War movies.

Estonia
January 6, 2010 4:51pm CST
Hey, mates! I've decided to get myself some war themed movies. I've searched through the whole lists of them, but there are just too many, so it's hard to decide, which ones to download. Could you name some of your favorite war movies so I could compile kind of a TOP5 of them? PS: If the movie you like has been already named, name it anyway, so I can see, which movies get most of "votes".
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
6 Jan 10
Hello Biomechanoid, actually I like also war movies but not just a typical war movies but the one that's documented. Few sample of those are those World War Movies, war on Medieval times, Genghis Khan and those world's historical war events. Well, that's only what I want I don't know about the others... Thanks... Mobhomeir here...
• Estonia
6 Jan 10
Hey, Mobhomeir, I know, what you're talking about. I've seen this kind of movies quite often on Discovery channel, cool stuff. I like real footage of war events. Thanks for answering!;)
@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
7 Jan 10
Yeah that's it..i just forgot to mention about what I usually watch at Discovery Channel..that's it my friend..oh by the way..are you planning to make a war documented movies... just kidding my friend...Keep it up..Happy mylotting.... Mobhomeir here...
• Estonia
7 Jan 10
Haha, I hope mankind won't have to make any more war documentaries ever:D
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6 Jan 10
It depends on your taste I suppose, but I saw to really good war films at the pictures last year, both true stories. "Valkyrie", starring Tom Cruise, was about the plot to blow up Hitler and overthrow the Nazi government in 1944. "Defiance", starring Daniel Craig, was about a group of Soviet Jews who had to retreat into the forests of the Ukraine (I think it was the Ukraine, anyway) in order to get away from the invading Nazis. They set up a sizable outlaw community relatively safe from both the Nazis and communists, as well as conducting partisan operations. These are both very good films, very dramatic and pretty accurate historically from what I understand.
@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
6 Jan 10
Valkyrie, I have been wanting to see that one for awhile as I love war movies that are based on a true story.
• Estonia
6 Jan 10
Thanks for answer, Citizen_Stuart, those movies seem to be having a really interesting stories! :)
• Estonia
7 Jan 10
Oh and by the way that action takes place in forests of Belarus, but Ukraine is it's neighboring country, so you didn't miss too much:D
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@esjosh (915)
• India
7 Jan 10
The Rambo Series. Purl-Harbor. 300. Black Hawk Down Troy The last samurai Platoon BraveHeart The great escape No Man's Land Gladiator
@esjosh (915)
• India
7 Jan 10
Oooopss I missed out the Commando, Predator (not 100% war movie) of Arneee and The Universal Soldier from Jhon-Claud-Van-Dam
• Estonia
7 Jan 10
That Commando looks familiar to me, Predator too, but I should check out the last one. Thanks again!:)
• Estonia
7 Jan 10
Ah, it doesn't have to be a war movie, the main thing is that it's worth watching. Thanks for recommendation anyway!:)
• United States
7 Jan 10
The best war film I have ever seen was Glory. It is about the American Civil War.The way it is filmed , you feel like you are right there in the battle. another good one is saving Private Ryan. at least that's what I heard. I must confess I didn't see it.
• China
7 Jan 10
one of Denzel Washington's best movies. and you should see Saving Private Ryan and let us know what you think.
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• Estonia
7 Jan 10
I'll surely check the "Glory". "Saving private Ryan" is the one of the ones I've seen and I must admit it is a hell of a good movie. I like the camera work there and the whole story of the film, so it's like 5 star movie for me!;)
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• United States
8 Jan 10
From what I have heard , Glory has similar camera work to private Ryan. I hope you like it. Let us know.
@thea09 (18327)
• Greece
7 Jan 10
Hi Biomechanoid, 'And three came home' is a good old black and white film showing Japanese invasion and the prisoner of war camps, plus of course the wonderful Bridge on the River Kwai, directed by David Lean. My favourite war film though has to be 'the Great Escape' but I'm sure you must already have seen that one, as it's such a classic.
