Your top 10 favorite WW2 movies

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  1. Instal

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    Forgive me if this topic has been done to death before. I did look around but didn't find anything so here goes.

    1 - Band of Brothers
    2 - Kelly's Heroes
    3 - A Bridge Too Far
    4 - Bridge on The River Kwai (did you know they are making a sequal? It's called Kwai me a River)
    5 - The Great Escape
    6 - Das Boot
    7 - The Enemy Below
    8 - The Longest Day
    9 - The Battle of Britain
    10 - Midway
     
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    not sure i have a favorite...

    kelly's heroes
    patton
    das boot
    battle of britain
    some b/w spy flicks...forgot the names
    von ryan's express
    enemy at the gates

    wwI -
    dawn patrol
    flyboys
    blue max

    be kwaiet about that sequel!

    dj
     
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    A movie with really good flight scenes of the F-86 Sabre is "Jet Pilot."

    It's got John Wayne in it, and the plot may be a bit thin and acting off, but Howard Hughes knew how to shoot some good flying.
     
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    12 O clock high, Band of Brothers and Saving Private Ryan in any order.. after that Kelly's Heroes.
     
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    Too Late The Hero, 12 O'Clock High, The Desert Rats, Between Heaven and Hell, From Hell To Eternity, Kokoda to name a few...
     
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    Wow I thought I was going to get slammed for rating Kelly's Heroes so high but I see I'm not the only Oddball fan out there. ("Ruff Ruff, that's my other dog impression") I completely fegot about 12:00 high and Von Ryan's Express. This is too hard I may have to make it top 20.
     
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    In no real order

    Saving Private Ryan
    The Big Red One
    Saints Soldiers
    Days of Glory
    The Longest Day
    Tora! Tora! Tora!
    Patton
    The Thin Red Line
    Schindler's List
    Below (a horror rather than war movie but I still love it)

    (I did't count Band of Brothers as it isn't a movie but a TV show)
     
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    In no order at all .........

    Ice Cold In Alex
    Bridge On The River Kwai
    Battle of Britain
    Das Boot
    The Dambusters
    The Cruel Sea
    Tora! Tora! Tora!
    Enemy At The Gates
    Battle Of The River Plate
    Murphy's War
     
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    Best Years of Our Lives, 12 O'Clock High, Das Boot, Battle of Britain.....
     
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    Battle of Britain,
    Murphy's War
    Memphis Belle
    A Bridge too Far
    Das Boot
    Tora Tora Tora
    The Big Red One
    The Thin Red Line
    Bridge on The River Kwai
    The Longest Day
     
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    For me in particular order:

    Das Boot
    Band of Brothers
    Saving Private Ryan
    Tora Tora Tora
    Battle of Britain
    The Longest Day
    A Bridge to Far
    12 Oclock High
    The Desert Rats
    The Desert Fox
    The Big Red One
     
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    Saving Private Ryan
    Band of Brothers
    Tora Tora Tora
    Patton
    When Trumpets Fade
    The Longest Day
    Wake Island
    The Purple Heart
    They Were Expendable
    Wing and a Prayer

    TO
     
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    In a completely random, mixed up, hodge podge order!!

    Enemy at the Gates
    Band of Brothers
    Saving Private Ryan
    Tora Tora Tora
    Midway
    The Longest Day
    Patton
    12 Oclock High
    The Desert Rats
    Schindler's List
    The Big Red One
     
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    Not in any order:
    The Enemy Below
    Tora Tora Tora
    Von Ryans Express
    Murphy's War
    The Longest Day
    Patton
    Midway
    Saving Pvt Ryan
    The Great Escape
    Bridge on the River Kwai (sp)


    Charles
     
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    I can't believe so many people like "Saving Private Ryan". The effects were good (except for a P-51 destroying a tank) but the story line was cheesy.

    Some of my favorites..

    Where Eagles Dare
    Das Boot
    Kelly's Heroes (maybe cheesy but a favorite since I was a kid)
    Battle of Britain
    In Harms Way
    Bataan
    Air Force
    Wake Island
    Murphy's War
    30 Seconds over Tokyo
    12 O'clock High
     
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    Enemy at the Gates
    Band of Brothers
    Saving Private Ryan
    Tora Tora Tora
    Midway
    The Longest Day
    Where Eagles Dare
    Das Boot
    Kelly's Heroes
    Battle of Britain
     
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    Marshall: Just for grins..... how old are you? You hit on some old movies !
    I can still see the very last scene from "Bataan" . The machine gun position
    is about to be overrun by the Japanese, and the camera closes in on the
    barrell of the water cooled .30 cal machine gun. Epic !!

    Charles
     
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    ccheese...

    I am at the ripe old age of 43. I remember seeing Bataan when I was a teenager (the movie was made during WWII). I remember that same last scene. Right after that an advertisement would come up asking Americans to buy more war bonds. Typical of the movies made during WWII.

    I also liked the heavy fog at night and the tension that produced....
     
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    Those old war movies are great, sands of Iwo Jima, The fighting Seabees, Away all boats, Merrill Marauders, The Flying Tigers, Attack, A wing and a prayer - all great stuff.
     
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