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2020-09-20 8:19:04 PM  
 
2020-09-20 8:30:25 PM  
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2020-09-20 8:44:37 PM  
I have not seen the train and I don't watch Soviet cinema. 2020 is depressing enough without watching old stupidity.
 
2020-09-20 8:46:48 PM  
Carl Weathers has issues with your list.


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2020-09-20 9:22:46 PM  
Russian films have already been knocked. But 9th Company is a very good Afghanistan war movie

https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0417397/

/the soviet afghanistan, not the american one
//of course all the mistakes were the same
 
2020-09-20 9:36:37 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Recommend:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/84C_Mo​Pic


I saw that on public TV, I think, late at night and had no idea it was scripted. I thought it was actual footage.

It left a mark on me. In a terrible, horrible, effective, good way. I second your recommendation.
 
2020-09-20 9:56:52 PM  
Nice link to page 2, ya freakin moron
 
2020-09-20 10:22:34 PM  
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2020-09-20 10:38:11 PM  
I saw Gettysburg in the theater.  Kelly's Heroes is in my library
 
2020-09-20 10:41:22 PM  
i haven't met a war movie that hasn't put me to sleep
 
2020-09-20 10:43:23 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: i haven't met a war movie that hasn't put me to sleep


About a year ago I got to see Private Ryan in the cinema. Huge screen. Sound that rips your insides apart. Great experience.

Guy a few seats over fell asleep during a quiet part. Reacted how I imagine soldiers react when the bullets started flying.
 
2020-09-20 10:48:36 PM  

Gubbo: Dead for Tax Reasons: i haven't met a war movie that hasn't put me to sleep

About a year ago I got to see Private Ryan in the cinema. Huge screen. Sound that rips your insides apart. Great experience.

Guy a few seats over fell asleep during a quiet part. Reacted how I imagine soldiers react when the bullets started flying.


Yeah, that first scene was incredible. Reminded me that Spielberg is a great director. And the rest of the film reminded me that Tom Hanks was good for something other than Bosom Buddies.
 
2020-09-20 10:48:59 PM  

Gubbo: Dead for Tax Reasons: i haven't met a war movie that hasn't put me to sleep

About a year ago I got to see Private Ryan in the cinema. Huge screen. Sound that rips your insides apart. Great experience.

Guy a few seats over fell asleep during a quiet part. Reacted how I imagine soldiers react when the bullets started flying.


had a friend that would drag me to them.  saving private ryan, thin red line, troy - fell asleep in the theater for them all.  definitely a few others that i can't think of
 
2020-09-20 10:50:08 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Nice link to page 2, ya freakin moron


Did you make it to the 1st page? Is your emotional support peacock ok?
 
2020-09-20 10:51:14 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: had a friend that would drag me to them. saving private ryan, thin red line, troy - fell asleep in the theater for them all. definitely a few others that i can't think of


The Thin Red Line was pretentious film school bullshiat. Didn't see Troy. I don't think.
 
2020-09-20 10:54:11 PM  
https://www.tasteofcinema.com/2020/10​-​great-war-movies-youve-probably-never-​seen/2/

Link to the other page.

And F*CK 'Kelly's Heroes'...f*cking hippie during WW2? Would have been fragged in 10 seconds.
 
2020-09-20 10:56:01 PM  

Gubbo: Dead for Tax Reasons: i haven't met a war movie that hasn't put me to sleep

About a year ago I got to see Private Ryan in the cinema. Huge screen. Sound that rips your insides apart. Great experience.

Guy a few seats over fell asleep during a quiet part. Reacted how I imagine soldiers react when the bullets started flying.


Or people that have actually been shot at don't need to watch a cinematic version. Being shot at leaves a memory that film doesn't accurately portray.
 
2020-09-20 10:58:13 PM  

eurotrader: Gubbo: Dead for Tax Reasons: i haven't met a war movie that hasn't put me to sleep

About a year ago I got to see Private Ryan in the cinema. Huge screen. Sound that rips your insides apart. Great experience.

Guy a few seats over fell asleep during a quiet part. Reacted how I imagine soldiers react when the bullets started flying.

Or people that have actually been shot at don't need to watch a cinematic version. Being shot at leaves a memory that film doesn't accurately portray.


I more meant he yelled out shiat and ducked into his seat for cover.

Not intended to disrespect people who have actually been shot at.
 
2020-09-20 11:07:41 PM  

Gubbo: eurotrader: Gubbo: Dead for Tax Reasons: i haven't met a war movie that hasn't put me to sleep

About a year ago I got to see Private Ryan in the cinema. Huge screen. Sound that rips your insides apart. Great experience.

