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best ww2 film ever

Discussion in 'The Front Room' started by ScoobyDoo{KEA}, Dec 24, 2003.

  1. ScoobyDoo{KEA}

    ScoobyDoo{KEA} Fledgling Freddie

    top 3. (in my opinion)

    saving private ryan
    guns of navarone
    where eagles dare.



    so whats yours
     
  2. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

    Don't forget

    Von Ryan's Express
     
  3. Doh_boy

    Doh_boy Part of the furniture

    I rather liked A brigde too far.

    A lot of ww2 fps's use it as a model I'm sure. RTCW did.
     
  4. xane

    xane Fledgling Freddie

    Kelly's Heroes.
     
  5. Embattle

    Embattle Resident Freddy

    Love it :)
     
  6. Scooba da Bass

    Scooba da Bass Fledgling Freddie

    Cross of Iron easily
     
  7. brainer

    brainer Guest

    For me:
    Full Metal Jacket beats it all.

    And from miniseriers, HBO's Band of Brothers was a great movie.
     
  8. Tom

    Tom FH is my second home

    Yeah, great WW2 movie that
     
  9. Lam

    Lam Fledgling Freddie

    Enemy at the Gates
    Saving Private Ryan
    A bridge too far
     
  10. xane

    xane Fledgling Freddie

    I liked the bit where they got that time machine and brought back all those fab sixties tunes.
     
  11. Anul

    Anul Fledgling Freddie

    Erm full metal jacket is a vietnam movie not ww2 :)

    best ww2 movies imo :

    1.saving private ryan
    2. A bridge too far
    3. Kelly's Heroes.
     
  12. Munkey

    Munkey Can't get enough of FH

    Well since i had band of brothers all on one disc i'd count that.

    If not: 1. 'Guns of Naverone', book is excellent as well 2. 'Battle of Britain' ("we need big wings!!").....3 is a hard one as i'd really like to nominate 'Bedknobs and Broomsticks' but i dont think it fully qualifies.

    Thus its going to have to be To 'End All Wars'. The one set in singapore iirc.
     
  13. Fweddy

    Fweddy FH is my second home

    Surely the best WW2 film is 'Pearl Harbour'?
     
  14. GDW

    GDW Fledgling Freddie

    Surprised no one has mentioned 'The Longest Day'

    or 'Bridge Over the River Kwai'

    These are the best two imop
     
  15. Hot Soup

    Hot Soup Fledgling Freddie

    I've got a top ten that fluctuates every so often

    A Bridge Too Far
    The Bridge at Remagen
    Dirty Dozen
    Guns of Navarone
    Hell in the pacific
    Desert Fox
    The Enemy Below
    Guns of Navarone
    Hell in the pacific
    Sink The Bismark

    but the film that usually ends up being my favourite

    Ice Cold in Alex. The sheer pleasure of that scene at the end of the film just makes me smile :)
     
  16. mank!

    mank! Part of the furniture

    U-571 blatantly.

    (SPR)
     
  17. dysfunction

    dysfunction FH is my second home FH Subscriber

    Does Band Of Brothers Count?
     
  18. pixie.pebr

    pixie.pebr Fledgling Freddie

    Heretic! :D
    There is only one submarine-movie worthy of being mentioned: Das Boot.
     
  19. Trebz

    Trebz One of Freddy's beloved

    Let's face it, the majority of modern WW2 films are spoilt in some small way by either a completely unnecessary love stories or warping the facts to suit a hollywood studio. The only truly good modern WW2 film I've seen is Band of Brothers, technically not a film, but each episode in its own right is worthy of a film.

    As for the oldies:
    A Bridge Too Far
    Bridge over the river Kwai
    The Longest Day
     
  20. Embattle

    Embattle Resident Freddy

    I like all them too :)
     
  21. monster

    monster Fledgling Freddie

    I can't really decide on a favourite, so...

    Cross of Iron
    Das Boot
    Saving Private Ryan
    Schindlers List

    Band of Brothers is also excellent.

    I also find that modern WW2 films are filled with some utter rubbish, convoluted love stories and meaningless dialogue to fill the gap between the next big action sequence. Although, the older WW2 films feel very sanitary.
     
  22. ScoobyDoo{KEA}

    ScoobyDoo{KEA} Fledgling Freddie

    was gonna mention those 2 as well.cant really call schindlers list a war film though.however it is the only film that has evered moved me to tears when i watch it(well that and lxg)but for totally different reasons of course.
     
  23. Jonaldo

    Jonaldo Fledgling Freddie

    Nobody has mentioned The Great Escape or Escape to Victory :(

    So I will :)
     
  24. SawTooTH

    SawTooTH Loyal Freddie

    My favourite oldish ww2 films are

    Heroes of Telemark
    Cross of Iron
    Battle of Britain
    Where Eagles Dare

    Of the more recent ones Id have to say Saving Private Ryan
     
  25. Pakman

    Pakman Fledgling Freddie

    Like most of those mentioned here, except escape to victory (if thats the one with Sly Stallone as a footy player). I do like the battle of the bulge movie, it shows just how close the germans got to prolonging the war by who knows how long.
     
  26. nath

    nath Fledgling Freddie

    The Thin Red Line. If you don't like it, you're a schmuck.
     
  27. GDW

    GDW Fledgling Freddie


    Im a schmuck and so are they
     
  28. Conchabar

    Conchabar Fledgling Freddie

    enemy at the gates ... i cant remember any of the other good 1s=/ been to long since ive seen any of em \o/
     
  29. SawTooTH

    SawTooTH Loyal Freddie

    Oops, I forgot Tigerland. Not really a war movie, more of an Au Dourve (spellings prob way out)
     
  30. That and the fact it's Vietnam war era.
     

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