Tue, Mar 21st '17 at 0h 07m 09s #1926
Does anybody recommend any good War movies that’s worth a watch? Some war movies I’d recommend would be:
My Way 2011 (I’d say it’s on par with Saving Private Ryan)
Letters from Iwo Jima
Enemy at the Gates
Days of Glory
Some TV shows I’d recommend would be:
Band of Brothers
Anne Frank: The Whole Story
Hitler: The Rise of Evil
Some films about the crimes of the Nazis:
The Boy in Striped Pyjamas
The PianistTue, Mar 21st '17 at 0h 54m 28s #1930
Great list, here’s a few that aren’t on there that I personally love
-Full Metal Jacket
-Saving Private Ryan
-Black Hawk Down
-Hamburger HillTue, Mar 21st '17 at 1h 07m 19s #1931
Generation Kill is a great miniseries about the First Marine Recon Battalion’s assault in the initial stage of the Iraq war.Tue, Mar 21st '17 at 1h 20m 58s #1932
I think this three also can be good.
*We Were Soldiers, a little bit like Recon back ground.
*Fury, a WW2 Sherman tank story.
*The Hurt Locker, a EOD team story.Tue, Mar 21st '17 at 1h 37m 37s #1933
You guys forgot Platoon! You wouldn’t think Charlie Sheen would do well in a dramatic war story about Vietnam but it was good.Tue, Mar 21st '17 at 1h 47m 06s #1935
Saving Pvt. Ryan is a stale, as is the BoB mini-series.
And albeit technically a comedy, I really like Forrest Gump and its depiction of Vietnam.
However my guilty pleasure is The Patriot. It is absolutely horrible when it comes to historical accuracy, but as a cinematic piece it’s really good.
Otherwise, I suggest The Last Samurai, and Master and Commander
I’m actually on the search for a movie or mini-series that does Roman battles right, but most are only slightly accurate and follow all the horrible movie tropes that plague the Roman history movies (anachronistic equipment, bad staging, or things that just didn’t exist)Tue, Mar 21st '17 at 1h 49m 11s #1936
The Big Red One and The Thin Red Line are pretty good, since we already covered the most well known ones.
Edit: Easy to get them confused, but they are indeed separate films lol
Tue, Mar 21st '17 at 2h 26m 56s #1938
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Last of the Mohicans is one that makes me think a lot of Last Winter and vice versa .Tue, Mar 21st '17 at 3h 20m 34s #1939
It’s pretty crazy because I was thinking earlier today if there were some really accurate/good war films that I had yet to see and clearly you guys read my mind somehow, haha. We’ve definitely run down the staple list of movies related to all the wars urb games and it’s inspirations cover.
On the topic of LW, The Revenant is a pretty great movie and very LW-inspired in style for those trying to get their inner woodsman on.
World War II in Color is a pretty good documentary series and covers some aspects of the war that aren’t always covered or mentioned. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjTgMbkZcbM
There was one on National Geographic titled Hitler’s Last Year is very good too, I think (Didn’t get to see all of it)
Overall, does any one know of any other awesome/informative documentaries, perhaps describing some lesser discussed areas of the war?
Tue, Mar 21st '17 at 3h 30m 45s #1941
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I found Jeremey Clarkson’s documentary on The Raid of St. Nazaire to be a good watch.Tue, Mar 21st '17 at 4h 59m 05s #1942
Revenant is an awesome LW movie 🙂 could be a good scenario that you get buried alive and then have to survive to exert revenge.Tue, Mar 21st '17 at 12h 36m 52s #1944
I’ve watched a lot of war movies in my day and I’m glad to see that others have got the popular ones covered. Here are two made-for-tv movies I think are worth a watch:
When Trumpets Fade (1998)
“A private in the latter days of WWII on the German front struggles between his will to survive and what his superiors perceive as a battlefield instinct.” (Sorry about the subtitles. At least you can learn Spanish while you watch!) Not the greatest piece of cinema, but it is certainly still worth a watch just for the harmony of the opening and ending scenes.
The Lost Battalion (2001)
“Fact-based war drama about an American battalion of over 500 men which gets trapped behind enemy lines in the Argonne Forest in October 1918 France during the closing weeks of World War I.” This is one of the best films for me. The way the Germans condescendingly yet fearfully describe the American unit as a bunch of ‘New York gangsters’ is just so great. Look up what happened to the real life Major Whittlesey after the war when you get the chance. It really adds to the weight of the movie.
Another World War I movie, Passchendaele (2008), is rather good as well:
“The lives of a troubled veteran, his nurse girlfriend and a naive boy intersect first in Alberta and then in Belgium during the bloody World War I battle of Passchendaele.” A cool film that highlights the Canadian contribution to the war.
Finally, the only Korean war film I’ve seen thats actually about Koreans instead of Americans is Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004):
“A drama about the fate of brothers forced to fight in the Korean War.” Its one of my favorites because although I speak zero Korean, the English subtitles still got me wrapped up in the story. And the action isn’t bad either.Tue, Mar 21st '17 at 12h 40m 29s #1945
@Maharbal Barca Have you watched films such as Centurion, The Eagle, Ben Hur (the modern one) and Risen?
Have you also watched TV series like Spartacus blood and Sand and HBOs Rome series?
Some other great films I’d mention would be Kingdom of Heaven with Orlando bloom in it, a good film about the Crusades.
Some tv series I’d recommend would be The Tudors, The Borgias, Spartacus Blood, History channels Vikings series and Sand and HBOs Rome. All should be attractive to someone who loves history! I’m not fond of Black Sails myself though.Tue, Mar 21st '17 at 15h 14m 15s #1948
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I guess nobody watched Stalingrad 1993. Great German movie. You should watch it. It is way better than Enemy at the Gate.Tue, Mar 21st '17 at 16h 24m 36s #1949
Never saw any actual war movie aside from Black Hawk Down, but I did see some Argentinian comedy movie that happened in the military…but I don´t think it counts.
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