Favourite WW2 Movie

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Which is your favorite WW2 movie?

  1. Saving Private Ryan

    34.8%
  2. The Thin Red Line

    8.7%
  3. Windtalkers

    4.3%
  4. A Bridge too Far

    4.3%
  5. The Longest Day

    21.7%
  6. Das Boot

    17.4%
  7. Der Untergang

    13.0%
  8. Stalingrad

    13.0%
  9. Enemy at the Gates

    8.7%
  10. The Great dictator

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. The Eagle has landed

    4.3%
  12. Pearl Harbour

    4.3%
  13. Tora Tora Tora

    26.1%
  14. Schindlers List

    8.7%
  15. Patton

    4.3%
  16. Kelly's Heroes

    8.7%
  17. Where Eagles Dare

    4.3%
  18. The Dirty Dozen

    8.7%
  19. The Bridge on the River Kwai

    8.7%
  20. Letters from Iwo Jima

    17.4%
  21. Flags of our Fathers

    8.7%
  22. U-571

    4.3%
  23. Sink the Bismarck

    8.7%
  24. Battle of Britain

    21.7%
  25. Guns of Navarone

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  26. Other - do tell then :)

    21.7%
  1. Danielmellbin

    Danielmellbin Member

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    So what is your choice? Mine is "Der Untergang". Sorry in advance for all the titles I have not mentioned.
     
  2. ToughOmbre

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    Voted for all my favorites, but my number 1 is "Saving Private Ryan".

    TO
     
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    Some great movies there, however my favourite war movie is "Too late the hero" :cool:
     
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    My Number 1 favourite "Saving Private Ryan" in the 'more recent category'

    and going back a few years.... "Where Eagles Dare" although the Dirty Dozen rates up there as well....
     
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    Juha sent a link sometime of some war movies from finland, they looked very realistic.

    I liked "Das Boat" and "Cross of Iron" (cant forget the line "come and i will show you where the iron crosses grow"
     
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    Had to vote for Saving Private Ryan and Schindler's List. I caught myself just staring at the screen drop jawed watching Schindler's list. Quite a powerful story and I don't know of a movie that more graphically showed the hatred towards the Jews.

    Ryan was just a fantastic movie, both story wise and visually.
     
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    Not on the list, but my favorite WW II movies that were made during the war.

    Wake Island
    Bataan
    Guadalcanal Diary
    The Purple Heart
    Wing and a Prayer

    TO
     
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    I did like Saving Private Ryan other than the ending with the battle in the destroyed city it was a great movie.
    I would say my favorite would be Band of Brothers.

    Worst movie, and I'm sure you would agree is Pearl Harbor. Whomever casted Alec Baldwin as Gen. Doolittle should be flogged repeatedly. P-40 vs. Zero in city square was pure Hollywood junk. Two main "actors" were terrible as well. At least they got the name of the place the battle took place correct!
     
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    Agree Buck, Pearl Harbor was awful!

    And Alec Baldwin added insult to injury!

    TO
     
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    I almost got up and walked out of the Theatre when Mr. Baldwin was shown as Jimmy Doolittle. Wish I had as I wasted another hour or so of my life choking down the rest of the movie.
     
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    My favs that I can think of right now are:

    Das Boot
    The Longest Day
    Der Untergang
    Stalingrad
    The Eagle Has Landed (Go figure, look at my screen name)
    Tora Tora Tora
    Battle of Britain

    I am sure there are a bunch more that I really really like, I just can not think of them at the moment.

    What I do know is that the worst are:

    Pearl Harbor
    U-571 (entertaining but it ruins the real story)
     
  13. Danielmellbin

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    Put that in there just for you :)

    BTW All the people hating Pearl Harbour - Couldn't agree more.
     
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    How come you forgot the greatest one??? The Dam Busters!!!:rolleyes:
     

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    Hehe - sorry - racked my brains for 15 mins. Think I didn't make any glaring oversights.
     
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    The sad thing is that magnocain voted for it being his favorite!

    :lol:
     
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    I like LetterĀ“s from Iwo Jima, and Empire of the Sun.
     
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    Das Boot is the best it can't be the Longest Day as some how the movie ignored the Canadians or 20% of the force
     
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    Das Boot is by far the greatest war movie ever made in my opinion.

    To me it is the only movie that has been able to recreat with realism the lives and emotions.
     
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