What Are The Top Ten Greatest War Movies?

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  1. PhoenixV profile image64
    PhoenixVposted 3 years ago

    What Are The Top Ten Greatest War Movies?

  2. Rod Marsden profile image73
    Rod Marsdenposted 3 years ago


    The Top Ten Greatest War movies:
    1. The Battle of Britain
    2. Forty Thousand Horsemen
    3. The Dirty Dozen
    4. The Great Escape
    5. Gallipoli
    6. The Odd Angry Shot
    7. Tora! Tora! Tora!
    8. The Fighting Rats of Tobruk
    9. Von Ryan's Express
    10. The Four Feathers

    Those are my choices for top ten. If I could go another ten I would mention: A Bridge Too Far, Twelve O Clock High, Zulu, Sink the Bismark!, Cast a Giant Shadow, Kelly's Heroes, Midway, The Eagle has Landed, Cromwell, and All Quiet on the Western Front.

  3. thegecko profile image78
    thegeckoposted 3 years ago

    (not in order)

    1. Saving Private Ryan

    2. Schindler's List

    3. The Hunt for Red October

    4. Braveheart

    5. Pan's Labyrinth

    6. Full Metal Jacket

    7. Grace of the Fireflies

    8. Glory

    9. Letters from Iwo Jima

    10. Apocalypse Now

  4. phoenixgbr profile image63
    phoenixgbrposted 3 years ago

    Dr strangelove
    Great escape
    Dam busters
    Saving private Ryan
    Full metal jacket
    Apocalypse now
    Bridge over the river Kwai
    Independence Day

  5. gmwilliams profile image83
    gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago


    (1) From Here to Eternity w/Jeffrey Hunter
    (2) Platoon
    (3) Downfall
    (4) Stalingrad
    (5) Apocalypse Now
    (6) Hamburger Hill
    (7) A Time to Live And A Time To Die
    (8) Come and See
    (9) Saving Private Ryan
    (10) The Great Escape

    Other contenders-
    (11) Das Boot
    (12) The Longest Day
    (13) Paradise Road
    (14) Unbroken
    (15) Letters From Iwo Jima
    (16) Red Tails
    (17) The Victors
    (18) Miracle at Santa Anna
    (19) Sahara w/Humphrey Bogart

    1. Rod Marsden profile image73
      Rod Marsdenposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Das Boot about a German U-boat (submarine) crew is an interesting choice and also a top film.

    2. gmwilliams profile image83
      gmwilliamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, that was a great war movie which taught about the immorality of war.  So was Stalingrad.  Everyone should see Stalingrad.  It showed the utter cruelty and brutality of war.

  6. Eric Seidel profile image96
    Eric Seidelposted 3 years ago

    The Top Ten off the top of my head:

    Saving Private Ryan
    Beneath Hill 60 (WW1)
    Porkchop Hill (Korea)
    We Were Soldiers
    Bridge Over The River Kwai
    The Longest Day
    Kelly's Heroes
    Gettysburg (Civil War)
    Full Metal Jacket

    I highly recommend Kelly's Heroes if you need a laugh. I got memories of watching that movie as a kid with my dad.

  7. Kritee Mahanti profile image85
    Kritee Mahantiposted 3 years ago

    Can't name ten. But some of my favorites are:
    Saving Private Ryan
    Schindler's list
    Blood Diamond
    Body of Lies
    American Sniper

  8. Tusitala Tom profile image64
    Tusitala Tomposted 3 years ago

    In my opinion, and not in order of best to least best, the following spring easily to my mind
    Saving Private Ryan
    A Bridge Too Far
    The Longest Day
    The Cruel Sea
    The Dirty Dozen
    Where Eagles Dare
    The Battle of Britain
    The Battle of the Bulge
    Bridge on the River Kwai

    1. PhoenixV profile image64
      PhoenixVposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      So far this is looking like the best answer, just as my own personal opinion. I need to watch some of these movies that others have suggested, because I don't think I have seen some of them. Bridge on the River Kwai and Where Eagles Dare are great.

  9. lollyj lm profile image59
    lollyj lmposted 3 years ago

    I can't think of 10 that left a lasting impression.  There are two that hubby and I watch over and over.
    Saving Private Ryan
    We Were Soldiers

  10. profile image51
    Juno Smithposted 3 years ago

    300 (this is Sparta!)
    La Grance Vadrouille with Louis DE Funes (WW2 in France funny and interesting)
    http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=La+ … DB4A0701A2
    Letter from Iwo Jima
    Apocalypse Now
    The Last Samurai
    The Dirty Dozen (great memories with family)
    Independence day

  11. zoey24 profile image77
    zoey24posted 3 years ago

    1. Full Metal Jacket
    2. Pearl Harbour
    3. Platoon
    4. Saving Private Ryan
    5. Braveheart
    6. Schindler's List
    7. Independence Day
    8. The Last Samurai
    9. Black Hawk Down

    Argh! My minds gone blank and I can not think of a 10th one :-0


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