Guy a few seats over fell asleep during a quiet part. Reacted how I imagine soldiers react when the bullets started flying.

Or people that have actually been shot at don't need to watch a cinematic version. Being shot at leaves a memory that film doesn't accurately portray.

I more meant he yelled out shiat and ducked into his seat for cover.

Not intended to disrespect people who have actually been shot at.


No worries, it took a decade for me to be alright with fireworks on holidays. I work with people that get different with some stimulus. Weirdly the C-130s that use my house as a marker for a tree top valley run makes me happy now.
 
2020-09-20 11:27:11 PM  
More like anti-war movies. And who hasn't seen Kelly's Heroes? They should've put Cross of Iron in instead.
 
2020-09-20 11:41:13 PM  
Breaker Morant is a better version of Paths of Glory, imo. For films about colonialism little known among Americans, Zulu is also extremely good.
 
2020-09-21 12:02:42 AM  
I've seen 4 of them

Kelly's Heroes is friggin weirdly anachronistic because there's a hippy smack dab in the middle of World War II.  Not a beatnik, mind you - a full fledged hippy.
 
2020-09-21 12:04:12 AM  

Mugato: Gubbo: Dead for Tax Reasons: i haven't met a war movie that hasn't put me to sleep

About a year ago I got to see Private Ryan in the cinema. Huge screen. Sound that rips your insides apart. Great experience.

Guy a few seats over fell asleep during a quiet part. Reacted how I imagine soldiers react when the bullets started flying.

Yeah, that first scene was incredible. Reminded me that Spielberg is a great director. And the rest of the film reminded me that Tom Hanks was good for something other than Bosom Buddies.


Can you show the man  Where Tom Hanks touched you on the doll?
 
2020-09-21 12:06:10 AM  
COME AND SEE Trailer
Youtube UHaSQU-4wss


This one will damage your psyche but it's amazing.
 
2020-09-21 12:27:14 AM  
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2020-09-21 12:33:30 AM  

eurotrader: I have not seen the train and I don't watch Soviet cinema. 2020 is depressing enough without watching old stupidity.


The Train is worth seeing and it shows up on TCM often.

I'd also throw in The Lighthorsemen, about the WW1 battle of Beersheba
 
wee
2020-09-21 12:53:10 AM  
I was surprised The Siege of Jadotville wasn't on the list.

I would also submit The Beast for inclusion: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094716/​.  (Though IMDB calls it something else, my DVD merely calls it "the Beast".)  I can almost guarantee that fewer people saw The Beast than at least half of the films on that list.
 
2020-09-21 12:54:34 AM  
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence is an extraordinary movie, and Bowie was magnificent in it.  He really was a great actor when not typecast
 
2020-09-21 1:18:41 AM  

Bermuda59: eurotrader: I have not seen the train and I don't watch Soviet cinema. 2020 is depressing enough without watching old stupidity.

The Train is worth seeing and it shows up on TCM often.

I'd also throw in The Lighthorsemen, about the WW1 battle of Beersheba


I caught most of "The Train" on TCM a couple years ago, definitely worth watching.  For me "The Lighthorsemen" is more of an okay movie, but the attack on Beersheba is a great action sequence.  Perhaps the best mounted charge I've seen on film.

I'm surprised that "Gettysburg" and "Kelly's Heroes" made the list, I thought they were both pretty well known films.  I would have replaced at least one of them with Jean Renoir's "Grand Illusion."  I'll let TCM's Ben Mankiewicz explain the film's significance:

TCM 31 Days of Oscar 2015 Day 4 3of3 Grand Illusion (Intro)
Youtube yWIVSLGCbks
 
2020-09-21 1:20:03 AM  
 
2020-09-21 2:15:44 AM  

wee: I was surprised The Siege of Jadotville wasn't on the list.

I would also submit The Beast for inclusion: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094716/.​(Though IMDB calls it something else, my DVD merely calls it "the Beast".)  I can almost guarantee that fewer people saw The Beast than at least half of the films on that list.


The Beast is a good tanker movie.

For those with HBO, I might recommend these 3 movies.

When Trumpets Fade, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0135706/​r​eviews?ref_=tt_urv is a good look at the psychological toll and the grim burden of survival in WW2.

Conspiracy, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0266425/​?​ref_=fn_al_tt_3 which is a cold and terrifying quiet movie about the meeting where Nazi officials adopted the final solution

In Pursuit of Honor, https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113399/​?​ref_=nv_sr_srsg_2 technically not a war movie but about cavalry soldiers saving their mounts from destruction by the US army in the 1930s push for mechanization.  It is purported to be based on a true story but no records can be found and given mounted units persisted into the 1940s it seems unlikely.
 
