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    CP suggested a thread about favorite war movies. I haven't watched enough to compile a list. I'd like to see lists from others, though. There's plenty of war movies on Cinema and Nova streaming apps.

    My favorite genre is Film Noir (I guess that translates from French as "dark film"). These are the movies that tend to be black & white, where the protagonist is often a private detective who gets in over is head, or some innocent slob who gets caught up in the criminal underworld and has to escape, with neon lights flickering through Venetian blinds, and dangerous fem fatales lurking to ensnare the star. Lots of atmosphere and usually some tongue-in-cheek clever dialogue.

    My list of some of the best ones:
    1) "Raw Deal"
    2) "Act Of Violence"
    3) "Out Of The Past"
    4) "Double Indemnity"
    5) "The Maltese Falcon"
    6) "Ride The Pink Horse"
    7) "The October Man"
    8) "Chinatown"
    9) "Desperate"
    10) "Woman On The Run"


    War movies ....

    "Where Eagles Dare" has always been a fave. Same with "Sahara". "Patton" was good.

  • #2
    Oh, one added note: With the exception of "Chinatown", the Film Noir list are all from the 1940s and 1950s. I say this because some were remade and the remakes often stink.

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    • #3
      Not actually a "war movie", but I have watched Hunt For Red October a zillion times.

      Stalag 17
      The Great Escape.
      Yeah, Patton - the very first movie I ever saw on one of those ginormous screens.
      The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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      • #4
        The Big Red One
        Dunkirk (2017)
        Bridge on the River Kwai
        The Dirty Dozen
        Run Silent, Run Deep
        Sergeant York
        Thirty Seconds over Tokyo

        The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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        • #5
          White Christmas, Father Goose and South Pacific.
          ~ Russell ("MelMak")

          "[Sing] and [make] melody in your heart to the Lord." -- Ephesians 5:19b

          Fight_spam!

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          • #6
            American Sniper
            Apocalypse Now
            Casablanca
            From Here to Eternity
            Full Metal Jacket
            Gallipoli
            Green Beret
            Inglorious Basterds
            Longest Day
            M*A*S*H*
            Midway (1976)
            Schindler's List
            Tora Tora Tora
            Von Ryan's Express
            War Horse

            I'm always still in trouble again

            "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
            "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
            "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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            • #7
              In no order of merit;

              2001 A Space Oddessy
              Battle of Britain
              Battle of The River Plate
              Dunkirk (2017)
              Full Metal Jacket
              Heat
              Inglorious Basterds
              Pulp Fiction
              Saving Private Ryan
              The Godfather Pts 1 & 2
              The Thin Red Line

              Not a film but hard not to mention; Band of Brothers
              When inventing a god, it is imperative to claim that it's; invisible, inaudible and imperceptible in every way. Otherwise - when it appears to no one, is silent and does nothing - intelligent people are liable to become sceptical.
              - Anonymous

              When asked why Omniscient and Omnipotent God, chose to burn alive the children of two Middle Eastern cities, came the reply;
              “His hands were tied.” - DaveTheApologist

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              • #8
                Star Wars.


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                • #9
                  Originally posted by The Melody Maker View Post
                  White Christmas, Father Goose and South Pacific.
                  Forgot about Shenendoah and possibly The Sound of Music.
                  ~ Russell ("MelMak")

                  "[Sing] and [make] melody in your heart to the Lord." -- Ephesians 5:19b

                  Fight_spam!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by The Melody Maker View Post

                    Forgot about Shenendoah and possibly The Sound of Music.
                    You saw the roguetech remix of the latter, right?



                    Here's a quick refresher:



                    I'm always still in trouble again

                    "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                    "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
                    "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by rogue06 View Post
                      You saw the roguetech remix of the latter, right?



                      Here's a quick refresher:


                      I liked the Director's Cut, where she fires a bazooka and then escapes in the tank.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Ronson View Post

                        I liked the Director's Cut, where she fires a bazooka and then escapes in the tank.
                        Technically it was a Soviet ISU-152 heavy assault gun, or armored self-propelled artillery, but...

                        I'm always still in trouble again

                        "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                        "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
                        "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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                        • #13
                          Are there any movies that you just can't watch, or have difficulty watching?

                          Mine are Hurt Locker and Black Hawk Down.
                          The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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                          • #14
                            Interesting - I came upon this...

                            15 Intense War Movies So Real, They're Almost Too Hard To Watch
                            • The Hurt Locker (2008) Director: Kathryn Bigelow. ...
                            • Saving Private Ryan (1998) Director: Steven Spielberg. ...
                            • Hacksaw Ridge (2016) ...
                            • Flags Of Our Fathers (2006) ...
                            • Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) ...
                            • American Sniper (2014) ...
                            • Inglorious Basterds (2009) ...
                            • The Pianist (2002)
                            The first to state his case seems right until another comes and cross-examines him.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Cow Poke View Post
                              Are there any movies that you just can't watch, or have difficulty watching?

                              Mine are Hurt Locker and Black Hawk Down.
                              A bad comedy. Deal of the Century, with Chevy Chase. Something in it hit way too close to home.

                              I'm always still in trouble again

                              "You're by far the worst poster on TWeb" and "TWeb's biggest liar" --starlight (the guy who says Stalin was a right-winger)
                              "Overall I would rate the withdrawal from Afghanistan as by far the best thing Biden's done" --Starlight
                              "Of course, human life begins at fertilization that’s not the argument." --Tassman

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