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message 1: by W (new)

W | 38 comments Name your favourite war films.


message 2: by W (new)

W | 38 comments There are many on my list.In no particular order :
Patton
Paths of Glory
Full Metal Jacket
Apocalypse Now
They were Expendable
All Quiet on the Western Front
Twelve O' Clock High
Bridge on the River Kwai
The Desert Fox
Sands of Iwo Jima
Letters from Iwo Jima
Tora ! Tora ! Tora !
The Longest Day
Saving Private Ryan


message 3: by Karl (new)

Karl Øen | 19 comments The Thin Red Line
A Bridge Too Far


message 4: by W (new)

W | 38 comments Very good movies,both.
Some more :
Von Ryan's Express
The Great Escape
Where Eagles Dare
The Dirty Dozen


message 5: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten  (kmcripn) | 7988 comments I love a Bridge Too Far, Bridge over the River Kwai, The Longest Day.


message 6: by Mara (new)

Mara Pemberton (marapem) | 310 comments The Great Escape, Dirty Dozen


message 7: by Amber (new)

Amber Martingale The Battle of Britain
The Great Locomotive Chase (a Disney film about the Civil War)
Miracle of the White Stallions ( a WWII by Disney film about the time General Patton cooperated with a horse loving Nazi to save the Lipizzaner stallions)
Yankee Doodle Dandy
The Great Escape
The Longest Day and Tora!Tora!Tora!


message 8: by W (new)

W | 38 comments War and Peace
Jarhead
Anzio
A Gathering of Eagles
Top Gun


message 9: by W (new)

W | 38 comments Pork Chop Hill
Zulu
Born on the Fourth of July
Casualties of War


message 10: by Amber (new)

Amber Martingale For those of you who have never seen the two Disney war movies I mentioned in my previous post, here are the trailers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Zqg2... (Miracle of the White Stallions) and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NE0Je... (not the official trailer but it IS a trailer for The Great Locomotive Chase).


message 11: by Aesaan (new)

Aesaan (highlycaffeinatedreader) | 168 comments Saving Private Ryan
Jarhead
Hacksaw Ridge
Braveheart
Fury
Three Kings

looking forward to Dunkirk


message 12: by Sean, Moderator (last edited Jul 08, 2017 12:49PM) (new)

Sean Peters | 9346 comments Mod
Always my favourite subjects, films, as a author of a film reference book over 30 years ago.

Hacksaw Ridge
The Great Escape
The Longest Day
The Guns Of Navarone
Bridge on The River Kawi
Where Eagles Dare
Saving Private Ryan
They Were Expendable
Merrill's Maurauders
To Hell and Back(the story of Audie Murphy, starring Audie Murphy)
Von Ryan's Express
We Were Soldiers
A Bridge Too Far
The Deer Hunter
The Sands of Iwo Jima
Platoon


message 13: by Bryan (new)

Bryan | 2 comments Band of Brothers (HBO)
Hacksaw Ridge
Saving Private Ryan
They Were Expendable
To Hell and Back
The Sands of Iwo Jima
We Were Soldiers
Bridge on The River Kawi
The Longest Day


message 14: by David (new)

David Liscio | 76 comments Wsm wrote: "Name your favourite war films."

Full Metal Jacket
Apocalypse Now


message 15: by Sandy (last edited May 25, 2017 06:43PM) (new)

Sandy | 190 comments The Fighting Ceebees
The Longest Day
Saving Private Ryan
To Hell and Back
The Dirty Dozen
The Sands of Iwo Jima
The Green Berets


message 16: by Magnus (new)

Magnus Stanke (magnus_stanke) | 355 comments Fixed Baynonetts!
Steel Helmet
Bullet in the Head (John Woo)
Edge of Darkness (Errol Flynn)
Men in War
Three Kings
Pork Chop Hill
Army of Shadows
Hell is for Heroes
All Quiet on the West Front (1930)
The Big Parade
Wings
A Walk in the Sun


message 17: by Fred (new)

Fred (fredderoche) | 0 comments The Great Escape - it's the best


message 18: by Michael (new)

Michael (micky74007) Hacksaw Ridge
Saving Private Ryan
Band of Brothers
Pearl Harbor


message 19: by Sean, Moderator (new)

Sean Peters | 9346 comments Mod
Also should be mentioned.

A fantastic series, so powerful, well acted and strong and realistic and partly documentary.

The Pacific


message 20: by W (new)

W | 38 comments Das Boot,a German film with a memorable ending.


message 21: by Kirsten (new)

Kirsten  (kmcripn) | 7988 comments One of my favorite war-themed TV series was the British Danger:UXB. I spent the whole time chewing my nails worried that one of the characters would be blown up!!


message 22: by Sean, Moderator (new)

Sean Peters | 9346 comments Mod
Merrill's Marauders with Jeff Chandler, his last film.


message 23: by Michael (new)

Michael Houle | 1 comments A Bridge Too Far is special to me because my mother-in-law was born in the Netherlands.
Also, in no particular order:
Saving Private Ryan
Good Morning, Vietnam
Bridge Over the River Kwai
Catch-22
Das Boot
The Longest Day
The Thin Red Line
Three Kings
The Great Escape
The Dirty Dozen
Tora! Tora! Tora!
The Guns of Navaronne
Patton


message 24: by Samantha (new)

Samantha Hacksaw Ridge.


message 25: by Michael (new)

Michael (micky74007) Samantha wrote: "Hacksaw Ridge."

