Best War Movie Ever

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Re: Best War Movie Ever

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Re: Best War Movie Ever

Post by Sean Oliver » 15 May 2019 20:12

Sticking to WW2, faves include Stalag 17,
Das Boot, and others but
Bridge on the River Kwai, hands down is the best war flick, ever, so far. It's anti war yet heroic, tragicomic, etc. Characters drive the story not "action" or "spectacular" effects.

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Re: Best War Movie Ever

Post by Paul Lakowski » 15 May 2019 20:27

"A Bridge to Far" & "Das Boot"

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Re: Best War Movie Ever

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Re: Best War Movie Ever

Post by Sean Oliver » 16 May 2019 03:56

Sean Oliver wrote:
15 May 2019 20:12
Sticking to WW2, faves include Stalag 17,
Das Boot, and others but
Bridge on the River Kwai, hands down is the best war flick, ever, so far. It's anti war yet heroic, tragicomic, etc. Characters drive the story not "action" or "spectacular" effects.
And, one that is really great, William Wyler"s Battleground, from 1948 . It's somewhat unknown, but very good.
There are so many others that I can't think of right now!

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Re: Best War Movie Ever

Post by von thoma » 16 May 2019 22:15

Stanley Kubrick master piece "Paths of Glory", deserves to be among the first of the War genre
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Re: Best War Movie Ever

Post by Ivan Ž. » 08 Jul 2019 00:43

1a) Cross of Iron (a lesson for film directors on how a war movie should be made)
1b) Der Untergang (as a friend of mine said: Bruno Ganz portrayed Hitler better than Hitler himself)
1c) Иди и смотри (see the true horror of war)
2) Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter (a fantastic TV mini-series, on so many levels)
3) Das Boot (a well known masterpiece, no comments needed)

There's quite a few more good movies, but these are the exceptional ones (as is Eisenstein's "Alexander Nevsky"). "Under sandet" and "Into the White" are some of my more recent favourites, but both are more drama than war movies (as is the good old "Hell in the Pacific"). There are some excellent scenes in "Full Metal Jacket" (Surfin' Bird scene), Yugoslav movie "Tri" (human hunt scene) and, of course, the beach landing scene in "Saving Private Ryan" was absolutely amazing and eye-opening for many film directors.

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