Favorite World War II movie

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Post by Historybuff13 » Fri Mar 02, 2007 4:34 pm

I knew someone had to put Band of Brothers in this topic.

Still great series, Larry!

As for me too many to choose from here are a few:

Bridge too far: excellent story, and Germans who speak German

Longest Day: same as above

Patton: excellent acting by George C. Scott

Enemy at the Gates: finally a movie about the Eastern Front

Saving Private Ryan: If Longest Day didn't show the carnage of Omaha enough this movie sure does!

Kelly's Heroes: Where are going to find a cast for a war comedy like this: Telly Savalas, Clint Eastwood, Don Rickles, Donald Southerland

Where Eagles Dare: quite simply the best little known movie of them all
Burton and Eastwood do a great job acting the plot and the action is AWESOME!

number of kills in the movie: Allies 49
Germans 2
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Post by AC » Mon Mar 05, 2007 2:22 am

Enemy at the Gates and Das Boot.

I love the Eastern Front which is why i like Enemy at the Gates and Das Boot is just a great dramatic movie which was remarkably done.

If I had to choose a WWI movie it would definitely be 'Gallipoli' with Mel Gibson.

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Post by Micoom » Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:03 pm

Movies;
Saving Private Ryan
Das Boot
Stalingrad
Enemy at the Gates
Patton
Longest Day
Battle of Britan
Guns of Navarone
Der Untergang
Shindlers List
The Pianist
Windtalkers
U-571
Soldier of Orange (soldaat van Oranje)
Black Book (Zwart boek)

To name a few

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Post by Micoom » Mon Mar 05, 2007 12:04 pm

AC wrote:Enemy at the Gates and Das Boot.

I love the Eastern Front which is why i like Enemy at the Gates and Das Boot is just a great dramatic movie which was remarkably done.

If I had to choose a WWI movie it would definitely be 'Gallipoli' with Mel Gibson.
If you want to see a good Eastern front Movie, go watch Stalingrad (german movie)

Band of Brothers I forgot to mention btw..

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Post by mikeyb » Thu Mar 15, 2007 10:41 am

Gotta go with "Patton", especially the scene of Thrid Army troops marching towards Bastogne as the theme music plays

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Post by mike b » Thu Mar 29, 2007 10:24 pm

How come no one has mentioned The Great Escape?? Sick movie.
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Post by Vader218 » Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:06 pm

"Guns of Navarone". It was the first WW2 movie I watched. I watched it on TV with my father, who permitted me to stay up late this one time.

I like "The Thin Red Line" (Guadalcanal) a lot, because of the sharp contrast between serenity (nature scenes) and stress (battle scenes) and the great script.

Between all the great lines in this movie ("I can take anything you dish out. I am twice the man you are"), I especially liked Nick Nolte's lines on the shipdeck before the amphibian landing:

[Nick, playing a Navy Lt. Col., thinking]:
"Worked my ass off ... Brown-nosed the generals ... Degraded myself ... for them and my family ... for my home ..."

[John Travolta, playing a Brig. General, to Nick]:
"I admire you Colonel, I do ... Most men your age would have retired by now. We need general officers with maturity and character like you. We've got good sergeants and good lieutenant colonels. But once a man gets those eagles, he can't wait to get that star. He becomes a politician, right? Goes along to get along. So goddamn hard to stay upright."

[Nick to John Travolta]: "You said it there sir."
[Nick, thinking]: "The closer you are to Caesar, the greater the fear."

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Post by Rising_Sun_Warrior » Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:49 pm

Two movies one old, one new:

Midway (the old one with Charlton Heston and Henry Fonda)
I liked it even though it had a nuclear carrier with steam catapults as the model for Hiryu.

and the new one

Letters from Iwo Jima
I liked this one because it looks so awesome. Got a little boring sometimes and not much music but I really enjoyed it.
"In wartime the truth is so precious, she must always be attended by a bodyguard of lies" -Winston Churchill

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