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Old 14 May 2018, 10:20 PM
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Oldies generally the best but still reckon Saving Private Ryan the best.

Just watching Full Metal Jacket for the first time. About half way through. So so up to now...
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Old 14 May 2018, 10:53 PM
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Bridge too far, Longest Day, Battle of Midway and Tora Tora Tora are some of my favs.
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Bridge too far
Battle of Britain
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Apocalypse Now.
Hamburger Hill.
The Odd Angry Shot.
Das Boot - The Directors Cut.
Fury is OK.
The White Tiger.
The Beast - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beast_(1988_film)
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Old 14 May 2018, 11:23 PM
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Ice cold in Alex
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But most are "How the Americans won the war" parts 1 to 64b
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Platoon is a good movie
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Old 15 May 2018, 10:44 AM
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Avengers infinity war
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Old 15 May 2018, 11:08 AM
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hot shots part deux
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Old 15 May 2018, 01:13 PM
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  • “A Very Long Engagement” (dir. Jean-Pierre Jeunet, 2004) ...
  • “All Quiet on the Western Front” (dir. ...
  • “Gallipoli” (dir. ...
  • “Lawrence of Arabia” (dir. ...
  • “Legends of the Fall” (dir. ...
  • “Paths of Glory” (dir. ...
  • “The White Ribbon” (Das weiße Band, dir. ...
  • “The Wind That Shakes the Barley” (dir.
  • Wings".
All of the Great War.


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Saving Private Ryan
Hamburger Hill
Platoon
Ice cold in Alex
Jarhead
Tora Tora Tora


And my all time favourite...

Das Boot.
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Old 15 May 2018, 01:30 PM
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I totally forgot about Jarhead, thats a good movie.
Another excellent film is American Sniper, as is the Hurt Locker.
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Old 15 May 2018, 02:15 PM
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The Pianist
Downfall
A Bridge Too Far
Appointment in London
Kelly's Heroes
Pan's Labyrinth
Apocalypse Now
and virtually any old WW II film featuring the delectable Sophia Loren!
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Black Hawk Down
Lone Survivor
Hacksaw Ridge

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Old 15 May 2018, 05:54 PM
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Avengers infinity war
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Old 15 May 2018, 06:11 PM
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tora tora tora

cross of iron

schindler's list

apocalypse now

hamburger hill

the bridge over the river kwai

saving private ryan

fury

flags of our fathers

the deer hunter

and don't forget the 2 tv mini series that are well worth a watch...…

band of brothers

pacific
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Black hawk down
Saving private ryan
Stalingrad
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Old 15 May 2018, 08:39 PM
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Come on fellas ,The Great Escape has got to be up there...........Triumph TR6 Trophy & McQueen
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Old 15 May 2018, 08:53 PM
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The good the bad & the ugly - the civil war parts are very good indeed, esp blown up the bridge .
Das boot
K19 widdowmaker
Apocalypse now
Band brothers
Ice cold in Alex
Full metal jacket
Missing in action
Delta force
Good ol chuck lol
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Originally Posted by coupe_20vt
Saving Private Ryan
Hamburger Hill
Platoon
Ice cold in Alex
Jarhead
Tora Tora Tora


And my all time favourite...

Das Boot.

For sheer tension, Das Boot. Fab.

But for realism, the gamechanger has to be SPR. Plus its spin-off series, Band Of Brothers and The Pacific.

Even grizzled, highly cynical veterans said it pretty much nailed what it was like (within the obvious limitations of not ACTUALLY killing people LOL).

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Thought about this some more.

Der Untergang is absolute gripping stuff. You need to watch it in German with English subtitles to get best affect.
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Old 16 May 2018, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by mrtheedge2u2
Thought about this some more.

Der Untergang is absolute gripping stuff. You need to watch it in German with English subtitles to get best affect.

Cheers. I'll seek this out.
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Forgot to mention...
War of the Worlds (apart from the cop-out ending).
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Another one I've just remembered is Downfall. It's subtitled. Quite harrowing, especially if you have young children......
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Originally Posted by coupe_20vt View Post
Another one I've just remembered is Downfall. It's subtitled. Quite harrowing, especially if you have young children......

Ganz's portrayal of Hitler is some of the best method acting I've ever seen.
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Old 16 May 2018, 02:08 PM
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U-571

Apart from the appalling theft of the story from the Allies - 'America takes all the credit and won the war' I love U-571 - its also a great home cinema workout - those depth charges..... woot! They certainly clear out the cobwebs from your subwoofer.

I have never seen Das Boot but also hear it a great submariner yarn
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U-571

Apart from the appalling theft of the story from the Allies - 'America takes all the credit and won the war' I love U-571 - its also a great home cinema workout - those depth charges..... woot! They certainly clear out the cobwebs from your subwoofer.

Agreed.
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Originally Posted by coupe_20vt View Post
Another one I've just remembered is Downfall. It's subtitled. Quite harrowing, especially if you have young children......
I didn't forget Downfall.
It's on my list above. Superb performance by Bruno Ganz, as @joz8968 mentions above.

How Ganz didn't win a Oscar for that performance is beyond me. Just goes to show what a crap setup the Academy really were.
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Dunkirk. The original film from the 50's starring John Mills, Not the crap one from last year.
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