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      The Great Escape, Saving Private Ryan, The Guns of Navarone, Tora, Tora, Tora, The Patriot, The Battle of Britain, The Man Who Never Was, and several others which are not coming to mind at the moment. These are not in any particular order either.
      Cheers - Jay:beer:
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      The Ringo Kid wrote:

      Many great movies listed above so far, so i'll try not to duplicate them with:

      Decision Before Dawn w/ Richard Basehart, Gary Merrill, Oskar Werner, Hans-Christian Blech, O.E. Hasse, Til Kiwi, Wilfrid Seyffarth and a very young: Klaus Kinski, as the "whining soldier."

      A Time To Love and a Time To Die w/ John Gavin, Lilo Pulver, "Dana" Jim Hutton, Keenan Wynn, Thayer David, Jock Mahoney and Don DeFore.

      Stalingrad w/ Thomas Kretschmann.

      Cross of Iron w/ James Coburn, James Mason, Klaus Lowitsch, Maximilian Schell and David Werner.

      The Battle of Britain w/ Trevor Howard, Michael Caine and Curt Jurgens.

      The Enemy Below w/ Robert Mitchum, Doug McClure and Curt Jurgens.

      Fixed Bayonets w/ Richard Basehart, Gene Evans and Skip Homeier.

      Hell To Eternity w/ Jeffrey Hunter, David Janssen, Vic Damone and George Takai.

      Purple Heart w/ Dana Andrews.

      Sahara w/ Humphrey Bogart, Dan Duryea, Kurt Krueger and Bruce Bennett.

      Von Ryans Express w/ 'Ol Blue Eyes" Frank Sinatra, Trevor Howard, Brad Dexter and Sergio Fantoni.

      Go For Broke w/ Van Johnson and John Banner.

      Never So Few w/ Frank Sinatra, Charles Bronson and Steve McQueen.

      Hell Is For Heroes w/ Steve McQueen, Fess Parker, Bob Newhart and James Coburn.

      Beau Geste w/ Gary Cooper.

      Objective Burma w/ Errol Flynn.

      Charge of the Light Brigade w/ Errol Flynn, David Niven, Olivia DeHavilland and Donald Crisp.

      Dawn Patrol w/ Errol Flynn, David Niven, Basil Rathbons and Donald Crisp.

      Sink the Bismarck w/ Kenneth More.

      Stalingrad: Dogs Do You Want To Live Forever w/ Curt Jurgens.

      None But the Brave w/ Frank Sinatra, Clint Walker and Brad Dexter.

      Too Late the Hero w/ Cliff Robertson, Michael Caine, Henry Fonda (briefly) and Stanley Andrews.

      Battle of the Bulge w/ Henry Fonda, Ty Hardin, Telly Savalas, George Montgomery, Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan and Charles Bronson.

      Hotel Berlin w/ Alan Hale Sr.

      Hannible Brooks w/ Oliver Reed, James Donald, Wolfgang Priess, Hans Lohner, Til Kiwi and Michael J. Pollard.

      Midway w/ Charlton Heston, Henry Fonda and Robert Wagner.

      Desperate Journey w/ Errol Flynn, Alan Hale Sr. Ronald Reagan, Arthur Kennedy and Sig Ruman.

      Target Zero w/ Richard Conte, Charles Bronson and Chuck Connors.

      The Devils Brigade w/ William Holden, Claude Akins, Richard Jaeckel, Carrol O'Connor and Michael Rennie.

      Merrill's Marauders w/ Jeff Chandler, Claude Akins, Ty Hardin and Andrew Duggan.

      The Colditz Story w/ Sir John Mills, Eric Portman and Theodor Bikel.

      Bataan w/ Robert Taylor, Desi Arnez, and George Murphy.

      Guadalcanal Diary w/ Anthony Quinn.

      Halls of Montezuma w/ Richard Widmark, Robert Wagner, Karl Malden, Neville Brand, Reginald Gardner and Skip Homeier.

