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I dont have a single favorite war movie. my favorites are 300, Last of the Mohicans, Red Dawn, and Saving Private Ryan.
My favorite war series is Band of Brothers.

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Cross of Iron is pretty good, as well as Das Boot.

Most war films are all gung-ho Americana.
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Favorite series is Generation Kill
Movies:Don't got a favorite but Full Metal Jacket, Flags of our Fathers, Jarheadare good.
Also has no one seen the Hunt for Red October?(Not really a war movie.. but it was still awesome!)

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The Blue Max, great story, great music.
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Maybe I'm just wierd, but one of my favorite war movies of all time is Lawrence of Arabia.

One of them, anyway.

My actual favorites are Patton, The Longest Day, and Tora!Tora!Tora!

As great as some of the movies mentioned by my fellow Heretics are, I can't honestly call them favorites. I've a little too much emotion invested in a few of them. Example, Black Hawk Down. Excellent movie (the book is, like always, worlds better), but the thing is... I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when that actually happened. I was stationed at Eglin AFB in Florida and I was given an hour for chow, so being young and poor, I headed to the Mess Facility and got myself a decent lunch. No sooner did I sit down with my tray and prepare to start eating when the TV in the place (showing CNN) broke out of their normal coverage to show us all a bunch of happy, skinny third-world savages dragging the naked, dead body of an American soldier down a street, having a block party.

The entire place was stunned into silence, and I am pretty sure my lunch didn't get eaten.

Jarhead was cool, but I think Generation:Kill is out there a little too early. I can't form a valid, objective opinion about it because a lot of my friends are still involved in that whole shitstorm, so, again: I'm too close to it emotionally to give it a fair shot.

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Jarhead, only war moivie with no killing by the main character, and for pure realisticness it has to be Saving Private Ryan

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Kelly's Heroes! Tons of great actors. I always spend half the movie going "look how YOUNG he looks!" lol Love the plot and dialogue.

other tops: Full Metal Jacket, Troy, and Saving Private Ryan.

I fell asleep during "Kingdom of Heaven" Liam dies in the first 15 minutes and its crap from there on out.
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I'm sorry, but I couldn't help laughing at that. For being a war movie that is...

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Another good WW2 movie is Wind Talkers!!!! So much Thompson SMG blasting!!!! When I was 8 I use to watch Kelly's Heroes all the damn time xD. I liked the beginning and the line, "We got no booze" .
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Loads of Great (and NOT so Great!) films being mentioned!

Here are a few I am looking at now in my collection...(those not already mentioned of course!):

Bridge on the River Kwai
Attack Force Z
Catch-22
M.A.S.H.
The Dirty Dozen
The Battle of Midway
Memphis Belle
Operation Petticoat
Run Silent, Run Deep (someone was looking for sea-type films...)
Stalag 17
The Dogs of War
Breaker Morant

I love films and I love War films...anyone like my list?

ps. The Thin Red Line is one of the most brilliant movies EVER made...if anyone can't even consider it good or keep awake through it...you should be put up against the wall and SHOT!!!
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