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hilsideser
02-17-2008, 08:24 PM
Von Ryan's Express.....

Baz
02-17-2008, 08:34 PM
<u>Das Boot</u> - unedited - in German.

Banjo
02-17-2008, 08:35 PM
Saving Private Ryan.

tony barnhill
02-17-2008, 08:50 PM
Any John Wayne movie!!

maynard
02-17-2008, 09:09 PM
Don't know if it really qualifies, but I really like Casablanca. Even the French looked and acted good!

Mickey Richaud
02-17-2008, 09:27 PM
Midway

And a bit of an obscure one: Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison

Steve
02-17-2008, 09:28 PM
The Great Escape. Tied for first place with A Bridge Too Far.

hilsideser
02-17-2008, 09:36 PM
...and the bike Steve McQueen drove over the wire fence was a what?

aerog
02-17-2008, 09:58 PM
The Longest Day comes to mind

Steve
02-17-2008, 10:49 PM
...and the bike Steve McQueen drove over the wire fence was a what?

I believe that was a Triumph.

hilsideser
02-17-2008, 10:56 PM
A Triumph made to look like a BMW

tony barnhill
02-18-2008, 10:06 AM
Somewhere I think I read that it was one of his personal bikes.

kyreb1862
02-20-2008, 05:11 PM
Loved Patton, Battle of Britain and the Longest Day.

Regards John

aerog
02-20-2008, 05:50 PM
<u>Das Boot</u> - unedited - in German.

I agree, except I really can't stand reading subtitles. I liked the director's cut version, but some of the dubbed voices were horrible! The first officer (I think) sounded like a cartoon character, some of the others were just not done very well.

That's one movie I really wanted to see in 70mm when it was re-released but they only had it at one theater at a night viewing in DC. Darn.

NutmegCT
02-20-2008, 06:23 PM
Das Boot - definitely.

But I can't ignore "The Best Years of Our Lives"

That is one heck of a fine WW2 story. And it takes place just after the Japanese surrender.

Tom

vagt6
02-20-2008, 06:46 PM
Don't make me choose a favorite war movie! /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/crazyeyes.gif I like so many.

"Saving Private Ryan" is certainly at the top of my list. Modern filming techniques (hand-held cameras at the beach landing scenes) render it one of the most realistic of all, I think. Great cast, too.

Being a Frank Sinatra fan, I'm fond of "Von Ryan's Express". Also, "The War Lover" with McQueen is a good one, too.

And of course, "Midway", a true block-buster. I first saw it in the theater in "surround sound" the first movie I can recall with modern stereo sound system.

Not a WWII film, but "The Blue Max" is also a fave. Starring a young George Peppard, it's about WWI flying aces. If you haven't seen it, do. The dogfight scenes are thrilling.

Love them war movies! /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/cheers.gif

TR6oldtimer
02-21-2008, 11:27 AM
"H.ell in the Pacific" starring Lee Marvin and Toshirō Mifune.

As a kid, I was inspired by movies like "Run Silent, Run Deep" and "Torpedo Run" to serve on submarines. When I joined the Navy they were not taking anyone wearing glasses, but a couple of years later they changed the policy. But by then, I figured that serving on a ship that intentionally sank itself for weeks on end was not for me.

Dennis
02-21-2008, 02:45 PM
Good choices, I also have to add in 12 O'Clock High with Gregory Peck. Another one of my favorites in addition to all the John Wayne movies..
Dennis

Nunyas
02-21-2008, 03:01 PM
I like too many to call any a favorite. However, I can say without any uncertainty that the one I DISlike most is "Flags of Our Fathers"... "Letters from Iwo Jima" is better, but barely; so it falls into my "second least favorite" slot.

bugimike
02-21-2008, 04:14 PM
There are so many great ones it is hard to pick <u>A</u> favorite. No-one has mentioned "A Walk in the Sun"! One of my favorites, along with "Sahara"!

PAUL161
02-21-2008, 06:15 PM
The 1957 film 'The Bridge Over The River Kwai" with William Holden, Alec Guinness & Jack Hawkins. And also Sessue Hayakawa as camp Commander.

Mickey Richaud
02-21-2008, 06:18 PM
The 1957 film 'The Bridge Over The River Kwai" with William Holden, Alec Guinness & Jack Hawkins. And also Sessue Hayakawa as camp Commander.

THANKS, PAUL! Now I've that cotton-pickin' whistlin' tune in my head all night!

(Good movie, though!)

Baz
02-21-2008, 06:21 PM
<u>Das Boot</u> - unedited - in German.

I agree, except I really can't stand reading subtitles. I liked the director's cut version, but some of the dubbed voices were horrible!
That version DVD should have the subtitles on/off option.
Movie is required viewing at submarine school, two recruits left IIRC. Only those who needed the extra pay or the stupid stayed. /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/whistle.gif

PAUL161
02-21-2008, 06:36 PM
<u>Das Boot</u> - unedited - in German.

I agree, except I really can't stand reading subtitles. I liked the director's cut version, but some of the dubbed voices were horrible!
That version DVD should have the subtitles on/off option.
Movie is required viewing at submarine school, two recruits left IIRC. Only those who needed the extra pay or the stupid stayed. /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/whistle.gif
From one old navy guy to another, Barry, did you stay? https://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g273/PJ161/A-Icons/happy0035.gif

Baz
02-21-2008, 06:41 PM
I needed the money.

PAUL161
02-23-2008, 09:20 AM
The 1957 film 'The Bridge Over The River Kwai" with William Holden, Alec Guinness & Jack Hawkins. And also Sessue Hayakawa as camp Commander.

