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Any good war/combat films worth watching

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What's that Russian movie about the Russian navy uprising against their Officers and the czar?

Its all in russian with english subtitles, set probably WW1 era?

Thought it was pretty good actually, gives you a different perspective to the "glory to america" movies you see constantly.
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I don't have anything new to add so I'll simply +1 what others have said.

 

Generation Kill (my #1)

Lone Survivor (very intense)

Blackhawk Down

Saving Private Ryan

The Hunt for Red October (not so actiony but good for a Cold War buff)

K-19: The Widowmaker (same as Red October) (not Tom Clancy)

Any number of other Tom Clancy movies

Heartbreak Ridge (that may be a new one noone has mentioned, not so actiony, but still very good, has Clint Eastwood)

and last but not least:
American Sniper (pretty much required viewing for Americans :P )

 

I was also not a fan of Act of Valor. The one A-list Hollywood film I've seen that had noticeably terrible acting.

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I haven't seen that many, but I really enjoyed this one:

Stalingrad (1993) - You'll need subtitles to watch it unless you already speak ZE GERMAN.

 

This. No other war movie gave me more food for thought.

 

 

btw: HI! I'm new here  :)  Think I'm going to support this. Looks like a new beast is rising :wub: .

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Only the dead has taken the Sydney film festival by storm, done by a journalist embedded in 2003.

 

God knows if/where it can be found and I haven't seen it.

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Cross Of Iron  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9fdtbOmOaU [set speed to 1.25]

Die Brücke 1959(don't take the 2008 remake, that one's utter sheit)  

English Sub

Hunde, wollt ihr ewig leben?(Stalingrad 1954)  

English Sub

A Bridge Too Far  Used to be on youtube, they must've removed it at one point though

The Longest Day  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxgmqJi9J08 [set speed to 1.25]

 

All Quiet On The Western Front 1930 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gVej_HIKF4 1979

(I personally prefer the 1930 version but to each his own)

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Assembly is set during the Chinese Civil War and Korean War, probably the best Chinese-made war film. Subtitles needed, just like Lebanon I suppose. 

 

Its actually on YouTube too, lol

 

 

A lot of the witty dialogue is lost in translation, sadly. 

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Couple of my favs...

 

The Thin Red Line

 

American Sniper

Enemy at the Gates

Inglorious Bastards

The Hurt Locker

Platoon

Full Metal Jacket

The Deer Hunter

Das Boot

Letters from Iwo Jima

Flags of our Fathers

Tears Of The Sun

Saving Private Ryan

FURY

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There are some really good recommendations here.

 

Am I allowed to add Enemy at the gates to the list?

Don't know if you've seen the Hurt Locker, if you have not I recommend that one as well.

The deer hunter is also a great war film.

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Just to name a few that I have watched.

 

WW2: Generation War, Band of Brothers, Kelly's Heroes, The Longest Day, Patton, Stalingrad, The Great Escape, Cross of Iron, The Desert Fox, Inglorious Bastards, Fury

 

Vietnam: Full Metal Jacket, Platoon, Rambo First Blood, 84 Charlie MoPic, 

 

Modern: Generation Kill, Restrepo, Korengal, Green Zone, The Act of Valor, The Hurt Locker, Behind Enemy Lines, Jarhead, Top (Fucking) Gun

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Ikr I'm trying to find a good modern war movies.

I watched the really good ones I suggest if u haven't watched it already.

Lone survivor

Black hawk down #1

Seal team six

There's another one but I can't get it out of my brain

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Ikr I'm trying to find a good modern war movies.

I watched the really good ones I suggest if u haven't watched it already.

Lone survivor

Black hawk down #1

Seal team six

There's another one but I can't get it out of my brain

Searched it up that relates to black hawk down

ITS AMERICAN SNIPER

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"The Horror!" "The Horror!"

Apocalypse Now

Saw this as a kid and it still makes me cringe.

Dont ever get out the boat....man.....tigers!

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A better topic would be "war movies to avoid," as anyone with a hard on for guns, shooting, and TV warfare will love most all war movies. 

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Personally I wouldn't call Inglorious Bastards a war movie, let alone a world war 2 movie. Don't get me wrong, Tarantino did an amazing job, but the movie is pretty historically inaccurate and has little to do with the actual war other than the Nazi-killing Jewish vengeance thing. It's more of an action-adventure, a really good one at that, the opening scene with Hans-Landa in my opinion is amongst greatest dialogues in cinema, without context too since its the opening scene.

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Vietnam:

Full Metal Jacket

Platoon

We Were Soldiers

World War II:

The Thin Red Line (kinda slow but deep)

The Longest Day (from the 50s, 3hrs+, classic, but old haha)

Operation Market Garden (same as above)

Tora Tora Tora (Pearl Harbor)

Cold Warish:

Red Dawn

Modern:

Restrepo

Black Hawk Down (and the book, really goes into the back story including ties with Al Qaida)

Series

Generation Kill

Band of Brothers (WWII about a company in the 10 1st Airbourne, based on true events, people, interviews)

The Pacific (recommend the books, "With the Old Breed" and "Helmet for my Pillow", also same as BoB but USMC in Pacific theatre WWII)

Happy watching :)

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Come and see

Battle of Britain

Midway

DAS BOOT

Paschendaele (corny love story if I remember)

Max manus

Tali Ihantala

Talvisota

Days of Glory (not often seen and very good)

DOWNFALL

El Alamein - The line of Fire (Italian movie. I think there's another El Alamein from the sixties)

The Big Lebowski (just cause you should...just watch Coen brothers' movies)

Omg getting my memory back...How many times I've watched this "Full Metal Jacket"...

 

Edit>>>Click..Warning ...naughty language used!!. :D

 

I hate how Jarhead copy and pasted that scene into their movie/the drill instructor in general. It was just so blatant. They should have just hired R. Lee Ermey and when he was done yelling, he should have just looked at the camera and said "I'm in this movie too."

 

Link to recycling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8T9EC3ZpPIw

How he says "outstanding" with the same intonation. lol

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^Agreed...R. Lee Ermey is one of a kind,can't be copied!...

 

Quote:... :D

 

Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: Tonight, you pukes will sleep with your rifles. You will give your rifle a girl's name because this is the only pussy you people are going to get. Your days of finger-banging ol' Mary-Jane Rottencrotch through her pretty pink panties are over! You're married to this piece. This weapon of iron and wood. And you will be faithful. Port, hut!
[Recruits grabs their rifles]
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: Prepare to mount!
[Recruits step back towards their bunks]
[Recruits quickly hop onto their bunks]
[Recruits grabs their rifles and holds them up]
Recruits: [chanting] This is my rifle. There are many others like it, but this one is mine. My rifle is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life. Without me, my rifle is useless. Without my rifle, I am useless. I must fire my rifle true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy, who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will. Before God I swear this creed: my rifle and myself are defenders of my country, we are the masters of our enemy, we are the saviors of my life. So be it, until there is no enemy, but peace. Amen.
[Recruits puts the guns at their sides]
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: At ease! Good night, ladies.
Recruits: Good night, sir!
Gunnery Sergeant Hartman: [to the watchman] Hit it, sweetheart.

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