WW 11 movies

Discussion in 'General Military Arms & History Forum' started by notabiker, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. notabiker

    notabiker New Member

    80
    Feb 1, 2008
    i have always liked war movies, their are so many subjects that would make a good war movie. say the battle of layte gulf for example. it does not need to be a mega bazilion production . i think hollywood is so far left that making war movies is off limits. no problem making anti american bs movies though.:p
     
  2. Re: World War II movies

    Notabiker, I have to disagree. There have been some excellent World War II movies in recent years. "Saving Private Ryan" for one. And "Band of Brothers", which technicaly was not a movie, but was even better because it was much longer, and a better story! And there was "Enemy at the Gates". There was the cheesy "Pearl Harbor". And "The Memphis Bell", which the graphics were some what poor in, I think this was one of the first movies to use computer generated imiges to a large extent.

    There was the "Thin Red Line". Some say it was anti-war. It was very brutal, and depressing. But is also seemed authentic.

    In the end I think Hollywood like any business has profit as their first goal. If there is a buck to be made they will try to get it. If they think people will pay to go to a World War II movie then they will make them.
     

  3. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

    .....and then there's my own personal "all time favorite war movie", "The Enemy Below".....

    http://www.movie-gazette.com/cinereviews/279

    Other good ones....

    The Bridge on the River Kwai
    Das Boot
    Patton
    The Great Escape
    Letters from Iwo Jima
    Stalag 17
    The African Queen (if you consider it a war movie)
    The Caine Mutiny
    Platoon
    Lawrence of Arabia

    And many, many others..........
     
  4. Great minds think alike, X. :D;) Kurt Jurgens and Robert Mitchum, U-boat v. destroyer (it actually looked like a destroyer escort to me) in the middle of the Atlantic. :cool:

    Another highly dramatic war film I really enjoyed was the 1965 Cold War epic "The Bedford Incident" with Richard Widmark.
     
  5. notabiker

    notabiker New Member

    80
    Feb 1, 2008
    their are a few, but not many. was not impressed with clent eastwoods iwo jima. saving private ryan was the high water mark. i never go to the movies. but a good war movie would pull me in.
     
  6. 44spl

    44spl New Member

    15
    Nov 25, 2007
    I have allways like THEY WERE Expandable. with John Wayne
     
  7. BillP

    BillP New Member

    Many favorites but the best was The Longest Day! In Saving Pvt. Ryan, I just couldn't get over the flag (with 50 stars). :(
     
  8. berto64

    berto64 Active Member

    I've always liked "In Harms Way" with the Duke.
     
  9. One of my favorite Wayne films as well, Berto, along with "The Sands of Iwo Jima."
     
  10. LurpyGeek

    LurpyGeek Active Member

    Nov 30, 2005
    UT
    Which flag? The one in the opening shot? That is supposed to be present day (elderly James Ryan in the cemetery.)

    Is there another one that I missed?
     
  11. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

    This may be slightly off subject, but last time I was in Washington, DC, I thought the Iwo Jima Memorial was incorrectly flying the flag.

    First, it was a current day flag. When those six brave men raised the flag it was a 48-star flag. I feel to be historically correct, the flag on the statute/memorial should also be a 48-star flag. The flag code states that any previously approved flag may be flown.
     
  12. BillP

    BillP New Member

    Geek,
    I think I got the wrong movie. This one opened with the guy in the hospital ward and the little nurse helped him get back to duty.
     
  13. williamd

    williamd New Member

    771
    Mar 21, 2007
    SoCal
    More ...

    - The Big Red One
    - Platoon
    - Battle Cry
    - We Were Soldiers
    - Away All Boats
    - The Dirty Dozen
    - The Great Escape
    - Yea, The Sands Of Iwo Jima ... which we gave back! You know big John was never in the service!

    and

    - Don't Go Near The Water!
     
  14. LurpyGeek

    LurpyGeek Active Member

    Nov 30, 2005
    UT
    Windtalkers? I thought the whole thing was awful. Even if they corrected a flag issue, it wouldn't save it.
     
  15. remguage

    remguage New Member

    166
    Sep 24, 2006
    wisconsin
    (NOBODY MENTIONED FULL METAL JACKET:(:(:( it was a good movie and it was a good movie for someone wanting to join its the only movie ive seen that showed what boot camp is like hoorah marines