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    As mentioned above We Were Soldiers & A Bridge Too Far definitely need to be on the list. I’ll also add:

    - The Blue Max
    - Memphis Belle

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    Quote Originally Posted by ggammell View Post
    Nailed it!

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    Here's the conditions I set on the "list" so to speak, historical background. Do the movies in particular have a historical wartime background?

    Predator and the Hunt For Red October are purely fiction, set in a fictional universe (Predator is science fiction IMO) without any historical background like a "war movie" should have. Are most of the ones on the list "fictional?" Yeah, sure, but there is the historical background there for them.
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    Honestly, I think there are just too many good war movies to limit to a top 10 as so many are near equals, how do you pick one and leave the other?
    I agree about leaving out predator and Red October as "non-qualifying". Hurt locker can't carry the jockstrap of many of the old movies.
    For Great Escape you also have Stalag 17. For Bridge Too Far, you have The Bridge at Remagen. For Bridge on River Kwai, there's The Bridges at Toko Ri. Deer Hunter? What about The Best Days Of Our Lives? How about Twelve O'Clock High? Sands of Iwo Jima? Letters from Iwo Jima, Guadalcanal? You guys get the picture. All Quiet on the Western Front is a must as well. African Queen? Does that merit? The Sand Pebbles? So many... How about the first film to win an Oscar for best picture? (Wings, 1927)

    On edit: do we forget so soon Audie Murphy or Alvin York?
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    Brandon Webb pics top 10 favorite war movies

    He’s a known dbag and SOFREP posts a lot of junk. He’s probably best known for not only sharing the video, but defending the choice to do so, of the GBs in Africa that got killed a few years ago.

    Even if his intentions were genuine (most don’t give him the benefit of the doubt based on past actions), he should’ve pulled it down as soon as he saw the backlash. But even then, it’s hard to imagine his intentions actually were genuine with how bad that video was. Anyone who has time in SOF and isn’t a complete mouth breather would know that the guys who could benefit from lessons learned, likely already got them before he put that shit out on American websites.


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    Decent list, though I haven’t seen all of them. Grand sets some good criteria for a “strictly” war movie. BTW, unless I missed it in some comments, how about “The Longest Day”? However, if one wants some war context movies, how about “Casablanca” for areas about to be occupied, and “The Best Years of Our Lives” for context, consequences and related themes. Every time I watch “The Best Years...” I pick up more, a great deal of good commentary in sub themes. And, though some may laugh because of a larger percentage of other story elements, how about “Gone With the Wind”? Though presented as fiction, remember that Margaret Mitchell, while writing the book sourced much of her material from letters and diaries contemporary to the times. What could be more authentic than that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by teufelhund1918 View Post
    Hummm, surprised that All Quiet On The Western Front isn't on the list. IMHO, the best of all time, but Black Hawk Down could be a tie. Das Boot was really good too.

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    I thought the Hurt Locker sucked too. Too much of the "insane screamin' rebel" in it made it unreal.
    Yeah kind of that. And where the hell is Act of Valor? Should be right behind Blackhawk Down.
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    We were soldiers definitely belongs on that list, agree with Act of Valor as well. I would add "The Bridge on the River Kwai" - "Empire of the Sun" and "Hacksaw Ridge." to the list.

    Staying out of the Webb content since I know him not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soulezoo View Post
    Honestly, I think there are just too many good war movies to limit to a top 10 as so many are near equals, how do you pick one and leave the other?
    I agree about leaving out predator and Red October as "non-qualifying". Hurt locker can't carry the jockstrap of many of the old movies.
    For Great Escape you also have Stalag 17. For Bridge Too Far, you have The Bridge at Remagen. For Bridge on River Kwai, there's The Bridges at Toko Ri. Deer Hunter? What about The Best Days Of Our Lives? How about Twelve O'Clock High? Sands of Iwo Jima? Letters from Iwo Jima, Guadalcanal? You guys get the picture. All Quiet on the Western Front is a must as well. African Queen? Does that merit? The Sand Pebbles? So many... How about the first film to win an Oscar for best picture? (Wings, 1927)

    On edit: do we forget so soon Audie Murphy or Alvin York?
    The Best Days of Our Lives might be one of the best war films ever. I doubt most who make Top 10 lists these days have even seen it. Also Tora, Tora, Tora...I don't think there had been a more historically accurate film up to that point and still destroys most of the films that came after.
    It's hard to be a ACLU hating, philosophically Libertarian, socially liberal, fiscally conservative, scientifically grounded, agnostic, porn admiring gun owner who believes in self determination.

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