Recommendations for War movies?
I'm looking for movies which are about war from 16th century up to 20th; prefferably movies, which had been made more times by various countries or co-productions. Any recommendations?
Lots of great ones to pick...but I will go with my favorites by war.....Vietnam would either be Platoon or Apocalypse Now.....World War 2....A Bridge Too Far or Saving Private Ryan.....World War 1.....All Is Quiet on the Western Front. Science Fiction War....give my Matrix and Starship Troopers.
I have written a World War 2 hub that actually looks at the movies in order they happened....if interested here is the link......the hub actually won an Hubbie Award...trying not to hurt myself patting myself on the back...lol.
http://cogerson.hubpages.com/hub/World- … ical-Order
I'll give you a good list and a bad one
(I don't know of any good war movies of the 16th or 17th CE. I'm sure there might be a good foreign or independent film on Cortes, Charles V, Dutch East India Company, English Civil War, Pequot Massacres, etc.)
Last of the Mohicans - French and Indian War, Revolution - American Revolution, Ride with the Devil - Civil War, Gettysburg - Civil War, Glory - Civil War, Cold Mountain - Civil War, Dances with Wolves - Civil War/Sioux Wars, Zulu - Anglo-Zulu War, Amigo - Spanish-American War, All Quiet on the Western Front (Original) - World War I, Lawrence of Arabia - WWI, City of Life and Death - Second Sino-Japanese War, Tora! Tora! Tora! - World War II, Thin Red Line - WWII, Saving Private Ryan - WWII, Downfall - WWII, Das Boot - WWII, Stalingrad - WWII, Letters from Iwo Jima - WWII, War and Remembrance and Winds of War - WWII, Apocalypse Now! - Vietnam, Platoon - Vietnam, Tigerland - Vietnam, Full Metal Jacket - Vietnam, Jarhead - Gulf War
Bad List: The Patriot, The Crossing, anything with the Alamo in it, anything starring John Wayne, Gods and Generals, Geronimo, Buffalo Soldiers, Rough Riders, Flying Aces, or whatever it's called (terrible), The Longest Day (AKA War for Dummies), Pearl Harbor, U-571 (Handle most WWI or WWII films with care), We Were Soldiers, Men of Honor, and Courage Under Fire
Das Boot, a german language film, about a german submarine being hunted down during WWII, told from the perspective of the U-boat crew and a reporter on board during the hunt.
My all time favorite war movie was, and still is WWII movie "The Longest Day". It makes you laugh at times and also makes you cry. It displays the cruelty of war, the sorrow, the humanity and also some humor, the perfect combination of everything.
One war movie I can never grow tired of.
Old Empresario has a great list there.
Not a movie, but the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers was great. Apparently The Pacific (another miniseries) is also very good, but I haven't seen it yet, so can't say. Both of those focus on World War 2.
If you want to crack on into the 21st Century, Generation Kill (yet another HBO miniseries) looks at the Iraq 2.0 invasion. I thought it was great.
To add to the avoid list: Windtalkers.
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