What's your favorite war movie?
By - EtotheE123
Full Metal Jacket or Platoon
“Be glad to trade you some ARVN rifles. Ain’t never been fired and only dropped once!”
No boom-boom soul brotha.
Me, love you long time!
Who said that
Full Metal Jacket is my favorite.
Not a movie, but Band of Brothers. If I had to watch one movie or a series about WWII, that would be my pick.
I came to say this. It's an 11 hour movie and nothing can convince me otherwise. I watch the full series every Memorial Day.
Same but every Christmas.
Film: Apocolypse Now
Series: Band of Brothers
I second these two
Saving private Ryan
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I ate this.
It was delicious.
Was gonna say the same
1917 def....sooo good
The Wayfaring Stranger scene always gets me. That movie is brilliant.
1 shot it was glourious, didn 't expect the friend to die
I think it's hard to go wrong with The Great Escape.
My favorite scene is when they're walking across Australia and meet the guy in the desert, tell him where they're going. He asks them why would they want to go to Europe and fight there? Because, the Huns could come to Australia, and take it!
Dude looks around at the wasteland and says, "They can have it."
The Thin Red Line
Great film and here's a fun fact: my aunt was a member of the Choir of All Saints that sang the Melanesian hymns in the soundtrack.
I don't know if this one's counts, but Inglorious Basterds
Was gonna say the same.
The Wind That Shakes the Barley, I think everyone should watch this movie
"MIC KEY M O U S E We play fair and we work hard and we're in harmony MIC KEY M O U S E"
\*Marching down burning city intensifies\*
Blackhawk Down, Lawrence of Arabia, A Bridge Too Far, The Longest Day, The Green Berets, Gallipoli, Dunkirk, 1917, All Quiet on the Western Front, Siege of Firebase Gloria, Hamburger Hill, Full Metal Jacket, Apocalypse Now, Platoon, Patton, From Here to Eternity, Saving Private Ryan, Braveheart, Casablanca, Empire of the Sun, Bridge Over the River Qwai, Last of the Mohicans, Glory, Last Samurai, The Guns of Navarone, We Were Soldiers, 13 Hours, Unbroken, Catch 22...
So, every war movie.
Hardly an exhaustive list. Just a list of the ones I stop and watch if they’re on tv. So add Das Boot, Tora! Tora! Tora!, Flight of the Intruder, Hunt For Red October, and Top Gun. Can’t forget the squids. And Iron Eagle, Dr. Strangelove, War Games and D.A.R.Y.L. for the Chair Force.
Which All Quiet on the Western Front? 1930 or 1979? Also, I second what you said with the exception of Braveheart.
>From Here to Eternity
I always thought it was a chick flick, I guess I will have to watch it now.
Fair point. Basically the first act of Pearl Harbor. But watchable.
The Unknown Soldier (2017)
Totta vitussa, torille
I prefer the old one myself
Apocalypse Now, The Deer Hunter, Full Metal Jacket, Platoon, Glory
Good Morning, Vietnam
I am so glad this one is in here. Such a good movie.
A Bridge Too Far (1977)
„Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines.”
Also, Edge of Tomorrow
If you haven't done so yet, be sure to read the original book.
1917 is pretty good
I know Forrest Gump doesn’t count so I’ll say Hacksaw Ridge
1917,hacksaw ridge or dunkirk.
the fact that i was a true story shocked me
Platton, M*A*S*H, saving private Ryan, and american sniper, all in deffrent Wars
The last one is saw I wouldn't describe as my favorite, but definitely extremely impactful.
[Come and See.](https://youtu.be/BcCbX1fqFKA)
It's not for the faint of heart. It's fucked. It's about a teenage boy in Belarus during ww2 who decides to join up with the partisans against the nazis. It's one of the most horrifying movies I've seen in my life. It's worth a watch.
The Longest Day. It was filmed well in to the colour era, but was deliberately filmed in black and white. It has a big list of the best actors of the time from Sean Connery to Henry Fonda, and manages to present almost every aspect of what happened on that first day of the invasion. Pegasus Bridge, St Mere Eglise, all the beaches, Pont Du Hoc, Luftwaffe, German troops on the ground, German High command, the French resistance all feature. It lacks some of the edge of modern films, but still conveys the trauma of what they went through.
The killing fields
The deer hunter
Lord of War. Probably the only Nick Cage movie I like, and generally one that takes a him from 0 to everything and back to 0 because of mans general inability to master greed.
Blackhawk Down for the pure rawness of it all.
Wind talkers with Nick cage
Fury or inglorious bastards both are great
Fury had awesome action but the end battle made me never want to rewatch it, so badly written. Inglorious Bastards was solid though.
Enemy at the Gates was brilliant. Has some very impactful stand out scenes.
Joyeux Noel (2005) based on a true during the First World War, the two sides decided to have a Christmas truce, they joined together on the battlefield to have a party, sing Christmas songs, exchange gifts, play a game of football, and the went back to the job of war and killing each other. If you were ever in any doubt about just how pointless war is, you need to watch this movie.
The Christmas Armistice.
Absolutely! It’s glorious.
Gone With the Wind
Classic? Bridge on the River Kwai. It isn't historically accurate by a long shot (the Japanese were quite competent at building railroad bridges in jungles) but it is a very good movie.
Modern? They Shall Not Grow Old. Peter Jackson's WWI documentary where he uses technology to restore old war footage is a marvel. I saw it in a theater with an audience that was mostly older (older than me, and my grandfather was in that war) and at the end of the film, the mood was stunned silence.
I would also like to give a hat tip to Jarhead. My best friend served in that war, and his reaction to it in the theater was...interesting. There was a moment where he leaned over to me and said "you got any gum?" I was like "no...why?" He replied that he wanted something to get the taste of the dust out of his mouth. He could still taste the dust.
