Favorite WWII POW / Concentration Camp Movie

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What is your Favorite WWII POW / Concentration Camp MOvie?

  1. The Bridge over the River Kwai (1957 - Alec Guinness)

    14.8%
  2. Escape From Sobibor (1987 - Alan Arkin)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. The Great Escape (1963 - Steve McQueen)

    51.9%
  4. The Great Raid (2005)

    14.8%
  5. Hart's War (2002 - Bruce Willis)

    3.7%
  6. Life is Beautiful (1997)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Men Behind the Sun (1988)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. The McKenzie Break (1970 - Brian Keith)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. The One That Got Away (1957 - Hardy Kruger)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Schindler's List (1993- Ralph Fiennes)

    33.3%
  11. Stalag 17 (1953 - William Holden)

    44.4%
  12. Victory (1981 - Sylvester Stallone)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Von Ryan's Express (1965 - Frank Sinatra)

    11.1%
  1. Njaco

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    #1 Njaco, Mar 29, 2011
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    Haven't done one of these in awhile. Simple: Whats your favorite POW movie or Concentration camp movie.

    I'll leave this multiple choice! :) and if I missed a movie, let me know and I'll add it.
     
  2. tyrodtom

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    How about Empire of the Sun ?

    I'm not saying it was the best, but it was from a unusual perspective, and even had some aviation aspects to it.
     
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    What about Colditz? The series were great, the movie was fine also.
     
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    for me a toss up between the great escape and stalag 17.
     
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    The Great Escape way up front followed by VonRyan's Express and Stalag 17 a close second and third. My father was in a German POW camp and he loved Stalag 17 so I guess it was pretty accurate as far as conditions or I'm sure I would have heard about it.
     
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    I can't decide between The Great Escape, Bridge Over the River Kwai and Stalag 17.

    Question is where are King Rat and The Wooden Horse?
     
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    After thinking about it all those stink:lol: The best has to be Hogan's Hero's
     
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    "I hear nothing, I see nothing..."

    Like me, you must be of a certain age. The youngsters here will have no idea what we are talking about..

    :D
     
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    :thumbleft:

    Cast my votes, in no particular order: "Great Escape", "Great Raid", "Schindler's List", "Stalag 17". I'm also throwing in my two cents for "Colditz".
     
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    It's still on TV here in Chicago every day on one of the channels that shows the oldies.
     
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    My God! And to think I always complain about the number of repeats on the BBC.... that show must be 45 years old!
     
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    You need to take a poll on which movie pissed the real POWs off the most .

    That would have to be The Bridge over the River Kwia.

    A totally, totally made up story. Thousands of POWs died building that raiway, they co-operated with the Japanese 0%.
     
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    The great escape is also not very historical inaccurate.
     
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    Yeah but Steve McQueen just about made that movie with the last scene with him on the bike.
     
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    Stalag 17, The Great escape and Von Ryan's Express for me although The One that got away with hardy Kruger alway gets watched when it comes on the box....
     
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    I read the non fiction book back when I was in high school and found it pretty close, although some things were changed, the biggest being the Steve McQueen part being a conglomeration of many people in the book, and the whole motorcycle part made up.... for which I am not objecting at all.
     
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    I voted for Stalag 17 and Schindler's List. I'm sure I'm in the minority here, but I just don't like The Great Escape. Heck, I'd rather watch Victory than that movie.
     
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    now the POW with the easiest life had to be Fuji in McHale's Navy....
     
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    I tried adding "Coldlitz" and "Empire of the Sun" but can't seem to do it at the moment. Sorry. :(
     
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