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Greatest War Film of All Time?

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  • GrundleStiltzkinGrundleStiltzkin Posts: 25,813
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    salemcoog said:

    I'm hearing it's not Dunkirk.

    Lotta simpletons out here
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    Swaye said:

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    So wait, you made a pole about war movies and didn't include The Deer Hunter?


    Good movie, but too long and slow to be the best.
    I wouldn't expect an Asian to have The Deer Hunter on their list of faves.
    Some Deers look like Dogs from a distance.
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  • dncdnc Posts: 33,166
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    Apocalypse may not be the best but it was the first of the new way of making war movies

    Appropriately enough, this 2 may not have been the best, but it was the first.










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    Swaye said:

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    Some notable omission and/or fuck ups:

    Enemy at the Gates - Not the greatest script, but there just aren't enough good options about the Eastern Front where most of war happened.

    Master and Commander - There are some corny parts, but there's no other film out there that rivals the sea battles between sailing ships.

    Lawrence of Arabia - prolly should have made the cut here, but Peter O' Toole creeps me out much of the time.

    Kelly's Heroes - Even though it's an action/comedy, this might be my favorite WWII of all tim.

    Inglorious Bastards - I hate Tarantino sometimes, but Waltz plays the best Nazi officer ever on film.

    Braveheart - Should have clarified this was about war movies from the 1754 to the present.

    Spartacus - Slave revolts aren't really about war.

    Hunt for Red October - Cold war thrillers are not war movies.

    MASH - Race is right on this one. Terrific film.

    So you add an Honorable Mention section and still forget The Deer Hunter? I never realized tall people were dumb.

    Also, Master and Commander is the tits. HOLD FAST
    Listen, fly-boy, I think parts of that film are great but fuck any movie that tries to shoot a hunting scene in Pennsyltucky with glaciers in the background. There haven't been glaciers in PA since the last ice age. HTH.

    I LOVE Master and Commander.




    Also, Top Gun needs a nod here.


    Not technically a war movie. Still great inspite of Tom Cruise. I got to go to a private air show at Miramar as a kid once. Way kewl.

    Now only douchey Persians fly F-14s.
    If Maverick vs. Iceman isn't war, I don't know what is.


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    Not entirely a war movie but 13 Hours was solid.

    Other recent war on terror movies weren’t as great. I fucking hated the Hurt Locker.

    Zero Dark Thirty was ok.

    Green Zone is kind of a bullshit story but realistic of what Baghdad was like in mid-03
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    Not entirely a war movie but 13 Hours was solid.

    Other recent war on terror movies weren’t as great. I fucking hated the Hurt Locker.

    Zero Dark Thirty was ok.

    Green Zone is kind of a bullshit story but realistic of what Baghdad was like in mid-03

    I enjoyed American Sniper and loved Lone Survivor.
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    dnc said:

    Not entirely a war movie but 13 Hours was solid.

    Other recent war on terror movies weren’t as great. I fucking hated the Hurt Locker.

    Zero Dark Thirty was ok.

    Green Zone is kind of a bullshit story but realistic of what Baghdad was like in mid-03

    I enjoyed American Sniper and loved Lone Survivor.
    Lone Survivor gets away from the truth at the end; just like 12 Strong, fucking Hollywood had to try making it dramatic than needed.

    I will say this. Watching those fuckers choose to jump those cliffs to break contact was chincredibly fucking painful to watch.
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  • YellowSnowYellowSnow Posts: 6,378
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    Voted Gettysburg, simply for the fact that it accomplished the feat of showing the entire battle from start to finish. It really provides a different experience from all the other movies on the list that follow characters or units around from battle to battle. Gettysburg is a unique experience and the flow and drama of the movie is genuine, like how you see the Union react after defending Little Round Top and then you see the Confederates trying to recover from their defeat.

    Great observation here. They really stayed on script start to finish with the battle. I love Sam Elliott securing the "high ground" for the Union.
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    Swaye said:

    Voted Gettysburg, simply for the fact that it accomplished the feat of showing the entire battle from start to finish. It really provides a different experience from all the other movies on the list that follow characters or units around from battle to battle. Gettysburg is a unique experience and the flow and drama of the movie is genuine, like how you see the Union react after defending Little Round Top and then you see the Confederates trying to recover from their defeat.

    Great observation here. They really stayed on script start to finish with the battle. I love Sam Elliott securing the "high ground" for the Union.


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