Best war film

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by domtyler, 23 Sep 2007.

  1. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    What is the best war film you have seen? My favourites have to be "The Pianist", "Saving Private Ryan", hmmm can't make up my mind from here but probably Platoon or Hamburger hill. I watched a Clint Eastwood film today "The flags of our fathers" which was interesting and gave a slightly different perspective on WWII but was not a great film by any stretch.
  2. mikeitup

    mikeitup Senior Member


    All Quiet On The Western Front .
    Sergeant York.
    Ice Cold In Alex.
    Went the Day Well.
  3. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    Oh What a Lovely War.
  4. col

    col Veteran

    Saving private ryan
    Full metal jacket
    Hamburger hill

    Thats all i can think off at the mo,but these ones stick in my mind.As for best,its a toss up between ryan and platoon for me too.

    Oh and "we were soldiers" was good too.
  5. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    The Cruel Sea
    In which we serve
    Battle of Britain
    Ice-cold in Alex
    The Dambusters
    That recent 4 parter on TV, 'Dunkirk'
  6. mikeitup

    mikeitup Senior Member

    Oh, I forgot this one (highly recommended btw)

    An Ungentlemanly Act (1992)
  7. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    Saving private ryan
  8. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    633 Squadron (Dambusters)
  9. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Saving Private Ryan was very very good indeed...

    Not many have seen the Russian film 'I can see'

    Extremely real, portrayed the extremes of German brutality against the population of eastern europe. Been trying to get it on DVD for ages.
  10. Bigtallfatbloke

    Bigtallfatbloke New Member

    The first 30 minutes of SPR were actually very acccurate from the point of view of how the land lay. I have Pics I took on that section of the beach where it is blatently obvious that speilberg must have stood there and based the scene on that spot.

    Remeber the scene whereTom hanks takes the chewing gum out of the guys mouth and uses it to stick a mirror on his bayonett? This pic was taken on Omaha beach far western end where the film is set.

    [​IMG]...a still from the film


    "Don't shoot...let 'm burn!"
    This is the real bunker/toad they were attacking in the film as it looks today

  11. mikeitup

    mikeitup Senior Member

    Good movie. Not pleasant to watch. "Come and See" wasn't it?

    Been a while since I saw it
  12. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    middle of Norfolk
    Schindler's List


    Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence

    To End All Wars

    Documentary series: The World At War
  13. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    We Were Soldiers and Saving Private Ryan.

    Not so much fighting in it as others mentioned but The Great Escape has to be on the list.
  14. Dayvo

    Dayvo Just passin' through

    All Quiet on the Western Front - the original, of course
    Albert RN
    The Great Escape
    The Wooden Horse
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Breaker Morrant
  15. tomb1960

    tomb1960 New Member

    There was a superb WWI film a few years ago called Trench, lowish budget British film which I really enjoyed (if that is the right word). Another vote for Saving Pte Ryan, Downfall is good too.
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