Favorite WWII Movie

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Favorite WWII Movie

  1. Enemy At The Gates

    6.3%
  2. Stalingrad

    4.2%
  3. Patton

    2.1%
  4. Dark Blue World

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. The Battle of Britain

    6.3%
  6. The Battle of the Bulge

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Battleground

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. A Bridge Too Far

    2.1%
  9. The Bridge Over The River Kwai

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. The Great Escape

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Stalag 17

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  12. Von Ryan's Express

    2.1%
  13. Sink The Bismark!

    2.1%
  14. Battle of the River Platte (Pursuit of the Graf Spee)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. Das Boot

    16.7%
  16. The Longest Day

    4.2%
  17. Saving Private Ryan

    20.8%
  18. A Walk In The Sun

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  19. Kelly's Heroes

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Go For Broke

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  21. Hell Is For Heroes

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  22. Cross of Iron

    4.2%
  23. The War Lover

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  24. 12 O'Clock High

    6.3%
  25. The Guns of Navarone

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  26. Saints and Soldiers

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  27. When Trumpets Fade

    2.1%
  28. Sahara

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  29. The Dambusters

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  30. Tora, Tora, Tora

    2.1%
  31. 30 Seconds Over Tokyo

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  32. Midway

    2.1%
  33. Wake Island

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  34. Bataan

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  35. Flags Of Our Fathers

    2.1%
  36. Sands of Iwo Jima

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  37. They Were Expendable

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  38. The Great Raid

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  39. A Wing and a Prayer

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  40. Murphy's War

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  41. The Desert Rats

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  42. The Train

    2.1%
  43. Other (Please List)

    12.5%
  1. Njaco

    Njaco The Pop-Tart Whisperer
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    Ok, so heres a poll where we find out what everyone thinks is the best WWII movie ever made. Just choose one, leave your seatbacks in the upright position and no feeding Lucky!
     
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    I can't see the poll
     
  3. Njaco

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    huh? Anybody else?

    I just threw a vote in there. can you see it now?
     
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    I voted for Midway.

    I know, I know...........corny movie, bad editing, planes didn't even exist yet. But this is the movie that made me like WWII history and to this day, I enjoy watching it.
     
  5. DerAdlerIstGelandet

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    I don't know there are just too many great ones that I love.

    I think I will have to vote for Das Boot. The movie is brilliant, and has to be the most realistic submarine movie ever made if not the most realistic war movie ever made.

    Some of my favorites are:


    Stalingrad
    Patton
    The Battle of Britain
    The Battle of the Bulge
    A Bridge Too Far
    The Bridge Over The River Kwai
    The Great Escape
    Sink The Bismark!
    Das Boot
    The Longest Day
    Saving Private Ryan
    Kelly's Heroes
    Cross of Iron
    12 O'Clock High
    Tora, Tora, Tora
    Midway
    Bataan
    Flags Of Our Fathers
    The Desert Rats
    Das Untergang
     
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    #6 imalko, May 26, 2009
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    Since I had to pick just one, my vote went for Enemy At The Gates, but I like several more movies listed above - Cross Of Iron, Das Boot, Bridge Too Far... - just to name the few.
    I'm surprised that Der Untergang isn't on the list, though.
     
  7. Gnomey

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    This a hard choice especially as I have enjoyed most of the films listed above. There is one that stands out that is not listed but then again it was not a film and that is "Band of Brothers" and it doesn't really count in this poll. There is certainly a good mix in the poll, for the older movies I really like "The Longest Day", "Battle of Britain", "Midway", "Bridge on the River Kwai" and the others of that era whereas of the modern ones I like "Saving Private Ryan", "When Trumpets Fade" and both "Letters from Iwo Jima" and "Flags of our Fathers". However film wise for me there is only one really stand out one and that is the full unedited version of Das Boot, an absolute classic and a fantastic film filled with tension and drama and everything else. One that captures the real feeling of what it was like to go through these events much like "Band of Brothers" does.
     
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    Me too... I love "Midway' (most of it) i saw it at the drive -in when i was a kid.

    The vote is for favorite not "Best" but I had to go with Das Boot.
     
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    I always liked the german movie called The Bridge about a bunch of kids in 1945 Germany being ordered to hold a bridge against the americans in their hometown
     
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    Decsion Before Dawn- 1950,A German Medic spies for the Americans in 1945 in the last months of the war (and he's kitted out perfectly) real Germans, real ruins, real uniforms, real German paperwork and field police everywhere, German vehicles (The only faked things are the tanks but they are M-24s) and a bridge attack by P-47s.
     
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    Band of Brothers is my favorite so far, but that list has some great ones.
     
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    it's a tough call, it's good to see both the films I voted for in both categories are neck out in front but voting for one meant I had to leave a good handful that I liked equally, behind.
     
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    Valkyrie, followed closely by Das Boot.
     
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    The list has about 20 of my all time favorites, but SPR gets my vote. I've watched the entire movie at least 40 times; the assault on Omaha Beach about 100 times.

    TO
     
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    Just to mention...There is another thread like this already, only that one is without the poll.
     
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    Thats why I did the poll - just for fun!
     
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    I picked The Longest Day, though there are others that I like. TLD had a good cast, focused on pretty much the entire operation, and showed multiple perspectives, not just one side.
     
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    Enemy at the Gates was the best movie on this list, however Band Of Brothers is my favorite mini-series, movie, tv show , or anything on TV ever, but i agree with Gnomey, it is not suited for this category. I now realize I have some catching up to do as I never seen over half of the movies listed, mostly all older ones.
     
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    One of my favorites as well, but with the inexplicable exeption of the Canadian assault on Juno Beach. :confused:

    TO
     
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    I like Enemy at the Gates also.:thumbleft:
     
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