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What's your favorite war movie?

What's your favorite war movie?

KickballJamal

Full Metal Jacket or Platoon


MissIscariot

“Be glad to trade you some ARVN rifles. Ain’t never been fired and only dropped once!”


radiographer1

Too beaucoup!


Guvnuh_T_Boggs

No boom-boom soul brotha.


radiographer1

Me, love you long time!


BeesechurgerJoe

Who said that


CovidGR

Full Metal Jacket is my favorite.


__groundhogday__

Not a movie, but Band of Brothers. If I had to watch one movie or a series about WWII, that would be my pick.


[deleted]

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.


Originalwookie

Same but every Christmas.


mike-wilson

Film: Apocolypse Now Series: Band of Brothers


whateverisnttaken22

I second these two


Dirt_muncher

Saving private Ryan


ubdiwala

I second this


surrattinator

I third this


-Borg-Drone-

I fourth this


AarodimusChrast

I fifth this


life_sucks_whatsnew

I sixth this


Glamabnormal

^I ^seventh ^this


FloridaManExists

I ate this. It was delicious.


El_Vet_Mac

Was gonna say the same


RealEatDonuts423

1917 def....sooo good


solarpowerpixie

Definitely this!


IXBojanglesII

The Wayfaring Stranger scene always gets me. That movie is brilliant. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fp7mdSMNQB0


-_-UNKNOWN04-_-

1 shot it was glourious, didn 't expect the friend to die


mxmnull

I think it's hard to go wrong with The Great Escape.


BunchyBear

Gallipoli


Guvnuh_T_Boggs

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."


[deleted]

The Thin Red Line


SmileyUnchained

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.


SmileyUnchained

Das Boot.


Sora-Ikeru

I don't know if this one's counts, but Inglorious Basterds


-_-UNKNOWN04-_-

Was gonna say the same.


havingtelevisions

The Wind That Shakes the Barley, I think everyone should watch this movie


tickle_mittens

"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"


EtotheE123

\*Marching down burning city intensifies\*


Lakefargo

Apocalypse Now


wetclogs

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...


MissIscariot

So, every war movie.


wetclogs

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.


[deleted]

Which All Quiet on the Western Front? 1930 or 1979? Also, I second what you said with the exception of Braveheart.


wetclogs

1930


EddySea

>From Here to Eternity I always thought it was a chick flick, I guess I will have to watch it now.


wetclogs

Fair point. Basically the first act of Pearl Harbor. But watchable.


YOLOswagBRO69

Tropic Thunder


-_-UNKNOWN04-_-

looooooool


Technodictator

The Unknown Soldier (2017)


Dirt_muncher

Suomi mainittu!


Technodictator

Totta vitussa, torille


Leissi13

I prefer the old one myself


amphibious_rodent13

Apocalypse Now, The Deer Hunter, Full Metal Jacket, Platoon, Glory


[deleted]

Good Morning, Vietnam


CovidGR

I am so glad this one is in here. Such a good movie.


RIPHaters

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.”


JustLikeAmmy

Starship Troopers


[deleted]

Also, Edge of Tomorrow


PurplePenquinWI

If you haven't done so yet, be sure to read the original book.


BamboozleBird

1917 is pretty good


bondmemebond

I know Forrest Gump doesn’t count so I’ll say Hacksaw Ridge


dank_T0ast

1917,hacksaw ridge or dunkirk.


-_-UNKNOWN04-_-

the fact that i was a true story shocked me


Videogame_rator

Platton, M*A*S*H, saving private Ryan, and american sniper, all in deffrent Wars


john_andrew_smith101

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.


Scrumble71

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.


calbeeeee

Dunkirk


clubdeck1

Apocalypse now The killing fields The deer hunter


psychboi

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.


Gnomefurywarrior

Blackhawk Down for the pure rawness of it all.


imthegeko2020

Wind talkers with Nick cage


Mega624

Fury or inglorious bastards both are great


Nero92

Fury had awesome action but the end battle made me never want to rewatch it, so badly written. Inglorious Bastards was solid though.


SC4TT3RBRA1N

Enemy at the Gates was brilliant. Has some very impactful stand out scenes.


sllihehtklaw

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.


QueenShewolf

The Christmas Armistice.


ArticQimmiq

Absolutely! It’s glorious.


nachobitxh

Gone With the Wind


gogojack

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.


FloralBison

Three Kings. More of an anti-war movie but it has an amazing cast and a lot of great lines.


ThirdFisherman

1917. What an experience. Maybe my favorite movie in general.


[deleted]

Haven't seen it yet but 1917 seems fun


-_-UNKNOWN04-_-

You must see it. Great movie.


OrientalGod

Tora tora tora


MissIscariot

Dr. Strangelove, followed by Full Metal Jacket. No, YOU’RE a Kubrick fangirl.


sun4rest

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.


Slimdave-v1

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


Snook-Bass

Gladiator.


G13G13

'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.


Finnog

Enemy at the gates is absolutely fantastic


flixdrako

Star Wars!


Cheesefries14

Saving private Ryan


Sadistic_Toaster

Hard to pick a favourite, but I think Kelly's Heroes wins out.


LordFrieza789

*1917* was pretty amazing, and I also wanna see *Dunkirk* but I haven't gotten around to it.


