good military movies?

Discussion in 'Other Weapons' started by akm47nagiont, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. akm47nagiont

    akm47nagiont New Member

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    Stuff you can get on dvd or at netflix
    I like enemy at the gates
    this is more because I ran out of good movies to watch
     
  2. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    Haha I'm in the same boat as you.
    "way of war" is pretty good, but you've really got to pay attention to it.
    I know for a fact it's on Netflix.
     

  3. unclebear

    unclebear New Member

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    I there with you guys, I've been watching band of brothers, the pacific, and all quiet on the western front for the past week... really need something (old) that I haven't seen
     
  4. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    The Dirty Dozen
    Saving Private Ryan
    Platoon
    Full Metal Jacket
    We Were Soldiers
    The Patriot
    Master and Commander

    Just to name a few.:D
     
  5. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    BTW, how was Enemy at the gates? I just ordered it on amazon, so no spoilers. :D
     
  6. almostgotme

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    Black Hawk Down is a favorite.
     
  7. Minionsram

    Minionsram New Member

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    To hell and back
    Staring Audie Murphy himself
     
  8. akm47nagiont

    akm47nagiont New Member

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    Just watched sniper 1 and 3 there okay both are on netflix
     
  9. akm47nagiont

    akm47nagiont New Member

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    it's pretty good by far my favorite sniper movie
     
  10. Snakedriver

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    For a gripping Vietnam tale that's somewhat close to reality watch "We Were Soldiers" with Mel Gibson & Sam Elliott. Based on a true story, it details the events in 1965 when the 1st Air Cavalry deployed to Vietnam and met with the enemy in one of the first big battles at a place called the Ia Drang Valley.

    Then read the book, We Were Soldiers Once..........and Young by Joe Galloway and Hal Moore for the whole real non-Hollywood story.

    A personal note: While I arrived many years later, my unit was the one that provided primary helicopter support and gunships during the batlle of the Ia Drang.
     
  11. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    Hamburger Hill is a classic!
     
  12. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Ditto on that with kick-butt surround audio,great flick!
     
  13. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I like this list too, but would add "The Longest Day", and Kelly's Heroes.
     
  14. theropinfool

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    I always liked "Rough Riders." Kinda westerny bout the spanish American war.
     
  15. akm47nagiont

    akm47nagiont New Member

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    How did you like it?
     
  16. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    I don't know, it hasn't gotten here yet. I literally ordered it 1 minute before I posted that. :D
     
  17. ktomes_340

    ktomes_340 New Member

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    Watch The Hunted w/Tommy Lee Jones and Benecio Del Toro. It's a good movie.:D
     
  18. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Couple of oldies-

    Zulu
    Breaker Morant
    Hope and Glory (civilian side of life in a war zone)
    Das Boot
    84Charlie Mopic


    There was also a series on PBS several years ago about a British EOD unit during WW 2 in England- "Danger UXB". I have the box set.
     
  19. mrm14

    mrm14 Active Member

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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmRRhxo0RHc[/ame]
     
  20. Gonzilla

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    Way back in ROTC, they advised us to see two movies that the Army considered worthy of a war film.

    - Pork Chop Hill w Gergory Peck was one and I forget the other. Primary/Secondary Target Lines etc. Personally, kinda liked The Thin Red Line.