western Washington Member

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    One of my favorites from back in the day: They Were Expendable. Robert Montgomery, John Wayne and Donna Reed. Directed by John Ford.
     
  12. Ironbar

    Ironbar Tigard, OR Well-Known Member

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    I think as far as realism goes, you can't beat Saving Private Ryan. I watched that movie once. It was one of only two movies that I could not stomach watching 100%.

    As far as gung-ho glory, glitz, and the cheese factor, you just cannot go wrong with Sgt. York.
     
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    Buddhalux Hillsboro, Oregon Active Member

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    Saving Private Ryan for the reality and confusion.
    Platoon
    FMJ
    Hamburger Hill
    We Were Soldiers Once
    BHD though it hits close to home. When thru RIP with couple of them.
    A Bridge too Far
     
  14. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Lots of good older war movies but the newer ones?

    Full Metal Jacket

    Platoon

    Deer Hunter

    Braveheart

    Henry 5th with Kenneth Branaugh

    Enemy at the gates

    Red Dawn

    Hunt for Red October
     
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    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Private Ryan and Enemy at The Gates
    Kelly's Heroes
    Inglourious Bas tards
     
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    Starship NE Portland Active Member

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    We were soldiers. Based on true story (Vietnam). Very imprssive from front line and back home perspectives.
     
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    Asp Oregon, the promise land. Active Member

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    I think you are totally correct, but I don't feel that Apocalypse Now and Platoon would rank with or above Firebase Gloria or Hamburger Hill. The latter group were really great movies.
    Firebase Gloria is a great movie and one of those classics that somehow is often missed.
     
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    PaulZ Oregon City Active Member

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    from 1960. John Mills and Alec Guiness "Tunes of Glory
     
  19. 1stIDFMP

    1stIDFMP North of Salem, south of Portland Active Member

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    I'm glad to see A Bridge Too Far made a few people's list. It came out in 1977, and is often overlooked. It is based on a true story, from the book of the same name, by Cornelius Ryan (of the Longest Day fame, as previously noted above). It's one of my favorites.

    I think the movie, Gettysburg, is my favorite though.

    :flag:
     
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    MikeE Portland Well-Known Member

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