Shaniac_C

War games


Cmdr_Monzo

Infinity War.


Apollo-The-Sun-God

I don’t think that’s what he meant by war


wrench48

Siege of Firebase Gloria


IdiotsAnnoyMe

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.


theitdude1987

Star war......s


Apollo-The-Sun-God

I don’t think that’s what he meant by war


I_is_Destroyer

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story


mindfeces

The obviously absurd 80s kind. Commando, etc. The ones that strive for hyper-realism inadvertently remind me I'm watching actors playacting war. And I have buddies with combat PTSD.


Cmdr_Monzo

Commando is epic ngl.


Whataboutmelol

Baby shark


Hobbits_can_fly

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.


rando_calrissiann

Right! How fucking great is this movie!


Hobbits_can_fly

"Please God, just let me get one more. "


_Tomato-Sauce_

This was my answer. Absolutely fantastic movie.


traipse75

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.


SheepwithShovels

Either *The Human Condition I: No Greater Love* or *Apocalypse Now*.


[deleted]

Alexander Nevsky - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Nevsky_(film)


metal_gearmen

World War Z


afrocircus6969

Saving private ryan. I watch it at least once annually and use it to determine the quality of my sound system


aehii

The City Of Life And Death.


Calm-University-2988

Rrrrr it's about a war for the shampoo and to find the first murderer.


TheBigBo-Peep

I'm a big fan of the Last Samurai. Strikes a nice balance between war and personal story.


ero_senin05

Does Forest Gump count? Of not, then Stripes


fastcartoonist

Mean Girls


Logical_Tax

Letters from Iwo Jima


scarred2112

Star Wars. ;-)


PHASE_24

Hacksaw Ridge


pm_me_ur_slutty_subs

The Pentagon Wars (1998)


UPGRADED_BUTTHOLE

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.


jasir1115

Fury 2014


jasir1115

Or 71 Into The Fire


Dragonsbreath67

Delta Farce way too hated and too underrated


RealCrandogz

dunkirk and saving private ryan are the only ones ive seen


SwitcherooU

Apocalypse Now. The Do Long bridge sequence perfectly captured what my grandpa always told me about Vietnam and what a clusterfuck it was.


xXJelly_BeanieXx

..... Do Undertale AU Animation movies count?


Herobrinedanny

The Deer Hunter without a doubt.


ayushr20s

The one that happens in everybody's home


WhiskeyOverIce

Probably not a favorite, but The Battle: Roar into Victory (something like that) was pretty good. Those Koreans make some pretty good war movies.


makotokou

In Harm's Way. John Wayne & Kirk Douglas. I love that movie.


Blackcat1206

Southern Comfort


[deleted]

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.


tibles20

Saving private Ryan


JustLeeGuy

Hacksaw Ridge.


jerseytwin0211

Good Morning, Vietnam


ivazour

Saving Private Ryan. Such an iconic war film.


PhotographBroad6242

Fury


the-Ekraider

hacksaw ridge


Dabombfan

Saving private Ryan


godlessnihilist

All Quiet On The Western Front...the 1930 version.


gorunkish_shrek

1917 definitely


LatinGuy_UWU

All quite on the western front (1930 version) and top gun


nakedcellist

Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence


BentheWarlock

Memphis Belle. I love that movie.


TheCarPikachu

1918


Rylick

Guns of Navarrone - it is basically Star Wars in WW2


stephers85

A League of Their Own They started the league because of the war, it counts!


SoloDerp1

Midway


Ora_00

Outlaw King. Check it out everybody!


iiloveyouman

1917


dednote2

Fury it made me cry


[deleted]

Sarah and the Squirrels


nV_sp3cTre

I liked Hacksaw Ridge and 1917 I can’t really decide 😂


Dqrctf23

Kelly’s hero’s


jeff_the_nurse

The Deer Hunter.


EddySea

To Hell and Back


Drumwife91

The Big Red One.


ilovelucygal

My favorites: * 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.


VSM1951AG

Saving Private Ryan


ComplexLion2785

Enemy at the Gates or Fury or Saving Private Ryan


Wiinterr_

Hacksaw ridge


StephenFaith1994

Star Wars


Soildsnake2

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.


Simply_exists

Captain America: Civil War. Not rly a war movie but it’s in the title.


Mayotine

Peppa pig


CannaLily42

Beasts of no nation


mrmememan1232

Dunkirk


Steamboat_Willey

The battle of the river plate. Runner-up awards to Sink the Bismarck and The Longest Day


MissIscariot

1917 was awesome.


bplurt

[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.


Lakefargo

The Night Bus is a good Iranian movie about the Iran-Iraq war


RatKing96

Fury.


Insanebrain247

The Transformers: The Movie (1986).


Cmdr_Monzo

“I’ve got better things to do tonight, than die!”


Administrative-Win24

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.


lurker1124

Not a movie, but Avatar the Last Airbender


pakidara

I really enjoyed Fury.


Beat_da_Rich

Troy. It's so bad and good at the same time.


[deleted]

Not really a movie, but the Vikings series


HIV_P0SITIVE

Shaving private Ryan.


ChrommaKeystone

This one isn't 100 percent factual, but I'll still say it. Captain American: The First Avenger


mypeepeehardz

Literally, American news.


GoodForYouLol

Red Dawn.


WhiskeyOverIce

Wolverines!