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    Top 10 Second World War films

    Top 10 Second World War films


    10 The Bridge on the River Kwai
    David Lean, 1957
    The lavish production that launched David Lean into the big league is grand, grown-up and full of both eye-popping set-pieces and moral complexity. Alec Guinness is the POW who helps his Japanese captor build a bridge for the Burma-Siam railway. Neither knows that British commandos are planning to blow the fruits of their labours sky high, thereby lending the entire project an epic, Sisyphean futility. Endlessly rewatchable.


    For the rest :

    Top 10 Second World War films - Telegraph

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    I'd go along with most of these . Maybe ' A Bridge Too Far ' could have made it or Von Ryans Express. I'm sure I've seen some bloody good war films but they have slipped from my memory. Nothing here from the war in the Pacific either ?

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    Bloody internet throws me off after number 4.What are the rest?

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    ^ for some reason the fourth image is a problem....just replace 3 with a five at the end of the url in your browser and you can continue with their list.

    IMO the best on the list is 'the thin red line'. exceptional film making.





    Last edited by raycarey; 30-10-2009 at 09:43 PM.

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    Two of those movies I haven't seen so DLing them now

    Surprised The Guns of Navarone and Dam Busters didn't get in there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bangyai View Post
    Nothing here from the war in the Pacific either ?
    Ooops .... Missed The Thin Red Line ....... I also had trouble getting the whole list.

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    Kellys heros...ace

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    Ahh, Kelly's Heroes that should be in the top ten


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    I would have put "Ice cold in Aex" and " Das boat" ( Original German version) ahead of Private Ryan any day...

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    The top ten list has to include 'The Longest Day'... Excellent dramatic rendition of the D-Day invasion...

    Another which focus' on the war in the Pacific is 'In Harm's Way'...

    Both should be on the must see list...

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    Wot no "Battle of Britain"

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    More:

    The Big Red One...

    The Great Escape

    Stalag 17

    Saving Private Ryan

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    Thin Red Line is my best; huge cast, beautiful cinematography and good dialogue.

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    For me it would be Band of Brothers (although that is a very very long movie) Saving Private Ryan, Thin red line, The longest Day, Battle of Midway, Letters from Iwo Jima and the sister movie Flags of our Fathers, Das Boot, Schindlers list, Casa Blanca.

    But I would have to mention also- Enemy at the Gates, All quiet on the Western front, The diary of Anne Frank, The cruel sea.

    There are more, but I think the ones mentioned here are all cracking good movies even though some are very disturbing and hard to watch.


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    ^ I thoroughly enjoyed the Band of Brothers series...

    Schindler's List was particularly disturbing...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muadib View Post
    ^ I thoroughly enjoyed the Band of Brothers series...

    Schindler's List was particularly disturbing...
    I agree, I have had in my collection for years but have only seen it once, I cant make myself look at it again, everytime I have it in my hand I end up putting it back on the shelf.

    In Band of Brothers it is not so much the movie, that is just real good and very well made, but what is disturbing is the comments by the real guys, at one time or other they almost all break and cry as they go back in time remembering what they went through, that is pretty tough to see to, those guys where real honest to God heroes and changed the life's for us all.

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    Platoon by Oliver Stone is a great movie.

    Any list that does not include All Quiet on the Western Front is incomplete.

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    All Quiet On The Western Front is a very disturbing film, but is set in WWI. The OP is Second WW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by withnallstoke View Post
    All Quiet On The Western Front is a very disturbing film, but is set in WWI. The OP is Second WW.
    Whoops! Thought it was just war films. Sorry.

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    I saw the Thin Red Line not so long ago and thought it no better than most of the other "yeehaa! We're Merkin Goddammit!" movies. 5/10

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    Battle of the Bulge

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKKBoet
    Thin Red Line is my best
    Quote Originally Posted by BKKBoet
    beautiful cinematography
    absolutely. some scenes are spectacular.

    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    "yeehaa! We're Merkin Goddammit!"
    what a bizarre interpretation.

    if anything it's an anti-imperialist, ant-war film. it eviscerates the notion that americans have any business killing people on the other side of the world.

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