      55 Days At Peking w/ Charlton Heston, Stanley Andrews and John Ireland.

      The Red Ball Express w/ Jeff Chandler, Charles Drake and Sidney Poitier.

      Major Dundee w/ Charlton Heston, James Coburn, R.G.Armstrong, Dub Taylor, Richard Harris, Ben Johnson and L.Q. Jones.

      To Hell and Back w/ Audie Murphy, Charles Drake, Marshall Thompson and David Janssen.

      I'll stop for now ;-D


      Carl,
      You mentioned your list on a Classic War Movie thread,
      is this the list you were referring to?
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
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      Here's one that hasn't been mentioned yet that I like is FULL METAL JACKET. That's when I first discovered R. Lee Ermey and have enjoyed some of his other movies. Anybody here ever watch mail call on The History Channel?
      Stay thirsty my friends.
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      kilo 6 wrote:

      Depending on your definition of War Seven Samurai, The Spartans, Gunga Din, Tuskegee Airmen, Four Feathers


      Yes, "war movie" can be a broad definition in several senses.

      Allready mentioned, The Bridge of River Kwai and Paths of glory, definitely.

      It's a long time when I've seen them, but at least back then "Johnny got his gun" and "All quiet on the western front" made a great impression.

      Casablanca, African Queen and Doctor Zhivago could be counted as war movies.

      Leone's Giu la testa, from Mexican civil war.

      American civil war, Keaton's The General

      Battleship Potemkin, 1. stage of Russian revolution

      Italian sort of war movies, Rossellini's Roma citta aperta, Bertolucci's Novecento.

      Tarkovski's Andrei Rublev, 15th century wars in Russia

      Kurosawa's Kagemusha, 16th century wars in Japan

      Another 2. world war prisoner camp movie, Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence

      Godard's Les carabinieres, a war somewhere

      The Unknown soldier, 2. world war from Finnish point of view, both the Laine's old version and Mollberg's new, though they are quite different
      I don't believe in surrenders.
    • Re: What Are Your Favourite, Non-Duke War Movies?

      ethanedwards wrote:

      Carl,
      You mentioned your list on a Classic War Movie thread,
      is this the list you were referring to?



      Hi Keith, it is and, I can easily expand on that list no problem. If you need any help in that area, please give me a hollar and i'll be glad to help in any way I can.

      Take care and best regards-Carl.
      Es Ist Verboten Mit Gefangenen In Einzelhaft Zu Sprechen..
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      gt12pak wrote:

      Here's one that hasn't been mentioned yet that I like is FULL METAL JACKET. That's when I first discovered R. Lee Ermey and have enjoyed some of his other movies. Anybody here ever watch mail call on The History Channel?


      FMJ is a great Nam War Movie aint it? ;-)) It's my second favorite-the first of course being Duke's The Green Berets. :teeth_smile:

      Also, yep, I used to watch The Gunny on Mail Call. Still do when I can find it on THC.
      Es Ist Verboten Mit Gefangenen In Einzelhaft Zu Sprechen..
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      A few foreign war movies that I can think of that I liked much are:

      Die Brucke-which was directed by Bernhard Wicki-the very same Gent who directed the German Battle Scenes in: The Longest Day.

      Der Teufels General-both original and remake.

      Hitler: The Last Ten Days.

      U 571.

      Kapo.

      Five Branded Women.

      Non foreign

      The Vikings (can't remember if that one was mentioned?)

      The Longships.

      WWIII.

      They Came To Cordura.

      March or Die.

      The Inglorious B@[email protected]$.

      No Man Is An Island.

      The War Lover.

      The Dambusters.

      Persuit of the Graf Spee.

      Zeppelin.

      Biggles: Adventures in Time.

      The Buccanneer.

      Spartacus.

      The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire.

      The Land That Time Forgot.

      Colonel Redl.

      Straff Bataillon 999.

      Cross of Iron.

      Downfall.

      The Battle of Britain. (At this point, im not sure if it has already been mentioned and have to assume so)

      The Wild Geese.

