Favorite Other/Alternate War Movie

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What is Your Favorite Other/Alternate Movie?

  1. Zulu

    33.3%
  2. Zulu Dawn

    19.0%
  3. Khartoum

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. The Alamo (John Wayne)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Southern Comfort

    9.5%
  6. The Sand Pebbles

    19.0%
  7. Black Hawk Down

    19.0%
  8. Dr. Strangelove

    14.3%
  9. 55 Days At Peking

    9.5%
  10. Beau Geste

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Master and Commander

    28.6%
  12. Tears of the Sun

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. The Patriot

    28.6%
  14. Breaker Morant

    4.8%
  15. Rob Roy

    9.5%
  16. Braveheart

    14.3%
  1. Njaco

    Njaco The Pop-Tart Whisperer
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    Ok, so we did, WWI, WWII, Vietnam, etc. But how about those other movies that show another war or engagment? Some favorites there. I put what ones I could remember but if anybody has some I missed, I'll add. No Civil War - we'll save that for another polll! :)
     
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    #2 Doughboy, Jun 30, 2009
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    I chose the movie Patriot because I'm interested in the Revolutionary War...and I chose Zulu because I'm interested in all things Africa.:)

    I can't wait for the Civil war movie poll!:p
     
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    Voted for Southern Comfort. Interesting movie. Almost has sorta an Apocalypse Now feel to it, kinda dark and foreboding.
     
  4. Njaco

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    Didn't know anybody else had even seen "Southern Comfort" - love everything about that movie, classic Walter Hill.
     
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    Rob Roy Braveheart?
     
  6. Njaco

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    Thanks, added!
     
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    Zulu, Zulu Dawn, and Black Hawk Down get my vote. We were allowed a few choices right?
     
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    Red Dawn.

    Wolverines!
     
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    Not sure if you did a Korean war poll already.

    The Bridges at Toko-Ri
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    I'm working on that!
     
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    Sand Pebbles, simply because Steve McQueen is friggin awesome. Period.
    Rob Roy, because who doesn't love a cynical, honor-bound highlander?
    The Patriot....not very historically accurate (Gibson's character is a mix of like five different generals, I read somewhere), but still a good flick.
     
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    Zulu stuck out for me - being in tha tposition would just blow IMHO(WIR)!
     
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    Sand Pebbles,55 Days of Peking both because they are of a period not well known in this continent and Dr Strangelove is an absolute gas of a movie with classic lines like
    "gentlemen no fighting in the war room"
     
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    Could have added a few more but...Rob Roy is a real favourite love the highland theme....so Braveheart got a guernsey...er Kilt and particlarly enjoyed The Patriot too.
     
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    Zulu, Zulu Dawn for me, Black Hawk Down is also very good. I can never take Mel Gobson's films too seriously, any historical interest they might hold is usually erased by his attempts to make the English look as evil as possible. That's a shame, because as films in the technical sense, they are great :rolleyes:
     
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    It had to be Zulu - love 'Men of Harlech', but what else - added Master Commander, and 55 Days in Peking.

    Others that could be in a 'list'

    Waterloo, Taras Bulba ( with Yul Bryner Tony Curtis), and perhaps even the Vikings!
     
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    Nobody remembers Red Dawn? Cuban and Soviet paratroopers in Colorado battling against a H.S. football team and a shot down pilot? It came out when I was young so it made an impression on me I guess. :D
     
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    Heh. I actually owned the VHS version of Red Dawn. It was a fairly decent 80's B-flick. Illegal use of boobies, though (ie...they all stayed covered), but still overall one I'll watch again. Kinda like "Wargames". Gotta love computers that are nothing more than banks of randomly blinking Christmas lights, with guys walking around making random notes on clipboards...
     
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    Patrick Swazee, Charlie Sheen, C. Thomas Howell, Jennifer Grey. Oh and Powers Booth as the pilot.

    "Red Dawn" was a good movie but I was looking for somewhat historical movies. Maybe we can make a "Favorite What if" movie thread?
     
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