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  1. das müffin mann

    das müffin mann

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    well im looking for a good war movie any suggestions?

    i've seen
    saving private ryan
    pearl harbor
    wind talkers
    the thin red line(sucked balls)
    Apocalypse now
    im sure there is more i just cant remember them atm
     
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    Full metal jacket was a classic, very good IMO.
     
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    how about schindlers list abit heavy duty but good.
     
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    schindlers list was great but gosh darn it was long, but it was well worth it

    i've only seen part of FMJ ill have to check that out

    keep um coming guys
     
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    Does it matter which war? If Revolutionary War is OK, The Patriot was awesome.
     
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    BLACKHAWK DOWN!!!!
    Awesome flick. I even got a little choked up watching it. I just wanted to start blasting things apart! Not only is the sound effects the best Iv ever heard but the WHOLE movie is a true story. The scene with the two snipers almost make me weep. It was so good I bought two magazines for my M14 the next day.

    Another movie thats good but not very known is one called "When Trumpets Fade". The music kinda sucks but the characters are VERY realistic and react as you would think a normal man would. Cult classic!
     
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    its not a movie but a tv series but "generation kill" is the best war bases show i have ever seen (and war movies are realy my thing), it is about 8 hrs in total tho but well worth it

    if not "we were soldiers" is a great movie (mel gibson about the vietnam war and the first air cav)
     
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    Seconded, my favorite war movie.
     
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    platoon?

    and i thought blackhawk down sucked big time - missed so many factual things out. which is disappointing when they do it for a bigger audience.

    But hey each to his/her own.

    And i agree Full Metal Jacket is freakin awesome!
     
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    I already replied to this quote but it didnt post! Odd.

    Anyways remember Blackhawk Down was a movie and not a documentary. Its more of a tribute than an educational film. It illustrated a situation that showed the courage we ask of our troops without any subliminal political backdrop. I read the book and saw the movie soon after and I agree they left out some really interesting things. However most people never knew the story of GARY IVAN GORDON and RANDALL D. SHUGHART. They only saw what the media got footage of AFTER the whole thing went down. The fact they won the Medal of Honor is a story the public should be shown even if the rest of the movie missed some details.

    Also the sound, impact and reaction of the gunfire was the best Iv ever seen. I can say this from personal experience with those arms.

    Full Metal Jacket is great but not realistic at all. Its was more of a caricature of the conflict but a damn good one.
     
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    The Guns of Navarone ; Letters from Iwo Jima (my all time faves)
     
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    Enemy at the gates is a great film great special effects story line not too much sloppy romance but a little not enough to ruin the film id definatly recomend you see this one.
     
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    ah yes enemy at the gates is totally amazing.

    And yes i agree with you mail man - when you look at it like that it does make it better.
     
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    In HS my teacher made us watch Tora Tora Tora and Apocalypse Now. I think my fav is Band of Brothers, Hotel Rwanda, and Black Hawk Down.

    Cant forget Dr. Strangelove!
     
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    Ummmm WileE the patriot was an American revolution film, not a civil war film


    well there always the oldies but goodies,

    ToraToraTora
    A bridge too Far
    Green Berets
    Patton
     
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    Dirty Dozen ... oldie but goodie ;)
     
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    Kelly's Heroes:
    June 23, 1970
    Starring:
    Clint Eastwood
    Telly Savalas
    Don Rickles
    Donald Sutherland
    Carroll O'Connor

    or


    A Bridge Too Far:
    June 15, 1977
    Dirk Bogarde
    James Caan
    Michael Caine
    Sean Connery
    Edward Fox
    Anthony Hopkins
    Hardy Krüger
    Laurence Olivier
    Robert Redford
    Maximilian Schell
     
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    you own an M14 thats a little excessive, mate here in the UK ive never needed a gun ever nor a weapon i guess its safer than i thought it was over here

    even so i would liek to mention Kellys Heroes sure its a comedy but one of the greatest war comedy ive seen yet!
     
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    Braveheart stereo types Scotland and has hardly any historical realism, FACT Braveheart dosnt have a battle of Sterling Bridge, including other anomalies.

    Its total tosh watch Rob Roy for a heart wrenching film about Scotland, its about the clans and the highland clearance. Rob Roy is an important member of Scottish history this film is about him and is very historically accurate. Its set in the 1700s i think.

    I actually cried it was that good!
     
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    Rob Roy is a much better film than Braveheart.
     
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    Der Untergang is a great movie
    (every thing is spoke, writen in german)
     
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    thats the one about Hitlers downfall right?
     

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