      Ice Station Zebra (Ok not 'zactly a war movie-but Cold War)

      Austerlitz.

      Napoleon.

      All 15 titles to the Sharpes Rifles series. These are the ones with Sean Bean in them as Sharpe.

      All eight Horatio Hornblower titles. Ill fill them in later-same as above.
      Es Ist Verboten Mit Gefangenen In Einzelhaft Zu Sprechen..
    • Re: Classic War Movies- Decision Before Dawn (1951)

      ethanedwards wrote:

      This is one of 3 requests, I've had to spotlight a movie.
      This was made in 1951,about the end days of WW11,
      I have not seen this movie, so hopefully my friend The Ringo Kid,
      will add his very own movie review.


      Ethan,

      I'm not sure if there's a thread for movie requests, but one of my favorite WWII movies is The Heroes of Telemark (1965) starring Kirk Douglas and Richard Harris. This movie is about the Norwegian resistance movement during the war, and how a small group of resistance fighters prevented the Nazis from developing the atomic bomb. It was shot on location in Norway and features breathtaking scenery (including a great, exciting chase on skis) and a memorable musical score. I wish this movie was available on DVD here in the US, it would certainly be at or near the top of my DVD "wish list."

      "I am not intoxicated - yet." McLintock!

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      ejgreen77 wrote:

      Ethan,

      I'm not sure if there's a thread for movie requests, but one of my favorite WWII movies is The Heroes of Telemark (1965) starring Kirk Douglas and Richard Harris. This movie is about the Norwegian resistance movement during the war, and how a small group of resistance fighters prevented the Nazis from developing the atomic bomb. It was shot on location in Norway and features breathtaking scenery (including a great, exciting chase on skis) and a memorable musical score. I wish this movie was available on DVD here in the US, it would certainly be at or near the top of my DVD "wish list."

      Ej there is indeed a thread where you can add your favourite war movies, and here it is.
      I will post The Heroes of Telemark for you.

      Thanks for your support.
      Best Wishes
      Keith
      London- England
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      I watched a brand-new release this afternoon which is probably destined to become one of my favorite non-Duke war movies. The title was "Stop-Loss" and it starred several new actors with whom I am completely unfamiliar but all of whom did a bang-up job. The war in question is that in Iraq.

      "Stop-Loss" is the term for a procedure used by the U.S. Army to hold soldiers past their contractual discharge date because of "exigencies of the service". While courts have held that the procedure is legal, it is IMO a totally unprincipled and underhanded act that should be outlawed. It is IMO a form of conscription similiar to the press gangs employed by the Royal Navy of long ago. Because the draft would be electoral poison for the political clowns in Washington, the Army uses Stop-Loss as a way to fill ranks that would be otherwise seriously depleted.

      Anyway, this is a very good movie and I recommend it. The dialogue is not suitable for small children, naturally. I have to admit that there were a couple of places in this film that brought tears to my eyes, since I could relate to the events depicted.
      De gustibus non est disputandum
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      Another war movie I liked, though it is a little slow, is "The Bridge at Remagen," about the famous incident toward the end of WWII when the Germans failed to demolish the last bridge over the Rhine trying to forstall the Allies from getting into Germany proper.
      Cheers - Jay:beer:
      "Not hardly!!!"
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      ethanedwards wrote:

      If there is anymore War Movies that you think are worthy
      of being included in the Classic War Movies,
      please post them here


      Hi Keith, there are so many that are worthy of being in your War Movies section. A few more I can think of that have not been mentioned are:

      Straf Bataillon 999 (Punishment Battalion 999)
      Le Grande Illusion (The Great Illusion)
      Did I fail to mention DUNKIRK? If I did, that's embarassing.
      The: 08/15 trilogy.
      Battleship Potemkin.

      Give me time, I will be able to mention more ;-))

      Best regards-C.
      Es Ist Verboten Mit Gefangenen In Einzelhaft Zu Sprechen..
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