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    Originally posted by mattm
    What was that old one with the American soldier and the Jap soldier stranded on the island together? They ended up being friends and all after a while.
    You thinking about Windtalkers?
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    One great movie that may not be a war movie, but attributed to the "war on terrorism" is The Delta Force.
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    Kellys Heroes

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    Originally posted by square2round
    Originally posted by mattm
    What was that old one with the American soldier and the Jap soldier stranded on the island together? They ended up being friends and all after a while.
    You thinking about Windtalkers?
    It's an old movie.

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    Originally posted by curry
    Hey but the Chuck Norris movies were cool.
    Missing in action I andII.
    Any war movie geez almost any movie with chuck Norris in it is a waste.




    It bothers me a lot when war scenes are unreal or poorly done. (As most of his are)
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    I had forgotten about What Price Glory another Cagney movie The Fighting 69TH.

    As far as the most realistic that would depend on the criteria. For pure realism modern movies would be more realistic because one they are bigger budget but also the restraints on violence and gore are much more relaxed. When I and many of us were kids they could not show graphic violence so in many ways it sanitized the movies.

    As for a true depiction of what it was like and true to the truth To Hell and Back with Audie Murphy. Nothing like having the actual most decorated soldier of the second war or history of the US military portray himself.

    Battle cry was written by a real marine and was based on his own life.

    As much as I like movies like Kelly’s heroes MASH and Operation Petticoat can those be considered war movies. I think of them as comedies.

    The war themed movie is one of the most prolific genres of film and within that genre exist numerous variances. Some are real to life others comedy and some just made to thrill young boys and men with excitement. I know growing up watching the DUKE all I ever wanted to be was a grunt mud MARINE hitting the beach.

    I can name a hundred or more war movies that are worth watching and probably 50 that at one time or another would be could be considered by me to be in the top ten.

    Like:
    Command Decision with Clark Gable

    Wake Island Brain Donlevy

    Air Force

    Fighter Squadron

    Tuskegee Airman

    Task Force

    Wings of Eagles

    Go Tell the Spartans (Burt Lancaster)

    Destination Tokyo Carry Grant

    Guadalcanal Diary Lloyd Nolan

    Battle of the Bulge (Henry Fonda)

    The Longest Day for sure

    Patton

    Midway

    The Battle of Britain

    Tora! Tora! Tora!

    In Harm's Way

    Stalag 17

    The Big Red One Lee Marvin Marc Hamil

    Sahara Humphrey Bogart

    U-571

    The Enemy Below Robert Mitchum

    A Walk in the Sun Dana Andrews another very realistic battle but also delves onto the thoughts of the men.

    The War Lover Steve McQueen and get this Bob Newhart.


    IF you leave the modern war picture there are many more.

    Civil War probably the best was Red Badge of Courage two versions both excellent. The original was with Audie Murphy and the other not quiet as good Richard Thomas.

    Glory

    Shenandoah

    Gettysburg

    Gods and Generals

    North and South
    Ancient wars how about Spartacus Kirk Douglas or 300 Spartans with Richard Egan.

    Damn the Defiant

    ZULU

    Braveheart
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    Originally posted by mattm
    Originally posted by square2round
    Originally posted by mattm
    What was that old one with the American soldier and the Jap soldier stranded on the island together? They ended up being friends and all after a while.
    You thinking about Windtalkers?
    It's an old movie.
    Do not know the name, but was it the one with Lee Marvin.


    Lee Marvin was a Marine and was wounded fighting against the Japanese.

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    Originally posted by vmc1161
    Originally posted by mattm
    Originally posted by square2round
    Originally posted by mattm
    What was that old one with the American soldier and the Jap soldier stranded on the island together? They ended up being friends and all after a while.
    You thinking about Windtalkers?
    It's an old movie.
    Do not know the name, but was it the one with Lee Marvin.


    Lee Marvin was a Marine and was wounded fighting against the Japanese.

    It was called Hell in the Pacific with Toshiro Mifune.

    [Edited by classical on 09-30-2005 at 09:29 PM]

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    Wow! What a bunch of great war movies. I did not care for Thin Red Line or The Deerhunter though.

    Das Boot...what a great movie. You really get the feel of the claustrophobic conditions inside a sub full of really hyped up and scared sailors. I highly recommend watching this in the original German dialogue with sub titles to get the full affect of the fear and dedication in the voices of the submariners.
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    Originally posted by benncool
    The Patriot!!!!!!
    A similar movie is Revolution with Al Pacino I think

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    Originally posted by classical
    It was called Hell in the Pacific with Toshiro Mifune.

    [Edited by classical on 09-30-2005 at 09:29 PM]
    That's it.

    Hell in the Pacific
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    Thanks Classical, also reading your favorites one of them was Stalg 17. I wrote Stalag 13 that was the Stalag # for Hogans Heroes. Stalag 17 was the movie I was referring to allthough I loved and grew up on Hogans Heroes.

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    Matt I knew just let is slide William Holden was great. I liked animal he really was gone for Betty Garble. Did you know that Betty Garble was pregnant when she did that picture you always see in the movies?

    There was two other escape movies I remember can't think of the names. One was about Brits digging a tunnel under a pommel horse and the other they built a glider in the roof of an old castle on a mountain.

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