THANKS, PAUL! Now I've that cotton-pickin' whistlin' tune in my head all night!

(Good movie, though!)

Mickey, I didn't want you to forget.https://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g273/PJ161/A-Icons/evilgrin0013.gif
https://cafetelve.imeem.com/music/xv991_GV/helmut_zacharias_bridge_over_river_kwai/
Helmut Zacharias Bridge over river Kwai

Mickey Richaud
02-23-2008, 09:53 AM
Gee, thanks!

Guess one good turn deserves another:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0qUExJjEJ8&feature=related

Enjoy! /bcforum/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/jester.gif

02-23-2008, 09:54 AM
As well as many of those mentioned, I have to add

The Dam Busters (but then I always feel sorry for the way Barnes Wallace got shafted in real life).
633 Squadron.
Stalag 17.
The Colditz story
Guns of Navarone.
Ice cold in Alex.

there are a ton more, but that'll do for now...

Basil
02-23-2008, 10:00 AM
Life is Beautiful

Twosheds
02-23-2008, 10:05 AM
Battle of Britain

TR6oldtimer
02-23-2008, 10:46 AM
What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?
Catch 22
The Pink Submarine

Shinsen774
02-24-2008, 07:18 AM
The Battle of the Bulge-Saw it in the theatre as a small child. Watch it everytime it's on TV. Henry Fonda, Telly Savalas, Charles Bronson, Robert Shaw, etc.

He!! is for Heroes is also good. I love the phone scene with Bob Newhart.

UltimateQuestion
02-24-2008, 10:24 AM
Command Decision - Clark Gable, Walter Pidgeon, Van Johnson
Kelly's Heroes - Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Caroll O'Connor, Donanld Sutherland, Don Rickles

DrEntropy
02-24-2008, 10:34 AM
"Stop hittin' me with those negative waves." :laugh:

bugimike
02-24-2008, 10:34 AM
...and the one everybody forgot...The Longest Day!!!

MadRiver
02-24-2008, 10:44 AM
Did anyone mention Battleground? Van Johnson, Ricardo Montelban. A true classic. Also didn't see any mention of the Memphis Belle! Another one not yet mentioned would be Empire of the Sun.

Also on my list would be Patton, Bridge too Far, Great Escape, Sands of Iwo Jima (Sgt. Striker!!!), River Kwai, Saving Private Ryan, Sahara, Guns of Navarone. List goes on and on! I grew up with this genere!

Twosheds
02-24-2008, 10:51 AM
I also kinda like <span style="font-style: italic">Murphy's War</span> because it's the only movie I know of in which the aircraft mechanic, Peter O'Toole, is the hero instead of being a Cheap Laughs Sidekick character.

But O'Toole's character teaches himself to fly at the end, so maybe it doesn't count.

TR6oldtimer
02-24-2008, 12:41 PM
The Caine Mutiny

Basil
02-24-2008, 12:44 PM
The Caine Mutiny

Ok, I'm not a history expert, but I'm pretty sure that wasn't set in WWII :wink:

Basil
02-24-2008, 12:46 PM
Memphis Bell

Not WWII, but cold war - Strategic Air Command with Jimmy Stewart.

martx-5
02-24-2008, 01:31 PM
The Caine Mutiny

Ok, I'm not a history expert, but I'm pretty sure that wasn't set in WWII :wink:

Sure it was. The Caine Mutiny. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Caine_Mutiny_%28film%29) You're thinking of 'Mutiny on the Bounty'.

martx-5
02-24-2008, 01:35 PM
Memphis Bell

Not WWII, but cold war - Strategic Air Command with Jimmy Stewart.

Basil, what's going on here... The Memphis Belle was a B-17 WWII Bomber. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memphis_Belle_%28film%29)

martx-5
02-24-2008, 01:45 PM
BTW, there are some really great flicks being mentioned here, and when any of them come on TV I will most likely watch it. But, if I really had to pick a favorite, the vote would have to go to <span style="font-style: italic">Das Boot.</span> It really doesn't seem to matter whether you watch it in German or English. Once you've seen it in English, watching in German makes it so much more real and authentic...if that's even possible. What a movie. :thirsty:

kennypinkerton
02-24-2008, 02:30 PM
I liked saving private ryan

bugimike
02-24-2008, 03:45 PM
I just watched Run Silent, Run Deep on the nostalgia channel, and thoroughly re-enjoyed that one too!! :thumbsup: (I also grew up on the genre!!!)

Basil
02-24-2008, 03:55 PM
The Caine Mutiny

Ok, I'm not a history expert, but I'm pretty sure that wasn't set in WWII :wink:

Sure it was. The Caine Mutiny. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Caine_Mutiny_%28film%29) You're thinking of 'Mutiny on the Bounty'.

You're right, I was thinking of "Mutiny on the Bounty" my bad...

Interesting tidbit on there about the Director of the Caine Mutiny and his "affiliations"

Basil
02-24-2008, 03:57 PM
Memphis Bell

Not WWII, but cold war - Strategic Air Command with Jimmy Stewart.

Basil, what's going on here... The Memphis Belle was a B-17 WWII Bomber. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memphis_Belle_%28film%29)

I know - I listed two movies....Strategic Air Command is the one I'm saying isn't WWII era - it's early cold war era (post WWII).

hottvr
02-29-2008, 07:39 AM
Love all those movies. Watched Sands of Iwo Jima last night.
Got to throw in my 2 cents for
"1941" John Belushi, Dan Akroyd, John Candy, Treat Williams, Warren Oats, Joe Flerrety (sp?),Ned Beatey, Robert Stack, Tim Matheson