• Estonia
7 Jan 10
Thanks for suggestions. It may look weird, but I haven't seen any of these films yet, but I will surely check them!;)
@thea09 (18327)
• Greece
7 Jan 10
Well I've just looked and they were all made long before you were born, but they do remain the great classics.
• China
7 Jan 10
Anyway as you can tell my favorite is Saving Private Ryan. Other great ones have all been listed here already (Apocalypse Now, Rambo series, Pearl Harbor, Defiance), if you haven't seen these yet check them out definitely.
• Estonia
7 Jan 10
Alright pal, thanks for responding!:)
• China
7 Jan 10
No problem. enjoy the movies.
@JDLofton (52)
• United States
6 Jan 10
I like Forest Gump and some others that had John Wayne in it. There is one that I really like when I was little. Don't know if yal remember this one or not: "The Fighting Sullivans". Another one that I liked is Crimson Tide, Also The Hunt For Red October.
• United States
6 Jan 10
lol
• Estonia
7 Jan 10
Thanks for suggestions, JDLofton! I'll check those movies out;) And Proud_Pagan_Gamer, let that Forrest Gump be, man:D
• United States
6 Jan 10
Sniper and Forest Gump were the only war related movies I have ever watched. I am not to big on war movies. Sniper is decent, but I don't normally watch them, so I do not know how good it is to others. So wait to see what everyone else says before taking my advice.
• Estonia
6 Jan 10
Alright, thank you for your answer!:)
• China
7 Jan 10
Forest Gump wasnt much of a war movie. there was just a war element in there.
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
8 Jan 10
hello there.. i have watched some war movies and my favorites are... saving private ryan, behind enemy lines, windtalkers, black hawk down, tears of the sun...
• Estonia
8 Jan 10
Hey, thanks for responding!(:
@angie497 (22)
• United States
8 Jan 10
I don't generally watch a lot of war movies, but there are a few that I thought were excellent. Platoon (Vietnam) Full Metal Jacket (Vietnam) Glory (American Civil War) Ride With the Devil (American Civil War) - this one I think is usually underrated Born on the Fourth of July (Vietnam) - not so much war, as the effects of war, but it's still good Memphis Belle (WWII) Crimson Tide - maybe not really a war movie, but it IS about a submarine :) The Patriot (American Revolution) Casualties of War (Vietnam) A lot of people include Apocalypse Now and Saving Private Ryan in their 'best war movies' list, but I've just never been wild about either of them. They're good movies, don't get me wrong, but for some reason I could just never make the emotional connection with the characters in either of them that would make me want to watch them over and over again.
• Estonia
8 Jan 10
Wow, pretty long list. I should take a look at those movies. It's good that you have seen all of them and rate them good, so I know, which ones are really worth watching. Thanks for sharing!;)
• Singapore
7 Jan 10
War movies is my favourite movie genre. Watched many war movies from present to past and even watched documentries on war and history of the world.
• Estonia
7 Jan 10
I like war movies too, they're one of my favorite ones. I've been also watching those documentaries on Discovery channel.
• Philippines
7 Jan 10
..for me, i would recommend the movie "FULL METAL JACKET".. it was so nice and i really like it..
• Estonia
7 Jan 10
Alright, I'll take a look, thanks for answer!;)
7 Jan 10
Saving private Ryan Enimy at the gates Perl harbour Hambuger hill Black hawk down we were soldiers
• Estonia
7 Jan 10
Thanks for sharing!;)
@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
6 Jan 10
Hi Biomechanoid, I would say Platoon and Full Metal Jacket are good ones if you like the Vietnam war movies. The deer Hunter and Apocalypse Now are also worth a watch. Saving Private Ryan is also a good one and one of my personal favorites, Where Eagles Dare.
• Estonia
6 Jan 10
Yea, Platoon and Full Metal Jacket were quite often shown in different lists. Thanks for your suggestion, I'll check the movies out!;)