I really enjoyed this one.


message 26: by W (new)

W | 38 comments Dunkirk


message 27: by Sean, Moderator (new)

Sean Peters | 9346 comments Mod
Just saw Dunkirk over the weekend.

Loved the film


message 28: by L.J. (new)

L.J. Kane (l_j_kane_author) | 148 comments Where Eagles Dare
The Longest Day
The Eagle Has Landed
and Kelly's Heroes (not the usual type of war film)


message 29: by Erin (new)

Erin  | 605 comments The Tuskegee Airman and Miracle at St. Anna.


message 30: by Amber (new)

Amber Martingale Anyone else seen The Miracle of the White Stallions? It's an old Disney film partially set at Vienna's famed Spanish Riding School, home of the Lipizzaner stallions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Zqg2...


message 31: by Brenda (new)

Brenda | 4 comments Full Metal Jacket
Hamburger Hill
Pearl Harbor
Good Morning, Vietnam
Saving Private Ryan
Heartbreak Ridge
Platoon
Uncommon Valor


message 32: by Roger (new)

Roger Cave | 40 comments Too many to chose from, and I like different one for different reasons.

Saving Private Ryan, for example, is a great cinematic piece, but not always easy to watch.
The same could be said for Platoon.
But some of the older films, The Guns of Navarone, Where Eagles Dare (a real favourite), Kelly Hero's (another favourite of mine), are much easier to watch.


message 33: by Paul (new)

Paul Alkazraji | 593 comments L.J. wrote: "Where Eagles Dare
The Longest Day
The Eagle Has Landed
and Kelly's Heroes (not the usual type of war film)"


That's a great selection... and I'd tick them all and add in 'They Who Dare' with Dirk Bogarde.


message 34: by Amber (new)

Amber Martingale Seriously?! I'm the ONLY one to have see The Miracle of the White Stallions?!


message 35: by Paul (new)

Paul Alkazraji | 593 comments Amber wrote: "Seriously?! I'm the ONLY one to have see The Miracle of the White Stallions?!"

I like the look of that... Never come across it but it looks great!


message 36: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Malmquist | 166 comments Paul wrote: "Amber wrote: "Seriously?! I'm the ONLY one to have see The Miracle of the White Stallions?!"

I like the look of that... Never come across it but it looks great!"

I have a book on my TBA shelf called The Perfect Horse-The Daring
U.S. mission to rescue the Priceless stallions kidnapped by the Nazis. Look like it is a movie based on that?


message 37: by Amber (new)

Amber Martingale Not sure, Lisa. When was this book published? The Miracle of the White Stallions is one of the few war movies I know of ever made by the Disney Studios.


message 38: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Malmquist | 166 comments The book I have was published in 2016, so that is not the one the movie is from obviously. However, It looks like the story is the same. I guess I could watch the movie and see!


message 39: by Amber (new)

Amber Martingale Oh definitely not the one the movie was based on. The movie was released in 1963.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miracle... and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lipizzan

What neither article nor the movie shows is that Gen. Patton and Col. Podhajsky had known each other for YEARS and were both on the fencing and equestrian event teams for the 1912 London Olympics and became friends shortly afterwards, though maybe this one does: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alois_P...


message 40: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Malmquist | 166 comments Thanks for all the links! The story looks the same. Am curious to read the book now. Maybe I can find the movie somewhere.


message 41: by Perri (new)

Perri Yeah, it's based on the same event. I've read the book and liked it :
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
I haven't seen the movie, but heard they made Patton look more involved in the rescue than he was.


message 42: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Malmquist | 166 comments Thanks, I was curious!


message 43: by Rhonda (last edited Aug 19, 2018 03:05PM) (new)

Rhonda Wunder | 585 comments Here are a few more:

The Darkest Hour
Shenandoah (with James Stewart)
Johnny Tremain (a Disney Movie)
Eye of the Needle (which is a favourite of mine)
Also the series The Band of Brothers
Hacksaw Ridge


message 44: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Malmquist | 166 comments The Darkest hour was great! Anybody see that one?
Band of Brothers was difficult to watch but I enjoyed it.
REmind me what was Eye of the Needle?
What about the Eagle has Landed?


message 45: by Amber (new)

Amber Martingale That's Hollywood, even Disney, for you, Perri.

Lisa, you can probably find it on YouTube or Netflix.


message 46: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Malmquist | 166 comments Thanks for letting me know!


message 47: by Dani (new)

Dani Aquino (danicaaquino) | 16 comments Hacksaw Ridge
Fury
12 Strong


message 48: by Rhonda (new)

Rhonda Wunder | 585 comments Eye of the Needle has Donald Sutherland in it and is about spying in England during Word War II. I don't want to give away too much. The book was really super good. The author is Ken Follett. I forgot about The Eagle Has Landed which is on my DVR to watch. The book is by Jack Higgins and is really good.


message 49: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Malmquist | 166 comments Thanks for the info about the Eye of the Needle. Yes, I saw the Eagle has Landed. And read the book. Jack Higgins is one of my favorite authors. I have read every book of his I could get, over 60 I think.


message 50: by Paul (new)

Paul Alkazraji | 593 comments I like the way Higgins often works in cameos from real historical figures to add a further layer of plausability to his stories... like Churchill at the end of The Eagle Has Landed.


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