2020-09-21 2:31:24 AM  

Magorn: Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence is an extraordinary movie, and Bowie was magnificent in it.  He really was a great actor when not typecast


this is the one i'm SO curious about. this sexy/creepy "very aryan" bowie is doing something to me....

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but are you kidding about "typecast"? for him that would be -skinny, druggie, super famous alien rock-star? maybe?

i feel he was always an impressive actor.

roles of note:

The Man Who Fell to Earth: alien

Just a Gigolo: ex-soldier gigolo

The Hunger: vampire musician

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence: soldier

Labyrinth: fantasy demon king

The Last Temptation of Christ: Pontius Pilate (a politician)

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me: (an odd) FBI Agent

Basquiat: Andy Warhol (an odd artist)

The Prestige: Nikola Tesla (an odd inventor)

hmm, perhaps "odd" is consistent. but he played tesla as more "normal" than we think the real man ever was. tesla had near crippling OCD manifesting as an utter hatred of "round things" like pearl earrings, women in general, human head hair, and germs, for example.

he wasn't a character actor, nor do i truly think he was "typecast". but i'd like to hear more of your ideas about it.
 
2020-09-21 3:04:27 AM  
There is a certain western bias to that list... One might think that no great war movies are made outside the US and Europe.
 
2020-09-21 3:56:06 AM  
I thought "Shaving Ryan's Privates" was OK but they took forever to get to the moneyshot.
 
2020-09-21 3:57:12 AM  

Snapper Carr: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/UHaSQU-4​wss]

This one will damage your psyche but it's amazing.


One of the best
 
2020-09-21 3:58:51 AM  

wee: I would also submit The Beast for inclusion


I remember when that one came out.  A buddy told me about a few scenes, and I crossed it off my list.

No thanks.
 
2020-09-21 4:03:45 AM  

Mugato: Gubbo: Dead for Tax Reasons: i haven't met a war movie that hasn't put me to sleep

About a year ago I got to see Private Ryan in the cinema. Huge screen. Sound that rips your insides apart. Great experience.

Guy a few seats over fell asleep during a quiet part. Reacted how I imagine soldiers react when the bullets started flying.

Yeah, that first scene was incredible. Reminded me that Spielberg is a great director. And the rest of the film reminded me that Tom Hanks was good for something other than Bosom Buddies.


I'm going to keep my opinions to myself, but you should hear what Wilson just said about your views.

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2020-09-21 4:08:09 AM  
T-34

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2020-09-21 4:16:29 AM  

studebaker hoch: T-34

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That was cool for the first 45 seconds. Then it just became annoying.
 
2020-09-21 6:03:26 AM  
I stumbled upon Black Book a few months ago. You know that one by one of the most famous and best directors of all time. The highest grossing Dutch film ever. What an amazing movie. Don't worry about the 3 hour+ length, it moves. Verhoeven's masterpiece and he's done Get Your Ass to Mars, Would You Like to Know More? and The Cop That Was Also a Robot.

I didn't finish this other (I think) Dutch movie about the WW2 bicycle troops. Forget the name but it was pretty good.

I don't know if I would recommend A Hidden Life. If you're a fan of Malick you've already seen it. Unlike Black Book you feel the 3 hours. It could definitely be cut down to 2 without losing any of its power. It's a fascinating true story with some truly heavy moments, but skip if you get motion sickness easily.
 
2020-09-21 6:36:02 AM  

wee: I was surprised The Siege of Jadotville wasn't on the list.

I would also submit The Beast for inclusion: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094716/.​(Though IMDB calls it something else, my DVD merely calls it "the Beast".)  I can almost guarantee that fewer people saw The Beast than at least half of the films on that list.


Yep.  Had a friend that went from medical student to instant muj due to lack of other rational choices when the Soviets invaded Afghanistan.  He had to walk out of that movie.  And not because it was a bad movie, or a poor portrayal of the kind of shiat that went down.  Quite the opposite.
 
2020-09-21 6:55:14 AM  

luna1580: Magorn: Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence is an extraordinary movie, and Bowie was magnificent in it.  He really was a great actor when not typecast

this is the one i'm SO curious about. this sexy/creepy "very aryan" bowie is doing something to me....