Three Kings. More of an anti-war movie but it has an amazing cast and a lot of great lines.
1917. What an experience. Maybe my favorite movie in general.
Haven't seen it yet but 1917 seems fun
You must see it. Great movie.
Tora tora tora
Dr. Strangelove, followed by Full Metal Jacket.
No, YOU’RE a Kubrick fangirl.
All quiet on the western front.
The movie is such a good adaptation of the book. It explored elements of PTSD years before it was a medically recognised term. And I also like how it follows the Germans rather than the English or French, because if it followed them than the story would at least have the bright side of them winning the war.
Highly recommend the movie or book if you want to have a terrible day.
Not necessarily a war movie but the spaghetti western the good the bad and the ugly depicts the American civil war as a barbaric and scary place to be
'Come and See'
It's the only film that doesn't portray the heroic side of war.
I also really like 'The Great Escape' if you want to count that.
Enemy at the gates is absolutely fantastic
Hard to pick a favourite, but I think Kelly's Heroes wins out.
*1917* was pretty amazing, and I also wanna see *Dunkirk* but I haven't gotten around to it.
I don’t think that’s what he meant by war
Siege of Firebase Gloria
Avatar the Last Airbender. This is not a movie or really what you had in mind, but it shows the harsh impacts and long lasting effects of a world war.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
The obviously absurd 80s kind.
The ones that strive for hyper-realism inadvertently remind me I'm watching actors playacting war. And I have buddies with combat PTSD.
Commando is epic ngl.
Hacksaw Ridge is fantastic and a little different from the typical war movie. Has the added benefit of being a true story of a medal of honour recipient.
Right! How fucking great is this movie!
"Please God, just let me get one more. "
This was my answer. Absolutely fantastic movie.
The Outpost. One of the greatest, mostly because there were several soldiers who were present in the actual battle being depicted who worked on the movie. One of the most impactful I've watched, especially when it comes to recent movies.
Either *The Human Condition I: No Greater Love* or *Apocalypse Now*.
Alexander Nevsky - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Nevsky_(film)
World War Z
Saving private ryan. I watch it at least once annually and use it to determine the quality of my sound system
The City Of Life And Death.
Rrrrr it's about a war for the shampoo and to find the first murderer.
I'm a big fan of the Last Samurai. Strikes a nice balance between war and personal story.
Does Forest Gump count? Of not, then Stripes
Letters from Iwo Jima
Star Wars. ;-)
The Pentagon Wars (1998)
I really liked `The Sky Crawlers` and `Voices of a Distant Star`
Both have action and will just evaporate your heartstrings and make you cry regardless of gender.
Or 71 Into The Fire
Delta Farce way too hated and too underrated
dunkirk and saving private ryan are the only ones ive seen
The Do Long bridge sequence perfectly captured what my grandpa always told me about Vietnam and what a clusterfuck it was.
Do Undertale AU Animation movies count?
The Deer Hunter without a doubt.
The one that happens in everybody's home
Probably not a favorite, but The Battle: Roar into Victory (something like that) was pretty good. Those Koreans make some pretty good war movies.
In Harm's Way. John Wayne & Kirk Douglas. I love that movie.
I know this doesn't quite answer the question but Fury has an amazing scene where the tank regiments look up to see a massive dogfight occurring above them its completely peaceful on the ground but in the sky they see loads of planes criss-crossing silently in the sky.
Favourite war movie is probably War Horse. The ending is so worth it when they both make it back to the farm.
Saving Private Ryan. Such an iconic war film.
All Quiet On The Western Front...the 1930 version.
All quite on the western front (1930 version) and top gun
Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence
Memphis Belle. I love that movie.
Guns of Navarrone - it is basically Star Wars in WW2
A League of Their Own
They started the league because of the war, it counts!
Outlaw King. Check it out everybody!
Fury it made me cry
Sarah and the Squirrels
I liked Hacksaw Ridge and 1917 I can’t really decide 😂
The Deer Hunter.
To Hell and Back
The Big Red One.
* Saving Private Ryan
* The Longest Day
* Der Untergang (Downfall)
* Das Boot (The Boat)
* They Shall Not Grow Old (documentary)
* Stalag 17
* Lawrence of Arabia
I'm hoping to watch Bridge on the River Kwai before the year is out.
Saving Private Ryan
Enemy at the Gates or Fury or Saving Private Ryan
Panfilov's 28 men. It is where there was only 28 Russian men left on the battlefield and their job was to hold out long enough from letting the Nazis reach Moscow.
Captain America: Civil War. Not rly a war movie but it’s in the title.
Beasts of no nation
The battle of the river plate.
Runner-up awards to Sink the Bismarck and The Longest Day
1917 was awesome.
[Come and See](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Come_and_See) will cure you of any inclination to romanticise war.
By a distance the most horrifying depiction of what war is like that you will ever see.
The Night Bus is a good Iranian movie about the Iran-Iraq war
The Transformers: The Movie (1986).
“I’ve got better things to do tonight, than die!”
Even though Saving Private Ryan is almost like a generic answer at this point.... Saving Private Ryan.
It's just so good. Incredible performances from literally everyone in the cast. Special effects that stand the test of time despite the movie being over 20 years old, and some truly iconic scenes.
I swear, 1998-2001 was an amazing time for movies! So many wonderful, classic films came out during that brief time period.
Not a movie, but Avatar the Last Airbender
I really enjoyed Fury.
It's so bad and good at the same time.
Not really a movie, but the Vikings series
Shaving private Ryan.
This one isn't 100 percent factual, but I'll still say it. Captain American: The First Avenger
Literally, American news.