[Fark user image 391x308]

but are you kidding about "typecast"? for him that would be -skinny, druggie, super famous alien rock-star? maybe?

i feel he was always an impressive actor.

roles of note:

The Man Who Fell to Earth: alien

Just a Gigolo: ex-soldier gigolo

The Hunger: vampire musician

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence: soldier

Labyrinth: fantasy demon king

The Last Temptation of Christ: Pontius Pilate (a politician)

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me: (an odd) FBI Agent

Basquiat: Andy Warhol (an odd artist)

The Prestige: Nikola Tesla (an odd inventor)

hmm, perhaps "odd" is consistent. but he played tesla as more "normal" than we think the real man ever was. tesla had near crippling OCD manifesting as an utter hatred of "round things" like pearl earrings, women in general, human head hair, and germs, for example.

he wasn't a character actor, nor do i truly think he was "typecast". but i'd like to hear more of your ideas about it.


I saw that still at the top of the page and was sure it was a young Edward Fox. Kept trying to figure out which of his movies would be on this list.
 
2020-09-21 8:04:49 AM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Zulu is also extremely good.


Bermuda59: The Lighthorsemen,


Daedalus27: The Beast


All of THIS.
 
2020-09-21 8:09:28 AM  

Atomic Jonb: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: Zulu is also extremely good.

Bermuda59: The Lighthorsemen,

Daedalus27: The Beast

All of THIS.


I saw Zulu when I was really young. That battle scene is still stuck in my head to this day. Why the f*ck did I volunteer for the Army after that? I must be an idiot.
 
2020-09-21 8:17:53 AM  
Troma's War Trailer
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2020-09-21 8:24:07 AM  
I caught Flammen and Citronen a few years back. It was on IFC or a similar channel. Well worth the time to watch it.
 
2020-09-21 8:36:17 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Recommend:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/84C_Mo​Pic


Came here to say this.  Great film.
 
2020-09-21 8:40:34 AM  

luna1580: Magorn: Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence is an extraordinary movie, and Bowie was magnificent in it.  He really was a great actor when not typecast

this is the one i'm SO curious about. this sexy/creepy "very aryan" bowie is doing something to me....

[Fark user image 391x308]

but are you kidding about "typecast"? for him that would be -skinny, druggie, super famous alien rock-star? maybe?

i feel he was always an impressive actor.

roles of note:

The Man Who Fell to Earth: alien

Just a Gigolo: ex-soldier gigolo

The Hunger: vampire musician

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence: soldier

Labyrinth: fantasy demon king

The Last Temptation of Christ: Pontius Pilate (a politician)

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me: (an odd) FBI Agent

Basquiat: Andy Warhol (an odd artist)

The Prestige: Nikola Tesla (an odd inventor)

hmm, perhaps "odd" is consistent. but he played tesla as more "normal" than we think the real man ever was. tesla had near crippling OCD manifesting as an utter hatred of "round things" like pearl earrings, women in general, human head hair, and germs, for example.

he wasn't a character actor, nor do i truly think he was "typecast". but i'd like to hear more of your ideas about it.


In  a lot of his movies he often played a character not entirely " grounded in reality"  somehow ethereal, alien, not altogether a normal human being.  In  Lawrence he's a soldier...an Australian commando if I recall correctly..it's been a while, and he plays him utterly grounded, and it's a different performance that cool wickedly self-possessed character he often played


I was lucky to see him perform live twice.   Once was a massive open air arena, with NIN opening for him, and massive sets and costumes etc..full Rock God Mode.   But the other was when he did an impromptu 4-date small club tour in the middle of recording an album because he waned to "tighten up" the sound of his band by playing live a few times.  No sets or costumes just a couple hundred people in a bar and me 50 ft from the stage.  He still had that indescribable ...Charisma...but he also seemed human, vulnerable, even slightly nervous as he chatted with the crowd.  I felt like I was seeing the "real" him.

Felt similarly about his performance in Lawrence
 
2020-09-21 8:40:38 AM  

AquaTatanka: Mugato: Gubbo: Dead for Tax Reasons: i haven't met a war movie that hasn't put me to sleep

About a year ago I got to see Private Ryan in the cinema. Huge screen. Sound that rips your insides apart. Great experience.

Guy a few seats over fell asleep during a quiet part. Reacted how I imagine soldiers react when the bullets started flying.

Yeah, that first scene was incredible. Reminded me that Spielberg is a great director. And the rest of the film reminded me that Tom Hanks was good for something other than Bosom Buddies.

Can you show the man  Where Tom Hanks touched you on the doll?


In the taste in movies section of my brain?
 
2020-09-21 9:56:40 AM  

Medic Zero: More like anti-war movies. And who hasn't seen Kelly's Heroes? They should've put Cross of Iron in instead.


Cross of Iron is an *EXCELLENT* film.
 
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